DAKOTA — Fans who have been clamoring for the Washington Wizards to select Arizona guard Jaden Crawford on Friday have had their wish fulfilled.
Fanning said he would be interested in the position but said he wants more time with the team before making a decision.
He was asked by reporters Friday if he would have liked to play for the Wizards in the NBA.
“I’d like to go back and play for Washington.
I’ve had a great time there.
They’re a great team,” Fanning said.”
When I’m done with basketball, I want to go get my life in order.
I’m not going to be in the league forever.
I want my life to be together.”
Fanning has been one of the most vocal Washington Wizards fans in recent years, tweeting out images of himself posing with the Wizards logo on his chest.
He has been linked to the team in trade rumors and recently tweeted a photo of himself at the team’s facility wearing a Wizards hat.
After missing out in the 2017 NBA draft by five spots, the Wizards made a late push to snag Crawford.
He went No. 3 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Wizards signed him to a four-year, $45 million contract.
He is one of five players on the roster for the 2018-19 season.
The Wizards could have made the playoffs with Crawford, but the front office had other priorities.
Washington will start the 2019-20 season without a first-round pick.