The Washington Wizards signed first-round draft pick Richard Hamilton to a three-year deal worth just over $5.9 million, ending a delay that began when Connecticut All-America fired his agent.
"This guy is famous now but he's going to be a hell of a lot more famous when he helps the Wizards win the championship," owner Abe Pollin said Tuesday.
"We're out to have a very competitive team," Pollin said. "We are going to be in the playoffs this year."
The Wizards also announced Tuesday that they signed second-round draft choice Calvin Booth from Penn State.
Hamilton, drafted seventh overall this year, had agreed to a three-year, $5.9 million deal in July, but fired his agent before it was signed.