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Sights And Sounds From Wizards Media Day 2016, Part 1

The Washington Wizards 2016-17 season went unofficially underway with Media Day on the eve of the team’s training camp on the campus of VCU. Here are is part 1 of the highlights from the three-hour event, broken down player by player as well as head coach Scott Brooks. Scott Brooks Brooks spoke on John Wall’s […] The post Sights And Sounds From Wizards Media Day 2016, Part...
Via Hoop District
54 minutes ago

Wizards' Marcin Gortat gets Polish Hammer tattoo

Wizards center Marcin Gortat once had a green basketball gremlin tattooed on his left shoulder. It was in tact when he left town for the offseason,
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

John Wall, Bradley Beal ‘Beef’ Seems Over, or Overblown

Monday was Media Day for the 2016-17 Wizards, which meant the new head coach, the many new players and the several returning core pieces were put to the task of answering all the hot-button questions of the summer. Chief among them: John Wall’s health after offseason knee surgery, the retooling of the bench, the addition of Czech prospect Tomas Satoransky, what the offense will...
Via CBS DC
1 hour ago

Wizards tickets will default to paper this season

After a few seasons of experimenting with paperless-only ticket options, the Wizards are going back to paper (by default). The Wizards’ preseason is now less than a week away. Season ticket holders will now receive their packages this week, if they haven’t already. Monumental Sports announced earlier this summer that the biggest change was the elimination of a print-at-home option...
Via Bullets Forever
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Wizards need to replace from the players they lost over the summer

The Wizards spent this offseason looking to get younger and more athletic at several positions. With the NBA evolving faster and faster, there were players on last year’s team that no longer fit the bill or the scheme that this team was trying to implement so the front office let them walk. Much has been made about what the Wizards are gaining with their new acquisitions, but let’s...
Via Bullets Forever
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What the Wizards can expect from Trey Burke this season

After a disappointing stint with the Jazz, can Trey Burke revive his once promising career with the Wizards? Just three years ago, Trey Burke looked like he was going to be the next great NBA point guard. After a stellar career at the university of Michigan where he was the 2013 National College Player of the Year, Burke has underachieved in his first three seasons with the Utah...
Via Bullets Forever
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nothing to see here: John Wall, Bradley Beal try to squash talk about on-court ‘dislike’

On Monday, Washington Wizards guard John Wall was asked how he would describe his relationship with backcourt mate Bradley Beal. “We’re just two competitive people,” Wall started off by saying. Later during his media day session when Beal was pitched the same question, he flatly responded: “It’s great.” Then, Beal paused before lobbing back the query to a room full […]
Via Wizards Insider
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gortat didn't show at Wizards media day to talk about the past

The 2015-16 season wasn't the best of times for Marcin Gortat. With so many changes within the Wizards organization, the big man is now all about embracing the hopefully bright future.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
18 hours ago

Is averaging 20 shots a realistic goal for Bradley Beal?

If Bradley Beal is healthy enough to play a full season, that'll only be half the battle as the Wizards will rely on him to be more of a weapon on offense. 
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 hours ago

Questions linger as ‘new team’ gathers for Wizards media day

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi followed a team aide to the various photo backdrops set up across the practice court. On Monday morning, he was asked to pose like an emoji, lip sync to a Justin Timberlake song, smile then grimace with and without a basketball — as well as meet 17 new teammates for the […]
Via Wizards Insider
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wall to be limited at Wizards' camp, no timeline to play

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards guard John Wall will be limited at training camp after undergoing knee surgery over the summer and the team has no timeline for his return. The 26-year-old All-Star says he's feeling great and has been able to play 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 with teammates. Coach Scott Brooks doesn't know if Wall will play in any preseason games. Wall and Brooks insist...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Kelly Oubre will compete with Otto Porter for starting SF

It appears the Wizards will have a position battle starting with training camp which will begin on Sept. 27. Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said Wednesday that Kelly Oubre will have a chance to battle Otto Porter for the starting small forward position. “Definitely it’s going to be a healthy competition,” Brooks told Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. “We also have...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago

Wingin’ It: Can Otto And Oubre Hold Fort As The Wizards’ Wing Men?

The wing position requires the most versatile of players. Wing men are not guards nor are they post players. With the position being so unique, it requires the skills of all others. The 3-man has to be shifty with the ball in his hands, finish at the rim, be a knock-down shooter, play lock-down defense, […] The post Wingin’ It: Can Otto And Oubre Hold Fort As The Wizards’ Wing...
Via Hoop District
5 days ago

Scott Brooks reacts to John Wall Cowboys jersey controversy

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall caused a bit of a stir over the weekend by wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey to a Washington Redskins home game, and his head coach chimed in on the controversy Tuesday. Wall, a lifelong Cowboys fan, attended Dallas’ 27-24 win over the Redskins on Sunday sporting the blue and white and drew the ire of many of his local Washington fans for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall wore Cowboys jersey to Redskins home game

John Wall has been a Dallas Cowboys fan his whole life, and playing basketball in the nation’s capital is not going to change that. On Sunday, Wall showed up to the Washington Redskins’ game against the Cowboys — which was in D.C. — wearing an Emmitt Smith throwback jersey. #DallasCowboys fan @JohnWall repping that throwback @EmmittSmith22 today for #DALvsWAS pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks: ‘I don’t see our team having a problem with chemistry’

Scott Brooks reclined in a folding chair inside the Washington Wizards‘ practice facility. He was dressed casually in gray shorts and an athletic shirt as if at any moment he would jump into a pick-up basketball game. He looked relaxed, smiling often. Certainly, with training camp a few weeks away, Brooks must have had concerns — but least among […]
Via Wizards Insider
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards unveil new uniforms (PHOTOS)

The Washington Wizards will be sporting new alternate uniforms for the 2016-17 season, and they’re more fitting for the Bullets, with a pretty great “America” theme. The uniforms feature a more classic feel, but the stars-and-stripes design on the sign makes them look a bit modern as well. We'll wear the Stars and Stripes for our Military Series pres. by @LeidosInc Pre-order...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Games to Watch

Last Saturday marked exactly two months until the Washington Wizards open their season against the Atlanta Hawks. As we start counting down the days, let’s look at a few key games for the Wizards this season: vs Cleveland Cavaliers (November 11th) The 2016 NBA Champions will visit the District early in the season this year. Last year the Wizards managed a 2-2 split with the Cavs...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Steps for a Washington Wizards Playoff Berth

No one expects the Washington Wizards to win the Eastern Conference next year, or to even place in the top four. However, the Wizards don’t need to go above and beyond to improve from last year. By succeeding in these four steps, the Wizards will be playing extra basketball come April. 1) John Wall Has a Breakout Season Coming off a summer where he had surgeries on both knees,...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall on Bradley Beal: ‘We have a tendency to dislike each other’

This is exactly what the Washington Wizards brass wants to hear less than two months after signing Bradley Beal to a five-year, $128 million max deal. Fellow back-court star John Wall spoke out about his relationship with Beal recently — comments that shouldn’t make Wizards fans feel all cozy. “I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall: Bradley Beal and I ‘dislike each other on the court’

When the Washington Wizards selected Bradley Beal with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, it was said that the team had the potential to have the best backcourt in the NBA. But they’ve been anything but. Beal has struggled to stay healthy, playing in 55 games last season, and failing to play in more than 73 during any of the first four years of his career so far. Yet for...
Via The Sports Daily
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wizards' Quiet, Confusing Offseason

At this time last summer, the Washington Wizards were on the way up. All-star point guard John Wall led the Wizards to their second straight playoff trip, and while the Wizards were bounced in the second round for a second straight year, they battled down to the wire with the Atlanta Hawks without John Wall for three games. They bowed out to the Hawks after a late Al Horford rebound...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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