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When Will Bradley Beal Take the Next Step for the Washington Wizards?

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards stands on court against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Anthony Davis was always the consensus number one pick in the 2012...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How the loss of Paul Pierce affects the Washington Wizards

In a slightly lesser version of the “I’m Coming Home” campaign, Paul Pierce decided to return to his hometown of Inglewood, California and join the Los Angeles Clippers. The irony is that this signing barely improves the Clippers, however, simultaneously weakens Pierce’s former squad. The Washington Wizards ooze of young talent and athleticism, especially in their backcourt...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley Undergoes Surgery To Repair Herniated Disc

The Washington Wizards announced that forward Jared Dudley had successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Dudley will begin the rehab process immediately and is expected to return in approximately three to four months. “During our discussions with Jared and his agent, Mark Bartelstein, we were made aware that he played with pain for a significant part of...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall ready to fill leadership void

After losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, star point guard John Wall knows that it's on him to be the leader of the Washington Wizards going forward.Here's what Wall told Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post:“It’s all on me now. I feel like it is,” Wall said. “Going into my sixth year and having three great veterans in Trevor Ariza and Al Harrington...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says ‘no way’ he could play for Lakers

After spending this past season with the Wizards, Paul Pierce is returning home to play for the Clippers, signing a three-year deal worth $10 million. Growing up in California, there’s little surprise Pierce was a Lakers fan during his childhood. They had the mystique, storied past, Hall of Famers, and championships while the Clippers were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiz: Summer League Wrap

They had a horrible weekend to begin play and didn’t make the Summer League playoffs, but the Wizards had a strong finish in their final three games in Las Vegas. The highlight was the sensational play of rookie Kelly Oubre, who was consistently the best player on the court… by a long shot. The scoring and rebounding are obvious, but according to NBA stats. Oubre set a Las Vegas...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall on free agent market: ‘I’m getting the same amount as Reggie Jackson’

The NBA’s salary cap increase has been a complete gamechanger on the free agent market this offseason. The opulent sums being doled out to player after player have many a non-free agent feeling undervalued. One such individual is Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Speaking with Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post on Tuesday, Wall...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards: All Eggs In Durant Basket

After a day off to get over a bad weekend of basketball, the Wizards resume Las Vegas Summer League play on Tuesday afternoon against the Dallas Mavericks. Much like teams geared up for the “Lebron” free agency, the Wizards and most of the Association have dreams of Kevin Durant taking his talents to their city a year from now. League Executives Expect Kevin Durant To Re-Sign...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizard’s rookies show promise in Summer League debut

The Washington Wizards met the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas for their summer league opener and their first competitive action since a season ending loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the NBA playoffs. For many Wizards fans it was the first time to see Washington draft picks Kelly Oubre and Aaron White in action, but it was Jarrid Famous who stole the show early for Washington...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Tweets To Catch Up On Wizards Free Agency

Courtesy of Kevin Broom, one of the smarter Wiz watchers I know. (Note: “PPA” stands for Player Production Average, which is a stat Broom developed.) Finally had a few minutes to look at #Wizards FA/trade acquisitions. — Kevin Broom (@Broom_Kevin) July 10, 2015 Dudley was a great pickup. Traded nothing for a solid SF that provides insurance for Porter/Oubre and preserves...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs shift focus to Kevin Seraphin

Kevin Seraphin could be the next target of the Dallas Mavericks after they have likely missed out on signing DeAndre Jordan, reports David Aldridge. After reports that the Clippers were meeting with Jordan on Wednesday, Cuban began to notify the Mavericks’ front office that they would not be getting Jordan.  They are in need of a center and Seraphin could be the next call that...
Via Hoops-Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: It’s Porter Time

Free agency is underway and one thing is certain: the Washington Wizards will be without the Truth. Paul Pierce chose to sign a three year deal worth $10.6 million with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite with coach Doc Rivers. The departure of Pierce leaves the team without the veteran leader who brought an old school toughness to the organization. Yet there doesn’t seem to be...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ford of ESPN grades the Wizards’ draft

Washington Wizards Round 1: Kelly Oubre (15, via Atlanta) Round 2: Aaron White (49) Grade: A- The Wizards swung for the fences on this one, giving up the No. 19 pick and two future seconds for Oubre. I think Oubre has as much upside as any wing in the draft. He’s got great size, is a good athlete, has potential to be an elite defender and a good shooter. His basketball IQ is very...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Pierce to turn down Wizards' player option

All signs point to Paul Pierce returning this fall for an 18th NBA season, though where the 37-year-old will be playing is anyone’s guess. The Washington Post and ESPN.com both reported over the weekend that Pierce plans both to play next season and to pass up his $5.54 million player option with the Washington Wizards, making him a free agent. If Pierce does indeed decline...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return next season, maybe not with Wizards

The Truth is not retiring just yet. Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is “set on” returning for a 18th NBA season, citing “a person with knowledge of the situation.” Castillo also writes that it’s not yet certain which team Pierce will play for, although he lists the Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers as possibilities...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari tells Colin Cowherd to back off on John Wall

We’ve chronicled time and time again on how ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd has harped on the Washington Wizards’ John Wall for his famous (or in Cowherd’s opinion infamous) Dougie dance that occurred five years ago! It’s gotten to the point where fellow ESPN’ers have gotten sick of the strange obsession. Well, count Wall’s former coach at Kentucky, John Calipari, as...
Via Awful Announcing
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday and they included names you would expect to see like Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. Among those absent was John Wall, who had a message for voters. More Motivation…Keep Sleeping !! — John Wall (@JohnWall) May 21, 2015 Harden and Curry were absolutely deserving of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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