Wizards vs. Hawks preview: Washington opens regular season in Atlanta

Game Info When: Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. ESTWhere: Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GATV: CSN Washington / Fox Sports Southeast / NBA League PassRadio: WFED 1500 Wizards Radio App Injury Report The Wizards should have everyone available except for Ian Mahinmi, who won’t be back until at least late November. For the Hawks, Tiago Splitter is out and Mike Scott is a game-time...
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Evaluating what Wizards need from starting 5 to succeed in 2016-17

The new season begins for the Wizards on Thursdsay at the Atlanta Hawks (CSN, 6:30 p.m.). While coach Scott Brooks hasn't made his starters official,
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Fratello: Wizards a ‘Gray Area’ Team

The Wizards season starts Thursday, and with the first game comes a bundle of expectations. A disappointing 2015-16 campaign resulted in a 41-41 record and an early summer absent of playoff basketball. The two seasons prior, Washington won 44 and 46 games, advanced through the first round of the playoffs and lost in six games in the second round. In each of those three seasons, the...
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Charles Barkley is driving the Wizards’ bandwagon again

The Wizards will tip-off their season Thursday in what could be a “chippy” game against the Hawks in Atlanta. With a new coach in Scott Brooks and a healthy (for now) back court in John Wall and Bradley Beal, Washington is looking to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus. Perhaps no one is more confident that the Wizards […]
Via DC Sports Blog
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Lionel Hollins on how the Wizards can become a threat again

The former NBA coach was a guest on the Sports Junkies Wednesday, and he outlined a plan for the Wizards and John Wall to become
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
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Previewing the Wizards’ 2016-17 bench players under Coach Scott Brooks

With Coach Scott Brooks providing new leadership, the Wizards are expected to take a more defensive approach during the 2015-16 season. We examine the players’ new roles under Brooks. G Trey Burke AGE: 23| YEARS: 3 | HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 191 2015 PPG: 10.6 | RPG: 1.8 | APG: 2.3 | FG%: 41.3 COLLEGE: Michigan | ACQUIRED: […]
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Why a rare timeout helped Wizards Coach Scott Brooks find his way back to the court

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — It’s his final weekend at home before his first training camp as coach of the Washington Wizards, and Scott Brooks chooses the 9-iron. He’s on the fourth hole at a golf course named Pelican Hill, a postcard-perfect vision of Southern California. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and somewhere […]
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Wizards focus on posting up Wall, Beal against smaller guards

Sporadically, John Wall would post up smaller guards last season. It didn't become a staple of his game, however, and Bradley Beal didn't do much
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Wall, Beal say they're on same page, ready to lead Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) With only one ball John Wall and Bradley Beal know they have to share it. The dynamic backcourt duo is standing squarely in the limelight and need to coexist successfully for the Washington Wizards to get back to the playoffs. Wall is healthy again after having surgery on each knee, and Beal is fresh off signing a $128 million, five-year contract that ranked among...
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What the first ten games of the regular season will tell us about the Wizards

No one said it was going to be easy, but jeez, the schedule gods surely have no love for the boys from the capital It seems like the Washington Wizards have been a mediocre team for years now. They have usually had a decent amount of talent on the roster, but they have never been able to climb out of the middle of the pack. The first place most go to when it comes to blame is the...
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Gilbert Arenas Reportedly Strapped For Cash As $111 Million Contract Expires

Bryan Altman After earning over $160 million in his 12-year NBA career — including eight seasons with the Washington Wizards — Gilbert Arenas is reportedly already having financial difficulties, according to TMZ. Arenas signed a six-year, $111 million contract with the Wizards in 2008 that has been paid out over the last eight years. The problem for Arenas is that the last payment...
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Who Needs Draft Picks? Wizards Keep 4 Rookies

The Wizards have taken some heat in recent seasons for a willingness, almost eagerness, to part with their draft picks. They have sent two first-round draft picks to the Phoenix Suns in the past three years, netting Marcin Gortat (in exchange for the 18th pick in the 2014 draft, which became Tyler Ennis) and Markieff Morris (in exchange for the 13th pick in the 2016 draft, which...
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25 predictions for the 2016-17 Washington Wizards season

Before the start of each new season, we come out with a list of predictions about the upcoming Wizards season. Most of the time, we get too optimistic and wind up being very disappointed (especially last season) but every now and then, we get something right. Feel free to add your own predictions or tell us why the ones we made are wrong in the comments. PLAYER PREDICTIONS 1. 2016...
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Washington Wizards add three undrafted rookies to the final roster

On Friday, the Washington Wizards announced what would be their final cuts from the preseason roster, thus finalizing the roster for the 2016-17 season. Among the names of the players that made the final cut were four rookies, three of which were long-shots as they all went undrafted in last summer’s NBA draft; Sheldon McClellan from Miami, Daniel Ochefu from Villanova and Danuel...
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Key Takeaways from the Wizards Preseason

The Wizards open their season this Thursday night in Atlanta when they take on the Hawks. For those that missed the preseason, here is a look back at each of the Wizards’ seven preseason games. vs. Heat: L, 95-106 The Wizards kicked off their preseason slate with a home game against a different Miami Heat ... The post Key Takeaways from the Wizards Preseason appeared first on Hoop District.
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What's next? The Wizards have alphas with no omegas

It is a common fact that in order to be a championship contender in the NBA, a team must have at least two star players. Two players, through will and skill, lead their teams through troubled quarters with self-sufficient scoring runs all the way to the Promised Land. The list of notable pairs is too long for this, but I’m sure you can come up with some on your own. I’m going...
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Tomas Satoransky Looking to Find Role in Wizards’ Backcourt

Wizards’ fans will be introduced to a new face in the backcourt this season, as their 2012 draft pick (32nd overall) will make his debut with the club. Tomas Satoransky has played five years for CB Sevilla of the Spanish ACB League, prior to being drafted by Washington. After the draft, he signed on for ... The post Tomas Satoransky Looking to Find Role in Wizards’ Backcourt...
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Observations from the Washington Wizards’ preseason finale

The Washington Wizards wrapped up their preseason schedule Friday night with a 119-82 win against the Toronto Raptors, getting at least 15 points from each member of the starting lineup. Several players, including John Wall and Bradley Beal, called the performance the team’s most complete of the preseason. Among the statistics of note were nearly 58 […]
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Wizards know path back to playoffs starts on defense

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall remembers how good of a defensive team the Washington Wizards were when they made the playoffs in 2014 and 2015 and wants defense to be the foundation they use to get back to the postseason. With new coach Scott Brooks preaching a defense-first mentality, Wall, backcourt mate Bradley Beal and the Wizards appear ready to buy in. As much as Washington can...
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Wizards center Ian Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The team said Saturday he had surgery a day earlier for a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Mahinmi was hurt in Thursday's exhibition game against Philadelphia. He signed a $64 million, four-year deal in the offseason. The 29-year-old player...
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WATCH: Joel Embiid does in between legs dunk

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas Jayhawks product Joel Embiid with the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, and he’s gone on to play exactly zero regular-season games in the NBA. The seven-footer has dealt with foot injuries that derailed his first two seasons, and now of course the 76ers have another top draft pick that is dealing with a serious foot injury of his own...
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