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Report: John Wall, friends kicked off plane in Las Vegas

John Wall and the members of his crew were kicked off a plane in Las Vegas this week after one of them threatened another passenger, according to a report. TMZ says Wall and his friends were on an American Airlines flight headed to D.C. Tuesday, but they were asked to leave the aircraft. Someone in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Hope To Have New Practice Facility Location By End Of Offseason

The Washington Wizards hope to have a new standalone practice facility location by the end of the offseason. “I’m hoping by the end of the offseason to make an announcement that says this is the place that we’re going to build it and how long it will take,” Ted Leonsis said. A new facility could potentially host the Wizards' D-League team in the future. “First priority...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three first round draft picks the Wizards should consider

With the Wizards’ recent heartbreaking series loss to the Hawks, all eyes are now on how Washington will build off of last season’s success. The Wizards have a few obvious needs that must be addressed through June’s NBA Draft for them continue to improve. Some of the major needs include finding a stretch four to space the floor, as well as a guard off the bench who can carry...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasual Butler wants to re-sign with the Wizards

After a surprisingly productive season with the Washington Wizards, journeyman forward Rasual Butler wants to re-sign with the team this offseason.Butler, 36, signed with the Wizards last year on a non-guaranteed, one-year deal. Due to injuries to Martell Webster and Bradley Beal, Butler stuck on and ended up being a major rotation player during the regular season, appearing in 75...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: point-guard acquisitions step-up during postseason

The Washington Wizards have never really been known to make huge, team-altering moves during the regular season. They have, however, been adding key pieces to a franchise that has advanced to the second round of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. Last year, it was Marcin Gortat, who was acquired by the Wizards from the Phoenix Suns. Two years before that, Washington traded...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce reportedly may leave Wizards for Clippers

Paul Pierce is in control of his future, and he may choose to continue playing basketball with a new team. Pierce signed with the Washington Wizards as a free agent last year and had an excellent season with them. He fit in seamlessly as a sixth man off the bench and provided much-needed leadership that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

  While Celtics fans would love to see Paul Pierce finish out his career in Boston, many seem to think that won’t be the case.   There’s reportedly a belief around the NBA that Pierce will opt out of his final season with the Washington Wizards to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday. The move would reunite Pierce with his...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Could Opt Out, Sign with the Clippers

Immediately after the Washington Wizards’ heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it seemed like veteran forward Paul Pierce was about to call it a career. Considering how Washington lost that game, this could have very well been a snap judgement by Pierce. NBA.com’s David Aldridge is now reporting that the feeling around the NBA is that...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal's contract situation is simple, but it could complicate things for the Wizards

This summer, the Washington Wizards can offer shooting guard Bradley Beal his first contract extension. They'd have his next few years of service locked in at a reasonable price for an up-and-coming young player, and John Wall's backcourt running mate wouldn't be a question mark.But with all of that said, is it actually smarter for the Wizards to wait until Beal's current deal runs...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat says this season was the 'toughest one from a personal standpoint'

The Washington Wizards saw two versions of Marcin Gortat this season. One was gregarious and engaging off the court and dominant on it. The other was a bit more reticent with the media and saw his playing time in the fourth quarter dwindle.With the Wizards' season over, Gortat admitted how tough the season was in his exit interview:“I would say in the eight years of my career,...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season That Was, And the Future That Will Be

The Graceful Exit. Part of a quote by Ellen Goodman that I won’t bother with making you read but if you click here and opt to read it for yourself, then you may understand its wisdom and how it pertains to the Washington Wizards. Being it my third time covering these exit interviews, I’ve noticed […] The post The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season...
Via Hoop District
9 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce considering retirement after brutal loss

The Truth may be ready to call it quits. Every great athlete faces the unenviable task of calling it quits at some point, and it is almost always a gut-wrenching decision. After an emotional season-ending loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, Washington Wizards small forward Paul Pierce admitted he isn’t sure he will play in the NBA next season. “I don’t even know...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Dealt with Illness in Game 6

With the Washington Wizards‘ season on the line, center Marcin Gortat was back in a familiar role. Just as he was quite a few times during the regular season and much like he was in Game 5 of the series, Gortat was watching the fourth quarter from the bench. As the Wizards fought for their season, and as Nene struggled against the Atlanta Hawks’ frontcourt, Wittman did not turn...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Wizards, Game 5: Real talk about a really bad game

Let’s get something straight at the outset: The Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards are good basketball teams. The Hawks won 60 regular-season contests. That takes talent. The Wizards have fought well in the playoffs with John Wall either out or battling injuries. Randy Wittman has coached far better than he did in the regular season. Mike Budenholzer was rightly recognized...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and May (hopefully June), we spend approximately 50 or so of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have […] The post Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4 appeared...
Via Hoop District
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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