WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Revisiting the Wizards’ disastrous Richard Hamilton - Jerry Stackhouse trade

When Jerry Stackhouse isn’t busy with his work as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors, he maintains a pretty active an interesting Twitter account. On Friday he retweeted a tweet that featured this video featuring highlights from a performance in 2001 where he scored 28 points against the Washington Wizards. What makes the video and the tweet he RTed particularly interesting...
Via Bullets Forever
37 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Back with Wizards, Marcus Thornton says, “We should be a team to be reckoned with”

Marcus Thornton played just 14 games with the Washington Wizards last season, but over that short time, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard expressed great interest in coming back to the team. Part of the reason, Thornton said, was because he felt Wizards’ front office personnel were forthright in communicating with players. Both he and the club […]
Via Wizards Insider
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron White signs two-year deal with Zenit St. Petersburg

Aaron White, the Wizards’ second round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft will not be joining the team for the 2016-17 season. He’s signed a two-year deal with a player option and buyout clause for the second season, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic and Eurocupbasketball.com. The report doesn’t come as much of a shock. White played significantly better in the 2016 Summer...
Via Bullets Forever
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Can the Wizards Conjure in 2016-17 and Beyond?

There was a long-standing sentiment among Wizards fans that centered around one man that they believed was a major factor in the future fortunes of their team. Heading into 2015-16, Washington was facing a fork in the road and it centered, primarily around this one man – Kevin Durant. Instead, that one person probably should have been Randy Wittman. Neither is currently in Washington...
Via The Lottery Mafia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Wizards' draft pick arrested on assault and drug charges; AK-47 found

Former Wizards' draft pick Glen Rice Jr. was arrested in in Georgia on July 25 on charges of felony robbery, aggravated battery and marijuana
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Glen Rice Jr. charged with felony robbery, accused of beating ex-NCAA player

Glen Rice Jr. was arrested on July 25, after allegedly beating up a former NCAA basketball player reports TMZ. The former Washington Wizards guard is alleged to have broken former Tulane point guard Jordan Callahan’s jaw after a dispute in Georgia in a Kroger parking lot. Rice Jr. reportedly grabbed a bag from his car and ran away following the incident. Police eventually caught...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beal: ‘Stress Reactions and Injuries are Way Behind Me’

WASHINGTON — Quick. If somebody says “Bradley Beal,” what’s the first word you think of? Pretty good chance the answer was “injuries.” Or “hurt.” Maybe you thought “Wizards,” “basketball,” “guard,” “contract” or something else, but it’s hard to disassociate the 23-year-old shooting guard from his checkered health history. As he prepares for his fifth...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards re-sign guard Marcus Thornton

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards have re-signed reserve guard Marcus Thornton. General manager Ernie Grunfeld announced the move Thursday, calling Thornton ''a proven veteran who gives us experience and scoring off the bench and will add depth at the two-guard position.'' Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season after signing...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal Got An Inch Taller This Summer

Bradley Beal might be a bit overpaid at this stage in his career – the market dictates what the market dictates, but $128 million for a player who’s never been an All-Star is a lot - though it’s important to remember that the former Florida star is young. Really, really young.  The Washington Wizards’ shooting guard is so young, in fact, that he’s still growing. Literally...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: How Ian Mahinmi will fit on the Wizards, and checking in on the Mystics at the Olympic break

Before we talk about this week’s episode, YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. It will change your life, and if you don’t, you won’t understand a lot of the references in this week’s episode. In the first half of the show, Jake Whitacre and Lyndie Wood talk about this summer’s big signing: Ian Mahinmi. They take a look at where he fits on the roster, since the team already...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ernie Grunfeld is confident Bradley Beal and John Wall can be NBA's best

Ernie Grunfeld knows the future is very bright for the Wizards now that Bradley Beal is signed on for a long-term deal.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' success starts and ends with Wall-Beal combo

With Bradley Beal signing a new contract, the importance of Beal and John Wall's relationship has never been more paramount.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards announce re-signing of shooting guard Bradley Beal

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards say they have re-signed shooting guard Bradley Beal. The team did not announce the terms of the deal Tuesday, but the AP reported this month that Beal agreed to a five-year contract worth $128 million. Beal, 23, was a restricted free agent. The No. 3 overall draft pick in 2012, he averaged a career-high 17.4 points in his fourth season...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks has a plan to keep John Wall and Bradley Beal healthy

For a few days last October, during his year off from coaching after six-plus seasons as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Scott Brooks was a guest of five-time NBA champion Coach Gregg Popovich at Spurs training camp. Brooks, who was hired to replace Randy Wittman as coach of the Wizards in April, plans to bring some of what […]
Via DC Sports Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Has a Giraffe Now

WASHINGTON — Anybody who has kept up with Wizards center Marcin Gortat and his antics, especially in the offseason, won’t be surprised to learn he now has a giraffe, apparently. Per his Twitter account, Gortat now owns a giraffe and two horses. So know i Have giraffe And two horses…. One day they will be a champs !! 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎 pic.twitter.com/OVV6tVZK48 — Marcin...
Via CBS DC
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Not Campaigning for 2017 All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — If Washington, D.C. and the Verizon Center become hosts for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, it will be unsolicited and perhaps even unwanted by Washington Wizards’ leadership. The Washington Business Journal reports that team officials have not expressed interest in hosting the game, which includes a week of festivities and economic boon. The team did not offer any...
Via CBS DC
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky preparing for ‘a lot of changes’ in step up from Spain to Wizards

Tomas Satoransky was participating in Olympic qualifying with the Czech Republic national team recently when he learned, finally, he would be playing for the Washington Wizards this season. But unlike the Wizards’ other additions since the start of free agency early this month, the 6-foot-7 guard not only must get acclimated to new teammates but […]
Via Wizards Insider
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Satoransky, Wizards finalize deal to bring him from Spain

WASHINGTON (AP) Guard Tomas Satoransky has signed with the Washington Wizards. The team announced the deal with their 2012 second-round draft pick Thursday, without revealing the financial terms. Earlier this month, the Wizards and Satoransky agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the move who spoke on condition of anonymity at the time...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 keys to the Washington Wizards making the playoffs

The Washington Wizards had an underwhelming season where they finished 41-41 and missed the playoffs after qualifying two years straight, This was a drop off year for them to say the least. But it is never too early to look at what the Wizards can do in order to make the playoffs next season based off of their performance from last season. This year the Wizards will be coming in...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why John Wall respects Kevin Durant’s decision

During the third quarter of the Wizards’ summer league game against the Hawks in Las Vegas on Sunday, John Wall joined the NBA TV broadcast team of Steve Smith and Kevin Calabro to chat about his offseason and an eventful first two weeks of free agency around the league. When asked about Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden […]
Via DC Sports Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Yes, Black Lives Matter!': Wizards’ Bradley Beal wades into debate over police killings

Wizards guard Bradley Beal joined the chorus of Washington athletes wrestling with the proper response police shootings on social media late Thursday night. And as with some of his predecessors, Beal prompted a disappointed response from some fans who didn’t like his approach. “#blacklivesmatter,” Beal tweeted around 2 a.m., with a fist emoji and a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly decline option on Drew Gooden

The Washington Wizards have reportedly declined a team option on forward Drew Gooden, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Vet big man Drew Gooden is bound for the open market, league sources say, with a cap crunch forcing the Wiz to relinquish his 2016-17 option — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016 After signing free agents...
Via KCM Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris criticizes Kevin Durant for signing with Warriors

On one side, you have people who respect Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors and give himself the best chance at winning a championship. On the other, there are those who think he took the easy way out and was afraid of adversity. Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris clearly belongs to the latter group. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Morris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets, Nene agree on a one-year deal

Free agent center Nene Hilario agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The contract is worth $2.9 million. I am honored to become part of the Houston Family!! Thank you for the opportunity and LETS GO ROCKETS!!! — Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) July 6, 2016 Nene, 33, spent the past four-and-a-half seasons...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

The Washington Wizards were unable to land Al Horford in free agency. That came after the team didn’t even get an opportunity to sit down with native son Kevin Durant. It’s been a somewhat frustrating past few days for a team that struggled to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Attempting to do whatever they can to improve a roster that surprisingly missed...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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