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2016 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

After two seasons with series victories in the first round of the playoffs, the Washington Wizards fell back to a .500 record and missed the postseason in 15-16. Injuries contributed to the decline, especially a late season injury that knocked John Wall out of the final five games, but to expect a healthy season from this roster was unwise. Bradley Beal (27 missed games) and Nene...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Casually Troll Wizards on Twitter

WASHINGTON — Well, that was uncalled for. All was peaceful on the NBA front when it came to the Wizards, who haven’t played since the regular season ended for them on April 13. The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they haven’t played since they completed the sweep on April 24. So it was more than a little...
Via CBS DC
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Scott Brooks beat out President Obama for Wizards coaching gig?

During his final White House correspondents’ dinner on Saturday, President Obama joked about how he’ll spend his two years in D.C. post-presidency while youngest daughter Sasha finishes high school at Sidwell Friends. “You love sports; why don’t you volunteer to work for one of the teams around here?” Vice President Biden suggests in a video that played […]
Via DC Sports Blog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barack Obama "called" the Wizards about their head coaching vacancy in this video

The 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner was on Saturday in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama spoke to the audience, which consisted of political reporters, media agencies, and some celebrities. We shared with you earlier that John Wall attended with his mother, Frances Pulley. During the speech, President Obama made light of himself as he reflected on life after his presidency...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

American vacations and field trips made this Scottish university student a Wizards fan

Our fan spotlight series continues as we talk to Rory Connelly, a university student from the United Kingdom. Rory has never lived in Washington, but adopted the city as his first American sports town and never looked back! Wizards fans have grown to love their team in various ways. I'm the traditionalist. I lived in the Washington area throughout my entire life. I grew up in the...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall, Kendall Jenner hang at White House Correspondents Dinner

Show up in the Washington Wizards locker room after games and there's a good chance John Wall puts on a fashion show. The All-Star point
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Open court: Do any Celtics free agents fit Wizards?

A 48-win season for the Celtics have key free-agent key decisions to make this summer and CSNmidatlantic.com takes a look at who they are and how viable they'll be on the market.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wizards coach Scott Brooks thinks John Wall isn’t close to peaking

The NBA has become a point guard’s game, and Scott Brooks’s knowledge of the position is as deep as any person’s in the game. Undrafted out of UC Irvine, Brooks carved out a 10-year NBA career with a 5-foot-11 frame as a point guard for six different teams. He later spent six-plus seasons supervising the Oklahoma […]
Via Wizards Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks looks like good news for Otto Porter Jr. and Kelly Oubre Jr.

Among the reasons the Washington Wizards hired Scott Brooks as coach was his track record in advancing young talent. With the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooks played a significant role in developing Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka. The 2011-12 team that lost to the Miami Heat in the finals was one of […]
Via Wizards Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks: ‘John Wall Can be One of the Best Players in the League’

WASHINGTON — The Wizards’ new head coach is incredibly optimistic about his talented young backcourt. Scott Brooks, who coached stars such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City, has high hopes for John Wall and Bradley Beal. He joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Thursday morning, after being officially introduced...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ personnel changes could include vice president of scouting

  The Washington Wizards will look very different next season with new head Coach Scott Brooks, a fresh crop of assistants by his side, and an overhauled roster. Changes could also be made in the front office. The Philadelphia 76ers interviewed Wizards vice president of scouting Marc Eversley this week for a position under President Bryan Colangelo, […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards' #AskBrooks Twitter Q&A went just as well as you'd expect

Scott Brooks probably hasn't even seen his office yet at the Verizon Center.He was, after all, just hired by the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, taking over Randy Whittman's old post in what the franchise hopes to be a correction of course for a talented, underperforming team.Sufficed to say, Washington's wasted no time throwing the former Oklahoma City Thunder coach into the breach...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On Tim Duncan’s 40th Birthday, His 5 Best Games Against the Wizards

WASHINGTON — Tim Duncan has played 33 games against the Wizards in his storied career, and his San Antonio Spurs have come out on top in 27 of those matchups. Washington probably doesn’t feel too bad about it — Duncan and the Spurs have a winning record against just about everybody, having made the playoffs and compiled at least a .610 winning percentage in every season since...
Via CBS DC
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant on Brooks-to-Wizards theory: 'Ain’t really into theories’

Kevin Durant is happy his former coach Scott Brooks is back in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, but he isn’t buying the theory it was done to lure him in free agency. “I ain’t really into theories,” Durant told reporters Friday. “I’m focused on the Mavericks.” Kevin Durant did compliment the Brooks hire: "Happy for Scotty. Glad he's back in the NBA"pic.twitter...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Dudley Reportedly Wants to Return to Wizards

Keith Allison/ Flickr Jared Dudley wants to return to the Washington Wizards next season and he is seeking some security with a three-year deal. Dudley spoke to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post, expressing his desire to stay with the Wizards. “Going forward, I could definitely see me coming back,” Dudley told Castillo. “As I told some other reporters, I’m never anybody’s...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Brooks agrees to become Washington Wizards head coach

The Washington Wizards have agreed to hire Scott Brooks as their next head coach, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The deal will reportedly be worth $35 million over the next five years.Brooks, 50, coached the Oklahoma City Thunder for seven seasons before the team parted ways with him last summer. While he led the team to a Finals appearance in 2012...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Brooks named Wizards new head coach

Less than a week after firing Randy Wittman, it appears that the Washington Wizards have a replacement at head coach. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks will now man the bench in D.C. Scott Brooks has agreed to deal to become the Washington coach, league source tells @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal is the Most Overrated Player in Basketball

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 19, 2016. I don’t think Bradley Beal is all that good at basketball. Boom. I said it. Can we stop pretending this guy deserves a max contract over summer? I’m just not sure what the appeal is. His selling point is supposed to be his three-point shooting. And yes, 39.7 percent is solid on its face. But really...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoop District Video Diaries: Wizards vs. Hawks, 4-13-2016

The lasting memories you have of the Wizards likely won’t be of a team that knocked off the 4-seeded Hawks because it didn’t matter. It likely won’t be of a team who dominated the second half to the tune of 15 points from Ramon Sessions because it wasn’t John Wall. It likely won’t be of […] The post Hoop District Video Diaries: Wizards vs. Hawks, 4-13-2016 appeared first...
Via Hoop District
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly the front-runners to hire Scott Brooks

The Washington Wizards are definitely not trying to get off Scott-free in their search for a new head coach. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Monday, with the Rockets in the midst of a playoff series against the defending champion Warriors, the Wizards have emerged as the front-runners to hire former Coach of the Year Scott Brooks. The Wizards, meanwhile, remain in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards are favorites to hire Scott Brooks

The Washington Wizards may have found a new head coach and perhaps another bargaining chip to lure superstar Kevin Durant in free agency. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Washington is the front-runner to land former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, who has also received interest from Houston. @ESPNSteinLine engaged? Dwight already has his flight booked to Cabo next...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall reportedly ‘cursed out’ Randy Wittman, Wizards

The Washington Wizards took a step back this year, missing the postseason after winning a playoff series in each of their past two seasons. From the sound of it, frustration recently boiled over for John Wall. NBA analyst Peter Vecsey reports that Wall “cursed out” Wizards coach Randy Wittman and the team last week prior to Washington’s loss against the Detroit Pistons. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall bobblehead looks nothing like him

You’d think your own team would know what you look like, right? The Washington Wizards issued a bobblehead, shared on the team’s Twitter account, that looks nothing at all like John Wall. Last stop for #BobbleWall. Home sweet home. #WizHornets pic.twitter.com/Mu2M0X2ltq — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) April 10, 2016 For the record, this is what John Wall looks like:...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards can cite repeated injuries as a reason they didn’t reach their potential this season. However, they can’t point to injuries as the only reason they failed to make the NBA playoffs. The Wizards — if they wanted to have a realistic shot at landing Kevin Durant in free agency — needed to create the distinct impression that they were closer to winning the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s free agency ruined John Wall and the Wizards

John Wall and the Washington Wizards—a team of rentals so the front office can pursue Kevin Durant. Sounds dramatic. But it seems there is some truth around the idea when it comes to the 10th-place Wizards, a team never really in the conversation for the playoffs, lacking an identity and leadership. It’s one of the main points Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post makes in a...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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