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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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Gary Neal Signing Grade

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Brandon Hartman: Wizards Homer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2.1 million While some teams have been busy trying to spend big money on the shiny and expensive diamonds of the free agent market, the Washington Wizards have quietly gone about their business searching for hidden gems in the salvage pile. A day after making a strong...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Poised to Profit from Rising NBA Salary Cap

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 21, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The NBA salary cap jumped from roughly $63.1 million season to between $67.1 and $69 million for the 2015-16 NBA season, and it is expected to skyrocket to $89 million in 2016-17 and...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Jared Dudley Trade Grade

Oct. 28, 2014 – Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Brandon Hartman: Washington Homer at Hoopstuff… Washington Wizards trade a future second round and use a trade exception for the Milwaukee Bucks Jared Dudley. Just 24 hours after losing starting small forward and locker room leader Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Washington Wizards front office...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Welcome Kelly Oubre Jr.

The Washington Wizards traded their No. 19 pick, along with two future second-rounders in last week’s draft to the Atlanta Hawks, and moved up four spots to select Kansas forward Kelly Oubre Jr. The Wizards saw Oubre fall to No. 15, and pounced on the opportunity to add the much-needed wing depth to their roster. With Paul Pierce’s imminent free agent departure and with the jury...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Wizards Acquiring Jared Dudley

Needing to regroup after Paul Pierce spurned them for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Washington Wizards have at least found one solution in trading a protected second-round pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for versatile forward Jared Dudley. The Wizards used their larger trade exception with the maximum of $4.625 million to acquire Dudley. Initially looking at the good and bad of this...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce leaves for L.A., what’s next for Wizards?

On Monday July 1, the first day of free agency, Paul Pierce opted against signing with the Wizards to return to his hometown Los Angeles and sign with the Clippers. Pierce’s deal is for $10.8 million over three seasons and reunites him with his former coach, Doc Rivers, with whom he won a championship with on the Celtics in 2008. Pierce was an important cog in the Wizards’ rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Clippers will sign Paul Pierce

The Truth is headed to Hollywood. According to Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Paul Pierce will sign a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. League source says Clippers will sign Paul Pierce. — Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) July 1, 2015   TNT’s David Aldridge reports the deal is worth $10.5 million over the three years. Pierce, 37, spent 15 seasons with...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards Offer Paul Pierce Two-year Deal with Team Option

The Washington Wizards remain “increasingly optimistic” in re-signing the savvy veteran forward Paul Pierce, according to multiple reports. The team contacted Pierce immediately once the NBA free agency begin. Washington hopes to bring Pierce back to man the coveted stretch-four position. A role he successfully played during this past postseason, as the Wizards advanced to the...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards aren't expected to trade Nene

Washington Wizards big man Nene is no stranger to trade rumors, but it doesn't appear he'll be changing teams this offseason. Nene will be on the final year of a deal worth $13 million this season, but he may be tough to move this offseason.Here's more from J. Michael at CSN Washington: The Wizards, CSNwashington.com has confirmed through two persons with knowledge of the situation...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman says Wizards need a better stretch 4

After a strong season and a nice run in the playoffs, the Washington Wizards will most likely make small tweaks to their roster instead of large overhauls. Given their lack of flexibility under the salary cap, the Wizards will probably make small additions in free agency.What does Wizards head coach Randy Wittman think the team needs in order to become more competitive against the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards: Free Agency

NBA free agency begins on Wednesday. The Wizards are limited, but Paul Pierce could return and tops their wish list. Morning tip: Where Wizards stand with 5 'openings' entering free agency http://t.co/CnbIUtfE2a #WizardsTalk #NBA @CSNWizards — J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) June 30, 2015 ROSTER The Wizards have eleven players under contract, if you include rookie Kelly Oubre. Nene’s...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards trade up to take Kelly Oubre in first round of NBA Draft

The Washington Wizards made the first trade of the night, moving the 19th overall pick and two future second round picks division rival Atlanta Hawks, getting back the 15th overall pick in return. That pick yields Kelly Oubre, a 19-year-old wing player who went to Kansas. Washington has traded for No. 15 and will select Kelly Oubre, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards GM Grunfeld: We're going best player available in draft

The Washington Wizards may be in a difficult position when it comes to the NBA Draft. At pick No. 19, they may not have someone on their draft board who they are enamored with. Or, they might have too many prospects they like. That's not different from most teams on draft day, but the Wizards are standing firm on what their approach to the draft will be.Here's more on the strategy...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Bradley Beal to Play in NBA’s First Game in Africa

View image | gettyimages.com Washington Wizards budding star Bradley Beal has been added to a list of players who will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa this summer. Beal, who averaged 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists during the Wizards playoff run to the second round, will play for the Team World captained by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers to...
Via KCM Sports
25 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Cowherd will be talking about John Wall’s Dougie until the end of time

Wizards PG John Wall and a group of friends were escorted off a plane in Las Vegas recently when one of Wall’s friends got into an argument with a fellow passenger.  In spite of the Las Vegas police department saying no arrests were made and there was “nothing remarkable or notable” about the situation, it still presented an opportunity for Colin Cowherd to take part in his...
Via Awful Announcing
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 28, 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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