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Wizards schedule about to get serious: 'We've had vacation'

Washington could be in serious trouble. Geoff Burke Washington PostThe Washington Wizards are 6-4 and in decent enough shape considering Bradley Beal's missed some time with a shoulder injury. But the team's schedule is about to get serious, and now more than ever they need to really embrace the small-ball tactics they entered the season hoping to deploy. Here's more from The Washington...
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PREGAME: Wizards vs. Pacers

Regular Season Game 11 Indiana (8-5) at Washington (6-4) November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Washington Radio: 99.1FM Last time they met was.. April 14, 2015 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis: Pacers 99, Wizards 95 (ot) READ: Game Notebook 81, Wizards at Pacers: Wiz Lose Battle For Futile Vengeance […] The post PREGAME: Wizards vs. Pacers...
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Washington Wizards Adapting to Randy Wittman’s New Offense

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes up for a dunk in front of Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) and Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) “He’s old school, but . . . he understands now that this is a players’ league,” the Washington Wizard’s John Wall...
Via The Sports Journal
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Martell Webster Undergoes Successful Surgery On Hip

Martell Webster has successful surgery to repair the labrum and damaged cartilage in his right hip. The procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, TN. Webster, who has not appeared in a game this season due to the injury, is expected to miss the remainder of the season for the Washington Wizards.
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Bradley Beal 'did a little' at practice, return date still up in the air

Bradley Beal's return should help the Wizards get back to their winning ways. Andrew D. Bernstein GettyBradley Beal has not played in an NBA game since he suffered a shoulder injury against the Atlanta Hawks nearly two weeks ago. Since, the Washington Wizards have experienced a mini tailspin. Outside of a blowout victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, there's been...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards' guard to have season-ending surgery

Webster can't seem to stay healthy. Carolyn Kaster APThe Washington Wizards are banged up. Bradley Beal has missed a couple games, Jared Dudley is still feeling his way into the action and Alan Anderson has yet to play a minute. And then there's Martell Webster, the injury-prone wing who's yet to suit up this season after playing only 352 minutes all of last year. Unfortunately...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 9, Wizards vs. Bucks: Life Comes At You Fast

Wizards 115 Bucks 86 November 17, 2015 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC ESPN Box Score They say “life comes at you fast”, a reactive phrase that’s commonly used to explain a harsh and/or perplexing experience of blindsiding reality. Sometimes this experience can confuse you to the point where one may even question their own existence […] The post Game Notebook 9, Wizards...
Via Hoop District
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Marcin Gortat was not thrilled that Randy Wittman called him out in the media

Last Friday, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman was not happy with his team after they were blown out by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Wittman criticized his team for their poor play and threw some shade towards center Marcin Gortat for only getting one rebound in the game. That of course rubbed Gortat the wrong way and he made it know that he was not thrilled that he was...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat hits back at Randy Wittman over public criticism

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was a primary target of coach Randy Wittman’s postgame criticisms on Tuesday, and he’s not particularly happy about it. After Tuesday’s 125-101 loss to Oklahoma City, Wittman ripped his players for being too soft, and while he didn’t name names, Gortat was clearly singled out. On Friday, Gortat defended himself...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal's Long-Awaited Breakout Season

Dubbed as the next Ray Allen coming out of college, former third overall pick Bradley Beal has fallen short of expectations through his first three seasons in the NBA. After averaging 17.1 points per game in his second season, most NBA experts and Washington Wizard fans were expecting Beal to take the next step into stardom during the 2014-15 season. Unfortunately, those hopes...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: John Wall Displays Hops with Bounce off Backboard Dunk in Warmups

John Wall is known for his defensive and passing skills, making it easy to forget the two-time All-Star has indeed won a slam dunk contest. Wall, who shies from the dunk in game, pulled out a quick one Saturday during pre-game warmups ahead of the Wizards game against the Orlando Magic. Wall gave the fans a small sample of his hops by throwing down a slam. Liftoff! #dcRising...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive Struggles Cause Washington Wizards Slow Start

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 6: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics on November 6, 2015 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Getty Images) Six games into the 2015-2016 NBA season, the Washington Wizards appear to have regressed from the elite defensive team they were a year ago. In fact, the Wizards are one of the league’s worst...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wittman blasts Wizards’ effort: ‘We’re too soft’

The Washington Wizards have lost four of their first seven games this season, are the fourth-worst rebounding team in the league, and rank 24th in net rating (clocking in at a putrid -7.1 points per 100 possessions). After a blowout 125-101 defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, head coach...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 7, Wizards vs. Thunder: Thunderstruck – DC Devestated By Hurricane Russ

Thunder 125 Wizards 101 November 11, 2015 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC ESPN Box Score The rain started falling in DC in the morning, but the Thunder struck at 7 pm. And unlike our typical 15-20 minute thunderstorms, this one lasted a full 2.5 hours and featured multiple spells of torrential downpours and throw downs […] The post Game Notebook 7, Wizards vs. Thunder: Thunderstruck...
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Kevin Durant hurts hamstring against Wizards

This was not the homecoming Kevin Durant was hoping for. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward suffered a left hamstring strain in the first half of OKC’s 125-101 victory against Durant’s hometown Washington Wizards. He finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the half, but did not return after suffering the injury. Kevin Durant holds his left hamstring after drive in second...
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Green Envy: what wizards fans said -- 11/7

Well, that escalated quickly. Yes, the Celtics got out of control fast, scoring forty points in the first quarter en route to a blowout 118-98 victory, and Wizards fans were les than pleased. What follows are the deranged thoughts of the same people who think Kevin Durant will give up playing with Russell Westbrook to play with John Wall; you have been warned.Top Three Our tears...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bradley Beal nails game-winning 3-pointer

Bradley Beal, who starred for Florida for one season before heading to the NBA, appears to be on the verge of stardom.  Through four games with the Wizards this season, the shooting guard is averaging 25.3 points a game.  Tonight, he nailed a game-winning 3 against the Spurs.  Bradley Beal = CLUTCH — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Catches Kawhi Leonard Sleeping on Defense

Kawhi Leonard may be the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, but he may need to know when playing John Wall and the Wizards, everyone is open, even when it appears they are not. Leonard found that out the hard way, when Wall caught him sleeping, fronting Wizards guard Bradley Beal. With a quick flick of the wrist Wall lobbed a pass right over the unsuspecting Leonard’s head...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards a ‘legitimate threat’ to sign Kevin Durant

We have already heard plenty of rumors about where Kevin Durant could end up if and when he becomes a free agent this summer, and the Washington Wizards are a team that seems to come up quite frequently. The Wizards believe they have a shot at signing Durant, as evidenced by their insistence upon keeping...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Washington Wizards

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Washington Wizards: 2014-15 Record: 46-36 Notable Acquisitions: Jared Dudley (Trade), Alan Anderson (FA), Kelly Oubre (Draft), Gary Neal (FA) Notable Departures: Paul Pierce Temperature Check: After a promising postseason run was derailed by an injury to John Wall, the Wizards chose to mostly stand...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards unveil new "Baltimore Pride" jerseys

From 1963 up until the 1972-73 campaign, the current version of the Washington Wizards franchise was known as the Baltimore Bullets.That came at a time when the city of Baltimore itself, much like the rest of the United States, was bogged down by societal warfare on the streets.The Baltimore riot of 1968 — an incident that was precipitated by the assassination of Martin Luther...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall donates $400K to D.C. child and family center

Washington Wizards superstar John Wall recently made an appearance at Bright Beginnings, Inc., a “nationally accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.” And while there, he donated a much-needed and greatly appreciated $400,000 to the center, which will be used to open a second...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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