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Wizards vs. Mystics recap: Washington gets mashed by bottled up Phoenix squad

Okay. The Mystics got their butts handed to them by the Phoenix Mercury, 93-77 on Sunday night. That was going to happen to someone, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. This is the best team in the Association from my perspective. The Good News When the Mystics are running set plays, they are on. En Fuego, ON.  All of sudden, they have a youth advantage, I know, it is counter...
Via Bullets Forever
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Wizards should look for with a third big man

Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris represent the entirity of the Wizards interior options. More will come, but getting the right type of big man is key.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal tells the Wizards 'show me the money!'

Bradley Beal made it clear to the Wizards it was going to take a max deal to keep him in Washington. That reminds Lou Holder of an iconic movie moment.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards expected to offer Bradley Beal a max contract

Bradley Beal has already stated his desire to be paid like a max player, and it sounds like the Washington Wizards are willing to make that happen. The Washington Post’s Jorge Castillo reports that the Wizards are expected to offer Beal a max contract when free agency begins in July. For Beal, a max contract would be for five years and pay him around $22 million next season. What’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards expect to offer Bradley Beal five-year max deal

WASHINGTON — The Wizards have reportedly already decided to extend guard Bradley Beal a five-year max deal when free agency begins on July 1, according to Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post. The deal will cost the Wizards $22 million next season, according to figures Castillo provided: The Wizards are expected to offer Beal a five-year deal for the maximum amount allowed under...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards will offer Beal max contract

Bradley Beal said last week he deserves a maximum contract and if the Washington Wizards couldn’t meet that requirement then he might go elsewhere. The Wizards heard Beal loud and clear and will reportedly offer him a five-year, max deal this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent. From Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: The Wizards are expected to offer Beal a...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards To Offer Max Five-Year Contract To Bradley Beal

The Washington Wizards are expected to offer Bradley Beal a five-year deal for the maximum amount when free agency begins on July 1st. Based on the $92 million salary cap projection teams are working with, a max contract would pay Beal around $22 million next season because he could just under 25 percent of the cap amount as a four-year veteran. Beal earned $5.6 million last season...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards expected to offer Bradley Beal a five-year max deal, according to report

There's been plenty of debate among Wizards and NBA fans about whether or not the Wizards should give Bradley Beal a max deal this summer. But from the looks of things, it looks like the debate is already over inside the Wizards' front office, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: The Wizards are expected to offer Beal a five-year deal for the maximum amount allowed...
Via Bullets Forever
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For Wizards, $23 million for Bradley Beal is the price of NBA free agency

Bradley Beal has not refrained from publicly quantifying his worth with free agency looming this summer.  Last week, he restated that he believes he deserves a maximum contract. He hopes and expects the Washington Wizards will offer it. He wants to stay in Washington, but acknowledged he will look elsewhere if the Wizards do not […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Wizards' Morris detained at Philadelphia Airport

WASHINGTON (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport and then released. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because Morris was not charged. The person did not specify why Morris was detained. The Wizards said in a statement they ''spoke with...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris detained at airport on suspicion of marijuana possession

It looks like the drama with Markieff Morris didn’t quite end with his trade out of Phoenix. According to a report by John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com on Thursday, the Wizards forward was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on suspicion of possessing marijuana in his bag. Wash Wizard Markieff Morris detained @ PHL Int. airport today when “suspected marijuana” allegedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Markieff Morris detained at airport, questioned about marijuana in luggage

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday after marijuana was found in his party’s luggage. Morris, who was with family, was released after interrogation. According to CSN Philly, an investigation is “ongoing.” The website cited law enforcement officials. “We spoke with Markieff earlier today and will continue...
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady jokes: ‘If Bradley Beal is a max player, I’m coming back’

If Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal gets a max contract this summer, former NBA player Tracy McGrady is going to come out of retirement. “If he’s a max player, I’m coming back,” McGrady said on ESPN’s The Jump, tongue in cheek. Tracy McGrady just now on ESPN's The Jump, asked about Bradley Beal: "If he's a max player, I'm coming back." — Abe Schwadron (@abe_squad...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Wizards' vets can do to better locker room culture

Who knows what the Wizards will do in hopes of improving their roster this offseason. But there are plenty of things the returning core can
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal believes he deserves max deal, hints at leaving Wizards if they don't pay up

Bradley Beal has yet to play a full 82 games during his first four years in the league. He's coming off an injury-plagued campaign that limited him to a career-low 55 games.But the Washington Wizards shooting guard doesn't believe his injury woes or a mediocre production should limit his earning potential. Beal thinks he's a max player and will leave the Wizards if they're not willing...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal: 'I feel like I'm a max player'

Bradley Beal believes he’s a max player and he’s making no bones about saying so publicly. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post quoted the Washington Wizards guard, who made it very clear what kind of money he was looking for. “I feel like I’m a max player and that’s what I’m looking for. If Washington can’t meet that requirement then I may be thinking elsewhere...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal wants to stick with Wizards…for the right price

It’s hard to imagine Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards split up this summer, but it sure sounds like a possibility if the Wizards make a mistake. Beal is only 22 years old but has proven in a short time over his brief four years in the Association he’s worth a max deal. This week he told the Washington Post‘s Jorge Castillo it’s what he expects from the organization...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal reiterates that he will seek a max contract this summer

Talk to a Washington Wizards executive about the franchise’s future and Bradley Beal is included as a foundational piece alongside John Wall in the back court. The assumption is Beal and Wall will have at least a few more years to grow together and help propel the Wizards to heights not reached since the Carter administration. […]
Via Wizards Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards need to keep Bradley Beal

In 2015-16 the Washington Wizards were one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA. They went from being tenths of seconds away from forcing overtime in game six of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals in 2014-2015 to an injury riddled setback year in which they completely missed the playoffs. After the frustrating season the Wizards quickly decided to shake things up by firing...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Have Almost No Chance of Keeping 1st-Round Pick

WASHINGTON — Without looking at the math or the history, it’s obvious the Wizards will have a difficult time keeping their first-round pick in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery. The pick is top-nine protected, and the Wizards had the 13th-worst record in the NBA this past season. Because only the top three picks are determined by lottery and the remaining 11 are determined by win...
Via CBS DC
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards are going to be ok

Two seasons ago the Washington Wizards were two wins away from the Eastern Conference finals. After a sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards took the No. 1 seed Hawks to six close games despite John Wall missing time and playing through a broken wrist. The series may have been extended even longer, as Paul Pierce released and made what appeared to be a game-tying-season-saving...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall undergoes surgery on both knees

Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall has only missed eight games to injury over the past three seasons. This came after three injury-filled years to start his NBA career. That’s the good news for fans in D.C. The bad news? Wall just underwent surgery on both of his knees after his Wizards team concluded a disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Here’s an official press release from...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
27 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
April 21, 2016  |  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
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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