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WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wizards: Taking The Next Step

As we wait and wait as the NBA takes a full week off before the NBA finals, lets take a look at what lies ahead for our Washington Wizards Of course the big news is Kevin Durant potentially “coming home”. But even if he does, that is still a year away. Kevin Durant Will "Go Home To DC" According To Anonymous NBA Player – http://t.co/qRBxsrBVhE pic.twitter.com/8gCctl2dDz ...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
22 hours 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Big 2014-15 Wizards Recap: They Came, They Saw, They Were Okay

Here with your semi-regular look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Context is a funny thing. Context is what enables you to say the Wizards were better this season than last, despite that they were eliminated from the playoffs in the same game (Game 6) of the same round (Eastern Conference Semifinals) by the same seed (No.1) on the same day (May 15)...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Way To Paul Pierce’s Heart May Be Through His Stomach

Paul Pierce is approaching legend status in D.C. His fiery leadership, playoff buzzer beaters, and playoff near buzzer beaters have stolen the hearts of Wizards fans after just one season in the district. It would be a shame to see him go into the wide plains of retirement, or the Clippers, with so much unfinished business left with the Wiz. Luckily for the team and its fans, a man...
Via Food and Sports
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three first round draft picks the Wizards should consider

With the Wizards’ recent heartbreaking series loss to the Hawks, all eyes are now on how Washington will build off of last season’s success. The Wizards have a few obvious needs that must be addressed through June’s NBA Draft for them continue to improve. Some of the major needs include finding a stretch four to space the floor, as well as a guard off the bench who can carry...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasual Butler wants to re-sign with the Wizards

After a surprisingly productive season with the Washington Wizards, journeyman forward Rasual Butler wants to re-sign with the team this offseason.Butler, 36, signed with the Wizards last year on a non-guaranteed, one-year deal. Due to injuries to Martell Webster and Bradley Beal, Butler stuck on and ended up being a major rotation player during the regular season, appearing in 75...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: point-guard acquisitions step-up during postseason

The Washington Wizards have never really been known to make huge, team-altering moves during the regular season. They have, however, been adding key pieces to a franchise that has advanced to the second round of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. Last year, it was Marcin Gortat, who was acquired by the Wizards from the Phoenix Suns. Two years before that, Washington traded...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

  While Celtics fans would love to see Paul Pierce finish out his career in Boston, many seem to think that won’t be the case.   There’s reportedly a belief around the NBA that Pierce will opt out of his final season with the Washington Wizards to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday. The move would reunite Pierce with his...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season That Was, And the Future That Will Be

The Graceful Exit. Part of a quote by Ellen Goodman that I won’t bother with making you read but if you click here and opt to read it for yourself, then you may understand its wisdom and how it pertains to the Washington Wizards. Being it my third time covering these exit interviews, I’ve noticed […] The post The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season...
Via Hoop District
14 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce considering retirement after brutal loss

The Truth may be ready to call it quits. Every great athlete faces the unenviable task of calling it quits at some point, and it is almost always a gut-wrenching decision. After an emotional season-ending loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, Washington Wizards small forward Paul Pierce admitted he isn’t sure he will play in the NBA next season. “I don’t even know...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Dealt with Illness in Game 6

With the Washington Wizards‘ season on the line, center Marcin Gortat was back in a familiar role. Just as he was quite a few times during the regular season and much like he was in Game 5 of the series, Gortat was watching the fourth quarter from the bench. As the Wizards fought for their season, and as Nene struggled against the Atlanta Hawks’ frontcourt, Wittman did not turn...
Via KCM Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Posts Awesome Pre-Game Message on Facebook

Ahead of their pivotal Game 6 matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat set the mood for the game via social media. The “Polish Hammer” posted an intriguing picture with the near perfect caption, “Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!” It will feel like Hell for both teams, who have played through a brutal series...
Via KCM Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Wizards, Game 5: Real talk about a really bad game

Let’s get something straight at the outset: The Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards are good basketball teams. The Hawks won 60 regular-season contests. That takes talent. The Wizards have fought well in the playoffs with John Wall either out or battling injuries. Randy Wittman has coached far better than he did in the regular season. Mike Budenholzer was rightly recognized...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce taunts Hawks bench prematurely after 3-pointer

The legend of Paul Pierce nearly added another chapter to its story on Wednesday night when the veteran ballplayer made a go-ahead shot to give his team the lead and then talked some typical trash afterwards. Pierce had just turned the ball over in the final minute of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and May (hopefully June), we spend approximately 50 or so of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have […] The post Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4 appeared...
Via Hoop District
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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