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Wizards announce alternate jersey schedule

One of the offseason splashes for the Wizards this past summer was the unveiling of their new navy alternate jerseys as first modeled by Glen Rice Jr. With the vast improvement of the team and the continued high expectations this season the team probably felt it was time to offer fans a new fashion look. […] The post Wizards announce alternate jersey schedule appeared first on Hoop District.
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Wizards scrapping to fill backcourt void, sign John Lucas III

The Wizards announced today that they have signed free agent point guard John Lucas III to a non-guaranteed contract, more or less finalizing their opening day roster. The move paves the way for the dismissal of the Wizards’ three training camp invitees: Xavier Silas, Damion James and Rasual Butler. Before the Lucas signing, it seemed […] The post Wizards scrapping to fill backcourt...
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Wizards Sign John Lucas

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard John Lucas. In six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, Lucas has appeared in 216 career regular season games (eight starts) while averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 12.2 minutes. Last season, Lucas appeared in 42 games with Utah and averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 assists in 14.1 minutes.
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REPORT: Wizards to sign guard John Lucas III

ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Washington Wizards are close to signing veteran guard John Lucas III in a deal to strengthen the teams backcourt options. This is not the first time the Wizards have shown interest in the Washington, D.C. born player and son of former NBA player and coach John Lucas. The move would boslter a Wizards backcourt that will be missing shooting...
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Highlight: Wizards’ Nene spins and dunks over Pelicans’ Omer Asik

Washington Wizards forward Nene took it back to his younger days, as he posted up New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik then spun off him to throw down a thunderous dunk. The Wizards have been carefully easing Nene through the preseason, given his injury history and the fact he played for his native Brazil during the FIBA World Basketball Championships. When healthy, there is no...
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Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter look very small

Many know by now that New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis is arguably the biggest rising star in the NBA or certainly well on his way to being. But no one would expect Davis to just manhandle the “Polish Hammer” Marcin Gortat. Poor Otto Porter had no chance, he was just an innocent bystander. [Vine] The post Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat...
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Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal By Brandon Hartman: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The early preseason “I am better than you” trash talk between both Washington and Cleveland’s backcourts looked to reignite a rivalry and set the stage for some mouth watering showdowns throughout the season, but an ill timed injury has seemingly shelved the first potential...
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Wizards Injury Update: Bradley Beal undergoes surgery, will miss about 6 weeks

Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ promising young shooting guard out of Florida, has broken his wrist. The injury occurred during Washington’s preseason game this past Friday against the Charlotte Hornets.Hornets’ rookie PJ Hairston fouled Beal late in the second quarter of the contest and Beal proceeded to make the two ensuing free throws, but left the court following...
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Pierce Jersey Poppin’ In L.A.

The year was 2006 and the C’s were 23-33 about halfway through the season. After leading Boston to victory with a 37 point performance in Portland against the Blazers, Paul Pierce and his teammates were now headed into L.A. to face the rival Lakers. Pierce once again came through with a mammoth game, dropping 39 points on L.A. and calmly sinking the game-clinching free throws with...
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Wizards Injury Update: Glen Rice Jr. injuries right ankle during Wednesday's victory

The Washington Wizards are off to a 4-1 start on the preseason following a 44-win season and second place finish in the Southeast Division last season. The Wizards had a balanced attack in last night's 101-95 victory over Maccabi Haifa. Otto Porter Jr. had 19 points, while Kevin Seraphin added 18 off the bench. On the downside, the Wizards lost guard Glen Rice, who contributed...
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Glen Rice, Jr. ‘day-to-day’ with sprained ankle

The injury bug is going around the Washington Wizards. Already down Bradley Beal for approximately six weeks with a broken wrist, Glen Rice, Jr. suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday night’s 101-95 win over the Israeli basketball club, Macabbi Haifa. Head coach Randy Wittman said Rice is “day-to-day.” Wittman says Rice's right ankle is pretty swollen. The dreaded "...
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Game Preview: Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa

Maccabi Haifa at Washington October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Tale of the Tape Projected Starting Lineups Spotlight Matchup John Wall vs. Dagan Yavzuri Although it’s very likely Wall is going to pick apart this matchup, I still kinda like what may become of […] The post Game Preview: Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa...
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Washington Wizards season preview: Player Projections

A nice mix of fresh faces and returning players makeup the roster of the Washington Wizards and many NBA followers are wondering how this unit will play during the season. Part three of isportsweb’s season preview of the Wizards breaks down some projections for the key players on the squad. The fans of our nation’s capital want to know what they can look forward to from their...
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Bradley Beal needs wrist surgery, out indefinitely

WASHINGTON — Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will need surgery on his left wrist, and it’s not clear yet how long he’ll be sidelined. Beal had an MRI exam Saturday that showed he has a non-displaced fracture of a bone in his non-shooting wrist. He was hurt in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. The Wizards said Saturday...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Paul Pierce flew to Vegas with Al Pacino

Being an NBA star has its perks. Aside from getting paid millions for playing basketball, they can stumble upon an opportunity to fly on a private jet to Las Vegas with Al Pacino. That’s what happened to Paul Pierce this summer. The 2008 NBA Finals MVP was on ESPN 980 in D.C. and explained how he even got the opportunity to do so. “I was scheduled to go check out his show out...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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