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Wizards cautiously moving into new era with optimism

WASHINGTON - Seasons are long in the NBA. There are 82 games that stretch out over just about six months. And within those six months, different narratives manifest themselves inside and outside a team’s locker room — both good and bad. But last season for the Wizards, it was almost all bad. From Alan Anderson not being able to play until way too late in 2016 to Bradley Beal...
Via Bullets Forever
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nothing to see here: John Wall, Bradley Beal try to squash talk about on-court ‘dislike’

On Monday, Washington Wizards guard John Wall was asked how he would describe his relationship with backcourt mate Bradley Beal. “We’re just two competitive people,” Wall started off by saying. Later during his media day session when Beal was pitched the same question, he flatly responded: “It’s great.” Then, Beal paused before lobbing back the query to a room full […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks says minutes will “be earned” at small forward position for Wizards

One of the more interesting things that came out when Scott Brooks took over as the Wizards’ head coach was that he was a “big believer“ in Otto Porter. After a season where Porter had ups and downs while adjusting to his new role as a starter, it was encouraging to hear the team’s new coach was still behind him. That said, it doesn’t look like he’s ready to ink Otto...
Via Bullets Forever
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is averaging 20 shots a realistic goal for Bradley Beal?

If Bradley Beal is healthy enough to play a full season, that'll only be half the battle as the Wizards will rely on him to be more of a weapon on offense. 
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 hours ago

Forget about wins and losses. Can a fresh start make the Wizards fun again?

Marcin Gortat spent some of his Monday afternoon talking about what’s changed with the Wizards over the past five months. It wasn’t just the roster — which should include something like five new rotation players — or the coaching staff, with Randy Wittman gone and Scott Brooks in charge. There is also a new assistant […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 hours ago

Questions linger as ‘new team’ gathers for Wizards media day

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi followed a team aide to the various photo backdrops set up across the practice court. On Monday morning, he was asked to pose like an emoji, lip sync to a Justin Timberlake song, smile then grimace with and without a basketball — as well as meet 17 new teammates for the […]
Via Wizards Insider
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wall to be limited at Wizards' camp, no timeline to play

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards guard John Wall will be limited at training camp after undergoing knee surgery over the summer and the team has no timeline for his return. The 26-year-old All-Star says he's feeling great and has been able to play 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 with teammates. Coach Scott Brooks doesn't know if Wall will play in any preseason games. Wall and Brooks insist...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat and Bradley Beal make shot attempt predictions for '16-17

Marcin Gortat and Bradley Beal have a bit of fun on the CSN set at Wizards media day. How many shots will the big man get this season?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 hours ago

Wizards’ Kelly Oubre will compete with Otto Porter for starting SF

It appears the Wizards will have a position battle starting with training camp which will begin on Sept. 27. Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said Wednesday that Kelly Oubre will have a chance to battle Otto Porter for the starting small forward position. “Definitely it’s going to be a healthy competition,” Brooks told Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. “We also have...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago

Wingin’ It: Can Otto And Oubre Hold Fort As The Wizards’ Wing Men?

The wing position requires the most versatile of players. Wing men are not guards nor are they post players. With the position being so unique, it requires the skills of all others. The 3-man has to be shifty with the ball in his hands, finish at the rim, be a knock-down shooter, play lock-down defense, […] The post Wingin’ It: Can Otto And Oubre Hold Fort As The Wizards’ Wing...
Via Hoop District
4 days ago

Scott Brooks preps for Wizards training camp, still unclear if John Wall is ready

Before Scott Brooks opens his first training camp as the Washington Wizards‘ head coach, he’s still unsure of the status of his all-star point guard. During a lunch with Washington Post editors and reporters on Wednesday, Brooks addressed a wide range of topics including John Wall’s health. When asked if Wall would be available for the […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks reacts to John Wall Cowboys jersey controversy

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall caused a bit of a stir over the weekend by wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey to a Washington Redskins home game, and his head coach chimed in on the controversy Tuesday. Wall, a lifelong Cowboys fan, attended Dallas’ 27-24 win over the Redskins on Sunday sporting the blue and white and drew the ire of many of his local Washington fans for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall wore Cowboys jersey to Redskins home game

John Wall has been a Dallas Cowboys fan his whole life, and playing basketball in the nation’s capital is not going to change that. On Sunday, Wall showed up to the Washington Redskins’ game against the Cowboys — which was in D.C. — wearing an Emmitt Smith throwback jersey. #DallasCowboys fan @JohnWall repping that throwback @EmmittSmith22 today for #DALvsWAS pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards unveil new uniforms (PHOTOS)

The Washington Wizards will be sporting new alternate uniforms for the 2016-17 season, and they’re more fitting for the Bullets, with a pretty great “America” theme. The uniforms feature a more classic feel, but the stars-and-stripes design on the sign makes them look a bit modern as well. We'll wear the Stars and Stripes for our Military Series pres. by @LeidosInc Pre-order...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Games to Watch

Last Saturday marked exactly two months until the Washington Wizards open their season against the Atlanta Hawks. As we start counting down the days, let’s look at a few key games for the Wizards this season: vs Cleveland Cavaliers (November 11th) The 2016 NBA Champions will visit the District early in the season this year. Last year the Wizards managed a 2-2 split with the Cavs...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Steps for a Washington Wizards Playoff Berth

No one expects the Washington Wizards to win the Eastern Conference next year, or to even place in the top four. However, the Wizards don’t need to go above and beyond to improve from last year. By succeeding in these four steps, the Wizards will be playing extra basketball come April. 1) John Wall Has a Breakout Season Coming off a summer where he had surgeries on both knees,...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall on Bradley Beal: ‘We have a tendency to dislike each other’

This is exactly what the Washington Wizards brass wants to hear less than two months after signing Bradley Beal to a five-year, $128 million max deal. Fellow back-court star John Wall spoke out about his relationship with Beal recently — comments that shouldn’t make Wizards fans feel all cozy. “I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall: Bradley Beal and I ‘dislike each other on the court’

When the Washington Wizards selected Bradley Beal with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft, it was said that the team had the potential to have the best backcourt in the NBA. But they’ve been anything but. Beal has struggled to stay healthy, playing in 55 games last season, and failing to play in more than 73 during any of the first four years of his career so far. Yet for...
Via The Sports Daily
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Wizards' Quiet, Confusing Offseason

At this time last summer, the Washington Wizards were on the way up. All-star point guard John Wall led the Wizards to their second straight playoff trip, and while the Wizards were bounced in the second round for a second straight year, they battled down to the wire with the Atlanta Hawks without John Wall for three games. They bowed out to the Hawks after a late Al Horford rebound...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Glen Rice Jr. charged with felony robbery, accused of beating ex-NCAA player

Glen Rice Jr. was arrested on July 25, after allegedly beating up a former NCAA basketball player reports TMZ. The former Washington Wizards guard is alleged to have broken former Tulane point guard Jordan Callahan’s jaw after a dispute in Georgia in a Kroger parking lot. Rice Jr. reportedly grabbed a bag from his car and ran away following the incident. Police eventually caught...
Via The Comeback
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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