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Youthful Back Court Gives Washington Wizards a Needed Jolt

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots over Mo Williams #7, Al Jefferson #25 and Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets in the first overtime at Verizon Center on March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) “I think we’re definitely the best back court in the league.” A bold claim, made by Washington Wizards’ shooting guard Bradley Beal...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Sign Veteran Point Guard Will Bynum

Will Bynum #12 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 29, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Wizards announced the signing of 32-year-old Will Bynum, who is best known for his time in Detroit from 2008-2014, to a 10-day contract this morning. Guard Toure’ Murry was released...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Hornets Pregame: The Struggle is Real

Charlotte (30-40) at Washington (40-32) Verizon Center, Washington, DC March 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM TV: CSNWashington Radio: 99.1FM Tale of the Tape Last time they met was.. March 9, 2015 @ Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte – Wizards 95, Hornets 69 Game Notebook 64, Wizards at Hornets: Damn They Needed That The Wizards rolled […] The post Wizards vs. Hornets Pregame: The Struggle...
Via Hoop District
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toure' Murry Waived By Wizards

The Washington Wizards have waived Toure' Murry to create a roster spot for Will Bynum. Murry appeared in three games for the Wizards and averaged 1.5 points in 4.3 minutes per game.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Sign Will Bynum To 10-Day Contract

The Washington Wizards have signed Will Bynum to a 10-day contract. Bynum (6-0, 185) has played seven seasons with Golden State and Detroit appearing in 353 career regular season games while averaging 8.2 points, 3.3 assists and 1.6 assists in 18.5 minutes per game. Undrafted out of Georgia Tech in 2005, Bynum enjoyed his best season in 2009-10 for the Detroit Pistons when he...
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman leaves court before Wizards officially lose in one-possession game

There wasn't much chance that the Washington Wizards would pull out a win or even overtime Wednesday night at home against the Indiana Pacers. George Hill hit a go-ahead layup with 2.7 seconds remaining and the Wizards found themselves down two with no timeouts. Rasual Butler was forced to launch a potential game-winning 3-pointer from halfcourt. Again, there was very little chance...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Randy Wittman starts to leave the court before the Wizards final possession

The Washington Wizards have been one of the most up and down teams in the NBA this season. The young Wizards got off to a great start at the beginning of the season, but now things have changed. The team is heading down the wrong path and at the worse time with the playoffs a few weeks away. Head coach Randy Wittman has been frustrated with his young team and it was on display last...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are in huge trouble

John Wall The Washington Wizard’s loss against the league leading Golden State Warriors exposed the many problems the Wizards face with the playoffs approaching.  Losing by more than 30 points will usually do that to a team. The offensive woes continue for Randy Wittman’s team even after he publicly called out his team to focus on getting stops and not worry about who was taking...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 72, Wizards vs. Pacers: A Final Play Blunder Pulls Defeat Out of the Jaws of Victory

Pacers 103 Wizards 101 March 25, 2015 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC Game Leaders: In the words of the great Steve Buchkantz: “Dagger!” If you thought losing three straight by 23 points per game was bad, this was worse. Much, much worse. This was not getting beaten by a better team, or just playing an […] The post Game Notebook 72, Wizards vs. Pacers: A Final Play Blunder...
Via Hoop District
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gheorghe Muresan, Lionel Messi hang out at Wizards game (PHOTOS)

Former Wizards center Gheorghe Muresan is quite a bit taller than Lionel Messi. He’s almost double the Argentinian soccer star’s size. So when the two hung out at the Pacers-Wizards game on Wednesday night, it was instantly clear that Muresan is just a bit too tall to play soccer. Check out the photos and see for yourself. "Hola, Gheorghe" – Leo Messi #WizPacers pic...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce accused of leaving New York apartment ‘in shambles’

When Paul Pierce departed the Brooklyn Nets for the Washington Wizards, he left behind more than just 13.5 points per game and his veteran leadership. According to his former landlords, Pierce also left a high-end condo “in shambles.” According to Barbara Ross of the NY Daily News, the owners of a condo in Tribeca filed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors C on Wizards: We knew they would quit

The Warriors picked up their sixth win in a row on Monday when they beat the Wizards 107-76 at home. Washington was down by just three at halftime. Then, Golden State came out in the third quarter and raised the intensity of their defense, allowing the Wizards to make just one shot from the floor...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce sued, accused of trashing apartment

Following a 15-year Hall of Fame career with the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce spent one, mostly forgettable season playing for the Brooklyn Nets before quickly moving on to the Washington Wizards. However, the couple that rented out their $32,000-a-month Manhattan apartment to Pierce (and his wife, Julie) won’t soon forget his time in the Big Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 71, Wizards at Warriors: It’s Hard to Win in this League, After All

Warriors 107 Wizards 76 March 23, 2015 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA A perturbed Martell giving a concerted #effort in Wizards problem-free offense last night. Game Leaders: I’ve exhausted so much with this team. I’ve taken a myriad of avenues to describe their failure to achieve. I’ve tried to discover loopholes to cross through in […] The post Game Notebook 71, Wizards...
Via Hoop District
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Splash Down In The Bay

The Wizards shot 1-for-17 in the third period and were blown out by the Warriors 107-76 in Oakland on Monday night. Washington was outscored 29-8 in the decisive third period. Stephon Curry with a game high 24 points, six assists and five rebounds, as Golden State improves to 34-2 at home this season. Washington (40-31) drops to 15-21 on the road, away from the Verizon Center. The...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Crown Wizards 109-86

Washington was flat on Sunday in Sacramento, as the Kings had little trouble in a 109-86 win. The Wizards are now 1-2 on their current road trip and have lost two straight after running off five straight victories. The Wizards were blown out in the third period, outscored 33-20 and it was pretty much over after that. Bradley Beal led Washington with 19 points, while backcourt mate...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce shoves Omri Casspi into little girl (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce sent Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi flying into the stands during the second quarter of Sunday night's game at the Sleep Train Arena.Pierce was called for a flagrant 1 foul after shoving Casspi right into a poor little girl in the front row.  That big meany.The Kings got the last laugh, however, as they blew out the Wizards 109-86.H...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Must Conjure the Will to Win

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 20, 2015 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) By all appearances, the Wizards’ post all-star break slump has come to an end. Washington has won five of its last six games, including quality victories over two western conference contenders...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

One Play Summed up How Bad the Wizards First Quarter Went

The Washington Wizards night got off to a bad start against the Los Angeles Clippers. They shot just 6 of 24 (25 percent) from the field in the first quarter. Washington made just one field goal in the final 6:43 of the frame. At one point they missed 10 straight shots. Two of those missed shots came on one sequence. John Wall got an outlet pass from Paul Pierce after Pierce blocked...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Marcin Gortat fined $5K by NBA for flopping vs. Jazz

  Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules for the second time this season. With 4:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of Washington's 88-84 victory Wednesday night, Gortat and Jazz forward Rodney Hood tried to position for a rebound. The league ruled that Gortat exaggerated a push from Hood -- sending...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Fines Marcin Gortat for Flopping

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was fined $5,000 for flopping during the Wizards 88-84 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. This was his second violation of the season. WAS's Marcin Gortat fined 5K for violating leagues anti-flopping rule for 2nd time. See at http://t.co/4Ur9xhxnjO — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) March 19, 2015 The violation occurred in the fourth quarter...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are We To Believe The Wizards Are Good Again?

Here with your semi-regular look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Let’s recap the Wizards season so far. They were really good up until the end of January, going 31-15 through January 27. Then they were godawful and excruciating to watch not as good the next five weeks, falling to 35-28 in a brutal stretch that included losses to cellar-dwellers such...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Fills Out NCAA Tournament Bracket, Obviously Picks Kansas To Win

Paul Pierce is a proud Kansas Jayhawk, but his 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket doesn’t rock chalk. The Washington Wizards forward did what pretty much every sports fan does this time of year and filled out a bracket before the Big Dance. While most people predict the undefeated No. 1 seed Kentucky Wildcats to emerge from the Midwest region, Pierce’s pick...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall dives five rows deep chasing loose ball (Video)

Washington Wizards guard John Wall ended up in the fifth row of the crowd after a failed attempt to chase down a loose ball during the final minute of Monday night's game against Portland.Wall completely sold out to save the Wizards offensive possession after a missed shot, stepping on top of a seat in the second row with his momentum carrying him five rows deep. Somehow, Wall...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

The Washington Wizards finally addressed the team’s weeks-long tribute to Black History Month, which was widely panned as ill-conceived, off-putting or just plain weird. Throughout February, Monumental Sports & Entertainment showcased the faces of players and staff members from the Wizards, Washington Capitals and Washington Mystics paired with the visages prominent African...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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