WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wizards set to offer Tomas Satoransky a multi-year contract, according to a report

Tomas Satoransky, the Wizards' second round pick in the 2012 draft, is reportedly a step closer to joining the team next season, according to a report. Nikos Varlas or Eurohoops.net and J.Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic are reporting the Wizards are ready to offer Satoransky a multi-year deal to come stateside and join the team that drafted him: After a great Eurobasket tournament...
Via Bullets Forever
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards announce that John Wall had surgery on both knees

 The wear and tear on Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has finally caught up with him. With running mate Bradley Beal missing time due to injury, Wall had to carry the Wizards on his back like never before. With the Wizards sitting at home right now, Wall decided this would be the best time to go under the knife. The Wizards announced that Wall had successful surgery on...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do the Wizards Have a Backup Plan if They Lose Kevin Durant?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 2, 2016. I’ll do my best not to comment too much on Washington’s actual chances of getting Kevin Durant. Too much is still up in the air. We don’t know what kind of roster they’ll be able to pitch to him, we don’t know what other teams will actually enter the derby, and we don’t know how far the Thunder...
Via The Sports Post
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

76ers hire Wizards’ head of scouting to direct their player personnel

Marc Eversley, the Washington Wizards‘ vice president of scouting, has accepted a position with the Philadelphia 76ers to direct the organization’s player personnel under team President Bryan Colangelo, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The agreement comes after Eversley interviewed with the 76ers a couple weeks ago. Eversley previously worked under Colangelo in […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons gets Colin Cowherd to finally apologize to John Wall

Six years after first ranting about John Wall doing the Dougie before his home debut, Colin Cowherd finally apologized to the Wizards point guard. Credit Bill Simmons, who criticized Cowherd last October for his opinions about Wall, with the assist. “By the way, did you apologize to John Wall yet?” Simmons, who considers Cowherd a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards announce John Wall undergoes procedure on both knees, not expected to miss time next season

There was some confusion as to why John Wall was at the Cavaliers-Hawks game on Wednesday night. Now, we have an answer, and it's not the one people were probably expecting: He was in town for surgery, as the team announced today: The Washington Wizards announced that guard John Wall underwent a successful procedure today to excise calcific deposits in his left patella tendon...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall has surgery on both knees; Wizards say he’ll be ready for start of next season

The Washington Wizards announced that guard John Wall underwent surgery on both knees on Thursday morning. He will begin the rehabilitation process immediately and is expected to be ready for the start of next season. Wall, who missed the final five games of the season with what was listed as a right knee injury, had […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards All-Star guard John Wall undergoes knee surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards say All-Star guard John Wall underwent left knee surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season. The team says Wall had a procedure done to excise calcific deposits in his left patella tendon to eliminate pain and help him heal. He also underwent an arthroscopic lavage on his right knee to remove loose bodies. Wall's chances...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Wizards go after DeMarcus Cousins?

The Wizards needs to get better and DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly on the market. Should the Wizards go after him? Chris Miller talks about why he thinks Cousins would be a great move for the Wizards.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks is a big proponent of analytics

When Washington Wizards Coach Scott Brooks was a 4-foot-11 freshman at East Union High School in Manteca, Calif., his basketball coach was also his math teacher and used numbers to illustrate the importance of layups to his pupil. They were the most efficient shots, the coach taught Brooks, along with how to utilize different angles […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Casually Troll Wizards on Twitter

WASHINGTON — Well, that was uncalled for. All was peaceful on the NBA front when it came to the Wizards, who haven’t played since the regular season ended for them on April 13. The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and they haven’t played since they completed the sweep on April 24. So it was more than a little...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks: ‘John Wall Can be One of the Best Players in the League’

WASHINGTON — The Wizards’ new head coach is incredibly optimistic about his talented young backcourt. Scott Brooks, who coached stars such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka in Oklahoma City, has high hopes for John Wall and Bradley Beal. He joined The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Thursday morning, after being officially introduced...
Via CBS DC
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards' #AskBrooks Twitter Q&A went just as well as you'd expect

Scott Brooks probably hasn't even seen his office yet at the Verizon Center.He was, after all, just hired by the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, taking over Randy Whittman's old post in what the franchise hopes to be a correction of course for a talented, underperforming team.Sufficed to say, Washington's wasted no time throwing the former Oklahoma City Thunder coach into the breach...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

On Tim Duncan’s 40th Birthday, His 5 Best Games Against the Wizards

WASHINGTON — Tim Duncan has played 33 games against the Wizards in his storied career, and his San Antonio Spurs have come out on top in 27 of those matchups. Washington probably doesn’t feel too bad about it — Duncan and the Spurs have a winning record against just about everybody, having made the playoffs and compiled at least a .610 winning percentage in every season since...
Via CBS DC
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant on Brooks-to-Wizards theory: 'Ain’t really into theories’

Kevin Durant is happy his former coach Scott Brooks is back in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, but he isn’t buying the theory it was done to lure him in free agency. “I ain’t really into theories,” Durant told reporters Friday. “I’m focused on the Mavericks.” Kevin Durant did compliment the Brooks hire: "Happy for Scotty. Glad he's back in the NBA"pic.twitter...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Brooks agrees to become Washington Wizards head coach

The Washington Wizards have agreed to hire Scott Brooks as their next head coach, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The deal will reportedly be worth $35 million over the next five years.Brooks, 50, coached the Oklahoma City Thunder for seven seasons before the team parted ways with him last summer. While he led the team to a Finals appearance in 2012...
Via Fox Sports
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal is the Most Overrated Player in Basketball

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 19, 2016. I don’t think Bradley Beal is all that good at basketball. Boom. I said it. Can we stop pretending this guy deserves a max contract over summer? I’m just not sure what the appeal is. His selling point is supposed to be his three-point shooting. And yes, 39.7 percent is solid on its face. But really...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards are favorites to hire Scott Brooks

The Washington Wizards may have found a new head coach and perhaps another bargaining chip to lure superstar Kevin Durant in free agency. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Washington is the front-runner to land former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, who has also received interest from Houston. @ESPNSteinLine engaged? Dwight already has his flight booked to Cabo next...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall reportedly ‘cursed out’ Randy Wittman, Wizards

The Washington Wizards took a step back this year, missing the postseason after winning a playoff series in each of their past two seasons. From the sound of it, frustration recently boiled over for John Wall. NBA analyst Peter Vecsey reports that Wall “cursed out” Wizards coach Randy Wittman and the team last week prior to Washington’s loss against the Detroit Pistons. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards head coach Randy Wittman likely to be fired

In news that’s about as shocking as the sun rising in the morning, the Washington Wizards are reportedly set to fire head coach Randy Wittman after the season comes to a conclusion Wednesday evening. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the expectation is that Wittman will be fired sometime on Thursday. “Randy (Wittman) is probably 99 percent going to be fired on Thursday...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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