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Bradley Beal's contract situation is simple, but it could complicate things for the Wizards

This summer, the Washington Wizards can offer shooting guard Bradley Beal his first contract extension. They'd have his next few years of service locked in at a reasonable price for an up-and-coming young player, and John Wall's backcourt running mate wouldn't be a question mark.But with all of that said, is it actually smarter for the Wizards to wait until Beal's current deal runs...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Wizards Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat as the newest member of the Washington Wizards. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport.com...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016

Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Washington Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016. The Wizards intend to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason if they have sufficient cap space. The Wizards are committed to giving Beal a max contract eventually, but hope to time it in a way that is similar to what the San Antonio...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All-Defensive Team Nod Is Just the Beginning for John Wall

  View image | gettyimages.com Lost in the his speed, passing, and pick-and-roll I.Q., is the fact that Washington Wizards guard John Wall is one of the best on-ball perimeter defenders in the NBA. His ability to guard some of the best ball handlers in the league at the point of the defense plays a large part in why the Wizards ranked fifth in defensive efficiency this season...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards season comes to an end

On Friday night, the Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 94-91 effectively bringing the Wizards season to an end and sending the Hawks to the conference finals for the first time in 44 seasons. Washington has now lost in the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after going 5 seasons without making the playoffs. The Wizards have not gotten past the second...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Admits Personal Issues Impacted His Performance

Marcin Gortat addressed the personal issues that began to plague him sometime after the All-Star break. “I would say in the eight years of my career, the eighth year was pretty much the toughest one from a personal standpoint,” said Gortat, who completed the first of a five-year, $60 million contract. “I had some issues during the season and that definitely didn’t help me...
Via RealGM
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: Paul Pierce made me a better player

  Paul Pierce’s NBA career may very well be over after the Washington Wizard’s playoff exit, but he certainly made an impression on plenty of players around the league.   And one of them is LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers star said in an interview with The Plain Dealer on Sunday that he gives Pierce credit for making him the player he is today. James also...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards lose, but are one step away from breaking through the wall

When Paul Pierce’s game tying three pointer was waived off last Friday night in Washington, it marked the second straight season in which the Wizards were eliminated at home in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Although this year and last year’s series featured the same end result, something about this team felt different. The Wizards had an undeniable bravado about...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Seraphin Prepared To Leave Wizards For Bigger Role

Kevin Seraphin is prepared to leave the Washington Wizards this offseason in free agency in order to receive a larger opportunity. Seraphin, who signed a one-year qualifying offer last summer for $3.9 million to remain with Washington, is eager to receive more minutes. "I definitely want a chance to be a starter," Seraphin, who matched his career high with 79 regular-season appearances...
Via RealGM
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks advance after Pierce 3-pointer waved off

The Atlanta Hawks advanced to the Eastern Conference finals after beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 in Game 6 of their series Friday, but the win did not come without controversy. The Hawks led most of the fourth quarter save for a two-minute stretch towards the end when the Wizards took the lead, and they were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 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
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Wizards fan who stormed the court to celebrate Paul Pierce's Game 3 buzzer-beater

Do you remember this shot, Washington Wizards fans?Trick question. Of course you do; it was one of the best parts of the 2014-15 NBA season. But here's another question, and this one is serious: Did you notice something -- or someone -- who was out of place in the post-shot celebration?If not, you weren't alone, as apparently security initially missed Wizards fan Will Smith (no,...
Via Fox Sports
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall’s season might be over

It’s not a good day for Washington Wizards fans. After All-Star point guard John Wall led them to a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the first...
Via Athlon Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are looking like title contenders

The regular season and the playoffs are simply not the same, and in the NBA the difference between the two may be more pronounced than in any major...
Via Athlon Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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