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Wizards Sign Rasual Butler, Work Out Vander Blue and Jamaal Franklin
September 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The Washington WIzards have added three more names to the competition for their final roster spot. Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that the team has signed veteran Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract, while Jorge Castllo of the Washington Post notes that Vander Blue and Jamaal Franklin have been...

Washington Wizards Continue Their Pursuit of Ray Allen
September 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 PM
The Washington Wizards haven't given up in their pursuit of free agent guard Ray Allen, according to CSN Washington. The Wizards have reportedly reached out to Allen again after contacting him earlier this month, with the hopes of convincing him to come to DC should he return for another season....

Washington Wizards Sign Damion James to Training Camp Contract
September 19th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
As expected, Damion James is headed to Wizards training camp. As reported earlier by CSNWashington, the Wizards have been close to a deal with the free agent forward for days, and according to RealGM, the move is now official, as the site lists James to the Wizards on their Transactions...

Washington Wizards Sign Xavier Silas to Training Camp Contract
September 16th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
It looks like a familiar face will be headed to the Washington Wizards' training camp, perhaps this time with a legitimate chance to make the team. According to RealGM, the Wizards are finalizing a contract with shooting guard Xavier Silas. Silas was on Wizards's training camp squad last year, but...

Report: Wizards Reach Out to Ray Allen
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Maybe the Washington Wizards aren't done in free agency after all. J. MIchael of CSN Washington is reporting that the Wizards reached out to veteran shooting guard Ray Allen early in free agency in an attempt to measure his interest in joining the team. The 39-year old has been pursued...

Examining the Ex-Wizards Left on the Free Agent Market
August 29th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
As the NBA season approaches, free agency has grinded to a near halt. All the big moves have been made, as stars like LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Paul Pierce have chosen their new teams, or chosen to remain with their old team. The remaining free agency class consists of...

Do the Washington Wizards Have Enough Backcourt Depth to Get By?
August 27th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
The Washington Wizards did a good job of fortifying their frontcourt depth this offseason. The additions of DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries, combined with the returning Marcin Gortat, Nene, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin, will give the Wizards a deep rotation and will provide injury insurance. Blair and Humphries aren't...

Can the Washington Wizards Win a Loaded Southeast Division?
August 19th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Last season, the Eastern Conference was disparaged by fans and pundits alike for it's lack of depth and competition. Outside of the Heat and the Pacers, the East seemed to lack any legitimate contenders. The Bulls struggled for stretches without Derrick Rose, young teams like the Wizards and Hornets (then...

DeJuan Blair is Having Fun Again
August 15th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Photo credit: Basketball Schedule / Foter /Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) New Wizards signee DeJuan Blair spoke to local media in a conference call Thursday afternoon for the first time since joining the team. A candid Blair touched on a variety of subjects, like his upbringing, his...

Can Paul Pierce Avoid His Ghost in DC?
August 13th, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Paul Pierce had an interesting dream this morning; Apparently he believes in ghosts. The fact that Pierce is openly contemplating his NBA mortality may seem discouraging to Wizards fans, but it doesn't mean that he's ready...

Al Harrington to Play in China Next Season
August 10th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Free agent forward Al Harrington won't be playing for the Wizards next season after all. Or for any NBA team, for that matter. The veteran forward is taking his talents to China, as Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling reports that the former...

Wizards Hire Roy Rogers as Assistant Coach
August 7th, 2014 at 12:27 PM
The Washington Wizards have found their replacement for Sam Cassell. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo is reporting that the team will hire former Brooklyn Nets assistant Roy Rogers to fill the gap left by Cassell's departure to the Clippers. Rogers, the Nets's big man coach last season, seemingly lost his position as...

Sam Cassell Leaving Washington for the Los Angeles Clippers
August 2nd, 2014 at 7:46 PM
Photo credit: Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) J. Michael of CSN Washington is reporting that Wizards assistant Sam Cassell has been let out of his contract and will join the coaching staff of the Clippers. The move doesn't come as a surprise given the apparent mutual interest between the...

Washington Wizards Attend Workout for Dahntay Jones
July 31st, 2014 at 4:33 PM
Photo credit: Basketball Schedule / Foter /Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Free agent guard/forward Dahntay Jones conducted an open workout for NBA team in Las Vegas yesterday, and according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Wizards were among the teams in attendance. The Kings, Cavaliers, Spurs and Thunder were also present to...

Do the Wizards Have Enough Frontcourt Minutes to Go Around?
July 29th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) During a busy offseason, the Wizards addressed their lack of depth in a big way, adding forwards Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair and retaining Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin. Suddenly, the Wizards have a crowded front court, with several bigs fighting...

Should the Wizards Leave a Roster Spot Open for Al Harrington?
July 27th, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Washington Wizards have been more active than usual this offseason. After resigning center Marcin Gortat, the team made a surprising move by signing veteran Paul Pierce to replace Trevor Ariza. The team didn't stop there, as they fortified their front court by...

The Wizards and the Cavaliers Are Set to Reignite Their Rivalry
July 26th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
  Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) From 2006-2008, back when LeBron James was a playoff neophyte and Gilbert Arenas was an NBA star, the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers faced each other in the first round of the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, with the Cavs sweeping all...

Are the Wizards’ Bench Woes a Thing of the Past?
July 21st, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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Washington Wizards to Retain Garrett Temple and Kevin Seraphin
July 19th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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Durant’s Dilemma: Will He Go to DC or Stay in OKC?
July 18th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
                                                                                            The idea of Oklahoma City Thunder...