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Four Takeaways from Bradley Beal’s Return
November 20th, 2014 at 8:28 PM
He's baaack. After a five week absence, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal made his long-awaited return Wednesday night in the Wizards' loss to the Dallas Mavericks. And fortunately for Wizards fans, it looks like he hasn't missed a beat. Beal entered the game in the first quarter to a...

Are Glen Rice Jr.’s Days in DC Numbered?
November 10th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Coming into the season, there was a lot of optimism surrounding the Wizards' second-year duo of Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. Both had excellent showings in the Summer League, especially Rice, and the team hoped that their good form could carry over into the regular season. With Bradley...

It’s Time to Unleash Otto Porter Jr.
November 1st, 2014 at 2:51 PM
With Bradley Beal expected to be out through November, the Washington Wizards entered the season with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the shooting guard position. With Garrett Temple and Glen Rice Jr as the only healthy two guards on the roster, there wasn't an obvious choice to fill in during...

Report: Washington Wizards Continue to Pursue Ray Allen, Won’t Make a Panic Trade
October 13th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
Bradley Beal's fractured left wrist, which will cause him to miss six weeks, has left a gaping hole in the Washington Wizards' backcourt. With the unproven Glen Rice Jr. and Garrett Temple the only healthy shooting guards left on the team, it would appear the Wizards need to make some...

Do the Wizards Have a Potential Stretch 4 on Their Roster?
October 3rd, 2014 at 2:51 PM
'Stretch 4s' are all the rage in the NBA these days. Having a forward that can consistently hit from long range is a luxury that allows teams to stretch the floor by pulling paint defenders out to near the top of the key, unclogging the lane and adding another dimension...

Washington Wizards NBA 2K15 Player Ratings
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:27 PM
The NBA season, at long last, is less than a month away, meaning NBA 2K15 is right around the corner, with an October 7 release date. 2K has released a complete list of player ratings already, meaning that eager fans can scope out how their team will fair virtually. Here's...

The Wizards and Cavs Have Already Reignited Their Rivalry
October 1st, 2014 at 12:18 PM
That escalated quickly. It only took one day of NBA training camp for the Wizards and Cavs to begin trading barbs, showing that the Wizards-Cavs rivalry is back in a big way. After years of irrelevance, both teams are now contenders, the Wizards led by their stellar young backcourt of...

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...

Southeast Division Player Rankings: Small Forwards
September 14th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
1) Luol Deng, Miami Heat: Considering that all the recent talk about Deng revolves around the Danny Ferry controversy, it's easy to forget that Deng will be playing for a new team this year. The Heat signing Deng was one of the shrewdest moves of the offseason, as the under-the-radar...

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...

NBA Southeast Division Player Rankings: Point Guards
September 1st, 2014 at 1:48 PM
The NBA's Southeast Division should be one of the most competitive and fun to watch in the entire league. The up and coming Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets, retooled Miami Heat, and healthy Atlanta Hawks are all likely playoff teams that have a shot at taking the division crown, and...

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...

Will Bradley Beal Be an All-Star This Year?
August 26th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Wizards fans have been touting shooting guard Bradley Beal as a future All-Star since he entered the league, and the young guard is starting to live up to those lofty expectations. Beal made some significant strides last season, raising his scoring average his scoring from 13.9 PPG to 17.1 PPG,...

Will the Wizards Have Enough Playoff Scoring to Make a Deep Run?
August 21st, 2014 at 1:18 PM
People are expecting big things from the Washington Wizards this year. After last year's playoff run, fans are hoping for a repeat performance, believing that John Wall and Bradley Beal can lead the team to even greater heights now that they have some playoff experience under their belts. And it's...

Examining the Washington Wizards’ Potential New Rivalries
August 18th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
After a successful playoff run which saw them upset the Chicago Bulls to win their first playoff series since 2005, the Wizards will enter the 2014-2015 season with an unprecedented amount of momentum and national attention. This means that they’ll be in the spotlight more than usual this season,...

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...

Why Nene is the Wizards’ Frontcourt X-Factor
August 9th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Wizards had a busy offseason, adding Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair and bringing back Marcin Gortat, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin to help fortify their front court. These were quality moves that ensure a degree of continuity and provide depth and...