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Washington Wizards Post Season Awards: the Unlikely Cover Model
June 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Marcin Gortat was acquired in October from the Suns for Emeka Okafor. Concerns arose because Gortat suffered a knee injury the season before and was forced to sit for a long time, but once he came to the nations capital, he seemed to get on board. Sharing the front court...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Most Improved Superstar
June 20th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** This year John Wall became the promise mostly fulfilled of a crossover star. He was already anoited by the pedigree of Universty of Kentucky and NBA bound after a year, but Wall made an All Star team, "won" the NBA Dunk Contest, was a couple of votes away from...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Gritty Reboot
June 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Drew Gooden signed two 10-day contracts and then agreed to terms for the rest of the season with the Wizards after having one truely terrible year with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 2010, Gooden signed a 5-year $32 million contract and made it to 2013 before being released under the...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Washington Monument
June 18th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** On August 23, 2011 an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude ran through the DC area, being felt as far away as Baltimore. Many west coasters derided the reaction of the Metropolitan response, but the already crumbling infrastructure took a big hit. How big of a hit? After almost 3 years...

Wizards Post Season Awards: the Robocop
June 16th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1***“We can rebuild him”… Well, no, not really. But Nene’s knees held up for a big chunk of the season, he played 53 games this season, 8 less than last year, but his PPG rose from 12.6 to 14.2 and his PER36 points went from 16.6 to 17.4. His minutes also...

Examining the Option of Trading for Kevin Love
June 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** At the great Canius Hoopus blog, Key Dae examines all the available trades for Kevin Love. Dae proposes Kevin Love to Washington for Bradley Beal, Nene and two future first round picks. Where it works: No longer an offensive weakness in the Power Forward position and outside of knuckle pushups, no more under-60...

John Wall’s Personal Stat Guy Elevates Game
June 12th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last month in the New York Times, Scott Cacciola published a piece on NBA stars hiring their own personal statisticians. The piece focused on Justin Zormelo, a 30-year old with a finance degree from Georgetown. Among Zormelo's many clients include Maryland native Kevin Durant and Wizards point guard, John Wall. The piece...

Washington Wizards Free Agency Look Part 2
June 10th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
  In the second part of our look at Wizards Free Agency this offseason, we’re going to examine two players would be great fits, but the pieces don’t really align to sign them unless Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza do not sign at all. These two players are above the Mid-Level...

Trevor Booker Says He’s Fielding Free Agency Calls
June 10th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Trevor Booker returned to his high school to teach a summer basketball camp and discussed his future. In an interview with Matt Connolly for Goupstate.com, Booker said his first free agency, that "a lot of teams are calling right now that are interested". Booker averaged 7 PPG and 5 RPG and...

Washington Wizards Free Agency: Checking in, Part I
June 9th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the first part of our look at the free agency market, we’re going to establish what realistic players the Wizards could get this offseason. Primary signing goals are still to maintain Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, but using the Mid-Level Exception, there are a couple of good signees that...

Kevin Seraphin’s Future with the Wizards
June 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As reported by Ben Mehic, the future of Kevin Seraphin as a Wizard remains uncertain this offseason. He has stated in an article written by the Washington Posts's Brandon Parker, Seraphin stated he wants to return to the Wiz, but he wants more playing time after falling down in the...

How the Wizards Should Use Their Environment
June 7th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Anyone with two working eyes has read about the Cramp Game of the opener of the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs seemed more comfortable in the heat drenched arena compared to their opponents. Although everyone is chalking up the AC failure to a mere accident, will using the environment be...

Washington Wizards Fall Short of Making All Defense Team
June 5th, 2014 at 9:25 AM
***PHOTO1***   Despite having a top-ten defense and embarrassing the winner of this years Defensive Player of the Year award, Joakim Noah, in the first round of the playoffs, no Wizards players made the NBA 2014 All-Defensive Team.   John Wall and Trevor Ariza were the only ones to get votes with Wall receiving...

John Wall Falls Short of All-NBA Team
June 4th, 2014 at 4:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** The curse of the Les Boulez struck another Washington Wizards individual this week. The 2014 All-NBA team was announced this afternoon and although John Wall receive 70 votes and was only two spots away from the third team, he walked away without placement on the paper team. Wall did not receive any...

Washington Wizards to Join Las Vegas Summer League
June 3rd, 2014 at 5:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Wizards will once again be a part of the Las Vegas Summer League, running from July 11-21. Games will be held at the COX Pavillon and the Thomas and Mack Center of University of Nevada Las Vegas. The roster and schedule has not been released yet, but chances are high...

Washington Wizards’ Jason Collins Comes Out as First Gay Athlete Playing in a Major American Team Sport
April 29th, 2013 at 11:28 AM
Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (who will become a free agent once the season official ends) has done what no one else has done before him: he's become the first athlete playing a major American team sport to come out as gay. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm...

NenĂª’s Nagging Foot Injury Could Hinder His Training Camp Performance
September 25th, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Washington Wizards center Nenê irritated his plantar fasciitis condition during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England back in August and now the effects of the Brazilian big man having little rest during this NBA offseason will bleed into training camp. ***PHOTO1*** The Washington Post reported that Nenê is still bothered by the...

Brian Cook Added to Training Camp Roster
September 19th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Forward Brian Cook became the fourth player to sign a non-guaranteed training camp deal with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. He joins Steven Gray, Shavlik Randolph, and Earl Barron in the competitive group vying for the last roster spot on the team. Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers out of Illinois...

Will Maurice Evans Join the Washington Wizards’ Front Office?
September 17th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
As the 2012 NBA offseason winds down to a conclusion, the front office of the Washington Wizards has addressed most of its concerns in free agency. Almost all of the free agents attached to this team's roster have been accounted for with the exception of two players: Maurice Evans and...

Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray, and Earl Barron Vying for Final Roster Spot in Training Camp
September 12th, 2012 at 4:36 PM
***PHOTO2*** Three NBA hopefuls are getting their shot at playing professional basketball with the Washington Wizards, who are seeking to fill their final roster spot after training camp. The Washington Post's Michael Lee has learned from inside sources that the Wizards have extended non-guaranteed training camp offers to Shavlik Randolph, Steven Gray, and...