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Category: ‘Forwards’

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Drew Gooden to Play for Finland in FIBA World Cup
August 6th, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Photo credit: Joseph Glorioso Photography / Foter /Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0) The Washington Wizards did end up having a player added to a World Cup roster this week; it just wasn't who fans were expecting. Forward Drew Gooden has announced his intention to play for Finland in the upcoming World Cup, according...

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...

John Wall to Attend Team USA Camp; Can He Make the Cut?
July 25th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) ESPN's Marc Stein reported yesterday that Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has accepted an invitation to attend Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas next week. Wall's initial exclusion was viewed by many as a snub, as the young guard...

Examining Bradley Beal’s Chances to Make Team USA’s World Cup Roster
July 23rd, 2014 at 11:54 AM
                          Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) In a somewhat surprising decision, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was among the 19 players chosen for Team USA's training camp roster and will compete in camp for a...

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...

Is Otto Porter Ready to Contribute?
July 16th, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter was one of the biggest rookie disappointments of last season. Drafted number 3 overall, Porter struggled with injuries and posted a measly 2.1 PPG, failing to make any semblance of an impact. After watching Porter struggle mightily while failing to crack the Wizards' rotation, many...

Wizards to Sign Forward Kris Humphries
July 15th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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Why Paul Pierce was a Great Signing for the Wizards
July 15th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Small forward has been the marquee position of free agency this summer, with the futures of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony dominating the headlines and capturing the attention of fans and personalities around the league. Once LeBron and Melo finally made their decisions to go to Cleveland and stay in New...

Bradley Beal Chosen for U.S National Team Summer Roster
July 14th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is among the 19 players chosen for the summer U.S national team roster and will compete for a spot on the U.S World Cup roster. Players will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month, where the roster will eventually be trimmed to 12...

Washington Wizards Targeting Dallas Mavericks Center DeJuan Blair
July 14th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Photo credit: Tiago Hammil / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Washington Wizards are in negotiations with the Dallas Mavericks over a potential sign-and-trade deal that would send forward/center DeJuan Blair to the Wizards. There is a sense of urgency surrounding the deal as the Wizards hope...

Paul Pierce Agrees to Two Year Deal with Washington Wizards
July 13th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
.Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) That didn't take long. The Washington Wizards wasted little time finding a new small forward, as the team will sign veteran forward Paul Pierce to a 2-year, $11 million deal. Pierce will replace the departing Trevor Ariza, who yesterday agreed to a...