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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Washington Wizards Regular Season Schedule Analysis
August 13th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) The wait is over. The NBA released the 2013-2014 regular season schedule tonight, and the Wizards will get ten (10!) national TV appearances this season. Here's a look at those games and a few other schedule...

Preview: Washington Wizards Preseason Schedule Analysis
August 11th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Wizards fans finally received their first bit of concrete scheduling information today, as Monumental Network finally released the team's eight game preseason schedule. The Wizards have an interesting slate of games ahead, including dates with potential playoff opponents, a face-off with an international champion, and a return to Baltimore. Here's...

Re-Examining the Eastern Conference Power Structure in the Aftermath of Free Agency
July 16th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
NBA free agency is in full swing, and a series of staggering moves have totally reshaped the Eastern Conference landscape. LeBron James is back in Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony is still in New York, Pau Gasol joined the Bulls, Lance Stephenson spurned the Pacers to join the Hornets, and Paul Pierce will...

Washington Wizards Preseason Game Preview Versus the Charlotte Bobcats
October 7th, 2012 at 10:26 AM
***PHOTO1*** Preseason NBA action tips off today for the Washington Wizards, who begin their exhibition schedule with a short trip south to North Carolina. Washington faces off against a Charlotte Bobcats team that has made notable improvements via the draft and free agency this offseason, but is still light years away from...

Washington Wizards Quickly Sign Jannero Pargo
October 1st, 2012 at 8:10 PM
The last thing that the Washington Wizards needed was for their best player to go down with an injury before training camp, but that's exactly what happened to John Wall over the weekend.  After the sudden news that Wall would be shut down for at least eight weeks with a knee problem,...

Nenê’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...

Martell Webster Agrees in Principle to Sign with the Washington Wizards
August 25th, 2012 at 8:51 PM
Free agent swingman Martell Webster will reportedly bring his athletic shooting game and playoff resume to the nation's capital. ***PHOTO1*** Michael Lee reported on Thursday that Webster had verbally agreed to a minimum deal for one year with the Washington Wizards. The six foot seven forward averaged nearly seven points and four...

Washington Wizards Still Targeting Notable Free Agents
August 23rd, 2012 at 5:51 PM
The Washington Wizards are only $3 million under the salary cap and have 13 players on the roster, but they are still actively pursuing free agents willing to sign minimum level contracts to come play in D.C. ***PHOTO1*** Michael Lee of The Washington Post floated a few names in his Wizards Insider...

Morris Almond Leaves Washington Wizards for Serbia
August 21st, 2012 at 6:24 PM
After only a brief stint in a Washington Wizards uniform, Morris Almond is leaving not just the nation's capital, but the United States as well. The free agent shooting guard accepted a one year deal on Tuesday to play for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, the rival team to Jan Vesely's old...

Washington Wizards Add Assistant Jerry Sichting to Coaching Staff
August 11th, 2012 at 11:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman put the finishing touches on his new bench crew with the addition of assistant coach Jerry Sichting to the roster. The Minneapolis Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda first broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday of Sichting's signing with the Wizards. Michael Lee of the Washington Post confirmed the...

Dwight Howard Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers: Balance of Power Shifts in the NBA
August 10th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
Dwight Howard is all smiles now that his wish to be traded has finally come true. ***PHOTO1*** A source close to the trade discussion told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to a four-team blockbuster deal on Thursday night netting them the Orlando Magic's Howard. The move brings the unquestionably...

Washington Wizards Players Come up Short at the 2012 Olympics
August 8th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
After Brazil and France were eliminated from Olympic basketball competition on Wednesday, both Washington Wizards players at the  London Games were knocked out of contention for a medal as well. ***PHOTO1*** Forward/centers Nenê, from Brazil, and Kevin Seraphin, from France, will both return to D.C. without any Olympic hardware. Though far from...

Brazil Center Nenê Aggravates Nagging Foot Injury, Sits Out Against Spain
August 7th, 2012 at 8:39 PM
***PHOTO1*** Nenê's history of injuries in his NBA career have been well-documented, and were taken into consideration when the Washington Wizards traded for him in March. So when news broke that the Brazilian big man sat out of his Olympic team's final preliminary game against Spain on Monday, a bit of unease fell upon...