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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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

Old Washington Wizards-Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalry Revisited in “The Green Room”
September 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the age of free agency, maximum contracts, and friendly camaraderie among professional athletes, truly potent rivalries are often hard to come by. Some conflicts are founded on years of historical duels that help the rivalry withstand the tests of time, like those between the New York Yankees and Boston...

Bradley Beal Should Compete for Rookie of the Year Honors
August 19th, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Any Washington Wizards fan in the DMV area knows all about how much hype 2012 first-round draft pick Bradley Beal has received this summer. Basketball pundits from all over the country have been touting him as a "can't miss" type of player. Question is, will his talent live up to the...

NBA Releases Preseason Schedule, Washington Wizards Get One Home Game
August 16th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
The Washington Wizards received their preseason schedule from the NBA on Thursday, a series of eight games in 19 days in the month of October. Out of those eight games only one is set to be played in the Verizon Center, an October 11 contest against the Jeremy Lin-less New...

John Wall Highlights from the 2011-12 NBA Season
August 15th, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Wednesday was a slow day for NBA news, especially concerning the Washington Wizards. Thankfully, on days like today, we can turn to YouTube for basketball entertainment. Here now is a highlight video, courtesy of YouTube user vinsanity15dunk, showcasing John Wall's best moments on the court last season. The video contains mostly alley-oops...

NBA.com Releases 2012 Offseason “Report Cards”: Washington Wizards Receive B
August 14th, 2012 at 10:36 PM
With most of the big names of free agency accounted for in the summer of 2012, the NBA chose to release its annual series of "report cards" grading each team's performance in the offseason. Each of the 30 NBA teams were graded based on their new roster's frontcourt and backcourt lineups,...

John Wall Wants to Be the Washington Wizards’ “Savior”
August 5th, 2012 at 5:51 PM
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall sparked some debate last week when he told Dime magazine that he firmly believes his team will make the NBA playoffs this season. He also voiced his desire to be the "savior" of the franchise. ***PHOTO1*** This led to a lengthy Internet discussion in multiple forums...

Should the Washington Wizards Make Another Move in Free Agency?
August 4th, 2012 at 6:00 AM
A few weeks before the NBA Draft, if things had turned out differently, fans might have witnessed a more active Washington Wizards franchise in the frenzied market of free agency this summer. Instead, trading away Rashard Lewis's mammoth contract for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza in June ended any conversations about...

Ex-Washington Wizards Guard Roger Mason Jr. Signs with the New Orleans Hornets
August 1st, 2012 at 9:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** After a one year stint with the Washington Wizards, Roger Mason Jr. is out the door once again. Michael Lee of the Washington Post revealed on Wednesday that Mason has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets in the 2012-12 season. He will be paid the veteran's minimum. Mason averaged...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Charlotte Bobcats Matchup Preview
August 1st, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Wizards 101 continues its analysis of the NBA's newly released schedule for the 2012-13 season with a look at the Charlotte Bobcats, whose historically woeful record in 2011-12 spared the Washington Wizards from becoming the laughingstock of the NBA. ***PHOTO1*** Any other further criticism of the Bobcats would just equate to kicking...

Washington Wizards Versus Southeast Division: 2012-13 Miami Heat Matchup Preview
July 28th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
With the 2012-13 NBA schedule released and with most of this offseason's marquee free agents settled into new contracts, Washington Wizards fans can now officially begin to look forward to the new season. ***PHOTO1*** The media has speculated for months about the direction of the Wizards' organization. Majority owner Ted Leonsis and...

NBA Releases 2012-13 Schedule, Washington Wizards Play Cleveland on Opening Night
July 26th, 2012 at 11:10 PM
A full season of NBA basketball will tip off on October 30th, 2012, with the Washington Wizards as one of the opening acts. ***PHOTO1*** The league released the 2012-13 season schedule on Thursday, featuring a Halloween playoff rematch between the Boston Celtics and the NBA champion Miami Heat as their first nationally...

Washington Wizards Sign Free Agent Point Guard A.J. Price
July 24th, 2012 at 10:19 PM
The Associated Press broke the news of former Indiana Pacers point guard A.J. Price signing with the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. He accepted a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum to play in D.C. next season. ***PHOTO1*** Price, a three-year veteran of the NBA, has played 150 games with the Pacers...