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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...

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...

John Wall, Bradley Beal Cut from Team USA
August 4th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Team USA has made the first set of roster cuts, and Wizards fans won't be happy with the results. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that John Wall,Bradley Beal, and Paul Millsap have been cut from Team USA, ending their chances of playing...

John Wall, Bradley Beal Starting to Look Like World Cup Long Shots
August 1st, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) After the first week of Team USA camp, Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal are seemingly looking like the odd men out at the guard positions, as neither has been able to distinguish themselves enough to increase their chances of...

Are We Headed for a John Wall-Boogie Cousins Reunion on Team USA?
July 29th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Photo credit: GAMEFACE-PHOTOS / Foter /Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) One of the most interesting subplots of Team USA camp so far has been the departure of forwards Kevin Love and Blake Griffin. With Love departing due to the trade talk swirling around him and Griffin leaving due to a back fracture, the...

The Wizards and the Cavaliers Are Set to Reignite Their Rivalry
July 26th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
  Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) From 2006-2008, back when LeBron James was a playoff neophyte and Gilbert Arenas was an NBA star, the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers faced each other in the first round of the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, with the Cavs sweeping all...

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...

Why the ‘Full-Court Press’ to Keep Marcin Gortat is Crucial to Washington Wizards’ Success
July 10th, 2014 at 8:11 PM
The Washington Wizards are reportedly ramping up their efforts to keep free agent center Marcin Gortat in Washington, with a team led by coach Randy Wittman flying to Poland to meet with Gortat before free agent negotiations begin on July 1. With Gortat drawing interest from teams such as the...

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...