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Recap: Wizards Edge Pistons 107-103, Continue Hot Start
November 12th, 2014 at 10:48 PM
The Washington Wizards continued their hot start Wednesday night, notching a 107-103 comeback victory over the Detroit Pistons to improve to 6-2. The Wizards hadn't reached six wins this early in the season in 40 years, and they're proving that they can do more than just survive without Bradley Beal....

Sorry Sam, Kobe Bryant to the Wizards Isn’t Happening
November 10th, 2014 at 7:24 PM
Veteran NBA reporter Sam Smith, who currently writes for the Chicago Bulls, has some interesting thoughts on Kobe Bryant's future. Assuming that Kobe does not want to stay in Los Angeles for two more years, Smith began laying out some trade scenarios involving the future Hall of Famer. Included in...

Recap: Wizards Withstand Pacers Rally, Hold on for 97-90 Win
November 8th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Nene scored 17 points, including 15 in the first quarter, and the Wizards got some solid contributions from the bench en route to a 97-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Wizards got off to a hot start and built a 17 point halftime lead before Solomon Hill led the...

Recap: Wizards Survive Pacers in OT, Move to 4-1
November 6th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
It wasn't pretty, but the Wizards managed to get the job done yet again. John Wall had 31 points and 10 assists, and the Wizards held off the feisty but injury-ravaged Pacers for a 96-94 win in overtime. The Pacers, playing without Paul George, David West, and Rodney Stuckey, hung...

Recap: Wizards Fend Off Comeback, Edge Magic 105-98
October 30th, 2014 at 10:32 PM
It wasn't always pretty, and it was a lot closer than it should have been, but the Washington Wizards escaped with a 105-98 victory over the Orlando Magic, salvaging a 1-1 split on their Florida road trip and earning their first win of the season. John Wall had a monster...

Season Opener Preview: Washington Wizards Vs. Miami Heat
October 29th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
It's time. After a long absence, meaningful NBA basketball is finally back, and the Washington Wizards open their season tonight against the Miami Heat. It's an intriguing matchup, as the Wizards look to build on last season's surprising success and the Heat look to establish themselves in the post-LeBron era....

Wizards Preseason Wrap-Up: Seven Key Takeaways
October 24th, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The preseason is finally over, which means that meaningless games are behind us and the regular season is merely five days away. This preseason was a mixed bag for the Wizards, as solid individual performances were offset by turnovers and offensive sluggishness, while positive results were marred by injuries to...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards 84, New Orleans Pelicans 88
October 21st, 2014 at 10:10 AM
The Washington Wizards fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 88-84 last night after an ugly performance where the offensive couldn't get anything going. John Wall, Paul Pierce and Glen Rice Jr., all sat this one out, and their absence was definitely felt .While the box score would indicate a close...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards 94, New Orleans Pelicans 89
October 9th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Washington Wizards are learning how to win ugly. Two days removed from a 85-81 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Wizards rallied for a come from behind 94-89 win over the Pelicans. Much like the first game, this was a mixed bag for the Wizards, who had to overcome...

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...