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Washington Wizards Week in Review, Vol. III
December 16th, 2014 at 7:46 PM
The ascendency of John Wall continues John Wall had himself a pretty good week. Wall led the Wizards to a perfect 4-0 record last week, averaging 18 points, 12.8 assists, and 5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals and registering two of the most memorable performances of his career. He overcame the...

Why John Wall is a No-Brainer All-Star Selection
December 13th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
One of the hardest things for an athlete to do is make the leap from 'good' to 'great.' Wizards fans are watching it happen right before their very eyes. John Wall has taken his game to a new level this season, posting career best stats and leading the Wizards to...

Recap: Wizards Stun Magic on Beal’s Buzzer-Beater
December 11th, 2014 at 10:39 AM
The Washington Wizards continued their dominance over the Orlando Magic, as Bradley Beal hit a game-winning tip-in off an Andre Miller inbounds pass to lift the team to a 91-89 victory. It looked like the Magic were about to reverse their fortunes, as a Tobias Harris dunk but them up...

John Wall Dedicates Emotional Victory to His Six Year Old Friend Miyah
December 8th, 2014 at 11:41 PM
John Wall had one of the best games of his career tonight, tallying 26 points, 17 assists, and 7 rebounds as he led the Washington Wizards to a 133-132 2OT victory over the Boston Celtics. It was a huge victory that salvaged the home-and-home series and helped the Wizards keep...

Report Card: Grading the Washington Wizards’ Bench
December 8th, 2014 at 3:18 PM
We're about a quarter of the way into the season, so it's time for some grades. The Wizards sit at 13-6, and a big reason for that has been their much improved depth. Here's a look at how each second unit player has been doing this season. Rasual Butler- We've already...

Injury Updates on Paul Pierce, Nene
December 5th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
The Wizards just can't seem to stay healthy. After getting Bradley Beal back, the Wizards' hopes of finally fielding their complete starting five were dashed after Nene (foot) was sidelined with a nagging injury. Now it looks like Paul Pierce may be forced to take a brief absence after injuring...

Rasual Butler: More than Just the 15th Man
December 4th, 2014 at 5:31 PM
Nearly a quarter of the way into the 2014-2015 NBA season, the Washington Wizards sit at 12-5, good for second place in the Eastern Conference. Much of their success is due to the play of the usual suspects: John Wall (18.1 PPG, 9.6 APG, 2.2 SPG) has firmly established himself...

Recap: Beal, Wizards Down Lakers for Third Straight Victory
December 4th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Bradley Beal had his best game of the season, John Wall had yet another double-double, and the Wizards overcame a slow start to breeze past the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95 for their third straight victory. The Lakers, winners of two straight, got off to a hot start thanks to Kobe Bryant...

Recap: Washington Wizards Crush Miami Heat in Rematch
December 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The Washington Wizards got a measure of payback last night, as they avenged their season-opening loss with a dominant 107-86 victory over the Miami Heat. It was yet another stingy defensive performance from the Wizards, as they held the Heat, the league's leaders in three-point percentage, to 2-22 from beyond...

Recap: Washington Wizards Hold Off New Orleans Pelicans, Earn 10th Win
November 30th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
In another strong defensive performance, the Wizards bottled up the New Orleans Pelicans offense to squeak out an 83-80 victory and improve their record to 10-5. It was the lowest point total for the Pelicans this season, who shot 37% from the field and only had three players in double...

Preview: Washington Wizards December Schedule Analysis
November 28th, 2014 at 5:09 PM
At 9-5, the Washington Wizards sit atop the NBA Southeast Division and 2nd overall in the Eastern Conference. Their early season success is a welcome change after years of slow starts, and the team is poised to solidify their place in the standings if they can continue their solid play....

Report: Wizards Willing to Pay Bradley Beal Max Money
November 28th, 2014 at 3:08 PM
After a promising start to his career, it appears that Wizards guard Bradley Beal is poised to become the next promising young guard to earn a max-level contract. Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that league executives expect Beal to command a max extension or max free agency offer, and...

Four Takeaways from Bradley Beal’s Return
November 20th, 2014 at 8:28 PM
He's baaack. After a five week absence, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal made his long-awaited return Wednesday night in the Wizards' loss to the Dallas Mavericks. And fortunately for Wizards fans, it looks like he hasn't missed a beat. Beal entered the game in the first quarter to a...

Washington Wizards Week in Review, Vol. 2
November 16th, 2014 at 9:32 PM
A look at some of the top Wizards storylines from the last week. A historic start So much for starting slow. After years of getting off on the wrong foot, the Wizards have flipped the script this season, jumping out to a red-hot 7-2 start. They currently sit in first place in...

Bradley Beal Recovering Well, May Return to Practice Next Week
November 14th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
Good news, Wizards fans: it sounds like Bradley Beal's return may just be right around the corner. According to J.Michael of CSN Washington, Beal had his left wrist examined today, and word is that the results are very positive. Beal could be back practicing fully as soon as next week....

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...

Are Glen Rice Jr.’s Days in DC Numbered?
November 10th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Coming into the season, there was a lot of optimism surrounding the Wizards' second-year duo of Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. Both had excellent showings in the Summer League, especially Rice, and the team hoped that their good form could carry over into the regular season. With Bradley...

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: Streaking Raptors Crush Wizards, 103-84
November 7th, 2014 at 10:35 PM
We've talked about how the Wizards are learning to win ugly. Apparently, they haven't forgotten how to lose ugly either. The Wizards struggled mightily on both ends of the court, and the Raptors rode a hot shooting performance to an easy 103-84 victory. Kyle Lowry had a triple double with...