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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...

Recap: Wizards Can’t Contain Chris Bosh, Fall to Heat 107-95
October 30th, 2014 at 11:18 AM
The depleted Washington Wizards hung tough, but the Miami Heat got a pair of superstar performances from Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, carrying them to a 107-95 victory on opening night. Bosh was a force in his first game as the Heat's primary option, burning the Wizards for 26 points...

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....

Injury-Plagued Wizards Can’t Afford Another Slow Start
October 27th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
Big things are expected from the Washington Wizards this season. After a surprising run the the Eastern Conference semis and what was widely considered to be a strong offseason, many have labeled the Wizards as not only a playoff contender, but a dark horse to make a run to the...

Rasual Butler Earns the Wizards’ 15th Roster Spot
October 25th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The battle for the Wizards' final roster spot is over, and an unlikely name remains standing. According to J. Michael of CSNWashington, 35 year-old veteran Rasaul Butler has beaten out Xavier Silas, Damion James, and John Lucas III to remain on the Wizards as the 15th man. Butler will sign...

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: Wizards 100, Knicks 103
October 23rd, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Now that's more like it. After a series of disappointing outings, the Wizards and the Knicks put on a show last night in an entertaining and competitive matchup that felt like a regular season game. With the starters playing big minutes and both teams battling it out until the end,...

NBA GMs Like Wizards to Win the Southeast Division
October 22nd, 2014 at 3:46 PM
NBA.com has released their annual GM survey, with general managers around the league responding to 5 questions and weighing in on topics like predictions, player rankings, and breakout candidates. The survey was kind to the Washington Wizards, as 59% of GMs chose them to win the Southeast Division, followed by...

Report: Washington Wizards Close to Signing John Lucas III
October 21st, 2014 at 10:28 AM
ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Wizards are close to signing free agent John Lucas III, according to sources. In the wake of Bradley Beal's wrist njury, the team has been looking for backcourt depth, and Lucas, a DC native, could be a possible solution. The 31 year old...

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...

The Case for Rasual Butler as 15th Man
October 20th, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Bradley Beal's injury has left a gaping hole in the Wizards' backcourt. With Glen Rice Jr. and Garrett Temple as the only healthy shooting guards left on the roster, much of the recent Wizards' discussion has revolved around that position. A Ray Allen signing looks extremely unlikely and, with little...

Washington Wizards Waive Daniel Orton, Roster Down to 17
October 17th, 2014 at 4:31 PM
The Washington Wizards waived center Daniel Orton yesterday, bringing their roster down to 17 with three preseason games remaining. The decision shouldn't come as a surprise, as Orton failed to see the court in the Wizards' first five preseason games while dealing with a calf injury. With with Xavier Silas...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards 101, Maccabi Haifa 95
October 16th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
The Washington Wizards drove their preseason record to 4-1 after a closer than expected 101-95 victory over Israeli team Maccabi Haifa. With Bradley Beal injured and Nene and Paul Pierce resting, the Wizards were without most of their projected starting lineup, so Coach Wittman basically let the backups and young...

Getting to Know the Opponent: Maccabi Haifa B.C
October 15th, 2014 at 1:48 PM
After opening the preseason against the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, and Detroit Pistons, the Wizards will host their fifth preseason game tonight at the Verizon Center against ... Maccabi Haifa. Yes, rather than another NBA team, the Wizards will test their mettle against last year's runners-up in...

Report: Washington Wizards Continue to Pursue Ray Allen, Won’t Make a Panic Trade
October 13th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
Bradley Beal's fractured left wrist, which will cause him to miss six weeks, has left a gaping hole in the Washington Wizards' backcourt. With the unproven Glen Rice Jr. and Garrett Temple the only healthy shooting guards left on the team, it would appear the Wizards need to make some...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards 91, Detroit Pistons 89
October 13th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
The Washington Wizards improved to 3-1 this preseason, as a go-ahead dunk from Kevin Seraphin with 5.7 seconds remaining helped seal the deal in a 91-89 win over the Detroit Pistons. Admittedly, it's hard to get excited about a Wizards preseason win given the recent injury news concerning Bradley Beal...

Bradley Beal Fractures Left Wrist, Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks
October 12th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
The Washington Wizards face yet another setback in an unfortunate and injury-plagued preseason, as guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a fractured wrist. An MRI Saturday revealed the extent of the injury, described as a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left wrist. The...

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...

Four Wizards Players Suspended After Paul Pierce-Joakim Noah Shoving Match
October 8th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
The Washington Wizards will go into their regular season opener with a depleted lineup, as the NBA has suspended four players in the wake of a shoving match between Paul Pierce and Joakim Noah. Nene, DeJuan Blair, Xavier Silas and Daniel Orton were each suspended for one regular season game...

Preseason Recap: Washington Wizards Vs Chicago Bulls
October 7th, 2014 at 1:11 PM
The Washington Wizards were victorious in their preseason opener last night, defeating the Chicago Bulls 85-81, but it wasn't quite the performance many were looking for. It was a low-scoring, chippy game with lots of fouls, missed free throws and disappointing shooting performances. It was a mixed bag for the...