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Are Daniel Orton’s Chances of Making the Wizards Better than You Think?
October 6th, 2014 at 10:47 AM
When the Washington Wizards finalized their 20 man training camp roster, Daniel Orton immediately looked like the odd man out. While guards Xavier Silas and Vander Blue and swingman Rasual Butler made sense as invitees, adding another big man in Orton looked like a head-scratcher, especially after the Wizards' offseason...

Wizards Vs. Bulls: What to Watch For
October 5th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
NBA basketball is finally upon us, as the Washington Wizards will open their preseason campaign against the Chicago Bulls tomorrow at the United Center. While stars like John Wall, Bradley Beal, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah likely won't see heavy minutes, there's still plenty to watch for, as both Eastern...

Do the Wizards Have a Potential Stretch 4 on Their Roster?
October 3rd, 2014 at 2:51 PM
'Stretch 4s' are all the rage in the NBA these days. Having a forward that can consistently hit from long range is a luxury that allows teams to stretch the floor by pulling paint defenders out to near the top of the key, unclogging the lane and adding another dimension...

Martell Webster Likely to Retire at the End of His Current Contract
October 3rd, 2014 at 10:51 AM
At 27 years old, it would appear on the surface that Washington Wizards swingman Martell Webster should have plenty left in the tank. But nine seasons of wear and tear and a series of painful back injuries has him thinking about retirement, and it could come sooner rather than later....

Washington Wizards NBA 2K15 Player Ratings
October 2nd, 2014 at 1:27 PM
The NBA season, at long last, is less than a month away, meaning NBA 2K15 is right around the corner, with an October 7 release date. 2K has released a complete list of player ratings already, meaning that eager fans can scope out how their team will fair virtually. Here's...

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...

Vegas Sportsbook Predicts Washington Wizards to Win 49.5 Games
October 1st, 2014 at 2:19 AM
Las Vegas' Westgate Superbook posted it's 2014 NBA Win Totals Tuesday, and Wizards fans should be happy with the projections. The Superbook has the Wizards winning 49.5 games this season, which would be the tied for the sixth highest total in the league. The six-game leap was one of the...

Washington Wizards to Be Featured on NBA Real Training Camp
September 27th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
The Washington Wizards' national profile is set to get another boost this preseason, as Turner Sports has announced that the Wizards will be among the five teams featured on this season of NBA TV's Real Training Camp. The show will give an inside look at the team's training camp and...

Getting to Know the Washington Wizards’ Training Camp Signees
September 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
After a flurry of recent additions, the Washington Wizards' 20-man training camp roster looks to be finalized. In addition to the 14 players the Wizards have already signed to the regular season roster, six new signees will be competing for the 15th and final roster spot. With a Ray Allen...

Wizards Sign Rasual Butler, Work Out Vander Blue and Jamaal Franklin
September 23rd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The Washington WIzards have added three more names to the competition for their final roster spot. Shams Charania of RealGM is reporting that the team has signed veteran Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract, while Jorge Castllo of the Washington Post notes that Vander Blue and Jamaal Franklin have been...

Washington Wizards Continue Their Pursuit of Ray Allen
September 22nd, 2014 at 2:03 PM
The Washington Wizards haven't given up in their pursuit of free agent guard Ray Allen, according to CSN Washington. The Wizards have reportedly reached out to Allen again after contacting him earlier this month, with the hopes of convincing him to come to DC should he return for another season....

Washington Wizards Sign Damion James to Training Camp Contract
September 19th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
As expected, Damion James is headed to Wizards training camp. As reported earlier by CSNWashington, the Wizards have been close to a deal with the free agent forward for days, and according to RealGM, the move is now official, as the site lists James to the Wizards on their Transactions...

Former Washington Wizards Guard Jordan Crawford to Play in China
September 18th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
It looks like Jordan Crawford's NBA career has come to an end, at least for the time being. According to Hupu.com, the former Wizards, Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors guard has signed a contract with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. According to Crawford's Twitter, the...

Washington Wizards Sign Xavier Silas to Training Camp Contract
September 16th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
It looks like a familiar face will be headed to the Washington Wizards' training camp, perhaps this time with a legitimate chance to make the team. According to RealGM, the Wizards are finalizing a contract with shooting guard Xavier Silas. Silas was on Wizards's training camp squad last year, but...

Southeast Division Player Rankings: Small Forwards
September 14th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
1) Luol Deng, Miami Heat: Considering that all the recent talk about Deng revolves around the Danny Ferry controversy, it's easy to forget that Deng will be playing for a new team this year. The Heat signing Deng was one of the shrewdest moves of the offseason, as the under-the-radar...

Washington Wizards’ D-League Franchise Fort Wayne Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryouts
September 10th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
If your an aspiring NBA player living in the DMV area, it's your lucky day. The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the new NBA D-League affiliates of the Washington Wizards, will be touring the country holding open tryouts, and one of those stops will be at the Verizon Center on Sunday,...

A Look at the Washington Wizards’ New Court Design
September 9th, 2014 at 7:43 PM
The Washington Wizards will have brand new court design for the 2014-1015 season, and if the early photos are any indication, it should be a slick new upgrade. Zach Lowe of Grantland power ranked the NBA court designs and revealed that in addition to the Wizards, the Hawks, Blazers, Raptors,...

Is Martell Webster in Danger of Falling Out of the Wizards’ Rotation?
September 7th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
Martell Webster has been a solid, high-usage role player in his two seasons with the Wizards. Alternating between starter and sixth man, the veteran has posted career-best numbers and provided value as a spot-up shooter. However, there are some disconcerting factors that could signify that Webster's time as a prominent...

Washington Wizards Hire Howard Eisley as Assistant Coach
September 4th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
The Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers are swapping assistant coaches. After losing Sam Cassell to Doc Rivers' staff in July, the Wizards will replace him with Clippers assistant Howard Eisley, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Eisley has worked as the Clippers' player development assistant since 2010. He...

Report: Wizards Reach Out to Ray Allen
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Maybe the Washington Wizards aren't done in free agency after all. J. MIchael of CSN Washington is reporting that the Wizards reached out to veteran shooting guard Ray Allen early in free agency in an attempt to measure his interest in joining the team. The 39-year old has been pursued...