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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...

4-1 Wizards are Finding Ways to Win Ugly
November 7th, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Five games into the young season, the Washington Wizards sit atop the Eastern Conference standings at 4-1. But despite their success, the Wizards' hot start can be viewed with both excitement and frustration. On the one hand, the Wizards are in first place and are off to their best start...

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 Stymie Knicks, Improve to 3-1
November 5th, 2014 at 12:53 PM
The Washington Wizards continued their hot start Tuesday night, moving to 3-1 with a 98-83 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Wizards are off to their best start in years, and it looks like they'll be able to do more than just survive in Bradley...

Washington Wizards Week in Review, Vol. 1
November 2nd, 2014 at 3:29 PM
Every Sunday this season, Wizards 101 will take a closer look at some of the top storylines surrounding the Washington Wizards. A good start? Just three games into the 2014-2015 season, the Washington Wizards have accomplished something it took them months to achieve last season: getting above .500. Sure, it's a...

It’s Time to Unleash Otto Porter Jr.
November 1st, 2014 at 2:51 PM
With Bradley Beal expected to be out through November, the Washington Wizards entered the season with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the shooting guard position. With Garrett Temple and Glen Rice Jr as the only healthy two guards on the roster, there wasn't an obvious choice to fill in during...

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...