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If the Wizards are going to improve defensively, it must start with John Wall

It’s no secret that the Wizards have been woeful on defense since the All-Star break. What was once considered a major strong suit for this team has turned into a glaring weakness overnight. Since the All-Star break, the Wizards rank 22nd in the league in Defensive Rating. There are several reasons why the defense has taken a hit over the past month but the most infuriating, yet...
Via Bullets Forever
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

John Wall uses social media to spotlight missing black kids in D.C.

Wizards star John Wall is from Raleigh, North Carolina, but engages with the D.C. community as his own. In fact, last season he won the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago

Morning tip: What has changed for Otto Porter since All-Star break?

All of Otto Porter's numbers post-All-Star break have taken a dip, especially his accuracy from three-point range for the Wizards. The assumption -- and typical explanations
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 hours ago

Weinstein and Massenburg debate the Washington Wizards resting players

The Wizards have logged a lot of minutes this season, is it time to rest the players before the playoffs? Or can the team not afford to rest at the end of the season?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Wizards big man promises to dance on the air if Washington wins 50 games

Wizards center Jason Smith had eight points, four rebounds and two blocks off the bench in Wednesday’s 104-100 win over the Hawks at Verizon Center, as Washington snapped a two-game losing streak and rediscovered its “swag” during a decisive 9-1 fourth-quarter run. Smith had some fun with Bradley Beal during the shooting guard’s on-court interview following […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

Who is the Wizards’ best shooter of all-time? Semifinal round

We’re running a poll to determine the best shooter in Wizards history. Here’s how voting went in the first round: Gilbert Arenas beat Phil Chenier in the Legends Regional with 68 percent of the vote. Antawn Jamison edged out Bojan Bogdanovic in the Tall Guy Regional with 54 percent of the vote. Bradley Beal defeated Tracy Murray with 88 percent of the vote in the Silky Shooter...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards get their swag back against the Hawks

WASHINGTON - Going into their matchup against the Hawks, the Wizards had lost four of their last five games. They lost games they shouldn’t have, blew leads both big and small, and were outclassed in one way or another by every opponent they faced. Their defense was in shambles. They allowed 111.3 points per 100 possessions in that five game stretch. Even their offense, which...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall’s offensive explosion against Atlanta started with his defense

With less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter of Washington’s 104-100 win over Atlanta on Wednesday, John Wall was still scoreless, but trying his best not to be useless.  As the Wizards’ point guard watched shot after shot rim out, clank against the backboard or miss by a foot, he figured he could […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards have gone from hot to inconsistent

The Washington Wizards had a five game West Coast road trip which many people thought would be difficult for them, but the Wizards were able to come out with a 4-1. After that hot streak, however, the Wizards have been inconsistent. They are currently only 1-2 since the road trip and they have struggled against sub-par teams. The Wizards have lost against the Charlotte Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall wants superstar treatment from the NBA’s officials

CHARLOTTE — Superstars typically don’t emerge from an arena loading dock late on a Saturday night. So imagine the surprise of the stragglers outside Charlotte’s Spectrum Center when John Wall, accompanied by only his bodyguard and friend David “Flav” Best, as well as Washington Wizards equipment manager Dave Avery, strolled by on Caldwell Street. When asked by […]
Via Wizards Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says Durant is 'making progress'

There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return after he suffered a sprained MCL in a game against the Washington Wizards late last month.4Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave us a pretty positive update on the progress Durant is making.“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” Kerry said prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, via CSN...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Evolve or die’: Jason Smith is the Wizards’ utility man — on and off the court

Jason Smith has found a myriad of ways to make himself useful this season. Before Smith filled in as Washington’s backup center, he was the Wizards’ union representative who became the living embodiment of an ‘FAQ’ for teammates during the new collective bargaining agreement negotiations. Then there’s his role as in-game peace maker: When Smith […]
Via Wizards Insider
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall: DeMarcus Cousins was willing to join Wizards

There is no indication that the Washington Wizards pursued a trade for DeMarcus Cousins, but according to a former college teammate, he’d have been in favor of it if they had.Wizards point guard John Wall, who played with Cousins at Kentucky, said Cousins told him he would be willing to come to Washington at some point.“I talked to him. He said he would come to D.C., but he didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs continue East Coast road trip to Washington

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards return home for Wednesday's matchup against the Dallas Mavericks coming off a loss. However, after what they accomplished during a five-game Western Conference road trip, there is no arguing against John Wall and crew feeling like winners. With a chance for a franchise first 5-0 road trip, the Wizards (41-25) ran out of good fortune and made baskets...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Is John Wall a legit MVP candidate?

What are your criteria for NBA MVP? Is it the player that contributes the most to his team’s success? The player that is putting up the best stats? The player with the most wins? After answering those questions, where does John Wall rank on your current MVP ladder? Top 5? Probably Not. Top 10? Maybe. Even with all the different criteria fans come up with, John Wall deserves to...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant not setting target return date yet

Kevin Durant spoke with the media on Wednesday for the first time since suffering a knee injury against the Washington Wizards last week. Though Durant did give some insight on his progress, he is reluctant to set a target date for his return. “I’m not even trying to put a date on it,” Durant said of a potential return date. “Just however I feel. I’m just setting goals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How Bojan Bogdanovic Has Turned Into A Monster With The Wizards

The Washington Wizards won 11 of their last 12 games before the trade deadline. They had a pseudo-MVP candidate running point for one of the league's most impressive starting lineups-a complementary quintet that, today, has logged over 200 more minutes than any other five-man unit and, heading into the All-Star break, was outscoring opponents by 13.0 points per 100 possessions. ...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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