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Wizards projected to finished 8th in Eastern Conference according to ESPN forecast

Washington made several moves to change their bench for the 2016-17 season, but it wasn’t enough to impress ESPN, according to new projections from their Forecast Panel. The panel projects the Wizards will finish 41-41 next season, the same record they finished with last season. The record gives them eighth-best record in the conference, one game ahead of the Knicks and Bulls,...
Via Bullets Forever
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Video: How will Ian Mahnimi protect the paint for the Wizards?

Guest video analyst Dane Carbaugh checks in with some video scouting of the latest Washington C and how he helps on defense. The Washington Wizards lost out on Al Horford in the summer of 2016, and quickly moved to sign Pacers big man Ian Mahinmi to a 4-year, $64 million contract. The defensive minded center seems to duplicate some services alongside Marcin Gortat, but his addition...
Via Bullets Forever
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky always wanted to play for Wizards – not stay in Europe

Despite various reports and rumors about Tomas Satoransky being hesitant to join the Wizards, his recent actions prove how badly he wanted to be in D.C.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Has a Giraffe Now

WASHINGTON — Anybody who has kept up with Wizards center Marcin Gortat and his antics, especially in the offseason, won’t be surprised to learn he now has a giraffe, apparently. Per his Twitter account, Gortat now owns a giraffe and two horses. So know i Have giraffe And two horses…. One day they will be a champs !! 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎 pic.twitter.com/OVV6tVZK48 — Marcin...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Not Campaigning for 2017 All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — If Washington, D.C. and the Verizon Center become hosts for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, it will be unsolicited and perhaps even unwanted by Washington Wizards’ leadership. The Washington Business Journal reports that team officials have not expressed interest in hosting the game, which includes a week of festivities and economic boon. The team did not offer any...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky preparing for ‘a lot of changes’ in step up from Spain to Wizards

Tomas Satoransky was participating in Olympic qualifying with the Czech Republic national team recently when he learned, finally, he would be playing for the Washington Wizards this season. But unlike the Wizards’ other additions since the start of free agency early this month, the 6-foot-7 guard not only must get acclimated to new teammates but […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Wizards' John Wall remembering OSU player

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) The Latest on the death of an Oklahoma State basketball player (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The Washington Wizards' John Wall is remembering Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger, who died Thursday after collapsing following practice. Wall posted on Instagram : ''Rest in Peace to the lil homie who always had the competitive spirit..you will be...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky signs with Wizards

The Washington Wizards announced on Thursday evening the signing of Tomas Satoransky, who the club drafted in the second round (32nd overall) in 2012. The 6-foot-7 guard is a member of the Czech Republic national team and has been playing overseas for the past four years during which time the Wizards continued to own his […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Satoransky, Wizards finalize deal to bring him from Spain

WASHINGTON (AP) Guard Tomas Satoransky has signed with the Washington Wizards. The team announced the deal with their 2012 second-round draft pick Thursday, without revealing the financial terms. Earlier this month, the Wizards and Satoransky agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the move who spoke on condition of anonymity at the time...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Oubre honored for his NBA Summer League work

Looking for potential roster additions aside, the primary goal for the Washington Wizards' Summer League involved seeing growth from Kelly Oubre Jr.As far as media members
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Kelly Oubre talks bigger role for coming season with Wizards

Kelly Oubre sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Wizards Insider J. Michael. They discussed his role for the coming year and impressions of new coach Scott Brooks.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
7 days ago  |  Discuss

3 keys to the Washington Wizards making the playoffs

The Washington Wizards had an underwhelming season where they finished 41-41 and missed the playoffs after qualifying two years straight, This was a drop off year for them to say the least. But it is never too early to look at what the Wizards can do in order to make the playoffs next season based off of their performance from last season. This year the Wizards will be coming in...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Gary Neal Take a Shot at Former Wizards Teammates?

WASHINGTON — Gary Neal appeared to a shot on social media at some of his former Wizards teammates on Monday, though that’s not how Neal sees it. Neal, who played 40 games on a one-year contract for the Wizards this past season, averaging 9.8 points and 1.2 assists, first commented on Facebook about being the Wizards’ leading scorer off the bench and the team’s best three...
Via CBS DC
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why John Wall respects Kevin Durant’s decision

During the third quarter of the Wizards’ summer league game against the Hawks in Las Vegas on Sunday, John Wall joined the NBA TV broadcast team of Steve Smith and Kevin Calabro to chat about his offseason and an eventful first two weeks of free agency around the league. When asked about Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden […]
Via DC Sports Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Yes, Black Lives Matter!': Wizards’ Bradley Beal wades into debate over police killings

Wizards guard Bradley Beal joined the chorus of Washington athletes wrestling with the proper response police shootings on social media late Thursday night. And as with some of his predecessors, Beal prompted a disappointed response from some fans who didn’t like his approach. “#blacklivesmatter,” Beal tweeted around 2 a.m., with a fist emoji and a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly decline option on Drew Gooden

The Washington Wizards have reportedly declined a team option on forward Drew Gooden, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Vet big man Drew Gooden is bound for the open market, league sources say, with a cap crunch forcing the Wiz to relinquish his 2016-17 option — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016 After signing free agents...
Via KCM Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris criticizes Kevin Durant for signing with Warriors

On one side, you have people who respect Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors and give himself the best chance at winning a championship. On the other, there are those who think he took the easy way out and was afraid of adversity. Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris clearly belongs to the latter group. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Morris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Washington Wizards’ free agency moves

Once again, the NBA free agency period started with a flurry of deals in the opening days, with hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars being spent. The Washington Wizards did not make any big splashes, outside of the expected maximum offer signed by Bradley Beal, although they did come close to signing former Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford before he ultimately agreed to terms...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets, Nene agree on a one-year deal

Free agent center Nene Hilario agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The contract is worth $2.9 million. I am honored to become part of the Houston Family!! Thank you for the opportunity and LETS GO ROCKETS!!! — Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) July 6, 2016 Nene, 33, spent the past four-and-a-half seasons...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson signing provides more questions than answers for Wizards

Unwilling to pay max money to Ryan Anderson, and missing out on Darrell Arthur, the Washington Wizards have settled on Andrew Nicholson as their stretch-four option. Nicholson and the Wizards reportedly agreed on a four-year deal worth $26 million. Nicholson, 26, spent his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic. A former first-round pick of the Magic, Nicholson has expanded his...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t sugarcoat it; The Washington Wizards lost free agency

The NBA free agency frenzy began five days ago and Washington Wizards fans are still looking for something to cheer about. Last season, the Wizards failed to make the playoffs for the sixth time in the last ten seasons. The team hasn’t made it to the Eastern Conference championship since the 1978-1979 season, 12 years before franchise cornerstone, John Wall, was born. The Wizards...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: When Wizards’ Tomas Satoransky posterized ex-NBA player Anthony Randolph in Euroleague game

The Washington Wizards are back to reality, as they missed out on just about every big name sweepstakes during the NBA free agency period. The team moved to Plan C, building depth on the team. One of their biggest pickups may be the most mysterious of them all, as they signed their Euro-stash player Tomas Satoransky to a three-year deal worth a reported $9 million. Satoransky, 24...
Via KCM Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

The Washington Wizards were unable to land Al Horford in free agency. That came after the team didn’t even get an opportunity to sit down with native son Kevin Durant. It’s been a somewhat frustrating past few days for a team that struggled to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Attempting to do whatever they can to improve a roster that surprisingly missed...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Bradley Beal deal with the Wizards

After agreeing to postpone an extension last offseason to keep the Kevin Durant dream alive, the Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have agreed upon a five-year, $128 million-plus max contract. Beal was a young draft pick after one season at Florida, just turned 23 and the Wizards are buying the best years of his prime. The primary concern on Beal is how he's been almost perpetually...
Via RealGM - NBA
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bradley Beal nearing max deal with Wizards

The Washington Wizards worked quickly during the opening stages of free agency early Friday morning back east. According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Washington has re-signed young shooting guard Bradley Beal to a max contract worth $128 million over five seasons. It’s a huge deal for a player who has shown himself to be injury prone over the past couple years. Beal...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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