WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Podcast: Getting to know Candace Buckner, the Washington Post’s new Wizards beat reporter

In this week’s episode, Jake Whitacre talked to Candace Buckner about her career in journalism from covering high school teams, to covering the Blazers and Pacers, and her new position as the Wizards beat writer for the Washington Post. They also talk about what she has learned since starting her new job, particularly the “utter disappointment” of Wizards fans. Later on, they...
Via Bullets Forever
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Games to Watch

Last Saturday marked exactly two months until the Washington Wizards open their season against the Atlanta Hawks. As we start counting down the days, let’s look at a few key games for the Wizards this season: vs Cleveland Cavaliers (November 11th) The 2016 NBA Champions will visit the District early in the season this year. Last year the Wizards managed a 2-2 split with the Cavs...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall uses LeBron James’s media platform — Uninterrupted — to speak his mind

Wizards point guard John Wall is doing everything in his power to return to the court better than ever after undergoing surgery on both knees in May. “It’s that late-night grind, man,” John Wall said Saturday in a video posted by Uninterrupted. “Five in the morning, man. I’m in the gym right here at the crib. I’m trying […]
Via DC Sports Blog
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Responds to Rumors of Money Jealousy (Video)

WASHINGTON — Mike Conley, Brook Lopez, Kyrie Irving and teammate Bradley Beal. These are four arguably inferior players that are all making more money than Washington Wizards point guard John Wall this season. Wall is set to make $17 million this season, based on the five-year, $85 million extension he signed before his age 22 season in 2013. Rumors have percolated throughout...
Via CBS DC
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 Steps for a Washington Wizards Playoff Berth

No one expects the Washington Wizards to win the Eastern Conference next year, or to even place in the top four. However, the Wizards don’t need to go above and beyond to improve from last year. By succeeding in these four steps, the Wizards will be playing extra basketball come April. 1) John Wall Has a Breakout Season Coming off a summer where he had surgeries on both knees,...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

With John Wall recovering, what about Kendall Marshall for Wizards?

The Washington Wizards could possibly seek to add a backup point guard depending on their sense of John Wall's recovery from multiple knee surgeries.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Wall was ‘rankled’ by James Harden’s extension

The Washington Wizards, specifically John Wall, have been in the news of late, and it’s not over anything good. Recently, Wall said that he and Bradley Beal didn’t like each other on the floor, which typically doesn’t get out in the open that easily. But for whatever reason, Wall opened that up, and it’s caused quite the stir. But something from The Ringer’s Kevin O...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Wizards Too Under-Hyped?

As excitement for the forthcoming NBA season brews, folks around the media world are making their projections for teams and predicting the final outcome. One particular website – Hoopshype.com – has the Wizards ranked 12th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference, which to be honest, just doesn’t seem very realistic. Teams like the […] The post Are The Wizards Too Under...
Via Hoop District
4 days ago

Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal don’t have a great relationship

The Washington Wizards are said to have one of the best backcourts in the NBA. But John Wall and Bradley Beal don’t have a great relationship on the court. Wall, via J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic: “I think a lot of times we have a tendency to dislike each other on the court. … We got to be able to put that to the side. If you miss somebody on one play or don’t have something...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards sign Casper Ware out of French league to training camp deal

The Washington Wizards have signed guard Casper Ware to a training camp deal, according to a league source. Ware, 25, spent the end of last season with ASVEL Basket in France, a team owned by San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker. He led the team back from a 2-0 deficit against Strasbourg in the best-of-five […]
Via Wizards Insider
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards' Quiet, Confusing Offseason

At this time last summer, the Washington Wizards were on the way up. All-star point guard John Wall led the Wizards to their second straight playoff trip, and while the Wizards were bounced in the second round for a second straight year, they battled down to the wire with the Atlanta Hawks without John Wall for three games. They bowed out to the Hawks after a late Al Horford rebound...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hear me out: The Washington Wizards should trade John Wall

The Washington Wizards are heading further down the bad path they started on three seasons ago. Despite being active in the offseason, the moves the Wizards have made to this point are nothing to get excited about, adding bench depth to a team that missed the playoffs last season. The Wiz re-signed some of their sharp shooters, giving a max-extension to oft-injured shooting guard...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can the Wizards Conjure in 2016-17 and Beyond?

There was a long-standing sentiment among Wizards fans that centered around one man that they believed was a major factor in the future fortunes of their team. Heading into 2015-16, Washington was facing a fork in the road and it centered, primarily around this one man – Kevin Durant. Instead, that one person probably should have been Randy Wittman. Neither is currently in Washington...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Glen Rice Jr. charged with felony robbery, accused of beating ex-NCAA player

Glen Rice Jr. was arrested on July 25, after allegedly beating up a former NCAA basketball player reports TMZ. The former Washington Wizards guard is alleged to have broken former Tulane point guard Jordan Callahan’s jaw after a dispute in Georgia in a Kroger parking lot. Rice Jr. reportedly grabbed a bag from his car and ran away following the incident. Police eventually caught...
Via The Comeback
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal Got An Inch Taller This Summer

Bradley Beal might be a bit overpaid at this stage in his career – the market dictates what the market dictates, but $128 million for a player who’s never been an All-Star is a lot - though it’s important to remember that the former Florida star is young. Really, really young.  The Washington Wizards’ shooting guard is so young, in fact, that he’s still growing. Literally...
Via College Spun
July 27, 2016  |  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
July 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Wizards Finalize Deal with 2012 Draft Pick Tomas Satoransky

WASHINGTON — 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 because...
Via CBS DC
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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