WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The case for trading Otto Porter before he hits free agency

There has been some recent talk swirling around the internet about the potential value of the Wizards’ starting small forward, Otto Porter. He is having a career year, playing to the point that where there has been chatter that he deserves a max contract. Before the Wizards start thinking about locking up Porter to a big, long-term deal, they should think long and hard about alternatives...
Via Bullets Forever
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morning tip: Wizards could be running out of time to turn around season

A players-only meeting followed a terrible loss to the Nuggets at home a season ago, and the Wizards find themselves in a similar dire position.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Film study: Comprehensive defensive collapse in Wizards' latest loss

When one of the worst offenses score 31 points above its average as the Magic's did Tuesday, the Wizards were doing a lot of things wrong.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Wizards vs. Nuggets preview: Washington looks to move on from embarrassing loss as they host Denver

The Wizards will look to put an embarrassing loss to the Orlando Magic, which featured a 52-point scoring outburst from John Wall, in their rearview mirror as they host the Denver Nuggets Thursday night. Washington is very fragile right now and a home loss to the Nuggets who’ll be playing on the second half of a back-to-back might be the tipping point for a season that feels like...
Via Bullets Forever
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

State of the Wizards: Brooks on how Beal can be like Klay Thompson

Top storylinesBrooks reacts to Klay Thompson's 60-point night - Wizards head coach Scott Brooks was asked before Tuesday's game against the Orlando Magic what he thought
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
19 hours ago

John Wall questions Wizards’ effort after loss to Orlando

Nobody could question Washington Wizards guard John Wall’s effort after he scored a career-high 52 points against Orlando on Tuesday. Wall himself, however, was left questioning the effort his teammates were giving, because the team lost the game. “Our job is to wake up and just play hard,” Wall told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. “Before you made it to the NBA or got a college...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Today in #SoWizards: 20 games = infinite sadness

I didn’t expect the Wizards to be horrible this season. But they are off to a fairly horrible start. That might still change at some point. Until then, let’s peer at the misery. The Wizards have now played 20 games. They are 7-13. That doesn’t seem great (it isn’t great), but is it unusually bad? […]
Via DC Sports Blog
19 hours ago

The Wizards want to be a defensive team. They’re not.

This week, the Washington Wizards approached the 20-game mark of the season with consecutive games against comparable opponents. Like the Wizards, the Brooklyn Nets (Dec. 5) and Orlando Magic (Dec. 6) are playing in the first year under new head coaches. The Nets, led by Kenny Atkinson embrace a system of playing with pace and shooting […]
Via Wizards Insider
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall rips teammates for lack of effort after loss

Wizards point guard John Wall scored a career-high 52 points during Tuesday night’s game against the Magic, but it still wasn’t enough for his team to emerge victorious at Verizon Center. The Wizards found themselves down 13 points at the half, and were never able to climb all the way out of the hole they dug. Wall did all he could to keep his team in the game, as he made 18...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are doomed and there’s nothing John Wall can do about it

The Washington Wizards suck and they’re not going to get better. That’s harsh, but, D.C.’s basketball team has been atrocious. The Wizards expected sunnier days after bringing in former Thunder bench boss Scott Brooks, re-signing Bradley Beal to an at-best, questionable max deal and using money allocated for Kevin Durant (who wanted nothing to do with the team) to improve...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sheldon McClellan becomes latest Wizards’ rookie assigned to D-League

The Washington Wizards on Tuesday announced rookie Sheldon McClellan would play several games with the in the NBA’s Development League. According to Coach Scott Brooks, McClellan is expected to play the next “three or four” games with the Delaware 87ers, the affiliate owned by the Philadelphia 76ers. Last month, the Wizards had assigned Danuel House to […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Magic Pregame: A Momentum Swing?

Regular Season Game 20 Magic (9-12) at Wizards (7-12) December 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic Radio: 1500 AM Last time they met was.. November 25, 2016 – Amway Center, Orlando: Wizards 94, Magic 91 What to watch Change in momentum. The Wizards held late leads against two elite Western ... The post Wizards vs. Magic Pregame: A Momentum Swing...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Wizards Need to Bypass Thoughts of Trading for Cousins

In the search to give a boost to the Washington Wizards after their 7-12 start, a number of considerations have been offered. One of the most eye-catching has been to try and acquire a major talent in order to be able to better compete against top conference teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. ... The post Wizards Need to Bypass Thoughts of Trading for Cousins...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Turning The Tables: Wizards Finish Strong Against Nets; Earn Rare Road Victory

Wizards 118 Nets 113 November 30, 2016 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY NBA Stats Box Score Leading by just two points heading into the 4th quarter, the Wizards found themselves in familiar terrain last night in Brooklyn. Only this time, they were the ones trying to climb out of the dark well of large deficits, ... The post Turning The Tables: Wizards Finish Strong Against Nets...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Podcast: The challenge in reuniting John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins

In this episode, Jake Whitacre talks to Greg Wissinger of Sactown Royalty about every Wizard fan’s favorite topic: Figuring out a way to reunite John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. They commiserate over both team’s struggles this season, try to figure out how many teams a Wizards-Kings super team could get, review the lack of assets both teams have, what both teams would be looking...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall has 25 points to lead Wizards to 118-113 win over Nets

NEW YORK (AP) John Wall scored 25 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Washington Wizards beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-113 on Monday night. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. had 18 points apiece and Markieff Morris added 16 for Washington. Brook Lopez scored 25 and Sean Kilpatrick had 21 for the Nets. Beal's 3-pointer gave the Wizards a 107-106 lead with 3:27 left...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are starting to look better

The Washington Wizards have so far, under-achieved this season. With the injury bug biting them early on, as it always seems to do, they have struggled to catch a groove with a new coach and completely new bench. Their current record stands at 6-12 which is good (or bad) enough for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Though they haven’t strung together wins like they are...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Scott Brooks gets standing ovation in return to OKC

Scott Brooks spent the first eight years of his head coaching career in Oklahoma City, and Thunder fans clearly haven’t forgotten about it. Brooks began coaching the team in 2008 when they were, well, terrible, but led them to an NBA Finals appearance and numerous playoff appearances. With the Wizards squaring off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, Brooks returned to Oklahoma...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal chokes Evan Fournier and leaves handprint on throat, but refs rule double technical

Now I understand why John Wall doesn’t like Bradley Beal. During a little ruckus in Friday’s game between the Wizards and the Magic, Beal grabbed Orlando guard Evan Fournier by the throat. And if you think the headline is overblown, think again. Beal grabbed Fournier hard enough to leave a clear mark on his neck. Bradley Beal puts his hand around Evan Fournier's neck, gets...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bradley Beal leaves handprint after choking Evan Fournier

During the fourth quarter of Friday’s game between the Wizards and Magic, the two teams were involved in a skirmish that resulted in multiple technical fouls. After D.J. Augustin was called for a blocking foul against Bradley Beal, tempers flared between Washington and Orlando along the baseline. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Bismack Biyombo exchanged words. So did Beal and Evan Fournier...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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