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John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday and they included names you would expect to see like Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. Among those absent was John Wall, who had a message for voters. More Motivation…Keep Sleeping !! — John Wall (@JohnWall) May 21, 2015 Harden and Curry were absolutely deserving of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal's contract situation is simple, but it could complicate things for the Wizards

This summer, the Washington Wizards can offer shooting guard Bradley Beal his first contract extension. They'd have his next few years of service locked in at a reasonable price for an up-and-coming young player, and John Wall's backcourt running mate wouldn't be a question mark.But with all of that said, is it actually smarter for the Wizards to wait until Beal's current deal runs...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016

Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Washington Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016. The Wizards intend to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason if they have sufficient cap space. The Wizards are committed to giving Beal a max contract eventually, but hope to time it in a way that is similar to what the San Antonio...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat says this season was the 'toughest one from a personal standpoint'

The Washington Wizards saw two versions of Marcin Gortat this season. One was gregarious and engaging off the court and dominant on it. The other was a bit more reticent with the media and saw his playing time in the fourth quarter dwindle.With the Wizards' season over, Gortat admitted how tough the season was in his exit interview:“I would say in the eight years of my career,...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Defensive Team Nod Is Just the Beginning for John Wall

  View image | gettyimages.com Lost in the his speed, passing, and pick-and-roll I.Q., is the fact that Washington Wizards guard John Wall is one of the best on-ball perimeter defenders in the NBA. His ability to guard some of the best ball handlers in the league at the point of the defense plays a large part in why the Wizards ranked fifth in defensive efficiency this season...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards season comes to an end

On Friday night, the Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 94-91 effectively bringing the Wizards season to an end and sending the Hawks to the conference finals for the first time in 44 seasons. Washington has now lost in the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after going 5 seasons without making the playoffs. The Wizards have not gotten past the second...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season That Was, And the Future That Will Be

The Graceful Exit. Part of a quote by Ellen Goodman that I won’t bother with making you read but if you click here and opt to read it for yourself, then you may understand its wisdom and how it pertains to the Washington Wizards. Being it my third time covering these exit interviews, I’ve noticed […] The post The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season...
Via Hoop District
5 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: Paul Pierce made me a better player

  Paul Pierce’s NBA career may very well be over after the Washington Wizard’s playoff exit, but he certainly made an impression on plenty of players around the league.   And one of them is LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers star said in an interview with The Plain Dealer on Sunday that he gives Pierce credit for making him the player he is today. James also...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Seraphin Prepared To Leave Wizards For Bigger Role

Kevin Seraphin is prepared to leave the Washington Wizards this offseason in free agency in order to receive a larger opportunity. Seraphin, who signed a one-year qualifying offer last summer for $3.9 million to remain with Washington, is eager to receive more minutes. "I definitely want a chance to be a starter," Seraphin, who matched his career high with 79 regular-season appearances...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce considering retirement after brutal loss

The Truth may be ready to call it quits. Every great athlete faces the unenviable task of calling it quits at some point, and it is almost always a gut-wrenching decision. After an emotional season-ending loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, Washington Wizards small forward Paul Pierce admitted he isn’t sure he will play in the NBA next season. “I don’t even know...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Dealt with Illness in Game 6

With the Washington Wizards‘ season on the line, center Marcin Gortat was back in a familiar role. Just as he was quite a few times during the regular season and much like he was in Game 5 of the series, Gortat was watching the fourth quarter from the bench. As the Wizards fought for their season, and as Nene struggled against the Atlanta Hawks’ frontcourt, Wittman did not turn...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks-Wizards, Game 5: Real talk about a really bad game

Let’s get something straight at the outset: The Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards are good basketball teams. The Hawks won 60 regular-season contests. That takes talent. The Wizards have fought well in the playoffs with John Wall either out or battling injuries. Randy Wittman has coached far better than he did in the regular season. Mike Budenholzer was rightly recognized...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierce taunts Hawks bench prematurely after 3-pointer

The legend of Paul Pierce nearly added another chapter to its story on Wednesday night when the veteran ballplayer made a go-ahead shot to give his team the lead and then talked some typical trash afterwards. Pierce had just turned the ball over in the final minute of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4

Over a span of approximately 200 nights between the months of October and May (hopefully June), we spend approximately 50 or so of them on the cross streets of F and 9th in downtown Washington, DC to bring home to you Wizards fans paramount basketball coverage from a more subjective angle. As bloggers who have […] The post Tales From The Booth: Wizards vs. Hawks, Game 4 appeared...
Via Hoop District
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce sinks Hawks with buzzer-beater

The Wizards brought Paul Pierce to Washington last summer to help the team close out pivotal games. On Saturday night, he showed why he has been worth every penny of the two-year, $10 million contract he signed last July. No one expected the Hawks to come back from a 21-point lead in Game 3, but that’s exactly what happened. The Wizards blew the lead and were in desperate need...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall’s season might be over

It’s not a good day for Washington Wizards fans. After All-Star point guard John Wall led them to a sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the first...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall has multiple fractures in wrist and hand

Washington Wizards guard John Wall missed the team’s Game 2 outing against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals after taking a hard fall on his left wrist in the series opener on Sunday. It now appears that Wall suffered five fractures in his left wrist in that fall, as the team pointed out on Thursday. Injury Update: John Wall underwent multiple exams that...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are looking like title contenders

The regular season and the playoffs are simply not the same, and in the NBA the difference between the two may be more pronounced than in any major...
Via Athlon Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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