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Should the Washington Wizards bring back the Truth?

Paul Pierce announced in June he would “definitely” play another season. The Truth may be running on his last legs at age 37 but he was brilliant for the Washington Wizards in his first season with the team, especially in the playoffs. So should the nation’s capitol bring him back? Yes….but on one condition. Pierce officially declined the $5.5 million player option that was...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan schools Corey Benjamin in one-on-one game back in 1999

Prior to his return with the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan was still in retirement back in the year of 1999 but that didn’t mean he couldn’t play the game of basketball. At some point in that year, Jordan visited the Chicago Bulls practice facility and was challenged by second-year player Corey Benjamin to a game of one-on-one. As you probably figured, Michael was able...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to opt out, possibly return to Celtics?

Paul Pierce wore a Boston Celtics jacket to Derek Jeter’s final game. Now Pierce is using Jeter’s website to announce he’ll opt out of his Washington Wizards contract and becoming a free agent — opening the possibility of him wearing a Celtics jersey in a real game again. .@paulpierce34 has informed The Players' Tribune that he is opting out of his contract to be a free...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ford of ESPN grades the Wizards’ draft

Washington Wizards Round 1: Kelly Oubre (15, via Atlanta) Round 2: Aaron White (49) Grade: A- The Wizards swung for the fences on this one, giving up the No. 19 pick and two future seconds for Oubre. I think Oubre has as much upside as any wing in the draft. He’s got great size, is a good athlete, has potential to be an elite defender and a good shooter. His basketball IQ is very...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards take Iowa's Aaron White in 2nd round of NBA draft

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards selected Iowa power forward Aaron White with the 49th overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. White is 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds and averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior in college. He adds some bulk to the Wizards, who traded up in the first round to get Kansas small forward Kelly Oubre.
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards trade up to take Kelly Oubre in first round of NBA Draft

The Washington Wizards made the first trade of the night, moving the 19th overall pick and two future second round picks division rival Atlanta Hawks, getting back the 15th overall pick in return. That pick yields Kelly Oubre, a 19-year-old wing player who went to Kansas. Washington has traded for No. 15 and will select Kelly Oubre, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards: NBA Draft

The Wizards return to the first round of the NBA draft tonight, with pick #19 overall. Washington did not have a selection in 2014 as their first round pick was sent to Phoenix as part of the trade that brought Marcin Gortat to town from the Suns. What will the Wizards be looking for with their two selections. Paul Pierce appears to be reconsidering a return to Boston and Kevin Seraphin...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards GM Grunfeld: We're going best player available in draft

The Washington Wizards may be in a difficult position when it comes to the NBA Draft. At pick No. 19, they may not have someone on their draft board who they are enamored with. Or, they might have too many prospects they like. That's not different from most teams on draft day, but the Wizards are standing firm on what their approach to the draft will be.Here's more on the strategy...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards draft history

The 2015 NBA draft is one day away and the Washington Wizards currently hold both the 19th and the 49th overall picks. The Wizards are not known for being a good drafting team but hopefully this year they can find a solid player to help complement their extremely talented backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wizards two best players, Wall and Beal, were both drafted by...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Pierce to turn down Wizards' player option

All signs point to Paul Pierce returning this fall for an 18th NBA season, though where the 37-year-old will be playing is anyone’s guess. The Washington Post and ESPN.com both reported over the weekend that Pierce plans both to play next season and to pass up his $5.54 million player option with the Washington Wizards, making him a free agent. If Pierce does indeed decline...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return next season, maybe not with Wizards

The Truth is not retiring just yet. Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is “set on” returning for a 18th NBA season, citing “a person with knowledge of the situation.” Castillo also writes that it’s not yet certain which team Pierce will play for, although he lists the Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers as possibilities...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: is John Wall an elite point guard?

I find myself struggling when trying to define the build of an elite point guard. Of course there are some prerequisites—ball control, court vision, and ability to pass. However, there are differences and intangibles that separate the pack from the rest. The NBA has transformed into a point guard driven league, and they’ve made a case in recent memory that a championship cannot...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Bradley Beal to Play in NBA’s First Game in Africa

View image | gettyimages.com Washington Wizards budding star Bradley Beal has been added to a list of players who will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa this summer. Beal, who averaged 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists during the Wizards playoff run to the second round, will play for the Team World captained by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers to...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari tells Colin Cowherd to back off on John Wall

We’ve chronicled time and time again on how ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd has harped on the Washington Wizards’ John Wall for his famous (or in Cowherd’s opinion infamous) Dougie dance that occurred five years ago! It’s gotten to the point where fellow ESPN’ers have gotten sick of the strange obsession. Well, count Wall’s former coach at Kentucky, John Calipari, as...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Wall, friends kicked off plane in Las Vegas

John Wall and the members of his crew were kicked off a plane in Las Vegas this week after one of them threatened another passenger, according to a report. TMZ says Wall and his friends were on an American Airlines flight headed to D.C. Tuesday, but they were asked to leave the aircraft. Someone in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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