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Al Horford would be a great fit for the Wizards because he is good at (almost) everything

The Washington Wizards are quickly approaching one of the most important and unpredictable summers in the history of their franchise. The team will have plenty of money to spend on talent and lots of roster spots that need to be filled,even once you factor in the max deal they'll likely offer Bradley Beal to keep him in Washington. To help guide the process (and give us something...
Via Bullets Forever
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Kevin Durant not meeting with Wizards yet

According to reports, Kevin Durant has set up free agent meetings with a handful of teams. The Wizards aren't one of them, yet.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wall on Durant: ‘If You Don’t Have a Shot, You Have to Move On’

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall: Washington, D.C. native Kevin Durant is probably not coming back to suit up for his hometown Washington Wizards next season. That’s the cold reality setting in for fans, team officials and even players, as Durant sets up meetings with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma...
Via CBS DC
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall speculates about what may have turned off Kevin Durant

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Nothing is official yet when it comes to Kevin Durant in regards to where he'll play next season, but the Wizards are on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Don't Expect To Sign Kevin Durant

The Washington Wizards believe it is unlikely they will sign Kevin Durant in free agency. The Wizards have been setting up for a pursuit of Durant in the 2016 offseason for several years. Durant grew up in the Washington area and the hope was he would be intrigued by a homecoming. "It's not like LeBron and Cleveland," a source told McHenry. Washington hired Scott Brooks as head coach...
Via RealGM
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards fire head trainer Eric Waters

The Washington Wizards have fired head trainer Eric Waters, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic. Waters, who had been with the team since 2004, was dismissed with one year remaining on his contract. After an injury-riddled season for Wizards that ended with their two best players– John Wall and Bradley Beal — watching their two-year playoff run dissolve, the team has...
Via KCM Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Southerland agrees to deal to play for Wizards in Vegas Summer League, according to report

The Wizards are adding a little experience to their summer league squad. James Southerland, who played at Syracuse and had brief NBA stints with the Bobcats and Pelicans, and has played in previous summer leagues for the 76ers, Warriors, Pelicans, and Thunder, will be on the Wizards’ squad this summer, according to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard: A source close to Southerland...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sterling Gibbs will play with Wizards Summer League team, according to report

After the first flurry of Summer League signings, it was clear the Wizards were going to need to add some more backcourt depth. Now, it looks like they're beginning to do just that. Washington has signed Sterling Gibbs to their Summer League squad, according to Adam Zagoria of SportsNet New York. Former UConn/Seton Hall G @SterlingGibbs4 will play summer league with the Wizards—...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards are ‘pessimistic’ about their chances to sign Kevin Durant

It appears reality has finally set in with the Washington Wizards. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Wizards have become “pessimistic” about the chances to be a real factor in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, as teams such as the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, and Oklahoma City Thunder have been established as frontrunners for Durant. Sources say Durant’s...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Beal is latest to decline Rio Olympics invite

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics. Beal said on Twitter that he has decided to dedicate his summer to getting into shape for next season. He called the invitation from USA Basketball ''the ultimate honor.'' The 22-year-old is the latest player to turn down the chance to play for the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal declines invitation to join Team USA

Bradley Beal is the latest to a growing list to decline an invitation to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics this summer in Brazil. The 23-year-old announced on Friday he will not participate in the Olympics, as he focuses on getting in the “best” physical shape of his life and preparing for the upcoming season with the Washington Wizards. I could not be more grateful for the invitation...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grunfeld believes John Wall will be ready for training camp

John Wall is coming off two knee surgeries, but his status will not impact what the Wizards do in free agency because Ernie Grunfeld believes
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For 1st time in club history, Wizards make no draft picks

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards sat out the NBA draft entirely, the first time in the franchise's 55-year history that the team did not make a selection. The Wizards entered Thursday's draft without a pick because they had traded two away. The club's first-round choice, No. 13 overall, was sent to Phoenix in the deal that brought forward Markieff Morris to Washington in...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks defends Markieff Morris trade

Here is my preview of the Wizards at this year’s NBA draft: […] I hope you enjoyed my preview of the Wizards at this year’s NBA draft. Look, I was one of those defending the midseason trade of this year’s first-round pick for Markieff Morris. Sure, the move carried the slight odor of settling: by […]
Via DC Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Which free agent is perfect for Washington Wizards

Now that the 2015-16 NBA season is officially over, everyone is gearing up for the NBA draft and impending free agency. The Washington Wizards have not made it a secret that they intend to be major players in free agency this summer. While this free agent class does not contain as many big fish as desired, it does still have a lot of really good players that could make an impact...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards, and the inexpensive max contract

When NBA owners pushed for the inclusion of a maximum contract they figured it would only impact the upper echelon of players. Their reasoning was that the league’s elite (Kevin Durant, Lebron James, etc) would command max money and everyone else’s contracts would fall from there. Instead it has had the opposite effect. By setting a ceiling on the potential salary any player...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat meets giraffe named after him, calls it his ‘godson’

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat met the giraffe named after him and a new friendship seemed to be formed. Gortat posted pictures on his Instagram where he fed his “godson,” Gortat. Warning: The pictures are extremely adorable. Czas nakarmić chrześniaka A photo posted by Marcin Gortat (@mgortat13) on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:09am PDT ...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No Max Beal: The Washington Wizards Biggest Offseason Decision

The Washington Wizards’ 2015-2016 season was disappointing to say the least. When the season finished the team was 41-41, 10th in the Eastern Conference, and out of the playoffs. Since, the Wizards fired head coach Randy Wittman and hired former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks to replace him. Still, the Wizards’ biggest decision is yet to come. In the upcoming NBA...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall not happy at exclusion from All-NBA team: ‘I got snaked twice’

John Wall thinks he doesn’t get enough respect around the league, and he is using the All-NBA voting as evidence of that. Wall was excluded from all three All-NBA teams in both 2015 and 2016, and he has a big problem with that. “I’m pissed the last two years about that,” Wall said Thursday, via J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic. “I got snaked twice.” Wall received just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall on recruiting Durant: ‘I’m not forcing the issue’

The Washington Wizards are one of the teams that have been linked to Kevin Durant for quite some time, and you would expect that John Wall would be the guy to recruit Durant to the nation’s capital at some point. The star point guard says he is in no rush, however. In a recent interview with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan, Wall said he will speak with Durant at some point if he feels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. rapper pens horrific rap to lure Kevin Durant to Wizards

NBA free agency is a lot like college recruiting these days, especially given the rules. So any advantage and outside help can’t hurt the cause. Fans showing love to a recruit on Twitter or Facebook, or creative ways of sending out mail to a recruit, are commonplace in college recruiting circles. Obviously, things are different with the rules for NBA free agency. But that isn’t...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards will offer Beal max contract

Bradley Beal said last week he deserves a maximum contract and if the Washington Wizards couldn’t meet that requirement then he might go elsewhere. The Wizards heard Beal loud and clear and will reportedly offer him a five-year, max deal this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent. From Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: The Wizards are expected to offer Beal a...
Via The Sports Daily
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris detained at airport on suspicion of marijuana possession

It looks like the drama with Markieff Morris didn’t quite end with his trade out of Phoenix. According to a report by John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com on Thursday, the Wizards forward was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on suspicion of possessing marijuana in his bag. Wash Wizard Markieff Morris detained @ PHL Int. airport today when “suspected marijuana” allegedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady jokes: ‘If Bradley Beal is a max player, I’m coming back’

If Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal gets a max contract this summer, former NBA player Tracy McGrady is going to come out of retirement. “If he’s a max player, I’m coming back,” McGrady said on ESPN’s The Jump, tongue in cheek. Tracy McGrady just now on ESPN's The Jump, asked about Bradley Beal: "If he's a max player, I'm coming back." — Abe Schwadron (@abe_squad...
Via The Sports Daily
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal: 'I feel like I'm a max player'

Bradley Beal believes he’s a max player and he’s making no bones about saying so publicly. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post quoted the Washington Wizards guard, who made it very clear what kind of money he was looking for. “I feel like I’m a max player and that’s what I’m looking for. If Washington can’t meet that requirement then I may be thinking elsewhere...
Via Sportsnaut
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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