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Beal returns to starting lineup for first time since December

Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will make his return to the starting lineup tonight against the 76ers (6:30 p.m., CSN).
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
27 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cavs reportedly have interest in trading for Jared Dudley

Last year, the midseason acquisitions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert, and J.R. Smith helped send the Cleveland Cavaliers over the top and propel them to an NBA Finals berth. Now this season, they may have their eyes on a similar-type target: Wizards forward Jared Dudley. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN on his “Hey Windy” podcast Friday, the Cavs “would love to get their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
41 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Wizards welcome back coach Randy Wittman

Randy Wittman wasn't able to attend practice this morning but was at Verizon Center in time for tipoff after missing the previous two games.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jazz-Wizards game rescheduled for Feb. 18

The NBA announced Friday afternoon that the postponed game between the Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz, originally slated for Jan. 23, has been rescheduled for Feb. 18 at Verizon Center. The contest, which was postponed due to severe winter weather, will be the first out of the all-star break for both teams and will cut […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

A blogger’s farewell to Post Sports, and a look back at his favorite stories

Some time last winter, I ran into Dan Steinberg at a Wizards Fan Happy Hour event in Adams Morgan. There had been some turnover in the Washington Post sports section and he came right out with it: “You should write for Sports. Seriously. You certainly care about it a lot more than most people.” At the time […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA reschedules Wizards-Jazz game postponed by snow

The NBA has announced a rescheduled date for the Wizards-Jazz game postponed by the blizzard in Washington last month.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Sixers Pregame: Some Temporary Relief?

Philadelphia at Washington February 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic Radio: 99.1FM Last time they met was.. April 8, 2015 – Verizon Center: Wizards 119, Sixers 90 What to watch Some temporary relief? Let’s hope so. After a grueling five-game stretch where the Wizards lost four and barely won […] The post Wizards vs. Sixers Pregame: Some...
Via Hoop District
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gortat, Nene Not Coming Up Big for Wizards

WASHINGTON — Marcin Gortat signed a five-year, $60 million contract before the 2014 season. By total value, that’s tied for the ninth-biggest deal among NBA centers. Of the 12 centers signed to contracts worth at least $60 million, only two are older than 30 — Dwight Howard, Joakim Noah and Nikola Pekovic are each 30 — and only six are signed past 2018. Gortat is in both...
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry best highlights from 51 points against Wizards

There are few players in today’s association like Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and last night, he put together another incredible performance. As the Warriors faced off against the Washington Wizards, Curry scored an amazing fifty-one points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out two assists in the Golden State victory. Check out some of his best highlights in the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers-Wizards Preview

With their margin for error lessening with each mounting loss, the Washington Wizards need to take advantage of every remaining opportunity to extend their postseason streak. They should have one when the NBA-worst Philadelphia 76ers visit Friday night. Losses in seven of nine has Washington (21-26) near the bottom of a logjam of teams with a reasonable chance of earning the Eastern...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Warriors: Gladiators, Heroes, And Legends

Foreign, legendary gladiators from Oakland, California arrived under cover of a foggy, rainy night in DC, armed, under-armored, and locked in. Within the confines of the Verizon Center, the local heroes prepared for battle, with the knowledge that the enemy they were about to engage was truly powerful, ruthless, and seemingly unstoppable. But they were […] The post Wizards vs....
Via Hoop District
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steph Curry scores 51, hits 11 3’s vs Wizards

Steph Curry is a human video game, folks. The reigning NBA MVP — it will soon be back-to-back MVP — scored 51 points and made 11 three-pointers in the Golden State Warriors 134-121 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night in DC. He finished the first half with 36 points (a career-high in a half), while dropping 25 points and seven three-pointers in the first quarter...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall expects another road-like atmosphere at home against Warriors

The Washington Wizards play 41 regular season home games like every other team in the NBA, but in a few instances each season, they feel like the road team at Verizon Center. It happens when stars and flagship franchises descend on the District. Earlier this season, both combined for a surreal atmosphere when the Los […]
Via Wizards Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Colin Cowherd: Here’s how John Wall is different from Johnny Manziel

Did the latest news about NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel — that the Browns appear to be finished with him — make Colin Cowherd think about Wizards star John Wall? Yes, inasmuch as watching underwear-clad stars of 1980s sitcoms saute sliced turnips in a marinade of orange juice and sesame oil would make Colin Cowherd think about John […]
Via DC Sports Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook 46, Wizards at Thunder: Wiz Suffocate In OKC

Thunder 114 Wizards 98 February 1, 2016 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma NBA Stats Box Score Let’s cut to the chase. The Wizards are in many ways untalented. Their opponent last night, the OKC Thunder, are in many ways not. And when such teams are matched up against one another, it’s obvious that […] The post Game Notebook 46, Wizards at Thunder: Wiz Suffocate...
Via Hoop District
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Pieces Wizards Could Target in Trades

WASHINGTON — The Wizards would love to have Kevin Durant. They would love to have DeMarcus Cousins, too. DeMar DeRozan, Nicolas Batum and Al Horford are all free agents after this season, and the Wizards would probably be ecstatic to add any of them to the team. But assume for a moment Washington can’t lure any top-tier, or even second-tier, free agents in the offseason. Assume...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant, Westbrook Dominate Wizards Once Again

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook doesn’t feel comfortable taking credit for his triple-doubles. The Thunder guard had his seventh of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Wizards 114-98 on Monday night. Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and got the best of his matchup with Washington point guard John Wall. It was the 26th triple-double of Westbrook’s...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards’ current stake in KD sweepstakes

The Washington Wizards currently sit at tenth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-25.  This season definitely has not been the ideal season that the Wizards were predicting to have following their second round playoff exit last season.  The current trajectory that the team is on makes them hard to pick as a  team to make it into the playoffs and also a hard candidate...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The continual progression of Washington Wizards’ star John Wall

The 2016 NBA All-Star game is only two weeks away. This specific point of the season represents an important divide, a crossroads, a half-way point where some teams look to continue forward with their winning ways, while other clubs hope to bounce back for a strong second-half of the season after a slow beginning. Another vital aspect of the All-Star game is to highlight and praise...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards begin brief difficult stretch without Randy Wittman Monday against Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY – Don Newman has temporarily assumed the head coaching duties for the Washington Wizards for Randy Wittman, who is on leave for two games following the death of his older brother on Saturday. Newman will be tasked with overseeing the Wizards (21-24) during perhaps their most difficult two-game stretch of the season. It […]
Via Wizards Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman to Miss Wizards’ Next Two Games

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman will miss the team’s next two games as he deals with the death of his brother. Wittman’s older brother passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning in Indianapolis. The Wizards coach will miss Monday’s game at Oklahoma City and Wednesday’s home game against the defending NBA Champions Golden State Warriors. Randy Wittman will not...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Gooden’s Pass is So Wizards

The Washington Wizards are in some type of funk after losing four of their last five games with the four losses coming by an average of 11, including back-to-back blowout losses to the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors to complete season-series sweeps to both teams. Thursday’s game against the Nuggets has not gone the Wizards way either. They have fallen behind 85-69 in the...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal suffers broken nose, concussion

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was the recipient of a brutal forearm from Marcus Smart in Monday night’s 116-91 loss, and he’ll miss at least one game as a result. Beal challenged Smart at the rim when he elevated to lay the ball up in the second quarter of the game, but caught a forearm to the face in doing so. It’s hard to say whether or not the contact was intentional...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards might be sellers at NBA Trade Deadline

John Wall and the Washington Wizards continue to hang on for dear life in the Eastern Conference with the NBA trade deadline looming. Over the course of the next month the brass in Washington have to decide whether to start throwing assets on the block ahead of the deadline on February 18. The team sits at 17-19 and a few games out of the eighth seed, an expected position with...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA kills John Wall’s turnover bet with assistant coach

In an effort to cut down his turnovers, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall made a pre-season bet with Wizards assistant coach Howard Eisley that in every game he had more than two turnovers, he’d pay Eisley $100. Well, the bet’s off, as J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports the NBA killed the arrangement fairly quickly. NBA 'squashed' John Wall's wager with Wizards...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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