Scott Brooks credits Wizards' front office for decisions on rookies 'that fit our DNA'

The Wizards didn't have a draft pick in June, and they passed on buying a pick because president Ernie Grunfeld anticipated he could get exactly
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago

Wizards exercise third-year option on Kelly Oubre Jr.’s contract

As expected, the Washington Wizards have picked up the third-year option of Kelly Oubre Jr.’s rookie contract, according to several league sources. The option for the 2017-18 season is for $2.09 million. Oubre will make slightly more than $2 million this season, his second in the league. The Wizards retain an option for Oubre’s fourth […]
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Raptors, Preseason Game 7: Can This One Count?

The next time the Washington Wizards hit the hardwood it will be the real thing. They probably wish their preseason finale against Toronto counted, though. Washington shot out like a cannon in the first quarter with their starting five dominating the Raptors as if it was the 2014 playoffs all over again. The Verizon Center ... The post Wizards vs. Raptors, Preseason Game 7: Can This...
Via Hoop District
7 hours ago

Morning tip: Under Scott Brooks, Wizards roster is much younger than a year ago

The decision on the final 15-man roster for the Wizards represents yet another significant shift under coach Scott Brooks.After the preseason finale Friday, he kept
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 hours ago

Wizards finalize 2016-17 opening day roster after cutting Eddie, O’Bryant, and Ware

Jarell Eddie, Casper Ware, and Patrick O’Bryant were cut following Washington’s last preseason game against the Raptors. The Wizards entered Friday’s preseason game against the Raptors with 18 players. After their 119-82 blowout, they wasted no time finalizing their 15-man opening day roster in preparation for next Thursday against the Hawks. According to J. Michael of CSN...
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Observations from the Washington Wizards’ preseason finale

The Washington Wizards wrapped up their preseason schedule Friday night with a 119-82 win against the Toronto Raptors, getting at least 15 points from each member of the starting lineup. Several players, including John Wall and Bradley Beal, called the performance the team’s most complete of the preseason. Among the statistics of note were nearly 58 […]
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Raptors Final Score: Washington cruises to easy 119-82 victory over Toronto in preseason finale

The Wizards defeated the Raptors 119-82 in their final game of the preseason. Washington got off to a hot start, punishing Toronto early from behind the arc. They went up by 16 going into the second quarter, but had the lead cut down to five before putting their starters back in and going into halftime up 65-56. Washington shot well over 50 percent from the field and from three in...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal put in extra work this offeason. Is this the year it all comes together?

It’s no secret that Bradley Beal received a huge payday to the tune of five years, $128 million this offseason. And rather than viewing that as “making it,” Beal is viewing it as the starting line in the second chapter of his NBA career. Beal knows that the spotlight will be on he and the Wizards this season as there are no excuses for this team to miss the playoffs again....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for ex-Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Verizon Center in downtown Washington was nearly empty Friday morning, making it easy to hear the sounds emanating from the main basketball floor.There was the squeak of tennis shoes on the hardwood, the bouncing of basketballs and the piercing whistles of coaches with the Toronto Raptors during a shoot-around practice before the final preseason game later...

Put Some Respek On His Name! Why Did GM’s ‘Pass’ Over John Wall?

The Wizards’ regular season officially begins in six days! As we get near, excitement is growing throughout the league to see: the Warriors try to go undefeated; LeBron and the Cavs repeat; and Russell Westbrook win the MVP in light of Kevin Durant’s departure. Also happening as the season approaches is the annual GM survey, where ... The post Put Some Respek On His Name! Why...
Via Hoop District
1 day ago

Wizards know path back to playoffs starts on defense

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall remembers how good of a defensive team the Washington Wizards were when they made the playoffs in 2014 and 2015 and wants defense to be the foundation they use to get back to the postseason. With new coach Scott Brooks preaching a defense-first mentality, Wall, backcourt mate Bradley Beal and the Wizards appear ready to buy in. As much as Washington can...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks Incredulous of GMs View of John Wall

Every year, it seems there is a new slight — real or perceived — against the Wizards, most often with John Wall at the center of the issue. This year, the big slight comes via NBA.com’s annual GM survey. In the 2016 edition, the team wasn’t even among the honorable mentions for “Which team will be most improved. Scott Brooks wasn’t among the honorable mentions in any...
2 days ago

Andrew Nicholson makes some noise for Wizards with ‘a thousand moves,’ but few words

Washington Wizards Coach Scott Brooks recently described his versatile forward Andrew Nicholson as the “man with a thousand moves.” But Nicholson is not a man of a thousand words. “He’s very, very quiet,” Marcus Thornton said, expressing a sentiment that center Jason Smith, who spent the 2015-16 season as Nicholson’s teammate in Orlando, would back up. Nicholson, a […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall, Wizards Deemed Irrelevant in Annual GM Survey

If there’s any one takeaway relevant to the Wizards from Tuesday’s annual NBA GM survey, it’s that the Wizards, in the eyes of 29 front office heads, aren’t relevant. Out of the entire assortment of player- and team-specific survey questions, John Wall is the only Wizards anything to receive mention, drawing 40 percent of the vote when GMs were asked, “Which player is...
4 days ago

Wizards center Ian Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The team said Saturday he had surgery a day earlier for a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Mahinmi was hurt in Thursday's exhibition game against Philadelphia. He signed a $64 million, four-year deal in the offseason. The 29-year-old player...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Washington Wizards

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets...  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Washington...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joel Embiid does in between legs dunk

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas Jayhawks product Joel Embiid with the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, and he’s gone on to play exactly zero regular-season games in the NBA. The seven-footer has dealt with foot injuries that derailed his first two seasons, and now of course the 76ers have another top draft pick that is dealing with a serious foot injury of his own...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat roll past Wizards in preseason opener

HEAT 106, WIZARDS 95HEAT: Hassan Whiteside had 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. He had 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting in the first quarter and finished 9 for 12. ... Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters both scored 12 points. ... Luke Babbitt was 4 for 5 behind the arc and finished with 14 points.WIZARDS: Kelly Oubre led Washington with 16 points in its first game under...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southeast Division Preview: Washington Wizards

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the East, we head to the Southeast. Projected Conference Finish: 10th Best Move of Offseason: There isn’t one. Yeah, I said it. The Wizards made no offseason move that can be described as “best.” They overpaid for a backup center and extended a brittle shooting guard. They hired a bad coach. And...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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