Why a sign-and-trade deal wouldn't make much sense for Bradley Beal or the Washington Wizards

It's looking more and more like the Wizards will be pressed into a decision between giving a max contract to Bradley Beal, or letting him walk away for nothing while he signs a max deal somewhere else. In light of that dilemma, some have suggested a third path: Orchestrating a sign-and-trade for Bradley Beal. It makes sense, in some regards. A sign-and-trade would make the risk...
Via Bullets Forever
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Temple provided exceptional value on a cheap deal for the Wizards this season

Garrett Temple is always ready to play whatever role his team needs. In his four years with the Wizards, he has played positions one through three, and even played some minutes at the four last season when the team was desperate last season. He has a reputation as a consummate professional, the kind of guy coaches love because he won't cause a ruckus in the locker room, even if he...
Via Bullets Forever
19 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Wizards' vets can do to better locker room culture

Who knows what the Wizards will do in hopes of improving their roster this offseason. But there are plenty of things the returning core can
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal has made it clear again that he wants a max contract this summer

Before the start of the NBA regular season, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal made his intentions known about his contract. Beal told the Wizards that he wants a max contract once the season was over. Even though Beal has been injured a lot, his still pretty young and a very good outside shooter. With Beal to become a restricted free agent this summer, he made it clear again...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal 'Looking For' Max Contract In Free Agency

Bradley Beal will seek a maximum contract from the Washington Wizards as widely expected. Beal is a restricted free agent at the age of 22, which means he could sign a four-year deal with a rival team. “I want to be valued the right way,” Beal said. “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...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal believes he deserves max deal, hints at leaving Wizards if they don't pay up

Bradley Beal has yet to play a full 82 games during his first four years in the league. He's coming off an injury-plagued campaign that limited him to a career-low 55 games.But the Washington Wizards shooting guard doesn't believe his injury woes or a mediocre production should limit his earning potential. Beal thinks he's a max player and will leave the Wizards if they're not willing...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal wants to stick with Wizards…for the right price

It’s hard to imagine Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards split up this summer, but it sure sounds like a possibility if the Wizards make a mistake. Beal is only 22 years old but has proven in a short time over his brief four years in the Association he’s worth a max deal. This week he told the Washington Post‘s Jorge Castillo it’s what he expects from the organization...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal still wants a max deal from the Wizards this summer, which makes total sense

Do you like money? Do you wish you had so much money you could bathe in it? Do you wish you had so much money you could have a conversation with your spouse and get confused about which beach house they're talking about? If so, you're not much different from Bradley Beal, who wants all the money the Wizards can give him, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: "I...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal reiterates that he will seek a max contract this summer

Talk to a Washington Wizards executive about the franchise’s future and Bradley Beal is included as a foundational piece alongside John Wall in the back court. The assumption is Beal and Wall will have at least a few more years to grow together and help propel the Wizards to heights not reached since the Carter administration. […]
Via Wizards Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards need to keep Bradley Beal

In 2015-16 the Washington Wizards were one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA. They went from being tenths of seconds away from forcing overtime in game six of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals in 2014-2015 to an injury riddled setback year in which they completely missed the playoffs. After the frustrating season the Wizards quickly decided to shake things up by firing...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Oubre's next chance to push Otto Porter for starting job

When the Wizards play at Las Vegas summer league which starts after the first week of July, Kelly Oubre will be under the microscope again with a new coach in Scott Brooks.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How to pitch Randy Wittman to get another head coaching job

Randy Wittman didn't have a good final season with the Wizards, but in his three full years his record stacks up favorably with other recently hired coaches.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kris Dunn’s agents trying to avoid teams with young, established PGs

Projected top-five pick Kris Dunn won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on draft night, but his agents would prefer he not go to a team with young, established point guards. As reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dunn’s camp did not submit their client to get a physical at the NBA combine, so they will control which teams have access to his medical records...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Have Almost No Chance of Keeping 1st-Round Pick

WASHINGTON — Without looking at the math or the history, it’s obvious the Wizards will have a difficult time keeping their first-round pick in Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery. The pick is top-nine protected, and the Wizards had the 13th-worst record in the NBA this past season. Because only the top three picks are determined by lottery and the remaining 11 are determined by win...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards are going to be ok

Two seasons ago the Washington Wizards were two wins away from the Eastern Conference finals. After a sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards took the No. 1 seed Hawks to six close games despite John Wall missing time and playing through a broken wrist. The series may have been extended even longer, as Paul Pierce released and made what appeared to be a game-tying-season-saving...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: the Scott Brooks effect

After missing the playoffs this year and firing head coach Randy Wittman, the Washington Wizards have now hired former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks in hopes that he can get them back into playoff form. As head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Scott Brooks had a record of 338-207. He oversaw four 50 game winning seasons (and had a 47-19 record during a lockout...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Wizards Have a Backup Plan if They Lose Kevin Durant?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on May 2, 2016. I’ll do my best not to comment too much on Washington’s actual chances of getting Kevin Durant. Too much is still up in the air. We don’t know what kind of roster they’ll be able to pitch to him, we don’t know what other teams will actually enter the derby, and we don’t know how far the Thunder...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall undergoes surgery on both knees

Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall has only missed eight games to injury over the past three seasons. This came after three injury-filled years to start his NBA career. That’s the good news for fans in D.C. The bad news? Wall just underwent surgery on both of his knees after his Wizards team concluded a disappointing 2015-16 campaign. Here’s an official press release from...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

After two seasons with series victories in the first round of the playoffs, the Washington Wizards fell back to a .500 record and missed the postseason in 15-16. Injuries contributed to the decline, especially a late season injury that knocked John Wall out of the final five games, but to expect a healthy season from this roster was unwise. Bradley Beal (27 missed games) and Nene...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards hiring Brooks will go from good to great if Durant reunites with him

The Washington Wizards have filled their head coaching vacancy hiring former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The contract is reportedly a five-year, $35 million deal. Brooks was a hot candidate on the coaching market, as multiple teams showed interest in the 50-year-old. The Houston Rockets were optimistic he would wait until...
Via The Comeback
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Brooks named Wizards new head coach

Less than a week after firing Randy Wittman, it appears that the Washington Wizards have a replacement at head coach. Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks will now man the bench in D.C. Scott Brooks has agreed to deal to become the Washington coach, league source tells @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal is the Most Overrated Player in Basketball

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on April 19, 2016. I don’t think Bradley Beal is all that good at basketball. Boom. I said it. Can we stop pretending this guy deserves a max contract over summer? I’m just not sure what the appeal is. His selling point is supposed to be his three-point shooting. And yes, 39.7 percent is solid on its face. But really...
Via The Sports Post
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly the front-runners to hire Scott Brooks

The Washington Wizards are definitely not trying to get off Scott-free in their search for a new head coach. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Monday, with the Rockets in the midst of a playoff series against the defending champion Warriors, the Wizards have emerged as the front-runners to hire former Coach of the Year Scott Brooks. The Wizards, meanwhile, remain in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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