WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wizards' habit of complaining to game officials backfires in loss to Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- Remembering the last time the Wizards came back to beat them in the fourth quarter, the L.A. Clippers weren't about to allow
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

Bradley Beal Sets Wizards Franchise Record for 3-Pointers

Bradley Beal seemed destined to break the Wizards franchise record for 3-pointers since he was drafted with the third overall pick in 2012. Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, Beal hit his 206th (and 207th, 208th, and 209th) 3-pointers of the season, breaking Gilbert Arenas’ franchise record for triples in a season. Arenas hit 205 in both the 2004-05 season and the...
Via CBS DC
4 hours ago

Marcin Gortat has been in a slump since the all-star break, but Wizards have ‘options’

LOS ANGELES — Over the Washington Wizards’ current road trip, two things have been noticeably absent: the defense and the team’s starting center. Marcin Gortat, who once ranked second in the league in minutes played among all centers, has not peeled off the bench in the fourth quarters during the Wizards’ three road games. Although Gortat has […]
Via Wizards Insider
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal on why Marcin Gortat is struggling

Bradley Beal on why Marcin Gortat is struggling for Wizards
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
13 hours ago

Wizards at Clippers Final Score: Washington can’t overcome poor defense, lose 133-124

John Wall flirted with a triple-double as he logged 41 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds but it was all for naught as the Wizards can’t overcome their poor defensive effort and lose to the Clippers, 133-124. Four Clippers players scored at least 20 points tonight led by J.J. Redick with 31 and Chris Paul with 27 as Los Angeles halts the Wizards’ four-game winning streak...
Via Bullets Forever
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bradley Beal sets Wizards franchise record for three-pointers in a single season

LOS ANGELES It took five attempts but Bradley Beal made his second three-pointer in the second quarter to move him past Gilbert Arenas single-season
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago

Blake Griffin designed shoes with young cancer patient, is auctioning them for charity

Take a good look at the shoes Los Angeles Clippers’ star Blake Griffin is wearing tonight against the Washington Wizards, because they are for a very special cause. Griffin designed the custom Air Jordans with 11-year- old cancer patient Justice Griffith, and they’re being auctioned off to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. It’s a great cause and one...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving takes blame for Cavs’ recent skid: ‘I need to demand more out of myself’

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving think it’s his fault that the team has been playing rather flat lately.Addressing the media after practice on Wednesday, Irving took responsibility for the recent stretch that has seen the Cavs drop four of their last six games.“I had to face it, had to face the music,” said the former No. 1 overall pick, per Ramona Shelburne...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall, Brandon Jennings confronted, threatened by man outside of L.A. nightclub

The Washington Wizards have been enjoying the Los Angeles city life since they arrived in the City of Angels late Saturday evening. The team has done yoga on the courtyard of their hotel. Marcin Gortat was seen picking up a trio of lovely ladies on Monday night after exiting a club. And hours after the Wizards toppled the Lakers in their first of two games in the city, some of the...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Wizards vs. Lakers final score: Washington surges late to win 119-108 and clinch division title

The Wizards overcame a sloppy defensive performance, a cold shooting night, and a 16 point deficit to beat the Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night. The Wizards started the game fast, but couldn’t outrace the Lakers, who were happy to match them step for step n an uptempo game. The Wizards went into halftime down by three after giving up 58 points on 47.9 percent shooting in the first...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards clinch Southeast Division, their first division title since 1979

Thanks to Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, the Washington Wizards have officially clinched the Southeast Division. This is first time the Wizards have won a Southeast Division since it was created when the league expanded to 30 teams in 2004. It’s also the first time they’ve won a division title at all since they won the Atlantic Division back in the 1979 season. In addition...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards to wear ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniforms at home for playoffs

The Washington Wizards will be making a uniform change for the playoffs. The Wizards announced they will wear their alternate “Stars and Stripes” uniforms exclusively for home games during the postseason. The team introduced the uniforms this season to an overwhelming positive reaction. The jerseys were initially part of the team’s “Military Series” the honored all six...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Wizards First-Round Playoff Tickets On Sale Wednesday

A year removed from an abysmal season which led to Randy Wittman’s firing, and still with nine regular season games to go, the Wizards are back in the playoffs. Wizards first-round playoff tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday at 1 p.m., the team announced Tuesday afternoon, and can be purchased either on WashingtonWizards.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or via walk...
Via CBS DC
1 day ago

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has proven he is the best in the East

John Wall led the Washington Wizards to one of their most impressive wins of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the Wizards, this game was important because they felt they should have won their previous matchup in which they lost 140-135 in overtime at home after LeBron James tied it with an amazing three pointer at the buzzer. This game was a revenge game for John Wall...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Art school is where Wizards’ most colorful character can truly express himself

When Washington Wizards swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. walks into the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, he recognizes the jazz legends on the walls. Down the hallway, he hears the beautiful disorderly sounds of an orchestra tuning up and as he enters the third-floor classroom, with the flyer advertising rehearsals for “The Bluest Eye,” he sees […]
Via Wizards Insider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards clinch the playoffs, now jockey for position

The Washington Wizards have clinched the playoffs for the third time in four years. The Wizards currently sit in the third seed of the Eastern Conference. The Wizards clinched a playoff spot with their 104-100 win against the Atlanta Hawks. This was a critical win for three reasons. First because with a win they would clinch a playoff spot which is always nice to do as soon as possible...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall breathes some life into Wizards’ trip to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — The Northeast Ohio sun remained hidden while the Washington Wizards were in town and the temperature required heavy outerwear. But John Wall still felt fine. He said his weary bones felt fresh. Those nagging pains, miraculously healed. The migraine headache from earlier in the week, gone. These good vibes fueled Wall’s performance — […]
Via Wizards Insider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Bradley Beal has helped turn the Washington Wizards into contenders

The Washington Wizards are the real deal, and no one on the Wizards roster knows more about being the real deal than Bradley “Real Deal” Beal himself. He has transformed himself into an All-NBA caliber player over the course of 4-5 seasons and is now one of the NBA’s premier shooting guards. The Washington Wizards have reached a new high because of the great play of Beal as...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James sports goggles on Saturday to protect eye

LeBron James channeled his inner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.The four-time MVP took the court for the intraconference showdown between the Wizards and his Cleveland Cavaliers sporting a pair of bright-colored goggles to protect his eye. James suffered a scratched cornea the previous night after getting poked in the eye in the third quarter of a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr says Durant is 'making progress'

There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s return after he suffered a sprained MCL in a game against the Washington Wizards late last month.4Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave us a pretty positive update on the progress Durant is making.“He’s clearly making progress. It’s great,” Kerry said prior to Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, via CSN...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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