J. MIchael and Chris Miller rank their favorite Wizards moments of the 2016-17 season.
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The Wizards currently enter theJune 22NBA Draft with the 52ndoverall selection. With several changes expected on the second unit and clear needs in the backcourt, Ben Standig examines potential targets.
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The Wizards’ 2016-17 season may have recently come to a close, but John Wall recorded an assist on Monday, just not on the court, like we’re used to seeing from him.It happened on Twitter in the afternoon when a high school student sent Wall a tweet — in need of some assistance — and he delivered.The student informed Wall that if he retweeted her tweet, her entire class would...
Last week, when John Wall earned All-NBA honors he also earned the right to negotiate a big extension with the Wizards. He’s now qualifies to sign a Designated Player Veteran Extension, which would allow him to add another four years to his current deal at up to 35 percent of the salary cap. Typically players can only sign deals worth up to 30 percent of the cap if they stay with...
Keith Allison/ Flickr Last week, John Wall was named to the All-NBA third team. The honor situated Wall into an elite group making him eligible this summer for the new Designated Veteran Player Extension, commonly referenced as the “Super Max.” With Wall having two years remaining on his existing five-year deal worth $85 million he signed in 2014, the four-time All-Star can...
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As Cleveland lost its grip on the top spot in the Eastern Conference during the final week of the NBA’s regular season, TNT’s Charles Barkley theorized that LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers might actually prefer the No. 2 seed. Barkley’s reasoning was simple, if surprising: by finishing second, Cleveland would avoid having to play the […]
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The Washington Wizards would love to get superstar point guard John Wall inked to an extension soon.But the front office needs to do some serious work to make it happen.Like any superstar, Wall isn’t simply going to ink a big extension with his current team when the allure of free agency and picking any destination that wants him is so strong. Said allure is why the Wizards want...
Last week, Bradley Beal said in an interview on CSN Mid Atlantic that the Cavaliers wanted to avoid the Wizards in the second round of the playoffs and insinuated that they “tanked” the second half of the season to avoid such a matchup. The thing is that the Wizards are at home, while the Cavaliers are in the Eastern Conference Finals. After the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics...
Richard Jefferson is putting these young bloods in place.Earlier this week, Bradley Beal, whose Washington Wizards dropped their Round 2 playoff series against the Boston Celtics in seven games, did some chirping at Jefferson’s Cleveland Cavaliers, who are now playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.“Cleveland didn’t want to see us,” Beal said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s...
The Washington Wizards need to improve their bench next season, and John Wall knows it.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Wall made the walk to the Wizards’ team bus after their Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics while reciting the scoring margin between the two benches.“Forty-eight to five,” Wall was quoted as saying. “Forty-eight to five. Our bench had five points.”Depth...
It’s the whole “you’re lucky we lost before facing you argument.” And this time, it’s absolutely glorious. In talking about his team’s second-round playoff exit against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal had quite the interesting theory.Beal talked about a whole host of things pertaining to the NBA Playoffs, ultimately concluding that the Cleveland...
There’s a situation brewing at the center of everything. During the Washington Wizards‘ final media session, Coach Scott Brooks fielded 20 minutes of questions about the season and what’s to come in the future. Brooks was asked if the pairing of over-30 centers, starter Marcin Gortat and backup Ian Mahinmi, can be sustainable for the 2017-18 […]
While Otto Porter Jr.’s restricted free agency tops the summer story lines, the Washington Wizards have other details to address this offseason. When compared with the young core (John Wall, Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris), the bench may get overlooked, but throughout the 2016-17 season, the second unit became as pivotal to the team success as the […]
The Washington Wizards didn't have enough. That much was obvious at the outset, but to drive the point home, Jason Smith got fourth quarter minutes in a Game 7. (Jae Crowder, in a richly metaphorical drive to the basket, scored on Smith while sending him toppling toward the baseline cameras.) No one would have predicted execution at the hands of a smoked out Coen Brothers goon, but...
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre might need surgery to repair damage to his right knee, but he wouldn’t let doctors tell him what is wrong until after the playoffs.Oubre had an MRI last week on the injured knee but refused to hear the diagnosis. He also indicated to reporters Tuesday that, while he still hasn’t gotten the news, a procedure (or procedures) could be on the...
Center Marcin Gortat had plenty of thoughts about his role with the Washington Wizards as players arrived at Verizon Center for season exit interviews with both Coach Scott Brooks and the media. Gortat averaged 10.8 points and 10.4 rebounds during the regular season and 8.1 points and 11.2 rebounds during the playoffs, including six points and […]
Kelly Olynyk was a difference-maker in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards on Monday night, and his clutch performance left many stunned.The Celtics forward scored 26 points in the game, including 14 in the fourth quarter, as Boston defeated Washington 115-105 to advance to the conference finals.From the time there...
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has been one of the league’s most underrated players for a while now. For some odd reason he just does not get the love and recognition that many of the NBA’s other top point guards receive. When I watch TV I see advertisements featuring Chris Paul, Damian Lillard, and Steph Curry but nothing about Wall. Facing elimination with his...
Six and a half years ago, Colin Cowherd went on a dumb, offensive rant about John Wall, alleging that because the point guard danced before his NBA debut he was selfish and a bad teammate. Shortly after that, he attributed Wall’s supposed personality defects to growing up without a father.Since then, as Cowherd has moved from ESPN to FS1, he has defended or doubled down on his...
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith has made it clear that he believes the Celtics will take care of the Wizards and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, as he’s voiced his opinion about it multiple times.And judging by what happened after Game 6 was in the books on Friday night, the Wizards players are certainly aware of where Smith stands.Markieff Morris sent a message after the...
The Washington Wizards are still alive, barely. And they have their superstar point guard to thank for (at least temporarily) saving their season. Trailing 91-89 in Game 6, Wall drained a three with 3.5 seconds left on the clock to give the Wizards a one-point lead: The Celtics’ star point guard Isaiah Thomas tried to match it, but his fadeaway, contested three missed to send the...
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