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NBA Free Agency: Wizards connected to Nicolas Batum, Al Horford, Ryan Anderson

With the Wizards completely out of the chase for Kevin Durant, these three players are now their top targets in free agency. Kevin Durant's camp eviscerating any hope the Wizards would have the opportunity to sign him this offseason was not fun, but it was a positive for the Wizards. With their sights off of Durant, they had to move quickly elsewhere. And apparently they've set...
Via Bullets Forever
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards targeting Horford, Batum in addition to Anderson

The Wizards' chances of luring Kevin Durant are miniscule after being unable to get a meeting with the 2014 MVP. Now they're pivoting to Plan
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Wizards don’t plan on leaving money on the table in NBA free agency

For the past two years, the Washington Wizards and their fans have had July 1, 2016, circled on their calendars. That was the date when Kevin Durant, the hometown hero and superstar forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. So the […]
Via Wizards Insider
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant’s Cold Shoulder Will Not Be Forgotten By D.C. Sports Fans

Kevin Durant signing with the Washington Wizards always seemed like a long shot to me. While it would have been amazing to witness, it never felt like a realistic outcome of his upcoming free agency. As a Washington D.C. area native and lifelong sports fan of all local teams, I’ll preface this by saying, “I […] The post Kevin Durant’s Cold Shoulder Will Not Be Forgotten By...
Via Hoop District
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside is the best free agent available for the Wizards not named Kevin Durant

The Washington Wizards are quickly approaching one of the most important and unpredictable summers in the history of their franchise. The team will have plenty of money to spend on talent and lots of roster spots that need to be filled, even once you factor in the max deal they'll likely offer Bradley Beal to keep him in Washington. To help guide the process (and give us something...
Via Bullets Forever
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Free agents to target

Although the Washington Wizards never had a great chance of signing superstar Kevin Durant, finally hearing that he will be signing elsewhere has left many optimistic fans heartbroken and dismayed. While Durant will undoubtedly be the headline throughout NBA free agency, it is time for the Wizards to move on and look elsewhere into the free agent market in order to bolster their...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Free Agency: Wizards still interested in Al Horford, according to report

It’s been a few dark days for the Wizards, as it becomes more clear that Kevin Durant won’t consider coming home and the team has reportedly moved on to Ryan Anderson as a more realistic top target. However, it looks like the Wizards haven’t entirely given up on their pursuit of Al Horford, according to Marc Stein of ESPN: The Hawks, of course, face a stiff challenge in trying...
Via Bullets Forever
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly give up on Kevin Durant

The Washington Wizards realize they have no shot at signing Kevin Durant this summer, and they do not want to waste valuable time trying to convince the soon-to-be free agent to change his mind. J. Michael of CSNMidAtlantic.com reports that the Wizards are not even going to make a pitch for Durant. While it’s evident that the Wizards aren’t in Kevin Durant’s plans for free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall reconnects with Wizards Make-a-Wish kid: ‘That’s my guy’

What did John Wall think when he ran into Nitin Ramachandran at his basketball camp Saturday morning? “Holy [bleep],” Wall recalled. “I told my sister, that’s my guy Nitin right there.” Ramachandran, you might recall, was “signed” by the Wizards to a one-day deal late in the 2015 season, as part of an elaborate Make-a-Wish […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant did Wizards a favor. Now they can focus on these NBA free agents.

  The Washington Wizards have waited a long time for this summer, and the chance to chase Kevin Durant. It’s a chance they won’t appear to be getting, as league sources have indicated the former Montrose Christian star hasn’t granted his hometown team a meeting once free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and it […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall speculates to why Kevin Durant will not sign with Wizards

After a series of reports it appears Kevin Durant coming to the Washington Wizards is all but dead. Durant appears to have closed the door on the chance of playing for his hometown team, leaving the Wizards to pick up the pieces to recover on a pivotal offseason. While hosting his basketball camp in Fairfax, Va., Wizards leader John Wall speculated on why Durant will not be signing...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall on Durant: ‘If You Don’t Have a Shot, You Have to Move On’

WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall: Washington, D.C. native Kevin Durant is probably not coming back to suit up for his hometown Washington Wizards next season. That’s the cold reality setting in for fans, team officials and even players, as Durant sets up meetings with the Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma...
Via CBS DC
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall speculates about what may have turned off Kevin Durant

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Nothing is official yet when it comes to Kevin Durant in regards to where he'll play next season, but the Wizards are on
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards fire head trainer Eric Waters

The Washington Wizards have fired head trainer Eric Waters, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic. Waters, who had been with the team since 2004, was dismissed with one year remaining on his contract. After an injury-riddled season for Wizards that ended with their two best players– John Wall and Bradley Beal — watching their two-year playoff run dissolve, the team has...
Via KCM Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Beal is latest to decline Rio Olympics invite

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics. Beal said on Twitter that he has decided to dedicate his summer to getting into shape for next season. He called the invitation from USA Basketball ''the ultimate honor.'' The 22-year-old is the latest player to turn down the chance to play for the...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal declines invitation to join Team USA

Bradley Beal is the latest to a growing list to decline an invitation to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics this summer in Brazil. The 23-year-old announced on Friday he will not participate in the Olympics, as he focuses on getting in the “best” physical shape of his life and preparing for the upcoming season with the Washington Wizards. I could not be more grateful for the invitation...
Via KCM Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grunfeld believes John Wall will be ready for training camp

John Wall is coming off two knee surgeries, but his status will not impact what the Wizards do in free agency because Ernie Grunfeld believes
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For 1st time in club history, Wizards make no draft picks

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards sat out the NBA draft entirely, the first time in the franchise's 55-year history that the team did not make a selection. The Wizards entered Thursday's draft without a pick because they had traded two away. The club's first-round choice, No. 13 overall, was sent to Phoenix in the deal that brought forward Markieff Morris to Washington in...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks defends Markieff Morris trade

Here is my preview of the Wizards at this year’s NBA draft: […] I hope you enjoyed my preview of the Wizards at this year’s NBA draft. Look, I was one of those defending the midseason trade of this year’s first-round pick for Markieff Morris. Sure, the move carried the slight odor of settling: by […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat meets giraffe named after him, calls it his ‘godson’

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat met the giraffe named after him and a new friendship seemed to be formed. Gortat posted pictures on his Instagram where he fed his “godson,” Gortat. Warning: The pictures are extremely adorable. Czas nakarmić chrześniaka A photo posted by Marcin Gortat (@mgortat13) on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:09am PDT ...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall not happy at exclusion from All-NBA team: ‘I got snaked twice’

John Wall thinks he doesn’t get enough respect around the league, and he is using the All-NBA voting as evidence of that. Wall was excluded from all three All-NBA teams in both 2015 and 2016, and he has a big problem with that. “I’m pissed the last two years about that,” Wall said Thursday, via J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic. “I got snaked twice.” Wall received just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards will offer Beal max contract

Bradley Beal said last week he deserves a maximum contract and if the Washington Wizards couldn’t meet that requirement then he might go elsewhere. The Wizards heard Beal loud and clear and will reportedly offer him a five-year, max deal this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent. From Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post: The Wizards are expected to offer Beal a...
Via The Sports Daily
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris detained at airport on suspicion of marijuana possession

It looks like the drama with Markieff Morris didn’t quite end with his trade out of Phoenix. According to a report by John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com on Thursday, the Wizards forward was detained at Philadelphia International Airport on suspicion of possessing marijuana in his bag. Wash Wizard Markieff Morris detained @ PHL Int. airport today when “suspected marijuana” allegedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2016  |  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
May 24, 2016  |  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
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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