WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Podcast: How Ian Mahinmi will fit on the Wizards, and checking in on the Mystics at the Olympic break

Before we talk about this week’s episode, YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. It will change your life, and if you don’t, you won’t understand a lot of the references in this week’s episode. In the first half of the show, Jake Whitacre and Lyndie Wood talk about this summer’s big signing: Ian Mahinmi. They take a look at where he fits on the roster, since the team already...
Via Bullets Forever
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal reveals growth — literally and figuratively — in discussing contract

And we're off https://t.co/1HsgXXFDdw — Gene Wang (@gene_wang) July 27, 2016 Washington Wizards brass gathered at Verizon Center on Wednesday to discuss guard Bradley Beal’s five-year deal with the team, a maxiumum-allowable contract worth approximately $128 million that was agreed to early this month during in the NBA free agent negotiating period. Check back here for […]
Via Wizards Insider
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' success starts and ends with Wall-Beal combo

With Bradley Beal signing a new contract, the importance of Beal and John Wall's relationship has never been more paramount.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards announce re-signing of shooting guard Bradley Beal

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards say they have re-signed shooting guard Bradley Beal. The team did not announce the terms of the deal Tuesday, but the AP reported this month that Beal agreed to a five-year contract worth $128 million. Beal, 23, was a restricted free agent. The No. 3 overall draft pick in 2012, he averaged a career-high 17.4 points in his fourth season...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards officially announce re-signing Bradley Beal

The Wizards re-signed Bradley Beal to a five-year max contract worth $128 million back on July 1. Now, the team has officially announced the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Coach Scott Brooks has a plan to keep John Wall and Bradley Beal healthy

For a few days last October, during his year off from coaching after six-plus seasons as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Scott Brooks was a guest of five-time NBA champion Coach Gregg Popovich at Spurs training camp. Brooks, who was hired to replace Randy Wittman as coach of the Wizards in April, plans to bring some of what […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Extension looks unlikely for Wizards' Otto Porter heading into 2016-17

Otto Porter appears likely to become a restricted free agent next summer, with no movement towards an extension to his rookie scale contract with the
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Wizards Player Glen Rice Jr arrested and charged with felony robbery

Former Washington Wizards player Glen Rice, Jr appears to be in more legal trouble following his arrest on Monday morning in Georgia. TMZ reports the 25-year old was booked with multiple charges, including felony robbery: Here’s what we know … Rice was booked at 6:37 AM this morning for felony robbery, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana. He has since been released...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago

Marcin Gortat Has a Giraffe Now

WASHINGTON — Anybody who has kept up with Wizards center Marcin Gortat and his antics, especially in the offseason, won’t be surprised to learn he now has a giraffe, apparently. Per his Twitter account, Gortat now owns a giraffe and two horses. So know i Have giraffe And two horses…. One day they will be a champs !! 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎 pic.twitter.com/OVV6tVZK48 — Marcin...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Not Campaigning for 2017 All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — If Washington, D.C. and the Verizon Center become hosts for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, it will be unsolicited and perhaps even unwanted by Washington Wizards’ leadership. The Washington Business Journal reports that team officials have not expressed interest in hosting the game, which includes a week of festivities and economic boon. The team did not offer any...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Wizards' John Wall remembering OSU player

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) The Latest on the death of an Oklahoma State basketball player (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The Washington Wizards' John Wall is remembering Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger, who died Thursday after collapsing following practice. Wall posted on Instagram : ''Rest in Peace to the lil homie who always had the competitive spirit..you will be...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky signs with Wizards

The Washington Wizards announced on Thursday evening the signing of Tomas Satoransky, who the club drafted in the second round (32nd overall) in 2012. The 6-foot-7 guard is a member of the Czech Republic national team and has been playing overseas for the past four years during which time the Wizards continued to own his […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Satoransky, Wizards finalize deal to bring him from Spain

WASHINGTON (AP) Guard Tomas Satoransky has signed with the Washington Wizards. The team announced the deal with their 2012 second-round draft pick Thursday, without revealing the financial terms. Earlier this month, the Wizards and Satoransky agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the move who spoke on condition of anonymity at the time...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

3 keys to the Washington Wizards making the playoffs

The Washington Wizards had an underwhelming season where they finished 41-41 and missed the playoffs after qualifying two years straight, This was a drop off year for them to say the least. But it is never too early to look at what the Wizards can do in order to make the playoffs next season based off of their performance from last season. This year the Wizards will be coming in...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Gary Neal Take a Shot at Former Wizards Teammates?

WASHINGTON — Gary Neal appeared to a shot on social media at some of his former Wizards teammates on Monday, though that’s not how Neal sees it. Neal, who played 40 games on a one-year contract for the Wizards this past season, averaging 9.8 points and 1.2 assists, first commented on Facebook about being the Wizards’ leading scorer off the bench and the team’s best three...
Via CBS DC
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why John Wall respects Kevin Durant’s decision

During the third quarter of the Wizards’ summer league game against the Hawks in Las Vegas on Sunday, John Wall joined the NBA TV broadcast team of Steve Smith and Kevin Calabro to chat about his offseason and an eventful first two weeks of free agency around the league. When asked about Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden […]
Via DC Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Yes, Black Lives Matter!': Wizards’ Bradley Beal wades into debate over police killings

Wizards guard Bradley Beal joined the chorus of Washington athletes wrestling with the proper response police shootings on social media late Thursday night. And as with some of his predecessors, Beal prompted a disappointed response from some fans who didn’t like his approach. “#blacklivesmatter,” Beal tweeted around 2 a.m., with a fist emoji and a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly decline option on Drew Gooden

The Washington Wizards have reportedly declined a team option on forward Drew Gooden, effectively making him an unrestricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Vet big man Drew Gooden is bound for the open market, league sources say, with a cap crunch forcing the Wiz to relinquish his 2016-17 option — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2016 After signing free agents...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris criticizes Kevin Durant for signing with Warriors

On one side, you have people who respect Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors and give himself the best chance at winning a championship. On the other, there are those who think he took the easy way out and was afraid of adversity. Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris clearly belongs to the latter group. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Morris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Washington Wizards’ free agency moves

Once again, the NBA free agency period started with a flurry of deals in the opening days, with hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars being spent. The Washington Wizards did not make any big splashes, outside of the expected maximum offer signed by Bradley Beal, although they did come close to signing former Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford before he ultimately agreed to terms...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets, Nene agree on a one-year deal

Free agent center Nene Hilario agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The contract is worth $2.9 million. I am honored to become part of the Houston Family!! Thank you for the opportunity and LETS GO ROCKETS!!! — Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) July 6, 2016 Nene, 33, spent the past four-and-a-half seasons...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t sugarcoat it; The Washington Wizards lost free agency

The NBA free agency frenzy began five days ago and Washington Wizards fans are still looking for something to cheer about. Last season, the Wizards failed to make the playoffs for the sixth time in the last ten seasons. The team hasn’t made it to the Eastern Conference championship since the 1978-1979 season, 12 years before franchise cornerstone, John Wall, was born. The Wizards...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: When Wizards’ Tomas Satoransky posterized ex-NBA player Anthony Randolph in Euroleague game

The Washington Wizards are back to reality, as they missed out on just about every big name sweepstakes during the NBA free agency period. The team moved to Plan C, building depth on the team. One of their biggest pickups may be the most mysterious of them all, as they signed their Euro-stash player Tomas Satoransky to a three-year deal worth a reported $9 million. Satoransky, 24...
Via KCM Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards acquire Trey Burke from Jazz

The Washington Wizards were unable to land Al Horford in free agency. That came after the team didn’t even get an opportunity to sit down with native son Kevin Durant. It’s been a somewhat frustrating past few days for a team that struggled to remain relevant in the Eastern Conference a season ago. Attempting to do whatever they can to improve a roster that surprisingly missed...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Bradley Beal deal with the Wizards

After agreeing to postpone an extension last offseason to keep the Kevin Durant dream alive, the Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have agreed upon a five-year, $128 million-plus max contract. Beal was a young draft pick after one season at Florida, just turned 23 and the Wizards are buying the best years of his prime. The primary concern on Beal is how he's been almost perpetually...
Via RealGM - NBA
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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