Wizards Rumors & News

  • Otto Porter will log more time as Wizards' 'stretch' option

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After 49 games, the Wizards are starting to figure out where Otto Porter fits best in the offense. If they're intent on sticking with small lineups, the slight-built small forward may be better off logging more time as a "stretch" power forward. In Tuesday's game at the New York Knicks, Porter..." February 08

  • Nic Batum, Kemba Walker lead Charlotte Hornets comeback over Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Nicolas Batum did a little bit of everything Saturday to help the Charlotte Hornets rally from a big deficit and defeat the Washington Wizards. Batum finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 108-104 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. Washington led the Hornets by 19 in the..." February 07

  • John Wall notches triple-double as Wizards roll past 76ers, 106-94

    Washington Post "Randy Wittman watched the Washington Wizards’ two games without him this week while he was in Indiana following the death of his brother Rick. He didn’t watch them live, but he watched them because that’s what coaches do, he said. And what he saw was a team that played with energy and intensity,..." February 06

  • Wizards welcome back coach Randy Wittman

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Not that the Wizards would've beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors with coach Randy Wittman on the sideline anyway, but they're chances are better. Friday, Wittman returned to D.C. after morning shootaround to lead them for a home game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. They were..." February 05

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    NBA announces the Wizards will host the Jazz on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7 pm. Game was rescheduled because of the storm.

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

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    ESPN Cleveland @ESPNCleveland

    Windy: “The #Cavs would love to get their hands on Jared Dudley….”

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Curry drops 51 in Warriors' win over Wizards

    CSN Bay Area "It’s on to the White House for the Warriors, who can celebrate their NBA 2015 championship in the wake of a victory in the nation’s capital. The Warriors once again gave back a big lead but were able to hang on for a 134-121 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday before a sellout..." February 04

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Marcin Gortat has "parted ways" w/his longtime agent Guy Zucker, a person w/knowledge of the situation told me, after 9yrs #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Russell Westbrook wins point guard matchup with John Wall as Thunder tops Wizards

    The Oklahoman "John Wall is taller than Russell Westbrook and the rare point guard who can present a challenge for the Thunder’s lightning quick lead man in a footrace. So without his typical height and speed advantage on Monday night, Westbrook went to the power game. On three of the Thunder’s first four..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: Otto Porter (hip) will be available for #WizThunder tonight

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Wizards' Wittman to miss 2 games following death of brother

    The Score "After learning of his older brother's death Saturday morning, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman led his squad to victory later that same day. On Sunday, the team announced that Wittman will miss its next two games. In Wittman's absence, assistant coach Don Newman will take over as..." February 01

  • Wizards hold off Rockets in a fiery affair in Houston, 123-122

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman woke up Saturday morning to news that rendered his recent troubles trivial. His older brother, Rick, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning in Indianapolis. Wittman didn’t attend Washington’s shootaround at Toyota Center, but his status for Saturday..." January 31

  • Dudley explains crucial uncalled foul against Harden: 'He flops so much'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The only way Jared Dudley knew how to stop James Harden from hitting the last basket is to do what most players do on the final plays -- foul him. They know that officials generally don't like to blow whistles unless the infraction is severe but considering how controversial the ending was there's..." January 31

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Randy Wittman’s brother Rick died unexpectedly in Indianapolis last night but he will coach tonight.

  • Danilo Gallinari leads Nuggets past Wizards on the road

    Denver Post "A few of the Nuggets' best performances this season have come in the second game of a back-to-back set. The win at Toronto on Dec. 3. The win at Minnesota on Dec. 15. And the win at Phoenix on Dec. 23. The Nuggets got back to that Thursday night. "There was a sense of urgency," coach Michael..." January 29

  • Slumping Wizards hold players-only meeting, try to 'figure it out'

    ESPN "The Washington Wizards held a players-only meeting following their fifth loss in six games in an attempt to get back on track. "It's kind of similar to the past years. We've been through the same thing," Bradley Beal told reporters following the Wizards' 117-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets on..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Beal and Neal are active tonight, per Wizards.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Beal hopes to play tonight against Nuggets

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After suffering a concussion and broken nose on Monday, Wizards guard Bradley Beal told the media that he's cleared the concussion protocol and expects to play Thursday against the Nuggets. But team officials say that's not exactly the case, at least not yet. " January 28

  • Raptors tie franchise record with ninth straight win by beating Wizards

    Toronto Star "No one really expected anything else when Kyle Lowry got up from his locker room seat at the urging of DeMar DeRozan. “I’m fine” were the first words out of Lowry’s mouth. “Thanks for asking, DeMar, I’m fine.” Lowry had done something to his wrist late in the Toronto Raptors’ easy 106-89..." January 27

  • Thomas lights up Wizards as Celtics win 3rd straight, 116-91

    Boston "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knows 5-foot-9 guard Isaiah Thomas rarely faces players his own size. Thomas just brings his best game to the biggest matchups. Against John Wall and the Washington Wizards, Thomas darted and dazzled all over the court, leading the Celtics to a 116-91 blowout..." January 26

  • Bradley Beal Day-To-Day With Broken Nose, Concussion

    Real GM Basketball "Bradley Beal has been diagnosed with a broken nose and concussion by the Wizards medical staff after being hit in the face at the 8:22 mark of the second quarter during Monday night's game vs. Boston. Beal is out for Tuesday's game at Toronto and his status moving forward will be listed as..." January 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rich Paul and his Klutch Sports Group agency will represent Wizards guard John Wall for all on-court and NBA-contract related matters.

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Bradley Beal will not return (blow to the face). #Celtics #Wizards

  • Jazz-Wizards game postponed from Saturday due to snowstorm

    Pro Basketball Talk "A major snowstorm is hitting the East Coast, and the NBA schedule is among those affected. Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post: When will the game be made up? There are eight dates where neither Washington nor the Utah play and the Wizards’ arena – which they share with the NHL’s..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Wizards burn depleted Heat, 106-87

    Bullets Forever "John Wall and Bradley Beal led the way with 18 points apiece as the Wizards burn a depleted Heat squad, 106-87. Once again, Marcin Gortat was rock solid with 15 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow front court mate Nene chipped in with 16 points. The Verizon Center was dead to start this..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Pairing Nene and Marcin Gortat together again will not fix anything for the Wizards

    Bullets Forever "As the Wizards have struggled to adjust to playing with smaller lineups this season, more than one person has suggested the Wizards go back to playing Marcin Gortat and Nene together again. After all, the Wizards seemed to do just fine with them together on the floor last season. They had a net..." January 19

  • CJ McCollum breaks out of slump, leads Trail Blazers to emphatic 108-98 victory in Washington

    CSN Northwest "CJ McCollum broke out of his 10-day shooting slump and the Trail Blazers had an emphatic response to their poor performance in Philadelphia, using a 20-0 run in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards xxx at the Verizon Center. McCollum had a game-high 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting and..." January 18

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Per Wittman, Bradley Beal (leg) is available today. Otto Porter (hip) and Kris Humphries (knee) OUT #WizBlazers

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Jaw Crowder delivers as Celtics beat Wizards

    Boston Herald "The Celtics return here for a game a week from tomorrow, and maybe they’ll need an extra official, or bench mics to entertain the crowd even more. On a night when New England only had eyes for football, the Celtics and Washington Wizards just might have minted some bad feelings. From a spate..." January 17

  • Wizards avoid another injury scare in win over Pacers

    Washington Post "For a few minutes Friday night, it appeared as though a significant injury had struck the Washington Wizards yet again. It was the first quarter and they were throttling the Indiana Pacers when Garrett Temple’s right shoulder got caught between a Pacers’ ball-handler and a screener. He dropped to..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Washington holds on for 106-101 win over Milwaukee

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards got off to a fast start, jumping out to a quick 23-12 lead. John Wall was picking apart the Bucks' defense with apparent ease, and had 6 assists in the first quarter alone. The Wizards forced turnover after turnover and capitalized in transition. Milwaukee cleaned up their ball..." January 14