Wizards Rumors & News

  • John Wall -- Kicked Off Plane In Vegas ... After Altercation

    TMZ.com "NBA superstar John Wall was kicked off an American Airlines flight in Las Vegas this week ... after someone in his crew allegedly threatened another passenger ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Washington Wizards star had boarded a flight headed to D.C. on May..." May 28

  • NBA free agents: Entire class of 2015

    CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27

  • Paul Pierce Could Opt Out Of Wizards' Deal, Sign With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Pierce can opt out of his contract with the Washington Wizards this offseason. Many around the league expect Pierce to opt out and finish his career with the Los Angeles Clippers. Pierce would have the opportunity to reunite with Doc Rivers while also playing in his hometown." May 25

  • Can Humphries evolve into stretch 4? He's trying

    CSN Washington "For Kris Humphries to retain his minutes in the future with the Wizards, he realizes where he has to expand his game in the same way Drew Gooden re-invented himself by becoming a three-point shooter. "I never really worked on shooting threes and stuff. I started working on it this year," said..." May 22

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • NBA All-Defensive teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the league in both blocks per game (2.9) and total blocked shots (200). Additionally, Davis..." May 20

  • John Wall to avoid surgery and see hand specialist this week

    Washington Post "Like so many of his teammates echoed Monday afternoon as the Washington Wizards filed in and out of meetings one final time before dispersing for the offseason, John Wall is certain the Wizards would still be alive in the playoffs if he hadn’t fractured his left hand and wrist in five..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • LeBron James on what Paul Pierce meant to his career: 'I knew I had to become much better'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If last week were indeed Paul Peirce's final NBA game as he hinted, a piece of LeBron James would go off into the sunset with him. When you think of a James arch nemesis, Pierce's name is likely to come up and vice versa. Retiring after an efficacious 17-year career is undoubtedly..." May 19

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Nene on playing more 5: “I hope not.” Said he’d be ok with coming off the bench tho.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Temple has a player option. Says hes pretty sure that he will opt in #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Gooden, a free agent, on returning: "Id love for it to be here but if its not ..." #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA

  • 11d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Witt: Wall will see a specialist later this week to determine if any surgery is needed on left wrist #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA

  • 11d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Gortat said he had some personal issues he didn't want to get into that sidetracked him during the season.

  • 11d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    In this Q&A published last week, Tomas Satoransky said he plans to finish out contract w/Barcelona. He has 1 more yr: http://t.co/P7t4x0RoqU

  • Gilbert Arenas Dissin' Javaris Crittenton ... He No Longer Exists

    TMZ.com "Javaris Crittenton is dead to Gilbert Arenas. Agent Zero was out in L.A. last night ... when we asked if he would ever consider visiting his x-NBA teammate in prison, where he'll be spend the next 23 years for killing a woman in 2011. FYI -- the two made headlines together back in 2009 ......" May 17

  • Randy Wittman thinks Paul Pierce will return next season

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman was posed the question in a variety of ways a couple times per week in cities across the country, before and after games, for almost nine months. “What kind of impact has Paul Pierce had on your team?” a reporter would ask and nearly every time Wittman..." May 17

  • Free-agent-to-be Kevin Seraphin eager to blossom elsewhere

    CSN Washington "Barring a major roster overhaul that creates room for Kevin Seraphin and a bump in salary, his time with the Wizards, who acquired him in a trade five years ago on draft night, will end. In his most significant playoff duty of his four-year career, Seraphin came in for an ill Marcin Gortat on..." May 17

  • Pierce: 'I don't even know if I'm going to play basketball again next year'

    CBSSports.com "Paul Pierce has made his mark on the 2015 playoffs with clutch shots, celebrations and endless trash talk. The 37-year-old undeniably affected the Washington Wizards' attitude and confidence this season, and there's no reason to think he can't contribute again next year. On Friday, though, after..." May 17

  • 12d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Wittman: "Brad and John are going to be here a long time." Beal is eligible for an extension this summer.

  • 13d
    Thank You Fans @WashWizards

    Wittman said Gortat was dealing with an illness, had IV's yesterday and today, tried to give all he had tonight #WizHawks

  • Pierce's shot too late, Hawks hold on to beat Wizards 94-91

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series. The shot swished, apparently tying the score at the buzzer. Pierce..." May 16

  • John Wall has no swelling in left hand/wrist after Game 5 return

    ESPN.com "John Wall's injured left hand/wrist came out of Game 5 without any swelling, according to Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "He'll get checked again later with our doctors," Wittman said on a conference call Thursday afternoon. "Just to make sure everything is where it is supposed to be...." May 15

  • Hawks stun Wizards on Al Horford layup, 82-81

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't always well-constructed, but again, the Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It took every bit of 48 minutes, but Al Horford put the team over the top with a lay-up in the waning seconds, and Atlanta snuck past Washington by a final score..." May 14

  • John Wall on availability for Game 6: 'I might be a game-time decision'

    The Score "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall surprised everyone by suiting up in what turned out to be a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Wall looked to be in top form. He relentlessly attacked the basket and played some truly inspired defense in..." May 14

  • Paul Pierce yelled “series” after his late corner three. That didn’t work out.

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Paul Pierce banked in a game-winning shot to give the Wizards a Game 3 win over the Hawks, he told the television cameras he didn’t call “bank” he called “game.” He tried to up that a step when he hit this three to put the Wizards up one with 8.3 seconds left." May 14

  • Wizards' Wall remains game-time decision for Game 5

    The Score "John Wall continues to make progress in his return from hand and wrist fractures, but the superstar point guard's status for Wednesday's Game 5 remains uncertain. Wall, who originally believed the issue was simply a severe sprain, suffered the injury in Washington's Game 1 victory in Atlanta,..." May 13

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    John Wall addressing the media. Said he’s not sure if he’ll play tonight. pic.twitter.com/3M4DsyWVw9

  • John Wall starting for Wizards in Game 5 tonight

    Pro Basketball Talk "I don’t know what’s a bigger surprise – that Wall is playing despite five (!) fractures to his hand or wrist or that the Wizards have hung with the Hawks without Wall. Healthy, he’s a game-changer on both ends of the court. Washington’s offense runs through him, and he can prevent Jeff Teague..." May 13

  • NBA Report: No foul on Nene screen of Carroll

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA review of the final two minutes of Monday’s playoff game between the Hawks and Wizards found that DeMarre Carroll was not fouled on a screen set by Nene. Carroll fell on the play allowing Paul Pierce an open 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with seconds remaining. Pierce..." May 13

  • Hawks 106, Wizards 101

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "How the game was won: Jeff Teague scored a game-high 26 points as the Hawks came out aggressive from the start. They set the tone early and led by as many as 14 points as the even the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2. Al Horford had a double-double of 18 points and 10..." May 12

  • John Wall's progress bounces to next step; doctor exam on deck

    CSN Washington "John Wall dribbled during Tuesday's practice. With his left hand. That's encouraging news for the Washington Wizards. What that means for the All-Star guard's status heading into Game 5 at Atlanta remains murky. Wall missed the last three games against the Hawks, who evened the Eastern..." May 12

  • In latest barb, Pierce "laughs" at Nets loss of picks

    Nets Daily "Before he called "game" Saturday, Paul Pierce talked to the Boston Herald about his rebirth in Washington and took yet another shot at the Nets. He forgives Danny Ainge for dumping him but "laughs" at what the Nets gave up for him, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, according to the Herald's Steve..." May 11

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    John Wall officially declared OUT for Game 5. #ATLHawks

  • John Wall’s recovery ‘headed in the right direction’

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards proved they can topple the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks without John Wall on Saturday night, and they’re likely going to have to do it again in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday. The all-star point guard still hadn’t tried dribbling a basketball as..." May 11

  • John Wall tells ESPN’s Chris Broussard his injury is a ‘tough situation’

    Washington Post "Before tip-off of Game 3 of the Wizards-Hawks’ second-round series at Verizon Center on Saturday, ESPN’s Chris Broussard cast doubt on the chances of injured Washington point guard John Wall playing again this season. “Guys, I spoke with a Wizards executive earlier today, and while it’s not..." May 11

  • Bradley Beal's thoughts on Jeff Teague? Not a fan

    CSN Washington "One of the smallest players on the floor in the series, Jeff Teague is taking on the role of enforcer for the Atlanta Hawks. After contributing to John Wall's fractured left wrist in Game 1, Teague dealt a blow to Bradley Beal's head that caused him to fall awkwardly in the second quarter of Game..." May 11

  • Wizards survive as Pierce beats the buzzer, Hawks, to win Game 3, 103-101

    Washington Post "Paul Pierce curled off the screen, caught the ball at the top of the key, peered up at the clock, shouted at Bradley Beal to beat it and went to work. The Washington Wizards usually put the ball in John Wall’s hands in these situations late in the fourth quarter, but the all-star point guard..." May 10

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Hearing from different sources that it's very unlikely Wall plays today. Rest of series/playoffs up in air.

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    John Wall will not play tonight.

  • John Wall holds out hope for return from wrist and hand injury

    CSN Washington "While the end appears near for John Wall this postseason, he's not giving up hope that he could actually play again in this series with the Atlanta Hawks that is tied 1-1 with Game 3 Saturday at Verizon Center. Or at some point in the playoffs if the Wizards can advance to the Eastern Conference..." May 09

  • Paul Pierce sounds like a guy who plans to stay a Wizards this summmer

    Pro Basketball Talk "If he wants to, Paul Pierce can become a free agent this summer. He has a player option on his contract. Opt in and he makes $5.5 million to stay in Washington, opt out and he can test the market for a forward who turns 38 next season but is still productive (11.9 points per game this season)..." May 08

  • Randy Wittman denies John Wall clashed with Wizards team doctors

    ESPN.com "As the Washington Wizards wait for the swelling in John Wall's fractured left hand and wrist to go down, coach Randy Wittman blew up and angrily defended the team's medical staff, disputing a report that Wall clashed with team physicians before sitting out Game 2 of the Eastern Conference..." May 08

  • Report: John Wall clashed with Wizards medical staff over initial wrist diagnosis

    Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall knew it was bad — he had broken his wrist on his left hand back in high school, so when he fell on it during Game 1 against the Hawks, he knew it was serious. From the Washington Post. “I knew when I fell on it,” Wall said earlier this week. “You never know when you’ve got a lot of..." May 08

  • Wall’s injury shifts odds in Hawks’ favor for game, series

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks are seemingly downplaying the significance of John Wall’s fractured hand and wrist, maintaining their strategy for Game 3 of their playoff series against Washington doesn’t hinge on whether Wizards’ point guard plays. But they’re not downplaying the potential of Wall’s absence in Las..." May 08

  • Wizards high hopes for postseason crashed down with John Wall

    Washington Post "For anyone who watched Gilbert Arenas collapse to the floor after Gerald Wallace dove into his left knee, Kwame Brown fumble post-entry passes out of bounds, Michael Jordan hobble around for two forgettable seasons that even he refuses to acknowledge and/or a washed up Mitch Richmond struggle to..." May 07

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    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    John Wall has five (!) non-displaced fractures in wrist and hand http://t.co/1rSrADSr8m

  • John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his wrist and hand

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand, the team announced Thursday afternoon. The diagnosis places Wall’s availability for the remainder of the postseason in jeopardy, but his playing status has not been determined, according to the..." May 07

  • Hawks roll, even series with Wizards at 1-1

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A brief recap of the Hawks’ win: How the game was won: DeMarre Carroll led the way again with 22 points and the Hawks scored on eight of their final 11 possessions to thwart the Wizards and tie the series at a game each. Washington pulled within 88-83 midway through the final quarter before..." May 06

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06