Wizards Rumors & News

  • Wizards top Lakers to clinch Southeast Division

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- John Wall and the Washington Wizards claimed the franchise's first division crown in 38 years. Wall scored 34 points and handed out 14 assists, and the Wizards used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Otto..." March 29

  • Brandon Jennings, John Wall Threatened By Man Outside Of 1Oak In LA

    Hot New Hip Hop "This dude has a real problem with Jennings and Wall. The Washington Wizards were in Los Angeles last night and after their 119-108 win over the Lakers, a handful of players including Brandon Jennings, John Wall and Bradley Beal hit up the popular nightclub, 1Oak. TMZ cameras were outside of..." March 29

  • Washington Wizards end longest division title drought in major U.S. professional sports

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards looked to be headed for a surprising defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers closed the third quarter by making 15 consecutive shots, and entered the final frame with a 13-point lead. And then ... well, then John Wall happened. The..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Wizards Marcin Gortat With The 3peat; Takes 3 Ladies Back to Hotel From The Club

    Black Sports Online "Just wrap up Young Gortat. Don’t want you to catch anything or any cases, so be careful. Wizards play the Lakers on Tuesday, so Gortat had a little time in LA and he spent it wisely. According to TMZ he picked out these three ladies at the club to escort him back to his hotel. If he isn’t..." March 27

  • Secret weapon Kelly Oubre is no longer a big secret

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The athleticism and 7-2 wingspan covers for whatever shortcomings second-year forward Kelly Oubre, 21, has as a player. The Wizards moved up to draft, developed and cultivated the lockdown defender into a key piece of Scott Brooks' rotation. How far they can go in the postseason will hinge on..." March 26

  • Wizards close gap in conference with win over Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- If the Washington Wizards see the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs, they'll remember what happened Saturday night. John Wall erupted for 37 points and his Wizards ran the defending NBA champions off the floor 127-115. “You don't want to go into the playoffs knowing you..." March 25

  • Wall, Beal propel Wizards in season sweep of Nets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are back in the postseason after a one-year absence. They also appear back in the groove that helped them overcome a dismal start and become a true contender in the Eastern Conference. John Wall scored 22 points and Bradley Beal had 19 as the..." March 24

  • Wizards edge Hawks, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards knew they were in a funk. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, that out-of-sync spell continued until the fourth quarter. That's when they got their swagger back. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, and John Wall collected all 22 of his points in the second..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Wizards' Jennings: 'I didn't really understand the triangle' with Knicks

    New York Daily News "For Brandon Jennings, playing for the Knicks was a dream seven years in the making, ever since they passed on him in the draft for Jordan Hill. It started off as well as he could’ve hoped. In Jennings’ first home preseason game, he heard the Garden fans chanting his name, already dubbed a..." March 23

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • John Wall thinks he isn’t getting the calls he should. It’s pushing him to the edge.

    Washington Post "Superstars typically don’t emerge from an arena loading dock late on a Saturday night. So imagine the surprise of the stragglers outside Spectrum Center when John Wall, accompanied only by his bodyguard and friend David “Flav” Best, as well as Washington Wizards equipment manager Dave Avery,..." March 21

  • Celtics tough out 110-102 win over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The way Isaiah Thomas sees it, it's all pretty simple. "Those guys don't like us, we don't like them, that's what it is," Boston's little big man said after scoring 25 points to lead the Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. It was the..." March 20

  • Hornets beat Wizards to end three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets have suffered through a frustrating season, and they have been arguably the NBA's most-underachieving team. So any kind of win is a good win in coach Steve Clifford's eyes, especially as the Hornets try to fight their way back into the Eastern..." March 18

  • John Wall: League Has Gotten “Softer” Due To Players Resting

    Hoops Rumors "Healthy players sitting out games has been a point of contention this season, particularly following a nationally televised game in which Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich opted to rest their stars. Additionally, the Cavs were subject to criticism earlier this month when LeBron James and Kyrie Irving..." March 18

  • Wall provides big assist to Wizards in win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Though some bad defensive habits cropped again during the fourth quarter, the Washington Wizards returned to the winner's circle. The Chicago Bulls showed they could run with one of the Eastern Conference contenders despite playing without Dwyane Wade, but ultimately, they added..." March 17

  • John Wall says he talked to DeMarcus Cousins about joining Wizards before trade

    CBS Sports "In an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, Washington Wizards guard John Wall said he was surprised to find out about the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans after the All-Star Game, adding that he had talked with Cousins about potentially joining the Wizards if..." March 16

  • Surging Timberwolves pull away from Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio had heard his name enough in trade rumors and admitted that the constant buzz was something that wore on him. The consistent smile from the Spaniard isn't as present as it was in his early years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The grin reappeared momentarily after..." March 13

  • Morris jumper in OT lifts Wizards past Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There was no doubt that Markieff Morris foot was on the sideline as he received the pass that set up his game-winning 20-foot baseline jump shot with .4 of a second remaining in overtime Saturday night at Moda Center. Replays showed Morris was out of bounds, and teammate..." March 12

  • Lillard: Lack of replay on Morris' game-winner 'BS'

    Oregonian "t should not have come down to the final whistle. But when it did the referees missed it. Markieff Morris drilled a baseline jumper with 0.4 seconds to lift the Washington Wizards to a 125-124 come-from-behind overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night at the Moda..." March 12

  • Beal's 38 leads Wizards over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Washington's gritty come-from-behind road win on Friday night against the Sacramento Kings said a lot about the Wizards. Bradley Beal scored a game-high 38 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime as Washington outlasted Sacramento 130-122 -- a win that..." March 11

  • Markieff Morris fined $25K for kicking Mason Plumlee

    USA Today "Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 for kicking Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee in the groin, the NBA announced Friday. The incident occurred late in the fourth quarter of Washington's 123-113 win on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. Morris, who had 11..." March 10

  • Jared Dudley, Brandon Jennings fined $35K each for roles in Suns-Wizards fracas

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night during a wild game in Phoenix, Jared Dudley and Brandon Jennings were ejected from the matchup between the Suns and Wizards for their roles in a scuffle between the two teams. Dudley was tossed for headbutting Jason Smith, while Jennings was sent to the showers early for making a..." March 10

  • Wizards stay hot on road with victory over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A rough start to the season had Washington wondering if it would even make the playoffs. The Wizards not only turned things around, now they're pushing Boston for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference after another impressive road win. John Wall had 30 points and 10..." March 09

  • Wizards, Wall outlast Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Washington Wizards are winning a lot of basketball games right now. Even the games they virtually have to win twice. John Wall had 25 points and 14 assists, but the Wizards gave back a 22-point, first-half lead and had to rally from 11 down in the second half to finish off the..." March 08

  • Brandon Jennings Ejected for Pointing Finger ‘Like a Gun’

    SLAM Online "Brandon Jennings was booted out of Tuesday night’s Wizards-Suns game after logging just 4:42 of playing time—the refs told the backup guard that he had pointed his finger “like a gun” at Jared Dudley. Jennings was backing up teammate Jason Smith after he was butted by Dudley (who was also..." March 08

  • Jennings: Wizards 'a team that actually plays together'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "No one has ever accused Brandon Jennings of of playing timid and deferent throughout his eight NBA seasons, yet in his debut with the Wizards on Friday night against the Toronto Raptors, the big takeaway from him and others was that he didn't play with enough aggression. The dynamic of trying..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • DeRozan helps Raptors avenge loss Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Toronto Raptors' second unit couldn't have played much worse in Wednesday's loss against the Washington Wizards. When the teams shifted their home-and-home series below the border, their production pointed straight north. Having All-Star DeMar DeRozan save his best for last..." March 03

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Bogdanovic, Wizards down Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Bojan Bogdanovic is proving to be an important addition for the Washington Wizards, already. The guard/forward, playing his fourth game since being obtained in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, scored 27 points off the bench Wednesday night and the Wizards defeated the Toronto..." March 01

  • Brandon Jennings reportedly agrees to sign with Wizards

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards desperately wanted bench help at the trade deadline, and they responded by picking up former Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic. It appears as if they are about to add another bench asset, as ESPN reports that former Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings is has a verbal..." March 01

  • Wizards F Markieff Morris fined $25,000 for tossing ball into stands

    Sporting News "Markieff Morris has every right to feel hard-done by Tuesday after receiving a $25,000 fine for lightly tossing the ball into the general area of the crowd Sunday against the Jazz. There wasn't a whole lot to Morris' "throw" into the stands. It appeared as if he basically rolled the ball toward..." February 28

  • Durant injures knee as Warriors fall to Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hyperextended his left knee in the first quarter Tuesday against the Wizards. Washington took advantage and avoided extending a rare losing skid. Bradley Beal scored 25 points as the Wizards fended off the NBA's only 50-win team in the..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant says Scott Brooks deserves ‘a lot of credit’ for Wizards’ turnaround

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant spent the first eight years of his NBA career playing for Scott Brooks — first when Brooks was an assistant during Durant’s rookie season in Seattle and the beginning of his second season in Oklahoma City, and then another six-plus seasons once Brooks was promoted to head coach of the..." February 28

  • Wizards interested in Brandon Jennings

    NESN "Brandon Jennings probably won’t be without a team for long. The eight-year NBA veteran asked to be waived by the New York Knicks on Monday, in hopes that he could catch on with a contender for the stretch run, and it appears he could get his wish. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, citing..." February 28

  • Kevin Durant on D.C.: ‘I really just didn’t want to play at home.’

    Washington Post "As a kid, Kevin Durant would hop on Metro and travel to new worlds. He started in Prince George’s County, where his family bounced from rental to rental, all over the county, until moving became familiar. He would see abandoned houses, drug deals and people lingering outside the liquor store...." February 27

  • Hayward, Gobert, Hill power Jazz past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Quin Snyder called Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal the NBA's best backcourt before the Jazz faced the Wizards. Utah's head coach doubled down on that claim postgame. Good thing his team turned in one of its best defensive performances of the season in between...." February 26

  • Andrew Bogut can help the Cavs against his former Warriors

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent Andrew Bogut is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after his buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers is complete, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs were also reportedly interested in adding him. If this happens, the Cavaliers..." February 26

  • 76ers adapt to roster changes, whip Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia 76ers, besides resuming their season after the NBA All-Star break on Friday night, were playing without Nerlens Noel and Ersan Ilyasova, who were jettisoned before Thursday's trade deadline. "That was the biggest question before we started the game -- how we..." February 24

  • Wizards rookie Sheldon McClellan is now officially Sheldon Mac

    Sporting News "Unless you're a diehard Washington Wizards fan, you might not have heard much about rookie guard Sheldon McClellan, who is averaging 2.9 points in 9.9 minutes per game in his first NBA season. But there's still time to get to know Sheldon Mac. The same guy will be putting on the No. 9 jersey..." February 23

  • Trey Burke Available on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "The Washington Wizards may not be done wheeling and dealing after acquiring former Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic. The Wizards are exploring the trade market for point guard Trey Burke and are asking for a second-round draft pick, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Burke, 24,..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

    Basketball Insiders "The Brooklyn Nets are trading Bojan Bogdanovic to the Washington Wizards, league sources tell The Vertical. Nets are sending Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to the Wizards for Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick." February 22

  • Wizards Interested In Shabazz Muhammad

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards continue to search for help off the bench and they have shown interest in Shabazz Muhammad, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post tweets that the team is looking for someone who will remain under team control past this season. Muhammad..." February 22

  • Wizards, Jazz, Others Interested In P.J. Tucker

    Hoops Rumors "P.J. Tucker‘s name has been coming up in trade rumors for over a month now, and with less than 48 hours to go until the deadline, the Suns swingman appears to be receiving interest from several potential suitors. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link) identifies the Raptors, Wizards,..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21