Wizards Rumors & News

  • Rockets Considering Signing FA Al Harrington?

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26

  • Nene likely to miss more than game vs. Hawks

    CSN Washington "Nene didn't practice for the second day in a row, and though the Wizards are listing him as "questionable" he will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. "I've got to take care of this thing," he told CSNwashington.com. Nene is going through treatments for plantar fasciitis, a..." November 25

  • Wizards veterans step up to fill void left by latest injury to Nene

    Washington Post "Drew Gooden III has played for 10 teams over his 13 years in the NBA, so when Wizards Coach Randy Wittman turned to him Saturday night in Milwaukee with Washington’s front court suddenly shorthanded, the fact that he hadn’t played in more than two weeks didn’t give him a moment’s pause. “I did..." November 25

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • Paul Pierce scores 25 as Wizards avoid letdown, beat Milwaukee, 111-100

    Washington Post "Paul Pierce, the Washington Wizards’ resident sage, imparted the warning in the team’s joyous postgame locker room Friday night. Fresh off their nationally televised win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pierce insisted the Wizards’ true statement game would come Saturday in..." November 23

  • Mavericks outlast Wizards 105-102 after wild fourth quarter

    Mavs Moneyball "After three ugly quarters of basketball, Washington and Dallas put on quite a show in the final period, with the Mavericks coming out on top 105-102. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 34 points. Bradley Beal led the Wizards off the bench with 21 points. J.J. Barea and Brandan Wright came off the..." November 20

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron

    ESPN.com "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

  • Bradley Beal isn't being ruled out vs. Mavericks

    CSN Washington "Now Bradley Beal is past his second day of full-contact practices, the path to playing for the Wizards looks clearer with three games this week. Even Wednesday's vs. the Dallas Mavericks isn't being ruled out yet. "I can't answer that," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said when asked about Beal's..." November 19

  • Paul Pierce doubts he'd be drafted in modern NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "When Kansas product Paul Pierce fell all the way to 10th in the 1998 NBA draft, many people (including those who worked with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him) were shocked. Once the shock wore off, and NBA observers moved on to peg Pierce as the top Rookie of the Year candidate,..." November 18

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    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    Randy Wittman confirms Bradley Beal slated to return to Wizards practice Monday http://t.co/NzSqXjn0hb

  • Washington Wizards shake off Orlando Magic to improve to 7-2

    Washington Post "An eerily familiar sequence surfaced in the third quarter at Verizon Center on Saturday night. For 24 minutes, the Washington Wizards stitched together the sort of all-around performance they now expect against teams like the middling Orlando Magic. But repeated lapses plagued the Wizards in the..." November 16

  • Bradley Beal expected to practice this week, hopes to make season debut Friday vs. Cavaliers

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, out since Oct. 10 with a fractured left wrist, is expected to return to practice this week and is “hoping” to make his season debut Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Beal’s return..." November 15

  • John Wall scores 27 to spark Wizards to 107-103 win over Pistons

    Washington Post "Greg Monroe hop-stepped to the basket, eyes set on adding to his 18 points and buoying his Detroit Pistons over the Washington Wizards as the final minute ticked off at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. But as the former Georgetown star bounced off the hardwood, an arm appeared. It belonged to..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Wizards end road trip with another win vs. Pacers

    CSN Washington "This is the medicine the Wizards needed after a humiliating loss to the Toronto Raptors -- beating the Indiana Pacers for the second time in four days -- but Saturday's 97-90 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse probably shouldn't have even been this close. The Pacers (1-6) lost Roy Hibbert to a..." November 09

  • Raptors roll over Wizards for franchise-best start

    Toronto Star "It is but six games into the marathon that is an 82-game NBA regular season, far too early to be putting any major significance on trends or feeling angst or joyous celebration at what’s developing. But there is no doubt the aura around the Raptors is delicious — sellout crowds on their feet..." November 08

  • Wizards go to OT to bounce Pacers in playoff rematch

    CSN Washington "The last time the Indiana Pacers were in this building, they were breathing a sigh of relief after eliminating the Wizards in six games of the Eastern Conference semifinals. This injury-decimated version looked nothing like that one -- Roy Hibbert was the only starter in the lineup from that..." November 06

  • Wizards continue dominance over Knicks at Garden

    CSN Washington "The Wizards' bench made an appearance for the first time in four games, and starters Garrett Temple and Paul Pierce did the rest as they won their third game in a row -- and third in a row at Madison Square Garden dating to last season -- with a 98-83 victory Tuesday night. Pierce, who only..." November 05

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Injury updates: Wittman said Beal will see NYC doc next week for scheduled visit. Webster still rehabbing. No setbacks, but no progress.

  • Wizards use balanced attack to knock off the Bucks

    Washington Post "The subject was broached as soon as players began filing into Verizon Center for workouts in mid-September. The Washington Wizards failed to understand why they didn’t enjoy the usual home-court advantage of so many other NBA teams. Between the regular season and playoffs, the Wizards went just..." November 02

  • John Wall scores 30 as Washington Wizards hold off Orlando Magic

    Washington Post "Marcin Gortat recognized the mismatch from across the court and the Washington Wizards center didn’t hesitate. The Wizards were clinging to a three-point lead with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter against Orlando and Washington needed to stem the Magic’s momentum. So Gortat..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    The stitches are out. Humphries said they were removed today. Hasn't tested the hand yet #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Witt just said Rice did do a few more things today. Nothing new on Beal or Humphries #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Wizards’ John Wall not worried about tendinitis in left knee

    Washington Post "Injuries are not foreign to John Wall. Myriad ailments have dotted his brief NBA career. There’s the tendinitis in both knees he’s played through since entering the league as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010. Then there’s the sprained foot he played through his rookie year when he was advised..." October 22

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Wizards Sign John Lucas

    Wizards Mystics Today "Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard John Lucas. In six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, Lucas has appeared in 216 career regular season games (eight starts) while averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 12.2 minutes. Last..." October 21

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    As I reported yesterday here, Beal's option officially picked up for 2015-16. Otto's too @CSNMA @CSNWizards #WizardsTalk

  • Report: Wizards still chasing Ray Allen, won't trade to replace Beal

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards are going to need a shooter to replace Bradley Beal, and this situation could get pretty dire. Beal suffered a fractured wrist over the weekend and is donezo for 6-8 weeks. Martell Webster is already out. And that only leaves the inexperienced Glen Rice, Jr. as a weapon on..." October 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wizards announce Bradley Beal undergoes successful surgery today and is expected to miss six weeks

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Wizards lose Bradley Beal 6-8 weeks with wrist fracture

    CSN Washington "The Wizards' season already is in a tailspin before it begins. The team learned Saturday that Bradley Beal's left wrist is indeed fractured and likely will be out 6-8 weeks, though that has yet to be confirmed until after the procedure, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to..." October 12

  • Bradley Beal injures wrist in Wizards’preseason loss

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ three-game, six-day road trip to open their preseason slate concluded in ugly fashion Friday with a 99-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The lopsided affair was the Wizards’ first loss of the preseason, but the most troubling result occurred..." October 11

  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal expected to miss time with wrist injury

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday’s preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described Beal’s injury as “not good” after he underwent an MRI..." October 11

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wizards forward Kris Humphries had surgery yesterday to repair nerve damage in his right small finger and is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks

  • Wizards point guard Andre Miller settles in as John Wall’s backup

    Washington Post "Andre Miller estimated he has played for 16 or 17 head coaches in 15 NBA seasons and thought he could name them all. So sitting in the bleachers at the University of North Florida’s arena after practice Monday, the Washington Wizards point guard rattled off the list of names. “Randy Wittman,”..." October 10

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    NBA suspends Wizards' DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one game each for leaving bench during altercation Monday night.

  • Paul Pierce wants his son to be a baller — a baseballer

    Fox Sports "Paul Pierce's infant son has a long way to go before he chooses a career, but the NBA star doesn't want his 1-year-old, Prince, to follow his footsteps. Instead, he has another sport in mind. "I want him to be a baseball player," Pierce told David Aldridge of NBA.com. "They've got a better..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce calls ex-team ‘New Jersey,’ says Brooklyn didn’t make him an offer to return

    New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Former #Celtics guard Vander Blue has been waived by the #Wizards.

  • John Wall means business as Wizards' leader

    CSN Washington "By all indications -- words spoken on and off record -- John Wall has taken control of the Wizards' training camp going into Day 5 Saturday at Verizon Center. The rising fifth-year point guard, who was an All-Star for the first time last season, is barking orders and calling out teammates who..." October 04

  • Pierce speaks on Wittman, and vice versa

    CSN Washington "Now that the honeymoon phase is over, the aches and pains are beginning to be felt as the Wizards enter the fourth day of training camp Friday at Verizon Center. Paul Pierce, speaking for the first time since it began, "Usually that third day, guys are tired from the first two days. You go..." October 03

  • Martell Webster says he will ‘probably’ retire when his contract is up at age 30

    Washington Post "The stinging reality hit Martell Webster last spring. The Wizards were in the midst of an electric postseason run. They were, for once, the District’s darlings. But the pain drowned out the excitement. Webster would wake up in agony every day. It was a struggle to get out of bed and prepare for..." October 03

  • Wizards see bright spots in Nene's summer routine

    CSN Washington "Unlike an offseason ago, when Nene did virtually nothing but rest, he did a 180-degree turn and played for Brazil's national team and the result is coming into camp in top condition. More importantly for the Wizards, he's without injury entering their second day of training camp at Verizon Center..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Wizards look for ways to replace Trevor Ariza

    Bullets Forever "Two years ago, you wouldn't dare to dream up a scenario in which Paul Pierce chose to sign with the Washington Wizards in free agency. Despite overhauling an entire roster, the Wizards hadn't rid themselves of a losing culture. Under a young point guard still learning the game and an unproven head..." September 30