Wizards Rumors & News

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Will Bynum back in NBA with Wizards

    Detroit Free Press "Point guard Will Bynum is back in the NBA. Bynum, who spent six seasons with the Detroit Pistons, will join the Washington Wizards after playing professionally in China this season, according to several published reports. It's not clear whether he will be available for tonight's home game..." March 27

  • Wizards 'quit' playing defense late in 4th quarter

    CSN Washington "That nasty four-letter word is looking back at the Wizards, and instead of the opponent coach Randy Wittman hurled it after Wednesday's 103-101 loss to the Indiana Pacers in which they gave up leads of 13 and 10 points in each half. Mo Speights said that the Wizards (40-32) quit in their..." March 26

  • Hill's layup beats Wizards, ends Pacers' victory drought

    Indianapolis Star "Back when the Indiana Pacers glided to their season-best winning streak, they faced several rivals who were missing their star players. The list of absent or injured standouts could have made an All-Star team, but the Pacers took advantage and recorded seven straight wins. By Wednesday night,..." March 26

  • Wizards coach Randy Wittman: 'I don't give a crap what Speights thinks'

    CSN Washington "Marreese Speights should check his mail in a few weeks. If the sliding Washington Wizards start winning games, coach Randy Wittman might send the Golden State center a thank you card. The Wizards returned home following a 107-76 blowout against the Warriors on Monday, their third straight loss...." March 26

  • Lawsuit claims Paul Pierce trashed apartment during his time with Nets

    Sporting News "Paul Pierce might be gone from the Nets, but his former landlords haven't forgotten his time in New York. The Wizards forward is being accused of trashing his $30,000-a-month Manhattan rental apartment in a lawsuit. The apartment's owners, Anuragini Pandey and Rajeev Tewari, are suing Pierce..." March 25

  • 2d
    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Bradley Beal is out for the rest of the game with a sprain right ankle. #WizardsTalk

  • Wizards are routed by Warriors after disastrous second half

    Washington Post "On Sunday evening, minutes removed from a disappointing loss to the inferior Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman insisted offense was not his team’s dilemma even though it had mustered just 86 points against the NBA’s 27th-ranked defense. Instead, he emphatically asserted..." March 24

  • Speights: We Knew Wizards Would Argue, Quit If We Turned Up Defense

    Real GM Basketball "Marreese Speights said he knew the Washington Wizards would falter in Monday's game if the Golden State Warriors elevated their defense. "We just turned up a little," Speights said. "We knew if we hit them, if we got a couple stops they would start arguing with each other and quit. We went out..." March 24

  • Gilbert Arenas Nasty Breakup w/ LAURA GOVAN Allegedly Sells Her $1 Million Ring

    TMZ.com "Gilbert Arenas is being sued by his longtime girlfriend Laura Govan -- the mother of his 4 kids -- who claims Gilbert kicked her out of their L.A. mansion and then sold off her $1 million engagement ring. TMZ Sports has obtained court docs filed by Govan ... in which she claims her and Gilbert..." March 24

  • Gay carries Kings past Wizards, 109-86

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings beat the Wizards 109-86 at Sleep Train Arena on Sunday, securing back-to-back wins for the first time since November. Rudy Gay, who entered Sunday’s game averaging 25.9 over his last nine games, matched his torrid pace leading Sacramento with 26 points. DeMarcus Cousins, who had..." March 23

  • Doc Rivers says Paul Pierce has a lot of years of effective basketball still in him

    Pro Basketball Talk "It still feels a little strange to see Paul Pierce in a uniform that isn’t green and white. It was Brooklyn black last season, Washington red, white and blue this season, but it still makes you double-take every once in a while. We’re going to be doing double takes for at least another season..." March 23

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Wizards tune out Jazz to reach 40-win mark

    CSN Washington "This performance wasn't as anything to brag about for the Wizards, who had 22 turnovers and a series of botched plays down the stretch of their first game of a four-game trip vs. the Utah Jazz, but they extended their winning streak to five games and extinguished one of the league's hottest teams..." March 19

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    WAS's Marcin Gortat fined 5K for violating leagues anti-flopping rule for 2nd time. See at http://t.co/4Ur9xhxnjO

  • John Wall sprains ankle in win over Jazz

    Washington Post "The last time the Washington Wizards were in Los Angeles, in late January, John Wall sustained a sprained right ankle in the final minute of a win over the Lakers and his status for their next game was uncertain. The Wizards return to Los Angeles Thursday and Wall’s right ankle is in question..." March 19

  • Wizards win fourth straight

    Washington Post "Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers’ all-star point guard, spotted a rare sliver of space in the swarming Washington Wizards defense, put his head down and attacked the basket with his left hand. He was seeking to ignite his floundering squad, overmatched for the previous 28 minutes,..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • 11d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Witt makes it official: Nene is back in; Hump (left groin) still out #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizBlazers @CSNWizards

  • 12d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Nene is expected to be back with Wizards tonight against Portland after missing the past two games for personal reasons, a source told Yahoo

  • Kevin Seraphin fined 15K for flagrant foul

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards were up big on a depleted Wizards team Thursday when Kevin Seraphin decided to hammer Jon Leuer on a fast break. The officials ruled the play as a flagrant two foul at the time, which comes with it an automatic ejection. A day later, the league has seen fit to further fine..." March 14

  • Wizards pound Grizzlies for 2nd win in a row

    CSN Washington "Maybe Drew Gooden isn't being overly optimistic when he said recently that despite the Wizards' struggles they were about to go on a run. Thursday's thrashing of the Memphis Grizzlies, 107-87, is their second win in a row which represents the first time they've done this since Feb. 9. Gooden..." March 13

  • 15d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Wizards say Nene is out for personal reasons.

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • John Wall, Marcin Gortat help Wizards end road slide against Hornets

    Washington Post "Before every game, Washington Wizards assistant coach Don Zierden takes the locker room floor and addresses the team. Typically, Zierden goes through the opponent’s personnel as film is displayed and concludes his presentation with a message. Sometimes he highlights keys to a victory. Sometimes he..." March 10

  • 18d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: Garrett Temple OUT for the rest of #WizHornets with a right hamstring strain #WizHornets

  • 19d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Beal is playing tonight as expected. He said he’ll be on same minutes restriction. Low 30s which isn’t much of a restriction.

  • Wizards dodge major letdown to defeat Heat

    CSN Washington "The story of this one isn't that the Wizards beat the sub-.500 Miami Heat. It's that they blew most of a 35-point lead and had to struggle for a 99-97 victory on Friday at Verizon Center in front of their 11th sellout of the season. It was such a bad effort that John Wall had the harshest words of..." March 07

  • Wizards have yet to rule out adding 15th player with Bynum hurt

    CSN Washington "Despite coach Randy Wittman's recent claim that there wasn't any help coming for his struggling team, the Wizards have not ruled out acquiring a player to fill out the 15th roster spot, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation, before the postseason begins next..." March 07

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Humphries has been ruled out for tomorrow.

  • Recharged Bulls defeat Wizards, regaining some swagger

    CSN Chicago "If it walks like a rivalry, barks like a rivalry and hits like one, it has to be officially called a rivalry. So slap the label on it, like Wizards big man Nene did when he gave a karate chop to Joakim Noah on his drive down the lane — where he made no play on the ball and only to Noah’s skin —..." March 04

  • 25d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Nene: “I don’t want to talk about Chicago. You know I hate them. You can put that.”

  • Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return to help Wizards beat Pistons, 99-95

    Washington Post "There is no single reason the Washington Wizards have spiraled into a month-long funk. Some nights the offense has sputtered. Others the defense was leaky. A spate of injuries didn’t help, depleting a roster that already was underachieving before it hit a six-game losing streak that included..." March 01

  • Randy Wittman opens possibility for Bradley Beal return Saturday against Pistons

    Washington Post "Friday morning, as the Washington Wizards (33-26) concluded shoot-around, Bradley Beal got some shots up with teammates. His fibula was pain-free but he already knew he wouldn’t play Friday night in the Wizards’ 89-81 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington’s eighth straight game without..." February 28

  • 29d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Beal is NOT playing tonight as expected #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #WizSixers #NBA

  • 29d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Humphries (left groin) didnt partake in shootaround. #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #WizSixers #NBA

  • Wolves stomp Washington in Garnett's return to Target Center

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Garnett has won an NBA championship, league MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards and is a 15-time All Star, but a career that someday will carry him to the Basketball Hall of Fame took him on Wednesday to places during the Timberwolves’ 97-77 victory over Washington that he has never..." February 26

  • Bradley Beal hopes to play Friday against 76ers

    Washington Post "Bradley Beal made the trip to Minnesota with the Washington Wizards, put on a pair of shorts, and did some work before the Wizards’ 20-point loss to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday. While he sat out the defeat, he said he hopes to return Friday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Beal..." February 26

  • 30d
    His And Hers @HisAndHers

    Former Pistons SG @ripcityhamilton announces his retirement from NBA. He's Detroit's all-time leading playoff scorer. pic.twitter.com/BSkL12Mtdj

  • 30d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Paul Pierce (bruised right knee) OUT tonight vs. Minnesota #WizWolves

  • Curry, Warriors escape Washington with win

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors got Stephen Curry back on Wednesday and he brought just enough mojo with him. Just enough. The Warriors subdued the Wizards 114-107 at Verizon Center in Washington despite being slightly outshot (53.2 percent to 50 percent) and thoroughly outrebounded (45-29) and mostly..." February 25

  • Bradley Beal plans to make changes to avoid another stress injury

    CSN Washington "Bradley Beal is having to learn how to run all over again, and that is as hard to grasp as his third stress reaction to his same leg in his third NBA season. Beal, who didn't practice Monday, believes he's closer to returning than not but there's still no date or timetable. "A few days ago I..." February 23

  • Newcomer Reggie Jackson settles down, Pistons roll

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson returned to the military brat who bounced around Italy, England, North Dakota and Colorado, wanting acceptance from his new classmates and neighbors. He was the nervous kid again. But this time the nerves came before teammates and a nice Sunday afternoon crowd of 18,371 at The..." February 23

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Seraphin (flu-like symptoms) did practice some #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards @CSNMA #WizPistons

  • 34d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Bradley Beal did NOT go thru full practice today despite Witt saying they'll start to "ramp it up" last night. #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA

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  • Kings trade Ramon Sessions to Wizards for Andre Miller

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings have traded guard Ramon Sessions to the Washington Wizards for guard Andre Miller, league sources confirmed. Miller, 38, will be reunited with coach George Karl. The two had a good run together in Denver. After Karl was fired in 2013, Miller fell out with new coach Brian Shaw and was..." February 19

  • 37d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kings trading Ramon Sessions to Washington for Andre Miller, source tells Yahoo.

  • 38d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Source says Bradley Beal's stress reaction much improved, but Friday's game vs. Cavs might be too ambitious for return. Soon after, though.

  • Wizards expect to find out severity of Beal's injury soon

    CSN Washington "The Wizards are back at work Wednesday evening when they practice and could have a positive update on the status of Bradley Beal, who has a "mild" stress reaction in his lower right leg for the third time in his third season. Head trainer Eric Waters still has to return to help with the..." February 17

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