Wizards Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Wall expects Wizards to make move before trade deadline to boost bench

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Just as soon as DeMarcus Cousins entered the mixed zone area after Sunday's 66th All-Star Game, he was gone. It wasn't before he said his goodbyes to John Wall. "Aight, boy, love you," Wall said to his close friend and teammate for one year at Kentucky. "Love you too, boy," said Cousins,..." February 20

  • Wizards reportedly interested in Lou Williams, Bogdanovic

    Sporting News "The in-form Wizards could have their eyes on the market this trade season. They've been the hottest team in the East since Christmas, and may be looking to add to their success by adding a veteran swingman to the mix. The Wizards reportedly have their eye on Los Angeles Lakers sixth man,..." February 20

  • John Wall 'NBA Players Will Punish Lonzo Ball ... For Daddy Talkin' Smack'

    TMZ "NBA All-Star John Wall says NBA players -- especially Steph Curry -- will punish UCLA star Lonzo Ball for his father's smack talk, saying all the hype has definitely put a target on the kid's back. We talked to Wall as he was in New Orleans getting ready for the All-Star game Sunday ... and..." February 19

  • Bradley Beal takes issue with his all-star snub: ‘I don’t understand’

    Washington Post "A day after the NBA selected New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony as an injury replacement for the upcoming All-Star Game, several people have questioned the decision — including the player who was arguably the biggest snub, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. “I’ll never say a player..." February 17

  • Like the Wizards, Jason Smith’s star has been on the rise. Now his role is changing again.

    Washington Post "When most of his teammates will be winding down for a mini vacation after the Washington Wizards play in Indianapolis on Thursday night, Jason Smith will spend the first day of the All-Star break conducting business. As the Wizards’ union representative, Smith plans to attend league meetings held..." February 16

  • Porter leads Wizards in wire-to-wire victory

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With plenty of potent offensive options, the Washington Wizards may be evolving into one of the NBA's most dangerous teams, a characteristic they again exhibited Thursday night. Otto Porter Jr. had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Washington led from start to finish in a..." February 16

  • Wizards thrash Thunder for third consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It's not often a team scores 120 points and claims defense won the game. Seeing as the Washington Wizards stymied Oklahoma City's All-Star Russell Westbrook for the final three quarters, that focus is understandable. Markieff Morris scored 23 points, and John Wall had 15 points..." February 13

  • Wizards stay hot, beat Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Markieff Morris had a clear path to the basket in the first quarter and dunking on his mind. Yet the big man missed and the ball clanked off the rim, soaring into the air. Instead of bouncing away, the ball kissed the top of the backboard, fell straight down, rattled around the rim..." February 11

  • Is Bradley Beal Finally Good?

    The Sports Quotient "Remember when the Wizards were chronic underachievers because John Wall and Bradley Beal couldn’t get along? Neither do I, because that narrative wasn’t true. While Washington’s star-studded backcourt probably suffered from a lack of chemistry, they also suffered from Beal not actually being that..." February 11

  • Wizards' Otto Porter shows Nets he’d be a valuable get in free agency

    New York Post "The Nets are bereft of draft picks, so their best hope for getting out of the Grand Canyon-sized hole into which they have put themselves into is to get lucky in free agency. The Wizards’ restricted free agent-to-be Otto Porter Jr. reminded them in Washington’s 114-110 overtime win Wednesday why..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Wizards squander lead but top Nets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Washington Wizards found themselves in another long game and not playing well enough to win. For John Wall and Bradley Beal there was little doubt Otto Porter Jr. was responsible for Washington emerging with a win two nights after a marathon five-point overtime loss to the..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • John Wall: 'I really thought I was gonna die'

    ESPN "John Wall looks down to discover that the nice, safe carpeted floor beneath him has disappeared. Impossibly, he is suddenly swaying on a wooden plank, the width of a diving board, 30 feet above a rusty pit. His heart races. Just the slightest wobble could be fatal. Safety is merely 8 feet in..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Love helps Cavs end Wizards' home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- With LeBron James on the court, the Cleveland Cavaliers are arguably the best team in the league. Over the last month, no NBA team won more than the Washington Wizards. Therefore, when the four-time Most Valuable Player fouled out in overtime for the first time in over three years,..." February 06

  • Bradley Beal rejected invite to Three-Point Contest after not making All-Star team

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The only reason the Wizards don't have a player in the three-point shootout during All-Star weekend is because Bradley Beal rejected an invitation from the league when he didn't make the cut as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, the shooting guard told CSNmidatlantic.com on..." February 05

  • John Wall: Monday vs. Cavs will be biggest regular season game of career

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "A little more than a year ago, John Wall and the Wizards were off to a terrible start to the season and the point guard put pressure on himself going into a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers to play well. This year, he's doing it again but for different reasons before Monday's game. "I was..." February 05

  • Wizards sink Pelicans for 17th in row at home

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- John Wall admitted the obvious. The upcoming matchup against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be the biggest regular-season game of his career. Seeing as the Washington Wizards rallied past the New Orleans Pelicans to remain the hottest team in the Eastern Conference,..." February 04

  • Bradley Beal upset with all the Lakers fans at home game

    Larry Brown Sports "Bradley Beal was not happy with the amount of Los Angeles Lakers fans in attendance for Thursday night’s game at the Verizon Center in D.C. The Wizards pulled out a 116-108 win over the Lakers at home thanks to big games from their backcourt. Beal scored 23 while John Wall had 33 points and 11..." February 03

  • Wall leads Wizards to 16th straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Considering the Washington Wizards are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, hearing roars from the home crowd during the fourth quarter seemed logical. Except the robust and at times overwhelming cheers were on behalf of the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. John Wall..." February 02

  • Wizards' Bradley Beal: John Wall and I 'proving it on the floor'

    ESPN "With Washington as hot as any team in the NBA, Wizards guard Bradley Beal has grown weary of hearing questions about his relationship with backcourt mate John Wall. In an appearance on ESPN Radio's NBA Insiders, Beal was asked about how his relationship with Wall is after entering the season..." January 31

  • Wizards pull away late, sink Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- For the first time in nearly four complete games, the Washington Wizards actually were on the wrong side of the scoreboard Sunday. Just for a moment. The Wizards had frittered away a 17-point halftime lead over the New Orleans Pelicans near the end of the third quarter..." January 29

  • Porter helps Wizards steamroll Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The last three games had been a struggle offensively for Washington forward Otto Porter Jr. He had totaled just 21 points and managed only six two nights earlier in Boston. The veteran picked the right night to bounce back. He had 21 points and 11 rebounds on Friday and helped..." January 27

  • Wall sees Wizards making it to Eastern Conference finals

    Washington Post "On the night he became the first player in franchise history since Elvin Hayes to be named an all-star at least four times, Wizards point guard John Wall joined TNT’s “Inside the NBA” pregame show from Atlanta, where his surging squad will take on the Hawks on Friday. In addition to discussing..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • John Wall to represent Wizards as All-Star reserve

    ESPN "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has been voted by the coaches to be an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, league sources told ESPN on Thursday. Wall, 26, will be making his fourth appearance in the All-Star Game, which takes place in New Orleans on Feb. 19. The rest of the..." January 26

  • Eight NBA players set to be traded before the deadline

    Sportsnaut "As the NBA continues towards what promises to be an intriguing final couple months of the regular season, the Association itself is bracing for the All-Star Game. Shortly after that, the trade deadline will come and go. These are two in-season events that mark the difference between ho-hum..." January 26

  • Celtics' Smart admits to punching hole in locker room wall

    NESN "The Boston Celtics took a tough loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, and a wall was punched because of it. But this time it wasn’t John Wall. After the teams’ last meeting on Jan. 11, a 117-108 Celtics win, ended with a skirmish between Wall and Boston forward Jae Crowder, the Wizards..." January 26

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Wizards subdue Celtics for 14th straight home victory

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Tensions flared and then some when the Celtics and Wizards met earlier this month. With Boston visiting in a hyped rematch, Washington's backcourt delivered the knockout blows. Bradley Beal scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the Wizards continued their home..." January 24

  • Wiz's John Wall on dress code for C's rematch: 'All black everything. A funeral'

    ESPN "Washington Wizards players are planning to wear all black to Tuesday's home game against the Boston Celtics. Recent games between the two teams have featured chippy play and plenty of trash talk. Celtics forward Jae Crowder and Wizards guard John Wall were both fined after the two engaged in..." January 24

  • Celtics' Thomas: It's 'cute' Wizards will wear all black to game

    Mass Live "The rocky relationship between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards has progressed to the (totally bizarre) point where John Wall, Bradley Beal and their teammates have decided to wear all black funeral attire to Tuesday night's showdown between the two teams. Despite all the drama,..." January 24

  • Wizards collect road win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- John Wall always relishes playing in his home state, and he put on another show in front of family and friends on Monday night. Wall scored 24 points and played lock-down defense on Kemba Walker, and the Washington Wizards rolled past the Charlotte Hornets 109-99 at the..." January 23

  • Gregg Popovich calls for harsher punishment for Sidney Lowe, Wizards

    Larry Brown Sports "You might think the NBA coaching fraternity would stick together, but Gregg Popovich isn’t happy with some recent behavior. Popovich went out of his way to call out Washington Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe for his distraction tactics late in the team’s win over the New York Knicks on Thursday...." January 22

  • Morris' late basket helps Pistons jolt Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Marcus Morris leaned on his brother for support and made the first game-winning buzzer-beater of his NBA career. Brother Markieff certainly wasn't thrilled with the outcome. Marcus Morris converted a putback with two-tenths of a seconds remaining to give the..." January 21

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Wall helps Wizards fend off Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Washington Wizards started the season by winning just seven of their first 20 games, but a long home winning streak and the play of guard John Wall has turned things around. Wall scored 29 points and recorded 13 assists for his 25th double-double of the season, leading the..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19