Wizards Rumors & News

  • Wizards come from behind again to shock Bulls in OT

    CSN Washington "Everything went wrong for the Wizards in Game 2 -- blew a 17-point lead, missed 11 of 16 foul shots in the third and fourth quarters, trailed by 10 with seven minutes left in regulation, missed a chance to win it on the final shot and had three starters with five fouls -- but when this overtime..." April 23

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M

    ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Wizards top Bulls as Nene lifts Washington to Game 1 victory, 102-93

    Washington Post "Nene was restless the night before his first playoff game in three years, waking up in his hotel room in the middle of the night, worrying about how he would perform, stressing over how the Washington Wizards would respond to the cacophony of an unfamiliar environment. The excitement and angst..." April 21

  • Nene could start for Wizards in Game 1 against Chicago

    Washington Post "As Nene strolled from the practice court to the media scrum awaiting his comments on Saturday, the eve of Washington’s playoff opener in Chicago, there was something different about the Wizards forward. The knee brace was still there, as were the dreads and the focused gaze. But his Wizards..." April 20

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

  • Bulls already mentally preparing for Wizards series

    CSN Chicago "At the conclusion of Wednesday evening, the final night of the NBA’s 2013-14 regular season, all of the playoff matchups were finalized. The Bulls, the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed, will take on Washington, with Game 1 of the first-round series at 6 p.m. at the United Center. The Bulls’..." April 17

  • Wizards close with rout of Celtics to jump to No. 5 seed

    CSN Washington "Everything broke the right way for the Wizards, who beat the Boston Celtics and had Brooklyn Nets lose Wednesday, to jump to the No. 5 seed on the final day of the regular season. They'll play Game 1 of a first-round series at the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. The Wizards (44-38) won the season..." April 17

  • Minus LeBron James and Chris Bosh, Heat no match for Wizards in 114-93 rout

    Washington Post "Andre Miller could have hesitated before rearing back for a full-court pass to Bradley Beal in the second quarter of Monday’s game against Miami. And on most nights, the sight of four Heat defenders scattered along the narrow, 90-foot passing lane probably would have deterred the veteran..." April 15

  • Meet Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old girl who just signed with the Washington Wizards

    USA Today "Everything stopped as 10-year-old Amaris Jackson entered the Washington Wizards practice gym. The team was excited to welcome a special guest to shoot-around at the Verizon Center before Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Little did they know she was about to become a..." April 13

  • Wizards beat Bucks to remain in No. 6 seed position

    Washington Post "After missing out on the postseason for the last five years, the Washington Wizards know what it is to be in the position of the Milwaukee Bucks, their opponent Saturday at Verizon Center — a team with nothing left to play for but pride and the hope of unhinging the playoff positioning of its..." April 13

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    #Wizards will be without Nene tonight (rest) vs. #Bucks #WizardsTalk

  • Wizards regain No. 6 seed with win over Magic

    CSN Washington "Needing an easy mark to bounce back from a disappointing loss earlier in the week, the Wizards had what appeared to be an easy mark with the Orlando Magic but it was anything but that. Nene came off the bench to score 17 points in his second game back from a left knee injury to spark his team,..." April 12

  • Bobcats get key victory over Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford didn’t mind losing his voice so long as his team didn’t lose this game. “Overtime – the extra five minutes,” Clifford croaked about when his vocal cords gave out. The near-voiceless coach didn’t have to say much because his players made such a statement..." April 10

  • Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. reflects on second D-League stint

    Washington Post "For the past month, Glen Rice Jr. played a leading role in helping the Iowa Energy clinch the Central Division title and earn homecourt advantage in the first round of the NBA Developmental League playoffs. With Rice being called back up to the Washington Wizards roster last Saturday, the..." April 09

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Per Randy Wittman, Nene will return tonight vs. Charlotte. His minutes will be limited #WizBobcats

  • Nene likely to return from injury Wednesday, will have minutes limit

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards should get Nene back as soon as Wednesday, but he won't be able to play significant minutes right away. Good news: Nene is coming back soon. From the sounds of it, he'll play in Wednesday's critical showdown against the Charlotte Bobcats after going through two full practices on..." April 08

  • Wizards expected to have Nene return before the playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards suffered what was perhaps a predictable loss on Saturday, facing a very tough Bulls team on the second night of a back-to-back after beating the Knicks at Madison Square Garden less than 24 hours before. The loss had Washington wondering if things might have been different with Nene..." April 06

  • Wizards’ Nene likely to come off the bench when he returns

    Washington Post "Nene participated in pregame warmups with his teammates, running through shooting drills and layup lines, as he prepares to return from a sprained left knee ligament that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb. 23. The Wizards are still unable to offer a timetable for when the Brazilian big man..." April 06

  • Bulls send a message in blowout win over Wizards

    CSN Chicago "Five games remain before the Bulls start the playoffs. They can only hope that wins will come as easily then as they did on Saturday night. By the end of the first half, the game was essentially over. The Bulls had twice as many points as the Washington Wizards, and not even a poor third..." April 06

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    According to Gortat, Ariza had the flu and still defended Anthony #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizKnicks

  • Wizards 90, Knicks 89

    CSN Washington "Like the last time the Wizards were in Madison Square Garden, they had to gut out a tight fourth-quarter to win their second game in a row and beat the New York Knicks for the third time this season. It also marks the first season sweep for Washington in 29 years. Bradley Beal led the Wizards..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Harrington, Nene near full health

    CSN Washington "The prognosis for the Wizards from here gets better and better. Al Harrington is getting his three-point shot back and the soreness in his right knee appears to have subsided. Oh, and Nene is on track to return to the lineup as expected by the final week of the regular season with the primary goal..." April 03

  • Wizards rout Celtics, 118-82, to clinch first playoff berth since 2008

    Washington Post "Towel draped over his shoulder, John Wall didn’t have any worries as he sat for the entire fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards’ 118-92 victory over the Boston Celtics, gleefully letting the deep end of the bench close out a game that will take him — and the franchise he was drafted to lead —..." April 03

  • Kemba Walker sparks Charlotte Bobcats to 100-94 comeback win over Washington Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s how Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson set the tone for the second half against the Washington Wizards on Monday: “I said, ‘Watch this comeback,’ ” Jefferson recalled. “Everybody (at the scorer’s table) looked at me like I was crazy.” Instead, he was prophetic. After getting down..." April 01

  • Wizards’ Trevor Ariza uncertain about status for Charlotte

    Washington Post "Trevor Ariza grimaced and flashed uncomfortable grins as he answered questions following the Wizards’ 101-97 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. On a night in which players were slipping and sliding all over a slick court, which was the result of condensation from a hockey game played earlier, Ariza..." March 30

  • Wizards 101, Hawks 97

    CSN Washington "For some reason, these games never are easy for the Wizards, especially on back-to-backs, but they found a way to come from behind to win their second game in a row by beating the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday in front of 17,996 at Verizon Center. Their magic number for clinching a playoff berth is..." March 30

  • Wizards take down struggling Pacers

    CSN Washington "Just like when the Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs came to Verizon Center this season, the Wizards put on a performance to give the near-sellout crowd of 19,708 hope Friday night. The Wizards (37-35) dominated the East's best team..." March 29

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene doing a light workout with #wizards trainer Eric Waters. Wearing a brace but moving around okay pic.twitter.com/4bqWp2D4pw

  • Gortat joins growing chorus: 'Mentally, we're weak'

    CSN Washington "This one needs context. Earlier this season, when Al Harrington still was out from surgery to his right knee, the 16-year veteran observed that the Wizards' greatest weakness was between the ears. Marcin Gortat headed down a similar path after Wednesday's loss, the sixth in nine games, to the..." March 27

  • Dragic, Bledsoe help Suns top Wizards, 99-93

    Arizona Republic "By sinking the Suns' 10th 3-pointer of the game, Channing Frye had brought bench players Marcus and Markieff Morris and Dionte Christmas to their feet. Seconds later, Goran Dragic's drive drew a double team and he kicked to Frye, who swung the ball to Eric Bledsoe for another 3 and the rest of..." March 27

  • Wizards’ Nene making progress, still expected to return in April

    Washington Post "The Wizards returned to Washington after a difficult road trip but were greeted to a welcome sight: Nene moving around without crutches. Four weeks into his recovery from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, Nene is making progress and continues to target an early-April..." March 26

  • Nuggets hold tough to top Wizards in Andre Miller's return to Denver

    Denver Post "They're down to 12. Yes, an even — if not dirty — dozen games remain in what at least at first will go down as a disappointing 2013-14 season for the Nuggets. Their 105-102 victory over the Washington Wizards at the Pepsi Center on Sunday gave the Nuggets a 32-38 record and added a sliver of..." March 24

  • Andre Miller returns to Denver with Wizards after ugly divorce from Nuggets

    Washington Post "Now that his 14-year-old son, Duane, is at an age when he can fully understand and question what’s going on around him, Andre Miller said he feels more of an obligation to set a good example. When he looks back on the in-game shouting match with Denver Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw that led to a..." March 23

  • Wizards' Drew Gooden fined $15,000 for committing 'unnecessary act'

    CBSSports.com "The Wizards' Drew Gooden has been hit with a $15,000 fine for committing what the league called an "unnecessary act" against the Lakers' Nick Young. The said the act was unnecessary as Goodenby "clamped Los Angeles Lakers forward/guard Nick Young's arm and attempted to throw him to the..." March 23

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nick Young called Gooden's hooking of his arm "uncalled for," as it could have led to an injury. Was pleased his teammates had his back.

  • Wizards’ Marcin Gortat makes surprising return from back injury

    Washington Post "Considering what had transpired the day before, Marcin Gortat’s decision to throw down a breakaway two-handed dunk late in the Wizards’ 117-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at Staples Center was truly a testament to his dramatic 24-hour turnaround from a strained lower back. Or,..." March 22

  • Balanced effort provides Wizards a lift with 117-107 win over the Lakers

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ 117-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers was pretty much secured when Trevor Ariza tracked a rebound in front of his bench and handed the ball off to John Wall — but the fireworks were just about to begin. Before Wall could even start up the court, tempers flared after..." March 22

  • Andre Miller says Nuggets portrayed him as 'bad guy'

    Yahoo! Sports "Andre Miller returns to Denver on Sunday for the first time since the Nuggets traded him to the Washington Wizards. And it's clear he's still a little bothered by how he left the Mile High City. "I was made out to be the bad guy, the villain because I was the one complaining about minutes,"..." March 21

  • Trail Blazers regain their passing and three-point mojo in 116-103 win over Wizards

    Oregonian "In the Trail Blazers’ locker room, Thomas Robinson stood next to a reporter and yelled to teammate Dorell Wright: “Dorell, which one of us is taller?” Will Barton and Robinson sang a little and Damian Lillard did, too, as the Trail Blazers, as loose after a game as they’ve been in a while,..." March 21

  • John Wall wants Wizards to become Bullets again

    Pro Basketball Talk "In 1997, The Washington Bullets became the Washington Wizards (though not directly due to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, as many believe). Wizards, a corny nickname with no local significance, hasn’t really caught on among the city’s passionate basketball fans. But it won’t change back to..." March 20

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Marcin Gortat is out with a strained lower back #wizards

  • Wizards to sign Drew Gooden for rest of season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Washington Wizards have gone 5-3 with Drew Gooden, who’s played on a couple 10-day contracts. Considering Nene has missed that entire span, that’s pretty impressive. Prior, the Wizards were 60-61 with Nene and 8-34 without him since trading for him. Obviously, Gooden isn’t the sole reason..." March 17

  • John Wall scores 33, Drew Gooden adds 21 as Wizards rally to beat Brooklyn Nets

    Washington Post "When John Wall’s electrifying drives, surprising three-pointers and bench-hurdling hustle weren’t enough to get them going, the Washington Wizards had to tap into other sources to get past the red-hot Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night at Verizon Center. They found it in an Al Harrington two-handed..." March 16

  • Wizards defeat Magic, 105-101 in overtime

    Washington Post "Bradley Beal and John Wall have never played meaningful NBA games in March, never had to understand the importance of valuing each possession, staying focused and not giving in to the grind of a long season that can offer pockets of adversity against foes long eliminated from playoff..." March 15

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    RT @NBAPR: John Wall fined $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments towards the officials following WAS's 98-85 loss to CHA on March 12

  • Gooden is expected to remain with the Wizards for the rest of the season

    CSN Washington "Two things about Drew Gooden, one obvious and the other maybe not as much: First, when his second 10-day contract expires March 18, he'll be retained for the rest of the season by the Wizards which is already a forgone conclusion, CSN Washington has confirmed. Secondly, the 6-10 forward-center --..." March 13

  • Bobcats beat Wizards 98-85 with stellar fourth quarter

    Rufus On Fire "There's no sense in waiting: the Bobcats look like a legitimate playoff team. After struggling in many areas for most of the game, the Bobcats turned things up in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Wizards 29-19. The Bobcats only really started taking over with about four minutes left after a..." March 13

  • John Wall turned around Wizards’ season once teammates demanded he lead

    Pro Basketball Talk "If players were robots, the Washington Wizards’ contract extension for John Wall last summer would have made no sense. The Wizards gave Wall a maximum contract a year before they had to. Why not wait to see whether Wall stayed healthy this season or progressed as hoped? If all went well,..." March 12