Wizards Rumors & News

  • Pacers scorch Wizards 123-106

    Indy Cornrows "Paul George had 40 and C.J. Miles had 32 as Indiana set a franchise record with 19 three pointers to defeat Washington. The Indiana Pacers shot their way to their third straight win, hitting a franchise record 19 three pointers against the Washington Wizards. The Pacers started hot and didn't..." November 25

  • Nene returns to practice, game-time decision vs. Pacers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Nene practiced on Tuesday morning with the Wizards, increasing his chances of playing vs. Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center (CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET). The backup center, who has had a sore right calf during the preseason and back spams that caused him to..." November 24

  • John Wall is a sneaker free agent now that contract with Adidas has expired

    Washington Post "John Wall is in the second year of a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards but the point guard is a free agent in the high-stakes sneaker industry for the first time in his career. The two-time all-star’s contract with Adidas expired on Sept. 30, making him..." November 23

  • Wizards slow Andre Drummond in win over Pistons

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ gameplan Saturday night centered on somehow, someway containing Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond. Twelve teams had tried and failed this season. Drummond bulldozed them all. He was averaging 19.3 points and an astronomical 18.3 rebounds per contest, and he had posted a..." November 22

  • 3d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Bradley Beal went through shootaround and said the shoulder feels fine but he wasn't sure if he'll play tonight. My guess is he will.

  • Bradley Beal returns to practice, could play against Detroit on Saturday

    Bullets Forever "Bradley Beal has missed the last three Wizards game due to a mild shoulder injury suffered in the Wizards blowout lost against the Atlanta Hawks on November 16, 2015. Beal practiced full speed in practice today and could suit against the Pistons tomorrow. Though the initial injury itself was..." November 20

  • Wizards stop the Bucks with complete effort in rout at Verizon Center

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards took the Verizon Center hardwood for their most convincing victory of the young campaign over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night as an unsatisfied bunch. They had shown glimpses of their defensive potential, of the suffocating identity they aspire to reestablish this..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Martell Webster to undergo hip surgery Friday

    Washington Post "When Martell Webster was informed he had a partially torn labrum in his right hip at the end of September, he was presented two options: Play through the pain or undergo season-ending surgery. For nearly two months, Webster tried to play through the pain. He was given cortisone shots and..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Intense Wizards practices yield simplified defense, win over Magic Saturday

    Washington Post "Three-day breaks are valued once the demanding 82-game NBA schedule tips off and the Washington Wizards enjoyed one this week, though the respite was anything but one in the wake of an alarming three-game losing streak. After a film session Wednesday, the Wizards held intense practices Thursday..." November 15

  • Marcin Gortat didn’t appreciate getting called out by Randy Wittman

    Washington Post "On Tuesday night, an irked Randy Wittman vented his frustration after the Oklahoma City Thunder routed his Washington Wizards by 24 points. He questioned his team’s confidence. He called them soft. And then he narrowed his focus, guaranteeing that he could grab one defensive rebound in 27 minutes..." November 15

  • 10d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Witt on Beal playing tonight: "Hes going to get banged around (during warmups) and we'll see" #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizMagic @CSNWizards

  • 10d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Beal (left shoulder) didn't practice today. Getting treatment #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizMagic @CSNWizards

  • Gilbert Arenas Sues Ex-Manager for $40 Million

    TMZ "The man Gilbert Arenas paid to watch over his NBA fortune, ended up helping the former NBA superstar's assistant rob him blind ... according to a massive lawsuit Gilbert just filed. Gilbert is gunning for Lester Knispel and Boulevard Management ... the company he says he hired in 2006 to..." November 14

  • 13d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Beal says hes "optimistic" about playing Sat vs #Magic #WizardsTalk #NBA @CSNWizards

  • Thunder blowout the Wizards

    The Oklahoman "On the night Kevin Durant returned to his native city, on the day hordes of media peppered him with free agency questions, during the game most considered just a sideshow to the ‘KD2DC’ movement, the loudest cheer came, by far, when Steven Adams was at the free-throw line. Adams, the Thunder’s..." November 11

  • Wizards' Wittman: 'We're just too soft'

    The Score "The volume of Randy Wittman's voice rose right along with his anger. The coach's Washington Wizards had just lost their third consecutive game, offering up little in the way of defensive resistance each time, and he had a point to make. ''We don't defend. Guys drive by us at will. We don't..." November 11

  • 14d
    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Nene also out with back spasms #WizardsTalk

  • 14d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Bradley Beal (shoulder) OUT tonight vs. Thunder #WizThunder

  • Wizards waiting to share details on injured Bradley Beal

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Exactly how severe is Bradley Beal's left shoulder injury after a collision in Saturday's 114-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks won't be known until he goes through complete evaluation, team officials said, and they're likely to have an answer Sunday. "I have no idea," coach Randy Wittman responded..." November 09

  • Bradley Beal agrees with Kevin Durant: Wizards fans cheering for Durant is ‘disrespectful’

    Washington Post "The last time Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder descended on Verizon Center, back on Jan. 22, the game itself, a thrilling Thunder overtime victory, was a mere sideshow to the unusual scene surrounding the event. At front and center was the Summer of Durant, even though his foray into..." November 09

  • Bradley Beal suffered a shoulder contusion, no major damage done

    CBS Sports "While hustling after a loose ball to avoid a turnover, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal collided with Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. Teague's knee slammed into the shoulder of Beal, causing a considerable amount of pain. Beal stayed in the game,..." November 09

  • Why Kevin Durant wants game vs. Wizards to be just another road trip

    USA Today "If Kevin Durant has his way, Tuesday night will be nothing more than a routine road game between his Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards. The in-your-face free agency recruiting that went on when he faced his hometown team last season will be nowhere in sight, with locals more..." November 09

  • Five observations from Hawks’ 114-99 win over Wizards

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Just who is tired? The Hawks won their seventh straight game with a 114-99 victory over the Wizards Saturday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks have won four games in five days. The Hawks (7-1) hold a one-game lead over the idle Cavaliers and Raptors for the best record in the Eastern..." November 08

  • Wizards' Bradley Beal hurts left shoulder, undergoes X-rays

    CBS Sports "Hitting big shots and having a stellar start to the season, Bradley Beal has been looking like a potential first-time All-Star. But unfortunately for Beal and the Washington Wizards, an apparent shoulder injury may now force him to miss a significant amount of time. Against the Atlanta Hawks on..." November 08

  • Celtics rout Wizards, snap three-game losing skid

    Boston Herald "What ails the Celtics won’t be solved in one night, but they were also overdue for the ocean to finally open up. The Celtics exploded for only their second win of the season Friday night – a 118-98 run over a Washington team that was supposed to do all of the running, especially with the..." November 07

  • Wizards’ Kelly Oubre fined $15,000 for obscene gesture

    Pro Basketball Talk "Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre has barely touched the court for Washington (he’s played one minute this season), but he has now learned his first valuable lesson as a rookie: The cameras catch everything. When Bradley Beal hit a game-winner to beat the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night, from the..." November 06

  • Beal knocks down game-winner to sink Spurs 102-99

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Spurs guard Tony Parker had taken his only three-pointer of the season, and he made it over the challenge of Marcin Gortat's near 7-foot frame to tie the score at 99. That's when Bradley Beal went over to the distraught big man to give him a pep talk. "I told Gortat," Beal said, "we have seven..." November 05

  • 20d
    Rashad Mobley @rashad20

    Wittman was happy that Rasual Butler landed with the Spurs. He remarked that Butler was the only player who had more gray hair than he did.

  • 'Real Housewives of ATL': Ex-NBA Player In Physical Altercation ... Cops Called

    TMZ "There was real life drama during a recent 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' shoot -- with a troubled ex-NBA player allegedly knocking one of the women to the ground ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports. It all went down at a home in Miami back in September, where ex-Washington Wizards player Glen..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Wizards Won't Sign Bradley Beal To Extension

    Real GM Basketball "Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards will not agree upon a contract extension. The Wizards are maximizing their cap space in order to pursue a maximum level free agent in 2016. " November 02

  • Agent: Bradley Beal, Wizards to end contract talks until next summer

    ESPN "The Washington Wizards and guard Bradley Beal have tabled contract talks until next summer, his agent told CSNMidAtlantic.com on Monday. Agent Mark Bartelstein said that waiting until the summer, when Beal will be a restricted free agent, is a decision that "makes better sense for both..." November 02

  • Carmelo Anthony scores 37 against Wizards after Jared Dudley's critique

    ESPN "Saying he circled this game on his calendar, Carmelo Anthony had a point to prove to Washington's Jared Dudley that he is not the most overrated player in the NBA. Dudley said back in May that the New York Knicks star was overrated because of his inability to go deep into the playoffs. He would..." November 01

  • Bradley Beal: ‘Nobody can stop me. Plain and simple.’

    Washington Post "In April, an unrecognizable Bradley Beal, an irritable and brash version, surfaced in a halftime interview during the Washington Wizards’ victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. “They think that we’re some punks,” Beal proclaimed, his..." October 31

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Wizards benefit from NBA's replay center overturning late call

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It appeared that the Magic were about to go ahead 89-88 with 3.5 seconds left in the regular-season opener and possibly end their 10-game losing streak to the Wizards, but the play was overturned by the NBA's replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Tobias Harris' shot dangled around the rim and Bradley..." October 29

  • Wizards hold off Magic, 88-87, in an opener not lacking for drama

    Washington Post "The ball bounced on the rim seven times, glanced off the backboard and bounced on the orange metal six more times as the seconds ticked off the Washington Wizards’ 88-87 triumph. The anticipation from sold-out Amway Center escalated as the ball hung on the rim and a chance to keep a fresh season..." October 29

  • Extension talks between Wizards, Beal haven't progressed much

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Aside from the regular-season about to begin for the Wizards in less than 24 hours, the clock also is ticking on coming to terms with Bradley Beal on an extension to his rookie deal. But just as in July, August and last month, the situation remains unchanged, CSNmidatlantic.com has been told by..." October 28

  • Martell Webster has a partially torn labrum in his right hip

    Washington Post "Martell Webster missed the Washington Wizards’ entire preseason because of a right hip injury and on Wednesday, hours before the team’s season opener against the Orlando Magic, he revealed that he has a partially torn labrum in the hip. Webster returned to practice Tuesday and participated..." October 28

  • John Wall Attempting To Improve Nutrition As Wizards Play Faster Pace

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards want to play at a faster tempo and John Wall is attempting to adjust by improving his nutrition. Wall's top priority is avoiding carbs. “Not eating too much bad food,” Wall said. “Snacks at night and stuff like that.”" October 28

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Glen Rice Jr. Reportedly Shot in Leg, Busted With Weed After Altercation Near T.I.’s Restaurant in Atlanta

    Complex "Glen Rice Jr., who spent time playing for the Wizards and several NBA D-League teams after getting drafted by the 76ers in 2013, was reportedly shot in the leg on Sunday night outside of Scales 925 in Atlanta, a restaurant owned by T.I. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rice..." October 26

  • The face of the Wizards, John Wall enters his sixth season as a man in full

    Washington Post "Children climbed the 6-foot-4 man’s legs, torso and shoulders as if he were a new playground apparatus. They didn’t really care that the man was a basketball star, or that he had just delivered a $400,000 check to this organization teaching homeless youth, or that his surprise appearance..." October 24

  • Clippers’ Rivers says Pierce has always been underrated

    L.A. Daily News "It was late Thursday night at Staples Center. The Clippers had just come all the way back from a 35-point second-quarter deficit to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 in their final exhibition game. Paul Pierce, who turned 38 on Oct. 13, was one of many heroes. He scored 14 of his 19..." October 24

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Is this the year Bradley Beal finally breaks out?

    The Score "Bradley Beal has been on the precipice of greatness the past few seasons, but has struggled to move himself past the label of simply being "really good" for his position. He's revered for being one-half of arguably the greatest backcourt in the NBA (along with John Wall) for the Washington..." October 23

  • Chris Webber gets heated on 'Doug Gottlieb Show' over Jalen Rose

    CBS Sports "Five-time All-NBA big man Chris Webber is starting a new venture in his life. He's been the NBA superstar. He's been the NBA analyst on television. And now he's going to be a professor at Wake Forest University teaching a course about sports, culture and business, starting in 2016. It's a pretty..." October 23

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22