Wizards Rumors & News

  • Report: Randy Wittman favoring Nene, Ramon Sessions frustrated other Wizards

    Pro Basketball Talk "How can new coach Scott Brooks get the underwhelming Wizards on track? Looking back on Randy Wittman’s tenure could be instructive. Wittman reportedly upset players by playing favorites, namely Nene and Ramon Sessions. J. Michael of CSN Washington: I’m told by multiple persons with..." April 29

  • Brooks: Wall has ability to be one of the best players in the game

    Washington Post "The NBA has become a point guard’s game, and Scott Brooks’s knowledge of the position is as deep as any person’s in the game. Undrafted out of UC Irvine, Brooks carved out a 10-year NBA career with a 5-foot-11 frame as a point guard for six different teams. He later spent six-plus seasons..." April 29

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • John Wall says Wizards didn’t hire Scott Brooks to lure Kevin Durant

    Washington Post "John Wall doesn’t yet have a personal relationship with Scott Brooks, but he was in favor of the Washington Wizards hiring Brooks as their next coach from the outset based on what he had heard about the former Oklahoma City Thunder head man. Wall works with the same trainer as Thunder point..." April 23

  • Dudley wants to stay with Wizards, seeking 3-year deal

    Washington Post "Last summer, the Washington Wizards added three players on expiring contracts as part of their plan to clear cap room for this offseason: Jared Dudley, Gary Neal and Alan Anderson. Of the trio, Dudley was considered the biggest question mark entering training camp. Dudley had arrived via trade..." April 22

  • Why Wizards fans shouldn't count on Scott Brooks to lure Kevin Durant

    Yahoo! Sports "Scott Brooks has accepted the Washington Wizards' head-coaching job, and you know what's coming next. For weeks Brooks has been perceived as Kevin Durant bait, the ex-coach with the ear of the soon-to-be free-agent star, the connection that could make a difference in a high-stakes courtship. He's..." April 22

  • Sources: Scott Brooks agrees to coach Wizards

    Yahoo! Sports "Scott Brooks has agreed in principle to a five-year, $35 million contract to become head coach of the Washington Wizards, league sources told The Vertical. Brooks' deal moves him into the elite of the highest-paid coaches in the league who don't also hold front-office power. Brooks’ $7 million..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Sources: Wizards offer head-coaching job to Scott Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld met with Scott Brooks on Wednesday in Southern California, offering him the franchise’s head-coaching job, league sources told The Vertical. Brooks has been enthusiastic about reaching an agreement with the Wizards and could complete..." April 20

  • Ramon Sessions enters free agency hoping for a chance as starting point guard

    Washington Post "Ramon Sessions was the only Washington Wizard to play in all 82 games this season, but perhaps none were more important for his future than the final five. The Wizards’ backup point guard was promoted to starter to close the season when a sore right knee sidelined John Wall, and Sessions took full..." April 20

  • Wizards the front-runner to land Scott Brooks

    The Score "The Washington Wizards' quest for a new head coach may soon be over. The Wizards are in "pole position" to land Scott Brooks, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. The Houston Rockets are reportedly also interested in the 50-year-old, but are hampered by their first-round matchup against the Golden State..." April 18

  • Major step backwards for Wall and Beal

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The next step never took place because Bradley Beal rarely stayed on the court long enough with John Wall in what was supposed to be a breakout season for them to solidify themselves as an elite backcourt that belonged in the same conversation with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. "It’s been a..." April 17

  • Wall wants Alan Anderson back, but does he yearn to return?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alan Anderson is one of the three free agents who John Wall definitely wants back with the Wizards, even though he's coming off the worst season of his career and will be 34 in 2016-17. Anderson wants back in, too. "Even though I'm an energy player, it's hard to bring energy when you've got a..." April 16

  • Wizards Targeting Brooks, Hornacek

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards have made Scott Brooks their top priority as they look for a replacement for Randy Wittman. Brooks was fired after last season by the Oklahoma City Thunder." April 16

  • What happens with Wizards' free agents after .500 season?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Instead of the usual five takeaways from a game that has no significance other than whether or not the Wizards could avoid a losing record -- they did with a 109-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the regular-season finale Wednesday -- there was ample discussion before tip off about having too..." April 14

  • Wizards dismiss coach Randy Wittman

    Washington Post "As first reported Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards have fired Coach Randy Wittman, making the official announcement in a statement released Thursday morning. Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld is scheduled to address the media at noon at Verizon Center. “There were high internal and..." April 14

  • Michael Jordan congratulates Warriors: ‘Basketball is always evolving’

    CSN Chicago "'96 Bulls or '16 Warriors. Everyone's got a side. But for one night Steph Curry and the Warriors reined supreme, and His Airness took notice. Shortly after the Warriors knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies, 125-104, earning their record-setting 73rd victory of the year, Michael Jordan's manager..." April 14

  • John Wall Cursed Out Randy Wittman and the Wizards, Report Claims

    The Big Lead "Most disappointing team in the NBA this season? The Houston Rockets are up there – from Western Conference Finals to trying to get into the playoffs – and so are the Milwaukee Bucks, who went from the playoffs to 33 wins and the lottery. But my vote goes to the Washington Wizards, who also went..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Report: Wizards head coach Randy Wittman likely to be fired

    Sportsnaut "In news that’s about as shocking as the sun rising in the morning, the Washington Wizards are reportedly set to fire head coach Randy Wittman after the season comes to a conclusion Wednesday evening. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the expectation is that Wittman will be fired sometime on..." April 12

  • This John Wall bobblehead looks absolutely nothing like John Wall

    SI "There are two key components to a good bobblehead. The head must bobble. And the head should look like the person it was made after. This John Wall bobblehead may bobble like the wind, but it honestly couldn’t look less like John Wall if it tried:" April 11

  • Gortat scores 21 points as Wizards stop Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Charlotte Hornets earned a playoff berth with consistently strong efforts over the last two months. With possible home-court advantage in the opening round of the postseason at stake, that version didn't show up against the Washington Wizards. Despite playing without John..." April 10

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Wizards say Beal is out with a sore pelvis.

  • What went wrong with Wizards, and where to go from here

    The Score "Coming into 2015-16, the Washington Wizards were expected by most to book a third straight trip to the playoffs. The modicum of success the franchise has enjoyed since 2013 - two straight trips to the Eastern Conference semis - may have come with a ceiling, but missing the postseason entirely..." April 09

  • Revamped Pistons clinch first playoff spot since 2009

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons changed ownership, revamped their front office, went through a handful of head coaches and completely overhauled their roster. All those moves finally paid off on Friday. Reggie Jackson poured in 39 points, one shy of his career high, and the..." April 08

  • John Wall ‘probably’ won’t play against Pistons; Alan Anderson will

    Washington Post "John Wall got up slowly, a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich in his left hand as he FaceTimed, and started his limp toward the Washington Wizards’ bus back to the team hotel. He had been sitting with his right leg locked in straight as his teammates concluded shootaround at The Palace at Auburn Hills..." April 08

  • With little left to play for, the Wizards should go ahead and shut down John Wall for the season

    Bullets Forever "There are a couple of different ways to look at John Wall missing Wednesday's game against the Nets on Wednesday. Obviously, if Wall is going to miss a game, it was nice that it came against the Nets, who even in a spirited effort could only keep up with the Wall-less Wizards for 24 minutes. If..." April 07

  • Ernie Grunfeld is under contract for next season, according to report

    Bullets Forever "As it becomes more and more clear that the Wizards will not make the playoffs, more and more people have begun trying to project what changes the Wizards will make to respond to such a disappointing season. Apparently, it's looking like Ernie Grunfeld will not be part of those changes, according..." April 05

  • Nick Young -- Calls BS On Arenas ... You're Not Invited To My Bachelor Party

    TMZ "Nick Young just relocated his ex-teammate to front street ... firing a shot at Gilbert Arenas for telling the world he was going to Nick's bachelor party ... when Swaggy says ... HE AIN'T. This started when we asked Gilbert if he thought Nick & Iggy would get over the whole D'Angelo Russell..." April 05

  • Chris Paul withdrew from Team USA. What does that mean for John Wall?

    Washington Post "John Wall has not been shy to voice his thoughts about his place among Team USA’s hierarchy. He was initially left off the preliminary 28-man roster for the 2014 World Cup of Basketball before he was added four days before camp started in Las Vegas. Then he was among the first cuts. And after..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Gilbert Arenas: Nick & Iggy Are Still Gettin' Hitched ... And I'm Going To The Bachelor Party!!

    TMZ "Gilbert Arenas thinks it's just a matter of time before Iggy Azalea and Nick Young are all good again ... saying she'll definitely forgive the Lakers star, and the all-important bachelor party is a GO. Arenas -- who is ex-teammates and best pals with Young -- was leaving the Clippers game when..." April 04

  • Clippers defeat Wizards in Griffin's return

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin performed like a player who missed 45 games. However, his teammates, who have grown accustomed to his absence, picked up the slack as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards again. Chris Paul scored 27 points and handed out 12 assists to spark the..." April 03

  • Wizards’ Alan Anderson expects to play again this season

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards swingman Alan Anderson missed his seventh consecutive game Friday night because of a groin strain and doesn’t know when he’ll return to play. But the veteran insisted that he will play again before the season is over. The Wizards have six games remaining after their 106-99 win..." April 02

  • Morris leads Wizards past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Washington forward Markieff Morris played as he seldom did while with Phoenix earlier this season, and in so doing kept the Washington Wizards' slim playoff chances alive. Morris had 21 points and nine rebounds while being booed virtually every time he touched the ball in the..." April 02

  • Wizards' defense fails them in loss to Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman has been around the NBA long enough -- nine seasons as a player, 22 as either a head coach or assistant -- that he didn't need to see a box score to know what wasn't the problem in his team's 120-111 loss to the Sacramento Kings at..." March 31

  • Bradley Beal places blame where it belongs, now what?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "An undercurrent roiled through the locker room after the Wizards lost to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, but it didn't manifest itself publicly until Bradley Beal decided he'd had enough after Wednesday's lifeless loss at the Sacramento Kings. If John Wall had uttered these words, they'd..." March 31

  • Warriors' defense improves in win over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- As the Golden State Warriors remained at the top of the NBA standings this season, they headed south in another area: defense. And even with his team on the verge of tying the franchise record for most wins in a season Tuesday night, Warriors coach Steve Kerr found time..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Wizards wipe out Lakers, stay in East race

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- John Wall believes the Washington Wizards have an excellent shot at making the playoffs. It is imperative, though, that the Wizards string together some wins during the final stretch of the NBA regular season. Wall scored 22 points and handed out 13 assists, leading the..." March 28

  • Timberwolves rally past Wizards in 2 OTs

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards were the team battling for a playoff spot. The Minnesota Timberwolves ended up making the winning plays. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Gorgui Dieng sank the game-winning jumper with 30 seconds left in the second overtime as the..." March 25

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Hawks return favor, beat Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Atlanta had its five-game winning streak snapped Monday by the Washington Wizards. In the conclusion of a home-and-home set against their Southeast Division rival, the Hawks were motivated to return the favor. Dennis Schroder scored 23 points off the bench and the Atlanta Hawks..." March 23

  • John Wall tries to save a Wizards season he considers partially lost

    Washington Post "John Wall never envisioned the season unfolding like this. The Washington Wizards were supposed to take the next step in the postseason and compete for Eastern Conference supremacy, not battle for a playoff spot as spring blooms. This would’ve been acceptable two years ago. Not now. “I think..." March 22

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Bradley Beal is getting healthy at the right time, John Wall is heating up and the Washington Wizards look dangerous heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Beal scored 25 points, and Wall added 27 points and 14 assists, leading the Wizards to a 117-102 win over..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21