Wizards Rumors & News

  • Calderon contributes to Hawks' series-tying win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks picked up veteran point guard Jose Calderon in March as playoff insurance. In Game 4 of their first-round postseason series, the Hawks cashed in the policy. On Monday night, Calderon was thrown into a difficult situation when starting point guard Dennis Schroder..." April 25

  • John Wall responds to shade from Wizards reporter

    Larry Brown Sports "John Wall was criticized on Twitter by one of the reporters covering the Washington Wizards, and he publicly acknowledged it with a response. Candace Buckner, who covers the Wizards for the Washington Post, tweeted during Game 4 of the Wizards-Hawks series on Monday and threw some shade at Wall..." April 25

  • Schroder wants to work with Wall in offseason

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder and John Wall have done plenty of on-court trash talking during the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards. Schroder hopes there will be more civil dialog following the season. The Hawks young point guard said he has learned a lot from his..." April 24

  • Wizards' Porter exits Game 3 with strained neck

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Late in a game that was already out of hand, the Wizards had an injury added to their insult. Otto Porter took a hard screen in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks, then had to leave with an injury. According to CSN Wizards reporter Chris Miller, Porter was diagnosed with a strained neck. Porter,..." April 23

  • Paul Millsap fires back at Markieff Morris for calling him a 'crybaby'

    CBS Sports "To say that Paul Millsap and Markieff Morris are not getting along in the first round of the NBA playoffs would be a monumental understatement. The two foes engaged in a heated argument earlier in the series between the Hawks and Wizards and have been physical with each other on the court..." April 23

  • Hawks handle Wizards for first win in series

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- In a game they could not afford to lose, the Atlanta Hawks again relied on dependable Paul Millsap to carry the day. The veteran forward had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the Hawks led wire-to-wire in beating the Washington Wizards 116-98 on..." April 22

  • Wizards’ Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks

    UPI "Washington Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks, the team announced Friday. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Mahinmi's strained left calf was re-evaluated and he has "definitely improved,..." April 21

  • Wizards' Oubre fined $25K for kicking ball

    ESPN "Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Friday for kicking a ball into the stands at the end of the team's Game 2 victory against the Atlanta Hawks. With his teammates celebrating after the 109-101 victory, Oubre Jr. was running down the center of the court as..." April 21

  • Wizards must fix Brandon Jennings' defense ASAP

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Brandon Jennings led the bench with 10 points. He made 4 of 5 shots, and had a key assist, helping the Wizards come back in Game 2 late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Atlanta Hawks. But pump the breaks with the praise. He only helped undo a deficit that he had a major..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Wall, Beal pace Wizards past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When John Wall sees backcourt partner Bradley Beal square up for a jump shot, one thought goes through his mind: "Game over." If the Washington Wizards guards continue producing at high levels, the Atlanta Hawks might find the series over sooner than desired. Wall scored..." April 19

  • Markieff Morris trolls Paul Millsap for ‘MMA’ comment

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris is having a bit of fun with his individual matchup in the first round. After the Wizards won Game 1 over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday by the final of 114-107, Hawks power forward Paul Millsap complained that they were “playing MMA” due to their..." April 19

  • Why Doesn’t John Wall Have a Sneaker Deal?

    The Ringer "There was something remarkable about John Wall’s Game 1 exit, as red, white, and blue streamers fell all around him in the nation’s capital. It wasn’t Wall’s finishing stat line that stood out — though his 32 points on 50 percent shooting and 14 assists made for a career day. It was when he walked..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Hawks' Paul Millsap: We were playing basketball, Wizards were 'playing MMA'

    USA Today "Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap wasn’t a fan of the Washington Wizards’ physicality during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. “The difference in the game is we were playing basketball and they were playing MMA,” said Millsap, who finished with 19 points and just two..." April 17

  • Wall scores 32 points as Wizards control Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Wizards coach Scott Brooks recognized the situation and knew his role. Let John Wall take over and stay out of the way. Washington's All-Star turned the game flow in the third quarter, preventing the Atlanta Hawks from wrestling away home-court advantage. Wall had 32 points and..." April 16

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Heat win but get eliminated from contention

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After three unsuccessful attempts, the Miami Heat finally reached .500, but the achievement wasn't sufficient to extend their season. Goran Dragic scored 28 points, yet the Heat fell short of reaching the playoffs after a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards?on Wednesday..." April 12

  • Wizards' Ian Mahinmi set to miss start of playoffs with a strained calf

    CBS Sports "Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi can't catch a break. Mahinmi, who missed 50 games because of knee trouble before becoming the Wizards' backup center in February, will be sidelined at the beginning of the playoffs because of a strained left calf, coach Scott Brooks told reporters Wednesday...." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Wizards beat Pistons in Palace of Auburn Hills finale

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris wouldn't let the Detroit Pistons close their building on a high note. The duo scored the Wizards' last 15 points, and Washington ruined the Pistons' final game at The Palace of Auburn Hills with a 105-101 victory on Monday night...." April 10

  • Markieff Morris, Otto Porter both questionable for Wizards' last home game vs. Heat

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Wizards could be without two starters as they take on the Miami Heat on Saturday night in their final home game of the regular season. Both Markieff Morris (right ankle) and Otto Porter (back) are considered questionable, CSN has learned. Morris' ankle is sore ever since he rolled it while..." April 08

  • Heat tied for final playoff spot in East after road win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Heat haven't clinched a playoff berth, but they've kept those hopes alive. Considering they started this season 11-30, that qualifies as miraculous. If the feeling possessing head coach Erik Spoelstra's players following another win over the Washington Wizards stays, good..." April 08

  • Can these Wizards improve upon the last Washington NBA division title winner?

    CBS Sports "The last time the Washington NBA basketball team won a division title, it didn’t rate as much of a story. The Bullets beat the Detroit Pistons on March 25, 1979, 116-107. The defending NBA champions, recently converted to the Atlantic Division from the Central the year before, easily beat the..." April 07

  • Nets expected to pursue Otto Porter this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets may be putting their radar on Otto Pilot this offseason. Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports on Thursday that the Nets are expected to go after “some max salary restricted free-agent wings” in the summer, including forward Otto Porter of the Washington Wizards. Porter,..." April 07

  • Brandon Jennings: Carmelo Anthony trade talks 'took a toll' on Knicks

    ESPN "If you're looking for reasons why the New York Knicks performed so far below expectations this season, there are plenty to choose from. The roster didn't fit well, they never figured out how to defend as a unit and players never got comfortable running the triangle portions of Jeff Hornacek's..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Brandon Jennings triumphant in return as James Dolan stews

    New York Post "Knicks owner James Dolan should thank his lucky stars the Garden is still packed in these final, wretched days, filled with lively, singing, dancing fans chanting De-Fense in the final minutes of a Knicks’ fourth-quarter comeback Thursday against the Wizards. A rally from 12 points down in the..." April 07

  • Wizards top Knicks to tie for 3rd in East

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- John Wall thinks if the Washington Wizards want to make a deep run in the playoffs, they will have to ramp up their defense. The Wizards moved into a tie for third place in the Eastern Conference with a 106-103 victory over the Knicks on Thursday, but allowed New York to get back..." April 06

  • Wall helps Wizards snap losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- With the Washington Wizards returning home from a lengthy road trip riding a three-game losing streak, coach Scott Brooks said his squad needed its spirit back. He repeated some version of that claim at halftime Tuesday night with Washington trailing the Charlotte Hornets by..." April 05

  • Wizards' Marcin Gortat gives an honest NBA assessment of 'brother' Przemek Karnowski

    USA Today "Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski has been the biggest presence in the 2017 NCAA tournament. His 7-foot, 300-pound frame has helped lift Gonzaga to Monday’s national championship game against North Carolina. But back home in Poland, he’s overshadowed on the hardwood. Marcin Gortat, the Washington..." April 04

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • JaVale McGee explains why he took a ‘disrespectful’ 3 that upset the Wizards

    Fox Sports "In the waning moments of the Golden State Warriors’ 139-115 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday, center JaVale McGee took a 3-pointer – a rarity for the big man – as the final seconds ticked away. But before McGee had a chance to release the shot, Wizards guard Brandon Jennings pushed him..." April 03

  • Wizards, Brandon Jennings angered at JaVale McGee’s late 3 in blowout Warriors win

    San Jose Mercury News "With six seconds remaining on Sunday night in Oracle Arena and the Warriors leading the Wizards 137-115, JaVale McGee got the ball in the corner and squared up for a 3-point attempt, instead of taking the impending shot clock violation. Considering the situation (final seconds of a blowout win)..." April 03

  • John Wall Thinks Warriors Were Trying to 'Embarrass' Wizards by Running Up Score

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall was not happy with the way the Golden State Warriors left starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in late in their blowout win over the Wizards on Sunday night. Late in the game his teammate Brandon Jennings fouled Warriors center JaVale McGee hard on a three-point attempt. Wall was..." April 03

  • NBA fines John Wall for criticism of officiating after Wizards' loss to Jazz

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has been critical of officiating – specifically that the Wizards don't get as many calls as they deserve – for much of the year. But after Friday's loss to the Jazz, he went a step further, accusing referees of costing the Wizards the game. The NBA announced Sunday that Wall will be..." April 03

  • Warriors whip Wizards for 11th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors completed a 25-5 demolition of Eastern Conference competition this season with an unusual gesture Sunday night. An apology. Stephen Curry poured in 42 points and Draymond Green recorded a triple-double as the Warriors extended their winning..." April 02

  • Jazz shut down Wizards for sixth straight home win

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Injuries allowed Shelvin Mack to find his way back into the playing rotation for the Utah Jazz. Mack is making a case to stick around on the court if the Jazz roster ever gets fully healthy in time for the playoffs. Mack scored several critical fourth-quarter baskets to..." April 01

  • Redick, Paul push Clippers past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After missing the Clippers' Sunday loss to the Sacramento Kings, J.J. Redick returned with a vengeance Wednesday night in Los Angeles' win over the Washington Wizards. The veteran guard scored 31 points, and Chris Paul contributed 27 points and 13 assists, sparking the..." March 30

  • Marcin Gortat has been in a slump since the all-star break, but Wizards have ‘options’

    Washington Post "Throughout the Washington Wizards’ current road trip, two things have been noticeably absent: the defense and the team’s starting center. Marcin Gortat, who once ranked second in the league in minutes played among all centers, did not leave the bench in the fourth quarters of the three road..." March 30

  • Wizards top Lakers to clinch Southeast Division

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- John Wall and the Washington Wizards claimed the franchise's first division crown in 38 years. Wall scored 34 points and handed out 14 assists, and the Wizards used a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Otto..." March 29

  • Brandon Jennings, John Wall Threatened By Man Outside Of 1Oak In LA

    Hot New Hip Hop "This dude has a real problem with Jennings and Wall. The Washington Wizards were in Los Angeles last night and after their 119-108 win over the Lakers, a handful of players including Brandon Jennings, John Wall and Bradley Beal hit up the popular nightclub, 1Oak. TMZ cameras were outside of..." March 29

  • Washington Wizards end longest division title drought in major U.S. professional sports

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday night, the Washington Wizards looked to be headed for a surprising defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers closed the third quarter by making 15 consecutive shots, and entered the final frame with a 13-point lead. And then ... well, then John Wall happened. The..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Wizards Marcin Gortat With The 3peat; Takes 3 Ladies Back to Hotel From The Club

    Black Sports Online "Just wrap up Young Gortat. Don’t want you to catch anything or any cases, so be careful. Wizards play the Lakers on Tuesday, so Gortat had a little time in LA and he spent it wisely. According to TMZ he picked out these three ladies at the club to escort him back to his hotel. If he isn’t..." March 27

  • Secret weapon Kelly Oubre is no longer a big secret

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The athleticism and 7-2 wingspan covers for whatever shortcomings second-year forward Kelly Oubre, 21, has as a player. The Wizards moved up to draft, developed and cultivated the lockdown defender into a key piece of Scott Brooks' rotation. How far they can go in the postseason will hinge on..." March 26

  • Wizards close gap in conference with win over Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- If the Washington Wizards see the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs, they'll remember what happened Saturday night. John Wall erupted for 37 points and his Wizards ran the defending NBA champions off the floor 127-115. “You don't want to go into the playoffs knowing you..." March 25

  • Wall, Beal propel Wizards in season sweep of Nets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards are back in the postseason after a one-year absence. They also appear back in the groove that helped them overcome a dismal start and become a true contender in the Eastern Conference. John Wall scored 22 points and Bradley Beal had 19 as the..." March 24

  • Wizards edge Hawks, snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards knew they were in a funk. Against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, that out-of-sync spell continued until the fourth quarter. That's when they got their swagger back. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, and John Wall collected all 22 of his points in the second..." March 23