Wizards Rumors & News

  • John Wall scores 30 as Washington Wizards hold off Orlando Magic

    Washington Post "Marcin Gortat recognized the mismatch from across the court and the Washington Wizards center didn’t hesitate. The Wizards were clinging to a three-point lead with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter against Orlando and Washington needed to stem the Magic’s momentum. So Gortat..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    The stitches are out. Humphries said they were removed today. Hasn't tested the hand yet #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Witt just said Rice did do a few more things today. Nothing new on Beal or Humphries #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Wizards’ John Wall not worried about tendinitis in left knee

    Washington Post "Injuries are not foreign to John Wall. Myriad ailments have dotted his brief NBA career. There’s the tendinitis in both knees he’s played through since entering the league as the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010. Then there’s the sprained foot he played through his rookie year when he was advised..." October 22

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Wizards Sign John Lucas

    Wizards Mystics Today "Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guard John Lucas. In six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah, Lucas has appeared in 216 career regular season games (eight starts) while averaging 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in 12.2 minutes. Last..." October 21

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    As I reported yesterday here, Beal's option officially picked up for 2015-16. Otto's too @CSNMA @CSNWizards #WizardsTalk

  • Report: Wizards still chasing Ray Allen, won't trade to replace Beal

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards are going to need a shooter to replace Bradley Beal, and this situation could get pretty dire. Beal suffered a fractured wrist over the weekend and is donezo for 6-8 weeks. Martell Webster is already out. And that only leaves the inexperienced Glen Rice, Jr. as a weapon on..." October 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wizards announce Bradley Beal undergoes successful surgery today and is expected to miss six weeks

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Wizards lose Bradley Beal 6-8 weeks with wrist fracture

    CSN Washington "The Wizards' season already is in a tailspin before it begins. The team learned Saturday that Bradley Beal's left wrist is indeed fractured and likely will be out 6-8 weeks, though that has yet to be confirmed until after the procedure, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to..." October 12

  • Bradley Beal injures wrist in Wizards’preseason loss

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ three-game, six-day road trip to open their preseason slate concluded in ugly fashion Friday with a 99-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The lopsided affair was the Wizards’ first loss of the preseason, but the most troubling result occurred..." October 11

  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal expected to miss time with wrist injury

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday’s preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described Beal’s injury as “not good” after he underwent an MRI..." October 11

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wizards forward Kris Humphries had surgery yesterday to repair nerve damage in his right small finger and is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks

  • Wizards point guard Andre Miller settles in as John Wall’s backup

    Washington Post "Andre Miller estimated he has played for 16 or 17 head coaches in 15 NBA seasons and thought he could name them all. So sitting in the bleachers at the University of North Florida’s arena after practice Monday, the Washington Wizards point guard rattled off the list of names. “Randy Wittman,”..." October 10

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    NBA suspends Wizards' DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one game each for leaving bench during altercation Monday night.

  • Paul Pierce wants his son to be a baller — a baseballer

    Fox Sports "Paul Pierce's infant son has a long way to go before he chooses a career, but the NBA star doesn't want his 1-year-old, Prince, to follow his footsteps. Instead, he has another sport in mind. "I want him to be a baseball player," Pierce told David Aldridge of NBA.com. "They've got a better..." October 07

  • Paul Pierce calls ex-team ‘New Jersey,’ says Brooklyn didn’t make him an offer to return

    New York Daily News "Few things bother the Nets' higher-ups more than calling their franchise "New Jersey." Paul Pierce knows that. And in his first comments on his departure from Brooklyn, the forward managed to work in a thinly-veiled dig at his former team by referencing its very humble - and often forgettable -..." October 07

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Former #Celtics guard Vander Blue has been waived by the #Wizards.

  • John Wall means business as Wizards' leader

    CSN Washington "By all indications -- words spoken on and off record -- John Wall has taken control of the Wizards' training camp going into Day 5 Saturday at Verizon Center. The rising fifth-year point guard, who was an All-Star for the first time last season, is barking orders and calling out teammates who..." October 04

  • Pierce speaks on Wittman, and vice versa

    CSN Washington "Now that the honeymoon phase is over, the aches and pains are beginning to be felt as the Wizards enter the fourth day of training camp Friday at Verizon Center. Paul Pierce, speaking for the first time since it began, "Usually that third day, guys are tired from the first two days. You go..." October 03

  • Martell Webster says he will ‘probably’ retire when his contract is up at age 30

    Washington Post "The stinging reality hit Martell Webster last spring. The Wizards were in the midst of an electric postseason run. They were, for once, the District’s darlings. But the pain drowned out the excitement. Webster would wake up in agony every day. It was a struggle to get out of bed and prepare for..." October 03

  • Wizards see bright spots in Nene's summer routine

    CSN Washington "Unlike an offseason ago, when Nene did virtually nothing but rest, he did a 180-degree turn and played for Brazil's national team and the result is coming into camp in top condition. More importantly for the Wizards, he's without injury entering their second day of training camp at Verizon Center..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Wizards look for ways to replace Trevor Ariza

    Bullets Forever "Two years ago, you wouldn't dare to dream up a scenario in which Paul Pierce chose to sign with the Washington Wizards in free agency. Despite overhauling an entire roster, the Wizards hadn't rid themselves of a losing culture. Under a young point guard still learning the game and an unproven head..." September 30

  • Bradley Beal thinks Wizards have best backcourt, Dion Waiters disagrees

    CBSSports.com "Everyone else was saying it, so Bradley Beal joined in. "We're definitely the best backcourt in the league," the third-year shooting guard said at Washington Wizards media day Monday. So that was that. Beal and point guard John Wall swaggered through an endless series of interviews and photo..." September 30

  • Wizards To Sign David Stockton For Camp

    Hoops Rumors "David Stockton is planning to sign a deal to join the Wizards for training camp, reports Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link). Washington is limited to giving out only the minimum salary to the son of Hall-of-Famer John Stockton, though there’s a chance that his deal will include a nominal..." September 25

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Wittman on Webster's health: "He won’t be 100% come Tuesday, but he’ll be able to do some things. He’s progressing really well."

  • Wizards sign Daniel Orton to training camp roster

    Washington Post "The Wizards have signed big man Daniel Orton to their training camp roster with an unguaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Orton, 24, played on the Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas in July. He averaged 4.4 points and five rebounds in five..." September 24

  • Billy King on why Paul Pierce left Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Game "The Nets had every opportunity to re-sign free agent Paul Pierce. They owned his full Bird rights, meaning that they could sign him for any amount up to the maximum salary, even though they were over the cap and into ludicrous luxury-tax territory. They had the means, in the form of a billionaire..." September 23

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent swingman Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed deal with the Washington Wizards, league source tells RealGM.

  • Wizards coach puts positive spin on USA Basketball experiences of Bradley Beal, John Wall

    Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall and Bradley Beal both participated in USA Basketball’s mini-camp this summer, but neither made the final 12-man roster that ended up winning gold at the FIBA World Cup. Beal was at least part of the initial group of players invited, whereas Wall was an extremely late..." September 21

  • Wizards reach out to Ray Allen again

    CSN Washington "The Wizards have reached out to Ray Allen -- again -- in hopes of convincing the 39-year-old, if he decides to play rather than retire, to come to D.C., CSNwashington.com confirmed via multiple persons with knowledge of the situation Friday. While making another contact, after doing so early..." September 21

  • Wizards don't appear interested in J.J. Barea anymore

    CSN Washington "The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and the latest report says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards, who came close to trading for him last season, will jump..." September 20

  • John Wall doesn’t love his place on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 NBA players

    Washington Post "Sports Illustrated is releasing a list of the Top 100 NBA Players of 2015, an exercise that, no matter the sport, generates debate and outrage from players and fans alike. You may remember that Redskins wideout Pierre Garcon wasn’t pleased with his place on the NFL Network’s list of the top 100..." September 17

  • Wizards' training camp roster starts to shape up

    CSN Washington "Training camp opens in two weeks from Tuesday and the Wizards, who can bring in as many as six free agents, have a commitment from Xavier Silas and are close to securing Damion James, CSNwashington.com has confirmed. The Wizards have 14 of the maximum 15 roster spots filled with guaranteed..." September 16

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Wizards, per sources, are adding former Clippers assistant Howard Eisley to their staff. Wiz had earlier hired ex-Nets assistant Roy Rogers.

  • Wizards interested in signing Ray Allen

    CSN Washington "The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th and final roster open but they'd quickly change gears for Ray Allen. The team contacted the 39-year-old shooting guard early in the free agent process to gauge his interest in signing, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with two people with knowledge of the..." September 03

  • Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

    CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

    Washington Post "For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and..." August 25

  • Wizards' Drew Gooden won't play for Finland at FIBA World Cup

    CBSSports.com "Washington Wizards big man Drew Gooden, whose mother is Finnish, planned to play for Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. His application for dual citizenship, however, won't be cleared in time to do so, according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo. Finland's submitted 12-man roster did not..." August 22

  • Paul Pierce shares a private plane and fresh fruit with Al Pacino

    Yahoo! Sports "Just about any dorm, apartment, and eventually basement and (*shudders*) man cave of any professional athlete of the last 20 years has featured a ‘Scarface’ poster. It’s a little weird: Brian DePalma’s 1983 remake of the 1932 classic seemed a little too bloated and long-winded for its own sake..." August 18

  • DeJuan Blair says joining the Wizards is ‘a dream come true’

    Washington Post "There was a point last season when basketball was no longer fun for new Wizard DeJuan Blair. Known for his bright smile and intensity, the burly forward-center was in his first season with the Mavericks after spending his first four NBA seasons as a contributor for the perennially successful..." August 15

  • Report: Singleton holds workout for NBA teams

    CSN Washington "Chris Singleton apparently took his NBA plans to the next step. The free agent forward reportedly worked out for NBA teams on Monday in Las Vegas. CSNwashington.com's Wizards Insider J. Michael reported last week that Singleton, who spent his first three NBA seasons with the Wizards, declined..." August 13

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