Wizards Rumors & News

  • Wizards escape Pierce's blunder to win in OT

    CSN Washington "The unthinkable almost happened to the Wizards for the second game in a row, but losing to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday would've been far more devastating. After almost blowing a six-point lead in overtime -- the Wizards got there only because Kenneth Faried missed a pair of free throws with..." January 26

  • Kobe wanted to sign with Wizards, join Michael Jordan

    CSN Washington "When Kobe Bryant made his first public comments after signing a two-year extension in November 2013, the Los Angeles Lakers were in Washington and the future Hall of Famer held a news conference at Verizon Center while a Washington Wizards banner hung behind him and a microphone with the Wizards’..." January 26

  • Wale says he’s talking to Kanye West about designing new Wizards uniforms

    Pro Basketball Talk "Former Nets owner Jay Z ushered in Brooklyn’s black-and-white color scheme and helped designed the team’s jerseys. Drake is involved in the Raptors’ rebranding, including Toronto’s new logo. Now, Wale – a D.C. native and a “creative liaison” for the Wizards – could be the next rapper to..." January 24

  • John Wall fed up with lack of respect from NBA officials

    CSN Washington "Usually, John Wall is pretty coy about what he says post-game to avoid getting fined by the NBA for criticizing league officials. Not after the Wizards' 105-103 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. It was pointed out to him that coach Randy Wittman wants his guards, Wall..." January 22

  • Westbrook hits game-winner in victory over Wizards

    The Oklahoman "A white banner stretched across the railing at the bottom of the 400 level. “KD4DC2016,” it read. The freshman basketball team from his high school alma mater, Montrose Christian, served as the halftime entertainment, playing a free-wheeling yet strategic game of 5-on-5. An in-game..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Wizards rout 76ers on MLK Day

    CSN Washington "The Wizards haven't pounded an opponent like they did the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday since ... the 76ers, winning their second game in a row 111-76 during a rare early afternoon game on Martin Luther King holiday after Verizon Center in front of 19,040. Last season, on the night at the 76ers..." January 20

  • Kevin Durant comes to Washington Wednesday, fans already buying Durant Wizards jerseys

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Washington Wizards are 29-13, if the playoffs started today they would be the No. 2 seed in the East ahead of teams like Toronto, Chicago and Cleveland. They would also be a real playoff threat — when Nene is healthy the Wizards are a tough out for any team. This is the kind of team a lot of..." January 20

  • Wizards top Bulls despite 32 from Chicago’s Derrick Rose

    Washington Post "Nene sat at the locker by the showers exhausted. Ice packs were tied to his right shoulder and both knees. More ice filled a vast green container in front of his chair, soaking his feet. The Washington Wizards big man remained there for several minutes, treating the aches that come with shutting..." January 15

  • Wizards best Spurs for 1st time in decade

    CSN Washington "After 10 long, painful years of disappointment against the San Antonio Spurs, the Wizards finally have their victory. Tuesday, John Wall led all scorers with 25 points as they led most of the way to prevail 101-93 and split the seasons series. Wall also had eight assists and consecutive..." January 14

  • No Retirement Plans For Andre Miller

    Basketball Insiders "The NBA game continues to evolve. Gone are the days of dominant centers roaming the lane. Those guys have been replaced with stretch big men who can play a variety of roles and positions. But while the game on the floor continues to change one aspect of the league still holds true: The NBA is a..." January 14

  • Hawks shoot and steal way past Wizards for eighth straight

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "To look at the Hawks’ 120-89 pole-axing of Washington Sunday and discount the importance of making 16 3-point shots and assisting 34 times would be folly, yet John Wall and the Wizards were unraveled by the Hawks’ defense – again. Sure, the long balls make more highlight reels, but when Jeff..." January 12

  • Paul Pierce shares his savvy with teammates in DC

    Boston Herald "The Wizards knew they were getting a guy who could play at a high level when they signed Paul Pierce as a free agent last summer. Even though the former Celtic was going to be 37 years old when the regular season started, Ernie Grunfeld wasn’t concerned about his game. But there was more that..." January 11

  • Kevin Seraphin dons 'Charlie' shirt

    ESPN.com "The "Je Suis Charlie" rally cry is making its way into the NBA. Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin wore a black T-shirt with the phrase written in white in all caps before Friday night's 102-86 win over the Chicago Bulls. "Je Suis Charlie" -- "I Am Charlie" in English -- has become a..." January 10

  • Butler earns every penny of soon-to-be guaranteed contract

    CSN Washington "Marcin Gortat has been reiterating this point over and over about Rasual Butler. The veteran, who will see his contract become fully guaranteed in three days, deserves more from the Wizards, or whoever decides to sign him beyond this season. "Rasual was, I mean, give him another year," Gortat..." January 08

  • Nene scores 20 as Washington handles lowly New York

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ recent Southwest swing allowed the aspiring Eastern Conference contenders to measure themselves against some of the league’s premier competition. The opponent in their first game since the conclusion of that rugged trip has been residing near or at the bottom of the NBA..." January 08

  • Washington Wizards waive Glen Rice Jr.

    Bullets Forever "The Washington Wizards have released Glen Rice Jr., according to J. Michael of CSN Washington. The move doesn't come as a surprise, after reports came out over the weekend that the Wizards were preparing to part ways with their second round pick from the 2013 draft ahead of Wednesday's deadline to..." January 07

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Lineup Update: Paul Pierce (rest) OUT tonight vs. #Knicks, Otto Porter will start in his place #WizKnicks

  • Wizards likely to cut Rice, retain Butler, wait for March 1

    CSN Washington "The Wizards have been trying to move second-year guard Glen Rice Jr. in a trade before contracts become fully guaranteed Jan. 10, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation. A 48-hour window in which a deal might have been struck has passed Sunday, however, making..." January 06

  • Wizards shopping Glen Rice Jr. on trade market

    CSN Washington "The Wizards have been trying to move second-year guard Glen Rice Jr. in a trade before Jan. 10 when all contracts become fully guaranteed, CSNwashington.com has confirmed with persons with knowledge of the situation. A 48-hour window when a deal might have been struck has passed, however, which..." January 04

  • Ty Lawson says he has talked with Kevin Durant about going home to Washington DC

    Pro Basketball Talk "While the Wizards brain trust was making smart off-season moves — re-signing Marcin Gortat, bringing in Paul Pierce —all the talk among fans was on one topic: Would Kevin Durant come home in 2016? LeBron James choosing to return to Cleveland sparked a lot of hope in the DC faithful, and it..." January 03

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Beal limped badly after last game. Didnt practice (toe sprain). Neither did Nene (ankle) or Gooden (knee) #WizardsTalk #WizThunder #NBA

  • Mavericks' Monta Ellis makes the difference in win over Wizards

    Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis was under the weather two games ago and nursing a left ankle problem Tuesday night against Washington. As usual, he was on the court. He never misses games. And he supplied the game-turning performance at, of all places, the defensive end of the court. Ellis was solid with 20..." December 31

  • Pierce’s future plans include visiting Celts

    Boston Herald "Boston hasn’t seen the last of Paul Pierce, and it’s quite possible the Celtic organization hasn’t, either. Fifteen years of learning how to drive on rotaries and strategically leave the “R” off the end of words will not be wasted. Though his new team, the Washington Wizards, has finished the..." December 29

  • Paul Pierce on Rajon Rondo trade: 'I was shocked definitely'

    Boston Herald "Playing against the Celtics still means something to Paul Pierce. He is, after all, the second leading scorer in franchise history behind John Havlicek. But, now in his second season away from Boston, things were altered a tad when the last remaining member of the Celts’ 2008 championship..." December 28

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    Kyle Weidie @Truth_About_It

    No Martell Webster for the #Wizards tonight but he "could" play on the upcoming road trip, per Wittman.

  • Quincy Acy suspended 1 games

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy has been suspended one game and Washington Wizards guard John Wall was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Friday for their roles in a Christmas Day scuffle. The NBA said in a statement Friday that it decided to suspend Acy because his act initiated the confrontation...." December 27

  • Bulls' Derrick Rose seals deal against Wizards with a flourish

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose is not one to gloat, but he could not contain himself after nailing a jumper Tuesday night that all but clinched the Bulls' stirring 99-91 victory over the Wizards. "I never celebrate," he said. "My emotions just came out." After knocking in a 20-footer that put the Bulls ahead..." December 24

  • Phoenix Suns defeat Washington Wizards, extend road win streak

    Arizona Republic "Before the Suns ripped off a 3-0 road trip, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek reminded his team that it only takes a game to flip the switch on a season. They only had to wait five games last season, when a 99-96 road loss to a fully stocked San Antonio team showed the Suns their capabilities. But..." December 22

  • Martell Webster appears on track to make season debut

    CSN Washington "Martell Webster spent about two hours after practice Saturday getting up shots and doing drills for his return which is expected to happen this week on a minutes restriction, as early as Sunday's home game vs. the Phoenix Suns (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 5:30 p.m. ET)...." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Wizards heat up late in win over Miami

    CSN Washington "The Washington Wizards are really good this season when it comes to winning when not at their best. The Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat led by eight points in the third quarter and for most of the second half after shooting 65 percent before halftime. Dwyane Wade poured in points over the final two..." December 20

  • 38d
    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Paul Pierce (toe) is hopeful of playing tonight vs. Heat, no definitive word either way yet.

  • 39d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    As expected Paul Pierce (right big toe) give the day off from practice #WizardsTalk #WizHeat #NBA @CSNWizards

  • After three back surgeries in four years, Martell Webster is working harder than ever

    Washington Post "Two Fridays ago, Martell Webster walked onto the hardwood at Verizon Center for the most grueling portion of his workday. Within a half hour he was bent over, hands on his knees, drenched in sweat and gasping for air. He wasn’t playing in a game, or practicing. Webster was rehabbing. Webster’s..." December 18

  • Wall, Butler lead Wizards past Timberwolves to 9th win in 10 games

    CSN Washington "If it weren't for John Wall, the Wizards might've had their winning streak come to an end. If it weren't for Thaddeus Young, the Minnesota Timberwolves might've lost by 40. Wall scored 21 points and tied a career high with 17 assists to lead the Wizards (18-6), and his behind-the-back dribble..." December 17

  • Wiz top Clippers for best-ever home start

    CSN Washington "Putting pressure on himself is what John Wall prefers to do. He did it before last season, when he signed an $80 million max contract and said he welcomed the questions if he could finally lead the Wizards to the playoffs. He did it going into Friday's game, declaring that he was the No. 1 point..." December 13

  • For Wizards, Beal, the tip is included in a 91-89 win over Magic

    Washington Post "Andre Miller took the ball from the referee and scanned the landscape. The Washington Wizards were tied with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, eight-tenths of a second remained on the clock and Miller, one of the greatest passers in NBA history, had formulated a simple plan for an inbounds..." December 11

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: Nene (knee) will play tonight, Vucevic (back) OUT for #Magic #WizMagic

  • John Wall’s emotional winning performance the latest example of his maturation

    Washington Post "Two weeks before she died, on the Monday before Thanksgiving, cancer-stricken 6-year-old Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson told everyone not to wake her up unless it was to FaceTime with her friend John Wall. When he learned of little Miyah’s demand, Wall couldn’t help but smile. She told the Washington..." December 10

  • Wizards squander second-half lead before beating Celtics in double overtime

    Washington Post "John Wall woke up from his deep sleep Monday morning to the heartbreaking text message. Six-year-old Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, the little girl from Northwest Washington he befriended last year, had died from Burkitt’s lymphoma earlier in the morning. Wall, stunned, didn’t respond. He went back to..." December 09

  • John Wall wins a game but loses a young friend, and he can’t hide his grief

    Washington Post "The Wizards won Monday in dramatic fashion, 133-132 in double overtime against the Celtics, and John Wall was the hero for Washington. However, after the game, his mind was on another heroic effort, one that ended in a very unfortunate loss. Six-year-old Miyah had lost her battle with cancer,..." December 09

  • Celtics escape with 101-93 win over Wizards

    CSN New England "Beating the best teams in the NBA is never going to be easy for these Boston Celtics, even if those teams spot the Celtics a 25-point lead. But in yet another sign of the Celts' growth, they were able to fend off a furious second-half rally by the Washington Wizards and escape with a 101-93 win..." December 08

  • Simple Truth: Boston a special place for Pierce

    Boston Herald "He walked into the hallway at 11:20 yesterday morning, greeting friends nearly every step as he went. But before Paul Pierce turned into the Washington dressing room, a reporter reminded him he was now inside and probably didn’t need the sunglasses he was still sporting on this gray day. “You..." December 08

  • Wizards overwhelm Kobe Bryant's solo act, 115-95

    CSN Washington "Kobe Bryant did his best to make his Los Angeles Lakers perfect against the Eastern Conference, but he didn't have enough of a supporting cast as the Wizards won their third game in a row 111-95 at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. John Wall, greeted with "M-V-P" chants after he made at..." December 04

  • Wizards wallop Heat in a blowout

    CSN Washington "In their most complete game of the season -- and yes, that includes a rout of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- the Wizards righted what they considered a season-opening wrong with a 107-86 victory against the Miami Heat on Monday night before 15,150 at Verizon Center. While Chris..." December 02

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Nene didn't go full but did "some things" I'm told #WizardsTalk #WizHeat #NBA @CSNWizards

  • Randy Wittman says Wizards’ wing players need to run with John Wall more

    Washington Post "The box score indicates John Wall’s performance in the Washington Wizards’ 83-80 slugfest win over the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night was unsatisfactory. He tallied seven assists, but scored 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting from the floor and attempted just two free throws. Based on the numbers,..." November 30

  • Wall turns up the defense while Gortat and Pierce do their part as Wizards top Pelicans

    Washington Post "As always, John Wall studied the film from the Washington Wizards’ previous two games, both losses. He still could not quite believe what the numbers had showed him: The point guard, arguably the fastest player with a basketball in his hands, paced a team that had mustered just two fast-break..." November 30

  • Martell Webster doing 'more and more'

    CSN Washington "Martell Webster still isn't going through full practices, but the three-point specialist is making progress as he works to return from back surgery by December. "He's coming along," coach Randy Wittman said after Friday's practice. "He's doing more and more." Webster has been doing..." November 29

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