Wizards Rumors & News

  • Wizards rally from 15 down to beat Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At halftime, one of the options for Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was yelling at his team to express how frustrated he was with a lack of defensive intensity. Yelling was not necessary since his players were aware of what went wrong defensively and how to correct it...." December 05

  • Leonard's clutch bucket lifts Spurs past Washington

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio needed to execute in the final seconds and find the bottom of the net with big shot to beat Washington on Friday and help erase its early-season struggles at home. So, naturally, the Spurs went to Kawhi Leonard, who -- no surprise -- gave them what they had to have...." December 03

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Westbrook's fourth straight triple-double carries Thunder past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- If there is one person in the NBA who knows what a motivated Russell Westbrook can do, it's Scott Brooks. The Washington Wizards coach was the lead man in Oklahoma City for seven years before being fired in 2015. So as much as he marveled at the recent triple-double streak..." December 01

  • DeMarcus Cousins admits he, John Wall, and Eric Bledsoe want to play together

    CBS Sports "DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Eric Bledsoe were part of a special group at Kentucky. Even though that team didn't win a title, it was still an incredible collection of talent. It's also a group that really enjoyed playing together and bonded. They've stayed close, even as each have been sent to..." November 29

  • Wizards outlast Kings in OT in foul-filled contest

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- "It was a nasty game from start to finish," is how DeMarcus Cousins described the Sacramento Kings' foul-plagued, turnover-filled meeting with the Washington Wizards on Monday. The Wizards concurred, but at least they walked off the court smiling. Bradley Beal scored 31..." November 28

  • Wizards' Beal fined $15K for grabbing Fournier's throat

    NBA.com "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been fined $15,000 for grabbing at the throat of Orlando Magic guard/forward Evan Fournier, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." November 27

  • Spurs extend win streak to nine, stay unbeaten on road

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Teams playing for extended stretches on the road typically are enthusiastic about returning home. It's more than understandable if the San Antonio Spurs don't share that sentiment. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points as the Spurs won their ninth straight game overall and..." November 26

  • Bradley Beal tries to choke Evan Fournier during scuffle

    USA Today "With a little under eight minutes left in the Magic-Wizards game on Friday night, a scuffle broke out on the court. As the officials were reviewing what had happened, it became apparent that Bradley Beal had grabbed Evan Fournier's neck. The ruling was two double technicals for Fournier and..." November 26

  • Wall helps Wizards seal 94-91 win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- John Wall scored six points of his 26 points in the final two minutes, helping Washington erase a small deficit in the fourth quarter and stave off an Orlando comeback in the Wizards' 94-91 victory over the Magic on Friday night at Amway Center. Wall was everywhere and did..." November 25

  • Ryan Anderson was so certain he’d sign with Wizards this summer, he texted John Wall about it

    Pro Basketball Talk "Entering free agency last summer, the Wizards’ top target was reportedly Ryan Anderson and the Rockets’ top target was reportedly Al Horford. Somewhere along the line, those priorities swapped. As Washington chased Horford – eventually losing him to the Celtics – Anderson signed a four-year,..." November 25

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Beal enjoys career night as Wizards topple Suns

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal got paid this offseason. Not just some, but the maximum allowed for a player entering his fifth NBA season despite numerous injuries throughout his career. Now the Washington Wizards guard is perhaps showing why the investment could pay off. Beal scored a..." November 21

  • Wizards' Morris suffers sprained ankle vs. Heat

    CBS Sports "Morris suffered a sprained right ankle in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Heat and did not return. Morris was not immediately ruled out of Saturday's contest and was considered questionable to return, but he was ultimately held out for the rest of the night after leaving the..." November 20

  • Heat explode on offense in 114-111 victory over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When the Miami Heat were led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, scoring was rarely an issue. Those future Hall of Famers are gone, but at least for one game, the team's point production compared to those glory days. Goran Dragic scored 22 points, Hassan Whiteside had 18 points..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis is ‘great now’ and getting better: Wizards coach

    New York Post "First-year Wizards coach Scott Brooks is ready to place Kristaps Porzingis in the All-Star Game sooner rather than later. “He’s definitely going to be one of the best players in the league very soon,’’ Brooks said before the Wizards handled the Knicks 119-112 at Verizon Center. “He can score..." November 18

  • Wall helps Wizards snap skid against Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Whether or not the NBA calendar suggests it's too early for a must-win game, the Washington Wizards needed one, badly. Thanks to stellar 3-point shooting and an intact starting lineup, they got what they needed. John Wall had 23 points and 11 assists as the Washington Wizards..." November 17

  • Okafor (19 points) lifts Sixers over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers, who have repeatedly let close games slip through their fingers this season, finally hung on Wednesday night. Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 19 points and reserve forward Richaun Holmes made a critical 3-pointer with just over a minute left as the..." November 16

  • Wizards' owner believes there's plenty of time for team to turn things around

    Washington Post "Someone has to win when the 2-7 Wizards visit the 1-9 Sixers on Wednesday in a battle between “The Plan” and “The Process,” and while it would be premature to declare it a “must-win” game for Washington, a loss in Philadelphia in the first game of a back-to-back could be fodder for the second..." November 16

  • Space Jam director: LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The 20-year anniversary of the release of “Space Jam” was on Tuesday, once again sparking discussions about a possible sequel to the movie featuring LeBron James or some other NBA superstar. Joe Pytka, the director of the film, has one very simple thought about “Space Jam 2.” Don’t do it. n..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • NBA shopping a 10-hour Michael Jordan documentary

    Page Six "Michael Jordan — the greatest basketball player of all time — is too big for a normal two-hour biopic. The NBA and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) are shopping a 10-hour authorized documentary about Jordan. Production has not yet started, but the film will mostly be about His Airness’ comeback in..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Bradley Beal shows progress but still day-to-day for Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Bradley Beal is on his way back to the court for the Wizards based on Monday's practice, where he did more of the workout after missing two games because of an injury to his right hamstring. Whether or not Beal will be available when the Wizards play at the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday is..." November 14

  • Gortat: Wizards have one of the worst benches in the NBA

    Basketball Insiders "While (Marcin) Gortat lavished praise on the rookies ((Tomas) Satoransky’s basketball IQ and (Sheldon) McClellan’s fearless defense), he assessed the overall bench with blunt honesty. “What can we do? Well, we’ve got to play better. We’ve got to compete,” Gortat said. “We need energy. We need..." November 13

  • Tomas Satoransky prepares for 2nd career start with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The second start is coming for rookie Tomas Satoransky, with John Wall being held out as a precaution by the Wizards' medical staff for the second time during a back-to-back, and the Chicago Bulls are next. Satoransky already has gotten his feet wet filling Wall's shoes. He started in an 87-86..." November 12

  • John Wall is losing patience with the Washington Wizards

    Philly.com "John Wall is losing it in D.C. His frustration has him on another level, and I'm kind of okay with it. He was ejected twice in two games. He seemed apologetic after the first one, but he demanded respect Wednesday night. Listen, I'd be frustrated too if I was Wall. He is on a short list of..." November 12

  • Bradley Beal still not sure if he will play Friday night

    Washington Times "Bradley Beal is sure of one thing and unsure of another. He knows the not-this-again feeling of another injury is irritating. He does not know if he will play Friday night against the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Washington Wizards’ $128 million shooting guard left Wednesday’s game..." November 11

  • LeBron hits milestone as Cavaliers drub Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Cleveland Cavaliers doused LeBron James with water following his latest record-setting performance and after they poured in one 3-pointer after another against the Washington Wizards. Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and James added 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Cleveland..." November 11

  • Trey Burke: Jazz tried to break me

    Pro Basketball Talk "Trey Burke gradually fell out of favor with the Jazz. First, he lost his starting job to rookie Dante Exum. Then, rookie Raul Neto – far less heralded than Exum, the No. 5 pick – won the starting job over Burke the following year with Exum hurt. Eventually, Utah traded Burke to the..." November 11

  • John Wall demands ‘respect’ after second ejection in two games

    Sportress of Blogitude "Things were already going poorly for John Wall even before he took the court for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Celtics at Verizon Center. The Washington Wizards star then made matters worse. It was announced Wednesday that Wall has fined $25,000 for his conduct in the final minute of..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • Report: Beal's MRI shows no damage, questionable vs. Cavs

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Bradley Beal's right leg injury-- originally called hamstring tightness -- has turned out to be just that following an MRI Thursday morning, CSNmidatlantic.com was told by league sources.The Wizards will list him as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. Beal went down in..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • John Wall Ejected For 2nd Straight Game

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall was ejected for the second straight game as he's showing frustration with the lack of calls he is receiving. In Wednesday's game, Wall committed a flagrant-2 foul with five minutes remaining in the Washington Wizards' 118-93 blowout win of the Boston Celtics. “Just me getting..." November 10

  • Wizards' John Wall fined $25K for 'inappropriate interaction' with referee

    USA Today "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for "inappropriate interaction with a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection," the league announced Wednesday. The incident occurred late in Washington's loss the the..." November 10

  • Wizards turn fast start into 118-93 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter spent the last six years playing home games for two teams at the same arena. The oddity occurred because Washington Wizards and Georgetown, Porter's Alma mater, both use the Verizon Center. Because the former Big East Player of the Year turned in his best NBA performance..." November 09

  • ‘Everybody’s mad’: The Wizards’ slow start has gone from bad to worse

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ 2016-17 season has now spiraled into the absurdity. John Wall can’t even celebrate a lifetime achievement without looking over his shoulder for a possible suspension. On Monday night, Wall became the franchise all-time leader with 3,287 career assists, moving ahead of..." November 08

  • Wizards' John Wall ejected after bumping into official

    USA Today "Washington Wizards guard John Wall was ejected from Monday night's game against the Houston Rockets after he bumped an official and picked up his second technical foul of the game. Down 111-106 with less than a minute left in the game, Wall bumped into official Marc Davis on his way back to the..." November 08

  • Wizards will rest John Wall on back-to-backs until further notice

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After relying heavily on John Wall in the previous game, Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before tipoff vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Friday that he was concerned about wearing down his point guard too much. He won't play Saturday in their first back-to-back of the season vs. the Orlando Magic which..." November 05

  • Wizards break through with first win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards haven't solved all their concerns, but they can breathe easier after finally entering the win column. Bradley Beal scored 28 points, John Wall had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Wizards downed the Atlanta Hawks 95-92 Friday night. Markieff..." November 04

  • Despite no extension for Porter, Wizards intend to re-sign him 'long-term'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Otto Porter doesn't have an extension to his rookie contract with the Wizards, but president Enrie Grunfeld said he has talked with his small forward and intends to keep him next summer when he hits the market. "We had conversations but we want Otto here long-term," Grunfeld told..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Raptors, DeRozan remain on a roll

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Whether with the gold medal-winning USA Basketball team or on his own, DeMar DeRozan put in work this offseason. His NBA opponents are learning just how much. DeRozan continued his season-opening scoring surge with 40 points and the Toronto Raptors continued their..." November 02

  • John Wall Q&A: 'They Still Don't Respect Me'

    SI "John Wall just began his seventh year in the NBA. He's been an All-Star for each of the past three seasons. He puts up 20 and 10 like a reflex. Wherever he goes on offense, open looks follow for everyone else. He's making almost $17 million this year. He's probably one of the 15 best players in..." November 02

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01