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Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Final…

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

dimemag.com Updated Jul 30 (yesterday)
The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing…
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  • Marcin Gortat brings us inside his fortress of solitude: 'I loo…

    Marcin Gortat brings us inside his fortress of solitude: 'I look at a white wall and contemplate'

    yahoo.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    After inking a lucrative five-year contract this month to return to the Washington Wizards, you might imagine that the rest of Marcin Gortat's summer would be dominated by rest, relaxation and the sort of high-rolling vacationing that a $60 million deal…
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  • Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    dimemag.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the…
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  • Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own

    Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own

    ESPN.com Jul 29 (3 days ago)
    Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what John Wall does or does not n…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what John Wall does or does not need to do to help the Wizards' offense

    yahoo.com Jul 25 (7 days ago)
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Fancy Stats. In which Neil Greenberg s…
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  • Wall added to U.S. World Cup roster

    Wall added to U.S. World Cup roster

    nba.com dimemag.com ESPN.com Jul 25 (7 days ago)
    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer's World Cup of Basketball.
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  • Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

    Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

    dimemag.com Jul 24
    Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for t…
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  • Paul Pierce’s arrival means the Wizards remain great at acquiri…

    Paul Pierce’s arrival means the Wizards remain great at acquiring aging scorers

    When the Wizards acquired Paul Pierce, I thought the team solidified its roster without handicapping itself financially or restricting future options. The Wizards limited the fallout from losing Trevor Ariza, added a veteran who won’t be afraid to shoot…
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  • Pics: Wizards Unveil New Navy Alternate Jersey

    Pics: Wizards Unveil New Navy Alternate Jersey

    The Washington Wizards — in conjunction with adidas and the NBA — released a teaser of their new alternate uniforms on Tuesday, with the navy blue and red color blocking at the top and “Washington” listed on the front. The new navy color also adorns the…
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  • Kevin Durant represents the ‘Beard gang’ in Instagram photo

    Kevin Durant represents the ‘Beard gang’ in Instagram photo

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward and P.G. County native Kevin Durant posted the photo below to Instagram on Tuesday. “Beard gang,” reads the caption. Is this a sign that Durant intends to reunite with former teammate James Harden in Houston — not come home…
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  • Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

    Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

    dimemag.com Jul 22
    With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed. The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference la…
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  • Wizards move training camp from George Mason to Verizon Center

    Wizards move training camp from George Mason to Verizon Center

    After holding training camps at George Mason University for three of the past four seasons, the Wizards will move their camp back to Verizon Center this fall, a source confirmed. The news was first reported by Comcast SportsNet’s J. Michael. The Wizards…
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  • Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. wins summer league MVP and rice cakes

    Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. wins summer league MVP and rice cakes

    The Wizards’ Las Vegas Summer League tournament title hopes were dashed Sunday with a 74-62 loss to Sacramento in the semifinals, but second-year players Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter were recognized after the game for their performances at the 11-day e…
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  • Wizards acquire Humphries from Celtics

    Wizards acquire Humphries from Celtics

    nba.com Jul 19
    The Washington Wizards have acquired forward Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics for a protected 2015 second-round draft pick.
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  • Veteran Pierce officially joins Wizards

    Veteran Pierce officially joins Wizards

    nba.com Jul 17
    The Washington Wizards have officially signed veteran forward Paul Pierce.
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  • Marcin Gortat’s amusing reaction to Kris Humphries joining the …

    Marcin Gortat’s amusing reaction to Kris Humphries joining the Wizards

    Many Americans tap dance around matters of race. Marcin Gortat also does this, except with exploding pudding-filled whoopee cushions attached to his tap shoes. You’ll recall that Gortat made an observation when the Wizards traded away Jan Vesely last wi…
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  • Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser ponder the Wizards’ possible pu…

    Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser ponder the Wizards’ possible pursuit of Kevin Durant

    Lost amid last Friday’s news that LeBron James was returning to Cleveland was the announcement that Randy Wittman and the Wizards hired David Adkins as a player development assistant to replace Ryan Saunders. Adkins, 50, was an assistant women’s basketb…
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  • Free-agent roundup: LeBron's shooting buddies head to Cleveland…

    Free-agent roundup: LeBron's shooting buddies head to Cleveland, Wizards add frontcourt depth and more

    yahoo.com Jul 16
    While we're still seeing some larger contracts, like the ones agreed to by Dwyane Wade and Lance Stephenson, the smaller-scale deals continue to trickle in. Let's run through some of them, starting where everything seems to be starting in the NBA right …
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  • Rudy Gay on why he won’t leave Sacramento for the Wizards

    Rudy Gay on why he won’t leave Sacramento for the Wizards

    Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, but the Baltimore native said there’s no way he’ll return home and play for the Wizards. “I’d have way too many ticket requests,” Gay told For The Win. “I’d have …
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  • Wizards get Blair in sign-and-trade with Mavs

    Wizards get Blair in sign-and-trade with Mavs

    ESPN.com Jul 16
    The Washington Wizards will acquire veteran forward DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, according to sources close to the process.
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  • Wizards will have both alternate jerseys and ‘Los Wizards’ thre…

    Wizards will have both alternate jerseys and ‘Los Wizards’ threads in 2014

    There’s been a lot of NBA uniform news going around the internet over the last 24 hours, and some of it has Wizards implications. This whole wave of news comes via a copy of the NBA/adidas 2015 apparel catalog, which someone posted online this week. Som…
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  • Reports: Busy Wizards re-sign veteran Gooden

    Reports: Busy Wizards re-sign veteran Gooden

    ESPN.com Jul 16
    The Washington Wizards have re-signed veteran forward Drew Gooden to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
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  • Video - Wizards Beat Spurs In Triple OT 00:26

    Wizards Beat Spurs In Triple OT

    Jul 19
    Otto Porter Jr. scored 27 points in the Wizards' 95-94 triple-overtime win over the Spurs.
  • Video - Wizards Hold Off Heat 00:49

    Wizards Hold Off Heat

    Jul 15
    Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. combined to score 43 points in the Wizards' 85-83 win over the Heat in summer league action.
  • Video - Ariza Signs With Rockets 00:32

    Ariza Signs With Rockets

    Jul 12
    ESPN's Amin Elhassan breaks down what Trevor Ariza brings to the Rockets.
  • Video - Mr. Pierce Heads To Washington 00:38

    Mr. Pierce Heads To Washington

    Jul 12
    ESPN's Marc Stein discusses the Wizards' acquisition of Paul Pierce.

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