Washington Wizards News and Rumors

Nick Young’s Anticipated Post-Kobe Life On Hold – He’s Out With…

Nick Young’s Anticipated Post-Kobe Life On Hold – He’s Out With Ankle Sprain

dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
Nick Young has a plan for the Los Angeles Lakers now that Kobe Bryant is sidelined for the season’s remainder. Unfortunately for all of us, he’ll have to wait a bit for the chance to execute it. Swaggy P has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the…
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Post Sports Live: Super Bowl storylines

    Post Sports Live: Super Bowl storylines

    washingtonpost.com 4 hours ago
    The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg, Mike Hume and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to preview Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, list priorities for new Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry, and analyze how…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Maryland’s Dez Wells considers former high school teammate John…

    Maryland’s Dez Wells considers former high school teammate John Wall a big brother

    washingtonpost.com 7 hours ago
    The Big Ten Network’s latest episode of “The Journey” – a weekly, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of college basketball’s best conferences — featured two of the D.C. area’s biggest playmakers in Maryland guard Dez Wells and Wizards all-star John W…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • What NBA team does Michael Vick like? All of them.

    What NBA team does Michael Vick like? All of them.

    washingtonpost.com 10 hours ago
    Last week, Michael Vick went to Verizon Center to see the Wizards play the Thunder. And when he later mentioned that visit on social media, he seemed to be showing some sympathy for the home team. Which seemed neat. I went to check my hometown Wizards o…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Paul Pierce needles Nuggets with postgame thanks

    Paul Pierce needles Nuggets with postgame thanks

    washingtonpost.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    The Wizards beat the Nuggets in overtime Sunday night. But the Nuggets certainly had their chances to win. Kenneth Faried missed two free throws with less than two seconds left in regulation and the score tied. And Ty Lawson missed a short little jumper…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Kobe Bryant confirms that he wanted to join Michael Jordan and …

    Kobe Bryant confirms that he wanted to join Michael Jordan and the Wizards

    yahoo.com dimemag.com ESPN.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    When Michael Jordan’s two-year contract to play basketball for the Washington Wizards expired at the end of the 2002-03 season, it was assumed by many that Jordan would be asked to return to his role as the Wizards’ president of basketball operations an…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Watch John Wall’s Between-The-Legs Assist To Gortat

    Watch John Wall’s Between-The-Legs Assist To Gortat

    dimemag.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    The Eastern Conference’s starting guard in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, John Wall, withstood Ty Lawson (31 points, 12 dimes) and helped his Wizards beat a frisky Nuggets team, 117-115, last night. His double-double was the biggest reason why, with 19 poi…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Wizards dramatic win in Denver damn near killed Steve Buckhantz…

    Wizards dramatic win in Denver damn near killed Steve Buckhantz and Randy Wittman

    washingtonpost.com Jan 26 (yesterday)
    The Wizards tried like crazy to give away Sunday night’s win over Denver in the final moments of overtime. A five-point Washington lead became a two-point lead on a Nuggets three-pointer with less than five seconds left. Paul Pierce then inbounded the b…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Aldridge's surprise return suits Blazers in win

    Aldridge's surprise return suits Blazers in win

    ESPN.com nba.com dimemag.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after he said he was going to have thumb surgery and recorded 26 points and nine rebounds in Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • adidas Unveils J Wall 1 NYC “All-Star” Edition

    adidas Unveils J Wall 1 NYC “All-Star” Edition

    dimemag.com Jan 23 (4 days ago)
    John Wall was named a starter for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game yesterday. On cue, adidas introduced the J Wall 1 “All-Star” colorway for the event. This is Wall’s first starting nod after making his first All-Star team as a reserve last year. The Wizards …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Marcin Gortat received more all-star votes than Kevin Durant

    Marcin Gortat received more all-star votes than Kevin Durant

    washingtonpost.com Jan 22 (5 days ago)
    Remember when Kevin Durant dunked all over Marcin Gortat on Wednesday night? Yeah, well, the Wizards’ big man just hammered one home over the Thunder superstar in a surprising arena: final voting for the NBA All-Star Game. Marcin Gortat got more All-Sta…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Sorry Wizards fans, Thunder supporters say Kevin Durant isn’t l…

    Sorry Wizards fans, Thunder supporters say Kevin Durant isn’t leaving OKC

    washingtonpost.com Jan 22 (5 days ago)
    Amid all the KD2DC hype, it’s easy to forget that as happy as a Kevin Durant homecoming in 2016 would make Wizards fans, the D.C. native’s possible departure from Oklahoma City via free agency would leave an entire fan base feeling spurned. Light blue T…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • KD2DC movement sweeps the Verizon Center for Wizards-Thunder

    KD2DC movement sweeps the Verizon Center for Wizards-Thunder

    washingtonpost.com Jan 22 (5 days ago)
    A large contingent of Wizards fans showed their love for D.C. native Kevin Durant on Wednesday at Verizon Center and the Oklahoma City Thunder forward reminded everyone why it’s all right to get at least a little excited about the possibility of him ret…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Brandon Jennings' career- and NBA-season-high 21 assists push P…

    Brandon Jennings' career- and NBA-season-high 21 assists push Pistons past Magic

    yahoo.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    Throughout the first half of the 2014-15 season, the three best point guards in the Eastern Conference have been Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. Reasonable people can disagree …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Westbrook lays in the OT winner in Durant's D.C. homecoming

    Westbrook lays in the OT winner in Durant's D.C. homecoming

    yahoo.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    All eyes were on Kevin Durant for the Oklahoma City Thunder's visit to Washington on Wednesday to face the Wizards at the Verizon Center. The D.C.-area native has been heavily rumored as a potential acquisition of his hometown team when he becomes a fre…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Bryant Wanted To Be MJ's Teammate 03:38

    Bryant Wanted To Be MJ's Teammate

    Jan 26
    Washington Post reporter Michael Lee discusses Kobe Bryant's desire to join Michael Jordan while he was playing with the Washington Wizards.
  • Video - Wizards Best Nuggets In OT 02:06

    Wizards Best Nuggets In OT

    Jan 25
    John Wall scored 19 points with 16 assists and the Wizards topped Nuggets 117-115 in overtime.
  • Video - Aldridge Returns, Blazers Top Wiz 01:28

    Aldridge Returns, Blazers Top Wiz

    Jan 24
    LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in Portland's 103-96 win over Washington.
  • Video - 'SportCenter' Not Top Plays 02:16

    'SportCenter' Not Top Plays

    Jan 23
    Check out the worst plays from this past week, including LeBron James' air ball during a foul shot.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - LeBron needs the occasional break

    Jan 27
    While Kobe Bryant provides the cautionary tale, the Cavs would be wise to emulate the Spurs' management of Tim Duncan for LeBron James, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Brooklyn Nets evaluating future of Lionel Hollins, players

    Jan 26
    The Brooklyn Nets, increasingly worried about a recent lack of competitiveness, have launched an in-season evaluation of various facets of the team, including new coach Lionel Hollins, according to league sources.
  • Sources -- Dallas Mavericks confident they will eventually sign veteran ce…

    Jan 26
    The Dallas Mavericks are confident they are inching closer to the eventual signing of veteran center Jermaine O'Neal, according to team sources.
  • NBA - Adande: Kobe Bryant pays price for what greatness requires

    Jan 24
    The pursuit of greatness made Kobe Bryant push his body to the brink, writes J.A. Adande.