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Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

dimemag.com Updated 15 hours ago
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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  • The Wizards planned a black alternate road uniform for 1999

    The Wizards planned a black alternate road uniform for 1999

    washingtonpost.com 20 hours ago
    The Wizards unveiled their first alternate uniforms since 2006 on Tuesday and the response to the navy shorts and jerseys has been mostly positive. With red (home) and white (road) uniforms already in the rotation, it made sense to add a blue as opposed…
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  • Wizards move training camp from George Mason to Verizon Center

    Wizards move training camp from George Mason to Verizon Center

    washingtonpost.com 20 hours ago
    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

    washingtonpost.com nba.com Jul 21 (yesterday)
    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 (4 days ago)
    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 (6 days ago)
    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

    washingtonpost.com ESPN.com Jul 17 (6 days ago)
    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

    washingtonpost.com Jul 17 (6 days ago)
    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 (6 days ago)
    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

    washingtonpost.com Jul 16 (7 days ago)
    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 (7 days ago)
    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

    washingtonpost.com Jul 16 (7 days ago)
    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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  • Wizards send Ariza to Houston in three-team trade

    Wizards send Ariza to Houston in three-team trade

    nba.com Jul 15
    Houston's attempts at landing a third offensive threat this NBA offseason finally paid off in the return of forward Trevor Ariza.
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  • Trevor Booker leaves Wizards with final cereal interview

    Trevor Booker leaves Wizards with final cereal interview

    I spent some time with Trevor Booker during his first Summer League appearance with the Wizards, and talked to him a number of times since then. He is — and the Wizards media corps would agree — one of the most thoughtful and interesting people you will…
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  • Stephen A. Smith Believes Kevin Durant Could End Up With Wizard…

    Stephen A. Smith Believes Kevin Durant Could End Up With Wizards

    Kevin Durant will hit free agency as an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. It’s still two years away, but that hasn’t stopped talking heads from getting a head start on the speculation. On Monday, Stephen A. Smith went on ESPN’s “Inside The …
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  • Jazz bring on Booker with multiyear deal

    Jazz bring on Booker with multiyear deal

    ESPN.com Jul 15
    The Utah Jazz have signed forward Trevor Booker away from the Washington Wizards.
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  • Washington Wizards in talks with Dallas Mavericks to acquire De…

    Washington Wizards in talks with Dallas Mavericks to acquire DeJuan Blair

    ESPN.com Jul 13
    The Washington Wizards are in talks with the Dallas Mavericks about a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land veteran forward/center DeJuan Blair with the Wizards, according to sources close to the process.
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  • Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

    Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

    After one year in Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is moving on to the Washington Wizards, Marc Stein of ESPN first reported last night. He has agreed to sign for two years and close to $11 million after Trevor Ariza had moved on from the Wiz to join the Rockets. …
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  • Marcin Gortat: Wizards eyeing a division title

    Marcin Gortat: Wizards eyeing a division title

    The Wizards/Bullets franchise last won a division title in 1979. None of last year’s starters were alive at the time. It’s one thing not to win a league title in an organization with 20 or 30 teams. But for much of the past 35 years, Washington was comp…
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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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  • Dallas Mavericks in serious talks with free agent Jameer Nelson

    Jul 22
    The Dallas Mavericks are hosting free agent Jameer Nelson on a recruiting visit Thursday as part of ongoing negotiations with the former Orlando Magic point guard, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Chicago Bulls join Cleveland Cavaliers in Kevin Love trade push

    Jul 22
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
  • Chicago Bulls join Cleveland Cavaliers in Kevin Love trade push

    Jul 22
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
  • NBA: Why San Antonio Spurs won summer too

    Jul 21
    While LeBron took his talents back north, the Spurs showed why retaining is the new improving in the NBA.