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New Wizards coach Brooks: Focus not on Durant

New Wizards coach Brooks: Focus not on Durant

nba.com Updated Apr 27 (4 days ago)
New Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks was surprised it took so long to get the question. Almost 15 minutes into his introductory news conference he was asked, "Let's get this out of the way: Are you going to bring Kevin Durant here?"
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  • Wizards hire Scott Brooks as head coach

    Wizards hire Scott Brooks as head coach

    nba.com Apr 26 (5 days ago)
    Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that Scott Brooks has been hired as the team's new head coach. Brooks will become the 24th head coach in franchise history. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
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  • Kevin Durant Reportedly Won’t Sign With The Wizards Precisely B…

    Kevin Durant Reportedly Won’t Sign With The Wizards Precisely Because It’s Where He Grew Up

    dimemag.com Apr 22
    Getty Image The Oklahoma City Thunder blew out the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night to take a 2-1 series lead in their opening-round playoff matchup. Yet even though Billy Donovan’s team is a serious threat to win the title this year, many are still s…
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  • Report: Wizards, Brooks agree on five-year deal

    Report: Wizards, Brooks agree on five-year deal

    Scott Brooks is on his way to Washington, the latest move made by the Wizards that could have the added benefit of enticing Kevin Durant to return home this summer.
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  • BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Ce…

    BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics

    yahoo.com Apr 15
    One of the wackier NBA regular seasons in history is over, for better or worse, and the two-month playoff run is set to begin. With the first round upon us, the minds at Ball Don't Lie decided to preview each series. Here's our look at the No. 4-seeded …
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  • Wizards Twitter will miss Randy Wittman’s face

    Wizards Twitter will miss Randy Wittman’s face

    The Wizards made Randy Wittman’s firing official on Thursday, marking the end of a surprisingly successful four-plus-season run that included Washington’s first trips to the second round of the playoffs since 2005 and an endless supply of #WittmanFaces.…
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  • The Wizards Were Embarrassing Failures This Season, Thank God

    The Wizards Were Embarrassing Failures This Season, Thank God

    deadspin.com Apr 12
    If 2015-16 hasn’t quite been a disaster for the Washington Wizards—nobody pulled a loaded gun on a teammate in the locker room, so far as I know—it certainly has been a complete waste. They were supposed to be one of the East’s better teams; instead the…
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  • The Washington Wizards Are Pretty Bad At Making John Wall Bobbl…

    The Washington Wizards Are Pretty Bad At Making John Wall Bobbleheads

    dimemag.com Apr 11
    Getty Image The Washington Wizards have been a disappointing bunch this season, primarily because they missed the playoffs despite having John Wall, one of the best point guards in the NBA, on their team. Even if he couldn’t drag them to the playoffs, t…
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  • Thomas Robinson Rose Up For A Filthy Put-Back Jam On Marcin Gor…

    Thomas Robinson Rose Up For A Filthy Put-Back Jam On Marcin Gortat

    dimemag.com Apr 6
    Poor Marcin Gortat. There really wasn’t much he could do about this one. After playing solid defense on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the Wizards big man incorrectly thought he had an easy rebound…until Thomas Robinson flew in out of nowhere for the nasty pu…
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  • Wizards' Wall out with sore right knee against Nets

    Wizards' Wall out with sore right knee against Nets

    nba.com Apr 6
    Wizards point guard John Wall has a sore right knee and will not play against Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
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  • Somehow, the Wizards found a way to make their fans feel worse …

    Somehow, the Wizards found a way to make their fans feel worse this season

    How do you disappoint a fanbase weaned on disappointment? How do you disgust a group of loonies whose past 35 years should have left them immune from disgust? You give them a sliver of hope. A sniff of promise. A tingling that maybe, finally, Washington…
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  • Blake Griffin knocks off the rust while CP3 knocks off the Wiza…

    Blake Griffin knocks off the rust while CP3 knocks off the Wizards

    yahoo.com Apr 3
    After being on the sideline since Christmas, it was to be expected that Blake Griffin would look a bit out of sorts as he made his return to the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup for the team's Sunday matinee meeting with the Washington Wizards. You don't sp…
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  • Of all the terrible Wizards losses this season, these five were…

    Of all the terrible Wizards losses this season, these five were the worst

    This excruciating Wizards season is nearing its end, with the playoffs appearing ever more unlikely. At 36-39, the Wizards would probably have to finish 6-1 to even have a shot at the postseason, and that might still leave them a game or two short. Many…
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  • The Sacramento Kings are a silly, sarcastic mess. Again.

    The Sacramento Kings are a silly, sarcastic mess. Again.

    The Sacramento Kings’ latest bit of ha-ha came late in the team’s win over the similarly embarrassing Washington Wizards on Wednesday. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] With the win in hand, DeMarcus Cousins and R…
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  • Bradley Beal spares no feelings in summing up the frustrating W…

    Bradley Beal spares no feelings in summing up the frustrating Wiz

    yahoo.com Mar 31
    Coming off a second straight trip to the second round of the playoffs scuttled largely due to a significant mid-postseason injury to their best player, the Washington Wizards entered the 2015-16 season expecting to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a run for…
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  • Marcin Gortat’s one-word tweet is the new low of this Wizards s…

    Marcin Gortat’s one-word tweet is the new low of this Wizards season

    Bradley Beal spoke his mind in the Wizards’ locker room after Washington lost a game it needed to win on Wednesday in Sacramento. “To me, it felt like we gave up,” said Beal, who led the Wizards with 24 points in a 120-111 loss to the lowly Kings. “I gu…
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  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
  • Video - Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards 01:10

    Paul Leads Clippers Past Wizards

    Mar 20
    Chris Paul scored 30 points and had 15 assists in the Clippers' 113-99 win over the Wizards.
  • Video - Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers 01:44

    Wall, Beal Lift Wizards Past Blazers

    Mar 16
    John Wall and Bradley Beal combined to score 44 points in the Wizards' 105-97 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:51

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 16
    Check out the top plays from the night in the NBA, including LeBron James' bug dunk.