Washington Wizards News and Rumors

  • Wizards, Neal,agree to $2.1M, 1-year deal

    Wizards, Neal,agree to $2.1M, 1-year deal

    nba.com Updated 15 hours ago
    Free-agent shooting guard Gary Neal has agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with the Washington Wizards.
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  • Report: Bucks trade Jared Dudley to Wizards

    Report: Bucks trade Jared Dudley to Wizards

    nba.com Jul 2 (yesterday)
    Moving on after learning they'll lose Paul Pierce as a free agent, the Washington Wizards agreed to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick.
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  • Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

    Is Justin Williams the Caps’ answer to Paul Pierce?

    washingtonpost.com Jul 2 (yesterday)
    A few months ago, my friend Steve — whose primary hobby is telling me how to do my job — suggested a column. He pointed out that the Wizards have often emulated the Caps in recent years: stripping apart a middling roster, rebuilding around young stars, …
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  • Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oub…

    Post Sports Live: Nationals hitting a stride, Wizards draft Oubre

    washingtonpost.com Jun 30 (4 days ago)
    The Washington Post’s Scott Allen and Dan Steinberg and WUSA9’s Dave Owens join host Gene Wang to discuss the Nationals solid performances despite injuries. The panel also analyzes the Wizards’ trade for draft pick Kelly Oubre Jr. and debate whether DeS…
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  • True story: Randy Wittman says the Wizards need a better stretc…

    True story: Randy Wittman says the Wizards need a better stretch 4

    washingtonpost.com Jun 29 (5 days ago)
    The NBA is changing. And the Wizards appear to be changing with it. Even during the playoffs — when the Wizards so often relied on a small-ball lineup, with either Paul Pierce or Drew Gooden playing the stretch 4 — Randy Wittman seemed loathe to talk ab…
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  • Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

    Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

    nba.com Jun 27 (7 days ago)
    Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday.
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  • Kelly Oubre says he’s bleeding Wizard blood

    Kelly Oubre says he’s bleeding Wizard blood

    If, say, four years ago, the Wizards had drafted a precocious teenager coming off a sometimes erratic single season in college who happily noted that his spiky shoes would shut down the NBA draft, that his new team would win a championship, that he has …
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  • Throwback Thursday: Wizards draft John Wall No. 1 overall

    Throwback Thursday: Wizards draft John Wall No. 1 overall

    Five years ago Wednesday, the Wizards drafted a young, dynamic point guard from Kentucky with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft. Their colors were blue, black and bronze-y then and their most recent season, a 28-54 debacle, was the 26th-worst rec…
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  • Every team (Insider)

    Every team (Insider)

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    The Memphis Grizzlies need shooting. Virginia's Justin Anderson can shoot and also defend. "Anderson is big, athletic, can play defense and can shoot....
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  • Post Sports Live: Predictions for the Nationals, previews of Wi…

    Post Sports Live: Predictions for the Nationals, previews of Wizards’ and Capitals’ drafts

    The Washington Post’s Neil Greenberg, Chelsea Janes and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to preview the Nationals’ second half of the season, debate Pete Rose’s place at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, discuss the Wizards and Capitals’ draft needs, an…
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  • Phil Jackson attempts, and fails, to explain why he totally mea…

    Phil Jackson attempts, and fails, to explain why he totally meant to say 'goink'

    yahoo.com Jun 19
    You might recall, with those legendary 2014-15 Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, and Washington Wizards teams owning 2-1 leads in the second round of the playoffs in May, Phil Jackson’s attempt to dance on the grave of the fad known as the “three-pointe…
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  • Gilbert Arenas destroys his own vehicles over lost Netflix pass…

    Gilbert Arenas destroys his own vehicles over lost Netflix password, sort of

    Noted eccentric Gilbert Arenas is back in the news, for extremely Gilbert Arenas reasons. The former Wizards star has long had a rocky relationship with on-and-off partner and co-parent Laura Govan; who can forget when he claimed “someone” killed his sh…
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  • Listen to the new rap song about Bryce Harper

    Listen to the new rap song about Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper’s name is dropped in Wale’s 2012 song “Change Up.” Now the Nationals outfielder is the subject of an entire rap song. DJ Chris Styles of WPGC 95.5 and Fresh 94.7, who graduated from DeMatha and American, collaborated with Jake Sinatra and D…
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  • Otto Porter is your 2015 ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool’ MVP

    Otto Porter is your 2015 ‘Shaqtin’ a Fool’ MVP

    When Otto Porter Jr. lost track of his man on defense in a March game against the Bulls, he didn’t just allow Tony Snell to launch a wide-open three-pointer, he made history. According to NBA TV on Wednesday, the Wizards small forward received more vote…
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  • Beal, Faried, Ibaka to play in NBA's Africa game

    Beal, Faried, Ibaka to play in NBA's Africa game

    nba.com Jun 9
    Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and forward Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets will play in the NBA's exhibition game in South Africa this summer.
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  • Paul Pierce sort of sounds like he’s not done with the Wizards …

    Paul Pierce sort of sounds like he’s not done with the Wizards quite yet

    Paul Pierce hasn’t said what he plans to do next season, and in fact has said virtually nothing publicly since his melancholy postgame remarks the night the Wizards’ season ended. David Aldridge reported that many around the league believe Pierce will o…
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  • Wizards' Wall kicked off flight after disturbance

    Wizards' Wall kicked off flight after disturbance

    nba.com May 29
    Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported.
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  • Colin Cowherd rails against John Wall again, this time for Las …

    Colin Cowherd rails against John Wall again, this time for Las Vegas plane incident

    If it’s a day ending in “y,” there’s a good chance ESPN’s Colin Cowherd will talk about John Wall and that time the Wizards point guard did the Dougie in 2010. Friday was such a day. Cowherd, who earlier this month said he’d choose to build a franchise …
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  • Remember when the Wizards hired Tom Thibodeau?

    Remember when the Wizards hired Tom Thibodeau?

    The Chicago Bulls announced Coach Tom Thibodeau’s firing on Thursday with a harshly worded press release. Thibodeau was 255-139 with Chicago and led the Bulls to the playoffs in each of his five seasons. His dismissal makes the Wizards’ Randy Wittman th…
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  • Jose Andres attempts to woo Paul Pierce with food

    Jose Andres attempts to woo Paul Pierce with food

    .@paulpierce34 if you stay with us @WashWizards Sir one more season I personally will cook for you,1 night a month.. — José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) May 28, 2015 Now, that is an offer that’s tough to refuse. The celebrity chef, life-saver and Wizards fa…
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  • Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant w…

    Anonymous NBA player is reportedly ‘pretty sure’ Kevin Durant will join the Wizards

    Well, we have eight days to kill until the NBA Finals start, how about some shameless rumor-mongering? Okay, there are those Game 7s in the NHL to watch, but in terms of hoops, this is a bleak time, and a sports blogger’s gotta do what a sports blogger’…
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  • When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new…

    When it comes to Racing Presidents, is Thomas Jefferson the new Teddy?

    As the Wizards and Caps wrapped up their seasons, and as the Nats embarked on a historic hot streak, we all may have missed one of the biggest stories of the month: something seems to be going on with the Nats’ Racing Presidents races. Something untowar…
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  • David Aldridge suggests Wizards take a run at Kevin Love

    David Aldridge suggests Wizards take a run at Kevin Love

    As the Washington Wizards wait for 37-year-old Paul Pierce to decide whether to exercise his $5.5 million player option to return to D.C. for a second season, TNT analyst David Aldridge suggested that it’s time for Coach Randy Wittman, General Manager E…
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  • Wizards teammates angry John Wall left off all-NBA teams

    Wizards teammates angry John Wall left off all-NBA teams

    Wizards fans harboring displaced anger over the season’s premature end weren’t the only ones venting about John Wall’s omission from this year’s all-NBA teams. Wall’s teammates were also less than pleased. Damn?? No @JohnWall #allnba ?? Crazy!!! — Marci…
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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.

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    Jul 1
    Guard Iman Shumpert has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he confirmed on social media Wednesday.
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