Found December 23, 2011 on Larry Brown Sports:
The NBA season is still two days away from tipping off, but we already know the player who is most committed to his team this season. Expectations are high in New York, but it’s not Amar’e Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony. LeBron James desperately needs to win his first NBA championship, but it’s not him, either. Derrick Rose signed a fresh contract and is always willing to put the Bulls on his back, but even he has nothing on Wizards forward Andray Blatche. “I told my teammates I’m going to give you 100 percent out of me every game,” Blatche said earlier this week according to the Washington Post. “I’m willing to die for this.” Kevin Garnett can talk all the trash he wants to Andre, but he won’t match that type of intensity — at least on paper. Blatche was one of the Wizards’ better players last season, as he averaged more than 16 points and eight rebounds per game. Aside from that and the play of John Wall, the Wizards were one of the league’s worst teams. They finished with a br

Why is the Wizards’ Andray Blatche ‘willing to die for this’?

Andray Blatche was probably a little over the top when he expressed his commitment to making the Wizards a better team last week on media day. An impassioned Blatche explained that his days of coming short of expectations are behind him and he vowed to be a better teammate with a somewhat uncomfortable comment. Read full article >>

Wizards’ Nick Young ends protest against Michael Jordan

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NBA Free Agency Unkind To Adam Morrison. Spain, Italy Next Options?

Believe it or not, but Adam Morrison had a good thing going for Red Star Belgrade in Serbia before deciding to leave the team in late November to test the NBA free agency waters. He should have stayed put. Before Morrison was let out of his contract in a “good faith” gesture by Red Star Belgrade, he averaged 15.5 points per game and was regaining both form and confidence in...

Jordan Crawford on front of ESPN

Bill Simmon's 12 day's a christmas is all about his fantasy hoops league and features jcraw on the front page with a great picture. In short, the league takes into account the player's actual NBA salary, so this made jcraw of added value. Here is what he says about him: For one thing, Justin's favorite pick this year was Wizards guard Jordan Crawford ($1.122m...

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Eddie Jordan Joins the Ranks of High School Coaches

Former Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan is coaching in the area again - at Carroll High School. (Picture courtesy of Getty Images.)

Flip Saunders wants players to understand their roles

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Jordan Joins High School Coaching Ranks

Former Washington Wizards head coach Eddie Jordan is coaching in the area again - at Carroll High School. (Picture courtesy of Getty Images.)


The Washington Wizards' award-winning docu-series "Wizards Magazine-The Journey," is set to premiere on Comcast SportsNet on Saturday, December 24, at 9:30 a.m.
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