Found December 14, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Rashard Lewis says his big-money contract is nothing to be ashamed of. It became fashionable to pick on players like Lewis during the NBA lockout. His six-year, $118 million deal was cited as an example of spending run amok in the league. Such contracts led the owners and players' union to offer each team a one-time amnesty clause once basketball resumed. Lewis expected to be an amnesty case, but the Washington Wizards decided to keep him. They need his veteran leadership on a team brimming with young talent. Also, Lewis says the sore right knee that hampered him last season is better, which means he can go back to being the type of all-around player he was with the Seattle SuperSonics. The Wizards play their first preseason game Friday.

Shelvin Mack fitting into Wizards’ rotation

Washington Wizards rookie point guard Shelvin Mack is learning a new system with a new team and down in the depth chart behind John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s NBA draft. None of those obstacles has the former Butler star discouraged Just check his Twitter account. Virtually every morning he’ll tweet “Think Positive,” and that attitude has been supremely...

Is one-and-done the best option for Nick Young?

Will Nick Young sign a one-year deal and come back to Washington? Will the Wizards take advantage of their ability to give Young more years and money and tie him up long-term? Or will Young jump at the first offer sheet that comes close to what he wants? The preseason opener is Friday and the season opener is less than two weeks away, and time is dwindling for those decisions to...

Kevin Seraphin comfortable with role, language

Last year during training camp, Washington Wizards forward-center Kevin Seraphin was doing all he could to fit into a new team and a new country. The hard part wasn’t necessarily the basketball — although there was an adjustment to the NBA’s physicality — as much as it was processing another language. Read full article >>

Wizards mostly healthy heading into first preseason game

The Washington Wizards emerged from a shortened training camp almost fully healthy with the exception of Trevor Booker, who is nursing a thigh contusion. The second-year forward suffered the injury while playing in Israel during the NBA lockout, and he came back in late October after his stint with Bnei Hasharon so that his physician could examine him. Read full article >>

John Wall Calls Out JaVale In Practice

There’s been a lot of talk coming out of Wizards training camp about leadership and maturity. It looks like John Wall is taking his role on the court seriously. After JaVale McGee got a little lazy during practice, Wall wasn’t afraid to tell his teammate to get moving. grabbed the video and we’ll go to the Post for the play by play. John Wall caught a pass...

Owner Leonsis wants Wizards to be 'destination'

Owner Ted Leonsis believes his Washington Wizards can become a ''destination'' - the sort of NBA team that top players strive to join, no matter what it takes. That will take some time, Leonsis acknowledges. He makes it perfectly clear that the Wizards are still early on in the process of reconstructing around No. 1 overall draft pick John Wall. During a half-hour...

The Wizards did live-band karaoke Wednesday night

There is apparently no video, but here, at least, is photographic evidence that the Wizards took a team journey to Hill Country Barbecue on 7th Street Wednesday night for Rock ‘n Twang live band karaoke. “Shelvin Mack & Chris Singleton delivered a hell of a karaoke performance,” one observer tweeted. “Shelvin and Chris did Spend It remix by 2 Chains & TI. Singleton...

NBA Season Preview: Washington Wizards

Last season: 23-59, the fourth lowest win total in the entire league. Head Coach: Flip Saunders, who may or may not be the best fit for this talented but undisciplined group of young players. Key Departures: None yet, although Nick Young, who improved offensively last season, is a restricted free agent. Michael Lee of the…

Sources: Josh Howard headed to Utah

Josh Howard has decided to leave after two injury-plagued seasons in Washington to join the Utah Jazz, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Howard met with the Jazz in North Carolina and agreed to a deal this afternoon. Terms were not disclosed. He was also considering the Wizards, San Antonio, Portland and New Jersey. Will update with more info soon. Read...

Chris Singleton is Wizards’ all-around defender

When NBA players discuss versatility, it’s normally in reference to playing several positions or scoring from a variety of spots on the court. In Chris Singleton’s case, it means the skill to defend every position, and that’s exactly why the Washington Wizards selected the forward with the 18th pick in the first round of the NBA draft. Read full article >>

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis: ‘We’re here to win’

Washington Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis addressed the media on Thursday afternoon, covering many topics during his roughly half-hour news conference, including elevated expectations for this season, the process of constructing a winner and peering ahead rather than dwelling on past missteps. Read full article >>

DMV: Welcome, Ronny Turiaf

The Wiz added off-the-bench big French man Ronny Turiaf. [Wiz Insider] Your 2011-12 Wizards preseason player power rankings. [Bullets Forever] The Wiz are honoring hard work with a hard hat. [Bullets Forever] If you don’t love Roy Helu already, just read this. [Krem's Sports] Amazing story about a guy leaving prison in a Darrell Green jersey. [Bog] The Skins probably need Rex...

Draft is Wizards' main building block

To a passionate fan base in a basketball town, it seems like it has been a long time since the Washington Wizards were in the playoffs. Actually, it's only been three seasons. General manager Ernie Grunfeld may not be quite ready to predict a playoff run this year, but he ...

Ted Leonsis, youthful Wizards not looking in rearview mirror

Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis opened media day as expected Thursday, with an unfailingly positive attitude about the team and a forward-thinking attitude and approach to the upcoming season. "I was watching a documentary the other day about the founder of the Ferrari race car company," Leonsis said. "He was ...
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