Found December 15, 2011 on Pro Basketball Talk:
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…

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...

Wizards set to play and add Maurice Evans

Coach Flip Saunders plans to strike a balance between leaning heavily on his expected rotation players and giving his young players an opportunity to contribute when the Wizards play their first preseason game today against the Philadelphia 76ers. With just two preseason games, the coaching staff doesn’t have much time to evaluate talent and also has to get prepared for the New...

Big deal doesn't mean amnesty for Wizards' Lewis

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...

Maurice Evans returning to Wizards

Maurice Evans has agreed to come back to Washington for a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. The deal is contingent upon Evans passing his physical. The Wizards were hoping to add a veteran small forward to one of the league’s youngest teams and had been in frequent communication with Evans’s agent, Roger Montgomery...

Wizards get a new look and new optimism

John Wall took a glance down at his Wizards uniform, looked back up and grinned. The Wizards have abandoned the blue, gold and black look that came to represent the past three lottery seasons and gone to a new, retro look that hearkens back to the old Bullets look. “I like the new colors. Compared to what the court used to look like, its different, more exciting,” Wall said...

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 >>

Wizards Rookies Rock Karaoke

When word hit Twitter that the Wizards were at Hill Country BBQ in Chinatown doing live band karaoke, we thought one thing: How fast can we get there? It turns out that it was a rookie hazing exercise, and anyone with the good fortune of being there on a random Wednesday night was treated to a fun surprise. SB Nation has the breakdown of what each new player sang, and we’re...

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...

Wizards Re-Sign Maurice Evans

Maurice Evans averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Wizards last season.

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 ...

John Wall has ‘terrible’ showing in preseason opener, Flip Saunders says

Point guard John Wall is the player around whom the Washington Wizards are pinning their fortunes, and as such, the team routinely goes as he does. In the preseason opener on Friday night at Verizon Center, Wall shot 3 for 12 and turned over the ball six times with just three assists in 26 minutes. Thus the Wizards lost badly to Philadelphia, 103-78, before a crowd of 11,419 in a...

Wizards open preseason with lackluster performance, blowout loss to 76ers

Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders didn't mince words when it came to the 103-78 drubbing at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers during his team's preseason home opener at Verizon Center on Friday night. "I was disappointed with our main guys. They got their [butts] kicked out there," Saunders said. ...
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