Found December 15, 2011 on Washington Post:
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 important in his development during his first professional training camp, albeit compressed because of the lockout. Read full article >>

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preseason open thread: Wizards vs. 76ers

The Washington Wizards open the preseason tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers at Verizon Center with new uniforms and they hope a fresh, winning attitude. Discuss the game — and the new look — in the comments below. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with Michael Lee (MrMichaelLee) and Gene Wang (@gene_wang). Read full article >>

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...

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 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...

What to Watch: Sixers Open Preseason In Washington

The games don't count until December 26th, but no one appears to have told anyone on the Sixers that. Talking to players during Media Day on Wednesday, it was clear that this team has one objective going into tonight's game against the Washington Wizards: win the game. "Preseason games, we're trying to win. We're trying to win every game," said Jrue Holiday...

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…

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 ...

Video: John Wall Shows Off The Bounce Against The Philadelphia 76ers

  The NBA preseason got underway tonight with Bulls/Pacers, Cavs/Pistons, Hornets/Grizzlies, and Wizards/Sixers. Washington Wizards point guard John Wall fought nagging injuries to his left foot and right knee during his first season that limited the speed and quickness we had become accustomed to seeing from him. Over the summer in exhibition games Wall seemed [...]
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