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As you know by now, unless you tuned out sometime in 2008, the Wizards have the second-worst record in the NBA. This is because they are the dregs, you see.
But with great losing comes great draft positioning, which hasn’t meant a whole hell of a lot for the Wiz these past few years. In 2009, it meant trading the No. 5/Ricky Rubio pick for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. In ‘10, it meant hitting the jackpot and landing John Wall. And in ‘11, it meant Jan Vesely at No. 6. So, yeah, don’t get your hopes up too high, Wiz fans.
This year’s lottery seems pretty well-stocked, though, especially with college players, a handful of which are playing this weekend. Mike Prada over at Bullets Forever handicapped the top 10 prospects for the Wiz, so I’ll point you there as well as excerpting his capsules for the five guys playing in tomorrow night’s Final Four games:
1. Anthony Davis: The thing that’s amazing about Davis is that, for someone who swats so many shots, his foul rate is absurdly low. [...
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Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton isn't strapped for cash, but that isn't deterring him from trying to earn a few more bucks.
Well, maybe more than just a few bucks.
How about over $500 million?
That's what Singleton has his eyes on after posting on Twitter Wednesday night that he spent $10,000 on Mega Millions tickets. The jackpot has reached a world record...
I’ve always wondered how professional athletes blow through money at an alarming pace. Sure, you can point toward the big ticket items that litter their castles, and later are thrown up for auction to help pay off creditors. However, it’s the small things that usually get them. For example, Allen Iverson purchased new clothes in each city he traveled to, rather than pack a suit...
The Wizards have been slapped around by the Philadelphia 76ers this season, as they’ve been beat by 31, 13 and then 20 points so far.
Well, last night, the Wizards decided that enough was enough and that it was time to punch them back.
After a slow start to the game in the first quarter, the Wizards saw Trevor Booker go to the locker room in some visible pain, and one might believe...
The Mega Million jackpot is up to $640 million. For one Washington Wizards rookie, that’s incentive enough for him to drop $10,000 on a few tickets. Chris Singleton makes $1.5 million in his first season with the Wizards but the allure of coming up on close to half a billion (after taxes and all that [...]
Cartier Martin tied a career high with 20 points in his second game under a 10-day contract, and the Washington Wizards built a big lead and held on to it for a change, breaking a five-game losing streak Friday night with a 97-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The loss knocked Philadelphia, at least temporarily, out of first place in the Atlantic Division, pending the result of...
Wizards vs. 76ers
March 30, 2012 – Verizon Center
Williams / Young
After coming up just short again and again, the suddenly stingy Washington Wizards knocked off one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference their last time out.
In contrast, they haven't been able to slow down the Toronto Raptors during their last few visits to the Air Canada Centre.
Looking to post back-to-back victories for just the second time this season, Washington...
Wizards vs. Pacers
March 29, 2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Once I started to realize that I might be able to afford tickets to the Garden this season, the question of which game to attend came up. I scoured the Celtics home schedule, however I wasn't seeking out LAL, MIA, CHI, or NYK. No, I was looking for something that no Boston fan has looked forward to since 2007: "MIN."
Why did I want to see the Minnesota Timberwolves...
MINNEAPOLIS Dressed in street clothes on the Timberwolves' bench, Nikola Pekovic must be in pain. There's the sharp hurt of the bone spurs in his right ankle, but there's also a duller ache, the pain that comes with sitting and watching, being unable to stop his team from losing.
Pekovic never fell. He was never powerless to get up off the court, and the drama of his...
A very thorough piece from Draft Express on Kendall Marshall’s prospects heading into the NBA. The level of detail on Marshall’s game is well worth the read if you are inclined. If you don’t have the time, here is the basic summary.
Looking forward, Marshall’s superb passing ability, feel for the game, excellent intangibles, and penchant for playing winning basketball...
The Indiana Pacers followed a win over one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference with a loss to one of the worst.
They'll try for a better effort against another lowly opponent Thursday night when they host the Washington Wizards.
On Wednesday, Indiana was trying to win its third straight for the first time since a six-game winning streak Feb. 16-March 3, but the Pacers...