Found January 29, 2013 on
The Sports Rocker:
It's time for another NBAwful update, sports fans! It should come as no surprise to anyone that watches the NBA that the Wizards and Bobcats are awful. But this year, they have some company. Cleveland is not rocking, and Phoenix is not burning up the desert. It's NBAwful!The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Bobcats both sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They're in dead last in the same division!The Wizards are 11-32, and sport a 3-18 road record. Not to fear Wizards fans, they are 6-4 over their last 10. And, yes indeed, John Wall is finally back from injury. The point guard has been back 10 games (6-4 stretch as noted above) and has started the last three. The Wizards are 2-1 over those three, and only a last second shot by the Kings' Isiah Thomas away from being 3-0. Things are looking up in DC.Ah, the Bobcats. Only 1/2 game separates the Bobcats and Wizards in the standings, but the Bobcats are certainly careening towards the cellar. While the Wizards are 6-4 over their last 10 games, the Bobcats are 2-8. Yeesh.... Charlotte city leaders are so concerned about being mired in disaster, they have resorted to polling the citizenry if they should ditch the Bobcats moniker for the Hornets, who are becoming the Pelicans. What say you, Joe Q. Public? Either way, they're still destined to participate in the Elgin Baylor Invitational. The good news, (see, even I can find the bright side!) is the Hornets Bobcats Hornets Bobcats would need an epic collapse over the last few months to come close to last years record setting futility.Now for the company....Sorry Cleveland Cavaliers (13-32) fans, here we are again. It's been a frightful season for the Cavaliers faithful. Yes, they are setting themselves up for the lottery once again, but not because of any one decision, or bad coaching. Kyrie Irving has missed major time this season, and now guaranteed double-double big man Anderson Varajeo is out for the season. The only question remaining for the Cavs is how many ping-pong balls do they get in the hopper.And last, but definitely not least, are the Phoenix Suns (15-30). Well, they've already fired the head coach they started the season with. Alvin Gentry has left the desert. With a 15-33 record, and 3-7 over their last 10, firing a coach to make a point and getting these results doesn't seem like much of a point. The Suns may well be on their way to becoming a joke of a franchise. New coach Lindsey Hunter was hired, and their was immediate controversy from within the ranks, notably from longtime Suns player/broadcaster/coach Dan Majerle. This is Hunter's first head coaching gig. He was on the Pistons player development staff before this.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Washington Wizards have finally started looking like a real NBA basketball team as of late. Many fans are starting to wonder if the playoffs are a real possibility. Although they are mathematically not out of the playoff run, realistically speaking it is more likely that the terrible start to the season will be too big of a hole to dig out of and the Wizards will find themselves...
Wednesday Wizards Report Jordan Crawford looks to get some extended run with Bradley Beal potentially sidelined with a wrist injury Happy Hump Day Wiz fans! Since last week the Wizards have gone 2-2 and have looked great at times, but they have also looked like a team with an 11-32 record at times. They’ve looked like a playoff caliber team when they dismantled the T-Wolves and...
Bradley Beal's sore wrist will sideline him on Wednesday, according to the Wizards' Twitter.
The rookie shooter is day-to-day. Garrett Temple will start.
Bradley Beal will miss tonight's game vs. the Sixers (wrist) #WizSixers
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 30, 2013
Based on the way they've played of late, the Washington Wizards are confident they can bounce back from their latest defeat and possibly end their struggles in Philadelphia.
The Wizards look to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss to the inconsistent 76ers on Wednesday night.
Washington (11-32) has won seven of 11 and is 6-4 since John Wall made his season debut after returning...
Isaiah Thomas made a floater with a second to play, capping a seesaw finish as the Sacramento Kings broke a four-game losing streak with a 96-94 win over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Thomas dribbled down the clock after the Wizards tied the game on Martell Webster's short jumper with 7.9 seconds to play, then drove down the middle and put the ball in with a soft touch...
(Photo by Joe Glorioso * Wizards Extreme)
Fresh off of a win against the Chicago Bulls, the Wizards came into the Verizon Center last night looking for some revenge against the Sacramento Kings.
Instead, they found themselves in a predicament they’ve known all too well.
After a somewhat lethargic, yet well played first half (mostly sparked by Emeka Okafor’s dominance...
Up until a few weeks ago, losing close games, or the coined term "moral victories" was widely acceptable amongst the Wizards faithful. Considering all the backend turmoil caused by upper management over recent seasons, watching the Wizards perform with effort and competence for 40+ minutes a game had become a luxury. Yes, it’s sad, but very true.
However, the mind...
(Rob Carr / Getty Images)
With Saturday night’s win over Chicago, the Wizards are miraculously one of the hottest teams in the NBA, going 7-3 in their past ten games. The return of John Wall is probably the most important factor in this recent hot streak, but his ability to improve everyone on this team is probably the most impressive.
The two most notable performers, in...
1. They’ve won five straight at home!
2. The last four home wins all came by double-digits.
3. They’ve won seven of their last 10 overall!
4. Six of those seven wins came after John Wall’s return.
5. Wall is playing at a high level, especially compared to his first two years. Just look at his per 36 stats, where he’s averaging 20 points and 10 assists, way up over career...
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Wizards Projected Starting Lineup
Sparked by the return of their starting point guard, the Washington Wizards have played like a different team following their forgettable start.
The Sacramento Kings, however, can't seem to find an answer for their season-long struggles.
The Wizards will try for their first six-game home winning streak in six years on Monday night when they host the Kings, losers of four straight...