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About a half-hour before the Wizards’ first shoot-around of the preseason, rookie forward Jan Vesely was shooting free throws with a black strap wrapped around his left thumb and extending to his elbow. Coach Flip Saunders brought in shooting coach Jay Wolf to work with Vesely on his form, and Wolf has a shooting strap that allows players to maintain the proper form with his guide hand on each jumper.
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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...
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...
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).
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With new 76ers owner Josh Harris sitting behind a baseline, Lou Williams scored 19 points and Philadelphia beat the cold-shooting and light-defending Washington Wizards 103-78 on Friday night before a sparse crowd in the first of two post-lockout exhibition games between the teams.
Relying on the core that led them to last season's playoffs, the 76ers shot 51 percent. It was...
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 [...]
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...
We mentioned it in today’s Smack, but it deserves it’s own look here: In last night’s preseason Wizards/Sixers game, near the end of the third quarter, John Wall dusted Evan Turner with a crossover and then unleashed hell on Craig Brackens. Not a bad start to the NBA season – John Wall look ready to [...]
During training camp, Sixers head coach Doug Collins talked at lengths about the improvement that Spencer Hawes has shown in practice.
On Friday night, Hawes backed up his coaches talk.
Hawes finished with an impressive 14 points on 6-8 shooting in the Sixers 103-78 win over the Washington Wizards to give the team a win in their first preseason game of the season.
The teams starting...
The Washington Wizards announced today that they have re-signed guard/forward Maurice Evans.
“Mo was a very good midseason addition to the team last season and we are excited to have him back with us,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “In addition to the versatility and athleticism he brings to the lineup, he gives us another solid [...]
Swingman Maurice Evans, a union vice president during the NBA lockout, has re-signed with the Washington Wizards.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Swingman Maurice Evans, a union vice president during the NBA lockout, has re-signed with the Washington Wizards.
Maurice Evans averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds for the Wizards last season.
The Wizards will face the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night in Philadelphia in their second and final preseason game, and Washington is looking to erase the memory of the 25-point loss to the 76ers on Friday night. Flip Saunders, the Wizards' normally even-keeled coach, let more than one expletive fly ...