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The Washington Wizards are once again horrible, but this time it is not entirely their fault. The team has battled injuries all season long, the most significant of which caused John Wall to miss the first 33 games of the season. During that stretch, the Wizards compiled a record of 5-28. They started out the year by losing their first 12 games.
Since Wall’s return on Jan. 12, the team has gone 6-5. Washington has managed no more than 26 wins in a season over the last four years, so a 6-5 stretch is somewhat of a rarity. However, the Wizards’ abysmal start has essentially eliminated them from playoff contention. And for that, team owner Leonsis would like to apologize.
“You can communicate to the fans and say nobody can plan for the loss of five of eight players, especially when you’re in the midst of a rebuild,” Leonsis told WTOP on Wednesday, via D.C. Sports Bog. “We weren’t a veteran team to begin with, that had a strong foundation. But no one wants to hear that. And so, as you c...
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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
grizzlies 85 wizards 76
2/01/2013 - FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
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The Wizards dropped an ugly game as they fell to the Grizzlies 85-76. The best way I can describe this game was that Memphis was the better bad team tonight. This was not a good game from either side, as there were a lot of ugly shots going up and ugly passes being...
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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...
With the Washington Capitals struggling to get traction for the start of this season, Caps owner Ted Leonsis was on WTOP today to take caller questions. When asked about the Caps and Alex Ovechkin's season start, Leonsis held nothing back.
“Well, we’re concerned too,” Leonsis said. “I’m not so sure that [team] scoring’s gonna be an issue, but it has been...
Milbury: Ovechkin is “playing with animals” and “is a dog now.” [Ovetjkin]
Ted Leonsis is also concerned about Ovechkin’s slow start. [Puck Daddy]
“Underlying numbers” show that the Caps shouldn’t panic. [Russian Machine]
The Redskins’ most glaring needs: strong and free safety. [Burgundy Blog]
LorAx advocates for assistant ST coach Hightower to replace Smith. ...