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John Wall Presented Awesome Self-Portrait Worth $20k at Birthday Bash

John Wall received an awesome self-portrait as a birthday gift on Wednesday. The Washington Wizards’ point guard posted a photo of him standing in front of the portrait. Thanks to @hautetime and @ulyssenardinofficial for the birthday dinner last night! Special thanks to @madsteez for the amazing painting! A photo posted by johnwall (@johnwall) on Sep 3, 2015 at 2:01pm...
Via KCM Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards need Bradley Beal to have a breakout season

The Washington Wizards have high expectations heading into the 2015-16 season, but none of them will be met if Bradley Beal doesn't break out and become a star. Going beyond the obvious, SB Nation's Bullets Forever writes here about how important Beal is for Washington's short and long-term future:Beal's contract situation may grab all the headlines, but what's far more important...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Red Line Podcast, Episode 2: Wizards Get No National Love; Why KD Won’t Be Playing For Your City

It’s crazy how times change in sports, and especially crazy when it comes to sports in the Nation’s Capital. Four or five years ago, our summer as Wizards fans would begin in demoralizing fashion: a losing record and the consequent anticipation for the draft lottery. Thankfully, the tide has peacefully turned for the Wizards over […] The post The Red Line Podcast, Episode 2...
Via Hoop District
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers jokes Paul Pierce will only play garbage-time minutes

The Los Angeles Clippers brought in Paul Pierce to fill a void on the roster, but head coach Doc Rivers has a humorous plan concerning when to send The Truth into games during the 2015-16 season. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Rivers joked that his expectations for Pierce merely include garbage-time contributions: Doc Rivers on what he expects from Paul Pierce with...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Expect Tomas Satoransky To Join Team In 16-17

Tomas Satoransky is expected to join the Washington Wizards next season. Wizards' officials met with Satoransky, 23, this summer when his native Czech Republic played against Marcin Gortat’s Polish national team in preparation for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament. Satoransky was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is entering the final season of his contract with...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Nene still help Washington's offense?

The Washington Wizards made it clear with their moves over the summer that they want to get smaller, increase their versatility and shoot more threes. That means less Nene, right? Maybe not. SB Nation's Bullets Forever blog believes Washington's starting power forward can still help the team out despite his one-dimensional skill set. Here's what they have to say:"Nene can do wonders...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toure' Murry Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

Toure' Murry has agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards on a non-guaranteed deal for training camp. Murry spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract. A bad ankle sprain derailed Murry's second 10-day contract with Washington. The Wizards already have all 15 roster spots taken with guaranteed contracts.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Prepared To Play Stretch-4 For Wizards

The Washington Wizards played their best basketball when they went small in the playoffs with Paul Pierce at power forward. Otto Porter emerged in the playoffs and would like to play some stretch four this season. “Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning, you know, to smaller lineups," said Porter when asked about playing the 4. "So being able to stretch out as...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bradley Beal wants a max contract, Wizards not willing to give him one just yet

Washington Wizards fans have been waiting for the 2015-16 NBA season for the past two years. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant becomes a free agent at the end of the season and many believe the Wizards will be the front-runner for him. But in order to get Durant, the Wizards have to keep their talented back-court together. While John Wall has already signed an extension...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wiz unwilling to give Beal max extension he wants

    The dominoes are beginning to fall for the 2012 NBA Draft class with more and more contract extensions getting hammered out as the days go by. This summer has already seen fellow incoming fourth-years Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and, more recently, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist agree to new long-term deals with their respective teams. Now, the Washington Wizards and guard Bradley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics should monitor the Bradley Beal situation

The Washington Wizards do not want to give its number 3 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Bradley Beal, a max contract. At least right now. According to J. Michael of CSN Washington, the Wizards are telling the three year vet to prove it in 2016. Bradley Beal has made it clear. He thinks he’s a max player, and that’s what he wants. I’ve talked to people on both sides all...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Play-By-Play Man Steve Buckhantz Has Smooth ‘KD2DC’ Reply to Kevin Durant’s Twitter Question

View image | gettyimages.com Washington, D.C. has been engulfed with the ‘KD2DC’ movement, as fans hope for DMV native Kevin Durant to sign with his hometown team the Washington Wizards.. It’s become the main water cooler topic for D.C. sports fans. As the summer of 2016 vastly approaches, and with the Wizards taking an obvious ‘All in for KD’ approach, the references...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries Shares Glimpse of Wizards Beach Workout

Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries shared a glimpse of the team’s workout in Los Angeles. Humphries shared a team photo of the guys posing at Venice beach. Team beach workout. #grinding #wizards #together #nodaysoff A photo posted by @krishumphries on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:21am PDT Organized by All-Star John Wall and the team began settling together on Sunday, including...
Via KCM Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

adidas Unveils the J Wall 2, John Wall's Second Signature Shoe

As the career of Washington Wizards point guard John Wall blossoms, so too do his kicks. After a successful run with Wall's first signature shoe from adidas (the J Wall
Via Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall pessimistic about making Team USA

Wizards point guard John Wall has a convincing argument for being a top-12 player in the NBA today. But Wall isn’t very confident that he is going to be able to crack the final 12-man Team USA roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “I’ll be out of the picture,” Wall said bluntly when asked about his Olympic hopes for next year in a Saturday interview with Ben Standig of CSN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Guy At The Drew League Threw Down A Windmill Dunk On Paul Pierce (Video)

The Drew League has grown from relative unknown commodity to one of the premiere summer basketball leagues, showcasing everyone from NBA All-Stars to streetball legends. And one of those legends just looked like an All-Star thanks to a little help from one. During the Drew League slam dunk contest, Kenny Dobbs recruited newest Los Angeles Clipper Paul Pierce from the sidelines to...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Washington Wizards Afford to Trade Garrett Temple if the Utah Jazz Make an Offer?

Garrett Temple #17 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the game on December 27, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, District of Columbia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Utah Jazz confirmed the worst Thursday. Promising 20-year-old point guard Dante Exum tore his ACL while playing in an exhibition game for the Australian...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Seraphin signs with Knicks

Washington Wizards free agent center Kevin Seraphin has reportedly signed with the New York Knicks, according to Sheridan Hoops. The deal is for one year and $2.8 million. BREAKING: New York Knicks have agreed to sign Kevin Seraphin to a one-year, $2.8 million deal, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 4, 2015 Seraphin, 25, was drafted...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

When Will Bradley Beal Take the Next Step for the Washington Wizards?

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 11: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards stands on court against the Atlanta Hawks in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Anthony Davis was always the consensus number one pick in the 2012...
Via The Sports Journal
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce says ‘no way’ he could play for Lakers

After spending this past season with the Wizards, Paul Pierce is returning home to play for the Clippers, signing a three-year deal worth $10 million. Growing up in California, there’s little surprise Pierce was a Lakers fan during his childhood. They had the mystique, storied past, Hall of Famers, and championships while the Clippers were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Ford of ESPN grades the Wizards’ draft

Washington Wizards Round 1: Kelly Oubre (15, via Atlanta) Round 2: Aaron White (49) Grade: A- The Wizards swung for the fences on this one, giving up the No. 19 pick and two future seconds for Oubre. I think Oubre has as much upside as any wing in the draft. He’s got great size, is a good athlete, has potential to be an elite defender and a good shooter. His basketball IQ is very...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Pierce to turn down Wizards' player option

All signs point to Paul Pierce returning this fall for an 18th NBA season, though where the 37-year-old will be playing is anyone’s guess. The Washington Post and ESPN.com both reported over the weekend that Pierce plans both to play next season and to pass up his $5.54 million player option with the Washington Wizards, making him a free agent. If Pierce does indeed decline...
Via NESN.com
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari tells Colin Cowherd to back off on John Wall

We’ve chronicled time and time again on how ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd has harped on the Washington Wizards’ John Wall for his famous (or in Cowherd’s opinion infamous) Dougie dance that occurred five years ago! It’s gotten to the point where fellow ESPN’ers have gotten sick of the strange obsession. Well, count Wall’s former coach at Kentucky, John Calipari, as...
Via Awful Announcing
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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