Washington Wizards: Gary Neal Signing Grade

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Brandon Hartman: Wizards Homer at Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2.1 million While some teams have been busy trying to spend big money on the shiny and expensive diamonds of the free agent market, the Washington Wizards have quietly gone about their business searching for hidden gems in the salvage pile. A day after making a strong...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Poised to Profit from Rising NBA Salary Cap

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards drives against Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 21, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The NBA salary cap jumped from roughly $63.1 million season to between $67.1 and $69 million for the 2015-16 NBA season, and it is expected to skyrocket to $89 million in 2016-17 and...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards are interested in C.J. Watson

The Washington Wizards may not have the cap space to compete for some of the bigger names in free agency, but that doesn't mean they won't be active on the market. The Wizards could use more depth behind John Wall and Bradley Beal, and three-point shooting remains a need as well. With that in mind, the Wizards are reportedly showing interest in free agent guard C.J. Watson, who...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards get Kansas SF Oubre in draft-day trade with Hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards moved up four spots in the first round of the NBA draft to get Kansas freshman Kelly Oubre in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected the small forward with the 15th overall pick Thursday night. The Wizards agreed to send the 19th overall choice, along with two future second-round picks, to Atlanta in the deal. The 6-foot-7, 203-pound...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards draft history

The 2015 NBA draft is one day away and the Washington Wizards currently hold both the 19th and the 49th overall picks. The Wizards are not known for being a good drafting team but hopefully this year they can find a solid player to help complement their extremely talented backcourt duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wizards two best players, Wall and Beal, were both drafted by...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Bradley Beal to Play in NBA’s First Game in Africa

View image | Washington Wizards budding star Bradley Beal has been added to a list of players who will play in an NBA exhibition game in South Africa this summer. Beal, who averaged 23.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists during the Wizards playoff run to the second round, will play for the Team World captained by Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers to...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal thinks Wizards would have made NBA Finals if John Wall was healthy

After losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, it's easy for the Washington Wizards to look back and imagine a few different "what if?" scenarios.  At the very top of that list would be what would have happened if John Wall hadn't hurt his wrist.  Although Wall admirably played through his injury towards the end of the series, the Wizards very clearly weren...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Beal, Faried, Ibaka to play in Africa exhibition game

CLEVELAND -- Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and forward Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets will play in the NBA's exhibition game in South Africa this summer. Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves also will take part in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league says Tuesday. Beal and Faried will play for captain Chris Paul...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Beal, Faried, Ibaka to play in NBA's Africa game

CLEVELAND (AP) Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal and forward Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets will play in the NBA's exhibition game in South Africa this summer. Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves also will take part in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league says Tuesday. Beal and Faried will play for captain Chris...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal Believes Wizards Would Be in NBA Finals if Not for John Wall Getting Hurt

The Washington Wizards appeared to be well on their way following a Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the NBA playoffs last month. The win came after a four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the first round. In the process the Wizards created history, becoming the first team in NBA history to win four consecutive Game 1s on the road. But within that momentum...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: contenders on the rise

After a second consecutive season ended in the second round of the playoffs for the Washington Wizards, it is clear that some pieces need to be added if John Wall and the rest of the Wizards want to reach the next level, the conference finals. Washington has strung together consecutive 40 win seasons for the first time since 2007-2008 and their combined win total from the previous...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: point-guard acquisitions step-up during postseason

The Washington Wizards have never really been known to make huge, team-altering moves during the regular season. They have, however, been adding key pieces to a franchise that has advanced to the second round of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons. Last year, it was Marcin Gortat, who was acquired by the Wizards from the Phoenix Suns. Two years before that, Washington traded...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal's contract situation is simple, but it could complicate things for the Wizards

This summer, the Washington Wizards can offer shooting guard Bradley Beal his first contract extension. They'd have his next few years of service locked in at a reasonable price for an up-and-coming young player, and John Wall's backcourt running mate wouldn't be a question mark.But with all of that said, is it actually smarter for the Wizards to wait until Beal's current deal runs...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Wizards Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat as the newest member of the Washington Wizards. NBA Mock Draft Link:
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016

Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Washington Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016. The Wizards intend to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason if they have sufficient cap space. The Wizards are committed to giving Beal a max contract eventually, but hope to time it in a way that is similar to what the San Antonio...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucky Hawks? Bradley Beal says Wizards should have defeated Atlanta 4-1

Every team that's won an NBA title has had the benefit of opponent injuries along the way. Even squads that make it to the conference finals have had their fair share of fortunate bounces. Some maladies are more impactful than others, but there's no such thing as an asterisk in the NBA playoffs.  But with that said, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal believes that his team should...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Calls ‘Series’ After Late Three; Al Horford Makes Him Pay (Video)

Paul Pierce came up clutch yet again Wednesday night, but this time, the Atlanta Hawks had an answer for The Truth. The Washington Wizards trailed the Hawks by two points in a pivotal Game 5 at Philips Arena when Bradley Beal found Pierce in the corner with eight seconds left in regulation. Pierce, who “called game” with a miraculous buzzer beater just two games ago, calmly...
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall tosses over-the-head no-look pass to Bradley Beal (GIF)

Washington Wizards guard John Wall made a steal and tossed an amazing no-look pass over his head to teammate Bradley Beal for a fast break layup during the third quarter of Wednesday night's Game 5 against Atlanta.Wall was hustling to chase down the Hawks fast break and managed to make the steal, then had the awareness to know that Beal was behind him all by himself for the score...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal hustles for chasedown block on Dennis Schroder (Video)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal displayed impressive hustle on defense with a chasedown block on Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder during the second quarter of Wednesday night's Game 5 in their Eastern Conference playoff series.The block inspired a 17-4 run by the Wizards, giving them a 47-41 lead heading into halftime. [TNLP] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal gets amazing chasedown block on Dennis Schroder

As the Washington Wizards look to continue their impressive run in the Eastern Conference playoffs, Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been playing well since John Wall went down with an injury. With Wall returning tonight for game five of the Hawks-Wizards series, Beal is still making some amazing plays and he pulled off an incredible chasedown block on Hawks guard Dennis Schroder in...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards fall to Hawks, series tied at 2

The Washington Wizards fell at home tonight to the visiting Atlanta Hawks 106-101. The loss ties the series at two heading back to Atlanta. GAME MVP: Bradley Beal [34 points, 6 REB, 7 AST, 3 ST]. This was not only the highest-scoring playoff game of Beal’s career, but his best overall game. He basically played the point much of the time and managed to find his teammates in the...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards' Bradley Beal: 'Have to have fun and play with heart'

If there's a silver lining in the injury to John Wall for the Washington Wizards ... wait. Scratch that. There isn't one. But with that said, Bradley Beal's continued emergence in the postseason has been a revelation for the Wizards fans who saw it coming in glimpses during the regular season and outside observers who might have been taken completely by surprise.As the Washington...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater: ‘I called, Game!’

  Paul Pierce’s 21-foot fallaway jumper that went in off the backboard at the buzzer lifted the Washington Wizards over the Atlanta Hawks 103-101 on Saturday night, despite playing without John Wall. Pierce was asked by ESPN’s Chris Broussard whether he called “Bank!” on the winner. “I called, ‘Game!'” Pierce said. Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is Monday...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What in the World is Wrong with Nene?

Even before Washington unveiled their new style of basketball, and magically transformed into Level Ten, 3-point spell casting Playoff Wizards, there was one glimmer of hope heading into the postseason. Even before Randy Wittman started playing Paul Pierce at power forward, and before Bradley Beal started attacking relentlessly, there was one thing Wizards fans knew […] The post...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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