Will the Indiana Pacers’ “steals” help them steal a playoff spot?

In the recently released NBA Rookie Survey, the Indiana Pacers newly signed rookie Joe Young was voted the biggest steal in the NBA draft by his peers. The second round draft selection was named to the Orlando All-Summer League team after an impressive showing in which he led all rookies in scoring with 22.5 points per game. Myles Turner, who also was selected to the Orlando...
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Report: Washington Wizards won't give Bradley Beal the max contract he desires

The Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have yet arrive at contract terms that would make both parties happy. Beal wants a maximum extension. The Wizards don't want to soak up next summer's cap space by giving him one before they absolutely have to. It's a tough but far from hopeless situation. Here's the latest, courtesy of CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael:"Bradley Beal has made it...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How much better will Bradley Beal be in 2016?

Unless he strikes an agreement before Halloween, it's a contract year for Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. But that could be really good news for him, considering Beal turned 22 in June and still has so much room to grow. How much room, though? Here, Sports Illustrated's Ben Leibowitz has a look at what type of jump Beal can make in his fourth season:"Another guy entering...
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Why the Washington Wizards do not need Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce was arguably Washington's second best player throughout last season's playoff run. He repeatedly had the ball in his hands with the game on the line and took charge when it mattered most. Pierce was utilized as a stretch four after spending most of the regular season at the three spot, relatively floundering in a miscast role that didn't maximize his strengths or hide...
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Wizards and Beal aren't close on contract extension

Bradley Beal is one of the best young players in the entire NBA, and there's all but no chance the Washington Wizards don't eventually sign him to a second contract. But right now both parties are stuck at an impasse.Here's CSNWashington's J. Michael with more information on what's becoming an increasingly complicated situation:"His health has been the sticking point. The sprained...
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Washington Wizards Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Washington Wizards look to make another run at the Eastern Conference playoffs in the upcoming season, they had a remarkable last season. With players like John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat, the Wizards made it to the Eastern Conference Semifinals only to lose a close series with the Atlanta Hawks. Check out some of their best plays from last season in the below video...
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Five Takeaways from Wizards 2015-16 Schedule

Keith Allison/ Flickr The Washington Wizards’ 2015-16 schedule was announced on Wednesday. For the fourth straight season the Wizards will open the season on the road, as they face the Orlando Magic on Oct. 28. They’ll travel to Milwaukee on Oct. 30 before their home opener the next night against New York on Halloween night. Here are the five takeaways from their schedule. Note...
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John Wall will attend Team USA's minicamp after all

Last week, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall wasn't sure whether or not he'd show up at Team USA's Las Vegas minicamp.But the superstar has since confirmed that he will in fact be in attendance, per the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo:"Wall, one of 41 invitees, was unsure whether he would join the three-day camp, scheduled for Aug. 11-13, after receiving a late invitation...
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Bradley Beal plays well in Africa

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has a lot on his plate this offseason. He's eligible for a contract extension, he's stepping into more of a leadership role with Paul Pierce gone to Los Angeles, and he's also in Africa where he participated in this weekend's NBA exhibition.How did Beal play in the NBA's first game in Africa? Here's more from Jorge Castillo of the Washington...
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Watch Evan Turner go behind the back to Bradley Beal at NBA's Africa exibition

Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner was a highlight-making machine at the NBA's first ever African exhibition game over the weekend.No play will be more memorable than the one he made on a 2-on-1 fastbreak with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.Turner psyched Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo into going for a block before dropping a smooth pass behind the back to Beal...
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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...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards begin talks with Bradley Beal on contract extension

After another solid season with a strong run in the playoffs, the Washington Wizards might be ready to lock up a member of their core going forward.According to this recent report, the Wizards are discussing a contract extension with Bradley Beal, who has one year remaining on his rookie scale deal.Here's more from J. Michael at that the most of the heavy-lifting...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards to begin serious talks with Bradley Beal regarding a contract extension

The Washington Wizards have been very quite since free agency has started. Even though there hasn’t been as much movement as other teams, the Wizards are still looking around to see what players can help their team. But in the meantime, the organization is now ready to lockdown the other half of their young backcourt. According to J. Michael of CSN Washington, the Wizards plan...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rough Opening Weekend For Wizards

I get it, wins and losses mean absolutely nothing in the NBA Summer League…. but they do keep score and the Wizards opened up this weekend with losses to the Phoenix Suns and a minor league all-star team. The only two players that really matter, rookies Kelly Oubre and Aaron White have looked great, so there’s that…. On Saturday, Oubre posted a double-double with 20 points...
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July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Complete Small Ball

Kelly Oubre and the rest of the Washington Wizards NBA Summer League team are in Las Vegas, meanwhile…. the club’s brain trust was putting the finishing touches on the 2015-’16 regular season roster by re-signing veteran Drew Gooden. Yahoo Sources: Drew Gooden, Wizards agree to deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2015 With 14 veterans...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal wasn't surprised Paul Pierce left the Wizards

While some were surprised that veteran forward Paul Pierce decided to leave a playoff team in a weaker Eastern Conference to join the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was not among them.Like multiple other free agents have done recently, Pierce went back to his hometown of Los Angeles after opting out of his contract with the Wizards.Here's what Beal told...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Are The Wizards Done?

With the attention now turning to Summer League play, is the Wizards 2015-’16 roster nearly set? The top targets, Paul Pierce and David West have taken their talents to Los Angeles and San Antonio. Kelly Oubre, Jared Dudley and Gary Neal have been added bringing the roster to 13 players. Plenty of people were surprised Paul Pierce departed for L.A., Bradley Beal wasn't one of...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 07, 2015  |  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
July 03, 2015  |  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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July 02, 2015  |  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...
June 24, 2015  |  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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June 10, 2015  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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