Detroit Pistons: Is Reggie Jackson Worth $80M?

The Detroit Pistons took some heat for signing Reggie Jackson to a 5-year, $80 million contract earlier this month. Some felt like he was overpaid and that there weren’t any suitors trying to snatch him away in restricted free agency. Here’s a few reasons why the contract wasn’t such a bad idea: Jackson 1. We Don’t Know if He Lacked for Suitors While these types of things...
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall's shark pants are incredible

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has pants that are cooler than your pants. Seriously, these are some next level pants.A day after Twitter was buzzing with Sharknado 3 talk and all the sports cameos, Wall posted this photo on his Instagram account. Behold the greatness of shark pants. (h/t @JohnWall)
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

How the loss of Paul Pierce affects the Washington Wizards

In a slightly lesser version of the “I’m Coming Home” campaign, Paul Pierce decided to return to his hometown of Inglewood, California and join the Los Angeles Clippers. The irony is that this signing barely improves the Clippers, however, simultaneously weakens Pierce’s former squad. The Washington Wizards ooze of young talent and athleticism, especially in their backcourt...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall ready to fill leadership void

After losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, star point guard John Wall knows that it's on him to be the leader of the Washington Wizards going forward.Here's what Wall told Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post:“It’s all on me now. I feel like it is,” Wall said. “Going into my sixth year and having three great veterans in Trevor Ariza and Al Harrington...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiz: Summer League Wrap

They had a horrible weekend to begin play and didn’t make the Summer League playoffs, but the Wizards had a strong finish in their final three games in Las Vegas. The highlight was the sensational play of rookie Kelly Oubre, who was consistently the best player on the court… by a long shot. The scoring and rebounding are obvious, but according to NBA stats. Oubre set a Las Vegas...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Compares Salary to Reggie Jackson

The NBA salary cap is set to skyrocket, and valuable-but-not-star players like Reggie Jackson will continue to receive big-money deals similar to the max contracts signed in recent seasons. Jackson, who signed a five-year, $80 million offer from the Detroit Pistons as a restricted free agent will now earn the same money as Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. And while the two...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall rips max contracts: 'I'm getting the same as Reggie Jackson'

NBA teams went on very expensive spending sprees during free agency. It felt like max contracts were being handed out at an alarming rate. And one of the league's best players took notice. Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was shocked to see some of the players getting big money, and pointed out one example. "People talk about me getting $80 million, now you got people...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall throws Reggie Jackson under the bus while complaining about max contracts

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is not happy about all the money that everyone is getting. Wall signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension two years. Now with the salary cap increasing and teams willing to spend more, Wall feels like he got the short end of the stick. Wall spoke to the media during the Wizards summer league game and acknowledged that his deal is...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall on free agent market: ‘I’m getting the same amount as Reggie Jackson’

The NBA’s salary cap increase has been a complete gamechanger on the free agent market this offseason. The opulent sums being doled out to player after player have many a non-free agent feeling undervalued. One such individual is Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Speaking with Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post on Tuesday, Wall...Read More
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15 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The adidas J Wall 2 Has Officially Arrived

Sitting at the top of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall debuted his second pair of signature shoes with adidas using Periscope, the live
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22 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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Will be Just Fine if Paul Pierce Moves on

Paul Pierce #34 and John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards in a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 23, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards announced Saturday that Paul Pierce opted out of the final year of his contract with the team. Pierce was slated to earn roughly $5.5 million with the Wizards...
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June 29, 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

What Does Paul Pierce’s Opt-Out Mean for the Washington Wizards?

Paul Pierce #34 of the Washington Wizards moves the ball against the Charlotte Hornets during the game on March 27, 2015 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) There is a belief amongst Wizards players that if John Wall didn’t break his hand, they would’ve advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Wall told, “You...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

D'Angelo Russell has high risk/high reward potential

D'Angelo Russell is the best pure basketball player in the 2015 NBA Draft and fascinatingly has the highest potential of becoming its best player and biggest bust. Russell is the type of player where there is an all or nothing sense to their NBA future. Russell is tremendously creative as a playmaker with his shotmaking off the dribble and vision as a passer. With his size and strength...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall thinks Justin Bieber would beat Barack Obama in a game of 1-on-1

It probably goes without saying that recording artist Justin Bieber and president Barack Obama don't run in the same circles. Oddly enough, though, Washington Wizards guard John Wall has played basketball with both.Of course, that begs the question: who is the better baller? Here's more from Eric Freeman at Ball Don't Lie:  Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall is...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: is John Wall an elite point guard?

I find myself struggling when trying to define the build of an elite point guard. Of course there are some prerequisites—ball control, court vision, and ability to pass. However, there are differences and intangibles that separate the pack from the rest. The NBA has transformed into a point guard driven league, and they’ve made a case in recent memory that a championship cannot...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Who the Washington Wizards should pursue in free agency

The Washington Wizards will be spectators of the NBA Finals in a season where they believe they could be playing for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. But that became just a dream after a 4-2 series lost to the Atlanta Hawks. Now a long offseason awaits. The Wizards have a roster full of young talent that was considered good enough to take the franchise to the conference finals or even...
June 07, 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...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari tells Colin Cowherd to ‘go to church’ over John Wall criticism

To say John Wall is not on Colin Cowherd’s list of favorite NBA players would be quite an understatement. Back in 2010, Cowherd went on a bit of a rant about Wall doing the “Dougie” prior to his NBA debut. Since then, the ESPN radio host has been critical of the Wizards point guard, at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari Tells Colin Cowherd to Stop with Criticism of John Wall

View image | Since the moment a 19-year old John Wall did the dance the “Dougie” ESPN’s Colin Cowherd has made it his life, it appears, to come after the Wizards point guard. He has bashed the young man on just about everything, including his upraising and has gone as far as attacking his deceased father’s character, which brought out backlash from his...
Via KCM Sports
June 05, 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

John Calipari Crushes Colin Cowherd For Relentless John Wall Criticism (Video)

John Calipari loves John Wall. Colin Cowherd seems to hate John Wall. Naturally, a Friday discussion surrounding the point guard was spirited. Calipari went on Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show on Friday morning to discuss a lot of things, and naturally, Wall came up. Calipari coached Wall in the guard’s one season at the University of Kentucky, so Calipari is more than willing to go...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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