Raptors-Wizards: The taming of Valanciunas, by Gortat, Nene

The Washington Wizards have done a lot of things right during their two-game obliteration of the Toronto Raptors. John Wall has been a monster in transition, picking apart Toronto’s defense en route to averaging 12.5 assists per game. With some beefy minutes totals, Otto Porter has emerged as a legitimate NBA player. Bradley Beal shook off a rough Game 1 outing in Game 2 ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards looking for revenge against hungry Pacers

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Wizards will face off against the Indiana Pacers this evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in what is expected to be a very hard fought game by both teams. Washington has nothing left to play for as they have locked themselves into the fifth playoff seed, while the Pacers are currently half a game ahead of the Brooklyn...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene throws down reverse slam dunk vs Blazers (Video)

Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario (a.k.a. simply "Nene") made an acrobatic play during the third quarter of Monday night's game against Portland by catching the three-quarter court pass with one hand and throwing down a reverse slam.Nene got twisted around but still made an over-the-shoulder catch on the long pass, finishing with the nice dunk.Nene finished with 12 points and...
Via Holdout Sports
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene on Bulls: 'I hate them'

As you'll likely recall, Washington Wizards big man Nene Hilario and the Chicago Bulls have a bit of history. Nene was suspended for Game 4 of last season's Eastern Conference finals after getting into a bit of an altercation with Bulls wing Jimmy Butler, of course, and even after the Wizards eliminated the Bulls, a sense of animosity seemed to hang over these two teams. But it's...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards trade Andre Miller to Kings for Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards have traded guard Andre Miller to the Sacramento Kings for guard Ramon Sessions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Kings trading Ramon Sessions to Washington for Andre Miller, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015   The trade reunites Miller with new Kings coach George Karl. Karl had a close relationship...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wale, Kanye West to design new uniforms for Wizards?

Wale Instagram The Washington Wizards announced in November that D.C.-based rapper Wale would be the team’s creative liaison. “I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” said Wale. “As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Fans Learn to Hate Nene and That He’s Soft As Puppy **** #TBT

The Chicago Bulls will take on the Washington Wizards tomorrow night at the Verizon Center. These Eastern Conference teams are quietly becoming one of the better match-ups in basketball thanks mainly to the back courts they possess. However, it was during last year’s NBA Playoffs that Chicago fans found a hatred not only for the Wizards, but for Nene Hilario. In Game 3 of the...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall emotional after death of 6-year-old friend

              Washington Wizards guard John Wall scored 26 points and had 17 assists in a 133-132 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. After the game, Wall broke down in tears during an emotional postgame interview as he talked about Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, the 6-year-old girl Wall had befriended who died of...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers-Wizards pregame dribbles

Tipoff: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, 7 p.m. Records: Cavaliers 6-7; Wizards 9-4. TV: FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pre-game at 6:30). Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM; Cavaliers Radio Network. Projected Starters Wizards: C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Garrett Temple; PG John Wall. Cavaliers: C Anderson Varejao; PF Kevin Love; SF LeBron James; SG Mike...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Player Tweets Some FIFA Porn

Nene Hilario, known simply as Nene, is an NBA player for the Washington Wizards. Sometimes, well most of the time, professional athletes receive some perks. Tonight, Nene made all FIFA fans jealous by posting the following. My boys & I Playing FIFA at real big screen at Verizon @kevin_seraphin Otto. Jogando FIFA no telão da nosso estádio — Nene...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards Play ‘FIFA’ Video Game On Arena Jumbotron (Photo)

There’s nothing like playing video games on a 350-square-foot screen to help team bonding. A few members of the Washington Wizards loosened up by playing “FIFA” on the massive video board at the Verizon Center, with forward Nene tweeting out a photo Thursday. Nothing special, just a couple of millionaires kicking back and playing some virtual soccer on a 14-by-25 JumboTron...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 108 Bucks 97

WHAT HAPPENED [The Cliff Notes Version] The Wizards defeated Milwaukee 108-97 at the Verizon Center tonight. The Wiz jumped out to a big early lead, going up by as many as 16 early in the first half. However, Milwaukee battled back to cut the lead to four, 31-27. But the Wizards came at them again and pushed the lead up to 14 behind excellent first half play from Marcin Gortat and...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Washington Wizards

Editor's note: This is the 20th of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Marcin Gortat; PF Nene Hilario; SF Paul Pierce; SG Bradley Beal (when healthy); PG John Wall. Key Reserves G-F Martell Webster; PF Kris Humphries; PF-C DeJuan Blair; SF Otto Porter Jr.; C Kevin Seraphin; PG Andre Miller; PF Drew Gooden; SG Glen Rice Jr.; SF Rasual...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Wizards’ Nene spins and dunks over Pelicans’ Omer Asik

Washington Wizards forward Nene took it back to his younger days, as he posted up New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik then spun off him to throw down a thunderous dunk. The Wizards have been carefully easing Nene through the preseason, given his injury history and the fact he played for his native Brazil during the FIBA World Basketball Championships. When healthy, there is no...
Via KCM Sports
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards looking at Ray Allen?

The Washington Wizards are one of the most intriguing teams heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, and have made some improvements to their roster this offseason. Outside of another year of experience for the young players they have, they also brought in veteran small forward Paul Pierce. According to a report from CSN Washington, the Wizards have now turned their attention to signing...
Via Sports-Glory
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Big Men Battle As Lithuania Defeats Brazil 64-61

NBA big men Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Rockets Donatas Motiejunas with Lithuania would battle Cavaliers Anderson Varejao, Wizards Nene Hilario and the NBA Champion Spurs Tiago Splitter representing Brazil in a friendly exhibition tune-up on Thursday. This game could have gone either way, but it was Lithuania that took control in the second half to pull out the difficult 64-61 victory.
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene compares Anthony Davis to Dhalsim from Street Fighter

Washington Wizards forward Nene plays against New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis twice a year. So you would think that Nene would know how to play against Davis right? Well Davis and his US teammates faced Brazil’s National Team last Saturday and Nene watched Davis show why he is one of the premier young players in the league. After the game, Nene spoke to the media and...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards acquire DeJuan Blair in sign-and-trade deal

The Washington Wizards have acquired veteran forward DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014 Blair confirmed the move on Twitter. DC!! ...
Via Sports-Glory
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What does adding Paul Pierce do for the Wizards?

The Washington Wizards were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, and they were able to push the Indiana Pacers to six games in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. They lost Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets, but were able to replace him by signing Paul Pierce away from the Brooklyn Nets. Pierce may not be the same type of player that he as back in Boston, but...
Via Sports-Glory
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat re-signs with Wizards: ‘Best day of my life’

Marcin Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards. The Polish center agreed to the deal on July 1. “Re-signing Marcin was a top priority for us this summer so that we could maintain continuity and improve on what we accomplished last season,” said president Ernie Grunfeld. “His scoring ability, rebounding and defensive presence...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat to re-sign with Wizards

The Washington Wizards have re-signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year deal worth a fully guaranteed $60 million, with neither a player nor a team option entering the final season. Gortat can officially sign the deal on July 10. Got my man @MGortat back now waitin for my bro @TrevorAriza…Come on !! — John Wall (@John_Wall) July 2, 2014 I’m proud to say Washington will be...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

John Wall takes blame for Wizards’ Game 2 loss to Pacers

The Washington Wizards were unable to take Game 2 in Indiana last night, and a lot of that had to do with the poor play of point guard John Wall. Wall was able to lead the Wizards in their Game 1 win and get his teammates involved, while also scoring the basketball, but that wasn’t the case on Wednesday night. Indiana Pacers’ point guard George Hill stepped up his game on both...
Via Sports-Glory
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene Hilario exits game after hard fall; returned to action

Washington Wizards power forward Nene Hilario went into the locker room during the first quarter after twisting his left ankle. He returned to action in the second quarter with his Wizards leading the game 31-28.The incident occurred when Nene stepped on George Hill's foot, forcing the power forward to fall and land hard on the floor. Nene returned to his feet gingerly after the...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza open to re-signing with Wizards

The Washington Wizards face the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, and have had one of their most successful seasons in recent history. One of the main reasons for their success has been the resurgence of Trevor Ariza, who has provided a much needed three-point threat. According to reports, Ariza is open to re-signing with the Wizards, but he would...
Via Sports-Glory
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards For Real

The Washington Wizards just advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, thus ending another failed season for the Chicago Bulls. Considering where these two teams were three years ago, this is a major step in the right direction for a Wizards team that will be getting scary good. Like right now. At first glance, the Wizards’ roster isn’t full of many exciting names that...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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