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...
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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...
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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!! ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Recap 5/5/14: Wizards Defense Smothers Pacers

(photo credit: Joseph Glorioso Photography via photopin cc)                                                                                                                                         In a game one match-up against the Indiana Pacers...
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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

Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls: Game 5 Recap, Highlights

The Washington Wizards closed out the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 on Tuesday night with a 75-69 win. It is the Wizards’ first playoffs series win since 2005. John Wall scored a game-high 24 points to go with four assists and seven rebounds. Bradley Beal compiled a full stat sheet, recording 17 points, four assists, five rebounds and two steals on the night. A key component to Washington’s...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wiz Make It Not A Series

Exit, Stage YouthThe thing about the NBA that's simultaneously great and terrible is that the best team nearly always wins a best of seven series. There are moments where a team gets tripped by flukes, bad officiating, lapse moments where a team doesn't need a game so much as to bring maximum intensity... but over seven games, it just doesn't overcome proficiency or talent...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Nene Suspended After Altercation with Jimmy Butler

During Game 3 on Friday night, Washington Wizards’ Nene Hilario was ejected from the game as he went head to head (literally) with Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler. The altercation was initiated by Nene as he gave a forearm shiver to Jimmy Butler after a made basket. As if head-butting him was not enough, Nene also grabbed Butler’s neck and at one point even winded up for a punch...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Nene suspended one game for head-butting Jimmy Butler

Washington Wizards center Nene has been suspended one game without pay for head-butting and grabbing guard-forward Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls around the neck with both hands and attempting to throw him down, the NBA announced Saturday. Nene tangled with Butler in the fourth quarter of the Bulls 100-97 victory on Friday night.  Nene was ejected for the play, while Butler received...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nene ejected for fight with Jimmy Butler

Nene and Jimmy Butler almost got into a fight during the Chicago-Washington game on Friday night. Watch video of the two butting heads.
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time for Jimmermania?

The Chicago Bulls will be entering game 3 of the seven game series against Washington down 2-0 in the series on friday night. Chicago has struggled so far this series with scoring being the worst scoring team in the nba and on the defensive side the Bulls have struggled to defend Wizards point guard John Wall and Nene Hilario whom has been guarded mostly by the 2014 defensive player...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards look to have Nene Hilario return before playoffs

The Washington Wizards lost in blowout fashion to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday by the score of 96-78. The loss dropped the Wizards to 40-37, second in the Southeast Division. Through the up and down season which has the Wizards in the number six spot in the Eastern Conference, they have played to a record of 12-9 without the services of Nene Hilario, who has been out with...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene HIlario could start practicing, targeting April return

The Washing Wizards' Nene Hilario was expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL last month. The Wizards' starting power forward is no longer on crutches and has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill. Nene could resume practicing as early as next week with a potential return date of April 9 against the Charlotte Bobcats.By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAccording...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red hot Washington Wizards lose Nene for 4-6 weeks

Red hot Washington Wizards lose Nene for 4-6 weeksThe Washington Wizards are rolling right now having won four straight games and as a result moving above the .500 mark for the second time this season. The Wizards were able to win and employ a small lineup with Trevor Ariza at the power-forward in their first game without Nene. The Brazilian big man was given the crushing yet encouraging...
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Gooden signs with the Wizards

Great news for Drew Gooden, who hasn’t played in an NBA game since April 6th last year, as he has signed a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards. The former lottery pick from Kansas is expected to join the Wizards before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. The Wizards signed him after losing Nene Hilario to a sprained left MCL, who is expected to be miss six weeks...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nene Out With Sprained MCL

Earlier this afternoon, head coach of the Washington Wizards Randy Wittman announced that his starting power forward Nene Hilario will miss approximately the next 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL. Nene’s set return is near the end of the regular season which is not a good thing to hear for a team who is barely in the playoffs right now .  Washington is currently 28-28 and currently...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards' Nene Hilario is out for about six weeks with sprained MCL

The Washington Wizards hopes of grabbing a decent playoff seeding took a huge hit when they got back the results from Nene Hilario's MRI. The exam revealed that the injury Nene suffered in his left knee is a sprained medial collateral ligament, as reported by Michael Lee of the Washington Post.Given the timetable for return, Nene may return in time for the last week of the regular...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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