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Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter look very small

Many know by now that New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis is arguably the biggest rising star in the NBA or certainly well on his way to being. But no one would expect Davis to just manhandle the “Polish Hammer” Marcin Gortat. Poor Otto Porter had no chance, he was just an innocent bystander. [Vine] The post Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat...
Via KCM Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal By Brandon Hartman: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The early preseason “I am better than you” trash talk between both Washington and Cleveland’s backcourts looked to reignite a rivalry and set the stage for some mouth watering showdowns throughout the season, but an ill timed injury has seemingly shelved the first potential...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Rumors: Otto Porter to replace injured Bradley Beal at SG

According to CSN's Washington Insider, J. Michael, there is a strong chance that the Wizards will name Otto Porter Jr. the starting shooting guard for Fridays exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets, due to Bradley Beal and Glen Rice being out to injuries.                Porter wouldn't confirm that he will be starting at shooting guard, but when asked if...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

(LISTEN) Otto Porter after block shot: “Get that (expletive) out of here, boy”

Jason Whitney Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter had an impressive block on Jannero Pargo in transition during their exhibition game against the Charlotte Bobcats tonight and made it known. The second year swingman out of Georgetown swatted Pargo’s layup attempt and told the speedy point guard to “Get that (expletive) out of here.” This is the second time in […] Sports...
Via Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10/16 Hump Day Heroes

Happy hump day ya’ll. Its been a long week and I’m ready for it to be over. For those not working retail, the week is on the down slide and it must feel great because there are a lot of exciting sporting events going on this weekend. We are entering a golden time of the year with winter sports kicking off, football stakes heating up, and baseball playoffs marching on. Here are...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards 2014-’15 Season Preview

Just as we are moping around wondering what happened in baseball… Our NBA team returns, loaded with expectations. Has there ever been such excitement in the DMV surrounding the franchise? Probably not since the days of Elvin Hayes carrying the Bullets into the post season on a regular basis. Much like their summer counterparts the Wizards are popular in Las Vegas as pre-season...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notebook – Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa

Wizards 101 Maccabi Haifa 95 October 15, 2014 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC Game Stats Play of the Night An #OttoSwap that sent the rock out to Friendship Heights. A hat tip to Otto Porter’s defensive awareness here. Playing man-on-man defense, Otto evaded a screen and was lured toward the basket where he was left […] The post Game Notebook – Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa...
Via Hoop District
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Rice, Jr. ‘day-to-day’ with sprained ankle

The injury bug is going around the Washington Wizards. Already down Bradley Beal for approximately six weeks with a broken wrist, Glen Rice, Jr. suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday night’s 101-95 win over the Israeli basketball club, Macabbi Haifa. Head coach Randy Wittman said Rice is “day-to-day.” Wittman says Rice's right ankle is pretty swollen. The dreaded "...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95

WASHINGTON (AP) Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Nene and Paul Pierce rested for the Wizards (4-1) and John Wall sat after the first quarter. Glen Rice Jr., who started for the injured Bradley Beal, didn't return...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Pick Up Rookie Options On Bradley Beal, Otto Porter

The Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and the third-year contract option on Otto Porter. "Bradley and Otto are both big pieces of the core group of players that we will build around as we continue to improve our team," Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to them playing significant roles in our success...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards exercise contract options on G Beal, F Porter

  The Washington Wizards have exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Bradley Beal and their third-year option on forward Otto Porter. The Wizards announced the moves Tuesday. Both players were taken with the No. 3 overall pick in their respective drafts. Beal was selected in 2012 and averaged 17.5 points last season. He broke a bone in his left wrist in a preseason...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards exercise contract options on Beal, Porter

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards have exercised their fourth-year contract option on guard Bradley Beal and their third-year option on forward Otto Porter. The Wizards announced the moves Tuesday. Both players were taken with the No. 3 overall pick in their respective drafts. Beal was selected in 2012 and averaged 17.5 points last season. He broke a bone in his left wrist...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Securing the future: Wizards exercise options on Bradley Beal Otto Porter

Broken bones don’t phase Ernie Grunfeld. Well, at least not broken bones on non-shooting wrists. A disheartening past few days for Bradley Beal lead up to the refreshing news from just an hour ago as the Wizards, via press release, have announced that they will be exercising the fourth-year contract option on their esteemed shooting […] The post Securing the future: Wizards exercise...
Via Hoop District
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bradley Beal may miss significant time with wrist injury

There was quite some concern when Bradley Beal left Friday’s preseason loss vs. Charlotte with a sprained wrist after playing 10 minutes.The concern may have been justified as Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports a person familiar with the situation described Beal’s injury as “not good.” …according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person described...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A preview of the top 5 most expensive games for Wizards tickets

The Washington Wizards made a huge leap in 2013-14, as they got out of the first round of the playoffs and even gave the top-seeded Indiana Pacers something to think about in round two. This year, they are gunning for it all. Veteran swing man Paul Pierce brings a much-needed veteran presence, while the team retained their size down low to try to make a deeper run. With John Wall...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A preview of the top 5 most expensive games for Wizards tickets

The Washington Wizards made a huge leap in 2013-14, as they got out of the first round of the playoffs and even gave the top-seeded Indiana Pacers something to think about in round two. This year, they are gunning for it all. Veteran swing man Paul Pierce brings a much-needed veteran presence, while the team retained their size down low to try to make a deeper run. With John Wall...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards beat Pelicans 94-89 in preseason game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) John Wall scored 14 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 94-89 preseason win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Otto Porter had 12 points for Washington, which shot 49 percent from the field. Bradley Beal and Kevin Seraphin each had 11 points. The Wizards grabbed the lead with a 12-1 run in the final minutes at the Veterans Memorial Arena...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards 2014-15 Player Previews: Otto Porter

2013-2014 Key Stats Games played, started: 37, 0 Total minutes, per game: 319, 5.3 Points per game: 2.1 Field goals: 33-91 (.363) It was quite a year for young Otto Porter. After being deemed one of the safest picks in the draft and being selected by a rising Wizards team, Porter seemed to be going […] The post Wizards 2014-15 Player Previews: Otto Porter appeared first on Hoop District.
Via Hoop District
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards learn new teammate Pierce not out to make friends

Paul Pierce doesn't have a lot of friends, according to Otto Porter -- and he means that as the highest compliment. Pierce officially begins his stint with the Washington Wizards when training camp opens next week, but he already has made an impression. Porter, who's coming off a disappointing rookie season, said he has noticed in the past that Pierce isn't quite as chummy...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Teammate: Old-School Paul Pierce Wants To Win, Not Make Friends

Paul Pierce doesn’t have a lot of friends, according to Otto Porter — and Porter means that as the highest compliment. Pierce officially begins his stint with the Washington Wizards when training camp opens next week, but he has already made an impression. Porter, a second-year forward coming off a disappointing rookie season, says he has noticed in the past that Pierce isn’t...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Could Glen Rice Jr. Be Future At Small Forward?

When the Washington Wizards selected Otto Porter Jr. with the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, they did so in expecting Porter to be the future at the small forward position. After a disappointing rookie campaign in which Porter only appeared in 37 games and scored only 78 points that thought process has changed. […] Washington Wizards: Could Glen Rice Jr. Be Future At Small...
Via NBA Draft Blog
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014-15?

“With the third pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards select Otto Porter Jr. from Georgetown University.” That was about as much excitement that came with the name Otto Porter Jr. in the NBA last season. Porter, the 2013 Big East Player of the Year and first team All-American, had an extremely disappointing […] Washington Wizards: Will Otto Porter Emerge In 2014...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and David Adkins, hired later in the summer to serve as the Wizards’ player development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers trying to trade for Sam Cassell, pry him out of Washington

Sam Cassell just got done coaching Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter and the rest of the Wizards’ Summer League team. Before that he helped recruit Paul Pierce to Washington as a free agent. Now Cassell could be the one lured away. Doc Rivers is still trying to fill out his Clippers staff after Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue were lured away, and he is trying to land Cassell, reports Adrian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter Prove They Are Ready For Larger Roles

The Washington Wizards came to the Summer League this year looking for progress in the development of their two 2013 draft picks Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. What they got was possibly a transformation of two rookies into key contributors in their hopes of a Southeast Division title in 2014-15. Rice averaged a league-leading 25 points while adding 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals, as...
Via KCM Sports
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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