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...
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9 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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: It’s Porter Time

Free agency is underway and one thing is certain: the Washington Wizards will be without the Truth. Paul Pierce chose to sign a three year deal worth $10.6 million with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite with coach Doc Rivers. The departure of Pierce leaves the team without the veteran leader who brought an old school toughness to the organization. Yet there doesn’t seem to be...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards draft: Analyzing the Kelly Oubre pick

Last Thursday night, the Wizards traded up to select Kelly Oubre Jr., the athletic wingman out of Kansas. At first glance, the Oubre pick appeared to signify the front office’s lack of faith in Wizards forward Otto Porter. Both Porter and Oubre play on the wing, and have similar playing styles. However upon closer examination, the Oubre pick looks to signify a change in identity...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards get Kansas SF Oubre in draft-day trade with Hawks

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards moved up four spots in the first round of the NBA draft to get Kansas freshman Kelly Oubre in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected the small forward with the 15th overall pick Thursday night. The Wizards agreed to send the 19th overall choice, along with two future second-round picks, to Atlanta in the deal. The 6-foot-7, 203-pound...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards trade up to take Kelly Oubre in first round of NBA Draft

The Washington Wizards made the first trade of the night, moving the 19th overall pick and two future second round picks division rival Atlanta Hawks, getting back the 15th overall pick in return. That pick yields Kelly Oubre, a 19-year-old wing player who went to Kansas. Washington has traded for No. 15 and will select Kelly Oubre, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
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June 25, 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

Otto Porter Jr. is the 2015 'Shaqtin' a Fool' MVP

There are plenty of awards handed out at the end of the regular season, but this isn't one you really want to win.The end of the year "Shaqtin' A Fool" award is handed out to the player who committed the biggest blooper during the year. Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. won it going away this season.  Here's more from Des Bieler at the Washington Post: "When Otto Porter...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 "Shaqtin' a Fool" moments of the 2014-15 NBA season (Video)

"Shaqtin' a Fool" has been a popular weekly segment on TNT as they focus on NBA bloopers throughout the season. This week, TNT compiled a Top 5 list of this season's bloopers to determine this season's "Shaqtin' MVP". WATCH: The Top 5 #Shaqtin moments of this season — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 11, 2015You knew that Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Wittman: 'Sky is the limit' for Otto Porter

Although the Washington Wizards couldn't advance past the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the play of young forward Otto Porter Jr. was one of the biggest bright spots of the postseason.After averaging just under 20 minutes a game during the regular season, the No. 3 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft ended up playing over 33 minutes a night in the playoffs. Even though...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Just the Beginning’ for Washington Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr.

Otto Porter Jr. #22 of the Washington Wizards passes around Henry Walker #5 of the Miami Heat during the first half at Verizon Center on March 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The past two seasons have turned out exactly the same for the Washington Wizards; both ended in the semifinals after six games against the East’s top seed. Both years, the Wizards...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Jr. Plays Vital Role in Washington Wizards’ Postseason run

Washington Wizards SF Otto Porter (#22) working his wizardry above the rim in a May 9 playoff game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (USA Today-Sports/Geoff Burke) On Saturday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Otto Porter Jr. made a thunderous dunk in transition. Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ back up for the team’s playmaker, John Wall, had become...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Without a star, role players must shine

Thanks to Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater, a John Wall-less Washington Wizards team won game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Atlanta Hawks 103-101. Giving them a 2-1 series lead. After watching a 21-point lead wither away due to a late 4th quarter rally by Atlanta rally, Washington found itself with the ball in what would be the final possession of the ball...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s buzzer beater: ‘I called, Game!’

  Paul Pierce’s 21-foot fallaway jumper that went in off the backboard at the buzzer lifted the Washington Wizards over the Atlanta Hawks 103-101 on Saturday night, despite playing without John Wall. Pierce was asked by ESPN’s Chris Broussard whether he called “Bank!” on the winner. “I called, ‘Game!'” Pierce said. Game 4 in the best-of-seven series is Monday...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards’ John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in wrist, hand

The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that point guard John Wall has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. “Wall and the team are currently in consultation with multiple physicians and specialists to determine the best course of action and his playing status has yet to be determined,” the Wizards said in a statement. “Further updates will be provided...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Otto Porter making a name for himself in playoffs as Wizards' x-factor

The regular season didn't quite go the way that Otto Porter probably hoped, but the Washington Wizards wing is making a name for himself when it counts.Porter's numbers during the postseason don't blow you away; he's averaging 9.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game in the playoffs. But those marks are all increases on his regular season production, and they...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Read Too Much Into Washington’s Win Over Atlanta… But Give the Wizards Credit

Not every outcome of a game has to have some everlasting, mythic, and truly meaningful story to come out of it. Sometimes it is what it is, and what that can be is what exactly it was — one result of one specific game. People are going to ask the question, though: What does Washington’s upset over Atlanta mean? Well, why does it have to mean anything? Can’t it just be a victory...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards win again! Go up 1-0 in series v. Hawks

The Washington Wizards have done it again. The team is now 5-0 in the playoffs after sweeping the Toronto Raptors in the first round and now opening their second round series against the Hawks with an impressive 104-98 come-from-behind win in Atlanta. The Hawks were 35-6 in Atlanta this season, but the Wizards were having none of it today. This is the first time in franchise history...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the breakout players of the NBA Playoffs’ first round

6. Patty Mills, San Antonio SpursMills already made his name in last year’s Spurs’ title run, but his legend is growing anew this spring...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: The Washington Wizards’ Astonishing Act One

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Wizards opened the 2014-15 NBA regular season...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: An Exclusive Highlight Reel from Wizards – Raptors Game 3

John Wall’s Houdini-like magic. Otto Porter’s madness. Paul Pierce’s killer ending. The Wizards’ Game 3 victory. Enjoy this awesome Game 3 highlight reel taken from the Verizon Center by our guy Will Davidson. The post VIDEO: An Exclusive Highlight Reel from Wizards – Raptors Game 3 appeared first on Hoop District.
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Blow Out Raptors For 2-0 Series Lead!

The Wizards were on fire on Tuesday night in a 117-106 win over the Raptors in Toronto. With the win, Washington takes a commanding 2-0 lead, heading home for a pair of games this weekend at the Verizon Center. Trailing 31-26 at the end of the first period, the Wizards exploded in the second quarter, taking a 60-49 lead at intermission. Washington didn’t let up to start the second...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall Following Paul Pierce’s Comments: ‘I Definitely Want to be Great’

Paul Pierce made a few headlines after talking off the hip in an interview with’s Jackie MacMullan about his “horrible” season with the Brooklyn Nets, his rivalry with LeBron James, and his relationship (or lack thereof) with former Boston Celtics teammate Ray Allen. Lost in Pierce’s piercing words was his critique of current teammates John Wall, Bradley Beal, and...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards Continue to Struggle Against Indiana: Five Takeaways

In a game that meant nothing in the standing for them, the Wizards held no punches against their nemesis the Indiana Pacers. Trying to play spoilers (and extract revenge) against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago, Washington core players treated the game as a playoff game. If not for nothing more than to prove they could get over the hurdle of beating a...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Wizards Week Ahead (at Sixers; at Nets; vs. Hawks)

The Crystal Ball is a weekly Monday feature forecasting the future for the Wizards week ahead.. This week’s games: April 8th, at Philadelphia 76ers April 10th, at Brooklyn Nets April 12th, vs. Atlanta Hawks Lets go Wiz! Wednesday, April 8th AT vs. the Philadelphia Sixers What to watch: Otto Porter! Randy Wittman has harping on […] The post The Crystal Ball: Forecasting the Wizards...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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