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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
3 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
3 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
25 days ago  |  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

Chicago Bulls Duo Get Summer League Honors

Posted to The Bull PenChicago Bulls’ Tony Snell and Doug McDermott received All-First Team honors for this year’s Las Vegas Summer League. The pair was named to the All-NBA Summer League team along with the Washington Wizards’ Glen Robinson Jr. and Otto Porter and Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets. McDermott and Snell both had very impressive Summer League showings...
Via Sports Mockery
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Paul Pierce and the Wizards be the team to beat in the East?

Last night the Wizards and Spurs played the most exciting game of summer league yet when Washington beat San Antonio 95-94 in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas summer league quarterfinals.The game was punctuated when Glen Rice Jr., who had 36 points, sent the game into triple overtime on a corner three.Both Rice and last year's first round pick (number 3 overall) by the Wizards...
Via Celtics Life
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Who the hell is that? What’s there to know about Wizards ‘blockmeister’ Daniel Theis

The hype surrounding the Wizards Summer League team this year has mostly been revolved around the development of Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. Besides UNLV standout Khem Birch, an undrafted free agent, not many others on the roster have been under intricate observation, because as Joe explained in his column yesterday, the Wizards for […] The post Who the hell is that? What’s...
Via Hoop District
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Rice and Otto Porter continue their dominance in Summer League

John Wall and Bradley Beal are named the Wiz Kids. They might have to incorporate two new members as Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. continue to dominate the Las Vegas Summer League. The @washwizards escape with an 85-83 win v. MIA. Otto Porter (17pts/7rbs) & Glen Rice Jr. (24p/7r/4a) led once again pic.twitter.com/GLoj07XKlC — NBA (@NBA) July 16, 2014 The Washington Wizards...
Via KCM Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Otto Porter and Glen Rice Dominating Summer League: Video Highlights

In order for Washington to take that next step, they are going to need their 2013 draft picks to provide on court contributions. So far the summer has started out well, and if Rice and Porter continue to show signs of improvement and can crack the rotation this season, the future is going to look that much brighter. Make sure you’re prepared, I know Bradley Beal is.   SNEEKIS...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time to get this money, Otto

While it’s still early in the offseason, and the immediate outlook for the Wizards at the small forward position is still uncertain, Otto Porter has wasted no time in preparing for the inevitable: finally becoming a integral component of the 2014 Wizards rotation. So far this summer, the pieces to make such a notion a […] The post It’s time to get this money, Otto appeared...
Via Hoop District
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards announce 2014 Summer League Roster

The Wizards announced their roster for the 2014 Summer League in Las Vegas. Headlining the roster are the the Wizards 2013 NBA draft picks Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. Source: washingtonwizards.com *- Age at the start of Summer League play (July 12) **- NBA playing experience The post Wizards announce 2014 Summer League Roster appeared first on KCM SPORTS.
Via KCM Sports
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Improving Washington Wizards look to take next step

After five straight abysmal seasons, the Washington Wizards finally turned the corner thanks in part to the development of their talented, young backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. The Wiz won their first playoff series in nearly a decade and brought life back to the franchise. With a good amount of cap space this off-season, Washington could make a couple of big moves that...
Via The Sports Bank
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards a suitor for Kevin Love?

The Washington Wizards are coming off of a great season that saw them push the Indiana Pacers to a six-game series in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. They played an exciting, up-tempo style of basketball that made many fans want to watch them, and could very well get a star player this offseason that would make them even more intriguing. According to a report from TNT’s David...
Via Sports-Glory
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards’ Top 5 Internal Free Agency Decisions

  Photo Credit: washingtonpost.com The Wizards’ season has come to a close, at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. All in all, Washington had a pretty good year. Forty-four wins in the regular season, a first-round series win, and a couple of victories against a pretty good Pacers’ team. Like every team, Washington has the opportunity to shape the roster in a quest for improvement...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Being patient with Otto Porter

Without going to Wikipedia, can you name the highest pick remaining in this year’s NBA Playoffs? Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo, the top two picks, are long eliminated. Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams was the 11th pick. This past year’s Draft was not the strongest in the world. Not by a long shot. The best rookie that made it out of the first round might very well...
Via Bloguin Best
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiz need to be patient with Otto Porter

Without going to Wikipedia, can you name the highest pick remaining in this year’s NBA Playoffs? Anthony Bennett and Victor Oladipo, the top two picks, are long eliminated. Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams was the 11th pick. This past year’s Draft was not the strongest in the world. Not by a long shot. The best rookie that made it out of the first round might very well...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards: What They Said

The Wizards were a post season factor. Let me repeat, the Wizards were a post season factor. What lies ahead for Washington? Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat are free agents and could depart. The Wizards don’t have a first round pick in the deepest NBA draft in 20 years. Is Otto Porter ever going to live up to being the third overall pick in the lottery? Who will ultimately help...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Finding A Starting Small Forward (Otto Porter Jr.)

Toronto Raptors: Finding A Starting Small Forward By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Toronto Raptors have an excellent young team and assuming they resign Kyle Lowry, have a very talented Big 3 of DeMar DeRozan, Jonas Valanciunas and Lowry to build around for the long haul. They also have very talented role players in Terrence Ross, Amir Johnson, Patrick Patterson...
Via HoopStuff
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards have a hustle board for 2013-14 season

It was unveiled today that the Washington Wizards have a hustle board for the 2013-14 season. It consists of charges taken, deflections and contest %. As you would guess the likes of John Wall, Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat lead the way. It isn’t as kind to rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice though, as even former Wizards that are listed are raked a bit higher. Check it out: ...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Looming Frontcourt Problems

Wizards Facing Looming Frontcourt Problems By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff,,, After securing their first postseason berth since the 2007-08 season when the team’s starting lineup still included Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, and Antawn Jamison, the Wizards are rightfully optimistic but also looking to the future. Currently occupying sixth place in the East with a record...
Via HoopStuff
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Otto Porter gave Gio Gonzalez a signed pair of Jordans last night

In addition to Mark Lerner (who joined the Wizards broadcast on CSNWashington), Gio Gonzalez was in attendance at last night's Wizards-Magic game in Orlando. Apparently after the game Otto Porter gave Gio a signed pair of Jordans. (Photo via Gio's Instagram) Big win tonight ,big thanks to #OttoPorter for these fresh #Js!!! @john_wall still balling #wizkids… http:/...
Via Nationals Enquirer
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

South Beach struggles: Wizards gas out late against Heat

Heat 99 — Wizards 90 March 11, 2014 AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL NBA.com highlights #OttoCheck on LeBron happened last night. For two and a half minutes last night, the angels that circumpass the slender shoulders of Otto Porter preserved him from the dismay of guarding LeBron James. Bless your graceful heart, Otto. Your efforts have […]The post South Beach struggles: Wizards...
Via Hoop District
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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