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Derrick Rose doing Chicago teammates, fans a disservice

“Leave it all out on the floor.” Sports has, and always will be a large compilation of clichés and mantras which we often carry over into real life. “Play like a champion”, “Lead by example”, “Play every game like it’s your last.” On and on goes the list that is large enough to have its own book.  When we look at the superstars and the leaders...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

- John Wall

Overall analysis/evaluation: The Game Changer changed his game after taking a beating from agents, unnamed executives in NBA front offices and a former NBA coach. Oh yeah, how can we forget his exclusion from ESPN’s Top 25 under 25? So what happened exactly? Wizards fans saw two versions of John Wall this year. The first, a rusty third year point guard with superstar potential...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

- Bradley Beal

Leading up to to last year's draft, the Wizards found themselves in a precarious situation. Everyone knew that Anthony Davis was going #1, but no one knew whether the Bobcats would take Marcus Kidd-Gilchrist or Bradley Beal. Surprise surprise, the Michael Jordan-led team made the wrong pick again. With John Wall starting the season injured and Jordan Crawford being Jordan...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

- Martell Webster

When Martell Webster was signed late in the offseason, I thought he would come in and play some backup shooting guard and get a little run at small forward as well. I liked the signing because I thought we needed some more bench scoring, but I didn't have huge expectations by any means. Little did I know he was going to turn into my favorite Wizard, both on and off the court...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

- A.J. Price

For AJ Price, the 2012-13 campaign was quite a shifty one. Price came into the season with a personal chip on his shoulder, and an ambition to resuscitate his short-lived career after a fairly unproductive stint with the Indiana Pacers. The injury to John Wall gave Price an ample opportunity to redeem himself and prove his worth as an NBA point guard, but instead he would become...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

- Emeka Okafor

One of the brightest spots on this Wizards team last season was the emergence of Emeka Okafor. After he and much of the team struggled early on in the 2012-13 campaign, Okafor's season turned around for the best once John Wall was able to get back in to the line up. He went from being just an average big man on an average roster, to emerging as one of the team's best scorers...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Ain’t Fair: A Look at John Wall’s Improvement in the Adidas CrazyQuick

The improvement or change in an NBA player's game has rarely ever been attributed to the shoes he's wearing. However, John Wall just may be that one exception. This column, written by guest writer Izzy Gainsburg from Wall's official website JohnWall2.com, explains Wall's dramatic change in production after switching over to the new Adidas Crazy-Quick sneakers. ...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

- Trevor Ariza

In his first season with the Washington Wizards, much was expected of the veteran small forward due to the price tag that came along with him. Many hoped his veteran presence would help boost this team and help progress the younger guys on the squad. Ariza had a very slow start to the season, frustrating fans with his poor shot selection and inability to get anything in the hoop...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Comes Out; NBA Embraces

News broke this morning that the next issue of Sports Illustrated would feature Wizards center Jason Collins on the cover. If that wasn’t surprising enough, the topic that landed him on the cover is also the number one trending topic on Twitter, along with coverage from every organization, including ESPN and the Associated Press. Jason Collins is gay. Being the first...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

- Garrett Temple

Garrett Temple was signed by the Wizards on Christmas Day due to injuries to John Wall, AJ Price, and Trevor Ariza, and turned out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Temple stepped in to his role right away and averaged 31 minutes over his first seven games. The entire backcourt was bit by the injury bug at some point this past season and Temple was ready whenever his number...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lottery Pick Excitement? Wizards Draft History Suggests Otherwise

As the NBA playoffs get underway, Wizards fans find themselves in an all too familiar situation: waiting for the lottery. Being a Wizards fan, I've grown to despise the lottery. I hate the lottery so much that I no longer play Ping Pong or Powerball and it’s all the Wizards fault. Now, there is a huge segment of Wiz fans who blame Ernie Grunfeld for everything, even global...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

- Kevin Seraphin

If I could name one Wizards player who had a remarkably overlooked season, it would be Kevin Seraphin.  Following a tiring (yet promising) Olympics run, Seraphin returned to the team, finding himself in a bench role after starring for a stretch to close the 2011-2012 season. Kevin saw his minutes fluctuate and his roles shuffled, all while the Wizards got off to its worst start...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

- Chris Singleton

Nice guy, pretty funny, good defensive player, suspect offense, can’t really seem to get into Randy Wittman’s rotation on a consistent basis and just to be blatantly honest, I’d rather have Kenneth Faried, MarShon Brooks, Norris Cole or Jimmy Butler -- all whom were drafted after Chris Singleton. Singleton played in less overall games in ’12-13 than his rookie year, started...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

- 2012-13 Standout Performances; the Lottery Pick; Optimism in the Offseason

Given a choice of John Wall's 47-point game, Bradley Beal's buzzer-beater against OKC, or Martell Webster's career-high seven 3-pointer game, which performance stands out the most for you? Joe: All three performances were highlights for another non-playoff year but Wall’s stood out to me for a couple of reasons. First, it wasn’t just the 47 points, it was the...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

John Wall Releases Inaugural Adidas Shoe

Remember all that buzz about John Wall having issues with his Reebok shoes and how it was a factor that lead to his injury? Do you also remember when Wall and Reebok parted ways earlier this year and he ended up signing with Adidas? Well, here’s a preview of his latest shoe, the first in his new partnership with Adidas.             ...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Martell Webster Gives Us One Last Chuckle

As I walked through the press entrance doors for the final time this season as a member of the media, nothing appeared to be out of the normal. It was a gloomy, rainy day in the nation's capital and very fittingly, Chris Singleton's tone was up to par with the mood of the weather outside. Anyone who has heard Singleton talk knows what I mean: very low voice, very open to...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

- Here We Are Again, Hoping for a Better Next Season

Last night, the Washington Wizards closed the door on yet another disappointing season.  The team fell short of 30 wins, and of course missed the playoffs.  It’s a morose feeling that Wizards fans have come to expect since our ephemeral run of success was dismantled and the indefinite rebuilding began. If you’re like me, you just swallow it.  You turn your back on the...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

WE Preview: Wizards at Bulls - 4/17/13

                                       AT                                              Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 8:00 PM ET TV: Comcast SportsNet HD Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier   Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor   Trevor Booker Carlos Boozer Wizards...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

- Wizards at Nets: Wiz Botch Double-Digit Lead in BK

      101               106 4/15/2013 - Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, NY ESPN Boxscore  -  NBA.com Game Highlights The Wizards went into Brooklyn last night to play a game that would easily be mistaken for a Summer League matchup. With several key contributors from both teams sitting out the rest of the season, it was a battle between sloppy...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

WE Preview: Wizards at Nets - 4/15/13

                                      AT                                              Monday, April 15th, 2013 7:30 PM ET TV: Comcast SportsNet HD Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier   Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor   John Wall Deron Williams Wizards Projected...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

- Ariza, Nene, Webster Shut Down; Kobe's Injury; Wall on #NBArank

The Wizards' 2012-13 campaign is winding down to a finish this week, prepping  us for our last in-season 3-on-3 segment. Here's what's on tap: So the Wizards recently decided to pull the plug on Nene, Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster for the remaining two games of the season, giving the injured trio a headstart to their offseason as they nurse some nagging injuries...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

WE Preview: Wizards vs. 76ers - 4/12/13

                                            AT                              Friday, April 12th, 2013 7:00 PM ET TV: Comcast SportsNet HD Steve Buckhantz and Phil Chenier   Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor   Jrue Holiday John Wall 76ers Projected Starting...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

- Wittman, Wall, and Webster Post-Game Interviews

The Miami Heat decided to rest their starters last night, but unfortunately for the Wizards, it made no difference on the final scoreboard as the NBA's top team still managed a 103-98 victory behind a barrage of 3-pointers from their role players. Randy Wittman, John Wall, and Martell Webster explain the Wizards' recent defensive struggles... "It's been...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat: Sellouts of the NBA?

Ok, so let's get the simpleton stuff out of the way. The Wizards, once again, played down to the level of their opponent, which sounds extremely odd to say considering they played the NBA's best team, the Miami Heat. Miami took advantage of a stretch of a couple minutes when the Wiz Kids went cold in the 4th quarter and behind the 3-point shooting of Rashard Lewis (yes, that...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

- Leonsis Details Revealed To Be Bogus

Last week, the Washington Post revealed a story regarding the whereabouts of the Bullets 1978 championship trophy, which had been reportedly missing for some time. In that column, Leonsis narrates how the trophy was said to be recovered from the depths of former Bullets executive Everett “Smokie” Bowie’s closet, taken to Tiffany & Co. to be polished and repaired, before...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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