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John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

The All-NBA teams were announced on Thursday and they included names you would expect to see like Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. Among those absent was John Wall, who had a message for voters. More Motivation…Keep Sleeping !! — John Wall (@JohnWall) May 21, 2015 Harden and Curry were absolutely deserving of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall tweets his reaction to All-NBA snub, voters: 'Keep sleeping'

There will eventually come a day when Washington Wizards point guard John Wall isn't the prime suspect in discussions about the NBA's most underrated star. Today, however, is not that day.When the All-NBA first, second and third teams were announced on Thursday, Wall's name surprisingly was not on a single one of the rosters. Granted, there are quite a few talented guards in the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal's contract situation is simple, but it could complicate things for the Wizards

This summer, the Washington Wizards can offer shooting guard Bradley Beal his first contract extension. They'd have his next few years of service locked in at a reasonable price for an up-and-coming young player, and John Wall's backcourt running mate wouldn't be a question mark.But with all of that said, is it actually smarter for the Wizards to wait until Beal's current deal runs...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Top Ten best plays from the 2014-15 season

Although the Washington Wizards fell short of a championship this season, the team had a pretty amazing playoff run and saw improved play from their All-Star John Wall. Wall averaged over seventeen points, ten assists and nearly five rebounds per game during his 2014-15 season and for those of you who might have missed some of Wall’s best moments, check out the below Top Ten: ...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall named to NBA All Defense 2nd Team

From a Washington Wizards press release:
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Wizards Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects will join John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat as the newest member of the Washington Wizards. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport.com...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016

Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Washington Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016. The Wizards intend to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason if they have sufficient cap space. The Wizards are committed to giving Beal a max contract eventually, but hope to time it in a way that is similar to what the San Antonio...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards’ John Wall Named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) reacts after a play in the first half of Game 6 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Brandon/AP) After a rough few days for John Wall and the Washington Wizards, following their Game 6 defeat to the Atlanta Hawks and elimination from the 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
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Marcin Gortat says this season was the 'toughest one from a personal standpoint'

The Washington Wizards saw two versions of Marcin Gortat this season. One was gregarious and engaging off the court and dominant on it. The other was a bit more reticent with the media and saw his playing time in the fourth quarter dwindle.With the Wizards' season over, Gortat admitted how tough the season was in his exit interview:“I would say in the eight years of my career,...
Via Fox Sports
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Randy Wittman doesn't want Paul Pierce 'making an emotional decision'

If NBA fans are lucky, we haven't seen the last of Paul Pierce. He's not sure if he'll be back next season, and that's understandable. The Washington Wizards lost in brutal fashion to the Atlanta Hawks this postseason. But John Wall will be back and healthy next season, and the Wizards discovered gold with Pierce at center. If The Truth comes back -- and if he's in Washington once...
Via Fox Sports
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All-Defensive Team Nod Is Just the Beginning for John Wall

  View image | gettyimages.com Lost in the his speed, passing, and pick-and-roll I.Q., is the fact that Washington Wizards guard John Wall is one of the best on-ball perimeter defenders in the NBA. His ability to guard some of the best ball handlers in the league at the point of the defense plays a large part in why the Wizards ranked fifth in defensive efficiency this season...
Via KCM Sports
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Washington Wizards season comes to an end

On Friday night, the Washington Wizards lost to the Atlanta Hawks 94-91 effectively bringing the Wizards season to an end and sending the Hawks to the conference finals for the first time in 44 seasons. Washington has now lost in the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after going 5 seasons without making the playoffs. The Wizards have not gotten past the second...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcin Gortat Admits Personal Issues Impacted His Performance

Marcin Gortat addressed the personal issues that began to plague him sometime after the All-Star break. “I would say in the eight years of my career, the eighth year was pretty much the toughest one from a personal standpoint,” said Gortat, who completed the first of a five-year, $60 million contract. “I had some issues during the season and that definitely didn’t help me...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season That Was, And the Future That Will Be

The Graceful Exit. Part of a quote by Ellen Goodman that I won’t bother with making you read but if you click here and opt to read it for yourself, then you may understand its wisdom and how it pertains to the Washington Wizards. Being it my third time covering these exit interviews, I’ve noticed […] The post The Graceful Exit, Volume I: Marcin Gortat Reflects On The Season...
Via Hoop District
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John Wall Plans to Avoid Surgery, add Wrinkles to Offensive Game for Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, smiles as he comes off the court after Game 3 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) John Wall emphatically dismissed the possibility that he would need surgery to repair the five non-displaced fractures in his left hand...
Via The Sports Journal
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John Wall's Wizards wind up in same place, see differences

WASHINGTON (AP) Even if John Wall and the Washington Wizards wound up in the same place as a year ago - eliminated in six games in the second round of the playoffs by the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed - they see plenty of differences. First of all, Wall missed three games of the series loss to the Atlanta Hawks because of fractures in his left hand and wrist. ''If we didn't have...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
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Wizards guard John Wall says he won't need postseason hand surgery

  Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall says he does not need surgery for the fractures in his left hand and wrist that kept him out of three playoff games. Wall says Monday that he will head to Cleveland this week or next to see a specialist about the injury and find out what he needs to do to heal properly. He was hurt during Game 1 of Washington's second-round series...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards PG John Wall says his left hand won't need surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall says he does not need surgery for the fractures in his left hand and wrist that kept him out of three playoff games. Wall says Monday that he will head to Cleveland this week or next to see a specialist about the injury and find out what he needs to do to heal properly. He was hurt during Game 1 of Washington's second...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley: 'I would love it' if Paul Pierce came back to Boston

Paul Pierce was a Boston Celtic for 15 years before playing one season with each the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Warriors over the last two.  The future Hall of Famer will hit free agency come July 1 and Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley says he wants his former teammate back in green. “I would love it if he came back here,” Bradley told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Monday (h...
Via Fox Sports
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LeBron James: Paul Pierce made me a better player

  Paul Pierce’s NBA career may very well be over after the Washington Wizard’s playoff exit, but he certainly made an impression on plenty of players around the league.   And one of them is LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers star said in an interview with The Plain Dealer on Sunday that he gives Pierce credit for making him the player he is today. James also...
Via NESN.com
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Avery Bradley: ‘I Would Love It’ If Paul Pierce Returned To Celtics

Paul Pierce has reached a crossroads in his career, and he’s got some difficult decisions to make, starting with whether he still wants to play basketball. If Pierce does want to continue his remarkable career, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is hopeful Pierce once again dons Celtics green before he hangs ’em up. “I would love it if he came back...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce: Garnett 'crushed' Joakim Noah with trash talk

There’s no denying Kevin Garnett’s place among sports’ greatest trash-talkers. There’s also no denying his rivalry with Joakim Noah. Garnett and Noah have done battle numerous times over the years, and according to Paul Pierce, the disdain began very early. Pierce told Bleacher Report in a must-read oral history of Garnett’s career that KG first got under Noah’s skin...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite series loss, Paul Pierce's clutch performance impressed Danny Ainge

Boston Celtics fans, it's okay if you found yourself kind of rooting for the Washington Wizards against the Atlanta Hawks. The Paul Pierce that the Wizards saw -- and that nearly grounded the Hawks -- was a trip down memory lane for Celtics fans. And Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was right there with the rest of the green faithful.“I’ve really had a lot...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce and Wizards are a perfect fit, but The Truth has options

After the way his season ended, Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce is understandably in a lot of pain. He's not even sure that he wants to play again next season. But if he does, the Wizards should be hoping that he opts into his current contract.Pierce reportedly has a player option for just less than $5.5 million, which would be a bargain for the versatility The Truth provided...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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