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Doc Rivers jokes Paul Pierce will only play garbage-time minutes

The Los Angeles Clippers brought in Paul Pierce to fill a void on the roster, but head coach Doc Rivers has a humorous plan concerning when to send The Truth into games during the 2015-16 season. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Rivers joked that his expectations for Pierce merely include garbage-time contributions: Doc Rivers on what he expects from Paul Pierce with...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Expect Tomas Satoransky To Join Team In 16-17

Tomas Satoransky is expected to join the Washington Wizards next season. Wizards' officials met with Satoransky, 23, this summer when his native Czech Republic played against Marcin Gortat’s Polish national team in preparation for the upcoming EuroBasket tournament. Satoransky was the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and is entering the final season of his contract with...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is John Wall happy with his NBA 2K rating?

NBA players are volatile when it comes to their annual NBA 2K16 rating. They take this stuff very seriously, and if the number is too low they'll let the world know how they feel on social media.It's here Washington Wizards point guard John Wall shouldn't have anything to worry about. He's one of the best point guards in basketball and his rating in this year's game does a good job...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Nene still help Washington's offense?

The Washington Wizards made it clear with their moves over the summer that they want to get smaller, increase their versatility and shoot more threes. That means less Nene, right? Maybe not. SB Nation's Bullets Forever blog believes Washington's starting power forward can still help the team out despite his one-dimensional skill set. Here's what they have to say:"Nene can do wonders...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards sign Toure' Murry to non-guaranteed contract

Toure' Murry has agreed to sign a non-guaranteed "training camp" deal with the Washington Wizards, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael.This isn't his first go around with the team. Murry signed a 10-day contract with Washington last year and played in five games. Here's more on how that stint went, and more, from Michael:"A bad ankle sprain derailed him just when he signed...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toure' Murry Signs Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards

Toure' Murry has agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards on a non-guaranteed deal for training camp. Murry spent five games with the Wizards last season on a 10-day contract. A bad ankle sprain derailed Murry's second 10-day contract with Washington. The Wizards already have all 15 roster spots taken with guaranteed contracts.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards will avoid Baltimore in preseason

The Washington Wizards released their preseason schedule on Thursday. It features a game in Montreal, but somewhat surprisingly avoids Baltimore, where the team hosted an exhibition in each of the last two preseasons. Here's the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo with more:"After exhibition games in Baltimore each of the last two years — Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony’s New...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Wizards are reportedly interested in Ryan Hollins

Despite never positively influencing games or making his team better, Ryan Hollins has cobbled together an admirable nine-year career. The seven-footer has played for seven teams, and the Washington Wizards could become his eighth stop, according to a report by Yahoo! reporter Marc J. Spears:Hollins is 30 years old and has never averaged more than seven points or three rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the 25 best players in Washington Wizards history?

The Washington Wizards have not been the most successful franchise in NBA history, but they've still had their moments in the spotlight thanks to a collection of seriously talented players. Courtesy of FanSided's Hoops Habit, here's a look at the 25 best players who've ever worn a Wizards/Bullets jersey, a list that includes a few active players but also some all-time greats who...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter Prepared To Play Stretch-4 For Wizards

The Washington Wizards played their best basketball when they went small in the playoffs with Paul Pierce at power forward. Otto Porter emerged in the playoffs and would like to play some stretch four this season. “Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning, you know, to smaller lineups," said Porter when asked about playing the 4. "So being able to stretch out as...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Otto Porter is 'definitely' ready to play power forward

The Washington Wizards invested in a more modern roster this summer, adding outside shooters and versatile wing defenders who thrive in smaller units. But they lost Paul Pierce, who came on as a lethal stretch four in the playoffs. Who will replace him? Otto Porter recently told Sirius XM Radio that he's perfectly capable:“Definitely, because that’s who the NBA is transitioning...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Washington Wizards won't give Bradley Beal the max contract he desires

The Washington Wizards and Bradley Beal have yet arrive at contract terms that would make both parties happy. Beal wants a maximum extension. The Wizards don't want to soak up next summer's cap space by giving him one before they absolutely have to. It's a tough but far from hopeless situation. Here's the latest, courtesy of CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael:"Bradley Beal has made it...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bradley Beal wants a max contract, Wizards not willing to give him one just yet

Washington Wizards fans have been waiting for the 2015-16 NBA season for the past two years. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant becomes a free agent at the end of the season and many believe the Wizards will be the front-runner for him. But in order to get Durant, the Wizards have to keep their talented back-court together. While John Wall has already signed an extension...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wiz unwilling to give Beal max extension he wants

    The dominoes are beginning to fall for the 2012 NBA Draft class with more and more contract extensions getting hammered out as the days go by. This summer has already seen fellow incoming fourth-years Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, and, more recently, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist agree to new long-term deals with their respective teams. Now, the Washington Wizards and guard Bradley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics should monitor the Bradley Beal situation

The Washington Wizards do not want to give its number 3 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Bradley Beal, a max contract. At least right now. According to J. Michael of CSN Washington, the Wizards are telling the three year vet to prove it in 2016. Bradley Beal has made it clear. He thinks he’s a max player, and that’s what he wants. I’ve talked to people on both sides all...
Via Celtics Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall: 'No stylist for me'

NBA players are some of the most stylish specimens on the planet right now, but most of them are pointed in the right direction by professionals who know what looks good, what's trendy and fashionable. But Washington Wizards guard John Wall walks to the beat of his own drum. He knows how to dress, and doesn't need any help. Here's what he recently told SLAM Magazine about how he...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How much better will Bradley Beal be in 2016?

Unless he strikes an agreement before Halloween, it's a contract year for Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal. But that could be really good news for him, considering Beal turned 22 in June and still has so much room to grow. How much room, though? Here, Sports Illustrated's Ben Leibowitz has a look at what type of jump Beal can make in his fourth season:"Another guy entering...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Play-By-Play Man Steve Buckhantz Has Smooth ‘KD2DC’ Reply to Kevin Durant’s Twitter Question

View image | gettyimages.com Washington, D.C. has been engulfed with the ‘KD2DC’ movement, as fans hope for DMV native Kevin Durant to sign with his hometown team the Washington Wizards.. It’s become the main water cooler topic for D.C. sports fans. As the summer of 2016 vastly approaches, and with the Wizards taking an obvious ‘All in for KD’ approach, the references...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards expect Satoransky to join team in 2016

The Washington Wizards selected Tomas Satoransky with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 draft. The 23-year-old is now a 6'7" guard on FC Barcelona, where he averaged 14 points, five rebounds and six assists per 36 minutes last season. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic's J. Michael, Satoransky may finally join the Wizards next summer:"The Wizards visited Satoransky, a 6-7 combo guard...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs are still interested in Rasual Butler

The San Antonio Spurs have 13 guaranteed contracts on their books for the 2015-16 season, meaning they can add another stable veteran (or two) to their depth chart if they feel it's necessary.Rasual Butler is one option who's still available, and San Antonio has reportedly had its eye on him since the beginning of free agency. That interest might be heating up.Last season, the former...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs have continued interest in Rasual Butler

According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops Friday evening (H/T HoopsRumors.com), the San Antonio Spurs continue to ‘express interest’ in unrestricted veteran free agent Rasual Butler. Back in early July, the Spurs initially expressed interest in Butler, who played in 75 games with the Washington Wizards last season at the age of 35, where he […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Bynum Agrees To Sign With Guangdong Tigers

Will Bynum is finalizing a deal to re-sign in China with the Guangdong Tigers. Bynum finished last season with the Washington Wizards after the CBA season concluded. Bynum first played abroad in 2006 with Maccabi Tel Aviv before coming to the NBA with the Detroit Pistons.
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Washington to sign Jaleel Roberts

The Washington Wizards spent their offseason downsizing their roster. They signed Jared Dudley to play some stretch four and invested on the wing with guys like Alan Anderson, Gary Neal and Kelly Oubre Jr..  But no matter how fast the league drifts to the perimeter, seven footers will always be important. With that in mind, the Wizards have reportedly brought one in on a non-guaranteed...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Washington Wizards do not need Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce was arguably Washington's second best player throughout last season's playoff run. He repeatedly had the ball in his hands with the game on the line and took charge when it mattered most. Pierce was utilized as a stretch four after spending most of the regular season at the three spot, relatively floundering in a miscast role that didn't maximize his strengths or hide...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards' Kelly Oubre reflects on childhood and Hurricane Katrina

Washington Wizards rookie Kelly Oubre Jr. was nine years old when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. His father had the foresight to take Oubre and leave before mass destruction landed. They drove to Houston, Texas and didn't look back. Oubre recently reflected on that traumatic experience, his entire childhood, why he was a relative disappointment at the University of Kansas and...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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