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Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter look very small

Many know by now that New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis is arguably the biggest rising star in the NBA or certainly well on his way to being. But no one would expect Davis to just manhandle the “Polish Hammer” Marcin Gortat. Poor Otto Porter had no chance, he was just an innocent bystander. [Vine] The post Highlight: Pelicans’ Anthony Davis makes Wizards’ Marcin Gortat...
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Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards: 5 Options In Replacing Bradley Beal By Brandon Hartman: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The early preseason “I am better than you” trash talk between both Washington and Cleveland’s backcourts looked to reignite a rivalry and set the stage for some mouth watering showdowns throughout the season, but an ill timed injury has seemingly shelved the first potential...
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Jefferson powers Hornets past Wizards

WASHINGTON -- Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Kemba Walker added 16 points for the Hornets (3-2). Charlotte trailed 68-63 before pulling away with a 23-1 run. John Wall scored 14 points for the Wizards (4-2) on 3-for-12 shooting. He had...
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(LISTEN) Otto Porter after block shot: “Get that (expletive) out of here, boy”

Jason Whitney Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter had an impressive block on Jannero Pargo in transition during their exhibition game against the Charlotte Bobcats tonight and made it known. The second year swingman out of Georgetown swatted Pargo’s layup attempt and told the speedy point guard to “Get that (expletive) out of here.” This is the second time in […] Sports...
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Jefferson leads Hornets past Wizards 96-86

WASHINGTON (AP) Al Jefferson scored 20 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 96-86 Friday night in a preseason game. Kemba Walker added 16 points for the Hornets (3-2). Charlotte trailed 68-63 before pulling away with a 23-1 run. John Wall scored 14 points for the Wizards (4-2) on 3-for-12 shooting. He...
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Wizards Injury Update: Bradley Beal undergoes surgery, will miss about 6 weeks

Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards’ promising young shooting guard out of Florida, has broken his wrist. The injury occurred during Washington’s preseason game this past Friday against the Charlotte Hornets.Hornets’ rookie PJ Hairston fouled Beal late in the second quarter of the contest and Beal proceeded to make the two ensuing free throws, but left the court following...
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Daniel Orton Agrees To Sign With Shanxi

Daniel Orton has reached agreement with Shanxi of China on a $1 million-plus deal, a source tells RealGM. Orton was released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards. Orton played parts of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
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Wizards 2014-’15 Season Preview

Just as we are moping around wondering what happened in baseball… Our NBA team returns, loaded with expectations. Has there ever been such excitement in the DMV surrounding the franchise? Probably not since the days of Elvin Hayes carrying the Bullets into the post season on a regular basis. Much like their summer counterparts the Wizards are popular in Las Vegas as pre-season...
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Pierce Jersey Poppin’ In L.A.

The year was 2006 and the C’s were 23-33 about halfway through the season. After leading Boston to victory with a 37 point performance in Portland against the Blazers, Paul Pierce and his teammates were now headed into L.A. to face the rival Lakers. Pierce once again came through with a mammoth game, dropping 39 points on L.A. and calmly sinking the game-clinching free throws with...
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Daniel Orton Waived By Wizards

Daniel Orton was released by the Washington Wizards on Thursday, the team announced. Orton did not appear in a game in the preseason. The Wizards' roster stands at 17.
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Wizards Injury Update: Glen Rice Jr. injuries right ankle during Wednesday's victory

The Washington Wizards are off to a 4-1 start on the preseason following a 44-win season and second place finish in the Southeast Division last season. The Wizards had a balanced attack in last night's 101-95 victory over Maccabi Haifa. Otto Porter Jr. had 19 points, while Kevin Seraphin added 18 off the bench. On the downside, the Wizards lost guard Glen Rice, who contributed...
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Game Notebook – Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa

Wizards 101 Maccabi Haifa 95 October 15, 2014 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC Game Stats Play of the Night An #OttoSwap that sent the rock out to Friendship Heights. A hat tip to Otto Porter’s defensive awareness here. Playing man-on-man defense, Otto evaded a screen and was lured toward the basket where he was left […] The post Game Notebook – Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa...
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Glen Rice, Jr. ‘day-to-day’ with sprained ankle

The injury bug is going around the Washington Wizards. Already down Bradley Beal for approximately six weeks with a broken wrist, Glen Rice, Jr. suffered a sprained ankle in Wednesday night’s 101-95 win over the Israeli basketball club, Macabbi Haifa. Head coach Randy Wittman said Rice is “day-to-day.” Wittman says Rice's right ankle is pretty swollen. The dreaded "...
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Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95

WASHINGTON (AP) Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Nene and Paul Pierce rested for the Wizards (4-1) and John Wall sat after the first quarter. Glen Rice Jr., who started for the injured Bradley Beal, didn't return...
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Game Preview: Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa

Maccabi Haifa at Washington October 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Tale of the Tape Projected Starting Lineups Spotlight Matchup John Wall vs. Dagan Yavzuri Although it’s very likely Wall is going to pick apart this matchup, I still kinda like what may become of […] The post Game Preview: Wizards vs. Maccabi Haifa...
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Wizards Pick Up Rookie Options On Bradley Beal, Otto Porter

The Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and the third-year contract option on Otto Porter. "Bradley and Otto are both big pieces of the core group of players that we will build around as we continue to improve our team," Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to them playing significant roles in our success...
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Securing the future: Wizards exercise options on Bradley Beal Otto Porter

Broken bones don’t phase Ernie Grunfeld. Well, at least not broken bones on non-shooting wrists. A disheartening past few days for Bradley Beal lead up to the refreshing news from just an hour ago as the Wizards, via press release, have announced that they will be exercising the fourth-year contract option on their esteemed shooting […] The post Securing the future: Wizards exercise...
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Paul Pierce’s Wizards Teammates Celebrated His 37th Birthday (Video)

Paul Pierce turned 37-years-young Monday, and his Washington Wizards teammates gave him the birthday celebration he deserved. The 17-year veteran was welcomed into the Wizards’ locker room to a birthday song from the team and also received a cake during practice, which was held at Fort Belvoir in Virginia for military personnel and their families. ...
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Bradley Beal to be in cast 10 days following surgery on broken wrist

Bradley Beal underwent successful surgery on his broken left wrist on Sunday. The Washington Wizards’ shooting guard said he will be in a cast for about 10 days before he is able to work out. Beal just gave an update on his wrist, said he'll be in soft cast for approx 10 days and then begin working out again — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 14, 2014 Bradley...
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Washington Wizards season preview: Player Projections

A nice mix of fresh faces and returning players makeup the roster of the Washington Wizards and many NBA followers are wondering how this unit will play during the season. Part three of isportsweb’s season preview of the Wizards breaks down some projections for the key players on the squad. The fans of our nation’s capital want to know what they can look forward to from their...
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From Fort Belvoir: Wall seeks guidance from The Truth; Pierce gets birthday love; Gortat interviews himself

The Wizards conducted an open practice at the Fort Belvoir Army Base in Virginia in front of about 300+ military personnel and their families on Monday. With the practice being aired live on NBATV, we got plenty of mic’d up #WittmanFace and John Wall on the floor as they went through various team drills and […] The post From Fort Belvoir: Wall seeks guidance from The Truth; Pierce...
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Report: Wizards still chasing Ray Allen, won't trade to replace Beal

The Washington Wizards are going to need a shooter to replace Bradley Beal, and this situation could get pretty dire. Beal suffered a fractured wrist over the weekend and is donezo for 6-8 weeks. Martell Webster is already out. And that only leaves the inexperienced Glen Rice, Jr. as a weapon on the perimeter at 2-guard. (I already contemplated a John Wall-Andre Miller dual combo...
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Wizards Injury Update: Kris Humphries out for 3-4 weeks after having surgery

The Washington Wizards enter today's game against the Detroit Pistons having won two of their first three preseason games. The Wizards look to improve this season upon last season's offense which scored a pedestrian 100.7 points per game. The team will go through the preseason without the services of center Kris Humphries, who is out 3-4 weeks following surgery. ShashiBellamkonda...
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The Bradley Beal Injury and its Impact to the Wizards

The Washington Wizards were dealt some disturbing news when it was announced that Guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss up to two months with a fractured left wrist.  Beal is coming off a season where he averaged 17 points per game, and was one of the most improved players in the league. The Wizards don’t have many options at that spot and this could have a negative effect on...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal To Undergo Surgery For Hand Fracture

Bradley Beal underwent an MRI exam on Saturday that revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist that will require surgery, the Washington Wizards announced. The injury occurred in the first quarter of a preseason game against Charlotte on Oct. 10. A timeline for Beal’s recovery will be announced following his surgery. NBA.com and the...
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