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Washington Wizards: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Washington Wizards: The Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Moves Made: *Sign and Traded for Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair *Signed Paul Pierce *Resigned Drew Gooden, Marcin Gortat, Andre Miller, Garrett Temple, and Kevin Seraphin *Gave Head Coach Randy Wittman an extension Strongest: Signing Paul Pierce After losing Trevor Ariza...
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Wizards to play Knicks on Christmas Day at Verizon Center

Photo: hoopdistrict.net The NBA schedule is not set to be released until at least a few more weeks, but some big match ups for the 2014-15 NBA season have started to leak. Among these match ups are a Christmas day game in D.C. against the New York Knicks as reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. The Wizards are coming off one of their best seasons in years as they advanced...
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Christmas Day Game Shows the Wizards Have Arrived

If you are a Washington Wizards fan, you may not want to make too many plans for Christmas Day, as Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports. That’s right Melo and Knicks along with ESPN, ABC, or TNT will be spending the Holiday in the nation’s capital. Last year the Wizards were only scheduled for one national game, and eventually were bumped out of their spot. That led...
Via KCM Sports
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Report: Knicks-Wizards Set To Meet On Christmas Day

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the Knicks and Wizards are tentatively schedule to meet in a Christmas Day matchup. I'm hearing Knicks are tentatively scheduled to spend Christmas with the Obamas, John Wall & Paul Pierce. — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) August 1, 2014 It’s not a Heat-Cavs matchup, or Lakers-Bulls, but the Wizards are an up and coming...
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Photo: Paul Pierce Wizards Locker

Paul Pierce coming to the Wizards isn’t official until you see his nameplate across a locker. Well, here you go. Well this is pretty awesome #thetruth pic.twitter.com/2R4MUo9xQz — Bryan Oringher (@BryanOringher) July 31, 2014 [Bryan Oringher] The post Photo: Paul Pierce Wizards Locker appeared first on KCM SPORTS.
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Washington Wizards: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Washington Wizards: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… PG: John Wall Wall is one of the best young point guards in the league. Last season was his best overall averaging 19.3 points per game, improving his jump shot, at least in the regular season, shooting 35 percent from beyond the three point line while attempting three...
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John Wall says Wizards goal for upcoming season is making NBA Finals

After making it to the second round of the 2014 NBA playoffs, Washington Wizards guard John Wall has set a huge goal for the team in the upcoming season. Wall noted to Washington Post writer Michael Lee that he wants the Wizards to get the final round of the NBA playoffs: “The Finals. All you can ask for now is the Finals,” Wall said from Team USA training camp in Las Vegas when...
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Wizards Waive Melvin Ely

The Washington Wizards have waived Melvin Ely. Ely was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason to help facilitate the Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets deal. Ely spent most of the 13-14 season in the D-League before signing with the Pelicans in April to finish the campaign on a non-guaranteed contract.
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NBA Adds Twitter Handle to Official Spalding Game Ball

Social media has been integral in how information is shared. Media, businesses, and sports leagues have taken advantage tools provided by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, among others. In doing so, social media presence has been part of organizations’ branding. The NBA has taken another step in marketing their brand by adding their Twitter handle “@NBA” on their official game...
Via KCM Sports
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Washington Wizards: Why Nene is the X-factor

A crazy man is cut loose by the Washington Wizards multiple times during the year. His name is Nene. Nene’s peculiar antics give the Wizards an edge over the opposition. Nene is one of those players that just has an affinity for doing to the dirty work, which is why he can become a huge X-factor for the Wizards in the future. At 6-foot-11 and 250 pounds, this 31-year-old power...
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Kevin Durant deleting Twitter off his phone amid constant Wizards in 2016 questions

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2016, but he has already been swamped with questions about what he will do two years from now. The recent decision by LeBron James to return to his home team the Cleveland Cavaliers has opened the floodgates for speculation of Durant considering a homecoming to the Washington Wizards. Media and...
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Let The Kevin Durant-To-The-Washington Wizards Speculation Begin!

The Summer of LeBron and Carmelo is (thankfully!) over, so while you’re already strapped in for the Summer of Love (which may turn into the Fall and Winter — and possibly the following Spring and Summer — of Love) get ready for roughly two years of rumors involving another potential high profile free agent. Kevin Durant, who is entering the final two seasons of his deal with...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Kevin Durant Has High Praise For Wizards Guards John Wall and Bradley Beal

Image via Bet Big DC That Kevin Durant fella sure has some nice things to say about the Washington Wizards backcourt. After Team USA practice on Monday, while talking with the media, Durant had the following to say about Bradley Beal and John Wall: On Beal: “One of those guys that’s going to be a treat to watch for the next 10 or 15 years.” On Wall: “I like John, he...
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John Wall debuts new signature shoe at Team USA camp

Last season, Adidas moved Washington Wizards guard John Wall from Reebok to their own shoe line. Wall moved to the Crazyquick line, while the shoe company developed his signature shoe in time for the 2014-15 season. There have been photos of concepts surfacing the internet with anticipation of how Adidas would brand the rising All-Star. Well the anticipation is over, as Wall debuted...
Via KCM Sports
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Kevin Durant on Possible Homecoming: ‘I Love Where I Am Right Now’

The Washington Wizards have had their eyes set on NBA MVP Kevin Durant long before LeBron James decided to return home to Cleveland. But James’ decision along with carefully structured contracts to position the Wizards for a pursuit of Durant in 2016 has sparked a heightened level of possibility. That begs the question, ‘What does Durant think of all this homecoming to the Wizards...
Via KCM Sports
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Marcin Gortat Owns Troll on Twitter

A fan learned the hard way on Twitter not to troll Wizards’ center Marcin Gortat. After Gortat posted an informative tweet about his day, a fan called his hashtag game “weak.” Apparently, Gortat took offense and fired back, #Gortat #Wizards pic.twitter.com/fLZgYC88ju — Danny (@recordsANDradio) July 28, 2014 Let this be a lesson learned for all trolls. Fans often jump out...
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John Wall gets a new tattoo

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has added to his tattoo collection: Wall described his new tattoo: “S/O my guy @tattoosbyrandy … Added to the collection…Pops & I plus my sistas !!” Let’s just hope that Washington Post columnist Jason Reid doesn’t have any issues with Wall’s latest tattoo. [John Wall,Tattoos By Randy] The post John Wall gets a new tattoo...
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John Wall to attend Team USA camp

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that USAB has wanted Wall in camp for weeks and merely wanted to make sure that the Wizards' All-Star was able to play at full capacity after a longer-than-expected season before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What About Those Washington Wizards?

The 2014 NBA offseason has been smothered by Melo Drama, The Decision Part Deux, and where o’ where will Kevin Love will play next season. Now, these subjects deserve our attention because of the way they have and could potentially change the NBA, more specifically the Eastern Conference landscape. As... The post What About Those Washington Wizards? appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Glen Rice Jr. Bangin’ Threes And Winnin’ Summer League MVPs

So one of my favorite Charlotte Hornets memories was Glen Rice winning the All-Star Game MVP in 1997.  I was still a chitlin, but even then I knew the Hornets were the epitome of small market (and moved just a few years later).  Rice seemed like a fill-in bench player (even though he was pretty nasty in 96-97 with a by far career-high 26.8 a game), but went absolutely bonkers in...
Via Razzball Basketball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Invited to Team USA Basketball Training Camp

It came as a bit of a surprise when Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was left off the initial Team USA Basketball roster. Not having Wall on the initial roster isn’t something that should get read into too much. There is a lot of talent on Team USA and only so many roster spots, especially at point guard. It just so happens Wall will be on the training camp roster...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards hold 15th spot open for Al Harrington

As stated here previously, the Wizards aren't in any rush to fill their 15th and final roster spot because training camp still is almost two full months away. But it appears, based on what CSNwashington.com has learned since Las Vegas summer league, that it will be for Al Harrington's taking. Harrington helped coach the summer league team to the tournament semifinals. In...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Forward’ thinking: while bolstering frontcourt, Wizards show they have a plan

You’d be hard pressed to find a Wizard fan who isn’t reasonably excited about what’s taken place in this summers relatively unique free agency. While LeBron’s desires on where to play kept the rest of the NBA in limbo, the Wizards clearly had a plan. The Wizards have been and had a lot of things […] The post ‘Forward’ thinking: while bolstering frontcourt, Wizards show...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

What Boston received from the Washington Wizards for Kris Humphries

Now that the Washington Wizards trade for Kris Humphries is official, here's what Boston got out of the deal.Celtics trade exception from Humphries deal is officially $4.25 million; 2015 pick from Washington is top-49 protected (C's get if 50+)— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) July 22, 2014The trade exception is the real get here, considering Humphries could have signed...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Unveil New Alternate Uniforms

The Washington Wizards announced today that the team will add an alternate uniform to their collection for wear during the 2014-15 season. The new jersey will be primarily navy blue with red color-blocking at the top and “Washington” listed on the front while the navy shorts will feature the secondary “Monument” logo. Fans will have a chance to purchase the alternate jersey...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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