Wizards Rumors & News

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Morris twins could miss start of training camps while on trial for 2015 assault

    CBS Sports "The Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, could miss the start of their training camps with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, as the twins are in Phoenix, standing trial for an assault that occurred back in 2015 when they were playing for the Suns. Markieff and Marcus have been accused..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Aggravated assault trial for Morris twins set to begin on Monday

    WEEI Boston "Following the selection of an eight-member jury panel on Wednesday, the aggravated assault trial for the Morris twins -- new Celtics forward Marcus and the Wizards' Markieff -- will begin next Monday in a Phoenix courtroom with the opening statements of what is expected to be a 10-day..." September 15

  • Jury selection in trial of Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris for assault starts Wednesday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris are about to get their day in court. Jury selection in an assault case against the brothers stemming from a 2015 incident — when both were playing for the Suns — where the brothers and three others were accused of beating up a man outside a recreational..." September 13

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • John Wall Milly Rocks At Ludacris' 40th Bday Party

    TMZ "Here's John Wall once again proving he's the most well-rounded PG in the NBA ... he scores, he defends, he passes ... AND HE MILLY ROCKS EFFORTLESSLY. Wall proved this in Paris celebrating Ludacris' 40th bday with huge stars like Jeezy, Ryan Leslie, and Kenny Burns ... but the Washington..." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • John Wall Says He Is 'The Best 2-Way Point Guard' in NBA

    Bleacher Report "John Wall is always one to exude confidence, and that was evident this week when he told BallIsLife (h/t CSN Wizards) he believes he's the NBA's premier floor general. "I'm the best two-way point guard in the league," Wall said. It's hardly a new sentiment from Wall. In February, the..." September 03

  • John Wall, Bradley Beal organize Wizards’ fundraising for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Washington Post "As Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston over the weekend, Washington Wizards players John Wall and Bradley Beal decided to help. The pair reached out to teammates through a group text message, leading the effort to raise money for people affected by the hurricane and historical flooding in..." August 29

  • John Wall seemingly accepts Kobe Bryant’s challenge to make NBA all-defensive first team

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall’s latest source of motivation is a personal challenge from five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. To coincide with the release of his latest Nike shoe, Bryant issued #MambaMentality challenges to five celebrities via social media Thursday. The former..." August 28

  • Kobe challenges John Wall to make All-Defensive 1st Team

    Clutch Points "To celebrate his 39th birthday, Kobe Bryant challenged numerous athletes and Kendrick Lamar on social media. While it initially included Isaiah Thomas and DeMar DeRozan only, Giannis Antetokounmpo asked for his challenge in which the 18-time All-Star wanted him to earn his first Most Valuable..." August 27

  • After uncertainty early in summer, Marcin Gortat is all-in on 2017-18 with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "This week, as he prepares for his fifth season with the Washington Wizards, Marcin Gortat is participating in the team's informal summer mini-camp. In previous summers he has been busy back home in Poland with family and other obligations. This year, Gortat has joined the team in Los Angeles..." August 25

  • Morris twins due in court Aug. 28 on aggravated assault charges

    CSN New England "NBA players Markieff and Marcus Morris, each facing a pair of aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015, will have their day in court on August 28. Marcus, who was acquired by Boston via trade from Detroit this summer, as well as his brother Markieff who plays for Washington,..." August 22

  • John Wall's beef with Ronnie 2K over his NBA 2K18 rating continues

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall made it well known he was not happy with his rating for NBA 2K18 in a series of tweets directed at Ronnie Singh, an employee of 2K Sports who has made a name for himself on social media as a guy who represents the gaming franchise under the alias 'Ronnie 2K.' Last month, after it was..." August 20

  • Wizards’ John Wall on Charlottesville: We are all family

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has always been one to speak his mind and answer questions directly, though politics isn't often his game. During the preseason last fall he was asked who he was voting for between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his response was evasive. He didn't want to go there. But the past..." August 20

  • Wizards agree to 1-year deal with Donald Sloan

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards have added another point guard by agreeing to a deal with Donald Sloan, The Washington Post has confirmed. Sloan, 29, will be with the team for training camp that begins Sept. 26 in Richmond. As the 18th player signed, Sloan will have to fight to make the final roster...." August 18

  • Kings minority owner Shaquille O’Neal apparently thinks Sacramento signed Otto Porter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Otto Porter signed an offer sheet with the Nets, and the Wizards matched it. The Kings also reportedly offered Porter a max contract, but they never became part of an official transaction. Yet, Shaquille O’Neal – who owns a share of the Kings and regularly appears on national television to..." August 14

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Wizards would love to have Oubre, Jr. follow Wall, Beal and Porter in earning big contract

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In signing John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter all to long-term contracts within the last 13 months, the Washington Wizards have secured their future with hopes their continued development as young players will take the team to new heights. That trio will be leading the way for the Wizards for..." August 07

  • Wizards' Ian Mahinmi had 'minor procedure' on knee this summer

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Wizards center Ian Mahinmi had a minor procedure on his left knee soon after the 2016-17 season, head coach Scott Brooks revealed on Friday following the press conference to announce John Wall's new contract extension. Brooks did not specify exactly what type of procedure Mahinmi had, but it..." August 05

  • John Wall on Kyrie Irving decision: “I’d want to stay” but nobody knows behind scenes stuff

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It was a major coincidence that on the same day John Wall agreed to terms on a supermax contract that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season, news broke of fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving's discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. One Eastern Conference star was committing..." August 05

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million contract extension with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news. Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be..." July 21

  • Ted Leonsis: ‘I predict John Wall will sign’ extension with Wizards

    Washington Post "For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Wizards have become a luxury-tax paying team, and on Wednesday, majority owner Ted Leonsis indicated he will continue to spend to keep the core intact. “I think we’ve proven that we have as much resources and as much tools as anybody in..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • John Wall Expected to Sign Designated Player Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest questions surrounding the Washington Wizards may soon be resolved. Team owner Ted Leonsis said Wednesday he's confident John Wall will sign a long-term extension with the Wizards, the Washington Post's Candace Buckner reported. "My prediction is John Wall will sign his..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Jodie Meeks thinks he and the Wizards are a 'perfect fit'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Following his team's exit in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, Wizards head coach Scott Brooks looked ahead to the offseason and mentioned his preference for more three-point shooting. The Wizards were eighth in the NBA in three-point percentage (37.2), which is very good. But they were just..." July 16

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • John Wall remains in no hurry to sign super-max extension

    Washington Post "John Wall believes trading for a superstar should be a no-brainer, a move that should be seriously considered at any cost, no matter how people might perceive it. Over the years Wall has been a reporter’s delight because of his tell-it-like-it-is nature. But his candor has produced consequences..." July 11

  • John Wall defends comments about Otto Porter, says they are all good

    Fanrag Sports "No matter what the Washington Wizards do this offseason, the future of 2019 free agent John Wall is what matters most. The four-time All-Star answered questions from FanRag Sports during halftime of the Wizards’ Summer League game Monday afternoon. The responses included two important..." July 11

  • 'No one wants to play' in Utah, former Jazz guard Trey Burke says

    Sporting News "Looks like the Warriors were right after all. Matt Barnes was one Golden State player who said the Warriors were rooting for the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs because the night life in Los Angeles is better than it is in Salt Lake City. Former Jazz point guard Trey Burke..." July 10

  • Wizards Will Match Offer Sheet For Otto Porter

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Wizards announced they will match the Nets’ four-year, $106.5MM offer to Otto Porter, tweets Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Porter still has to pass a physical before the move becomes official, notes David Aldridge of TNT (Twitter link). Washington had until 11pm..." July 09

  • Bogdanovic signs 2-year, $21M deal with Pacers after Wiz pull qualifying offer

    Sportando " As reported by David Aldridge, the Washington Wizards have renounced to the rights to Bojan Bogdanovic. The player has already agreed to a two-year $21 mln deal with the Pacers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. " July 07

  • Nets' offer sheet to Porter has unusual wrinkle

    Newsday "The Nets made the Wizards wait until just after 7 p.m. ET Thursday before delivering their offer sheet for restricted free agent forward Otto Porter Jr., and it contained a few interesting wrinkles. According to ESPN reports, it includes a 15 percent trade kicker and a fourth-year player option...." July 07

  • Wizards haven’t yet received Otto Porter’s Nets offer sheet

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards reportedly plan to match Otto Porter‘s four-year, $106,524,975 offer sheet from the Nets. But, even with the moratorium ending at noon Eastern today, Washington can’t yet – because Brooklyn hasn’t delivered the offer sheet. The Wizards will have two days to match once the offer..." July 06

  • Wizards could go sign-and-trade route with Bojan Bogdanovic, get back trade exception

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The signing of Mike Scott on Tuesday makes the departure of Bojan Bogdanovic all but certain for the Wizards, who added a three-point shooting forward at the veteran minimum of $1.7 million. The Wizards, however, haven't pulled Bogdanovic's qualifying offer nor will they, league sources tell..." July 05

  • Nets, Otto Porter Agree To Max Offer Sheet

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets and Otto Porter have reached an agreement on a four-year, maximum salary deal, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Because Porter is a restricted free agent, Brooklyn will have to sign Porter to an offer sheet, and the Wizards will have the opportunity to match..." July 05

  • Washington Wizards forward Porter to meet with the Utah Jazz

    Fanrag Sports "With knowledge that star forward Gordon Hayward would not be returning to Utah next season, the Jazz have scheduled a meeting with Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter. Porter has been the topic of several reports in recent days. The Sacramento Kings reportedly made a max offer..." July 05

  • Otto Porter suitors are falling as Nets’ hope grows

    New York Post "The Nets just moved a step — or two — closer to landing top offseason target Otto Porter Jr. Sacramento already had extended Porter a four-year, $106 million offer sheet, but the Wizards restricted free agent opted to visit other teams before signing it. With Brooklyn believed to be meeting..." July 04