Wizards Rumors & News

  • Wizards' contract conundrum with Otto Porter speaks to larger NBA issue

    Sporting News "Otto Porter was sitting on a stanchion by the sideline at TD Garden in Boston a little more than a month ago, reflecting on the kind of year it had been, easily the best of his career. “I put in a lot of work, I just wanted to get better and better at the things I could do to help this team..." May 24

  • Several Teams Interested In Otto Porter

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have no intention of letting Otto Porter walk in restricted free agency, but a bevy of rival teams will try to pry him from Washington, Sean Deveney of Sporting News reports. The Nets have long been interested in Porter and Deveney adds that the Sixers and Magic will consider making..." May 23

  • Where Can Carmelo Anthony Go?

    Complex "It's going to be an interesting summer for Carmelo Anthony no matter what ends up happening to the Knicks star. There's the potential of a divorce hanging over his head (check the gossip pages), and Melo knows Knicks team president Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with the future Hall of Famer..." May 23

  • Wizards hope to sign John Wall to contract extension this offseason

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Wizards haven't reached out to John Wall yet, but they expect to discuss an extension this summer with the four-time All-Star since he was named to the All-NBA for the first time in his seven-year career. An extension with Wall will be the top priority of the offseason in which Otto Porter..." May 22

  • Rockets, Wizards almost certainly would've tested Cavs, Warriors more than this

    CBS Sports "The Warriors and Cavaliers were always going to meet in the Finals. We knew this last June when the buzzer sounded on Game 7. We knew this in July when Kevin Durant signed with Golden State. We knew it in preseason. We knew it on Christmas, at the trade deadline, at the end of the season, and..." May 21

  • Hawks reach out to assistant GMs with Warriors, Wizards, to fill Atlanta’s top spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Atlanta Hawks need a new General Manager/head of basketball operations, and they are not afraid to think big — they asked Portland if they could speak to GM Neil Olshey about a new job, but were shot down. Besides the big name targets, they are looking at some of the more respected..." May 20

  • JR Smith, Richard Jefferson Respond to Bradley Beal Saying Cavs Didn’t Want to See Wizards

    Black Sports Online "It’s an actual fact, but Bradley Beal shouldn’t be the one delivering the message. NBA logic suggest that the Washington Wizards would have matched up better with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the strength of their dynamic backcourt, and Beal harped on that point when making these comments...." May 20

  • John Wall reportedly complained of Wizards’ bench after Game 7 loss

    ESPN "John Wall put on his sunglasses and walked slowly toward the team bus after the loss with a bitter taste in his mouth, albeit a different flavor despite losing for the third time in the past four years at the same spot on the same date: the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 15. "This was..." May 19

  • Bradley Beal thinks Wizards could have given the Cavs a run for their money

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Losing in the playoffs is tough, especially when you think you could have done some damage in the next round. That's how Bradley Beal feels about the Wizards losing in Game 7 to the Boston Celtics on Monday night. If they won, they would have met the Cleveland Cavaliers and Beal would have liked..." May 19

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Olynyk guides Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Stevens thought there was a simple explanation for what happened at TD Garden Monday night. "If Kelly doesn't go nuts and they throw in a couple more threes, we're not talking about the next step," the Celtics coach said after Kelly Olynyk's huge game off the bench led Boston..." May 16

  • Marcin Gortat May Seek Trade From Wizards

    Hoops Rumors "Wizards center Marcin Gortat plans to talk to his agent this summer to determine “if this is the right fit,” tweets Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. Gortat claims he “did more sacrificing” than anyone and was underappreciated in his role with the team " May 16

  • Kelly Oubre had MRI last week, told docs not to give results until after playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre might need surgery to repair damage to his right knee, but he wouldn’t let doctors tell him what is wrong until after the playoffs. Oubre had an MRI last week on the injured knee but refused to hear the diagnosis. He also indicated to reporters Tuesday..." May 16

  • John Wall Says Wizards Season Wasn't 'Satisfying' After Game 7 Loss vs. Celtics

    Bleacher Report "John Wall led the Washington Wizards to the second round of the playoffs but wasn't satisfied with the overall season following Monday's 115-105 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their series. Wall was likely disappointed with his own performance during Game 7 considering he shot just..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Last Two Minute Report: Clock error denied Celtics extra second to run final play

    ESPN "The NBA acknowledged in its Last Two Minute Report on Saturday that the Boston Celtics should have had an extra second on the clock to run a final play in a Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards. Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas missed a hurried, off-balance 3-point heave before the buzzer Friday,..." May 14

  • Wizards beat reporter Chris Miller scorns Colin Cowherd in passionate defense of John Wall

    Awful Announcing "Six and a half years ago, Colin Cowherd went on a dumb, offensive rant about John Wall, alleging that because the point guard danced before his NBA debut he was selfish and a bad teammate. Shortly after that, he attributed Wall’s supposed personality defects to growing up without a..." May 14

  • Wizards win on Wall's 3-pointer, forcing a Game 7

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Boston Celtics arrived dressed in black, hoping to bury the Washington Wizards. John Wall would not have it, not on his home-court. Wall sank a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds remaining as the Washington Wizards forced a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals..." May 13

  • Celtics pretty clearly robbed of time in closing seconds of Game 6 loss

    CBS Sports "After a mostly forgettable game featuring dozens of missed shots, turnovers, and fouls, Game 6 between the Celtics and Wizards turned into a classic over the final few minutes. It was neck and neck down the stretch as the Wizards battled for their playoff lives, and after Al Horford..." May 13

  • John Wall levels Celtics: 'Don't come to my city, wearing all black'

    ESPN "hanks to John Wall's late-game heroics, the Washington Wizards' season lives on. Despite the Boston Celtics' all-black pregame attire, Wall's 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to play delivered Friday's last rites as the Wizards forced a Game 7. "Don't come to my city, wearing all black, talking..." May 13

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • John Wall Says the Wizards Didn't Expect Derogatory Kelly Oubre Chants in Boston

    Bleacher Report "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall told reporters after Wednesday's 123-101 Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics that his team didn't expect to hear such vulgar chants directed toward Kelly Oubre Jr. in the aftermath of his physical altercation with Kelly Olynyk in Game 3. "We told him what..." May 11

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. excited to return to Boston: "People are going to be booing me"

    Washington Post "In the afternoon serenity of shoot-around before Game 5, Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. moved about the TD Garden parquet floor hoisting three-pointer after three-pointer. His only impediment was the horde of reporters who huddled around Coach Scott Brooks, congesting the space where..." May 10

  • Celtics blow out Wizards, take 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Washington Wizards did everything they could to keep Isaiah Thomas from going off on them Wednesday night. However, they forgot to cover Avery Bradley and the rest of the Celtics -- and now Boston is a win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals. "When you..." May 10

  • Gortat: Celtics 'want to provoke us,' Bradley threatened to beat me up

    SLAM Online "In the words of Isaiah Thomas, the Wizards and Celtics do not like each other. Wizards center Marcin Gortat doesn’t deny Thomas’ assessment, but says that the Celtics aim to provoke the hostility. Via Eurosport Poland (roughly translated by Bartosz Bielecki): After Game 2, Isaiah..." May 10

  • Isaiah Thomas Threatens Wizards Fan

    SLAM Online "During the Wizards’ 116-89 Game 4 victory, a heckler got under Isaiah Thomas’ skin. “I will f–k you up and you know that,” warned the All-Star point guard from the Celtics’ bench. The East semis are between Boston and Washington are deadlocked at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for..." May 09

  • Oprah, Popeyes and late-night vacuuming: that time Scott Brooks lived with Charles Barkley

    Washington Post "Scott Brooks didn’t want to make waves, so the first time he heard the buzzing sound in the middle of the night, he didn’t mention it to his roommate. A few weeks later, though, he heard the noise again, a loud vibrating hum out in the darkness. By the third time, he screwed up his courage and..." May 09

  • Isaiah Thomas says refs let Wizards 'hold and grab' in Game 4 rout

    ESPN "While the Wizards celebrated their game plan after limiting Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas to two second-half points in Washington's 121-102 Game 4 triumph Sunday, Thomas vented about a lack of calls in a game in which he attempted zero free throws. Thomas, coming off a quiet 13-point..." May 08

  • Are Wizards doomed to miss Eastern Conference Finals for 38th straight year?

    The Comeback "The Washington Wizards franchise hasn’t made the Eastern Conference Finals since 1979, when they were the Washington Bullets. That’s not the far-and-away longest streak of futility in league history, however. Even recently, the Golden State Warriors weren’t present in the Western Conference Finals..." May 07

  • Beal helps Wizards even series with Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The goal for any team is playing the best when the stakes are highest. Based on how the Wizards carved up the Boston Celtics in consecutive wins, Washington is doing just that. Bradley Beal scored 29 points, and the Wizards produced 26 unanswered points in the third quarter en..." May 07

  • Kelly Olynyk: 'I don't think I'm a dirty player' following Kelly Oubre Jr suspension

    CSN New England "When you’ve been in the NBA long enough, you get a reputation for certain things whether warranted or not. The Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is a 7-footer who can shoot 3’s, excels at passing out of the post and despite being somewhat athletically awkward-looking at times, is usually in the right..." May 06

  • Washington's Kelly Oubre suspended for Game 4

    CBS Sports "The Wizards must have seen this coming. The NBA has suspended Wizards forward Kelly Oubre for Sunday's Game 4 of the team's second-round series with the Celtics for "making forceful and unwarranted contact" with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk during Thursday's Game 3. Here is the official..." May 06

  • Brandon Jennings and Kelly Oubre, Jr. are the Wizards' 'two crazy dudes'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Brandon Jennings had a feeling when he saw Kelly Oubre, Jr. get ejected in the second quarter of Game 3 against the Celtics that he would follow a similar fate. It was just that type of game and Jennings is no stranger to conflict. "Kelly's my young boy, so it's kind of like: when Kelly gets..." May 06

  • Wall leads Wizards to chippy Game 3 win over Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards just plain don't like each other. Just ask them. Anyway, actions speak louder than words and the intensity went next level in the already contentious playoff series. More importantly for Washington, its ability to defend Isaiah Thomas and..." May 05

  • Scott Brooks explains why Kelly Oubre retaliated against Kelly Olynyk

    Larry Brown Sports "Scott Brooks didn’t disagree with the officials’ decision to eject Kelly Oubre Jr. from Game 3 of the Wizards-Celtics series on Thursday, but he certainly understands Oubre’s behavior. After his Wizards beat the Celtics 116-89 to make it a 2-1 series in favor of Boston, Brooks was asked about..." May 05

  • Here's Why the Wizards Decided Not to Trade for James Harden in 2012

    Complex "Can you imagine what the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoffs would look like right now if the Wizards had John Wall and James Harden on their team? As it stands, the Wizards already have a strong team that appears to be ready to take the next step and make a real run at the Eastern Conference..." May 04

  • Marcus Morris denies standing in for twin brother Markieff

    CSN New England "The best possible sports conspiracy theory is that one player is actually another player in disguise. This Celtics-Wizards series has allowed for such a conspiracy theory. After Markieff Morris bounced back from an ankle injury to score 16 points in Game 2, speculation -- tongue-in-cheek or..." May 04

  • Wizards' John Wall says he's not getting respect from refs

    Sporting News "John Wall has been playing tremendous basketball for the Wizards, but he feels his stats could be even better if he gets some calls in his favor. Speaking Thursday at practice, the Washington point guard said he thinks the refs often swallow their whistles when he makes a hard drive to the..." May 04

  • Al Horford on Markieff Morris: ‘I’m not going to give him the time of day’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris keeps tormenting members of the 2015-16 Hawks who want nothing to do with him. The Wizards forward egged on Paul Millsap during a first-round series against Atlanta until Millsap engaged. Now, Morris is turning his attention to Al Horford. Horford slid under a Morris jumper,..." May 04

  • Thomas nets 53 as Celtics top Wizards in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah did it for Chyna. On his late sister's birthday, Isaiah Thomas honored her memory with a career-high 53-point night in the Boston Celtics' 129-119 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday. Thomas lost his..." May 03

  • Markieff Morris challenges Wizards teammates to play with more heart vs. Celtics

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The edge that Markieff Morris brought to the floor spilled over just 1:07 into Game 2, when he went for a loose ball and tossed Al Horford into the cameras courtside at TD Garden. Then after a 129-119 overtime loss to the Boston Celtics, his wrath was felt in the Wizards' locker room. "We're..." May 03

  • Markieff Morris plans to ask Al Horford face-to-face if play that injured him was intentional

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Whether or not Markieff Morris can play Tuesday -- he thinks he can -- he plans on looking Al Horford in the eyes to ask if the play that caused him to injure his left ankle and leave Game 1 was intentional. "I'm not sure," Morris said of the second-quarter incident Sunday vs. the Boston..." May 02

  • Shaq says Brandon Jennings is a 'guy who can't play' and can't diss Paul Pierce

    Sporting News "Paul Pierce's career came to an end Sunday, and a few hours later Brandon Jennings tweeted, "[One] ring don't mean you should get a farewell tour." Jennings later deleted the tweet and then said he was in the wrong, but the damage had already been done. His critical tweet got more attention..." May 02

  • Marcin Gortat ready to challenge Al Horford as Wizards’ ‘last big man standing’

    Washington Post "The Wizards’ Marcin Gortat had a reminder for all of the members of the press attending Washington’s practice at TD Garden on Monday afternoon: The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center with a tattoo of a hammer on his left biceps is not fragile. Not only is Gortat not fragile by nature, but right now,..." May 02

  • Will Wizards’ Markieff Morris play in Game 2? Coach unsure, Morris says “I’m playing”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris sprained his ankle so severely in Game 1 he thought he broke it. He called it the worst ankle sprain of his career. So he’s out for Game 2 on Tuesday, right? Not if you ask Morris. Here is what he said, via Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. “I’m playing tomorrow...." May 01

  • Brandon Jennings says Pierce doesn't deserve farewell tour

    Yardbarker "Paul Pierce’s Hall of Fame career came to an end Sunday after 19 illustrious seasons, and he was showered by congrats and well wishes from his fellow NBA players. Alas, Wizards guard Brandon Jennings was not one of them. After Pierce’s Clippers were eliminated by the Utah Jazz to wrap up the..." May 01

  • Celtics rally to knock off Wizards in opener

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jae Crowder and Al Horford did plenty to help the Boston Celtics get the jump on the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday. So did Avery Bradley. But when the series opener was over, most of the talk was about Isaiah Thomas, the physical and emotional..." April 30

  • Markieff Morris sprains left ankle in Game 1, plans to play in Game 2

    ESPN "Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris sprained his left ankle in the first half of Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics and did not return but said he plans to play in Tuesday's Game 2. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said after Boston's 123-111 victory that he did not have an update on..." April 30

  • Wall's 42 points help Wizards finish off Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The point production is impressive, but Washington coach Scott Brooks said the biggest contribution made by guards John Wall and Bradley Beal are the intangibles they bring. The duo combined for 73 points and the Washington Wizards defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-99 on Friday to..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28