Wizards Rumors & News

  • Bradley Beal becomes youngest player ever to make 700 career 3-pointers

    Clutch Points "When Bradley Beal knocked down the first of his two 3-point makes Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Washington Wizards shooting guard didn’t just add three points to the scoreboard — he also became the youngest ever in NBA history to bury 700 career triples. This according to..." November 21

  • Wall blames ugly performance vs. Heat on fluid buildup in knee

    ESPN "Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall said after Washington's 91-88 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night that his left knee was sore and he wasn't 100 percent certain he'll be able to play in the team's next game. The Wizards are off Saturday before visiting Toronto on Sunday. Wall was..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • After a big statistical game, Wizards’ Marcin Gortat records a team high in words

    Washington Post "At various times over the course of an NBA regular season, Marcin Gortat feels like talking. And when he does, towering above assembled reporters and not quite answering the questions as he does speak his mind, the breadth of the Washington Wizards center’s personality goes on display. Once teed..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Marcin Gortat says Wizards are in ‘s—hole’ right now, apologizes to fans

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Wizards’ 5-5 start to the season isn’t exactly sitting well with veteran center Marcin Gortat. Speaking before the Wizards played the LA Lakers on Thursday, Gortat said that the team was in a ‘s—hole’ right now and apologized to fans for their recent effort, per Chase Hughes of..." November 09

  • Paul Pierce believes Bradley Beal is the best shooting guard in the East and has taken Dwyane Wade's crown

    NBC Washington "With 114 points in his last three games, each time eclipsing the 35-point mark, Bradley Beal is taking his game to new heights early in this 2017-18 season. The Wizards didn't have John Wall on Sunday night against the Raptors, so Beal stepped up and led them to a victory. Beal's putting up..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • John Wall out against Raptors after injuring shoulder vs. Cavaliers on Friday

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards will be without their All-Star point guard John Wall for their big meeting with the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening. According to a report from TNT's David Aldridge, Wall will sit out the game due to the shoulder injury he suffered during Friday night's loss to the..." November 05

  • Wizards' Wall has no structural damage in shoulder

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards fans can breathe a sigh of relief. John Wall’s shoulder injury suffered on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers does not sound serious. The Vertical’s Shams Charania says Wall has no structural damage, just soreness. Wall suffered a shoulder injury against the Cavs and..." November 04

  • JR Smith disputes Bradley Beal's claim Cavs tanked to duck Wizards in playoffs

    ESPN "Hours after John Wall and Bradley Beal said they believed the Washington Wizards are the class of the Eastern Conference and that the Cleveland Cavaliers wanted no part of their team last spring, Cavs guard JR Smith responded to their comments with disdain. "If you look at last year ... I think..." November 04

  • John Wall leaves arena with arm in sling, says shoulder was 'on fire' after collision

    Washington Post "After the Washington Wizards’ defense no-showed against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 130-122 loss Friday night, players and staffers occasionally ambled in and out of the trainer’s room. The team’s security peeked in. Markieff Morris, gently holding his sleeping newborn, also walked in to show off..." November 04

  • John Wall: LeBron James and Co. landed No. 2 seed to avoid Washington

    Sportsnaut "In the mind of John Wall, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers deliberately landed the No. 2 seed last year to avoid playing the Washington Wizards. No. Seriously. Last year during the regular season, Cleveland beat Washington twice in three chances, though the one win for Wall and Co...." November 03

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. draws NBA review for lettering on back of coat

    ESPN "The NBA is planning to review Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr.'s decision to wear a jacket with offensive language to his team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. The black jacket was stitched with "f--- you" in white lettering repeated vertically down the back,..." November 03

  • Bradley Beal on the Wizards' place in the East: 'I feel like we're the best team'

    CBS Sports "Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards feel that this is their time. Beal and his backcourt mate John Wall appeared on ESPN's "The Jump" Friday afternoon ahead of a marquee matchup with the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, and host Paul Pierce asked about where the team stands in the Eastern..." November 03

  • Wizards Waive Carrick Felix

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have cut shooting guard Carrick Felix from their roster, the team announced today in a press release. Felix will become an unrestricted free agent this weekend, assuming he clears waivers. Felix beat out Donald Sloan for a spot on the Wizards’ roster to open the season, but his hold..." November 02

  • Wizards' Markieff Morris ready to make season debut

    ESPN "Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris, who had surgery in late September to repair a sports hernia, says he's ready to make his season debut this week. "I feel like I'm ready to play," Morris told reporters Tuesday. The team had forecast that Morris would miss six to eight..." November 01

  • Markieff Morris will serve suspension Wednesday

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris is back for the first time since undergoing hernia surgery on Sept. 22. The power forward just won’t be on the court quite yet. Morris will serve a one-game suspension Wednesday as the Wizards return home to face the Phoenix Suns, a source tells FanRag..." November 01

  • Wizards declining fourth-year option on Chris McCullough

    Fanrag Sports "The Washington Wizards are not picking up the fourth-year option on power forward Chris McCullough, FanRag Sports’ Ben Standig confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. The news was first reported by Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. McColluugh is a product of the University of Syracuse who declared..." October 31

  • NBA fines Beal, Oubre, Green for scuffle; Morris, Felix suspended

    NBA.com "Washington Wizards guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris have each been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area during an altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, which Wizards guard..." October 29

  • Bradley Beal optimistic, still expects suspension for scuffle with Draymond Green

    Washington Post "On Saturday afternoon as the Washington Wizards concluded a light practice inside the Golden One Center, Bradley Beal concentrated on making jumpers from his favorite spots on the floor. Teammates finished up and stowed away their low-top shoes, but Beal remained and was both the last player on..." October 29

  • Kelly Oubre apologized to Klay Thompson for punch during fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Kelly Oubre is hitting Klay Thompson with the mea culpa after the skirmish between the Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors on Friday. During the second-quarter fight between Draymond Green and Bradley Beal, Oubre was seen swinging at Thompson in the fracas and making mild..." October 29

  • Wizards' Kelly Oubre can learn most from Bradley Beal-Draymond Green fight

    CBS Sports "Clip ... clip ... clip. An hour before tipoff the Washington Wizards locker room is completely silent, except for one distinct sound: the methodical rhythm of Kelly Oubre Jr. trimming his fingernails in front of his locker. John Wall walks by. Silence. Bradley Beal walks in with his headphones..." October 28

  • Durant: 'It's unfortunate that Draymond got tossed out for getting punched'

    KNBR "With only a matter of seconds left in the first half, business initially appeared to be normal as the Warriors brought the ball down the court trailing 64-50 with 19 seconds left in the quarter. Yet, the game came to a dead stop when Draymond Green and Bradley Beal went at each other in what..." October 28

  • Warriors' Draymond Green, Wizards' Bradley Beal ejected after altercation

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green and the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal were ejected late in the second quarter of Friday night's game after the two were involved in an altercation on the court. The incident started when Beal drove toward the basket and had his shot blocked by Green..." October 28

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • LaVar Ball had his say. Now John Wall pledges to show ‘no mercy’ against Lonzo.

    Washington Post "While a tightly framed video circulated and hot-take tweets and emoji launched across social media, Washington Wizards star John Wall remained silent. What? You actually thought Wall, who fuels his fire with the doubt of others, didn’t see the video of the father of Los Angeles Lakers point..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Lakers take exception to Wizards center Marcin Gortat tweeting John Wall 'will torture' Lonzo Ball

    ESPN "Brandon Ingram says Lonzo Ball and the Lakers did not take kindly to Marcin Gortat's tweet about how John Wall "will torture" Ball when the Wizards visit the Lakers on Wednesday night. "Yeah of course we did," Ingram said when asked if he saw Gortat's tweet on Monday. "Everyone has social..." October 24

  • Nuggets coach thought Scott Brooks flopped on bump from Nikola Jokic

    Larry Brown Sports "Nikola Jokic was assessed a technical foul during Monday night’s game for bumping into Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks. Depending on who you ask, the contact initiated by Jokic may or may not have been intentional. Brooks was walking onto the court as Jokic was walking off following a..." October 24

  • Marcin Gortat responds to LaVar Ball’s guarantee, says John Wall will ‘torture’ Lonzo

    Washington Post "With a win to open their four-game road trip on Monday in Denver, the Wizards would be going for their first 4-0 start since the 1978-79 season when they travel to play the Lakers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Wednesday’s meeting will be Washington’s first with rookie Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall..." October 23

  • John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about being targeted by other players

    The Sports Daily "It took only one game for Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball to get called out by another NBA player. Ball, playing in his first career NBA game, got shut down by Patrick Beverley on Thursday, who held him to just three points on a one-of-six shooting performance. Beverley had plenty to say about..." October 22

  • Wall: 'I think I'm the best shot-blocking point guard in NBA history'

    CBS Sports "John Wall is lightning quick, knows how to run an offense, is an incredible passer, and he's not too shabby at shot blocking either. The blocks stat is not reserved for bigs or defensive minded wings. Wall believes he's a great shot blocker. So great that he considers himself the greatest..." October 21

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. might find himself spending more time with Wizards starters

    Washington Post "During the Washington Wizards’ season opener, Kelly Oubre Jr. filled in with the starters after Jason Smith left the game because of a sprained right shoulder, and he might remain with the group Friday night when the Wizards face the Detroit Pistons. “There’s definitely a possibility. It’s..." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Daniel Ochefu: Released by Wizards

    CBS Sports "Ochefu was waived by the Wizards on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Ochefu surprisingly made the Wizards' roster a season ago as an undrafted free agent out of Villanova, but failed to make much of an impact and averaged just 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds across 3.9 minutes in 19..." October 09

  • Wizards' Sheldon Mac to miss 6-8 months after surgery on torn Achilles

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Wizards guard Sheldon Mac will undergo surgery on his torn left Achilles on Tuesday, and as a result, will sit out for at least the next six-to-eight months, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical. Mac suffered the injury during the Wizards’ 102-94 preseason win..." October 09

  • Source: Wizards fear Sheldon Mac may have torn Achilles’ tendon

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards swingman Sheldon Mac suffered a serious injury to his lower left leg Sunday night in the team’s exhibition game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards fear that Mac tore his left Achilles’ tendon, according to a source. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday. In the..." October 09

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • NBA's Morris twins acquitted in beating of man in Phoenix

    Arizona Republic "NBA players and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris were acquitted Tuesday of aggravated assault in connection with the beating of a man in Phoenix in 2015. A third person, their friend Gerald Bowman, also was acquitted. All three had been charged with two counts of aggravated assault..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • John Wall on pay-for-play: Being poor 'another eight months won't hurt'

    Sporting News "John Wall has an interesting perspective when it comes to the recruiting scandal in college basketball. As a former top recruit in the Class of 2009 (he was ranked No. 2 overall in 247Sports' Composite rankings for that season), Wall said he knows what it's like when people try to seal your..." September 28