Wizards Rumors & News

  • Kobe Bryant studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as a veteran

    CBSSports.com "Kobe Bryant is looking to follow an old rival's example. Preparing to make his comeback from a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers star has been studying how Paul Pierce adjusted his game as his athleticism faded away. From Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard: In preparing for this..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league

    Washington Post "For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and..." August 25

  • Wizards' Drew Gooden won't play for Finland at FIBA World Cup

    CBSSports.com "Washington Wizards big man Drew Gooden, whose mother is Finnish, planned to play for Finland in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. His application for dual citizenship, however, won't be cleared in time to do so, according to the Washington Post's Jorge Castillo. Finland's submitted 12-man roster did not..." August 22

  • Paul Pierce shares a private plane and fresh fruit with Al Pacino

    Yahoo! Sports "Just about any dorm, apartment, and eventually basement and (*shudders*) man cave of any professional athlete of the last 20 years has featured a ‘Scarface’ poster. It’s a little weird: Brian DePalma’s 1983 remake of the 1932 classic seemed a little too bloated and long-winded for its own sake..." August 18

  • DeJuan Blair says joining the Wizards is ‘a dream come true’

    Washington Post "There was a point last season when basketball was no longer fun for new Wizard DeJuan Blair. Known for his bright smile and intensity, the burly forward-center was in his first season with the Mavericks after spending his first four NBA seasons as a contributor for the perennially successful..." August 15

  • Report: Singleton holds workout for NBA teams

    CSN Washington "Chris Singleton apparently took his NBA plans to the next step. The free agent forward reportedly worked out for NBA teams on Monday in Las Vegas. CSNwashington.com's Wizards Insider J. Michael reported last week that Singleton, who spent his first three NBA seasons with the Wizards, declined..." August 13

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Wizards remain on Al Harrington's mind, wants to rejoin Wizards after season in China

    CSN Washington "After appearing they'd re-sign Al Harrington to the 15th and final roster spot for the 2014-15 season, the Wizards notified the 16-year veteran that they won't extend him a player contract, CSNwashington.com confirmed with multiple people with knowledge of the situation last week. The team was..." August 12

  • Al Harrington Signs One-Year Deal With Fujian Sturgeons

    Real GM Basketball "Al Harrington has signed a one-year contract with the Fujian Sturgeons in China. An announcement on the deal will come on Monday." August 12

  • Wall on Team USA cut: 'Guess I’m overlooked, again'

    CSN Washington "There is a corner of the basketball world, populated largely by those self-identifying as fans of the Washington Wizards, who believe John Wall's time with Team USA was essentially over before it started. John Wall is one of them. The All-Star point guard's invitation from Team USA arrived..." August 10

  • Wizards hire Roy Rogers as assistant coach

    Inside Hoops "The Washington Wizards announced today that the team has named Roy Rogers as an assistant on the staff of Head Coach Randy Wittman. Rogers comes to Washington after spending the 2013-14 season with the Brooklyn Nets. He began his NBA coaching career with the Nets, serving as an assistant coach..." August 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington finalizing a deal to hire Roy Rogers as an assistant coach, league sources tell Yahoo. He spent past season with Brooklyn.

  • Kevin Durant could sign with Under Armour for $30 million a year, a deal that could help push NBA MVP to Wizards

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant won’t hit the free agent market until July 2016 but the NBA’s Most Valuable Player is on the verge of landing a blockbuster endorsement deal that could influence his future on the court as well. According to a person familiar with negotiations, Durant, whose seven-year, $60..." August 06

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Drew Gooden is indeed planning on playing for Finland in the FIBA World Cup, I'm told. His mom is Finnish. #Wizards

  • Wall, Beal among Team USA's cuts

    ESPN.com "Team USA will on Tuesday formally announce the release of Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap from its FIBA World Cup roster, sources with knowledge of the moves say. USA Basketball has scheduled a Tuesday 2 p.m. ET teleconference so..." August 05

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Sam Cassell has been allowed out of contract to join coach Doc Rivers staff w/ #Clippers, @CSNwashington has confirmed #WizardsTalk #NBA

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    The #Wizards were indeed at Dahntay Jones's workout in Vegas yesterday, as @AlexKennedyNBA reported, but there's no interest I'm told.

  • John Wall to attend Team USA camp

    ESPN.com "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'..." July 25

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial Team USA roster from January

  • Kevin Seraphin will be ready for camp despite surgery

    CSN Washington "Before Kevin Seraphin agreed to sign a $3.89 million qualifying offer from the Wizards, he had a minor procedure to clean out his troublesome right knee, CSNwashington.com had confirmed late Wednesday with a person with knowledge of the situation and a second person Thursday morning. Then FIBA..." July 24

  • Wizards hold 15th spot open for Al Harrington

    CSN Washington "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..." July 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Coupla contract bits: Third year of Kris Humphries' $13.3M Wiz deal fully unguaranteed; Heat gives Birdman two-year, fully guaranteed $10.4M

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Jan Vesely exits NBA historically quickly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless..." July 22

  • Wizards unveil new alternate uniforms

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards unveiled a new, mostly navy blue alternate uniform on Tuesday, with an accompanying press release: 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..." July 22

  • Clippers trying to trade for Sam Cassell, pry him out of Washington

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Cassell just got done coaching Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter and the rest of the Wizards’ Summer League team. Before that he helped recruit Paul Pierce to Washington as a free agent. Now Cassell could be the one lured away. Doc Rivers is still trying to fill out his Clippers staff after..." July 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Clippers working on arrangement w/ Wizards to hire Sam Cassell for Doc Rivers' coaching staff, but no deal in place yet, sources tell Yahoo.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    By my count, including Temple who'll be re-signed, that's 13 of the max 15 roster spots spoken for #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Seraphin shares an agent with LeBron James, visits Cleveland

    CSN Washington "Here are a list of things that have taken place this week: The Wizards re-signed power forward Drew Gooden The Wizards traded for C/PF DeJuan Blair The Wizards came to terms with free agent big man Kris Humphries Kevin Seraphin went to visit Cleveland These items may have no relation at..." July 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kevin Seraphin has signed $3.8M qualifying offer with Wizards, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Wizards hire Kevin Durant’s old high school assistant coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "Flip Saunders, when he was coaching the Wizards, hired his son Ryan Saunders to his coaching staff. When Randy Wittman replaced Flip, Ryan remained on Washington’s payroll – until Flip became the Timberwolves’ coach and hired his son in Minnesota. That left the Wizards with a..." July 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    DeJuan Blair's deal with Washington will be three-years, $6M -- with a team option on third year, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Rejuvenated Al Harrington intends to play 2014-15 season

    CSN Washington "Only a week or two ago, the future of Al Harrington, who spent his first and only season with the Wizards ailing because of a right knee and left shoulder that required surgeries, seemed to be in coaching. He's serving in an unofficial capacity on the bench here for summer league. The Wizards..." July 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Confirm: Drew Gooden will return to #Wizards on a one year deal. #WizardsTalk

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Will Durant "go home" to the Wizards in 2016?

    Covers.com "LeBron James' triumphant return to Northeast Ohio proved you can go home again, and according to Pro Basketball Talk, there's a chance Kevin Durant could follow the King's lead in the near future. If Durant (a Washington D.C. native) were to leave Oklahoma City when he becomes an unrestricted..." July 15

  • Sources: Kris Humphries gets $13M deal from Wizards

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Boston Celtics are finalizing a sign-and-trade agreement with Washington to fit Humphries' deal into the salary cap, sources said. The Wizards can..." July 15

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Wizards guard John Wall won't be included on USA Basketball roster Monday, but could be added for camp/World Cup later, source tells Yahoo.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Washington and Dallas are in advanced discussions on a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land DeJuan Blair with Wizards

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington and Houston have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Trevor Ariza, league source tells Yahoo. Wizards get $8.5M trade exception.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Daniel Orton didn't practice this morning. Cassell calls him day to day #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • Wizards reach two-year deal with Paul Pierce

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, stunned earlier Saturday when Trevor Ariza opted to sign with the Houston Rockets, shook off the disappointment in a big way later in the day by landing Paul Pierce. Pierce, 36, a likely Hall of Famer, agreed to a two-year deal for the full mid-level exception worth..." July 13

  • Trevor Ariza to sign 4-year contract with Houston Rockets

    USA Today "The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with free agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Ariza was being heavily..." July 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Meanwhile, #Knicks have continued to show interest in Washington PF Trevor Booker, per source.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.