Wizards Rumors & News

  • Phoenix Suns defeat Washington Wizards, extend road win streak

    Arizona Republic "Before the Suns ripped off a 3-0 road trip, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek reminded his team that it only takes a game to flip the switch on a season. They only had to wait five games last season, when a 99-96 road loss to a fully stocked San Antonio team showed the Suns their capabilities. But..." December 22

  • Martell Webster appears on track to make season debut

    CSN Washington "Martell Webster spent about two hours after practice Saturday getting up shots and doing drills for his return which is expected to happen this week on a minutes restriction, as early as Sunday's home game vs. the Phoenix Suns (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 5:30 p.m. ET)...." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Wizards heat up late in win over Miami

    CSN Washington "The Washington Wizards are really good this season when it comes to winning when not at their best. The Chris Bosh-less Miami Heat led by eight points in the third quarter and for most of the second half after shooting 65 percent before halftime. Dwyane Wade poured in points over the final two..." December 20

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    Paul Pierce (toe) is hopeful of playing tonight vs. Heat, no definitive word either way yet.

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    As expected Paul Pierce (right big toe) give the day off from practice #WizardsTalk #WizHeat #NBA @CSNWizards

  • After three back surgeries in four years, Martell Webster is working harder than ever

    Washington Post "Two Fridays ago, Martell Webster walked onto the hardwood at Verizon Center for the most grueling portion of his workday. Within a half hour he was bent over, hands on his knees, drenched in sweat and gasping for air. He wasn’t playing in a game, or practicing. Webster was rehabbing. Webster’s..." December 18

  • Wall, Butler lead Wizards past Timberwolves to 9th win in 10 games

    CSN Washington "If it weren't for John Wall, the Wizards might've had their winning streak come to an end. If it weren't for Thaddeus Young, the Minnesota Timberwolves might've lost by 40. Wall scored 21 points and tied a career high with 17 assists to lead the Wizards (18-6), and his behind-the-back dribble..." December 17

  • Wiz top Clippers for best-ever home start

    CSN Washington "Putting pressure on himself is what John Wall prefers to do. He did it before last season, when he signed an $80 million max contract and said he welcomed the questions if he could finally lead the Wizards to the playoffs. He did it going into Friday's game, declaring that he was the No. 1 point..." December 13

  • For Wizards, Beal, the tip is included in a 91-89 win over Magic

    Washington Post "Andre Miller took the ball from the referee and scanned the landscape. The Washington Wizards were tied with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, eight-tenths of a second remained on the clock and Miller, one of the greatest passers in NBA history, had formulated a simple plan for an inbounds..." December 11

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: Nene (knee) will play tonight, Vucevic (back) OUT for #Magic #WizMagic

  • John Wall’s emotional winning performance the latest example of his maturation

    Washington Post "Two weeks before she died, on the Monday before Thanksgiving, cancer-stricken 6-year-old Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson told everyone not to wake her up unless it was to FaceTime with her friend John Wall. When he learned of little Miyah’s demand, Wall couldn’t help but smile. She told the Washington..." December 10

  • Wizards squander second-half lead before beating Celtics in double overtime

    Washington Post "John Wall woke up from his deep sleep Monday morning to the heartbreaking text message. Six-year-old Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, the little girl from Northwest Washington he befriended last year, had died from Burkitt’s lymphoma earlier in the morning. Wall, stunned, didn’t respond. He went back to..." December 09

  • John Wall wins a game but loses a young friend, and he can’t hide his grief

    Washington Post "The Wizards won Monday in dramatic fashion, 133-132 in double overtime against the Celtics, and John Wall was the hero for Washington. However, after the game, his mind was on another heroic effort, one that ended in a very unfortunate loss. Six-year-old Miyah had lost her battle with cancer,..." December 09

  • Celtics escape with 101-93 win over Wizards

    CSN New England "Beating the best teams in the NBA is never going to be easy for these Boston Celtics, even if those teams spot the Celtics a 25-point lead. But in yet another sign of the Celts' growth, they were able to fend off a furious second-half rally by the Washington Wizards and escape with a 101-93 win..." December 08

  • Simple Truth: Boston a special place for Pierce

    Boston Herald "He walked into the hallway at 11:20 yesterday morning, greeting friends nearly every step as he went. But before Paul Pierce turned into the Washington dressing room, a reporter reminded him he was now inside and probably didn’t need the sunglasses he was still sporting on this gray day. “You..." December 08

  • Wizards overwhelm Kobe Bryant's solo act, 115-95

    CSN Washington "Kobe Bryant did his best to make his Los Angeles Lakers perfect against the Eastern Conference, but he didn't have enough of a supporting cast as the Wizards won their third game in a row 111-95 at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. John Wall, greeted with "M-V-P" chants after he made at..." December 04

  • Wizards wallop Heat in a blowout

    CSN Washington "In their most complete game of the season -- and yes, that includes a rout of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- the Wizards righted what they considered a season-opening wrong with a 107-86 victory against the Miami Heat on Monday night before 15,150 at Verizon Center. While Chris..." December 02

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Nene didn't go full but did "some things" I'm told #WizardsTalk #WizHeat #NBA @CSNWizards

  • Randy Wittman says Wizards’ wing players need to run with John Wall more

    Washington Post "The box score indicates John Wall’s performance in the Washington Wizards’ 83-80 slugfest win over the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night was unsatisfactory. He tallied seven assists, but scored 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting from the floor and attempted just two free throws. Based on the numbers,..." November 30

  • Wall turns up the defense while Gortat and Pierce do their part as Wizards top Pelicans

    Washington Post "As always, John Wall studied the film from the Washington Wizards’ previous two games, both losses. He still could not quite believe what the numbers had showed him: The point guard, arguably the fastest player with a basketball in his hands, paced a team that had mustered just two fast-break..." November 30

  • Martell Webster doing 'more and more'

    CSN Washington "Martell Webster still isn't going through full practices, but the three-point specialist is making progress as he works to return from back surgery by December. "He's coming along," coach Randy Wittman said after Friday's practice. "He's doing more and more." Webster has been doing..." November 29

  • A near triple-double for LeBron James spearheads Cavaliers' 113-87 rout of Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said they had to bring it from the gate and that's exactly what the Cavaliers did in cruising to a 113-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening at The Q. Cleveland (7-7) has won back-to-back games and improves its home record to 4-4. Washington (9-5) has dropped its..." November 27

  • League executives expect Bradley Beal to demand max money

    CBSSports.com "Real GM's up-and-coming reporter Shams Charania reports that league executives believe that Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will garner a max extension or offer in free agenc, and that the Wizards will shell out for however much it runs them. As league executives believe in Beal's ability..." November 27

  • Bradley Beal's Rise A Credit To Unique Blend Of Talent, Maturation

    Real GM Basketball "For Bradley Beal, the progression of his talent and skill only needed to balance a properly structured upbringing. His parents and brothers had carefully sculpted a maturity beyond his years, reminding him of the people whom he’d require in life’s quest for intellect. From the moment Beal entered..." November 27

  • Scott, Mack lead Hawks to win over Wizards

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jeff Teague leading the Atlanta Hawks in scoring, that’s not a stunner. Even the point guard’s 28 points against the Washington Wizards didn’t offer shock value seeing as he tallied 28 in the previous game. Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack sparking the decisive fourth quarter rally for a rare road..." November 26

  • Rockets Considering Signing FA Al Harrington?

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26

  • Nene likely to miss more than game vs. Hawks

    CSN Washington "Nene didn't practice for the second day in a row, and though the Wizards are listing him as "questionable" he will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. "I've got to take care of this thing," he told CSNwashington.com. Nene is going through treatments for plantar fasciitis, a..." November 25

  • Wizards veterans step up to fill void left by latest injury to Nene

    Washington Post "Drew Gooden III has played for 10 teams over his 13 years in the NBA, so when Wizards Coach Randy Wittman turned to him Saturday night in Milwaukee with Washington’s front court suddenly shorthanded, the fact that he hadn’t played in more than two weeks didn’t give him a moment’s pause. “I did..." November 25

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • Paul Pierce scores 25 as Wizards avoid letdown, beat Milwaukee, 111-100

    Washington Post "Paul Pierce, the Washington Wizards’ resident sage, imparted the warning in the team’s joyous postgame locker room Friday night. Fresh off their nationally televised win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pierce insisted the Wizards’ true statement game would come Saturday in..." November 23

  • Mavericks outlast Wizards 105-102 after wild fourth quarter

    Mavs Moneyball "After three ugly quarters of basketball, Washington and Dallas put on quite a show in the final period, with the Mavericks coming out on top 105-102. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 34 points. Bradley Beal led the Wizards off the bench with 21 points. J.J. Barea and Brandan Wright came off the..." November 20

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron

    ESPN.com "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

  • Bradley Beal isn't being ruled out vs. Mavericks

    CSN Washington "Now Bradley Beal is past his second day of full-contact practices, the path to playing for the Wizards looks clearer with three games this week. Even Wednesday's vs. the Dallas Mavericks isn't being ruled out yet. "I can't answer that," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said when asked about Beal's..." November 19

  • Paul Pierce doubts he'd be drafted in modern NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "When Kansas product Paul Pierce fell all the way to 10th in the 1998 NBA draft, many people (including those who worked with the Boston Celtics, the team that drafted him) were shocked. Once the shock wore off, and NBA observers moved on to peg Pierce as the top Rookie of the Year candidate,..." November 18

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    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    Randy Wittman confirms Bradley Beal slated to return to Wizards practice Monday http://t.co/NzSqXjn0hb

  • Washington Wizards shake off Orlando Magic to improve to 7-2

    Washington Post "An eerily familiar sequence surfaced in the third quarter at Verizon Center on Saturday night. For 24 minutes, the Washington Wizards stitched together the sort of all-around performance they now expect against teams like the middling Orlando Magic. But repeated lapses plagued the Wizards in the..." November 16

  • Bradley Beal expected to practice this week, hopes to make season debut Friday vs. Cavaliers

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, out since Oct. 10 with a fractured left wrist, is expected to return to practice this week and is “hoping” to make his season debut Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Beal’s return..." November 15

  • John Wall scores 27 to spark Wizards to 107-103 win over Pistons

    Washington Post "Greg Monroe hop-stepped to the basket, eyes set on adding to his 18 points and buoying his Detroit Pistons over the Washington Wizards as the final minute ticked off at Verizon Center on Wednesday night. But as the former Georgetown star bounced off the hardwood, an arm appeared. It belonged to..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Wizards end road trip with another win vs. Pacers

    CSN Washington "This is the medicine the Wizards needed after a humiliating loss to the Toronto Raptors -- beating the Indiana Pacers for the second time in four days -- but Saturday's 97-90 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse probably shouldn't have even been this close. The Pacers (1-6) lost Roy Hibbert to a..." November 09

  • Raptors roll over Wizards for franchise-best start

    Toronto Star "It is but six games into the marathon that is an 82-game NBA regular season, far too early to be putting any major significance on trends or feeling angst or joyous celebration at what’s developing. But there is no doubt the aura around the Raptors is delicious — sellout crowds on their feet..." November 08

  • Wizards go to OT to bounce Pacers in playoff rematch

    CSN Washington "The last time the Indiana Pacers were in this building, they were breathing a sigh of relief after eliminating the Wizards in six games of the Eastern Conference semifinals. This injury-decimated version looked nothing like that one -- Roy Hibbert was the only starter in the lineup from that..." November 06

  • Wizards continue dominance over Knicks at Garden

    CSN Washington "The Wizards' bench made an appearance for the first time in four games, and starters Garrett Temple and Paul Pierce did the rest as they won their third game in a row -- and third in a row at Madison Square Garden dating to last season -- with a 98-83 victory Tuesday night. Pierce, who only..." November 05

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Injury updates: Wittman said Beal will see NYC doc next week for scheduled visit. Webster still rehabbing. No setbacks, but no progress.

  • Wizards use balanced attack to knock off the Bucks

    Washington Post "The subject was broached as soon as players began filing into Verizon Center for workouts in mid-September. The Washington Wizards failed to understand why they didn’t enjoy the usual home-court advantage of so many other NBA teams. Between the regular season and playoffs, the Wizards went just..." November 02

  • John Wall scores 30 as Washington Wizards hold off Orlando Magic

    Washington Post "Marcin Gortat recognized the mismatch from across the court and the Washington Wizards center didn’t hesitate. The Wizards were clinging to a three-point lead with under three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter against Orlando and Washington needed to stem the Magic’s momentum. So Gortat..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29