Wizards Rumors & News

Buy Wizards tickets at TicketCity
  • Davis Bertans is thriving with the Wizards — and making himself a valuable trade, free agency target

    Sporting News "During the second half of Tuesday night's game between the Wizards and Hornets, you could almost sense the panic from Charlotte players every time they transitioned from offense to defense. Where is he? Did he cross halfcourt yet? Put a body on him NOW. No, it wasn't..." December 14

  • Inside Davis Bertans's red-hot start

    NBA.com "Tuesday night against Charlotte, trailing by 16 late in the third quarter, Davis Bertans hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points over a three-minute span. Bertans’s hot shooting sparked a 20-2 Washington run to give the Wizards an early fourth quarter lead. Bertans finished the night..." December 13

  • Bradley Beal says Ja Morant reminds him of John Wall

    NBC Sports Washington "It is not often you see a rookie find initial success in the NBA to the degree Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant has, already with borderline All-Star numbers at the age of 20. And oftentimes, opponents are careful throwing out player comparisons for guys his age, wanting to see more before they..." December 13

  • Two-Way Players Making Bids For Promotions

    Hoops Rumors "Players on two-way contracts are free to appear in NBA games, but there are limitations on the amount of time they can spend with their respective NBA teams. Each two-way player can spend up to 45 days with his NBA club, assuming he signed his two-way deal before the season..." December 13

  • Chris Paul releases statement on rumor involving NBPA executive Michele Roberts

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul has refuted a report from Peter Vecsey that Michelle Roberts is no longer executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. " December 13

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Suffers Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

    People "Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage Thursday, according to the sports league. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency..." December 13

  • NBA to add G League team in Mexico City in 2020

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expanding its reach into Mexico. Capitanes, a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican professional basketball league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, will be joining the NBA G League starting with the 2020-21 season, the league officially announced on..." December 13

  • Jabari Parker Isn't Mad Chicago Traded Him Because He Has More Street Cred Than the Bulls

    The Big Lead "Jabari Parker, noted Chicago guy, was a member of the Chicago Bulls for about seven months from the summer of 2018 to the winter of 2019. While he never became the superstar everyone predicted he would be before the 2014 draft, who doesn't love a feel-good homecoming story? The..." December 12

  • At least 2 teams doing background checks on Nets’ Rodions Kurucs for possible trade

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets second-year forward Rodions Kurucs is reportedly gaining some attention as a potential trade target. ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports at least two teams are “spending resources to conduct a full background check” on the young forward to determine if..." December 12

  • Surveying the potential Andre Iguodala trade landscape

    Daily Memphian "The NBA trade deadline isn’t until Feb. 6, but it could be said that the NBA trade season begins this week. By Dec. 15, every player who signed as a free agent this summer — which is a fairly large portion of the league — will be eligible to be traded, with some players coming..." December 12

  • Wizards Apply For Extra Roster Spot Via Hardship Provision

    Yardbarker "The Wizards are requesting permission to add a 16th player to their roster via the hardship provision, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. According to Katz, the team is readying its application now and would have 48 hours to make a move if the request is..." December 12

  • Indiana Pacers: 2 players who would be perfect trade targets

    Clutch Points "Kevin Pritchard has been very aggressive when it comes to acquiring talent for the Indiana Pacers over the past couple of seasons. He had a top-notch offseason with the additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and T.J. Warren, but there are still a few holes that the team could..." December 11

  • Dikembe Mutombo Says He’s “Not Sure” If He Would Thrive In Modern NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is not what it used to be. A game dominated by big men and under-the-rim play has transformed into a shooters league, run by smaller guards who can pull up and score from the perimeter. And while some league legends attest they would still dominate today’s..." December 11

  • Wizards Interested In Keeping Davis Bertans Long-Term

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards will certainly receive numerous calls on Davis Bertans before the trade deadline, but rivals teams will have a tough time prying Bertans from Washington, a source tells Hoops Rumors. Many within the team’s front office are huge fans of Bertans and with the..." December 11

  • 'It's like gangs:' NBA stars share memories of European basketball crowds

    The Score "It's opening night in the NBA, and the first game of the 2019-20 season has just wrapped up, with the Toronto Raptors edging the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime after receiving their championship rings and raising the franchise's first championship banner. It's a..." December 10

  • Turner Sports Discussing If This Will Be Marv Albert's Final Season of NBA on TNT

    The Big Lead "There are ongoing conversations inside Turner Sports as to whether this will be Marv Albert's final season calling NBA on TNT, industry sources tell The Big Lead. If true, this would truly be the end of an era, as Albert has been calling the sport since 1967 and is arguably the NBA's..." December 10

  • An Early Primer for NBA Trade Season

    The Ringer "We’re in the groove, folks. One quarter of the season is complete and teams are finding out who they are and what they want. Soon, the floodgates will open for rumors and trades. On December 15, trade restrictions will lift on players who signed as free agents this past offseason, which..." December 10

  • Wizards’, Cavs’ Trade Exceptions Expire

    Hoops Rumors "A pair of traded player exceptions expired on Monday, as the Wizards and Cavaliers didn’t find a use for their TPEs. Washington’s exception was worth about $3.39MM, while Cleveland’s was worth $2.76MM. Both trade exceptions were generated in last..." December 10

  • Did Bradley Beal consider Heat before signing extension with Wizards?

    Miami Herald "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal - one of the players the Heat has coveted in trade machinations this year and was eyeing in free agency down the road -indicated Friday that he believes the Heat is one of the best run organizations in the NBA. But that high regard for the Heat..." December 10

  • Scott Brooks practices tough love in benching, calling out Moe Wagner

    NBC Sports Washington "Wizards head coach Scott Brooks has shown some different traits this season, now that his primary goal is player development. He has been much more willing to both bench players within games and then afterward offer harsh assessments as to why. Second-year big man Moe Wagner got that..." December 10

  • Wizards Apply For Disabled Player Exception For C.J. Miles

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards have applied for a disabled player exception in the wake of veteran C.J. Miles’ wrist injury, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. The 32-year-old could be sidelined for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Miles had successful surgery on..." December 10

  • Wizards Expected To Guarantee Jordan McRae’s Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards intend to fully guarantee Jordan McRae‘s contract this season even though he’s currently sidelined by a finger injury, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports. McRae underwent surgery on his right ring finger last week to remove..." December 09

  • Execs Say What the Cavaliers Could Get in a Kevin Love Trade

    Heavy "A first-round pick. Salary relief. Maybe an underachieving young player. When it comes to the haul that the Cavaliers might expect for big man Kevin Love, that’s probably about it, according to executives around the league. While we’ve seen teams like the Knicks,..." December 09

  • Wizards annoyed with how Bradley Beal is officiated, want respect

    The Sports Daily "The Washington Wizards are not going to get a lot of respect in the NBA this season. Why would they? They are clearly on their way to a second lottery pick in as many years and they are going to have one of the worst defenses in NBA history. That does not mean they are not a prideful team that..." December 09

  • Isaiah Thomas Says Fans Should Considered Kyrie's Mental Health Before Booing

    TMZ "Isaiah Thomas is siding with Kyrie Irving in his feud with Celtics fans ... saying the crowd should consider players' mental health before booing the hell outta them. Remember, fans were pissed when Irving sat out his highly-anticipated return to Boston last week,..." December 07

  • Wizards’ Scott Brooks compares Rui Hachimura to a ‘seven or eight-year vet’

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks raved about rookie Rui Hachimura, who has been on a roll on his last three games. The Gonzaga product shined against the Philadelphia 76ers, dropping 27 points, seven rebounds, and two steals in a 119-113 win, prompting some praise from the..." December 06

  • Adam Silver calls pay TV system “broken” as NBA struggles with early season ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s no doubt that the NBA’s viewing numbers are down to start the year. There is plenty of room to debate why, with cord cutting and load management both coming under scrutiny, along with some unfortunate injuries blowing up some planned..." December 06

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "It looks like it is time for the Detroit Pistons to start a rebuild. The Pistons are currently 6 games under .500 and haven’t shown that they are capable of contending with the top teams. With Andre Drummond, assuming he declines his player option, Reggie Jackson, and Langston..." December 06

  • Jason Smith is 'ready to go' to come back and play center for injury-depleted Wizards

    NBC Sports Washington "The Wizards were without a center Tuesday night and suffered their third straight loss to the Magic, so Jason Smith made it known he's ready to come back and give Scott Brooks some minutes at the five.  "I'm ready to go, Tommy [Sheppard]!" Smith said on Wizards..." December 05

  • How playing two games in a day went for Wizards rookie Admiral Schofield

    NBC Sports Washington "On one end of the spectrum is load management, the method of holding players out of games simply for rest that is currently en vogue. On the other end is what Admiral Schofield did on Tuesday. The Wizards forward became the first player in franchise history to appear in a G-League and..." December 05

  • Several coaches unhappy with challenge system but the NBA is pleased with results

    Clutch Points "The implementation of a coach’s challenge has been received with plenty of backlash by NBA helmsmen, but the league is pleased with the results. Every coach in the league has tried to challenge at least once, but many are left uncertain by how the rule works, as challenging one call..." December 05

  • Wizards will be without Jordan McRae for several weeks after surgery

    NBC Sports "The injuries continue to pile up for the Wizards, as back-up shooting guard Jordan McRae will now be out at least several weeks following a second surgery on his right ring finger. McRae had an initial procedure in October to fix a mallet fracture. He had a pin inserted in the finger..." December 05

  • Nikola Mirotic laughs at accusation he bolted the NBA for money

    EuroHoops.net "Barcelona superstar Nikola Mirotic talked about the reasons he decided to sign with Barcelona in offseason and return to Europe following a five-year stint in the NBA. At 28 years of age, Mirotic was considered able to get a contract worth tens of millions if he opted to remain in the..." December 05

  • Thomas Bryant Out At Least Three Weeks With Foot Injury

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards have announced that center Thomas Bryant will be sidelined with a stress reaction in his right foot. The club will re-evaluate the big man again in three weeks. Bryant is said to have first experienced pain in the foot during a game against the Los..." December 04

  • Wizards' C.J. Miles has wrist surgery; no timetable for return

    ESPN "Washington Wizards forward C.J. Miles underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his left wrist, the team announced. There is no timeline for his return. " December 04

  • Charles Barkley hilariously nailed Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg

    Sporting News "Charles Barkley hit Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg during "Inside the NBA" on Tuesday night. The former NBA stars turned analysts were attempting to complete a viral Tik Tok challenge that involves throwing an egg into the air and waiting for it..." December 04

  • 4 Destinations for DeMar DeRozan if Spurs Actually Trade Him

    12 Up "Among the profusion of unorthodox narratives that have grabbed headlines throughout the first quarter of the 2019-2020 NBA campaign is the fact that the San Antonio Spurs appear destined to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference. Through 22 games, Gregg..." December 04

  • Isaiah Thomas tried to untie Markelle Fultz’s shoes before inbounds pass

    NBC Sports "It’s so much fun to have Isaiah Thomas back in the league. In Monday night’s game, Thomas tried to reach down and untie Markelle Fultz‘s shoes before a first-quarter inbounds pass. " December 03

  • Travis Scott Shows Off Rumored $2k Dior Air Jordan 1s

    TMZ "Travis Scott is getting an inside look at the upcoming Dior x Air Jordan 1s due out next year ... and yeah, they look expensive as hell. La Flame -- who's got his own Nike deal and custom line of AJs and AF1s -- posted the luxurious kicks on his IG on Tuesday ... proving his..." December 03

  • Despite Achilles injury, John Wall continues to contribute to the Wizards

    The Sports Daily "The Washington Wizards are in a re-tooling and development season in 2019-20. In large part, that is because five-time All-Star John Wall continues to recover from his February surgery to repair his nearly completely ruptured Achilles tendon. With zero timetable of when Wall will play in a..." December 02

  • Extra draft pick proposed as prize for in-season tournament

    Hoops Hype "The NBA and its stakeholders are discussing potential changes to the league’s schedule with one wrinkle being an in-season tournament. The event, which would be modeled after European soccer, gives all 30 teams a chance to win, but unlike the proposed postseason play-in..." December 02

  • 5 Best Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Season

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are off to a hot start this season. At 13-6, the Mavericks are currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference and this is due to the extraordinary play by Luka Doncic. So far this year, Luka is averaging 30.1 points, 10 rebounds, and 9.5 assists..." December 02

  • Every team's MVP after a quarter of the season

    The Score "The NBA Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's basketball editors. This week, we're selecting each squad's Most Valuable Player so far. 1. Milwaukee Bucks (17-3) Previous rank: 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently setting or..." December 02

  • Lakers’ Dwight Howard didn’t expect to be traded by Wizards

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard hardly suited up for the Washington Wizards. The veteran center played in just nine games due to an assortment of injuries, and despite having another year on his original contract, the Wizards shipped Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies. In spite of the..." December 02

  • Shohei Ohtani watches fellow Japanese athlete Rui Hachimura at Lakers-Wizards game

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani sat courtside for Friday night’s Los Angeles Lakers-Washington Wizards game to watch a fellow countryman ball out. Ohtani was at the game watching Rui Hachimura, who was a first-round pick by the Wizards in this year’s draft. " November 30

  • Bradley Beal had great response on teaming up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis on Lakers

    NBC Sports "A lopsided loss to the Lakers on Friday night provided what one reporter in Los Angeles viewed as an opportune time to ask Bradley Beal a question many out there were probably wondering themselves. It was a question that, as it played on our postgame show on NBC Sports Washington, you could..." November 30

  • Isaiah Thomas reflects warmly on his one season with Denver

    Clutch Points "There was a time when Isaiah Thomas was one of the most exciting scorers in the NBA and a fringe MVP candidate. That 2016-17 campaign with the Boston Celtics was just three seasons ago, but it feels like an eternity. Now, Thomas is on his fourth team since then, as..." November 29

  • What proposals to dramatically alter NBA schedule could mean for the league's future

    USA Today "The NBA is considering significant changes to its schedule and playoff format for its 75th anniversary season in 2021-22 and perhaps beyond. These potential changes include fewer games, an in-season tournament, a play-in event for the final two playoff spots and re-seeding..." November 29

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Jamal Crawford

    Fadeaway World "We’re two months into the NBA’s regular season and even Carmelo Anthony has made his comeback to the league, but so far, there’s no sign of Jamal Crawford getting a contract, which seems crazy considering how many teams are in desperate need of scoring. Ok, we get..." November 29

  • DeMar DeRozan: Should any of these 3 teams trade for him?

    The Score "The San Antonio Spurs are in a world of trouble. They're 6-13, with the league's 26th-ranked defense, and a schedule that's only going to get tougher. Their 22-year playoff streak is in serious jeopardy. The conversation around the Spurs has naturally turned to..." November 29