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  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Dwight Howard ready to start light workouts but has no timeline for return to game action

    Washington Post "By the time the snow melts and airplanes can once again safely land, the Washington Wizards should see a familiar face inside their practice facility. Dwight Howard, the 33-year-old center who has appeared in nine games this NBA season, is expected to return to Washington on Thursday..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Dwight Howard reportedly takes another positive step in post-surgery recovery

    NBC Sports Washington "Dwight Howard is back. Back in town, at least. According to a report from The Athletic, the Wizards’ center, sidelined since undergoing back surgery on Nov. 30, is expected to start on-court work in Washington. February 20

  • Report: Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have signed free agent guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Free agent guard Jodie Meeks is signing a 10-day contract with..." February 20

  • Urgency and the unknown headline Wizards' return after the All-Star break

    NBC Sports Washington "The 2019 NBA All-Star weekend is in the books. Now, where were we? Ah, right, the Wizards in pursuit of an Eastern Conference playoff berth. Washington returns to practice Wednesday and to game action Friday at Charlotte. Before all that, a quick reset and look..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Bradley Beal says he played the role of Wizards recruiter at All-Star Weekend

    NBC Sports Washington "Wizards guard Bradley Beal enjoyed every part of All-Star weekend in Charlotte. He met countless fans at charity events and autograph signings. He mingled with rapper J. Cole and actor Chris Tucker at the All-Star Game. He dropped 11 points for Team LeBron and threw down a big two-handed..." February 18

  • Bradley Beal wants to use All-Star Weekend for recruiting purposes

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is an All-Star from a non-contending team, and he wants to change that. How? By tampering, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. Beal intends to use his status to try to bring some of the star players around him to Washington. “I..." February 16

  • Bradley Beal Hopes To Retire With Wizards

    Hoops Rumors "Coming out of last week’s trade deadline, the Wizards had been one of the league’s more active teams. In salary shedding moves, the team had parted ways with Otto Porter and Markieff Morris, which signaled a restart of sorts in Washington. Among the players left,..." February 16

  • Bradley Beal says he’s ‘all about loyalty,’ wants to retire with Wizards

    Clutch Points "During a fan Q&A in Charlotte for All-Star weekend, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal said he’s “all about loyalty” and wants to retire with the Wizards. With Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall expected to miss the..." February 15

  • Markieff Morris to sign with OKC

    TSN "Free agent forward Markieff Morris has agreed to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.  Morris was acquired by the New Orleans Pelicans in a deal for Wesley Johnson at the trade deadline and then subsequently bought..." February 14

  • Gilbert Arenas commits to BIG3, wants roster of former Wizards

    The Score "Agent Zero is back. Former Washington Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas is taking his talents to the BIG3 league this summer. SPLASH ALERT?????? Gilbert Arenas has signed to play in..." February 14

  • What Thomas Bryant reaching the starter criteria means for the Wizards this summer

    Bullets Forever "Who would have thought at the start of the season that Thomas Bryant would have more starts this season than every other Wizard besides Bradley Beal? On Monday, he started his 41st game, which means he’ll go down having started at least half of the team’s games this..." February 13

  • Bobby Portis says he has nothing bad to say about Bulls, says bad things about Bulls

    Blog-A-Bull "It’s no secret that Bobby Portis took his trade from the Bulls to the Wizards hard. The deal went down right before the Bulls faced the Pelicans last Wednesday night, and there were multipleanecdotes about how down he looked as he left the..." February 13

  • NBA referees defend no-call on apparent Bradley Beal traveling violation

    Sporting News "Was it a travel? Or wasn't it? Those are the questions most of social media has been asking since Bradley Beal's epic travel, or non-travel, against the Pistons on Monday. Take a look:

    February 12

  • Wizards' John Wall undergoes successful surgery for torn Achilles

    NBC Sports Washington "Washington Wizards guard John Wall underwent successful surgery for his ruptured left Achilles Tuesday, a source confirmed with NBC Sports Washington. Wall informed reporters of the surgery date when he met with media members after the Wizards’ Friday night home win over the..." February 12

  • Beal encouraged with Wizards' direction after meeting with Ted Leonsis

    Washington Times "Hours before Friday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wizards star Bradley Beal met with owner Ted Leonsis. There was a lot to discuss. Earlier in the week, the Wizards found out John Wall would miss the next 11-15 months with a ruptured..." February 11

  • Former Bulls forward Jabari Parker speaks on Jim Boylen's decision to remove him from rotation

    Chicago Tribune "It’s not often a February regular-season game between two sub-.500 teams carries so much emotion. But that’s what happens when the Bulls and Wizards met just three days after trading players. It’s what happens when the emotional player nicknamed “Crazy..." February 10

  • Otto Porter says Wizards told him privately he wouldn’t be traded before the deadline

    Washington Post "For all of his six years in the NBA, Otto Porter Jr. has worn red. Still, Chicago’s vibrant, ruby-colored jersey looks a bit odd on Porter. Not just for his former Washington Wizards teammates, whom he said goodbye to this past week after getting traded before a game in Milwaukee. The new..." February 10

  • Wizards star John Wall plans to complete Kentucky undergraduate degree during injury recovery

    SLAM Online "John Wall has had an unfortunate couple of weeks, including shredding his achilles while slipping in his home, but the Washington Wizards star guard intends to spend his time off productively by graduating college, per The Athletic’s Fred Katz. Back in his Kentucky days, Wall..." February 09

  • Wizards' John Wall says playing through pain 'caught up to me'

    NBC Sports Washington "Were it not for a boot around his left leg and a scooter to rest it on, one fitted with handlebars and a braking system, there were no discernible differences in John Wall as he rolled through the Wizards locker room on Friday night to address reporters for the first time since news he is due..." February 09

  • John Wall reveals his mother is battling cancer

    New York Daily News "John Wall revealed in an NBCS interview on Friday that his mother is battling cancer. The Wizards star was asked how he was handling the devastating ruptured Achilles he suffered earlier this week, and he said that it will give him more time to care for his mom, Frances Pulley,..." February 09

  • Report: Bobby Portis rejected Bulls extension worth $40M-$50M

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls traded Bobby Portis to the Wizards as part of the Otto Porter deal shortly before the trade deadline. But not before trying to keep Portis in Chicago long-term. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

  • Markieff Morris traded by Wizards right after local pizza chain commercial

    USA Today "People in the Washington D.C. area will still see plenty of Markieff Morris over the next few weeks – just not in his Wizards jersey. The 29-year-old forward was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans along with a 2023 second-round pick for Wesley Johnson on Wednesday..." February 08

  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal says televising the All-Star draft is ‘dumb’

    Clutch Points "The NBA announced the results of the 2019 All-Star Draft on Thursday. This was the second year the teams were selected via a draft, and the first year that the draft was televised. Last week, Wizards guard Bradley Beal told reporters he wasn’t a fan of the league’s..." February 08

  • Bobby Portis says Bulls won't find another player like him in short Twitter outburst

    NBC Sports Chicago "Bobby Portis is no longer a Chicago Bull, but he is having some words on Twitter on his way out. At a press conference on Thursday, Bulls president of basketball operations John Paxson talked about the trade that sent Portis to the Wizards. Portis scanned his Twitter feed to find some..." February 08

  • Trevor Ariza enthusiastic about re-signing with Wizards

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards have been very busy on the eve of the trade deadline, sending away Otto Porter and Markieff Morris in separate deals. This leaves others left in D.C. who have been part of rumors themselves such as Trevor Ariza. The two-way swingman was..." February 07

  • Otto Porter Jr. was a luxury the cap-strapped Wizards could no longer afford

    Washington Post "Whether owner Ted Leonsis wanted to admit it, something had to give for the Washington Wizards. That was clear before John Wall ruptured his Achilles’ tendon, and it was crystal clear afterward. The Wizards finally yielded to the harsh reality of their health problems and..." February 07

  • No longer in salary cap hell, Wizards could now be players in free agency

    NBC Sports Washington "For the past two-plus years, the Washington Wizards were in salary cap hell. Now, after a flurry of surprising trades on Wednesday night, they aren’t. Just like that, the Wizards made their financial outlook much better, especially in light of John Wall’s..." February 07

  • Source: Wizards keeping Bradley Beal, Trevor Ariza, Jeff Green through Thursday's NBA trade deadline -- and beyond

    NBC Sports Washington "On a night where the Wizards made significant changes to their roster, some familiar names do -- and will -- remain. Washington, not surprisingly, has no intention of trading two-time All-Star guard Bradley Beal, a source tells NBC Sports Washington, despite having moved forwards..." February 07

  • Wizards to send Markieff Morris to Pelicans for Wesley Johnson

    ESPN "The Washington Wizards have traded forward Markieff Morris to the New Orleans Pelicans for forward Wesley Johnson, the teams announced Wednesday night. Morris is averaging 11.5 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Wizards, who earlier Wednesday traded..." February 07

  • What the Wizards team doctor can tell us about John Wall’s recovery timeline

    NBC Sports Washington "Back in December, Wizards guard John Wall addressed the media following the news he was set to undergo season-ending surgery on his left heel. He explained the decision, which was made in consultation with Wizards doctors, Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay and his own inner circle, as intended..." February 06

  • John Wall injury news was 'punch in the gut' for Scott Brooks

    NBC Sports Washington "The 2018-19 season has been filled with trails and tribulations for Wizards head coach Scott Brooks. After starting the season 5-11, Brooks lost All-Star point guard John Wall to a season-ending heel injury back in December but in return saw Bradley Beal emerge as their..." February 06

  • Wizards Trading Otto Porter To Chicago

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards will send Otto Porter to the Bulls in exchange for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. It shapes up as a cost-cutting move for Washington, which is well into the luxury tax for this season and was in..." February 06

  • Wizards not looking to trade Trevor Ariza for salary relief, according to report

    Bullets Forever "Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports reported on Tuesday the Wizards’ current priorities are staying the course and getting under the luxury tax, despite John Wall’s recent injury setback. Given those objectives, you’d think moving Trevor Ariza would..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Lakers still have 'fondness' for Trevor Ariza

    Sporting News "The Lakers are looking for help in lots of places this year. Los Angeles still has "fondness" for Wizards forward Trevor Ariza, according to a report from ESPN. Washington has not openly made Ariza available yet, but if it did, the Lakers may try to trade for..." February 05

  • John Wall’s Achilles injury makes a Wizards rebuild both unavoidable and impossible

    SB Nation "These two seemingly contradictory things are both true in the wake of John Wall’s season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his heel, and especially true now that the injury has turned into a ruptured Achilles that’ll keep him out for most of next season,..." February 05

  • John Wall Will Miss At Least 12 Months With A Ruptured Achilles

    Dime Magazine "John Wall’s season ended in late December when the All-Star point guard had surgery on his left heel to try and fix a chronic Achilles tendon injury. We haven’t heard much in terms of updates on Wall since, but most assumed he was progressing normally in rehab...." February 05

  • Should the Wizards be active before the NBA trade deadline? Monday’s performance says ‘yes.’

    Washington Post "Bradley Beal stood in a hallway inside Capital One Arena for a private conversation with a companion. Otto Porter Jr. dressed and exited before reporters entered the locker room. John Wall knelt over the scooter he now uses for mobility and dodged camera wires on his way to the garage..." February 05

  • Trail Blazers Interested in Otto Porter, Expected to Be Buyers

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers continue to surface as potential buyers in 2019 NBA Trade Deadline rumors. The latest to take a swing at Portland’s trade prospects is ESPN’s Zach Lowe, who drops hints and references in his NBA Trade Deadline Preview article. Lowe characterizes..." February 02

  • The Wizards still need to clean up their rebounding issues

    Bullets Forever "13-1 It’s hard to look any one team stat in a box score to figure out who won outside of the final score, but rebounding has been a reliable indicator for Washington this season. On Wednesday, the Wizards beat the Pacers 41-39 on the glass en route to a..." January 31

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Ted Leonsis: Wizards 'not trading' John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter

    Washington Times "To hear team owner Ted Leonsis tell it, the Washington Wizards have no interest in trading any of their best players this year. In an interview with WTOP Thursday, the Monumental Sports and Entertainment CEO said John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter..." January 31

  • Wizards signing John Jenkins after releasing Gary Payton II, according to reports

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards are releasing Gary Payton II and signing John Jenkins to a contract according to multiple reports. Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reported the Wizards did not renew Payton II’s 10-day contract after Wednesday’s..." January 31

  • The Wizards chose not to pursue DeMarcus Cousins - and they chose wrong

    Bullets Forever "There’s only so much time to compete for a championship. Washington’s core, for the sixth straight year, was running it back — this time, supposedly healthy, and ready to catapult atop the East with LeBron James heading to Los Angeles. The last thing..." January 30

  • Otto Porter Jr. continues to adjust to new role with Wizards: A max player coming off the bench

    Washington Post "Otto Porter Jr. ­continued his pregame routine as usual. After the Washington Wizards’ Tuesday morning shoot-around concluded, he ate lunch, then spent the lazy hours in the team hotel like he does before every road game, going online to read about cars. He returned to..." January 30