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  • Trevor Ariza's changed his reputation, role since last stint with Wizards

    NBC Sports Washington "There were times when Trevor Ariza felt compelled to let everyone know how he viewed his role in the NBA. One such occasion came the day after the Wizards concluded the 2013 season, one in which Ariza mainly served as a reserve.  “Well, I’m a starter...." December 18

  • Report: Trevor Ariza to start vs. Hawks

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks has announced that Trevor Arizawill start in his debut with the team on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards acquired Ariza over the weekend, sending forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin..." December 18

  • Why the Phoenix Suns traded Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards

    Arizona Central "Devin Booker said Trevor Ariza was “loved in the locker room” right beside an empty locker where Ariza's last nameplate once hung. Igor Kokoskov called him a mentor to the younger players. “I’m going to miss him for sure,” Josh Jackson..." December 18

  • NBA Rumors: Trevor Ariza had mentally checked out, detached from Suns teammates early in season

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns and Trevor Ariza are no longer together. Despite a “mutual” decision to part ways, the mystery of a bottom-dwelling team willing to trade a recently acquired veteran is perplexing. While most of his former teammates have nothing..." December 18

  • Wizards To Sign Chasson Randle

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards will sign point guard Chasson Randle to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post (Twitter link). Washington waived Randle before the season began, then re-signed him to a standard..." December 18

  • Ty Lawson heading back to China after brief stint with Wizards

    Sportando "Ty Lawson has signed a deal in China with Shandong where he will replace Andrew Goudelock, done for the season with a knee injury. " December 17

  • Wizards’ Otto Porter Jr. Out Additional Time

    Basketball Herald "Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss another week of action due to a Grade II strain of his right Vastus medialis, according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post. Porter underwent an MRI on Monday. " December 17

  • Trevor Ariza is a Band-Aid, not the solution

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "How many Band-Aids can you stick on a gaping wound? That’s essentially what the Washington Wizards are trying to figure out with their latest trade for Trevor Ariza, a 33-year-old who is shooting 37.9 percent from the floor and statistically mired in the worst season of his..." December 17

  • Wizards, Suns, Grizzlies blame each other for failed Brooks trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "A three-way trade between the Wizards, Suns and Grizzlies fell part due to Brooks confusion. Phoenix thought it was getting Dillon Brooks. Memphis thought it was sending MarShon Brooks. In the aftermath, the Wizards and Suns agreed to a simpler deal,..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Suns Agree To Trade Ariza To Wizards For Oubre, Rivers

    Hoops Rumors "After a hectic Friday night in which a three-team deal was scrapped, the Suns have agreed to deal Trevor Ariza to the Wizards in exchange for Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reports (Twitter link). This version of an Ariza trade included three..." December 15

  • Wizards, Suns still trying to work on Ariza trade

    The Score "If you fail once, try and try again. After Friday night's three-way trade fell apart due to miscommunication, the Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns were still trying to strike a deal centered on Trevor Ariza Saturday morning, league sources told ESPN's Adrian..." December 15

  • The twists and turns of the Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

    ESPN "Trevor Ariza began Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He ended Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But for a few brief hours, it looked as though the 15th-year forward was going to be on the move. A deal that would've sent him to the Washington Wizards was completed, then fell..." December 15

  • Grizzlies GM Issues Statement On Failed Trade

    Hoops Rumors "For about an hour on Friday night, the Grizzlies appeared poised to finalize a three-team trade with the Suns and Wizards. The proposed deal would have sent Trevor Ariza to Washington and Austin Rivers to Phoenix, and would have allowed Memphis to acquire Kelly Oubre for Wayne Selden, two..." December 15

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • John Wall won't play in Wizards' Monday night clash with Pacers

    NBC Sports Washington "John Wall acknowledged he probably shouldn't have played in the Wizards' Saturday loss in Cleveland. It appears Washington's five-time All-Star will listen to his body Monday in Indianapolis. Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters at Monday's shootaround that Wall..." December 10

  • The Wizards are having a difficult time processing the Jason Smith trade

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards didn’t lose Saturday night to the second-worst team in the Eastern Conference because Jason Smith wasn’t there. They didn’t need Smith to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from peaking from the three-point line. Smith wouldn’t have held rookie..." December 10

  • John Wall tries to play through bone spur in heel, scores career low 1 point in loss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Just when you thought “maybe these Wizards are turning the corner,” having won three straight and going up against the lowly Cavaliers next… Then John Wall scored one point on 0-of-5 shooting, moved gingerly around the court, got torched by rookie Collin Sexton, and..." December 09

  • Bradley Beal is breaking out in John Wall’s absence: ‘I was due’

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal pondered the question for a split second, his eyes looking past the small herd of reporters in front of him and onto the team’s practice court. The seven-year NBA veteran had been asked about his mental approach to the game when playing..." December 07

  • Wizards Tomas Satoransky deserves to be a starter full-time going forward

    Bullets Forever "Last year, Tomas Satoransky was struggling to receive playing time. But then John Wall missed nearly half the season due to knee surgery. Satoransky stepped up and filled Wall’s shoes. In a column by Candace Buckner of The Washington..." December 07

  • Report: Knicks Haven't Had Discussions About John Wall Trade

    12 Up "After rumors swirled about a possible Knicks package being assembled for Wizards All-Star John Wall, fans in New York began to get their hopes up. However, Ian Begley, who works closely with the Knicks and the New York Media, just dispelled all of those rumblings in saying that the..." December 07

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Offered Lonzo Ball In A Trade For John Wall

    Total Pro Sports "On Dec. 15, teams throughout the NBA will be able to trade their summer free agent acquisitions with the Los Angeles Lakers expected to be one of the major players to make a move. The Lakers got off to a rough start to the season, but remained patient with their young core as LeBron..." December 06

  • Wizards’ John Wall out vs. Hawks due to birth of his first child

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards will look to extend their winning streak to three games on Wednesday night when they face the Atlanta Hawks. However, Washington will be without the services of John Wall, who did not travel with the team for personal reasons. Wall is away..." December 05

  • Humility a key ingredient in Wizards' recent turnaround, success vs. bad teams

    NBC Sports Washington "Even the Washington Wizards, a team that has developed a reputation over the years for talking too much and not backing it up, are capable of being humbled. If that ultimately proves the case, that they have truly been knocked down a peg, can you blame them?  Last..." December 04

  • NYK Believed to Be Collecting Assets for Possible John Wall Trade

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in bringing John Wall to the Big Apple. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported the Knicks are "stocking up" their young assets and could attempt to trade for Wall if he becomes available via..." December 04

  • Wizards begin making rotational changes to get back in playoff picture

    Bullets Forever "It has been a couple weeks since I wrote about the top stories of the week. In short, I went on vacation the week before Thanksgiving to recharge my batteries. But now, I’m back and it’s time to catch up on things. I could go game by game on how..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Report: Wizards have no plans to trade Porter Jr.

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards have had their fair share of issues so far this season, both on and off the court. With turmoil running rampant last month, there were reports that the Wizards would be willing to trade either John Wall or Bradley Beal. However, according to Chase Hughes of NBC..." December 01

  • John Wall Tweets About Media Reporting How He Said He Doesn’t Respect The Refs

    Black Sports Online "After the Wizards 123-98 loss in Philly tonight, John Wall had smoke for the Refs, the reporters, and the fans alike. Anybody could get it. According to the Atlantic: December 01

  • Kings 'Closely Monitoring' Wizards Forward Otto Porter Jr.

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings are reportedly preparing to target Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. via trade should the Wiz decide to shake up their roster following a sluggish start to the 2018-19 NBA season. On Friday, Jason Jones of The Athletic reported the Kings are..." November 30

  • Wizards Hurtling Toward Wall-Beal Breakup If Dysfunction Continues

    Bleacher Report "Though the Washington Wizards have shown signs of life since details of an ugly, contentious practice spilled out publicly last week, the long-term prognosis for the team remains grim. No, this isn't the first long November that has prompted the question, "Is it time to blow..." November 30

  • Wizards' Dwight Howard out 2-3 months after lower-back surgery

    ESPN "Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard underwent surgery Friday in Los Angeles to provide relief from a gluteal injury, a procedure that will sideline him for two to three months. Howard decided in the late hours on Thursday to forgo another opinion and accept a recommendation to..." November 30

  • John Wall Drawing Very Little Trade Interest

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards are said to be open to discussing deals involving any player on their roster, but league-wide trade interest in star point guard John Wall is “close to nonexistent,” sources tell ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Insider-only link). As Marks details, Wall’s super-max..." November 30

  • Dwight Howard To Undergo Surgery, Hopes To Return In 8 Weeks

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard is slated to undergo surgery after consulting with specialists in the L.A. area, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Howard is hopeful to return within eight weeks from the time of the procedure, according to Shams Charania of The..." November 30

  • Dwight Howard Reportedly Likely to Have Surgery on Gluteal Injury

    Bleacher Report "Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard "will likely need a surgical procedure" to address the persistent gluteal injury he has had this year, ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday. According to Wojnarowski, a nerve specialist recommended Howard undergo surgery,..." November 30

  • Dwight Howard Will See A Nerve Specialist And Miss The Wizards Two-Game Road Trip

    Uproxx "The Washington Wizards look like they might be starting to find their form, as they’ve won back-to-back games and three of their last four to push their record to 8-12 on the year. It’s hardly perfect, but it’s a welcomed sight following the team’s 2-9 start and has them..." November 29

  • John Wall is expecting his first child “any day”

    Bullets Forever "Not too long ago, I wrote that several of the Wizards’ players were all entering new stages of their lives, namely as fathers. Austin Rivers and Bradley Beal just welcomed their first sons last summer. Ian Mahinmi had his third daughter last summer. And..." November 27

  • Wizards Used Team Meetings To Stop 'Embarrassing' Start To Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards players talked formally following the leaks of their volatile practice. “We’re done [with it],” Markieff Morris said. “Honestly, we don’t wanna take no backward steps. Just try to push past it. When you’re losing,..." November 27

  • Trading Brandon Ingram for Wizards’ Bradley Beal would be difficult for Lakers

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards are starting to string together a few wins after a disappointing start. In fact, they opened the season so bad that rumblings about John Wall, Bradley Beal, and every other player in Washington no longer deemed untouchable in trades sparked plenty..." November 27

  • Could Markieff Morris be the Wizard most likely to be traded?

    NBC Sports Washington "The Washington Wizards are a disaster. Let me explain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up: They are 7-12 to start the season, their effort most nights is uninspired at best, their three max players — John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter — have no..." November 27

  • Bradley Beal Called Rumors He Wanted A Trade From Washington ‘Nonsense’

    Dime Magazine "Not everything has been great this season for the Washington Wizards but, on Monday evening, the team overcame a 54-point night from James Harden on the way to an impressive win over the Houston Rockets. After the contest came to a close, star shooting guard Bradley Beal was prompted..." November 27

  • Dwight Howard Likely To Miss 4th-Straight Game Due To Having A Sore Butt

    Total Pro Sports "The Washington Wizards are 7-12 in their first 19 games of the 2018-2019 season, but Dwight Howard hasn’t only dressed for nine of them after signing with the team. Howard has sat out the past three games, and the Wizards haven’t offered up any details whether he’s..." November 26

  • Dwight Howard Accused Of Threatening Alleged Cisgender Ex-Boyfriend

    Vibe "VIBE has learned that the accuser is not a transgender woman, but is, in fact, an alleged cisgender ex-boyfriend who identifies as a gay man. A cisgender man—who many believed to be a transgender woman—has come forward to accuse Dwight..." November 26

  • Bradley Beal Would Be 'Perfect Fit' for Lakers Next to LeBron, but at What Cost?

    Bleacher Report "It's been a week since news broke via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that "every player" on the Washington Wizards (7-12) roster is "available to discuss in trade scenarios." Nearly at the 20-game mark, the 11-8 Los Angeles..." November 26

  • John Wall Has Very Few Teams Interested In Trading For Him

    Real GM Basketball "Bradley Beal has considerably more trade value for the Washington Wizards than John Wall. "I think the Bradley Beal situation we'll monitor," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "There's very few teams who wouldn't be interested in Bradley Beal. The contract. The..." November 26

  • Austin Rivers believes he has finally figured out how to play with John Wall and Bradley Beal

    NBC Sports Washington "With 19 games as a member of the Wizards under his belt, Austin Rivers believes he has finally discovered the key to playing alongside All-Stars John Wall and Bradley Beal. At first, his instinct as a bench player running with stars was to defer and consider their shots before..." November 26

  • Transgender Exposes Howard Claiming He Was Throwing Tranny Sex Parties

    Clutch Points "Masin Elije has brought forth some hard evidence to support her claim on her alleged former relationship with Washington Wizards big man Dwight Howard. This comes in the form of a DM conversation Elije allegedly had with Howard, which the former shared on her Twitter feed. In..." November 25

  • Should the Denver Nuggets be interested in a potential Washington Wizards firesale?

    Denver Stiffs "There’s little doubt that the Washington Wizards are one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA early on this season. At a record of 5-11 the team has put themselves behind the pace early on and look to be in jeopardy of falling out of playoff contention before the calendars..." November 23

  • NBA Rumors: Wizards’ asking price for Bradley Beal so high, he’s ‘functionally not available’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards are reportedly willing to trade anyone on their roster. That sparked wishful speculation around the country about Washington’s most valuable player, Bradley Beal. His apparent unhappiness only increased hope. But… Zach Lowe..." November 23

  • Should Celtics Consider Making This Hypothetical Bradley Beal Trade?

    NESN "It’s no secret the Boston Celtics are struggling. Tabbed as the preseason Eastern Conference favorites, Boston has limped out of the gate, posting a 9-9 record while failing to find any cohesion on offense. Boston’s supposed “death lineup” of Kyrie Irving,..." November 23