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  • Gilbert Arenas suing ex-girlfriend for $10 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has had his fair share of trouble with women over the years, and the former NBA star is now seeking a lot of money from an ex-girlfriend as a result. According to a report from TMZ, Arenas has filed a lawsuit against a woman who got a restraining order against him..." September 20

  • Wizards Sign Lavoy Allen To Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent center Lavoy Allen has signed a training camp contract with the Wizards, reports Candace Buckner of The Washington Post (Twitter link). Washington currently has 18 players under contract, so once the team completes its reported deals with both Allen and Chasson..." September 19

  • Wizards Sign Tiwian Kendley To Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have signed undrafted guard Tiwian Kendley to a training camp contract, according to RealGM. Kendley, 23, played two college seasons at Morgan State and averaged 25.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 2.2 APG in his final year. Kendley averaged 9.0 PPG,..." September 11

  • Wizards Sign Chris Chiozza To Training Camp Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Guard Chris Chiozza will join the Wizards for training camp, tweets Keith Smith of Real GM. Chiozza, who went undrafted out of Florida, played with Washington’s entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 4.8 points and 7.4 assists in five games. He was a..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • John Wall: Team USA has ‘different atmosphere’ with Gregg Popovich succeeding Mike Krzyzewski

    Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall said he wasn’t give a fair shot to make Team USA for the 2014 World Cup. Then, he (correctly) predicted he wouldn’t make the 2016 Olympic roster, either. If the Wizards star resented USA Basketball, he’s using Gregg Popovich succeeding Mike Krzyzewski as..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • San Van Gundy on the decline of Dwight Howard: “It’s crazy; it really is”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard, NBA vagabond center, will suit up for the Washington Wizards this season. That’s five teams in six seasons for Howard since leaving Orlando, and it’s such a thing that even HBO’s John Oliver is taking digs at him. It’s been a dramatic fall,..." August 25

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Report: John Wall-Marcin Gortat feud was overhyped

    Clutch Points "The feud between Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and former teammate Marcin Gortat is one that was reportedly overblown during last season. Shortly after Gortat was traded to the LA Clippers back in June, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith delved in..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Markieff Morris Gearing Up For 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "The 2018/19 season is a pivotal one for Markieff Morris, as he’ll be a free agent for the first time in his career next summer. At that point, he’ll have to make a contract decision for the first time since he inked a team-friendly extension with the Suns, one that was..." August 17

  • Kemba Walker says Dwight Howard was not a ‘locker room cancer’

    Clutch Points "Over the past few years, we’ve seen Washington Wizards center Dwight Howardjump from team to team. It has sent signals all over the league that the big man might be a “locker room cancer.” Yet former teammate Kemba Walker of the Charlotte..." August 17

  • Dwight Howard wants to play until he’s 40: ‘It’s either evolve, adapt or get left behind’

    Washington Post "At the end of last summer, Dwight Howard was staring into a mirror, admiring the view. He had entered that offseason as heavy as a football lineman, hiding 285 pounds beneath his Atlanta Hawks uniform. Now, he was 23 pounds lighter, dunking like it was 2008 again and expecting a rebirth with a..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • John Wall Wants Everyone To Consider Wizards Among Elite Teams In East

    CBS Boston "With LeBron James now in Los Angeles, the Eastern Conference is up for grabs. It’s hard not to view the Boston Celtics as the favorites. The sky is the limit for young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will rejoin a team that came just one..." August 10

  • Markieff Morris on entering contract year, Dwight Howard and LeBron James leaving the East

    NBC Sports Washington "So far, this offseason is going much better for Markieff Morris than the last one. Last summer, Morris was rehabbing a sprained left ankle injury after the 2016-17 playoffs and due for sports hernia surgery just before the 2017-18 season began. This summer, he has a clean bill of..." August 09

  • Wizards To Sign Jordan McRae To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards plan to sign Jordan McRae to a two-way contract, Marc Stein of The New York Times reports. The 2014 second-round pick last saw NBA action with the Cavaliers during the 2016/17 season. " August 09

  • The Wizards want to play faster and believe Dwight Howard could be the key

    NBC Sports Washington "Scott Brooks has a vision. He has seen the scenarios play out in his head. Dwight Howard rips the rebound from above the rim and hits John Wall with a crisp outlet pass. Wall zooms up the floor with world-class speed. Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Jr. and Markieff Morris trail,..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Wizards will see a decrease in nationally televised games in 2018-19

    Washington Post "While the Washington Wizards are set for a rare home opener, as well as a handful of big matchups inside Capital One Arena, the team will have few chances to appeal to mass audiences during the 2018-19 season. The NBA schedule has yet to be announced, but the Wizards are likely to..." August 08

  • John Wall says he talked to DeMarcus Cousins about joining forces but timing wrong

    Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins are buddies, going back to Kentucky in college when they teamed up (with Patrick Patterson) on a 35-3 team that went to the Elite Eight before bowing out. Since they both got to the NBA the duo has talked about teaming up again — and they did so..." August 08

  • John Wall: ‘Guys Don’t Talk About Me Being a Top-5 Point Guard’

    SLAM Online "John Wall says it provides “extra motivation” not being mentioned among the five best point guards in the NBA. Wall believes he and the Wizards are being overlooked. The All-Star floor general thinks Washington can benefit from lowered expectations heading..." August 08

  • Wizards’ G League Affiliate Announces GM, Coach

    Hoops Rumors "Twenty-six NBA teams had their own G League squads in 2017/18, and a 27th will enter the league in 2018/19, with the Wizards introducing Capital City Go-Go, their new NBAGL affiliate. Today, the franchise issued a press release announcing that Pops..." August 07

  • John Wall believes Wizards can make sacrifices necessary to get everyone shots

    NBC Sports Washington "Head coach Scott Brooks and his players are often talking about ball movement and how they want more balance to their offense. Brooks and others have discussed in particular getting Otto Porter, Jr. more shots and putting his efficiency to better use. All of that will become..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • Charles Oakley Convicted In Casino Cheating Case, But No Jail

    TMZ "Charles Oakley pled no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct stemming from his alleged cheating incident at a Vegas casino ... but he won't spend another minute behind bars.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... Oakley was arrested on July 8 after officials say he..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Gilbert Arenas details Bourré trash-talk that preceded gun standoff in Wizards’ locker room

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton shook the NBA when they brought guns into the Wizards’ locker room in 2009. Both received lengthy suspensions. Arenas, hit hard by injuries, washed out of the league a couple years later and has repeatedly made a fool of himself in..." August 07

  • Morris Twins Change Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Markieff Morris of the Wizards and Marcus Morris of the Celtics are preparing for free agency next summer by changing their representatives, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Both players signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, who is best known as the agent for LeBron..." August 06

  • John Wall questions Raptors' handling of Demar DeRozan before trade for Kawhi Leonard

    NBC Sports Washington "John Wall has been around long enough to know how the business of the NBA works and how quickly allegiances can change. Players get traded, deals can fall through and ultimately everyone is out for themselves and their own interests. But the way the Toronto Raptors and general manager..." August 05

  • Leonsis satisfied with the steal of a deal for Dwight Howard

    Hoops Rumors "At $5.337MM, Dwight Howard was too much of a bargain to pass up, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis tells Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington. That’s the figure Washington was able to sign Howard for after he was traded to the Nets this summer and agreed to a buyout. “At that..." August 05

  • John Wall believes Wizards have chance in wide-open East

    Bleacher Report "It was Day 2 of Team USA's minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, and so John Wall put on his reversible blue-and-white jersey and was back at work. He ran the point in weave drills. He tossed lobs to Blake Griffin. He shared laughs with Kevin..." August 01

  • Dwight Howard Washington's Missing Piece ... Otto Porter Says

    TMZ "Dwight Howard was the one player Washington had to have in order to make a serious run in the East ... so says Wizards forward Otto Porter, who tells TMZ Sports, "He's definitely a piece that we need." We got Otto at Reagan National Airport when he explained to us..." July 31

  • Wizards owner: Revamped roster could be deepest 'we've ever had'

    The Score "Ted Leonsis is fresh off a championship as the owner of the NHL's Washington Capitals and plans to keep the good times rolling with his Wizards next season. Washington has undergone a face-lift this offseason after trading the disgruntled Marcin Gortat for Austin Rivers, as well..." July 30

  • Dwight Howard Picked Washington Over the Warriors

    SLAM Online "Dwight Howard says the Golden State Warriors expressed interest in his services this summer. In the end, however, John Wall‘s recruitment helped convince the big fella to join the Washington Wizards instead. Howard says he’s excited to team up with the All-Star..." July 30

  • Wizards delete tweet with ruthlessly mocked photo of John Wall

    Complex "Team USA men's basketball minicamp in Las Vegas began Thursday, and players threw on the USA gear for their headshots and team photos. One headshot in particular caught the eye of NBA fans: that of Washington Wizards guard John Wall. Fans noticed that Wall looked a bit... out of..." July 26

  • Is John Wall the best point guard Dwight Howard has teamed up with?

    NBC Sports Washington "As Dwight Howard's introduction to the D.C. media played out on Monday, through his press conference and subsequent 1-on-1s with reporters, he consistently made it clear that John Wall was a big reason why he decided to sign a free agent deal with the Wizards. It was part..." July 26

  • Expectations rising on a deep and talented Wizards roster after adding Dwight Howard

    NBC Sports Washington "Adding Dwight Howard has seemingly wrapped up a stellar NBA offseason for the Washington Wizards, as Howard is arguably one of the biggest free agent signings in recent franchise history and will add experience to a young team. Now, in addition to two All-Stars in John Wall and..." July 26

  • Dwight Howard On Hall of Fame Chances: 'My Resume Speaks for Itself'

    TMZ "Is Dwight Howard a Hall of Famer?  It's the question experts and fans have been asking for years -- so, we took it to the man himself.  Look, Dwight's numbers over the course of his 14-year career are pretty insane ... 8-time NBA All-Star, 5-time..." July 25

  • The Wizards' Dwight Howard got destroyed for his lame description of his NBA career path

    CBS Sports "By this point in his career, it feels like the new Wizards' center Dwight Howard has played on nearly every NBA team. Since his rookie season in 2005, he's played on six (seven if you count the Nets) different teams. What's more, the Wizards will be his..." July 23

  • Wizards center Dwight Howard claims he wants to play 8 more years, retire with Washington

    Clutch Points "Dwight Howard’s career has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least. Once a superstar for the Orlando Magic, when he was winning three consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards, he was on top of the basketball world. The 2009 Magic team, which Howard was on, made..." July 23

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • John Wall calls Washington’s off-season moves “pretty interesting”

    Pro Basketball Talk "After another season where the Wizards underwhelmed — due to injuries, due to chemistry issues, due to a lot of things — what were the bold moves of this summer in our nation’s capital? Well, they signed Jeff Green. And in a trade they got Austin..." July 23