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  • Chasson Randle held his own in a tough spot this season

    Bullets Forever "Positives this season Backup point guard has been a weak spot for the Wizards in the John Wall era, particularly when Wall is out and Washington has to go deep into their reserves. This year, they went all the way down to the Go-Go to call up Randle after..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard Picks Up 2019-20 Player Option

    SLAM Online "Washington Wizards big man Dwight Howard has picked up his player option for 2019-20, ESPN’s Zach Lowereports. Howard played in just nine games this season. Howard signed a two-year, $11 million contract last summer with an option of $5.6 million in the second year. After..." April 19

  • An important summer of decisions for the Wizards, from free agents to Scott Brooks

    NBC Sports Washington "The Wizards enter this summer with only six players under contract for the 2019-20 season and that includes Jabari Parker's team option worth $20 million that is certain to be declined. With Parker accounted for, that essentially gives them eight impending free agents to decided..." April 18

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • How the Wizards' new GM could shape the organization's future this summer

    NBC Sports Washington "HOW WILL THE NEW GM PUT THEIR STAMP ON THE ORGANIZATION? Predicting which direction the Wizards will go this offseason when it comes to trades and free agency is a pointless exercise right now, as nothing can be projected until we know who will be in charge of the front office. Owner..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • After breakout season, Thomas Bryant wants to stay with Wizards: 'Why would I want to leave?'

    NBC Sports Washington "Amid a season of turmoil, Thomas Bryant was a shining light. While the Washington Wizards were defined much of the year by overpaid players whose commitment and effort level were openly questioned by their teammates, Bryant was just the opposite. Over and over again, he was lauded for his..." April 15

  • Wizards to part ways with Devin Robinson after arrest

    Washington Times "The Washington Wizards announced they will not tender a qualifying offer to forward Devin Robinson this offseason, choosing to part ways with the player after he was arrested Saturday morning for an undisclosed reason. “We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin..." April 13

  • Wizards pass-first guard Tomas Satoransky gets his shot at defining his role in free agency

    NBC Sports Washington "The future is unclear for Tomas Satoransky. There is one thing the Czech native knows for sure about his position entering restricted free agency for the first time. “I’m a point guard. I’m definitely a point guard. I will never be agreeing with someone..." April 12

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • John Wall ‘Would Probably Lose It’ If The Wizards Ever Moved On From Him

    Uproxx "John Wall’s nine-year tenure with the Washington Wizards has been a complicated one. Though they’ve made the playoffs four times in Wall’s career, the Wizards have never progressed past the second round, and injuries have hounded Wall the past two seasons. The former Kentucky..." April 11

  • Wizards' Bradley Beal keeping it real about potential supermax deal

    NBC Sports Washington "Bradley Beal’s future is up for debate. The All-NBA candidate is playing out both sides publicly. The Washington Wizards’ leading scorer just completed his seventh and most dominant NBA season. His current contract extends two more years. Beal made it clear he would be..." April 11

  • John Wall Unsure If He’ll Play Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "A torn Achilles tendon will sideline John Wall for at least the start of the 2019/20 season, and the Wizards point guard isn’t entirely sure that he’ll be able to return at all next season. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles in February, Wall told reporters on..." April 10

  • Wizards’ John Wall says he’s close to getting the stitches removed from his left foot

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is making progress from his injury. According to Washington Post Wizards reporter Candace Buckner, doctors are close to removing stitches from Wall’s left foot.

  • Wizards Sign Tarik Phillip, Jordan McRae

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have signed Tarik Phillip, according to The Athletic’s Fred Katz (Twitter link). Hoops Rumors’ own JD Shaw (Twitter link) has confirmed the report. The team also promoted and extended two-way player Jordan McRae, as Candace Buckner of The..." April 09

  • John Wall braces for change, says he's okay with Wizards drafting PG

    NBC Sports Washington "As John Wall's career is in transition, so is the franchise he plays for. The Washington Wizards are in the midst of searching for a new general manager, one to replace Ernie Grunfeld as the team's architect. Wall is just two months into his recovery from a ruptured left..." April 09

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Nixed Jabari Parker Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly reached a tentative agreement to send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Michael Beasley to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jabari Parker ahead of the trade deadline, but KCP never approved the deal. On Tuesday, Bill Oram of The..." April 09

  • Tim Connelly isn’t exactly shutting down those Wizards rumors

    Bullets Forever "Tim Connelly is undoubtedly the most interesting name that has been rumored as a candidate to replace Ernie Grunfeld as the Wizards’ top executive. Typically, executives aren’t looking to bounce when their team has the fourth-best record in the league, but Connelly is a unique..." April 08

  • Bradley Beal On Supermax: Money Is Not The Problem

    Real GM Basketball "Bradley Beal could become supermax eligible this offseason if he is an All-NBA selection, but that may not secure his future with the Washington Wizards. “My biggest concern, just like I tell everybody else, is just making sure that we’re going in the right direction...." April 08

  • Jeff Green ‘would love’ to come back to the Wizards next season

    Amico Hoops "In the last four seasons, Jeff Green has been pretty much a basketball nomad. As the season winds down, Green ending his first season with the Washington Wizards, his sixth team in the last four seasons. The 32-year-old veteran forward, averaging 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds..." April 07

  • Wizards To Release Forward Wesley Johnson

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards are waiving Wesley Johnson, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN writes. The 31-year-old came over from the Pelicans at the trade deadline in February earning $6.1 million. In Johnson’s 38 games this season, he averaged 3.4 points in 14.2 minutes. News of..." April 06

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • With Ernie Grunfeld gone, uncertainty surrounds job status of Wizards head coach Scott Brooks

    NBC Sports Washington "The firing of team president Ernie Grunfeld has left the Wizards head coach in limbo. Scott Brooks is nearing the end of his third year in Washington with no certainty about whether he will be back for a fourth. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has indicated that Brooks' future will be..." April 05

  • Wizards interim president Tommy Sheppard must step out of Ernie Grunfeld’s shadow

    Washington Post "The man who hopes to be the Washington Wizards’ next team president listens to Nipsey Hussle so he can better relate to the millennials in the locker room. He takes the Metro to his Southeast Washington office and jets to Italy to discover international prospects. He..." April 04

  • Tommy Sheppard to interview for Pelicans job, according to report

    Bullets Forever "Wizards Interim President of Basketball Operations Tommy Sheppard is one of six candidates the Pelicans are interviewing to replace Dell Demps as the Pelicans’ General Manager, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ted Leonsis made it..." April 04

  • TNT Chooses to Air Celtics-Wizards Over Dwyane Wade's Final Home Game

    12 Up "Fans outside Miami who want to see Dwayne Wade's final game at the American Airlines Arena may be out of luck, as TNT has chosen another game to air nationally on the same night.  Unless the current No. 9 seed in the Eastern Conference can sneak into the..." April 04

  • NBA exec says Wizards must at least think about trading Bradley Beal

    Clutch Points "Bradley Beal is soon to finish out his best season to date, with numbers that have made an argument for his inclusion on the All-NBA team, despite the Washington Wizards’ poor season. Yet the franchise is due for an all-around evaluation after the firing of longtime president..." April 04

  • Expect Wizards to be deliberate in GM search. They will have plenty of options.

    Washington Post "The next architect of the Washington Wizards will inherit a long list of complications, from an injured star to a below-average roster to an embattled coach. Even so, league executives firmly believe that Wizards owner Ted Leonsis will have no shortage of experienced, high-quality..." April 04

  • The hard part starts now for Ted Leonsis

    Bullets Forever "Judging by the thousands of responses flooding social media — and the lack of even a single “you will be missed” message — Washington Wizards fans experienced a second birthday on Tuesday afternoon after it was announced that Ernie Grunfeld was relieved of..." April 03

  • Wizards Will Bring Back Scott Brooks As Head Coach In 19-20

    Real GM Basketball "Despite the dismissal of Ernie Grunfeld, the Washington Wizards will not consider also firing Scott Brooks as head coach for next season. Brooks was hired as head coach of the Wizards in 2016 on a five-year, $35 million deal. " April 03

  • Wizards Looking At Nuggets' Tim Connelly To Replace Ernie Grunfeld

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards are looking to hire Tim Connelly from the Denver Nuggets to replace Ernie Grunfeld as the president of basketball operations. Connelly, who began his career as an intern for the Wizards " April 03

  • Ted Leonsis hitting ‘reboot’ button for Wizards, wants team to take ‘deep exploration’

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a disappointing season, the Washington Wizards officially fired president Ernie Grunfield on Tuesday. The dismissal comes less than a week after the team was mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. For just the second time in the last six seasons,..." April 02

  • Wizards fire team president Ernie Grunfeld after 16 seasons

    NBC Sports Washington "In his 16 years as the Wizards’ general manager, Ernie Grunfeld survived a change in ownership in 2010, withstood the infamous guns in the locker room months prior, several coaching changes and mixed results in the draft and free agency. He outlasted all but three other..." April 02

  • Wizards are saving good deal of money thanks to John Wall insurance policy, report says

    NBC Sports Washington "John Wall's rehab from a ruptured Achilles as he enters the first year of his supermax contract may not be quite as bad of a financial burden as it seems for the Washington Wizards. According to the Washington Post, the Wizards will recoup a good portion of his salary..." April 02

  • Argument between Wizards players, member of Nikola Jokic's family breaks out after Wizards-Nuggets

    NBC Sports Washington "The animosity between the Wizards and Nuggets on Sunday night was not limited to the game itself. Following the Wizards' win, an argument broke out between a member of Nikola Jokic's family and Wizards players Bobby Portis and Jordan McRae. The dispute appeared to stem from a..." April 01

  • Bradley Beal Says He’s the Second-Best Shooting Guard in the NBA

    SLAM Online "Bradley Beal says he’s right behind James Harden in terms of the NBA’s best shooting guards. Beal, however, knows he needs to start winning in order to get his just due. The 25-year-old All-Star adds that he has “no idea” if he’d..." April 01

  • Wizards’ Bradley Beal is NBA’s leader in unique category

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards have seen their season turned upside-down after the loss of John Wall to a season-ending injury, as well as a major trade with the Chicago Bulls ahead of February’s trade deadline. The team’s expected starting center, Dwight Howard, only managed to..." March 30

  • Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren could be target for Wizards, according to report

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards will fall short of expectations for the second straight season, which could mean big changes for the front office this summer. Although no one’s fate has been decided yet, it looks like Celtics’ assistant GM Mike Zarren could be a frontrunner to be the..." March 28

  • Wizards' second-year big man Thomas Bryant making an impression

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards have long been eliminated from playoff contention but second-year big man Thomas Bryant is taking every late-season opportunity to establish himself as a long-term rotation piece for the Wizards, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post writes. Bryant recently impressed for..." March 28

  • Dwight Howard not expected to return to the Wizards in 2018-19 season

    Bullets Forever "Wizards head coach Scott Brooks announced on Tuesday that it is “safe to say” that center Dwight Howard will not play for the Wizards again in the 2018-19 season. NBC Sports Washington’s Scott Brooks announced the news before their game against..." March 28

  • Bradley Beal is scratching surface of his star power amid lost Wizards season

    Sporting News "On June 28, 2012, Bradley Beal was celebrating his 19th birthday at the NBA Draft. He was selected No. 3 overall by the Wizards, a team that was very much in the rebuilding stages and needed a shooting guard that could work hand-and-hand with rising star John Wall, who had been..." March 26

  • Wizards coach offers great quote on Dwyane Wade’s retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade played so well on Saturday night that his performance left Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks extremely complimentary. Wade scored 20 points on 9/16 shooting in the Miami Heat’s 113-108 win in DC. He scored 9 straight points for the Heat in the fourth quarter and..." March 24

  • Gilbert Arenas will play for and captain the “Enemies” BIG3 team

    Bullets Forever "In February, Gilbert Arenas announced that he will play for the BIG3 Basketball League this summer. The BIG3 is a 3x3 league that features many recently retired NBA players and is quickly gaining popularity. It is founded in part by rapper and actor Ice Cube. Since..." March 22

  • Otto Porter Jr. had a rocky relationship with Scott Brooks

    Clutch Points "Otto Porter Jr.’s relationship with his former coach Scott Brooks hasn’t always been the best, as recent findings through an interview with him revealed the rocky nature of it. The former Washington Wizards swingman was notoriously underused during his time at the..." March 20

  • Why Dwight Howard's continued absence likely increases chances he returns for Wizards next season

    NBC Sports Washington "The latest injury update for Dwight Howard reads similar to previous versions with one exception: Time is running out. That is essentially what Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said before Monday’s home game against the Utah Jazz when asked by a reporter whether the team planned..." March 20

  • It’s time for the Wizards to concede the playoffs and adjust accordingly

    Bullets Forever "During an otherwise hopeless season plagued by injuries and dysfunction, Bradley Beal has been the lone flower to blossom out of the pile of manure that is the 2018-19 Washington Wizards. On Saturday night, Beal scored 40 points against the Memphis..." March 19

  • Wizards’ Jabari Parker insists he didn’t enter season with Bulls out of shape

    Clutch Points "When Jabari Parker signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls in the summer, many hoped it would be the start of a new career path for the former second overall pick. However, things went poorly Parker in his hometown, and he was traded to the Washington..." March 19

  • Bradley Beal can handle the workload, but that doesn’t mean he should

    Bullets Forever "Just hours before playing Bradley Beal 83 minutes over back-to-back nights, Scott Brooks talked about his philosophy on managing playing time, as Candace Buckner of The Washington Post detailed: At this point in the season, NBA teams do not practice or hold..." March 18

  • Joakim Noah has a lot of respect for Bradley Beal

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was on fire yet again on Saturday as he torched the Memphis Grizzlies for a game-high 40 points on 12-of-17 shooting. Following his team’s 135-128 defeat, Grizzlies veteran big man Joakim Noah expressed his admiration towards Beal, despite..." March 17

  • Bradley Beal campaigns for All-NBA team in funny way

    Larry Brown Sports "Bradley Beal put together yet another monster game for the Washington Wizards, which has him thinking he’s deserving of an All-NBA spot. Beal scored 40 points on 12/17 shooting (including 9/12 on threes) in the Wizards’ 135-128 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday...." March 17