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  • Craziest outfits Russell Westbrook has ever worn

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook has never met a shot he didn’t like. Also, an outfit he didn’t like. The newest star of the Washington Wizards is widely known in the NBA for his unusual fashion sense as much as his penchant for getting triple-doubles. The..." December 05

  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • Russell Westbrook’s massive mural with James Harden in Houston now taken down

    Clutch Points "Nothing’s ever official until it’s take-down-your-gigantic-mural official. It’s finally reached that point with Russell Westbrook after the Houston Rockets traded him for another All-Star point guard in John Wall. The Rockets’ sky-scraper..." December 05

  • CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and John King hilariously announce Wizards’ schedule

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards’ social media team deserves a raise after using CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and John King to help them announce their schedule for the upcoming season. Take a look as Blitzer and King channeled their inner election flow to reveal the..." December 04

  • Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards will be a player in the Eastern Conference

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal now share a backcourt with the Washington Wizards. They also spearhead a Washington team that will be a player in the Eastern Conference this season. First and foremost, the Wizards trading John Wall and a future first-round draft pick to..." December 04

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal calls John Wall trade 'shocking' but likes fit with Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said it was "shocking" and a "tough pill to swallow" to see John Wall traded to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook but believes he and Westbrook will "mesh..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • 5 NBA Robins That Could Become NBA Batmen

    Fadeaway World "In basketball, the clear cut best players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James are considered the “Batman” of their team. That term implies that they’re just like the winged superhero: a good leader who can lead his allies to victory over any team. But Batman wouldn’t be..." December 04

  • Breakups are hard, but Wizards know Russell Westbrook is an upgrade

    USA Today "Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard called trading John Wall one of the most difficult decisions he’s made in 27 years in the NBA. "John Wall is one of the greatest players in this franchise’s history and somebody who is very dear to me," Sheppard..." December 04

  • Gilbert Arenas Gives Russell Westbrook Blessing To Wear #0 In Washington

    TMZ "Agent Zero says Russell Westbrook can have #0 in D.C. if he wants it ... 'cause Gilbert Arenas is giving his official blessing to let the new Wizards star wear his old number. Russ was traded to Washington in a swap with John Wall earlier this week..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Russell Westbrook picks new jersey number with the Wizards and here's why he made the switch

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook has a new team and a new number. On Wednesday, it was reported that the Houston Rockets traded Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a 2023 protected first-round pick. On Thursday, the Wizards tweeted out that there..." December 03

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15

    MSN.com "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • Russell Westbrook thanks Houston, looks forward to ‘next chapter’ in DC

    NBC Sports "For the first time since the news broke that he was being traded to Washington, Russell Westbrook has broken his silence. “I want to thank the fans and the city of Houston for embracing me and my family,” Westbrook said in a statement on his social media accounts. “I..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • Here’s why Russell Westbrook may be more motivated with Wizards

    Larry Brown Sports "Russell Westbrook will be playing for his third team in as many years this season when he suits up with the Washington Wizards, and the star point guard may be carrying some added motivation with him to a new city. Westbrook’s request to be traded away from the Houston Rockets..." December 03

  • Porn Star Mia Khalifa Breaks Down After John Wall Traded, Says She is a Rockets Fan Now

    Total Pro Sports "It was a sad day in D.C. yesterday after the news came down that John Wall was being traded out of town for Russell Westbrook. The Wizards are sending Wall and a lottery-protected 2023 first-round NBA draft pick to the Rockets for Westbrook in a deal that both players wanted and had..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • James Harden 'had a preference for John Wall over Westbrook'

    Chron "After a month of rumors about James Harden and Russell Westbrook being unhappy in Houston, the Rockets made a move to ship Westbrook to Washington in exchange for John Wall and a first-round pick Wednesday night. It's been suspected that Harden and Westbrook had decided..." December 03

  • John Wall pens tearful goodbye to D.C. after Wizards trade him to Rockets

    TMZ "John Wall is pouring his heart out to his fans in Washington D.C. after being traded to Houston ... thanking his supporters for treating him like family over the past 10 years. The #1 overall pick in 2010 was just shipped to the Rockets in exchange for Russell..." December 03

  • Five big questions from the Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Welcome to the NBA, where no contract is untradable. Washington’s John Wall and Houston’s Russell Westbrook had two of the top five worst contracts in the NBA (maybe two of the top three), and Wednesday the Rockets and Wizards decided to swap..." December 03

  • Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade indicative of where both players stand in today's NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Russell Westbrook and John Wall are changing jerseys and moving addresses but instead of it being a blockbuster deal in a league that never sleeps, it’s indicative of a standing neither no longer possesses. It’s not quite a crossroads or a fall..." December 03

  • John Wall trade leaves many Wizards fans heartbroken in Washington

    USA Today "The Washington Wizards traded John Wall and a future first-round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, at least in part because of the injury risk Wall faces coming off an Achilles tear that cost him all of last season. Nonetheless,..." December 03

  • Is Russell Westbrook for John Wall a lose-lose for everyone?

    The Score "In a blockbuster akin to a couple teams rearranging expensive deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Houston Rockets traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future first-round draft pick. Here's what the deal means for the parties..." December 03

  • After Russell Westbrook for John Wall blockbuster, Wizards have all their eggs in the Bradley Beal basket

    CBS Sports "In a blockbuster trade -- at least from a name-value standpoint -- that has been circulating the rumor mill for a while now, the Washington Wizards sent John Wall and a protected future first-round pick to the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, as first reported..." December 03

  • Did the Washington Wizards Unofficially Retire the Number Zero Because of Gilbert Arenas?

    The Big Lead "Russell Westbrook was traded to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Westbrook has worn zero on his jersey for his entire career. First for 11 seasons in Oklahoma City and then last year with the Houston Rockets. Since no one currently wears #0 on the Wizards..." December 03

  • Expectations will be higher for Davis Bertans, but will his role change?

    NBC Sports Washington "  There is always going to be a certain amount of risk in handing out a large contract in the NBA. The deals are guaranteed and have to be fit under the salary cap. The big deals that don't work have domino effects and can be crippling as a competitive..." December 02

  • Rockets deal Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall, 1st-round pick

    Bleacher Report "So much for Russell Westbrook and James Harden teaming up in Houston to win the championship that eluded them in Oklahoma City. The Houston Rockets reportedly traded Westbrook to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in exchange for John Wall and..." December 02

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Scott Brooks says John Wall is ready to play for Wizards, has his speed back

    NBC Sports Washington "  You wouldn't know of recent reports John Wall had requested a trade by the way Wizards head coach Scott Brooks talked about him on Monday, the first day of individual workouts. Brooks said he went to see Wall work out in Los Angeles last month and it sounds like..." December 02

  • Scott Brooks addresses contract situation with Wizards

    NBC Sports Washington "  Head coach Scott Brooks is entering the final year of his five-year contract with the Wizards and on Monday, the first day of individual workouts around the NBA, he addressed the elephant in the room. Brooks praised the team and spoke positively of the situation..." December 02

  • John Wall looked ‘amazing’ in offseason workouts, per Kevin Durant

    Clutch Points "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Brooklyn Nets small forward Kevin Durant worked out with each other this offseason since they were both recovering from Achilles tears. The two All-Stars are also close friends off the court. During his media..." December 01

  • Wizards’ Deni Avdija Signs Rookie Contract

    Yardbarker "Rookie forward Deni Avdija signed his rookie contract with the Wizards, the team announced Tuesday (via Twitter). The No. 9 pick in the draft, Avdija is in line for a four-year, $20.34M deal, assuming he signs for 120% of the rookie scale amount, as virtually every..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • Heat interested in Bradley Beal

    The Score "The Miami Heat could shift their focus to Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal if Giannis Antetokounmpo chooses to remain with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat's interest in potentially acquiring Beal remains very high, a source told..." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • Rockets To Sign Jerian Grant

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets reached agreement on a one-year contract with free agent guard Jerian Grant, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. Grant, 28, appeared in just six games with the Wizards last season, his fifth in the NBA when he was signed as a substitute player for the NBA..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • The Los Angeles Lakers Have 3 Spots Open: Top 5 Best Free Agents Right Now

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020 NBA title and made moves to ensure that they are right back in the title race for 2021. They signed Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, Montrezl Harrell, and Marc Gasol. This type of talent along with the returning LeBron James and Anthony Davis means the..." November 30

  • How the Los Angeles Clippers Can Still Pull off a Dream Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "After blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals, the Los Angeles Clippers have begun making some big changes, but they are not done yet. The Clippers' playoff demise highlighted significant issues with the team: a..." November 30

  • Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

    GQ "2020 started out uncomfortably for NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Back in October 2019, three weeks before the beginning of the season, Daryl Morey, the former general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that said “FIGHT FOR FREEDOM / STAND WITH HONG KONG” in..." November 30

  • Pelicans, Jarrod Uthoff Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are signing free agent forward Jarrod Uthoff to one-year contract, reports Will Guillory of The Athletic (Twitter link). The minimum-salary deal will be non-guaranteed, Guillory adds. Uthoff, 27, has played for a handful of teams in the NBA and the G..." November 30

  • Top 5 Best Destinations For Andre Drummond

    Fadeaway World "Andre Drummond is a player who has received mixed opinions from fans and critics. Some claim that Drummond is the best rebounder of our generation, with huge defensive upside. Others say that he’s overrated, and someone who puts up stats on a bad team. The truth is that we simply..." November 30

  • Which East lottery team can jump into the playoff mix?

    The Score "Every season, at least one lottery team in each conference seems to emerge from the morass to crash the postseason party. Can we expect the same in 2021? This year's Eastern Conference playoff field figures to look similar to last season's. Barring catastrophic injury, the top seven..." November 30