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Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Wizards-Bulls: Game 1 By the Numbers

Washington put together another strong shooting performance against the NBA’s best defensive team.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulls, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Wizards vs Bulls: The matchups

The Wizards have the edge in several categories of their head-to-head matchups with the Chicago Bulls. Will they lead to a series victory?

By Michael Lee  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, NBA playoffs, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Bradley Beal plans to ‘have fun’ in his NBA playoff debut

The second-youngest player in the NBA postseason field has looked to his veteran teammates for advice.

By Michael Lee  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA playoffs, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014

Wizards-Bulls NBA playoff series could be decided by battle in the paint

Marcin Gortat and Nene will look to match the physical play of Chicago’s leader in Joakim Noah.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Marcin Gortat, NBA playoffs, Nene, Wizards-Bulls

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014

NBA End-of-the-Season Awards Report

Kevin Durant is poised to dethrone LeBron James as MVP while Chicago’s Joakim Noah stands as the league’s top defender.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Marc Gasol has been key to Memphis Grizzlies’ late-season run

The Grizzlies area red-hot 27-12 since their center returned from a knee injury, and a closer look at the numbers bears out his importance to the team.

By John Romero  |  03:03 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Wizards realize work isn’t done after reaching ‘one of our goals’

The Wizards had some fun during after a game that clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 but more work remains.

By Michael Lee  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, NBA, playoffs, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Wizards’ magic number still at one after New York Knicks win

The Wizards needed Golden State to beat New York to clinch their first playoff berth since 2008, but the Knicks pulled out a stunning win in Oakland.

By Michael Lee  |  11:45 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golden State Warriors, NBA, New York Knicks, Wizards

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/29/2014

Wizards vs Hawks: Game 73 Open Thread

Washington could lock up a postseason spot by the end of the weekend if it beats the Hawks tonight and the Knicks lose Sunday at Golden State.

By Michael Lee  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hawks, NBA playoffs, Wizards, Wizards-Hawks

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014

A closer look at the Philadelphia 76ers’ historic losing streak

AROUND THE NBA | A closer look at the numbers that add up to Philadelphia’s losing streak, which tied the league record Thursday.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Jan Vesely gets injured while helping Denver hurt Wizards’ playoff position

Jan Vesely scored 10 points before suffering a rib contusion as the Denver Nuggets beat his former team, 105-102.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets, Jan Vesely, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Wizards’ Marcin Gortat makes surprising return from back injury

Big man was considered questionable for Friday’s game with a strained lower back, but was okay after some some unorthodox treatment.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Shaun Livingston resurrects his career with Brooklyn Nets

On his eighth team in nine years, Livingston’s defense has turned the Nets into a playoff contender.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Shaun Livingston

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden might abandon ‘the shrug’

Drew Gooden is amused that DeMarcus Cousins was upset by his shrugs in Sacramento but might come up with a new celebration.

By Michael Lee  |  05:14 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMarcus Cousins, Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/16/2014

John Wall shows Wizards ‘are tough to beat’ when he’s engaged on both ends

John Wall had his eighth 30-point game of the season and shut down Brooklyn’s Deron Williams but was barely a topic of discussion afterward.

By Michael Lee  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Why NBA opponents love to hate Blake Griffin

The Los Angeles Clipper forward’s improving skills and unpopular tactics have made him a polarizing player.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:01 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Blake Griffin

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Wizards’ John Wall fined $15,000 for criticizing officals

John Wall was fined $15,000 for “directing inappropriate comments” toward NBA officials after the Wizards’ loss to Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  05:15 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden finding his groove after long layoff

With Nene and Kevin Seraphin out, Drew Gooden has scored in double-figures in his past three games to help solidify the Wizards’ bench.

By Michael Lee  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 03/08/2014

Wizards’ Drew Gooden not seeking payback in Milwaukee return

Drew Gooden played 151 minutes last season in Milwaukee and is anxious to get back to face his former team.

By Michael Lee  |  12:00 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

The defense for and against Kevin Love

As the Minnesota Timberwolves forward’s free agency decision looms, some wonder if his offensive dominance outweigh his defensive struggles.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Love

Posted at 11:09 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Wizards’ Chris Singleton makes most of long-awaited shot in win over Toronto

After starting the season on shelf with a foot injury, then rarely playing, Chris Singleton is finally getting his shot - and he came up with a huge performance in Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/28/2014

John Wall wants Wizards to stay on a roll

Wall finally reached 30 wins for the first time in his career but the work is far from done.

By Michael Lee  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Toronto Raptors, Wizards

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Midseason free agency can separate NBA contenders from pretenders

The Bulls, With Saturday’s postseason eligibility deadline looming for free agents, teams like Chicago, Brooklyn and Houston could look to remedy their weaknesses.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Wizards sign Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract

In need of front court depth with a banged up roster, the Wizards will add 11-year veteran Drew Gooden to the team on a 10-day contract.

By Michael Lee  |  08:12 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Gooden, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Wizards nervously await MRI exam results for Nene

Nene went down with a sprained left knee in the third quarter of the Wizards’ 96-83 win over Cleveland. The team now nervously awaits the MRI results.

By Michael Lee  |  10:37 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Nene, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Story lines for the NBA season’s second half

Questions abound as the playoffs loom, including whether Indiana can dethrone the Miami Heat.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/20/2014

John Wall, Bradley Beal hope Wizards stand pat at trade deadline

With Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline approaching, team’s stars don’t want the Wizards to break up what they have going.

By Michael Lee  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, NBA trade deadline, Wizards

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman ‘not anticipating anything’ at NBA trade deadline

Leaguewide, few deals are expected, and that includes Washington.

By Michael Lee  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA trade teadline

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Wizards’ John Wall on first all-star appearance: “I was hungry for more”

John Wall understood that he wouldn’t get much playing time as a first-time all-star but he maximized his minutes.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, John Wall, NBA All-Star

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/16/2014

NBA All-Star Game: Open Thread

With his first all-star weekend near completion, John Wall wants to be back “every year from now on.“

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA All-Star, Wizards

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Wizards’ John Wall wins Dunker of the Night, leads East to victory

John Wall took advice from Twitter before determining the dunk that propelled him to victory.

By Michael Lee  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA All-Star, NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal had “great experience” in Three-Point Shootout

Wizards guard Bradley Beal finished second in NBA three-point contest to San Antonio’s Marco Belinelli but got approval from St. Louis rapper Nelly.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Weekend, Bradley Beal, NBA, Three-Point Shootout, Wizards

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/15/2014

Wizards’ John Wall on dunking: “I’m more of a dunk contest person”

John Wall explains why he isn’t an “in-game-dunker” and how JaVale McGee got robbed in 2011.

By Michael Lee  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Weekend, Blake Griffin, JaVale McGee, John Wall, LeBron James, NBA, NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2014

Wizards’ Bradley Beal helps Team Hill win in Rising Stars Challenge

Bradley Beal has some tough competition in the Three-Point contest but believes he has a good chance to win.

By Michael Lee  |  12:02 AM ET, 02/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA All-Star, Three-Point shoutout, Wizards

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2014

NBA Midseason Awards Report

While Kevin Durant appears to have locked up MVP, several of the other award races are not as cut-and-dry.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:04 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Still collecting $3.5 million from Wizards, Shannon Brown has moved on to Spurs

The Wizards had no use for Shannon Brown after acquiring him from Phoenix in a deal for Marcin Gortat, but he has rebounded well with the San Antonio Spurs.

By Michael Lee  |  09:25 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Marcin Gortat, NBA, Shannon Brown, Wizards

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 02/07/2014

The Decision 2.0 looms for LeBron James

Whether the Miami Heat star decides to test free agency this summer could come down to one player -- and his name isn’t Dwyane Wade.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:04 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Lance Stephenson, Anthony Davis among those with cases to be first-time NBA All-Stars

Although they aren’t household names, advanced statistics point to six players deserving of their first all-star nods.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:15 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  All-Star Game, Anthony Davis, Around the NBA, David Stern, DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Lance Stephenson

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014

How the NBA Eastern Conference was lost

East teams are performing at a subpar rate while the West is thriving, and it may come down to just four reasons.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Wizards’ John Wall will have to wait for coaches’ vote for all-star team

Despite having the best numbers of any point guard in the East, John Wall was a distant third in all-star balloting

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Wizards, John Wall get another shot to go above .500

John Wall has never had a winning record through 222 games, a mark that could finally be erased Saturday.

By Michael Lee  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA, Wizards

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Last June, the NBA had a cold draft

Otto Porter Jr. and other members of the 2013 draft have sputtered early in their careers

By Michael Lee  |  01:13 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 NBA draft, Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014

LeBron James and Kevin Durant: A tale of two shooters

LeBron says he’s jealous of Durant’s offensive freedom. But the numbers say both superstars take a sizable chunk of their team’s shots.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Around the NBA: Does Golden State’s win streak make them a title contender?

It’s only January, but the red-hot Warriors are making a case as a NBA power.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Golden State Warriors

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Rajon Rondo wants to rehab in the D-League. He might have a point.

Boston guard is flirting with the idea of playing in the D-League as he recovers from a torn ACL.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:20 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Boston Celtics, D-League, Rajon Rondo

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Is Portland a legitimate trailblazer among this year’s NBA title contenders?

By Brandon Parker  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Portland Trail Blazers

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Around the NBA: Is Kevin Durant this year’s forgotten superstar?

With the emergence of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, Durant and the Thunder are sometimes overshadowed.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Around the NBA: Will Kobe Bryant’s return cause shake-up the Western Conference?

The Lakers star announced he will return to the court Sunday after tearing his Achilles’

By Brandon Parker  |  05:39 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 11/29/2013

With Derrick Rose out, who in the NBA Eastern Conference can beat the Miami Heat?

The Bulls’ hopes to unseat the Heat have seemingly been derailed by another knee injury to their star. Can another team fill the void?

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  02:54 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Eastern Conference

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 11/23/2013

Knicks sputter while Pacers, Spurs shine early. Will it matter come April?

History shows that an NBA team’s chances at reaching the Finals are typcially reflected in its first 10 games.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:21 PM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/17/2013

Grant Hill: ‘It was time to move on’

Grant Hill, ex-standout at South Lakes High in Reston, looks back on the highs and lows of a 19-year-career after retiring in May.

By Michael Lee  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Grant Hill, NBA

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 11/15/2013

New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets coming up small in the Big Apple

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets sputter in their arms race for city supremacy in the NBA.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:40 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013

NBA teams tanking: No way to prove it, and no guarantee it will work

Some believe that teams with less can gain more in the NBA draft by tanking, but others scoff at the notion.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, NBA draft

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Derrick Rose and other NBA stars work to rehab injuries as well as their careers

The Bulls star and a host of other stars are returning from major injuries that could impact not only their teams this season, but their individual legacies.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:32 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Around the NBA, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/27/2013

NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver backs the analytical movement

NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver has been a huge proponent of the league’s analytical movement.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Silver, NBA

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013

VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' talks Washington Wizards summer league

How do the Wizards look heading into the break before training camp begins.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Summer League, Summer League, Wizards

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 07/13/2013

Wizards plan to put Otto Porter's versatility to the test

The Wizards plan to use summer league as a time to test the versatility of Otto Porter Jr.

By Michael Lee  |  10:20 PM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Summer League, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster benefited from big year, evolving game

Martell Webster picked the best time to have a career year as shooters are in higher demand in the NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  09:34 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Wizards reach agreement with free agent Martell Webster

The Wizards repeatedly stated that Martell Webster was the No. 1 priority in free agency and they agreed to terms with the free agent forward on Tuesday on a four-year deal worth a reported $22 million.

By Michael Lee  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Wizards reach deal with former Virginia Commonwealth star Eric Maynor

In an attempt to find a more reliable backup for John Wall, the Wizards have agreed to terms with free agent point guard and former VCU star Eric Maynor.

By Michael Lee  |  08:27 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Free Agency, Wizards

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Wizards focus on Martell Webster as free agency starts

With free agent recruiting underway, the Wizards have made bringing back Martell Webster the No. 1 priority. But could Antawn Jamison return?

By Michael Lee  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Free Agency, Wizards

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Wizards' Otto Porter Jr.: "We're going to do damage next year"

Third overall pick Otto Porter Jr. of Goergetown talks about why he thinks the Wizards draft him, how he'll fit in, and his belief that that Washington will be a playoff team next season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Sources: Wizards trade for Glen Rice Jr.

The Wizards traded picks Nos. 38 and 54 to Philadelphia for the draft rights to Glen Rice Jr.

By Michael Lee  |  12:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2013

In NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr. goes to Washington Wizards

Georgetown forward seen as obvious fit for Wizards.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Anthony Bennett is No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Versatile Canadian is surprise choice.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  07:50 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013

NBA draft: Otto Porter Jr. is big talent from small town

His family calls him "Bubba."

By Michael Lee  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Otto Porter Jr.

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Anthony Bennett hoping to make history at NBA draft

UNLV forward would like to be the highest Canadian ever drafted, even if he only holds the title for one year.

By Michael Lee  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Victor Oladipo declined Wizards NBA draft workout, hoping to soar elsewhere

The Indiana guard saw no room on the Wizards, with its already full back court. He's seeking a place to "maximize my basketball talent."

By Michael Lee  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Victor Oladipo

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/26/2013

NBA draft 2013 video: 'Post Sports Live' talks Wizards pick

Washington has the No. 3 pick. How will the Wizards use it?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Washington Wizards looking for best 'fit' in Thursday's NBA draft

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld discussed his plans for Thursday's NBA draft and other important topics for his team.

By Michael Lee  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 06/25/2013

NBA draft 2013 video: 'Post Sports Live' talks best- and worst-case scenarios for the Washington Wizards

Who will the Wizards take with the No. 3 pick in the draft?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:04 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 06/25/2013

NBA mock draft: Michael Lee makes his predictions

Who will the Wizards take at No. 3?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:34 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/20/2013

NBA Finals: LeBron James, Tim Duncan had to go seven games

Tim Duncan and LeBron James seemed destined to meet each other for one game with the championship on the line.

By Michael Lee  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 06/16/2013

Former Wizard Rashard Lewis hoping to finally win title in Miami

Four years after his first trip to the NBA Finals, former Wizard Rashard Lewis is back with a different role in Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  05:57 PM ET, 06/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Indiana's Victor Oladipo declines invitation to work out at Verizon Center

The Wizards would like to host former Indiana and DeMatha star Victor Oladipo but the Upper Marlboro native would prefer to have team visit him.

By Michael Lee  |  11:37 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Nerlens Noel not looking to be a Wizard, but 'anything can happen'

Seven-foot center from Kentucky, still recovering from an ACL injury, says he's just glad to be in the discussion at No. 1 or No. 3, where the Wizards pick.

By wpadmin  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 06/14/2013

NBA Finals: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh don't leave LeBron James "on an island"

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have taken heat this postseason but they spared LeBron James from having to carry Miami on his own in Game 4 win.

By Michael Lee  |  07:10 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 06/13/2013

NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal: "Positive thinking moves mountains"

Gary Neal has had an up-and-down season, but he stuck with it and found a breakthrough in Game 3.

By Michael Lee  |  05:35 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Wizards talk with Anthony Bennett ahead of NBA draft

The versatile UNLV forward was unable to work out for the Wizards as he continues to recover from shoulder surgery.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:52 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Bennett, NBA draft, Pre-draft workouts, Wizards

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Danny Green, Gary Neal shoot San Antonio to Game 3 win

On a team filled with players with incredible journeys, the stories of Danny Green and Gary Neal moved to the forefront after San Antonio's Game 3 win.

By Michael Lee  |  06:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Wizards to host Nerlens Noel on Saturday

The Wizards will host Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel on Saturday at Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 06/10/2013

NBA Finals: Mario Chalmers carries Heat until LeBron James closes

LeBron James had an incredible fourth-quarter, but needed Mario Chalmers to set the table for him to finish.

By Michael Lee  |  07:42 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Anthony Bennett to visit Wizards on Wednesday

With soft hands and an inside-outside game, UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett is could be a "high upside" pick for the Wizards at No. 3.

By Michael Lee  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Pre-draft workouts

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013

NBA Finals: Miami Heat falters in fourth quarter of Game 1 loss

Miami entered the fourth quarter with a lead against San Antonio but lost, 92-88, because of an uncharacteristic breakdown.

By Michael Lee  |  07:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Wizards pre-draft workouts: Jamelle Hagins looks to strengthen D.C. ties

Power forward starred at Delaware, has family in the area.

By Gene Wang  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 06/01/2013

John Wall talks about the No. 3 pick

John Wall says the Wizards are in the market for a "four man that can pick and pop" with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:45 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, NBA draft

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Wizards to begin draft workouts next week

Washington's list of players to take a closer look goes beyond the candidates to be taken at No. 3.

By Michael Lee  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, workouts

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013

UNLV's Anthony Bennett doesn't expect shoulder injury to affect draft stock

The forward from UNLV is disappointed to be injured with the NBA draft approaching, but still believes he'll help a team once he recovers.

By Michael Lee  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Wizards move up but could still miss out on Otto Porter Jr.

The Wizards made a big leap in the lottery but will still have to wait to see what Cleveland and Orlando do.

By Michael Lee  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal brought the luck, still waiting to be cleared to play

Wizards' sharpshooter itching to get back on court again as he recovers from injury.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, NBA draft lottery

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/20/2013

UCLA swingman Shabazz Muhammad out to change perceptions before NBA draft

Muhammad is arguably the most controversial figure in the 2013 NBA draft.

By Michael Lee  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA combine

Posted at 09:46 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Spurs-Grizzlies Western Conference finals preview

By Michael Lee  |  09:46 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, NBA playoffs, San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan, Western Conference preview

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 05/18/2013

Indiana's Victor Oladipo: 'I'm just abnormal'

Victor Oladipo admits that being a little weird has helped him become a potential top 10 pick in the June 27 NBA draft.

By Michael Lee  |  09:59 AM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA combine

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Alex Len: 'Ten years from now, I'll be the best player out of this draft'

Despite his ankle injury, the former Terp remains confident about what he will be able to accomplish on the next level.

By Michael Lee  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Len, NBA draft

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Bradley Beal to represent Wizards at NBA draft lottery

Team hoping NBA all-rookie first-team selection brings them some good luck.

By Michael Lee  |  01:27 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Golden State's 'could've-been-Wizards' making noise

Golden State is tied with San Antonio thanks to players that the Wizards could've drafted.

By Michael Lee  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA playoffs, Wizards

Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 04/13/2013

And the award goes to

With the season coming to a close, these players have stood above the rest.

By Michael Lee  |  12:38 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Damian Lillard, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Mike Woodson, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Sacramento, Seattle duke it out for Kings

No competition this month will carry more future reverberations than the battle between Seattle and Sacramento for the Kings.

By Michael Lee  |  06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013

In pursuit of perfection, Miami Heat approaching Los Angeles Lakers' incredible 33-game mark

Miami's union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh is seeking perfection and approaching Lakers' 33-game win streak.

By Michael Lee  |  06:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/15/2013

New Orleans' Anthony Davis has been efficient without the hype

Anthony Davis has avoided most of the scrutiny and hype that surrounds No. 1 picks but has been very efficient as a rookie.

By Michael Lee  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Russell Westbrook, an iron man in fragile times

The debate can rage for days over which point guard is best; Russell Westbrook has no competition when it comes to most durable.

By Michael Lee  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013

LeBron James earning the right to have fun with his incredible play

LeBron James is playing on a different level than the rest of the league and is starting to reveal that he has truly found a comfort level with himself in Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/23/2013

A quiet but potentially impactful trade deadline

Expecting a wave, the NBA trade deadline produced a ripple with only a few minor trades.

By Michael Lee  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Three things to watch in the second half of the season

What to keep an eye on as the improving Wizards head into the second half of the 2012-13 campaign.

By Michael Lee  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, NBA playoffs, Randy WIttman, Second half preview

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/15/2013

NBA midseason awards, second-half predictions

The league MVP should come as no surprise.

By Michael Lee  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 09:13 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard pairing a bad mix

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard pairing a bad mix

By Michael Lee  |  09:13 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 02/02/2013

Memphis Grizzlies' trades are latest signs of small-market NBA teams paying for new CBA

It has become clear that skillful, deep-pocketed management -- and not market size -- has the biggest impact on NBA success.

By Michael Lee  |  01:43 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013

What's in a name? Pelicans hope to find out

A nickname doesn't mean much in the NBA, but the New Orleans Hornets hope that it will now that they are becoming the Pelicans next season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Do reserves Jamal Crawford and J.R. Smith deserve selection to NBA all-star team?

Since Kobe Bryant was elected to start the 1998 All-Star Game while playing as a backup, no bench player has ever made the all-star team. Jamal Crawford and/or J.R. Smith are hoping to end that streak.

By Michael Lee  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Curse of the No. 1 pick?

Through a strange coincidence, players taken first overall have had a hard time simply staying on the court through some unfortunate breaks, sprains and tears.

By Michael Lee  |  09:47 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Centers coming up short in modern NBA

The NBA's decision to remove centers from the all-star ballot has proven to be prescient as the league may go a full season without a 20-point scorer at the position for the first time.

By Michael Lee  |  08:22 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 12/28/2012

Avery Johnson firing is another example of high expectations, low patience

Ever since the Boston Celtics won a championship one year after putting the pieces together, teams have showed little patience for coaches who yield mediocre results from high payrolls.

By Michael Lee  |  07:23 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Deron Williams, Pau Gasol, Celtics still searching for identities

Williams appears lost in Brooklyn, Gasol is lost in Los Angeles, and the Boston Celtics look lost without Ray Allen. Rough adjustments have led to inconsistent play.

By Michael Lee  |  08:25 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012

With big names down, other stars emerge

O.J. Mayo, Anderson Varejao, David Lee, Jrue Holiday have used the absence of big name players as an opportunity to have surprising breakout seasons.

By Michael Lee  |  02:29 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Now that Kobe Bryant has reached milestone, who's next?

Kobe Bryant reached a milestone by scoring 30,000 points last week, but some current stars are on pace to join some of the NBA's exclusive clubs in the near future.

By Michael Lee  |  06:14 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kobe Bryant, NBA

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 11/30/2012

NBA turns San Antonio Spurs stunt into a fiasco

OPINION | Commissioner David Stern’s response to Coach Gregg Popovich’s resting of his four stars was pure overreaction.

By Michael Lee  |  08:48 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 11/23/2012

And the winner is.? To be determined much later

It's early, but NBA teams that made big splashes last offseason have yet to reap the benefits. Nowhere is the concern greater than Philadelphia, where all-star center Andrew Bynum has yet to play and recently injured his knee by bowling.

By Michael Lee  |  05:53 PM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 11/16/2012

New NBA title threats out West?

The Lakers and Thunder could very well meet in the Western Conference finals, but the Grizzlies and Clippers will likely make things interesting along the way.

By Michael Lee  |  09:42 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Replacing Phil Jackson too much for Mike Brown to overcome

ANALYSIS | Brown was unable to overcome several obstacles as coach of the Lakers, but replacing his legendary predecessor loomed largest among them.

By Michael Lee  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lakers, NBA

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 11/02/2012

David Sterns departure places greater focus on 2014

David Stern's plans to retire have brought attention to 2014, when player movement and significant departures and arrivals will likely change the look of the NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/30/2012

NBA preview: Top story lines

Michael Lee runs down the most important issues to keep an eye on this season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nba preview

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Thomas Robinson would have an interest in playing for the Wizards

The District native and Kansas standout says it would mean a lot to him to play for his hometown team.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Thomas Johnson, Wizards, NBA draft lottery

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Mock drafts all over the map for Wizards

The end of the draft lottery means the beginning of mock draft hysteria. So who might the Wizards consider with their two first-round picks (6th and 18th overall)?

By Matt Brooks  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Draft