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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Wizards look to rediscover touch from three-point line

Despite being the NBA’s third-best three-point shooting team, the Wizards are just 9-for-50 from downtown in their last three games.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Wizards’ John Wall loses bet with Bradley Beal, to wear Florida pajama onesie

John Wall made a bet with Bradley Beal over the Florida-Kentucky game and will have to pay in embarrassing fashion.

By Michael Lee  |  09:05 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Florida, John Wall, Kentucky, Washington Wizards

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/22/2013

Wizards’ John Wall recovers from slow start, shuts down Jordan Crawford

John Wall knew Jordan Crawford would come ready to prove a point, but he made sure his former teammate was silent when it mattered.

By Michael Lee  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  john wall; wizards; washington wizards; wizards defeat celtics; nene; bradley beal; jordan crawford; brad stevens; celtics; wizards; td garden

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Wizards’ Bradley Beal: “I’m just going to play it smart this year”

After battling through nagging injuries all last season, Bradley Beal decided to quickly address concerns within in right leg.

By Michael Lee  |  05:39 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Wizards’ Trevor Ariza hopes to return soon

Trevor Ariza is trying to stay upbeat as he deals with a strained right hamstring and the Wizards’ early struggles.

By Michael Lee  |  10:15 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 10/06/2013

Wizards' Emeka Okafor recovering from neck injury in New York

The Wizards have given Emeka Okafor permission to rehab and recover from herniated disk in his neck in New York.

By Michael Lee  |  06:04 PM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Washington Wizards

Posted at 11:50 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Wizards' Trevor Ariza rests sore right calf

Otto Porter Jr. and Trevor Booker didn't practice again, but Trevor Ariza also sat out the fourth day of training camp with a sore right calf.

By Michael Lee  |  11:50 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Training camp, Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Washington Wizards embrace playoff talk during media day

"That's definitely our ultimate goal, something that we're striving for," Bradley Beal says.

By Gene Wang  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media day, Washington Wizards

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Jason Collins provides physical presence in Phoenix

Big man neutralizes Suns' Jermaine O'Neal

By Lenny Bernstein  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Washington Wizards, Wizards vs. Suns

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal on track to play Friday

"I think I'm going to play tomorrow," the rookie says after shaking off wrist injury.

By Gene Wang  |  02:32 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Posted at 11:21 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Wizards receive lift from Ariza and Singleton

Reserve Trevor Ariza made five three-pointers and forced Carmelo Anthony to work for his shots, and Chris Singleton came off the bench to give the Wizards a shot in the arm.

By Gene Wang  |  11:21 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, Trevor Ariza, Washington Wizards

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Wizards continue to follow John Wall's lead

The Wizards appear completely re-energized with their third straight victory, and second since the return of John Wall from a knee injury.

By Gene Wang  |  11:29 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Washington Wizards

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Wizards' Emeka Okafor ready to play former team

Washington faces the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

By Gene Wang  |  03:22 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Washington Wizards

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Trevor Booker practices lightly for the Wizards

Coach Randy Wittman won't speculate on when the forward will be able to play again.

By Gene Wang  |  03:07 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Washington Wizards

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Another Wizards starting lineup yields same results

Another different starting lineup doesn't prove to be the answer as the Wizards lose their 12th consecutive game in a 118-92 home defeat to the San Antonio Spurs.

By Gene Wang  |  10:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Kevin Seraphin, Randy WIttman, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/14/2012

Bradley Beal hopes to establish own identity in NBA

Bradley Beal, the highest-rated shooting guard prospect, will work out for the Wizards on Thursday, but he’s ready to shed the Ray Allen comparions.

By Michael Lee  |  08:34 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Flip Saunders on Randy Wittman: ‘He had the guys believing’

Former Wizards coach, now a consultant for the Celtics, applauds decision to extend his successor.

By Michael Lee  |  08:44 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/01/2012

UPDATE: Randy Wittman to return

After weeks of rumors that Randy Wittman will be retained, two league sources confirm that the Wizards are negotiating a deal that will keep him as coach.

By Michael Lee  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/21/2012

John Wall named to USA Select team

Wizards point guard John Wall has been added to the 13-man roster for the USA Select team, which will help the Men’s national team get prepared for the London Olympics.

By Michael Lee  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

John Wall to focus on controlling tempo

John Wall said he plans to study point guards who run offenses at different speeds. Chris Paul and Jason Kidd explain the importance of pace in taking the next step.

By Michael Lee  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Shelvin Mack is back in Indianapolis

Today the rookie guard returns to the city where he spent the past three years helping to elevate Butler into a relevant college basketball program.

By Michael Lee  |  09:50 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Nene, Trevor Booker uncertain for Indiana

Starting big men Nene (back) and Trevor Booker (knee, foot) both sat out practice with injuries and are uncertain for Thursday’s game against Indiana.

By Michael Lee  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Wizards expected to bring back Cartier Martin

Wizards plan to bring back Cartier Martin from the Development League’s Iowa Energy on a 10-day contract, according to a league source.

By Michael Lee  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Wizards, Cartier Martin

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/25/2012

Chris Singleton taking on tough challenges

Before Atlanta’s Joe Johnson got hot late, Chris Singleton tried his best to keep him in check. Singleton has defended some of the top players and taken some lumps but hasn’t shied away.

By Michael Lee  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Wizards got too many favorable calls?

After Wednesday’s game, the Nets felt Washington benefited from too many favorable calls.

By Michael Lee  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Wizards’ defensive woes continue in San Antonio

The Spurs picked the Wizards apart in San Antonio, becoming the sixth team in the past nine games to score at least 110 points against Washington. The Wizards have lost all six games.

By Michael Lee  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Andray Blatche gets relief from boos with Wizards on the road

Free from the tension inside of Verizon Center, Andray Blatche was able to play without fear and work out the kinks as he tries to return from missing more than a month with a calf injury.

By Michael Lee  |  08:20 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Wizards’ Ronny Turiaf being patient with return from broken left hand

Wizards backup big man Ronny Turiaf has been out nearly 10 weeks with a broken left hand. He returned to United States after working out visa, but return remains uncertain.

By Michael Lee  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Nick Young hopes to get healthy, understands why he was benched

Nick Young has had a rough week, getting benched and getting injured, but he hopes to return soon from right knee injury and understands why Randy Wittman demoted him.

By Michael Lee  |  03:16 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Wizards’ Andray Blatche returns to practice, Nick Young sits

Andray Blatche returns to practice for the first time in more than a month, while Nick Young sits with knee injury.

By Michael Lee  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Aggressive Chris Singleton returns

On Tuesday night, Singleton’s aggressiveness and hunger helped the Wizards nearly complete an improbable comeback against the Bucks.

By Michael Lee  |  02:58 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Randy Wittman sends message in loss to Milwaukee

The Wizards’ comeback failed, but Coach Randy Wittman’s move to bench three starters to start second half didn’t: He let it be known what he won’t tolerate for the rest of the season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:17 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Wizards’ John Wall ready to face DeMarcus Cousins

Former Kentucky teammates John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins have had somewhat similar seasons and will face each other for the second time in their careers on Wednesday.

By Michael Lee  |  03:09 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Wizards can’t repeat magic in Los Angeles

After a stellar performance in Portland, the Wizards are unable to find the same success the next night in Los Angeles.

By Michael Lee  |  09:29 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington wizards, nick young

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 02/03/2012

JaVale McGee says ‘it’s possible’ that he’ll compete in slam dunk competition

JaVale McGee said on Friday that he might be open to competing in the slam dunk contest again. “It’s possible,” he said.

By Michael Lee  |  03:14 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington wizards, javale mcgee

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

JaVale McGee joins Gheorghe Muresan on Wizards’ franchise list

After recording 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in win over Charlotte, JaVale McGee becomes first player since Gheorghe Muresan with multiple 20-10-5 games in same month.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider | Tags:  JaVale McGee, Washington Wizards

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Wizards’ Trevor Booker still waiting to play his cousin, Jordan Hill

Trevor Booker has faced the Rockets three times but never had the chance to go one-on-one with his cousin, Jordan Hill. “This might be the moment,” he said.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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