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Wizards Insider: May, 2011

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Derrick Williams wants that No. 1 spot

Arizona forward Derrick Williams doesn’t want Cleveland to overlook the best player in this draft class. In other words, the Cavaliers should take him first overall to get over LeBron James era.

By Michael Lee  |  05:43 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 05/25/2011

A dark horse at No. 6?

Florida State’s Chris Singleton is a defensive-minded forward who calls himself “a modern-day Pippen,” but should Wizards use the sixth pick on him?

By Michael Lee  |  02:41 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/25/2011

Mavericks’ comeback brings back memories of ’86

Dallas’ improbable victory over Oklahoma City in Game 4, brings back memories of the Washington Bullets scoring 18 straight to beat Philadelphia in 1986.

By Michael Lee  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Is Kyrie Irving the next No. 1?

Duke point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to be the third point guard in the past four years to go No. 1, joining John Wall and Derrick Rose.

By Michael Lee  |  01:36 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Jason Kidd continues to amaze at age 38

After helping Dallas take 3-1 lead over Oklahoma City, Jason Kidd proves that he is still the best pure point guard remaining in the playoffs.

By Michael Lee  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Enes Kanter might “love” Washington, might not matter

NBA draft’s greatest unknown would love to play with John Wall but he might not be around when the Wizards pick at No. 6

By Michael Lee  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/22/2011

Rough Game 3 outing shows Kevin Durant is still a developing superstar

Kevin Durant proves that he is still developing as a superstar. He struggles early and goes silent late in Game 3 loss to Dallas.

By Michael Lee  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Best story, not worst record, prevails at NBA lottery

Misery might love company, but the last two years, the NBA lottery has loved misery (and Antawn Jamison’s employer) right back as Cleveland follows Washington in winning top choice.

By Michael Lee  |  06:39 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Wizards get No. 6 pick in NBA draft lottery

Washington had the fourth-best odds but fell back for the 11th time in 15 trips to the lottery, while the Cavaliers end up with the No. 1 pick as well as the fourth selection.

By Michael Lee  |  08:50 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Ernie Grunfeld on John Wall: “He should’ve been rookie of the year”

Ernie Grunfeld believes that John Wall would’ve won top rookie honors if not for rule that allowed Blake Griffin to be eligible for award

By Michael Lee  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Ernie Grunfeld is hoping to get lucky again

John Wall may bring Irene Pollin’s jacket, Ernie Grunfeld’s lucky charm is making a return visit and the Wizards hope lightning can strike twice in the draft lottery.

By Michael Lee  |  07:15 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/16/2011

What the Wizards should take from this postseason

The Wizards can look at this postseason in a number of ways — including being encouraged by the swift progress made by the Thunder and Bulls.

By Michael Lee  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Jordan Crawford “thirsty” to make playoffs

Seeing his friend, Jeff Teague, explode in the playoffs, leads Wizards guard to say he is “thirsty” to get to postseason as well.

By Michael Lee  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/11/2011

John Wall near-unanimous choice for NBA all-rookie team

John Wall was a near-unanimous selection for NBA all-rookie first team, receiving 28 out of a possible 29 first-place votes. Jordan Crawford, Trevor Booker also received votes.

By Michael Lee  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Video Q&A: Steinberg on the Wizards’ new look

You’ve probably been asking yourself, “What does Dan Steinberg think of these uniforms?” Here’s your answer.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Poll: What do you think of the new uniforms?

The Wizards unveiled new uniforms today hark back to the Bullets’ heyday. Do you like them? Vote in our poll.

By Washington Post editors  |  12:04 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Wizards unveil new uniforms

Team unveils the new uniforms, resurrecting the red, white and blue color scheme of the Bullets era in Washington.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Wizards ready to show off new look

Jordan Crawford and John Wall will help franchise unveil new look at Tuesday news conference. Apparel to go on sale shortly thereafter.

By Michael Lee  |  03:33 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Phil Jackson’s legendary career ends in a sweep

Phil Jackson’s legendary career comes to an end with embarrassing sweep in Dallas.

By Michael Lee  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Jordan Crawford trade was “bittersweet” for Atlanta’s Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague hated to see Jordan Crawford leave for Washington, but Atlanta’s second-year point guard knows it helped his maturity.

By Michael Lee  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 05/05/2011

John Calipari invites John Wall back to Kentucky in case of a lockout

Kentucky Coach John Calipari tells Wizards guard John Wall that he can work out in Lexington if the NBA has a lockout.

By Michael Lee  |  04:20 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Blake Griffin wins rookie of the year, John Wall a distant second

John Wall, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick, had a solid rookie campaign, but it didn’t come close to one had by 2009 No. 1 pick Blake Griffin.

By Michael Lee  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 05/04/2011

Sam Cassell makes pitch to Houston

Wizards assistant meets with former team to discuss vacant head coaching job.

By Michael Lee  |  11:43 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/03/2011

No longer youngest to win MVP, Wes Unseld moves aside for Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose becomes the youngest MVP in NBA history, replacing Bullets legend and Hall of Famer Wes Unseld

By Michael Lee  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Hawks stun Bulls as Kirk Hinrich sits

Remember that team the Wizards thumped by 32 points last month? Well, those Atlanta Hawks are long gone.

By Michael Lee  |  10:25 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Jordan Crawford feels he needed trade from Atlanta

After sitting his first four months in Atlanta, Jordan Crawford was ecstatic with the opportunity that came when he arrived in Washington.

By Michael Lee  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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