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Wizards Insider: September, 2011

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Wizards’ Chris Singleton: ‘I don’t back down from anybody’

Wizards first-round pick already knows he was drafted for his defense but hopes to add some scoring ... whenever the lockout ends.

By Michael Lee  |  07:36 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Javaris Crittenton released on bond

Former Wizards guard has been charged with murder, allowed to leave on $230,000 bond following testimony from family and friends.

By Michael Lee  |  09:32 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 09/27/2011

David Falk to NBA and players’ union: Get a deal done or face ‘severe repercussions’

NBA agent doesn’t have the same influence he had during last lockout in 1998, but he’s urging the league and union to get a deal done soon or face “severe repercussions.”

By Michael Lee  |  12:04 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Kevin Durant going from NBA all-star to movie star?

After proving that he is a prime-time NBA performer, District native Kevin Durant is ready to take on the big screen with acting role in Warner Bros. film, “Switch.”

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 09/26/2011

John Wall continues dominant play in Indiana

Wizards point guard had triple-double with 41 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds on Saturday to lead Goodman League to 170-167 win over Knox Indy Pro-Am.

By Michael Lee  |  12:06 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Carmelo Anthony: “Summer basketball is back”

After taking over Baltimore last month, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Chris Paul headline another star-studded charity exhibition on Sunday in Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Wizards lose two preseason games after training camp is postponed

The NBA announces that training camps will be postponed and it will cancel 43 preseason games.

By Michael Lee  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Wizards ‘G’ team closes Las Vegas with upset win

John Wall doesn’t go for 40 points in final day of Impact Basketball Competitive Series, but Jordan Crawford and JaVale McGee lead team to win.

By Michael Lee  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 09/22/2011

John Wall plays two games, scores 74 points

The Wizards’ point guard also dished out16 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds.

By Michael Lee  |  03:01 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011

JaVale McGee vs. Kenyon Martin

The Wizards big man had some interesting interactions with veteran Kenyon Martin during Tuesday’s game in Las Vegas.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011

John Wall hits the floor in Las Vegas

Some veteran players have noted that he still has to learn how to protect himself.

By Michael Lee  |  04:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Wizards’ John Wall moving fast, scoring big, in Las Vegas

John Wall has scored 130 points in three games at Impact Basketball Competititve Training Series.

By Michael Lee  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Goodman League ready to take summer ball into the fall

Goodman League will have three games in the next few weeks, beginning on Saturday in Indianapolis, where former Wizard Caron Butler will play for first time since January.

By Michael Lee  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin seeks challenge by going to Spain

Wizards big man Kevin Seraphin elects to go to a country he has never been to and to play for a demanding coach. Why? He wants to get better.

By Michael Lee  |  05:39 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin to play for Spanish team

Big man Kevin Seraphin announced on Monday that he will play for Spanish Euroleague team, Caja Laboral Vitoria.

By Michael Lee  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2011

John Wall gaining confidence in his jumper

John Wall is developing more confidence in his jumper, and he used it to score 40 points to lead his team to a win on Saturday during “Clash of Superstars” at Coolidge High.

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011

DeMarcus Cousins ready for another ‘home’ game

He may have grown up in Alabama and played at Kentucky, but Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins will feel right at home during charity game at Coolidge High.

By Michael Lee  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Wizards’ John Wall explodes for 42 points in Las Vegas — again

John Wall scores 42 points for the second night in a row, but the Wizards’ “G” team loses again.

By Michael Lee  |  09:53 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011

John Wall, JaVale McGee join Wizards in Las Vegas

John Wall scores 42 points and JaVale McGee has 19 points and 10 rebounds, but their team lost in Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas.

By Michael Lee  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Andray Blatche trying to assume leadership role

Wizards forward organizes team workouts, part of his plan to take on more responsibility.

By Michael Lee  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Wizards react as NBA has setback to labor negotiations

Forward Andray Blatche calls setback in labor talks “very disappointing.”

By Michael Lee  |  02:14 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Wizards’ Rashard Lewis on lockout: ‘You can’t blame the players’

Wizards forward is back in action in Las Vegas and in an interview with ESPN.com, he said players are not to blame for NBA labor dispute.

By Michael Lee  |  10:32 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Former Georgetown star Jeff Green not fretting free agency during lockout

Former Georgetown star Jeff Green is a restricted free agent but has tried to stay busy rather than dwell on how the NBA lockout has delayed a lucractive contract offer.

By Michael Lee  |  05:30 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

D.C. set for another star-studded exhibition with Kevin Durant, John Wall and Jeff Green

Kevin Durant, John Wall, Jeff Green and Greg Monroe headline charity game Saturday at Coolidge High.

By Michael Lee  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Washington Wizards ‘G’ team set to play this week in Las Vegas

John Wall, Nick Young, Jordan Crawford, Shelvin Mack and Larry Owens will play a team led by Baltimore native Josh Selby in first game at Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas.

By Michael Lee  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2011

Blatche: ‘I have to make changes’

The Wizards forward has taken steps toward getting better on and off the court this summer.

By Michael Lee  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Goodman League moving on as plans stall for rematch with Drew League

The much-anticipated rematch with the Drew League is off — for now — but Miles Rawls is busy planning other games this month.

By Michael Lee  |  07:18 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Wizards to take over Las Vegas

John Wall, Nick Young, Jordan Crawford, Rashard Lewis, Larry Owens and Shelvin Mack will participate in two-week Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas, beginning Monday.

By Michael Lee  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Jordan Crawford wants lockout to end so he can continue his progress

Shooting guard has been training in Los Angeles with John Wall but hopes lockout ends soon so he can pick up where he left off last season.

By Michael Lee  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Trevor Booker returns to the court before leaving for Israel

On Tuesday at Morgan State, Wizards forward played in a competitive game for first time since March foot injury.

By Michael Lee  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Kevin Durant loses game but accepts challenge from LeBron James

His team lost to the star-studded trio of LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, but Kevin Durant won individual battle with James, 59-38.

By Michael Lee  |  04:23 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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