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Wizards Insider: October, 2011

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Wizards’ Othyus Jeffers recovering from torn ACL

After earning a qualifying offer from the Wizards, the forward suffered a torn ACL in July but is working hard to get back whenever the lockout ends.

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Lockout costs NBA two more weeks of games, including nine for the Wizards

Commissioner David Stern calls off an addtional two weeks of games because of the labor impasse, including nine involving the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  09:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Jordan Crawford is dreaming big, really big

The Wizards guard has set some extremely high goals for his NBA career and relies on a confident attitude to give him an edge on the court.

By Michael Lee  |  09:04 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 10/27/2011

NBA labor talks: Two sides make progress, say an 82-game season still possible

NBA and players union made progress after meeting for more than 15 hours and afterward discussed the possibility of having a compressed 82-game season.

By Michael Lee  |  06:04 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant headline NBA all-star barnstorming tour as LeBron James withdraws

Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant headline all-star tour through four countries. LeBron James backs out; John Wall not interested, according to source.

By Michael Lee  |  11:20 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Larry Hughes seeking NBA comeback

Former Wizards guard sat out 2010-11 season after failing to get a desired deal in free agency but the 32-year-old has no plans of retiring — yet.

By Michael Lee  |  10:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/26/2011

President Obama calls for an end to NBA lockout

On an appearance on “The Tonight Show,” President Obama urges NBA owners and players to resolve differences because “these types of lockouts take a long time to recover from.”

By Michael Lee  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 10/25/2011

JaVale McGee tours military bases in Hawaii

Wizards center has moved on from the Philippines and will tour military bases in Hawaii as part of a USO tour with other NBA players.

By Michael Lee  |  12:49 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

D.C’s greatest sports fan contest

If you think you have the right combination of spirit, knowledge and loyalty, fill out the application form and enter for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Josh Howard to host charity game in Dallas

Wizards John Wall, Andray Blatche and Nick Young are expected to play in free agent Josh Howard’s charity game in Dallas on Nov. 12.

By Michael Lee  |  01:00 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Trevor Booker returns home from Israel

The Wizards forward suffered a bruised thigh while playing for Bnei Hasharon of Israel and was forced to return to begin rehabbing in the United States.

By Michael Lee  |  11:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Your definition of a great D.C. sports fan

As part of the greatest sports fan in D.C. contest, we asked you your definition. Here are some of your responses.

By Washington Post editors  |  06:57 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011

John Wall might enter next slam dunk contest

While launching his new shoe and apparel line for Reebok, John Wall declares that he wants to be an all-star next season and is considering entering the slam dunk contest.

By Michael Lee  |  04:37 PM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Wizards players stand to lose $3.71 million from games canceled by NBA lockout

Cancellation of the first two weeks of the season means that the 11 Wizards, including Rashard Lewis, stand to miss out on $3.71 million.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 10/19/2011

NBA stars to take tour overseas

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade are scheduled to lead an all-star, international barnstorming tour.

By Michael Lee  |  07:17 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Wizards’ Hamady Ndiaye taking ‘wait and see’ approach to lockout

Unlike like his friends, Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin, Wizards backup center isn’t looking to go overseas — yet. Ndiaye also got his degree from Rutgers this summer.

By Michael Lee  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Wizards’ JaVale McGee on tour through South Pacific

After causing a stir with comments after players’ union meeting, Wizards center hopped on a plane to Philippines and will continue with USO tour through Guam and Hawaii.

By Michael Lee  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 10/17/2011

John Wall taking classes at Kentucky during lockout

With the NBA lockout dragging on, John Wall has enrolled in two online classes at Kentucky.

By Michael Lee  |  05:35 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Kevin Durant, John Wall play with Goodman League against Team Philly as NBA lockout continues

In the last charity game before the NBA and its players union meets with a federal mediator, Team Philly defeats Goodman League, 172-169, but John Wall is ready for “real basketball.”

By Michael Lee  |  07:05 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 10/15/2011

JaVale McGee denies saying NBA players ‘ready to fold’ in lockout

The center said some players at a union meeting in Los Angeles were “ready to fold” but later denied making the comment on Twitter.

By Michael Lee  |  12:22 AM ET, 10/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Maurice Evans completed college degree while working to help resolve NBA labor dispute

The Wizards’ Maurice Evans, the players union vice president, managed to complete his college degree while trying to help resolve the labor dispute.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/13/2011

D.C.’s Greatest Sports Fan: Help us choose

What makes someone a great sports fan? More specifically, what makes someone a great D.C. sports fan? We’re asking because we’re nearing the launch of a contest that hopes to identify the greatest Washington area pro sports fan. And we want your help.

By Washington Post Editor  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Wizards’ Josh Howard on road to recovery

Josh Howard is back healthy and anxious for the NBA to return.

By Michael Lee  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011

John Wall aiming high while hawking shoes

In a video to accompany the release of his new signature shoe with Reebok, Wizards point guard John Wall says he wants “to be the best point guard to ever play the game.”

By Michael Lee  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 AM ET, 10/11/2011

NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season; Wizards lose five games

Players share their thought about NBA Commissioner David Stern’s decision to cancel the first two weeks of the regular season.

By Michael Lee  |  01:44 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/10/2011

Wizards offer support for union after Goodman-Drew game

John Wall and Nick Young offer their support for the union as it engages in last-minute negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

By Michael Lee  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

John Wall, Kevin Durant combine for 105 points in Goodman League loss to Drew League

The Goodman League lost, 151-144, in rematch with the Los Angeles-based Drew League on Sunday, but John Wall and Kevin Durant were once again an explosive offensive duo.

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

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Yi Jianlian going back to China

With the NBA labor situation unsettled, free agent forward Yi Jianlian has decided to return to his former team in China, the Guangdong Southern Tigers, but will have an out clause to return to NBA.

By Michael Lee  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Goodman League set to take on Philadelphia

The Goodman League will keep the pro-am circuit alive when it hosts an all-star team from Philadelphia on Oct. 15 at Coolidge High.

By Michael Lee  |  08:03 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Washington Wizards have plan to reimburse season ticket holders

In a letter obtained by the Washington Post, the Wizards spell out their plans to reimbuse season-ticket holders for games lost because of the NBA lockout.

By Michael Lee  |  01:52 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Kobe Bryant has a Kwame Brown story

While speaking to college students about his career, Kobe Bryant shared a story about former Wizards No. 1 pick Kwame Brown’s final game with the Los Angeles Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  10:35 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Rudy Gay expected to play in Goodman-Drew rematch

After having surgery to repair a disclocated left shoulder in March, Memphis forward Rudy Gay is expected to play for Goodman League in rematch with Drew League on Sunday.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Former Wizard Etan Thomas on NBA owners: ‘We want the rules to protect us from our own incompetence’

In a letter published on ESPN.com, former Wizard Etan Thomas takes NBA owners to task for locking out the players and hoping that they will eventually divide and crumble.

By Michael Lee  |  05:52 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 10/05/2011

NBA lockout forces Wizards to lose six more preseason games

After failed bargaining session, the NBA cancels remaining preseason games and threatens to eliminate first two weeks of regular season if no deal reached by Monday.

By Michael Lee  |  12:28 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 AM ET, 10/04/2011

NBA players advised by agents not to relent

On day that training camps were set to begin, agents from six powerful firms urge clients not to accept a bad deal in a rush to end the lockout.

By Michael Lee  |  02:31 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2011

John Wall puts on a show in North Carolina

John Wall helps turn Chris Paul charity game into a slam dunk contest and brought down the gym with some impressive jams.

By Michael Lee  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Wizards’ Rashard Lewis not looking to be one-dimensional

Wizards forward looking to display a more well-rounded game after working his way back from a right knee injury.

By Michael Lee  |  02:00 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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