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Wizards Insider: November, 2011

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Jan Vesely waiting for work visa before returning to U.S.

Wizards’ first-round pick Jan Vesely is waiting in Czech Republic for lockout to end before he can receive a work visa to join the team. He could stay home for another week.

By Michael Lee  |  09:44 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Box Seats: Wizards could make moves

Blogger Lee Friedman believes Washington could benefit from some provisions in the new collective bargaining agreement.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Trevor Booker’s leg is improving

A month after returning from Israel to rehabilitate his bruised right thigh, Wizards forward Trevor Booker said his leg is “feeling great” and he should be ready for training camp.

By Michael Lee  |  10:57 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Looking like a season for Roger Mason Jr.

Former Wizard and union vice president Roger Mason Jr. discusses his social media mishap and how he showed his sense of humor after NBA reached tentative agreement on new deal.

By Michael Lee  |  04:25 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Area players to hold mini-training camp this week

With players still locked out of team facilities less than two weeks before training camps are expected to begin, some area players will hold workouts this week to get ready for NBA season.

By Michael Lee  |  09:20 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 AM ET, 11/28/2011

NBA 2011-12 schedule: Grueling stretch ahead for Wizards

With the NBA trying to fit 66 games into 119 days, the Wizards will have little time to rest and recover from the time the season begins on Dec. 25 and ends on April 26.

By Michael Lee  |  12:41 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/27/2011

NBA lockout: Details of NBA tentative agreement

The full details of the tentative settlement of the Carmelo Anthony lawsuit have emerged, and here is a breakdown of some of the major changes and how they affect the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/26/2011

NBA lockout: How handshake deal affects the Wizards

With less than 30 days before possible start of NBA season, the next few weeks will be a sprint, not a marathon, for the Wizards as training camps and free agency could begin Dec. 9.

By Michael Lee  |  10:33 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 11/26/2011

NBA lockout: Owners, players reach tentative agreement to start season on Christmas Day

NBA owners and players settle on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement early Saturday that would lead to a 66-game season, starting Dec. 25.

By Michael Lee  |  08:26 AM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 11/25/2011

NBA owners, players resume settlement talks on Black Friday

Lawyers for NBA owners and players have resumed settlement talks in New York with the hope of salvaging a 66-game season, beginning on Dec. 25.

By Michael Lee  |  01:01 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011

NBA lockout: Owners, players begin lawsuit settlement talks

In an effort to save the league’s cherished Christmas games, representatives for the two sides are meeting to reach a settlement of antitrust lawsuit, according to several media outlets.

By Michael Lee  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Magic Johnson, Paul Pierce and Hamady Ndiaye join Obama Classic roster

President Obama loses Dwight Howard but adds more star power for his fundraising game Dec. 12 with the additions of Magic Johnson and Paul Pierce. Hamady N’diaye is also added.

By Michael Lee  |  10:33 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011

NBA lockout: DeShawn Stevenson says Billy Hunter ‘doing a horrible job’

Three weeks after Jerry Stackhouse blasted the players’ union, another former Wizard, DeShawn Stevenson, criticizes Billy Hunter for waiting so long to disband it.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Andray Blatche to hand out turkeys for Thanksgiving

He’s helped needy family’s before, but the NBA lockout has given the Wizards’ center an opportunity connect with recipients.

By Michael Lee  |  06:48 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/21/2011

D.C. sports trivia quiz: Prove how much you know about Washington’s pro teams

Take this quiz — which came from the minds of Post readers — to prove just how much you know about D.C. professional sports trivia.

By Washington Post editors  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Nick Young, JaVale McGee appear on ‘Good Morning America’

Wizards teammates try to eat cinnamon on YouTube and gain some fans on a network morning show.

By Michael Lee  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Jordan Crawford had heated exchange with Kevin Garnett?

Wizards guard reportedly had a heated exchange with Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett a few weeks ago during a pickup game in Los Angeles.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 11/18/2011

President Obama to host exhibition game in Washington

Several current and former NBA stars have committed to participate in the president’s campaign fundraiser on Dec. 12 in Washington. The venue is yet to be determined.

By Michael Lee  |  10:55 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Wizards’ Jan Vesely to focus on ‘plan B’ with NBA in limbo

Frustrated with the lockout, Jan Vesely has returned to the Czech Republic. Agent says Wizards top draft pick will consider other options with NBA in limbo.

By Michael Lee  |  02:37 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Wizards’ John Wall not harmed in New York nightclub incident

Wizards guard said he was not injured and “didn’t see nuttin” early Tuesday when a gunman killed one person and injured two others during shooting at club in New York.

By Michael Lee  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Post Sports Live: The NBA lockout

Dan Steinberg, LaVar Arrington, Barry Svrluga and Jonathan Forsythe discussed the likelihood of losing the entire NBA season on this week’s webcast.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 11/15/2011

NBA lockout: Wizards’ Maurice Evans: ‘We were left with no options’

Wizards free agent and union vice president Maurice Evans explains why union chose to jeopardize season by disbanding.

By Michael Lee  |  09:17 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Your take: If the NBA season is canceled, what will you do?

If the NBA’s labor woes result in a canceled 2011-12 season, what will you do instead?

By Washington Post editors  |  06:10 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 11/14/2011

NBA lockout: Players’ union rejects NBA offer, puts season in jeopardy by electing to disband

Players’ union says no to David Stern’s ultimatum and will pursue antitrust action against the league.

By Michael Lee  |  05:39 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 AM ET, 11/14/2011

NBA lockout: Critical meeting for players in New York

Players union will discuss the NBA’s seven-page collective bargaining proposal in New York on Monday and could determine the fate of the 2011-12 season.

By Michael Lee  |  12:49 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 11/13/2011

Nick Young scores 32 points — in Jordan gear

Wizards free agent guard led his team to 139-128 in Josh Howard’s charity game in Dallas, but since Howard is a Jordan Brand pitchman, Young had to wear Jumpman logo on uniform.

By Michael Lee  |  01:58 PM ET, 11/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 11/12/2011

NBA lockout: David Stern said agents would be “burned” if players’ union decertifies

In an interview with ESPN, David Stern urges players to accept NBA’s latest proposal said push for union decertification would result in players and agents getting “burned.”

By Michael Lee  |  07:05 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/11/2011

NBA lockout: League presents proposal for 72-game season

The NBA is proposing a 72-game season that would begin on Dec. 15, but it would require squeezing 1,080 games in 132 days.

By Michael Lee  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/10/2011

NBA, players’ union continue negotiations in New York

In another attempt to salvage what’s left of the season, the league and players' union convene in New York, to reach an agreement or head in opposite directions.

By Michael Lee  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

In search of Wizards trivia questions and answers

The Post is looking for your best Wizards trivia questions to use in the final challenge of the D.C. sports fan contest.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011

NBPA attorney apologizes for ‘plantation workers’ comment

Players’ union lead negotiator Jeffrey Kessler issues an apology for telling The Washington Post that NBA owners are treating players like “plantation workers.”

By Michael Lee  |  12:50 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 11/09/2011

NBA, players’ union to meet today

Players continue to meet with owners beyond the 5 p.m. deadline to accept the league’s latest proposal.

By Michael Lee  |  12:40 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Trevor Booker healing, waiting for lockout to be resolved

Wizards second-year forward is anxious for NBA lockout to end but understands he might not be ready for training camp because of right thigh bruise that halted run in Israel.

By Michael Lee  |  11:15 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011

David Stern hasn’t set deadline for canceling season; urges players to make deal

In an interview on ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter,’ NBA Commissioner David Stern urges players to accept proposal; hasn’t set deadline for canceling season.

By Michael Lee  |  10:15 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Nick Young not feeling Michael Jordan

Wizards free agent guard announces that he will no longer wear Michael Jordan’s signature shoe based on his hard-line stance in labor negotiations.

By Michael Lee  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 AM ET, 11/06/2011

NBA gives players until Wednesday to accept deal

After meeting with federal mediator George Cohen for eight hours, the NBA gives players until Wednesday to accept its proposal or take a worse offer later.

By Michael Lee  |  04:12 AM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Could Michael Jordan impede labor progress?

According to a report, the man who once sparred with late Wizards owner Abe Pollin as a player is leading a group of hard-line owners.

By Michael Lee  |  03:24 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/04/2011

NBA players considering decertification

As the players’ union stresses solidarity entering another bargaining session, another faction is threatening to decertify the union.

By Michael Lee  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Jerry Stackhouse blasts players’ union

In an interview with ESPN radio, former Wizards forward Jerry Stackhouse questions if the union is capable of getting a favorable deal against NBA commissioner David Stern.

By Michael Lee  |  02:14 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Five Wizards story lines that will have to be delayed

Washington was supposed to open the season on Wednesday. Until the labor dispute is settled, we have to wait for a number of story lines to unfold.

By Michael Lee  |  05:10 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Verizon Center recognizing Bullets, not Wizards, for now

The NBA lockout has forced Verizon Center to virtually erase the Wizards, meaning part of the arena acknowledges local stars of 2011 while another, 1981.

By Michael Lee  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 11/01/2011

NBA lockout: Delayed season start inspires boredom

Kevin Durant was playing flag football when he should’ve been preparing for his season debut against the Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  12:49 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Wolf Blitzer Q&A: ‘You need a winner’

CNN host Wolf Blitzer has been a Wizards season-ticket holder ever since he convinced Michael Jordan to come out of retirement — or so he says. He discusses being a fan.

By Michael Lee  |  02:45 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Wale Q&A: “I’m always rooting for my Wizards”

Rapper Wale discusses why he continues to support the Wizards, his friendship with John Wall and how he remains friends with LeBron James despite history with team.

By Michael Lee  |  12:20 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Should the Wizards use amnesty clause on Rashard Lewis?

If NBA allows teams to waive players under an amnesty clause in next labor deal, Rashard Lewis appears to be the Wizards’ most likely candidate.

By Michael Lee  |  04:51 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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