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Wizards Insider: March, 2012

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 03/30/2012

NBA MVP Watch

Derrick Rose will not repeat as MVP as he deals with injuries but there are enough qualified talents to claim the honors this season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:08 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Wizards vs. 76ers: Game 51 open thread

Washington seeks to avoid six-game slide after blowing eight-point lead in loss to Indiana on Thursday.

By Gene Wang  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Wizards have changed, improved since last meeting with Philadelphia

Washington bears only a slight resemblance to the squad that lost to the 76ers so badly that Flip Saunders was fired the next day.

By Michael Lee  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Wizards’ Nene: ‘We are not going to be the best team tomorrow’

After the Wizards lost their fifth in a row and fourth with him in uniform, Nene said the process of becoming a winner takes time: “We are not going to be the best team tomorrow.”

By Michael Lee  |  12:40 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Wizards at Pacers: Game 50 discussion thread

Washington blew a 22-point lead to the Pacers last time they played. Can they improve their late-game performance in tonight’s rematch? Nene and Trevor Booker will both start.

By Washington Post editors  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Cartier Martin ‘excited’ to be back with Wizards

Cartier Martin has stayed busy since the Wizards cut him last season but believes he is a better player after a stint in China.

By Michael Lee  |  04:14 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

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 12:41 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Wizards’ Jordan Crawford reaches 20 points for sixth straight game

During 79-77 loss to Detroit, Jordan Crawford became the first Wizard in more than two years to score at least 20 points in six consecutive games.

By Michael Lee  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Wizards suffer another late meltdown at home

Nene came back from back spasms to play against Detroit but is still waiting for his first home win after Wizards blow a double-digit lead.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Wizards vs Pistons: Game 49 discussion thread

Nene is back after sitting out against Boston with back spasms but Wizards will be without Trevor Booker (knee tendinitis) as they host Detroit. Kevin Seraphin will start at power forward.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Kevin Seraphin gets surprise start, has strong finish

Kevin Seraphin didn’t find out he would start in place of the injured Nene until 30 minutes before the Wizards played Boston. But he came on strong late in the Washington’s 88-76 defeat.

By Michael Lee  |  12:09 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/25/2012

Wizards at Celtics: Game 48 discussion thread

Nene is out with back spasms as Wizards face difficult task of trying to avoid four-game season sweep against Boston. Kevin Seraphin will get his fifth start.

By Michael Lee  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/25/2012

John Wall has ‘tough night’ against Atlanta

John Wall missed 9 of 10 shots against the Hawks, including a potential tying three-pointer as time expired. His shot has been off as he learns to play with Nene.

By Michael Lee  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 03/24/2012

Wizards vs Hawks: Game 47 discussion thread

The Wizards will the play the first of three games in three nights on Saturday against the Hawks, who are looking for the season sweep.

By Michael Lee  |  06:54 PM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/24/2012

Rashard Lewis going through ‘sort of a roller coaster ride’

Rashard Lewis has had a difficult first full season in Washington, with pain in both knees limiting him to an unproductive campaign and the latest setback keeping him out indefinitley.

By Michael Lee  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Sources deny Ernie Grunfeld rejected extension offer

Team sources deny published report that Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld has rejected a three-year contract extension worth $4.5 million to stay with the organization.

By Michael Lee  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012

John Wall, Wizards can’t beat clock, Pacers

John Wall’s last shot goes in, but is released after time expires in a two-point loss to Indiana.

By Gene Wang  |  01:10 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Andray Blatche: ‘This was a bad year for me’

Wizards forward says he’s dedicated to improving fitness, preventing injuries.

By Gene Wang  |  07:14 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Wizards vs. Pacers: Game 46 discussion thread

Nene makes his home debut after helping Washington to victory in his first game.

By Gene Wang  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Roger Mason Jr. rolling since trade

Since Wizards executed three-team trade last week, Roger Mason Jr. has made 12 three-pointers and is averaging 13.3 points in the past four games. He had 16 in New Jersey.

By Michael Lee  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Nene has big night in Wizards debut

In his first game with the Wizards, Nene has 22 points, 10 rebounds and two assists and made several other contributions that didn’t show up in box score of a 108-89 victory.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Wizards at Nets: Game 45 discussion thread

Wizards conclude season-long, six-game road trip in New Jersey as Nene makes his debut with the team.

By Michael Lee  |  07:53 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Ronny Turiaf signs with Miami

A week after being dealt to Denver in a three-team trade, former Wizard Ronny Turiaf has signed with the Miami Heat after clearing waivers.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Brian Cook unlikely to pursue buyout

By Michael Lee  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Rashard Lewis experiences “setback,” no timetable for return

Veteran forward Rashard Lewis received a shot in his left knee in hopes of returning to the court, but his comeback remains uncertain after experiencing a “setback” in Memphis.

By Michael Lee  |  09:15 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Wizards plan to sit Andray Blatche until he gets in better shape

Andray Blatche has struggled since returning from a strained left calf injury and Coach Randy Wittman has decided to rest the 6-foot-11 forward until he gets in better shape.

By Michael Lee  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Wizards want extended look at Edwin Ubiles

After signing a 10-day contract, Edwin Ubiles hopes to help the team and take advantage of the opportunity.

By Michael Lee  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Nene talks trade, participates in first workout with Wizards

The Wizards’ newly acquired center particpated in his first workout with the team Monday and spoke about the three-team trade that brought him to Washington from Denver.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Brian Cook says he’ll play hard for however long he’s in Washington

Brian Cook says he will give it his all for Washington, for however long he is with the team.

By Michael Lee  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Kevin Seraphin has played well while Wizards wait for Nene to arrive

Kevin Seraphin has played his best stretch as a pro in the three games that the Wizards have had to wait for Nene to arrive from Denver.

By Michael Lee  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Wizards at Grizzlies: Game 44 discussion thread

Wizards welcome Brian Cook and Edwin Udiles to team as they take on the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.

By Michael Lee  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 03/18/2012

Wizards’ trade finally complete

Nene passed his physical on Sunday, clearing the final hurdle to make official the three-team trade deadline involving the Wizards, Denver and the Los Angeles Clippers.

By Michael Lee  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/18/2012

Former Wizard Gilbert Arenas to work out for Memphis

Gilbert Arenas is in Memphis as his former team is set to take on possibly his next team, the Grizzlies. Former Wizard plans to work out with the team on Monday.

By Michael Lee  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Nene arrives in Washington, takes his physical

After a delayed flight from Denver, the newly acquired Brazilian big man arrives to take his physical before joining in the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  11:22 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Nick Young: Trade to Clippers ‘a dream come true’

Nick Young is happy to be playing for his hometown Los Angeles Clippers but also excited to leave Washington, where the Wizards were “going through turmoil.”

By Michael Lee  |  07:50 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/17/2012

Nene physical likely Saturday; Cook might discuss buyout

Nene expected to arrive in Washington on Saturday to take his physical and hopes to get in a couple practices before debuting against New Jersey.

By Michael Lee  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 PM ET, 03/16/2012

NBA trade deadline winners and losers

On a frantic trade deadline, a few teams and individuals came out ahead. Some others didn’t.

By Michael Lee  |  09:42 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Wizards at Hawks: Game 43 discussion thread

Wizards will attempt to win two in a row on the road again, but they will still be without newly-acquired players Nene and Brian Cook.

By Michael Lee  |  06:58 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Wizards’ newly-acquired big man Nene ‘brings credibility to the locker room’

Wizards react to the acquisition of Brazilian big man Nene from Denver in a three-team deal.

By Michael Lee  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Wizards react to three-team deal involving Nick Young and JaVale McGee

Nick Young, JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf have moved on, but their former teammates were feeling sentimental on Thursday after the Wizards defeated the New Orleans Hornets, 99-89.

By Michael Lee  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Wizards at Hornets: Game 42 discussion thread

Washington decides to ship JaVale McGee to the Nuggets and Nick Young to the Clippers. The Wizards gets Nene, Brian Cook and a second-round pick — plus they play the Hornets tonight.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:45 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Wizards agree to trade JaVale McGee to Nuggets, Nick Young to Clippers

Deal sends JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets and Nick Young to the Clippers. The Wizards will receive Nene from Denver, Brian Cook and a second-round pick from the Clippers.

By Michael Lee  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Wizards agree to three-team trade, sending JaVale McGee to Nuggets for Nene, Nick Young to Clippers

Washington agrees to a three-team deal to send JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets and Nick Young to the Clippers, in exchange for Nene, Brian Cooke, draft pick.

By Michael Lee  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Wizards still hoping to make a deal

The Wizards have been silent in advance of the trade deadline but still hope to do something before 3 p.m.

By Michael Lee  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Wizards still talking as trade deadline nears

The Wizards remain optimistic that the team can make a trade by Thursday’s deadline but haven’t been able to find any takers for Andray Blatche.

By Michael Lee  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Wizards facing uncertainty of looming trade deadline

Players resort to humor to combat uncertainty as 3 p.m. Thursday deadline approaches.

By Michael Lee  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Wizards at Mavericks: Game 41 discussion thread

The Wizards will take on the defending champion Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday and Ronny Turiaf is in uniform for the first time in more than two months.

By Michael Lee  |  08:35 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

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)
Tags:  washington wizards

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Game 40 discussion thread: Wizards at Spurs

The Wizards embark on a season-long six-game road trip.

By Michael Lee  |  09:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Wizards have foundered in San Antonio

No team has dominated the Wizards in recent years more than the San Antonio Spurs. The Wizards have lost 11 straight games and 11 on the road to San Antonio.

By Michael Lee  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 03/11/2012

Wizards focus on defense as road trip begins

Team holds final practice before road trip that begins on Monday, covers six cities over 10 days.

By Gene Wang  |  02:55 PM ET, 03/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 PM ET, 03/10/2012

Kevin Seraphin, Marcus Camby mix it up

Forward-center invovled in shoving match with Portland’s Marcus Camby, who’s ejected in first half

By Gene Wang  |  11:11 PM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider | Tags:  Kevin Seraphin

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 03/10/2012

Game 39 discussion thread: Trail Blazers at Wizards

Washington seeks to end homestand with third win in four games before extended road trip

By Gene Wang  |  06:09 PM ET, 03/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Nick Young seeks to extend upswing

Wizards guard averaging 22 points over last two games

By Gene Wang  |  02:45 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Wizards willing to trade JaVale McGee?

With the trade deadline less than a week away, John Wall is the only untouchable on the roster, and the Wizards are willing to listen to offers for JaVale McGee, according to sources.

By Michael Lee  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Wizards raise expectations after win over Lakers

Randy Wittman said his players “screwed up” by rallying from 21-point deficit in win over the Los Angeles Lakers, because they proved they could accomplished more on basketball court.

By Michael Lee  |  12:44 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Wizards’ Trevor Booker ‘all over the place’ in win over Lakers

Booker scored 18 points, grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and played all but one second in the second half of the Wizards’ stunning victory over the Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  12:17 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Wizards’ Nick Young saves his best for the Lakers - again

Nick Young has always saved some of his best games for his hometown team, the Los Angeles Lakers, but he not only scored, he also shared the ball and played defense in comeback win.

By Michael Lee  |  01:17 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Lakers at Wizards: Game 38 discussion thread

Washington faces Kobe Bryant and the Lakers tonight at Verizon Center.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:18 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Wizards adjusting to boos for Andray Blatche

The Wizards plan to rally around Andray Blatche as he endures boos from home fans, but Maurice Evans says, “Those boos aren’t just for him.”

By Michael Lee  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Wizards’ Rashard Lewis hoping to return soon from left knee injury

Rashard Lewis has missed the past four games, and will be out against the Los Angeles Lakers, because of a bone bruise in his left knee.

By Michael Lee  |  10:01 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Post Sports Live: Andray Blatche and more

Michael Lee joined the crew to discuss Andray Blatche’s future with the Wizards and other hot sports topics.

By Washington Post editors  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Wizards’ Andray Blatche admits boos ‘get to my head’

After the Wizards’ embarrassing 120-100 loss to the Golden State, Andray Blatche admits the jeers affect him.

By Michael Lee  |  07:05 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Warriors at Wizards: Game 37 discussion thread

The Wizards will attempt to build on Saturday’s 101-98 win over Cleveland as they host the Golden State Warriors.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:04 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 03/04/2012

Former Wizard Antawn Jamison on return: ‘It wasn’t that emotional’

Former Wizard Antawn Jamison played his first game in Washington since getting traded two years ago. Afterward, he said, “It wasn’t that emotional.”

By Michael Lee  |  11:42 PM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/04/2012

Jordan Crawford carries Wizards over Cleveland

Jordan Crawford scores 31 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to make sure that the Wizards snap a six-game losing streak with a 101-98 victory over Cleveland.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/03/2012

Cavaliers at Wizards: Game 36 discussion thread

Kyrie Irving and John Wall face off for the first time as JaVale McGee returns to starting lineup, Andray Blatche returns from injury and Antawn Jamison returns to Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Andray Blatche “not focused on” trade rumors, boos

Andray Blatche is set to make his return on Saturday after missing the previous month with a strained left calf and said he isn’t worried about speculation surrounding his future.

By Michael Lee  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 03/02/2012

NBA draft shaping up to be deepest in years

Teams that lose a lot this season could wind up being winners this June when the NBA is expected to have one of the deepest drafts in recent memory.

By Michael Lee  |  07:27 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Wilt Chamberlain: 50 years ago he reached the perfect score

There is no video of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points 50 years ago, creating a certain mythology and majesty to the moment.

By Michael Lee  |  12:21 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Wizards’ JaVale McGee frustrated with benching, losing

JaVale McGee doesn’t understand why Coach Randy Wittman benched him the past two games, but said he’ll have a “positive mindset” the rest of the season.

By Michael Lee  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JaVale McGee

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Wizards’ Andray Blatche hopes to return Saturday

Andray Blatche has targeted Saturday’s game against Cleveland for his return from a strained left calf that has kept him sidelined the past 14 games.

By Michael Lee  |  08:56 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Magic at Wizards: Game 35 discussion thread

Coach Randy Wittman benches JaVale McGee and Nick Young for second game in a row, and will start Kevin Seraphin and Jordan Crawford against Orlando.

By Washington Post editors  |  06:59 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

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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