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Wizards Insider: May, 2012

Posted at 08:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012

NBA draft lottery: Wizards get No. 3 pick

New Orleans Hornets will pick No. 1. Charlotte Bobcats land No. 2 selection.

By Michael Lee  |  08:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Zach Leonsis hoping to provide some good luck

Lucky charms securely in his pocket, Ted Leonsis’s son was still feeling some nerves as he got set to represent the Wizards at the NBA draft lottery.

By Michael Lee  |  07:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Should the Wizards really expect to land Anthony Davis?

Though Washington has the second-best odds to win Anthony Davis at 19.9 percent, the chances of actually winning the lottery for the second time in three years seem even more remote.

By Michael Lee  |  12:50 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Roger Mason Jr. would like another run with the Wizards

Roger Mason Jr. would like his time extended with his hometown team for a while longer after finishing last season on a high note.

By Michael Lee  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin turns opportunity into a dream finish

Wizards big man Kevin Seraphin was somewhat of a revelation after the Wizards traded JaVale McGee to Denver for Nene.

By Michael Lee  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/25/2012

Zach Leonsis to represent Wizards at draft lottery

Owner Ted Leonsis’ son will be in New York for Wednesday’s NBA draft lottery.

By Michael Lee  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Wizards still quiet about plans for Coach Randy Wittman

A source says the team has no timetable for deciding about whether to retain Coach Randy Wittman.

By Michael Lee  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Jan Vesely ended season on high note

Wizards rookie Jan Vesely had a difficult start to his season, but he finally got an opportunity and found a way to have some “fun” when it ended.

By Michael Lee  |  10:19 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Kobe Bryant still defiant in defeat

After the Lakers lost in the second-round for the second year in a row, Kobe Bryant refused to concede anything to the Oklahoma City Thunder. But has his title window closed?

By Michael Lee  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 05/21/2012

John Wall named to USA Select team

Wizards point guard John Wall has been added to the 13-man roster for the USA Select team, which will help the Men’s national team get prepared for the London Olympics.

By Michael Lee  |  01:47 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Nick Young looks back on the season, playoffs, apparel choices

Former Wizard says he learned a lot from veterans and playing in the postseason with the Los Angeles Clippers. Also explains eye-popping wardrobe. “It’s Hollywood out here.”

By Michael Lee  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Nene expected to lead Brazil in Olympics

Brazil Coach Ruben Magnano announced on Thursday that the Wizards big man would be on his 15-player list for the national team.

By Michael Lee  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2012

The undefeated Morris Almond

Morris Almond would like to return to Washington next season, but he could easily walk away as the greatest winner in Wizards history after going 6-0 with the team.

By Michael Lee  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Wizards’ Shelvin Mack: ‘I seized the moment’

Wizard considers rookie season a success after finding comfort in his role as backup point guard.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Rashard Lewis focused more on health than future in Washington

After another injury-plagued season in Washington, Rashard Lewis is more focused on getting healthy than if the Wizards bring him back.

By Michael Lee  |  08:35 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Jordan Crawford’s most questionable shot

Jordan Crawford has been criticized for his shot selection, but he has had more trouble with one shot in particular than any other.

By Michael Lee  |  09:57 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 05/09/2012

JaVale McGee comes up big for Denver

JaVale McGee had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Denver defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102-99, on Tuesday, but he also provided a reminder of what Wizards need to do to improve.

By Michael Lee  |  08:34 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

James Singleton didn’t flop in Washington

In his second stint with the Wizards, James Singleton brought a much-needed veteran presence and helped the team finish on 8-4 burst. But don’t try to accuse him of flopping.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

John Wall taking playoff notes on Chris Paul, Mike Conley Jr.

John Wall and Wizards assistant Sam Cassell have attended the past two playoff games between the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis at Staples Center to learn about playoff hoops.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Wizards’ Chris Singleton would’ve traded starts for wins

Despite starting 51 games, Chris Singleton gave himself a “D” for his rookie season, but he plans to get better this summer to help the team win more games.

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Wizards’ John Wall chosen for Team USA select team

Wizards point guard John Wall has been invited to join the team that will scrimmage with the Olympic team this summer.

By Michael Lee  |  10:26 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Wizards headed to Las Vegas for NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League is returning to Las Vegas this summer and the Wizards are expected to participate.

By Michael Lee  |  01:33 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards Insider

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Nene effect takes quickly in Washington

Nene spent only six weeks with his new team but it was enough time to make a difference on a Wizards team badly in need of some guidance.

By Michael Lee  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

John Wall to focus on controlling tempo

John Wall said he plans to study point guards who run offenses at different speeds. Chris Paul and Jason Kidd explain the importance of pace in taking the next step.

By Michael Lee  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Wizards

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Nick Young, JaVale McGee have contrasting performances in playoffs

Nick Young and JaVale McGee both came off the bench on Sunday in playoff series openers, but they had vastly different experiences.

By Michael Lee  |  07:17 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Nuggets

 

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