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Wizards Insider: January, 2013

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Nick Young's 'swag' going strong in Philadelphia

Nick Young has made his way into the starting lineup and has a newfound maturity with the 76ers.

By Michael Lee  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Wizards vs 76ers: Game 44 Discussion thread

Bradley Beal out because of a sprained right wrist, the Wizards will field their 16th different starting lineup in Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  06:56 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal chosen for Rising Stars Challenge

Bradley Beal has been selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during all-star weekend.

By Michael Lee  |  06:48 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Bradley Beal to be game-time decision in Philadelphia

The rookie visited a hand specialist in New York to check on his injured right wrist.

By Michael Lee  |  01:47 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Wizards' Emeka Okafor on 14-point quarter: 'I wish I can have them more often'

Emeka Okafor got hot in the first half against Sacramento, continuing his inspired play of late, but he was disappointed with the loss.

By Michael Lee  |  08:51 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal might be forced to sit with wrist injury

The rookie has tried to "fight through" his right wrist injury but the soreness has not gone away.

By Michael Lee  |  03:36 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Wizards lose their way in loss to Kings

The Wizards played down to their opponent in another close loss to the Sacramento Kings.

By Michael Lee  |  09:59 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 01/28/2013

President Obama honors NBA champion Miami Heat at White House

President Obama recognizes the NBA champions in a light-hearted visit.

By Michael Lee  |  07:20 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Wizards vs Kings: Game 43 Discussion Thread

In possibly the final matchup ever against the Sacramento Kings, the Wizards will seek revenge for a 96-95 loss on Jan. 16 at Sleep Train Arena.

By Michael Lee  |  06:23 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal battling right wrist injury

Wizards rookie Bradley Beal has been slumping since getting injured in Denver but he plans to "fight through" with the team finally experiencing some success.

By Michael Lee  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Wizards kick off NBA's Chinese New Year celebration

The NBA will have its second Chinese New Year celebration and the Wizards will help kick off the festivities on Feb. 8.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 01/26/2013

Wizards vs Bulls: Game 42 Discussion thread

The Wizards will look to extend their home winning streak to five games as they host Chicago, which will be without all-star forward Luol Deng.

By Michael Lee  |  06:38 PM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 01/26/2013

Wizards record third straight double-digit win at home

The Wizards have won four in a row at Verizon Center, but they have won the past three home games with John Wall by an average of 17.3 points.

By Michael Lee  |  06:59 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013

What's in a name? Pelicans hope to find out

A nickname doesn't mean much in the NBA, but the New Orleans Hornets hope that it will now that they are becoming the Pelicans next season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Wizards vs Timberwolves: Game 41 Discussion Thread

John Wall will make his first start of the season as the Wizards host the injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Michael Lee  |  06:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Injury woes, team's struggles dampen John Wall's rising star

NBA's rising young stars leaving Wall behind.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Wizards make impressive push after looking like a pushover in Utah

At the start of Wednesday's game at Utah, the Wizards looked like they just wanted their road trip to end. But they made a second-half charge.

By Michael Lee  |  10:07 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  West Coast Trip, Wizards-Jazz

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Wizards vs. Jazz: Game 40 discussion thread

The Wizards attempt to end this five- game road trip on a positive note, with a win over the Utah Jazz.

By Michael Lee  |  08:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Nene, Martell Webster carried Wizards before Jordan Crawford closed in Portland

The two forwards are forming a potent combination down low.

By Michael Lee  |  11:39 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Nene

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Martell Webster has 'high hopes' for NBA's return to Seattle

Wizards swingman Martell Webster is excited about the prospect his home town, Seattle, could again be part of the NBA.

By John Romero  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013

VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' tackles Wizards' resurgence

LaVar Arrington, Jason Reid and Dan Steinberg talk about how Washington has bounced back.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  03:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Post Sports Live, Video

Posted at 05:13 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Wizards' Jordan Crawford saves best for last

Jordan Crawford was quiet for three quarters, but showed up in the end, scoring 13 fourth-quarter points, including the game-winning three-pointer as time expired in Portland.

By Michael Lee  |  05:13 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jordan Crawford

Posted at 09:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Wizards vs Trail Blazers: Game 39 Discussion thread

Wizards will try to sweep the season series against Portland and improve to 2-2 on this road trip on Monday at Rose Garden.

By Michael Lee  |  09:57 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Wizards' Trevor Ariza enjoying the open looks

The Wizards don't always look for Trevor Ariza to score, but he has reached double-figures in consecutive games for the first time this season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Wizards vs Clippers: Game 38 Discussion thread

Wizards will look to go 2-1 on their West Coast road trip as they take on the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers

By Michael Lee  |  10:38 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 08:51 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Wizards' John Wall excited to continue duel with Clippers' Eric Bledsoe

John Wall has already lost to one former Kentucky teammate on the this trip (DeMarcus Cousins) but he doesn't want to go 0-2 when he faces another good friend in Eric Bledsoe, when the Wizards take on the Clippers.

By Michael Lee  |  08:51 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Do reserves Jamal Crawford and J.R. Smith deserve selection to NBA all-star team?

Since Kobe Bryant was elected to start the 1998 All-Star Game while playing as a backup, no bench player has ever made the all-star team. Jamal Crawford and/or J.R. Smith are hoping to end that streak.

By Michael Lee  |  12:39 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 03:39 AM ET, 01/19/2013

John Wall's block secures stunning win in Denver

John Wall showed that he can close a game on the defensive end and Wizards use solid team effort to upset Denver Nuggets.

By Michael Lee  |  03:39 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Wizards vs Nuggets: Game 37 Discussion thread

Nene will play the Nuggets for the first time since the Wizards dealt him to Washington in exchange for JaVale McGee.

By Michael Lee  |  08:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Nene expecting an emotional return

Nene has several fond memories of his time in Denver and expects to be emotional when facing his former team.

By Michael Lee  |  06:08 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Nuggets' George Karl on JaVale McGee: 'I just want him to be more Tim Duncan-like'

Former Wizard JaVale McGee has maintained his reputation as a walking highlight real in Denver but he also flusters his new team with an inability to balance those gifts with consistency.

By Michael Lee  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  JaVale McGee

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal already beginning to connect

Wall has made a point to find the Wizards' rookie while on the court.

By Michael Lee  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Jordan Crawford expects to return during Wizards' road trip

With his injured ankle all but healed, Jordan Crawford says he should be able to play during the West Coast swing.

By Michael Lee  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Wizards suffer another late-game collapse in Sacramento

The Wizards failed their first test in a close game since John Wall returned in a 95-94 loss in Sacramento. They collapsed as the Kings outscored them, 9-3, in the final four minutes.

By Michael Lee  |  03:14 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 10:08 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Wizards vs Kings: Game 36 Discussion thread

Wizards vs Kings: Game 36 Discussion thread

By Michael Lee  |  10:08 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013

John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, still waiting for some NBA success

John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins have both struggled to experience team success in the NBA but they've have helped each other through the journey.

By Michael Lee  |  08:23 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 01/16/2013

A.J. Price playing better since returning from broken hand

A.J. Price has returned from his broken right hand to provide some of his best performances of the season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:50 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Wizards continue to follow John Wall's lead

The Wizards appear completely re-energized with their third straight victory, and second since the return of John Wall from a knee injury.

By Gene Wang  |  11:29 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Washington Wizards

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Wizards vs. Magic: Game 35 discussion thread

After his successful season debut on Saturday, can John Wall help Washington win its third straight game?

By Gene Wang  |  06:01 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Agent: Bradley Beal has not been offered to Memphis

But Washington is interested in Memphis's top scorer, Rudy Gay

By Michael Lee  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards, Wizards trades

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Martell Webster beginning to find his groove

Martell Webster had some impressive dunks against Atlanta, including one that led him to dance and pose, and has averaged 15.3 points in his past four games.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Wizards make "push" for Memphis' Rudy Gay

The Wizards have had conversations with the Grizzlies about a possible deal for Rudy Gay.

By Michael Lee  |  06:52 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rudy Gay

Posted at 02:16 AM ET, 01/13/2013

John Wall delivers in crunch time of his season debut

John Wall scored six fourth-quarter points to lead the Wizards to a 93-83 win over the Atlanta Hawks but a bank shot in the third quarter went a long way toward giving him the confidence to close.

By Michael Lee  |  02:16 AM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 01/12/2013

Wizards vs Hawks: Game 34 Discussion thread

John Wall will come off the bench in his season debut against the Atlanta Hawks.

By Michael Lee  |  06:59 PM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013

John Wall feels "no pressure at all" as debut awaits

John Wall is anxious to make his debut on Saturday against Atlanta but doesn't plan to play at a high level right way.

By Michael Lee  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Curse of the No. 1 pick?

Through a strange coincidence, players taken first overall have had a hard time simply staying on the court through some unfortunate breaks, sprains and tears.

By Michael Lee  |  09:47 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Washington Wizards getting healthier by the day

Wizards may be able to field their most complete lineup to date Saturday vs. the Hawks.

By Gene Wang  |  02:51 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013

John Wall extends encouragement to Robert Griffin III

As he prepares to make his season debut on Saturday, John Wall discusses the most talked-about injury in Washington.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 01/09/2013

John Wall leaving Reebok for Adidas

Reebok's decision to soon end its basketball division comes only a few months after Reebok released John Wall's third signature ZigSlash basketball shoe.

By Ed Guzman  |  06:47 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013

John Wall pushing for return to the Wizards on Saturday

"I'm just working my way back in shape," Wall says.

By Michael Lee  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Bradley Beal gaining confidence in the clutch

When the Wizards need a shot in the closing seconds, Coach Randy Wittman has no problem calling on rookie Bradley Beal to deliver. Oklahoma City was the latest example.

By Michael Lee  |  07:08 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Ted Leonsis hints at John Wall's return on Saturday

"We could dress all of our players" on Saturday against the Hawks, the Wizards' owner writes on his blog.

By Michael Lee  |  01:48 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Wizards' team effort sets stage for Bradley Beal's heroics

Bradley Beal hit the memorable shot, but Martell Webster, Jan Vesely and Emeka Okafor put the rookie in position to be a hero.

By Michael Lee  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 11:06 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Kevin Durant shines, but decries Thunder's lack of focus in loss to Wizards

In visit to his home town, Oklahoma City star has 29 points and rallies his tema late, but says of 101-99 loss: "We weren't disciplined at all. We can't have lapses like that."

By Gene Wang  |  11:06 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant, Wizards-Thunder

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Wizards vs Thunder: Game 33 Discussion thread

Trevor Ariza and A.J. Price return, but Jordan Crawford, Nene and Cartier Martin are out of the lineup.

By Michael Lee  |  06:49 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Wizards waive Shelvin Mack -- again

Point guard cut as John Wall returns to practice.

By Michael Lee  |  03:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Wizards vs Heat: Game 32 Discussion thread

Wizards won't bring back any injured players against Miami, but the Heat will have LeBron James, who torched Washington in the last meeting.

By Michael Lee  |  05:49 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Garrett Temple out to win, prove he belongs, in Miami

Journeyman guard Garrett Temple is playing heavy minutes and averaging 6.2 points and 5.7 assists per game.

By Michael Lee  |  02:42 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 01/06/2013

John Wall's presence at practice boosts Wizards' spirits

The Wizards had one of their more energized practices on Saturday at Verizon Center thanks to the presence of John Wall, Trevor Booker, Trevor Ariza and A.J. Price, who all scrimmaged without restriction.

By Michael Lee  |  10:12 AM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/05/2013

Wizards lose in overtime for the fifth time

After a 115-113 double-overtime loss to Brooklyn, the Wizards have more overtime defeats than victories this season. The latest probably hurt the most.

By Michael Lee  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards overtime

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Centers coming up short in modern NBA

The NBA's decision to remove centers from the all-star ballot has proven to be prescient as the league may go a full season without a 20-point scorer at the position for the first time.

By Michael Lee  |  08:22 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Wizards vs. Nets: Game 31 Discussion thread

Andray Blatche returns to Washington and is ready to get the same treatment he received during his time with the Wizards: Boo!

By Michael Lee  |  06:28 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Wizards edging closer to full strength

John Wall is moving closer to making his debut, but Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker and A.J. Price are also getting healthier.

By Michael Lee  |  03:26 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards injuries

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Andray Blatche on Wizards fans: "They can boo as loud as they want"

Blatche is trying to play down the significance of his first game back in Washington.

By Michael Lee  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andray Blatche

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Wizards ready for Andray Blatche's return to Washington

Blatche will make his return to Washington with the Nets on Friday after a tumultuous seven seasons with the Wizards.

By Michael Lee  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andray Blatche

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Bradley Beal wins Eastern Conference rookie of the month

Bradley Beal earned Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors after averaging 13.4 points in December. He became first Wizard to receive the honor since John Wall won the award in April 2010.

By Michael Lee  |  01:18 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Wizards vs Pacers: Game 30 Discussion thread

Injured Wizards are getting closer to returning, but remaining players are focused on finally defeating Indiana after two close losses this season.

By Michael Lee  |  06:40 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Chris Singleton takes his turn outside Wizards rotation

Reserve forward Chris Singleton appears to be in Coach Wittman's doghouse.

By Michael Lee  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 01/01/2013

Wizards vs Mavericks: Game 29 Discussion thread

Wizards are getting healthier and better production from Emeka Okafor as they prepare to host the Dallas Mavericks at Verizon Center.

By Michael Lee  |  05:57 PM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

 

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