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Wizards Insider: March, 2013

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 03/31/2013

Wizards vs Raptors: Game 73 Discussion thread

The Wizards will go for their seventh straight home victory on Sunday against Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  05:58 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/30/2013

Wizards once again play down to lower level competition and lose

The Wizards continue to struggle against teams with losing records. After loss in Orlando, they are 3-12 against the four worst teams in the Eastern Conference.

By Michael Lee  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 03/29/2013

No clear-cut stars, but 2013 NBA draft shouldn't be classified as "weak," executive says

The crop of talent that could be available in the 2013 NBA draft lacks a clear-cut franchise changer, but an Eastern Conference executive said it is unfair to call it "weak."

By Michael Lee  |  07:46 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Wizards vs Magic: Game 72 Discussion Thread

The Wizards are 2-1 against Orlando have a chance to win the season series in the fourth meeting.

By Michael Lee  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Randy Wittman happy about Indiana's return to prominence

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman is happy his alma mater Indiana is playing well again.

By Michael Lee  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Wizards' John Wall loses game but not confidence in his speed

John Wall lost his head-to-head matchup with Russell Westbrook, but still claimed the edge in speed.

By Michael Lee  |  06:35 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Wizards vs Thunder: Game 71 Discussion Thread

Down to just eight healthy players, the Wizards will go for a sweep against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

By Michael Lee  |  08:17 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Kevin Durant on Wizards: "I want to beat the hometown team"

The Wizards have won two in a row against Oklahoma City and District native Kevin Durant wants the streak to end.

By Michael Lee  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Durant

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013

How Wizards' John Wall worked to repair his jumper

John Wall's problems with his jump shot were both mental and mechanical. He spent an offseason trying to fix them.

By Michael Lee  |  07:08 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/26/2013

VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' talks John Wall

The Wizards guard is stating his case with his play of late.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Wizards' John Wall continues to play at torrid pace

John Wall's career night against Memphis is just another among a string of recent impressive outings

By Brandon Parker  |  01:00 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Wizards vs. Grizzlies: Game 70 discussion thread

The Wizards will suit up just nine players against a physical Memphis Grizzlies squad on Thursday.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Wizards' Cartier Martin responds when given a rare opportunity

Cartier Martin had waited all season for the chance to have a memorable game and he finally got it at Golden State.

By Michael Lee  |  09:22 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cartier Martin, Wizards bench

Posted at 03:34 AM ET, 03/24/2013

Wizards' John Wall has costly ejection in loss to Golden State

John Wall lost his cool after taking two hits from Golden State's Klay Thompson and got ejected in Wizards' 101-92 loss.

By Michael Lee  |  03:34 AM ET, 03/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 09:54 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Wizards vs Warriors: Game 69 Discussion Thread

The Wizards will welcome back Emeka Okafor but Trevor Ariza is now out with the flu against Golden State.

By Michael Lee  |  09:54 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/23/2013

Wizards' John Wall was driving force in win over Lakers

The third-year point guard had 24 points, 16 assists, six rebounds and three steals, the only player to reach those numbers in one game this season.

By Michael Lee  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/23/2013

Wizards' Trevor Ariza celebrates son's birthday with big game against Lakers

Trevor Ariza celebrates his son's birthday by hitting a career-high seven three-pointers in win over his hometown Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Wizards vs Lakers: Game 68 Discussion Thread

The Wizards will attempt to beat the Lakers in Los Angeles for the first time since Dec. 17, 2006.

By Michael Lee  |  10:07 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013

In pursuit of perfection, Miami Heat approaching Los Angeles Lakers' incredible 33-game mark

Miami's union of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh is seeking perfection and approaching Lakers' 33-game win streak.

By Michael Lee  |  06:39 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Wizards to play against Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol in rematch with Lakers

Wizards to play against Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol in rematch with Lakers

By Michael Lee  |  03:28 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal doubtful for Lakers game, A.J. Price uncertain on return

Washington's back-court depth is tested.

By Michael Lee  |  08:22 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price, Bradley Beal

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Jason Collins provides physical presence in Phoenix

Big man neutralizes Suns' Jermaine O'Neal

By Lenny Bernstein  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins, Washington Wizards, Wizards vs. Suns

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Wizards vs Suns: Game 67 Discussion Thread

Emeka Okafor will miss his first game of the season as the Wizards go for the sweep against Phoenix.

By Michael Lee  |  10:04 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Wizards' John Wall talks about how he bounced back in March

The third-yeard guard is in the midst of his best month with the Wizards with help from his mother and coaches.

By Michael Lee  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Does John Wall deserve a max deal? Post readers respond

Reader reaction was swift on whether John Wall deserves a max deal with the Wizards.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Wizards stunned in Charlotte

The Wizards didn't expect the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats to start their road trip with a loss.

By Michael Lee  |  07:26 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Wizards vs Bobcats: Game 66 Discussion Thread

Wizards vs Bobcats: Game 66 Discussion Thread

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/18/2013

John Wall wins Eastern Conference player of the week [UPDATED]

Point guard is first Washington player to be so honored since Antawn Jamison in 2008.

By Michael Lee  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/18/2013

Wizards' John Wall has best week of his career

In leading his team to a 3-1 record, the third-year guard completes the best all-around four-game stretch of his career.

By Michael Lee  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/17/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal returns after six-game absence

Bradley Beal scored 13 points in 127-105 victory over Phoenix after missing the previous six games with a sprained left ankle.

By Michael Lee  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Wizards vs Suns: Game 65 Discussion thread

Rookie Bradley Beal will return after missing the past six games with a sprained left ankle.

By Michael Lee  |  07:08 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/16/2013

Martell Webster's shooting has Wizards playing at the right clip

Ranked as one of the NBA's top three-point shooters, Webster provides the Wizards with an outside spark.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Wizards vs. Hornets: Game 64 Discussion Thread

The Wizards look to protect home court against a Hornets squad featuring D.C. ties.

By Brandon Parker  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 03/15/2013

New Orleans' Anthony Davis has been efficient without the hype

Anthony Davis has avoided most of the scrutiny and hype that surrounds No. 1 picks but has been very efficient as a rookie.

By Michael Lee  |  06:05 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Wizards' Trevor Ariza finally faces New Orleans

Trevor Ariza will face his former team, the New Orleans Hornets, for the first time since getting traded last June.

By Michael Lee  |  08:12 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Ariza

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Wizards' Garrett Temple steps up with team shorthanded

With the Wizards down to just two guards, Garrett Temple made sure John Wall didn't have to act alone

By Michael Lee  |  08:07 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Wizards' Trevor Booker back to being "the old Book" in win over Milwaukee

Trevor Booker has played sparingly of late, but had a huge performance in win over Milwaukee.

By Michael Lee  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Wizards vs Bucks: Game 63 Discussion thread

The Wizards will only have two guards available with Bradley Beal and A.J. Price out against Milwaukee.

By Michael Lee  |  06:40 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Wizards bench comes up short in Cleveland

A.J. Price's three points leads the team's reserves, and that lack of production costs Washington a win.

By Michael Lee  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AJ Price, reserves, Wizards bench

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Wizards vs Cavaliers: Game 62 Discussion thread

The Wizards and Cavaliers have switched roles as they meet for the third and final time.

By Michael Lee  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Shaun Livingston on the Wizards: 'Maybe that wasn't the best opportunity for me'

Shaun Livingston the Wizards: "Maybe that wasn't the best opportunity for me"

By Michael Lee  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Wizards' John Wall discerning with his blocked shots: 'I don't want to get dunked on'

John Wall has the league's best blocked shot average among point guards but he picks his spots.

By Michael Lee  |  12:54 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Wizards' John Wall won't get to face injured Cleveland all-star Kyrie Irving

Former No. 1 overall selections John Wall and Kyrie Irving won't face each other this season.

By Michael Lee  |  08:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Kyrie Irving

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Bradley Beal unlikely to play in Cleveland

The Wizards will likely be without Bradley Beal for the fourth game in a row.

By Michael Lee  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Wizards lineup shift pays off against Charlotte

After defeating Charlotte on Saturday, the Wizards are 5-4 with Garrett Temple starting at shooting guard.

By Michael Lee  |  02:32 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Wizards vs Bobcats: Game 61 Discussion Thread

Bradley Beal will be out again and Garrett Temple will replace Trevor Ariza at shooting guard as the Wizards host Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  07:27 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/09/2013

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal hopes to return against Charlotte

The rookie has missed two games with a sprained left ankle.

By Michael Lee  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 03/09/2013

Wizards buried under Deron Williams three-point barrage

Deron Williams buried the Wizards before they had time to see the shovel as he hit an NBA record nine first-half three-pointers.

By Michael Lee  |  01:47 AM ET, 03/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deron Williams, Wizards

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Wizards vs Nets: Game 60 Discussion thread

The Wizards will be without Bradley Beal when they play their first regular season game at Barclays Center.

By Michael Lee  |  07:20 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Russell Westbrook, an iron man in fragile times

The debate can rage for days over which point guard is best; Russell Westbrook has no competition when it comes to most durable.

By Michael Lee  |  03:57 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

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

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal inches closer to return

"He's moving along. He's going in the right direction," Coach Randy Wittman says.

By Michael Lee  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 02:30 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Careless Wizards give away game in Minnesota

The Wizards set a new season-high with 24 turnovers in their 87-82 loss to Minnesota.

By Michael Lee  |  02:30 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Wizards vs Timberwolves: Game 59 Discussion Thread

Back in Minnesota, Randy Wittman believes he is a much different coach than he was during a nearly two-year stint with the Timberwolves.

By Michael Lee  |  07:34 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster not overly sentimental about his time in Minnesota

"Organizations want results right way. Sometimes you don't get them. They move on," Webster says of the team for which he used to play.

By Michael Lee  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster a four-point maestro

Swingman has seven such plays this season.

By Michael Lee  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal doubtful against Minnesota

Bradley Beal is no longer on crutches but sprained left ankle may force him to sit against Minnesota.

By Michael Lee  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Nene excited about Washington Wizards' impending trip to Brazil

"It's going to be great for both sides, for the NBA and for Brazil," the export big man said.

By Michael Lee  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Schedule

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Washington Wizards to play in Brazil next season

Nene says he looks forward to returning home.

By Missy Rosenberg  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Schedule

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Nene's return provides 'a big lift' for Wizards

Nene returned after missing previous two games with a sore shoulder to grab a critical rebound in the final minute of Wizards' 90-87 win over Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene

Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Bradley Beal day-to-day with sprained left ankle

Bradley Beal sent a scare through the arena when he landed awkwardly on his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Washington's win over Philadelphia but was relieved that it wasn't serious.

By Michael Lee  |  01:45 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Wizards vs 76ers: Game 58 Discussion Thread

Wizards will try to snap two-game losing streak against struggling Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal: "My confidence is sky high"

Bradley Beal was far from satisfied with scoring a career-high 29 points against New York and expects to keep improving.

By Michael Lee  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/02/2013

A more passionate John Wall returns in loss to New York

John Wall didn't fully break out of his slump Friday against the Knicks, but his trademark aggressiveness returned.

By Michael Lee  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

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

Wizards vs Knicks: Game 57 Discussion thread

Nene is out but Chris Singleton is back in the starting lineup as the Wizards attempt to win their seven straight game against a winning team.

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

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013

LeBron James earning the right to have fun with his incredible play

LeBron James is playing on a different level than the rest of the league and is starting to reveal that he has truly found a comfort level with himself in Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Wizards' Randy Wittman will listen to player complaints -- but not during the game

Coach Randy Wittman is willing to discuss minutes and roles with players - but not during the game.

By Michael Lee  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman

 

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