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Wizards Insider: April, 2013

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Wizards' plans not affected by Jason Collins announcement

The Wizards never had bringing back Jason Collins as a high priority, before or after his announcement that he's gay.

By Michael Lee  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Jason Collins called teammate Emeka Okafor before article was published

By Michael Lee  |  04:19 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Wizards backup Jason Collins: "I'm gay"

By Michael Lee  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Report: Flip Saunders to run basketball operations in Minnesota

Former Wizards coach should be back in the NBA soon.

By Michael Lee  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flip Saunders

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Wizards' John Wall came back twice in his third season

The debate over whether he should get a maximum contract extension has overshadowed how the former No. 1 pick made two comebacks this season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Wizards' Ernie Grunfeld: "Our goal for next year is to make the playoffs"

In a 30-minute news conference, Ernie Grunfeld discussed several topics, including injuries, plans to retain John Wall and Martell Webster, and the performance of Coach Randy Wittman.

By Michael Lee  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Wizards' finale nearly mirrored season

In their final game - much like the regular season - the Wizards fell behind early, rallied back, then came up short at the end.

By Michael Lee  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Wizards vs Bulls: Game 82 Discussion Thread

The Wizards will conclude another lottery-bound season in Chicago.

By Michael Lee  |  07:49 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Wizards have much at stake in season finale

The WIzards have much to gain - and lose - in their season finale against Chicago.

By Michael Lee  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Wizards top 10 moments in 2012-13

The Wizards have had a challenging, injury-plagued season but a few quality moments stood out above the rest.

By Michael Lee  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Wizards' Trevor Booker thrilled to get another shot

After an up-and-down season, Booker hopes to finish strong.

By Michael Lee  |  10:05 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Wizards' Jason Collins on Boston explosions: "That's just frightening"

Wizards backup and former Boston Celtics center Jason Collins lived a few blocks from Copley Square, where two explosions killed at least two people.

By Michael Lee  |  07:32 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Wizards vs Nets: Game 81 Discussion Thread

What's left of the Wizards will continue the quest for 30 wins as they take on the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

By Michael Lee  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Wizards' Kevin Seraphin might skip playing for France this summer

After disappointing campaign, big man might train more in Washington.

By Michael Lee  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Wizards' Trevor Ariza on Kobe Bryant: "It's devastating to the league"

Trevor Ariza is done for the season with a knee injury but he felt worse for former teammate Kobe Bryant.

By Michael Lee  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 04/13/2013

And the award goes to

With the season coming to a close, these players have stood above the rest.

By Michael Lee  |  12:38 AM ET, 04/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Damian Lillard, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Mike Woodson, NBA, Paul George

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Wizards vs 76ers: Game 80 Discussion Thread

With three games left on the season, the Wizards still want to reach 30 wins and chase down the ninth pick.

By Michael Lee  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Former Wizard Nick Young excited to be back in Washington

Philadelphia 76ers guard Nick Young is back in Washington for the first time since the Wizards traded him last March.

By Michael Lee  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nick Young

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2013

John Wall set to throw out first pitch at Nats Park

Aiming for redemption, John Wall will throw first pitch before Thursday's Washington Nationals game.

By Michael Lee  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 01:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Wizards' Martell Webster could be shut down with abdominal strain

Martell Webster has been playing with an abdominal injury for several weeks but was forced to "shut it down" during Wizards' loss to Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  01:16 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Wizards vs Heat: Game 79 Discussion Thread

Wizards hope that the third time is the charm as they go for 30 wins once again. They have a chance with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh sitting out for Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 04/10/2013

The Wizards' defense rests -- and never wakes up -- in New York

The Wizards are one of the league's best defensive teams, but the Knicks made them look mediocre in a 120-99 loss.

By Michael Lee  |  07:04 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Wizards vs Knicks: Game 78 Discussion Thread

The Wizards will try to snap the Knicks' 12-game winning streak and end a nine-game losing streak in New York.

By Michael Lee  |  07:28 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Former Bullet Bernard King elected to Hall of Fame

Former Bullet Bernard King was elected into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

By Michael Lee  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernard King

Posted at 06:33 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Wizards' John Wall ready to end streak after squashing beef

After resolving dispute with Roy Hibbert, John Wall is ready to end New York's winning streak.

By Michael Lee  |  06:33 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/08/2013

After hot start, Wizards' John Wall cools in Boston

After scoring 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting in the first quarter, Wall was 3 of 13 the rest of the way and finished with just 16 points.

By Michael Lee  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Wizards' Jason Collins would 'definitely' like to return to Boston

Jason Collins understands why he was traded to Washington but is interested in returning to Boston next season.

By Michael Lee  |  12:13 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins

Posted at 01:25 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Cut by Wizards in training camp, Shavlik Randolph provides boost in Celtics' win

Shavlik Randolph credits getting cut from the Wizards with helping him contribute to Celtics.

By Michael Lee  |  01:25 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Wizards vs Celtics: Game 77 Discussion Thread

The Wizards are expecting former teammate Jordan Crawford to be "fired up" when they face Boston.

By Michael Lee  |  06:18 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Discussion Thread

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/07/2013

Wizards' Jason Collins eager to return to Boston

Jason Collins will return to Boston for first time since being thrown into Jordan Crawford deal.

By Michael Lee  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Collins

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 04/07/2013

Wizards' John Wall feeling free to flex during another spectacular performance

John Wall let his emotions flow - in a good way - as he had another spectacular performance with a 37-point effort in a Wizards' win over Indiana.

By Michael Lee  |  07:38 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Wizards vs Pacers: Game 76 Discussion Thread

The Wizards will look to win their ninth consecutive home game while honoring the 1978 NBA champion Bullets.

By Michael Lee  |  06:59 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Former Wizard Jordan Crawford: "I don't recall playing for Washington"

Jordan Crawford would rather pretend his time in Washington never occured than reflect on it.

By Michael Lee  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/06/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal calls 82-game schedule "definitely one of the biggest transitions"

Bradley Beal learned the difficulty of surviving his first 82-game season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Sacramento, Seattle duke it out for Kings

No competition this month will carry more future reverberations than the battle between Seattle and Sacramento for the Kings.

By Michael Lee  |  06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Wizards' Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza both intend to complete contracts

Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza can opt out of their contracts after this season but both intend to complete their current deals.

By Michael Lee  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza

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

Wizards players react to Bradley Beal's injury

Beal's teammates hope that he takes the time he needs to get healthy and come back stronger.

By Michael Lee  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Wizards' officially eliminated from postseason with loss in Toronto

The Wizards were officially eliminated from playoff contention with an 88-78 loss to Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  11:57 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Wizards vs Raptors: Game 75 Discussion Thread

With rookie Bradley Beal done for the season with a stress injury in his right fibula, the Wizards will look to win season series against Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Wizards' Bradley Beal to miss rest of the season

Rookie has stress injury in his right fibula.

By Michael Lee  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Bradley Beal uncertain of status for next game

The rookie guard says his status is in doubt for next game after pain in his ankle returns.

By Gene Wang  |  12:39 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Wizards vs. Bulls: Game 74 discussion thread

Wizards discussion thread.

By Gene Wang  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Wizards' Nene expects to return against Chicago

The big man has missed four games with a right knee injury.

By Michael Lee  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 04/02/2013

With playoff hopes close to being officially dashed, Wizards aim for ninth place

The Wizards would need a miracle to make the playoffs, so they have focused on finishing ninth.

By Michael Lee  |  07:32 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Wizards visit the White House lawn, meet President Obama

John Wall, Nene, Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal visited the White House lawn as part of annual Easter Egg roll.

By Michael Lee  |  10:47 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Wizards' John Wall concludes March with another gem

Bradley Beal's absence led to a more aggressive John Wall but as Beal returned on Sunday, Wall concluded the best month of his career with another gem.

By Michael Lee  |  01:16 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Wizards' Jan Vesely brings "maximum effort" in win over Toronto

With Nene out, Jan Vesely had nine points and a season-high eight rebounds in rare opportunity against Toronto.

By Michael Lee  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jan Vesely

 

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