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Wizards Insider: June, 2014

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/30/2014

Sources: Randy Wittman headed to Los Angeles to meet with Trevor Ariza

The Wizards’ desires to keep Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza will keep Coach Randy Wittman on the move.

By Michael Lee  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Trevor Ariza

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/28/2014

Andre Miller will be back with Wizards; Trevor Booker to become unrestricted free agent

The Wizards will retain Miller, the backup point guard, for next season but will allow forward Booker to enter unrestricted free agency.

By Michael Lee  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, NBA Free Agency, Trevor Booker

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/28/2014

Trevor Booker will be unrestricted free agent

The Wizards decline to make a qualifying offer to the four-year veteran.

By Michael Lee  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Free Agency, Trevor Booker

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/27/2014

Wizards swingman Martell Webster out 3-5 months following back surgery

Webster’s injury, sustained during a routine workout, could sideline him for the start of the 2014-15 season.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 06/27/2014

Sources: Wizards Coach Randy Wittman will fly to Poland to meet with Marcin Gortat

Wittman will be joined by Vice President of Basketball Administration Tommy Sheppard to meet with Gortat in advance of July 1, when free agency begins.

By Michael Lee and Brandon Parker  |  02:14 PM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Wizards

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2014

Wizards second-round draft pick Tomas Satoransky to remain overseas

Satoransky, who has yet to play for the Wizards since being drafted in 2012, has signed a new deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish League.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tomas Satoransky, Wizards

Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 06/27/2014

Wizards trade No. 46 pick in the NBA draft for cash

The Wizards, who traded away their first-round pick before last season, shipped away the No. 46 pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for just less than $2 million.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:45 AM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wizards

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 06/26/2014

Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid taken with first three picks in NBA draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers took Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in the NBA draft, while Jabari Parker went No. 2 to Milwaukee and Joel Embiid went No. 3 to Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  09:21 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 06/26/2014

Wizards expected to bring back veteran Andre Miller

According to a league source, the Wizards are leaning toward guaranteeing veteran guard Andre Miller’s contract for $4.6 million next season.

By Michael Lee  |  07:22 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andre Miller, Wizards

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/26/2014

NBA trade season has begun, with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in mind

NBA teams are already making moves with the hopes of landing LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

By Michael Lee  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 06/24/2014

Wizards work out GW alums Isaiah Armwood and Maurice Creek

Former McNamara All-Met Talib Zanna joined Colonials Isaiah Armwood and Maurice Creek in the final group of prospects to work out for the Wizards before Thursday’s NBA draft.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:20 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft, Wizards

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 06/24/2014

LeBron James shows that there is ‘no in between’ by opting out of contract

LeBron James isn’t necessarily leaving Miami by opting out of his contract, but he is making it clear that his goal is to win championships and nothing else.

By Michael Lee  |  04:13 PM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA Free Agency

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 06/24/2014

Three Numbers for Garrett Temple’s 2013-14 season

After playing Temple played 11.2 minutes per game, the Wizards guard averaged just 1.1 minutes after the trade for Andre Miller.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:31 AM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple, Wizards

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 06/24/2014

Garrett Temple Season in Review: Wizards guard brought defense, leadership despite diminished minutes

Though Temple’s on-court role decreased, he built the trust of teammates and coaches as a versatile leader and defender.

By Brandon Parker  |  07:01 AM ET, 06/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Garrett Temple, Wizards

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/17/2014

Three numbers for Glen Rice Jr.’s 2013-14 season

Glen Rice Jr. (left) averaged just 2.9 points in 11 games but did start once for the Wizards this past season.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/17/2014

Glen Rice Jr. Season in Review: Rookie continued to use D-League as avenue to prepare for opportunity

A freak injury and erratic shooting hindered Rice’s ability to crack the rotation as a rookie, but his two D-League stints showed promise.

By Brandon Parker  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Glen Rice Jr., Wizards

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 06/15/2014

NBA Finals: Lacking its usual swagger, Miami Heat tries to hang on in Game 5

With Miami Heat on verge of losing title for second time in four years, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have swapped roles from 2011 NBA Finals, when James inexplicably vanished and Wade carried the load in a loss to Dallas.

By Michael Lee  |  02:22 PM ET, 06/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, NBA Finals

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 06/13/2014

Three numbers for Chris Singleton’s 2013-14 season

After starting 62 games during his first two years, Wizards forward was limited to just 25 game appearances this past season.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:59 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, Wizards

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 06/13/2014

Chris Singleton season in review: Time likely up with Wizards following three-year struggle

While the Wizards tried moving him to power forward, Singleton saw himself as a small forward on a team backloaded at that position.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:52 PM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Singleton, Wizards

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/13/2014

NBA Finals: Miami’s three-peat dreams teetering after second straight loss

After two straight blowout losses at home, the Miami Heat is one loss from an end to its title run.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, Miami Heat

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 06/12/2014

Three numbers for Nene’s 2013-14 season

Nene’s shooting percentage from the midrange spiked to 42.4 but his free-throw efficiency fell to 58.3.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:41 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/12/2014

Nene Season in Review: Forward’s tough love pushed him through injury and Wizards to greater heights

Known as the “grump guy,” Nene’s bold leadership and evolving midrange game were key to Wizards postseason success.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nene, Wizards

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/11/2014

Three numbers for Al Harrington’s 2013-14 season

Veteran forward played just 34 regular-season games but yielded a net on-court rating of 4.1 for the Wizards in those appearances.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Wizards

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 06/11/2014

Al Harrington season in review: Despite injury woes, veteran forward found ways to make impact

Knee surgery limited his on-court action but the wisdom Harrington imparted upon younger Wizards teammates proved invaluable

By Brandon Parker  |  02:32 PM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Wizards

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 06/11/2014

NBA Finals: Kawhi Leonard’s career night carries San Antonio Spurs in Game 3

Disappointed with his play the first two games, Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs to a 2-1 series lead by scoring 29 points and flustering LeBron James.

By Michael Lee  |  06:57 AM ET, 06/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals; San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 06/10/2014

Three numbers for Bradley Beal’s 2013-14 season

The Wizards guard joined Magic Johnson as the only players to score 25-plus points in three playoff games before the age of 21.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:31 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 06/10/2014

Bradley Beal season in review: Wizards guard took next step in meeting his great expectations

Beal made strides in his second year before reaching unprecedented heights in his postseason debut.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:01 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Wizards

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/10/2014

Ex-Hoyas guard Markel Starks works out for Wizards

The point guard hopes to extend his stay in the D.C. area after playing in high school at Georgetown Prep and in college at Georgetown.

By Gene Wang  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA draft

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 06/10/2014

NBA Finals: LeBron James starting to find his groove against San Antonio

LeBron James has scored at 30 points in four of his past six Finals games against the San Antonio Spurs, all wins.

By Michael Lee  |  02:02 PM ET, 06/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA Finals

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014

Three numbers for Martell Webster’s 2013-14 season:

Webster battled through injuries to play 78 games but his production dropped to 4.5 points per game during the season’s final two months.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014

Martell Webster season in review: Swingman’s role took a step back as Wizards moved forward

Months after signing a new contract with the Wizards, Webster was shifted to the Wizards’ sixth-man role, where he struggled to find consistency.

By Brandon Parker  |  03:22 PM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Martell Webster, Wizards

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/09/2014

NBA Finals: Spurs squander opportunities to put away Heat in Game 2

NBA FINALS | Four consecutive missed free throws cost San Antonio in Game 2 loss to Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 06/08/2014

NBA Finals: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on sale of Los Angeles Clippers: “We’re almost there”

While addressing reporters before Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Commissioner Adam Silver discussed Donald Sterling and air conditioning, among other topics.

By Michael Lee  |  10:52 PM ET, 06/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Silver, NBA Finals

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 06/08/2014

Spurs’ Danny Green heats up from long range to hurt Miami in NBA Finals

Spurs guard Danny Green once again burned the Heat from long range in the NBA Finals.

By Michael Lee  |  02:33 PM ET, 06/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Green, NBA Finals

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 06/07/2014

NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs announce air conditioning system has been repaired

After extreme, sweltering heat at AT&T Center led to cramps for LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs have repaired electrical problems that contributed to faulty air conditioning system in advance of Game 2.

By Michael Lee  |  03:43 PM ET, 06/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals; San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/07/2014

Three numbers for Kevin Seraphin’s 2013-14 season

The Wizards forward, who will be a free agent this summer, played a total of 60 minutes over the team’s final 34 games.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/07/2014

Kevin Seraphin Season in Review: Fourth year brought more questions than answers

Injuries and inconsistent playing time hampered Seraphin’s ability to display his value prior to entering free agency this summer.

By Brandon Parker  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kevin Seraphin, Wizards

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Three numbers for Trevor Booker’s 2013-14 season

Booker started 45 games for the Wizards and, as a result, will draw a larger qualifying offer as a restricted free agent this summer.

By Brandon Parker  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/06/2014

NBA Finals: LeBron James gets “smoked out” in Game 1

The Spurs couldn’t slow down LeBron James but the four-time MVP eventually had to succumb to the humidity and his own well-built body.

By Michael Lee  |  12:56 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LeBron James, NBA Finals

Posted at 10:54 PM ET, 06/05/2014

Bernie Bickerstaff wins Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Washington Bullets/Wizards Coach Bernie Bickerstaff received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.

By Michael Lee  |  10:54 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernie Bickerstaff, NBA Finals

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 06/05/2014

NBA Finals: San Antonio’s Tony Parker hopes ankle will hold up against Miami

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is hoping that his injured left ankle will be able to withstand the grind of a seven-game series against Miami.

By Michael Lee  |  04:39 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA Finals, Tony Parker

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/05/2014

Trevor Booker season in review: Backup forward turned heads by seizing opportunity

When Nene went down late in the season, the oft-injured Booker showed the potential and skills that made him a first-round pick in 2010.

By Brandon Parker  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trevor Booker, Wizards

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 06/05/2014

Flip Saunders to take over as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Flip Saunders will return to the sideline as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Michael Lee  |  02:26 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Flip Saunders

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/05/2014

Randy Wittman is ready to tackle heightened expectations for Wizards

With his contract now done, Wittman is embracing the challenge of elevating the upstart Wizards toward their potential.

By Brandon Parker  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2014

NBA Finals: Miami Heat feel “slighted” by perception that they got lucky against San Antonio

The Miami Heat are upset that the perception persists that they got lucky last season in defeating the San Antonio Spurs.

By Michael Lee  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/04/2014

NBA Finals preview capsule: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

In just the 13th NBA Finals rematch, the Spurs will look to avenge last year’s crushing defeat at the hands of the Heat.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Heat, NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/04/2014

Three numbers for Otto Porter’s 2013-14 season

Of the 34 players selected third overall in the NBA Draft since 1980, Porter’s 2.1 points per game is the lowest ever.

By Brandon Parker  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 06/04/2014

Otto Porter season in review: Wizards rookie hopes to build on “learning year”

Though injuries and a backlog at small forward prevented No. 3 overall pick from cracking the rotation, Porter doesn’t view it as a lost season.

By Brandon Parker  |  01:44 PM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Otto Porter, Wizards

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 06/04/2014

Caron Butler ponders future after Oklahoma City’s season ends

After a playoff run with the Thunder, former Wizard will be a free agent for the second time in his career and would like to stay with a contender.

By Michael Lee  |  07:17 AM ET, 06/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caron Butler

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/03/2014

Randy Wittman reaches agreement on contract extension as Wizards coach

Wittman has been in charge of the team’s steady defensive improvement and last season lead them into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

By Michael Lee  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman

 

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