Pelinka responded to Johnson's claims later Monday, calling them “saddening and disheartening.”

Washington will shift to previous candidates, including Troy Weaver, Danny Ferry and Tommy Sheppard, though a hire does not appear imminent.

Among the many criticisms was this comment from the Kings’ Buddy Hield: “Episode 3 should have been the last one.”


After Tim Connelly opts to stay in Denver, Wizards return to square one

Washington will shift to previous candidates, including Troy Weaver, Danny Ferry and Tommy Sheppard, though a hire does not appear imminent.

Wizards offer president of basketball operations job to Nuggets executive Tim Connelly

It was not immediately clear whether Connelly accepted the position.

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The Wizards’ new GM needs to be bold, and trading Bradley Beal is a first step

After a disappointing draft lottery that dropped them to the No. 9 pick, the Wizards face a series of complex decisions and the reality that there are no miracle solutions at hand.

It all could have ended badly for Toronto in a Game 3 thriller, but the Raptors survived. Can they do it again to even the Eastern Conference finals?

Green notches a triple-double as Golden State overcomes 13-point halftime deficit to topple Portland, 110-99, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Milwaukee Bucks blitzed the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, making a strong case that MVP finalist Giannis Antetokounmpo deserves to take home the hardware.

The NBA has banned Pacers guard Tyreke Evans for two years for violating the terms of its anti-drug policy.

  • Perspective

After a disappointing draft lottery that dropped them to the No. 9 pick, the Wizards face a series of complex decisions and the reality that there are no miracle solutions at hand.

The Blazers couldn't steal a win in Game 2, and now their prospects seem grim.

A lot can change before the June 20 draft, but Williamson and Ja Morant are almost certain to go 1-2.

Jennifer Williams tweeted at Portland's star guard last summer. She couldn't possibly have imagined what happened next.

  • Analysis

Washington remains in the awkward in-between phase of moving past one reign while still unsure who will lead the next era.

Top-seeded Milwaukee outscores Toronto 32-17 in fourth quarter to rally for a 108-100 win in Eastern Conference finals opener.

The consensus No. 1 overall pick has options if he decides he’d rather not begin his NBA career in New Orleans.

Engelbert will be the league's fifth top executive, but the first with the title of commissioner. Her predecessors all held the title President.

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