In Ariza's last season in Washington, he played a big part in the franchise snapping a five-year playoff drought.

Energy from newcomer Trevor Ariza and effort throughout the roster will be especially needed as Washington navigates the next seven to 10 days without Porter, according to a league source.

The Lakers' superstar scored just 13 points and had more turnovers than assists as part of his worst offensive showing in Washington in 16 seasons.

Point guard goes off for Washington, which snaps four-game losing streak with a 128-110 rout at home.

  • Perspective

The veteran should improve the team’s defense and basketball IQ, but the deal makes Washington older while failing to answer some core questions.

Washington and Phoenix dealt directly to salvage their parts of a three-team trade involving the Memphis Grizzlies that had fallen apart Friday night.

But pity Kelly Oubre Jr.

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A three-team deal was nearly complete by the time the Wizards left the floor after their fourth straight loss. By the time they left Barclays Center, the trade was off and the questions were only starting.

Familiar issues once again crop up in 125-118 defeat, Washington’s fourth straight.

It's hard to root for the home team when you kind of sort of want the home team to lose.

Fultz has a physical explanation for his broken shot, but some close to him believe the issue goes much deeper.

  • Perspective

In the NBA, stuck in the middle is the worst place to be — and even if the Wizards make the playoffs, the middle feels like their ceiling.

John Wall scores 34 but Celtics star guard goes for 38 — including a pair of crushing three-pointers in overtime — as Boston extends winning streak to seven.

Even with a bum foot, the new guy energized Washington and finished a plus-20 on the floor.

Rivers's defense helped the Wizards as they tried to rally from a 26-point deficit against the Pacers, but it wasn't enough in a 109-101 loss without John Wall.

  • Analysis

Former teammates expressed dismay and sadness that the veteran and beloved locker room presence is gone in what appears to be a financial decision by the franchise.

All-star guard scores just one point as Washington’s three-game winning streak comes to an end with a 116-101 setback that wasn’t even as close as the score indicated.

Washington will get a younger and more athletic player -- and more importantly, will save money in the process.

Wall's status is uncertain for Saturday's game at Cleveland.

The Eastern Conference rookie of the month has a streaky shot and a target on his back every night.

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