Only in Washington do NBA stars get $251 million participation trophies

So why exactly ($251 million) did Bradley Beal ($251 million) decide to stay in D.C. ($251 million)?

By Candace BucknerJuly 1, 2022

Bradley Beal signs five-year max contract with Wizards

The contract will pay him $251 million over five years and cement him as the cornerstone of the franchise that drafted him third overall in 2012.

By Ava WallaceJune 30, 2022

How Team USA and football prepared Wizards’ Johnny Davis for the NBA

A two-sport high school athlete in La Crosse, Wis., Johnny Davis has a physical, defensive game with roots in football.

By Ava WallaceJune 30, 2022

Wizards trade for point guard Monte Morris. Bradley Beal opts out.

Morris, 27, is a capable defender on a team-friendly salary who has experience working under Wes Unseld Jr. in Denver. The Wizards also acquired Will Barton.

By Ava WallaceJune 29, 2022

John Wall is set to join Clippers after Rockets buy out his contract

The 2010 No. 1 pick is ready for a fresh start after appearing in just 113 games over the past five seasons.

By Ben GolliverJune 27, 2022

Drafting attitude and position need, Wizards land Johnny Davis at No. 10

Johnny Davis, the reigning Big Ten player of the year, has a high basketball IQ and can play either guard position -- or even small forward.

By Ava WallaceJune 24, 2022

Four NBA draft prospects the Wizards could choose at No. 10

If the Wizards use their No. 10 pick in Thursday's NBA draft, their only goal will be adding pure talent to the roster.

By Ava WallaceJune 22, 2022

The Wizards open pre-draft workouts with some local stars

Former Maryland players Eric Ayala and Darryl Morsell were part of a group workout Wednesday that featured six players with ties to the region.

By Ava WallaceJune 1, 2022

Bradley Beal is rehabbing his wrist and a local basketball court

The guard is out of his cast and still leaning toward re-signing with the Wizards. In the meantime, he's sponsoring a court refurbishment in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

By Ava WallaceMay 23, 2022

At No. 10 spot in NBA draft, Wizards have more options than usual

Washington didn't move up in the lottery but should have a wide number of possibilities in the draft.

By Ava WallaceMay 18, 2022

Chris Miller replaces Justin Kutcher as Wizards’ TV play-by-play voice

Chris Miller has covered the Wizards as a reporter at NBC Sports Washington for the past 15 years.

By Scott AllenApril 29, 2022

Players praised Wes Unseld Jr.’s even keel. But the defense was still bad.

The Wizards failed to solve their long-held defensive woes for a number of reasons.

By Ava WallaceApril 14, 2022

Bradley Beal isn’t the only player the Wizards want to lock down

Washington's second-biggest offseason need is filling its vacancy at point guard — for real this time.

By Ava WallaceApril 12, 2022

Kristaps Porzingis eyes the future as the Wizards’ year ends with one last loss

Washington finished the season with the NBA's 10th-worst record after Sunday's 124-108 defeat at Charlotte.

By Ava WallaceApril 10, 2022

The Wizards appreciate their fans, but the product is depreciating

In a season of low expectations, the Wizards still managed to disappoint.

By Candace BucknerApril 10, 2022

The Wizards, minus four starters, stumble toward season’s end

In addition to the already-sidelined Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma, Kristaps Porzingis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also were shut down for the Wizards' final weekend of the season.

By Ava WallaceApril 8, 2022

Ish Smith, back with the Wizards, has been a pied piper for 12 NBA teams

Ish Smith, 33, is one of five players in NBA history to have played for a league-record 12 teams.

By Ava WallaceApril 7, 2022

Wizards fade away as Trae Young takes control in Hawks’ win

Trae Young’s third-quarter explosion finally put the Washington Wizards away for good, making the difference in the Atlanta Hawks' 118-103 win.

By Ava WallaceApril 6, 2022

Wizards run past Minnesota, miss the memo about playing out the string

Displaying as much chemistry as they have all season, the Wizards — despite the absence of Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma — blast a playoff-bound foe on the road.

By Ava WallaceApril 5, 2022

Wizards’ sleepy performance in matinee leads to 42-point loss to Celtics

Washington fell, 144-102, for its biggest deficit all season.

By Ava WallaceApril 3, 2022