October 24, 2014

Washington Wizards Preseason Game 8 Recap: Wiz Fall Short Against Knicks

WALL DROPS 29, WIZ LOSE IN FINAL SECONDS TO KNICKS

Playing inside Madison Square Garden, the Washington Wizards dropped to 4-4, losing to the New York Knicks, 103-100.

After taking Monday off, John Wall returned to lead the Wizards in perhaps his finest performance of the preseason. Scoring 29 points, he also dished seven assists and forced four steals in 33:21 minutes. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Add Veteran Depth With John Lucas

On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Wizards announced the signing of veteran guard John Lucas.

The signing of the Oklahoma State product seems to be purely for depth reasons, especially with Bradley Beal expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury. Along with Andre Miller, the Wizards now have some solid veteran depth to rely on at the guard position. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards unveil alternative jersey

Team press release:

For Immediate Release

October 21, 2014

WIZARDS UNVEIL NEW ALTERNATE JERSEY FOR 2014-15 SEASON

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this summer, the Washington Wizards announced that the team will add an alternate jersey for wear during the 2014-15 season. Today, the team unveiled images of the new uniform which is primarily navy blue with red color-blocking at the top and “Washington” listed on the front while the navy shorts feature the secondary “Monument” logo.

The Wizards will wear the navy jerseys for every road game played on a Wednesday as well as at home on Dec. 3 against the Los Angeles Lakers and on Mar. 25 when they face the Indiana Pacers.  The alternate jerseys are currently on sale at the team store located at the arena and on http://www.monumentalnetworkshop.com/mse/en/Teams/Wizards/c/washingtonWizards.

Fans will also have a chance to see the team wear their red road jerseys at home on Nov. 21 against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Apr. 3 against the New York Knicks.

The following is a schedule for the Wizards navy jerseys during the 2014-15 season:

Oct. 29  @ Miami Heat

Nov. 26 @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Dec. 3 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Dec. 10 @ Orlando Magic

Jan. 14  @ Chicago Bulls

Jan. 28  @ Phoenix Suns

Feb. 4   @ Atlanta Hawks

Feb. 11 @ Toronto Raptors

Feb. 25 @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Mar. 18 @ Utah Jazz

Mar. 25 vs. Indiana Pacers

Apr. 8 @ Philadelphia 76ers

Apr. 15 @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Here are a couple of photos the team issued with the release:

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Washington Wizards Preseason Game 7 Recap: Wiz Fall To Pelicans

PORTER, TEMPLE LEAD WIZARDS IN LOSING EFFORT

With the reserves getting a majority of the minutes, the Washington Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 88-84 on Monday night in Baltimore. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Preseason Game 6 Recap: Wiz Lose Pierce, Fall To Hornets

PAUL PIERCE INJURES KNEE AS WIZARDS FALL TO HORNETS

Taking their first home-loss of the preseason, the Washington Wizards fell to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night at the Verizon Center, 96-86.

For the second time this preseason, the Wizards took the floor with Charlotte. Last time they went toe-to-toe, they saw Bradley Beal go down with a wrist injury. This time around, another star left the floor early. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Preseason Game 5 Recap: Wiz Defeat Maccabi Haifa

PORTER DROPS 19, RICE Jr. INJURED AS WIZARDS WIN PRESEASON MATCHUP 

In front of 10,000-plus faithful fans at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards defeated Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club, 101-95. [Read more...]

Wizards Without Beal, But No Reason To Panic

For the next 6-8 weeks, the Washington Wizards will be without their star shooting guard, Bradley Beal.

After suffering a broken wrist in preseason action against the Charlotte Hornets, Beal – who averaged 11 points in about 26 minutes in the first two preseason games – will be shut down for the next month and some change to recover from the injury. According to The Washington Post, surgery will be needed. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Exercise Options On Bradley Beal, Otto Porter

Announced by the club Tuesday afternoon, the Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year option on Bradley Beal’s contract and third-year option on Otto Porter’s deal.

“Bradley and Otto are both big pieces of the core group of players that we will build around as we continue to improve our team,” said team President Ernie Grunfeld in a press release issued by the team.  “We look forward to them playing significant roles in our success both now and in the future.” [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Add Assistant Coach Howard Eisley

On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Wizards announced via a team press release that they have added Howard Eisley to their assistant coaching staff.

A 12-year pro that ended his playing career in 2006, Eisley has spent the last four years as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers. As a player, he averaged 6.5 points, 3.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds. [Read more...]

District Sports Page introduces new Twitter and Facebook icons

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District Sports Page is proud to announce our new Twitter and Facebook icons. These babies were professionally produced by Brendan Sheridan of Capitals Hill and purveyor of fine photoshops, gifs and memes all over the Internets.

All of the new logos are based on the same theme and replace our random collection of semi-ironic, attempt at humor or just plain ripping-off-the-teams-we-cover logos and pictures that have accompanied our individual team Twitter feeds since the start of time.

The logos are seven-sided, which represents the seven disciplines we cover at District Sports Page: The six pro teams (Nats, Caps, Skins, Wiz, DCU and Mystics) plus our Beyond the Games column.

But the seven sides logo is also representative of one of the most iconic images of Washington, DC — the Pentagon. While seven sides technically is more than five and therefore a polygon, I think you get the idea.

Also, incorporated in the logos, in the individual team colors, is the flag of the District of Columbia. The three stars and two stripes are prominently and proudly displayed on our new Twitter and Facebook logos.

The new logos also incorporate the excellent-but-little- used interlocking DSP logo that Pam Storen designed for us a couple of years ago and we’re happy the DSP will take on a much more prominent role in our branding.

Below, please take a gander at the new logos and let us know what you think. I’m sure everyone will miss Bryce Harper running into the wall at Dodger Stadium, or the Caps Southeastern Division Champion banner from ’11-’12, but we think the new logos are groovy, and much thanks goes to Brendan for the feverish two hours of work he put in on these.

Nats

Nats

Redskins

Redskins

Caps

Caps

Wiz

Wiz

Mystics

Mystics

United

United

 

 

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