October 20, 2014

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...]

Why Lance Stephenson’s New Contract is Bad News for Washington Wizards

On Wednesday, Lance Stephenson finalized a deal with the Charlotte Hornets to be their shooting guard for three years and $27.5 million. While that’s great for him and the Hornets, it’s bad news for the Washington Wizards.

This coming year marks the final year in which Bradley Beal will be under his rookie contract. In 2015, Washington will have the ability to exercise a club option worth $5.6 million. If all goes according to plan, you have to believe that will happen. In other words, Beal will become a free agent in 2016 and the Wizards will most certainly be looking to bring him back. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Add Depth, Experience With Kris Humphries Deal

On Tuesday afternoon, reports surfaced that the Washington Wizards added size, depth and experience to their front court by signing former Boston Celtics power forward Kris Humphries to a three year deal. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Make Smart Move Signing Paul Pierce

On Saturday, the Washington Wizards’ small forward position took several interesting turns, ending in the signing of one of the NBA’s biggest names. Surprising seemingly everyone in the NBA community, Ernie Grunfeld signed veteran forward Paul Pierce to a two-year deal. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards Wisely Lock Up Marcin Gortat on Day One of Free Agency

On the morning of July 1, the opening day of the NBA free agency period, The Washington Post reported that the Washington Wizards had already reached out to their two most important free agents, Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza. By the time day one of free agency was over, Gortat had himself a new deal to remain in Washington. [Read more...]

Washington Wizards trade second round pick to Lakers for “cash considerations”

Folks, I promise that I was halfway through a real nice post regarding the Washington Wizards and their selection of Missouri point guard Jordan Clarkson, but then I promptly, and somewhat angrily, deleted it upon hearing the news that they sold Clarkson to the Los Angeles Lakers. [Read more...]

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