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  • On Tuesday, the NBA announced Sunday’s preseason matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will be a 44-minute game with four 11-minute quarters — four fewer minutes than the typical NBA contest. The NBA’s goal is “to examine the flow of a short game as compared to the standard 48-minute game.” Don’t count Washington […]... read more...
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  • Before Wednesday night’s preseason contest opposite Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League, the Washington Wizards’ preseason had already included four players suspended for one regular-season game and two players undergoing surgery to join a teammate rehabbing from an offseason procedure on the sideline. The misfortune continued Wednesday. Already shorthanded... read more...
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  •   CHICAGO — The Wizards’ preseason opener at United Center began with Paul Pierce playfully squaring up to punch the Chicago Bulls’ mascot, Benny The Bull, during introductions. That was as lighthearted as the night went. Three minutes into the Wizards’ 85-81 victory, Pierce was not-so-playfully squaring up opposite the Bulls’ starting center, Joakim Noah, as [̷... read more...
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  • Kris Humphries is expected to miss three to four weeks after undergoing surgery on his right hand. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Washington Wizards emerged from the NBA’s flurry of offseason activity reloaded and bigger in the front court. They trumpeted the improvements and were confident they would feature […]... read more...
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  • Charley Rosen had an excellent piece on ESPN.com today (tip of the hat to alsep73 for the link) where he got Phil Jackson to post his candid views on each member of the Knicks’ roster, even players destined to only play in the D-League. Here is the link. It is a fascinating look at Jackson’s views on the players, because so much of it doesn’t remotely resembl... read more...
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  • NEW YORK — After not making the trip to Baltimore on Monday when the Washington Wizards faced the New Orleans Pelicans, Paul Pierce joined the team on its trip to Manhattan Wednesday. But he will not play in the Wizards’ preseason finale at Madison Square Garden. Pierce bruised his right knee at the end of […]... read more...
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  • If you weren’t around on Twitter when the explosion that was the NBA lottery reform — as a direct result of the 76ers “tanking” — being voted down took place, then you missed quite a lot. It was one of those things where you can be gone for 10 minutes and miss the entire thing. […] ... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that they have waived center Daniel Orton with three preseason games remaining. Orton, 24, did not appear in a preseason contest. He was sidelined by a calf injury during Washington’s three-game road trip last week, but said he was available Sunday against the Pistons and Wednesday opposite Maccabi Haifa. One […]... read more...
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  • GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Washington Wizards’ three-game, six-day road trip to open their preseason slate concluded in ugly fashion Friday with a 99-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The lopsided affair was the Wizards’ first loss of the preseason, but the most troubling result occurred when the Hornets’ P.J. Hairston fouled […... read more...
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  • Concnern might have consumed Wizards fans when the team announced its starting lineup and Kris Humphries was listed instead of Nenê, the oft-injured power forward. But the Wizards insisted Nenê was just given the night off to rest, which the Brazilian big man confirmed after the game. “I’m fine,” Nenê said after the Wizards’ 85-81 victory. […]... read more...
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  • BALTIMORE — An undermanned version of the Washington Wizards took the floor at Royal Farms Arena against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night and Randy Wittman understood his roster’s limitations. Wittman sought more offensive efficiency — less dribbling and more passing — but was measured with his expectations. The team was without six players, […]... read more...
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