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  • MIAMI — With 1 minute 56 seconds remaining in the first quarter of the Washington Wizards’ 107-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday, John Wall turned on the jets very few other basketball players possess to blow by a defender. He had done it for much the contest up to that point. But instead […]... read more...
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  • BALTIMORE — On Friday, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman voiced discontent with his team’s offensive performance in the second half of a 96-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. He warned that the regular season was fast approaching and hoped the Wizards could rectify their problems — overdribbling and a lack of ball movement — in their final […]... 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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  • ORLANDO — Nene scooped up the deflected pass and spied John Wall waiting alone ahead of the pack on the other half of the floor. The Washington Wizards big man supplied the outlet pass and Wall completed the play with an emphatic two-handed dunk. The simple basket extended the Wizards’ lead to 12 in the […]... read more...
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  • At this point, it seems the Washington Wizards cannot survive a preseason game without an injury scare. Last Friday, starting shooting guard Bradley Beal broke his wrist. On Wednesday, Beal’s replacement, Glen Rice Jr., sprained his ankle. And tonight, starting small forward Paul Pierce’s banged his right knee with a Charlotte Hornets defender while setting a [R... read more...
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  • Last week, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman was asked for his opinion on the NBA’s experimentation with a 44-minute preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics that took place Sunday. He was not hesitant to offer a dissenting opinion on the matter. Asked about it again Tuesday — and about what he thought of the […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Wizards, seeking depth for a depleted back court, signed point guard John Lucas III to a non-guaranteed contract on Tuesday. Lucas will be in the running for the final spot on the Wizards’ 15-man roster, which Xavier Silas, Rasual Butler and Damion James have also been competing for as training camp invites. Lucas, 31, […]... read more...
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  • When Glen Rice Jr. stepped on a Maccabi Haifa shooter’s foot and twisted his right ankle Wednesday, he immediately thought the injury was significant. The pain was substantial and the ankle instantly swelled. He left Verizon Center in a walking boot and left the Washington Wizards with another possible costly injury in a what had […]... read more...
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  • With the Wizards kicking off their 2014-15 season schedule on Wednesday night at Miami, our quick refresher on the roster wraps up below with a look at the starting five: [Related: Capsule info on the Wizards' bench players.] G John Wall YEARS: 4 | HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 195 PPG: 19.3 | RPG: 4.1 | APG: 8.8 […]... read more...
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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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  • With the Wizards kicking off their 2014-15 season schedule on Wednesday night at Miami, a quick refresher on their roster. First, the bench: [Related: Capsule info in the Wizards' starting five.] F Otto Porter Jr. YEARS: 1 | HEIGHT: 6-8 | WEIGHT: 198 PPG: 2.1 | RPG: 1.5 | APG: 0.3 | FG%: 36.3 COLLEGE: […]... read more...
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