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  • With a Halloween deadline approaching for NBA teams to exercise options on players entering the second and third years of a rookie-scale contract, the Washington Wizards have announced that the team has exercised a fourth-year contract option of $5.7 million on Bradley Beal and a third-year option of $4.6 million on Otto Porter Jr. “Bradley […]... read more...
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  • NBA season tips off Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET for the Chicago Bulls and the returning Derrick Rose when they visit the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, “the one that got away.” As the season is about to commence, ESPN had their lead team of commentators, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, on conference call to preview the upcoming season with the media. The very f... read more...
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  • Occasionally, I have to debunk some of these silly rumors that float around in the social media world. About 25 people today have asked me about this “story” that was run today by MTO. According to our insider, Joakim fell HARD for the girl. The snitch told us, “Joakim has a main [girlfriend] already, but he was definitely [into] this girl. Who wouldn’t be, she’s beautiful... read more...
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  • It looks like the Chicago Bulls will go with five guards and seven forwards this season. Given the health history of Derrick Rose, it’s mandatory to have two guys on the roster who can run the point behind him. So with Rose, Jimmy Butler, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks as locks, the final guard slot goes to E’Twaun Moore (as we’ve chronicled before). Especially now that Kim... read more...
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  • Glen Rice Jr. arrived at Verizon Center on Thursday without a walking boot on his right foot, a promising development the morning after twisting his right ankle in the Washington Wizards’ 101-95 loss to Maccabi Haifa. Some swelling remained in Rice’s ankle, and he had not yet undergone any tests, but Wizards Coach Randy Wittman […]... read more...
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  • One of the challenges veteran Paul Pierce presented to his teammates upon arriving for his first season with the Washington Wizards was to be more aggressive driving to the basket in order to draw more fouls and as a result collect more points at the free throw line. On Sunday, the Wizards reached one objective, […]... read more...
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  • In a recent interview with Bill Schulz of the Daily Beast, Joakim Noah was his usual candid self; talking about the fan who showed up in the Bulls’ locker room with a Noah inner thigh tat, getting Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him, and whether or not Tim Tebow tried to baptize him during their time together in college. Here are just a few of the questions and answers from ... read more...
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  • GREENVILLE, S.C. — Following the Washington Wizards’ hotly contested win over the Chicago Bulls to open the preseason, point guard John Wall provided a self-evaluation: He didn’t shoot the ball well (he missed six of seven shots from the field), but he was content with his performance as the team’s floor general after committing one turnover in 27 […]... read more...
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  • After missing what turned out to be basically two full seasons in a row to injury issues, concern surrounding the health of Derrick Rose is warranted. When he hits the desk, everyone invested in the Bulls will hold their collective breath.Check out the reaction of the Bulls bench after Rose falls to the baseline in an exhibition game against the Bulls' stiffest competition... read more...
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  • Chicago Bulls Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler will miss the Chicago Bulls preseason finale after suffering an injury to his thumb during Sunday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Hornets 101-96. According to NBA.com, the Chicago Bulls made an announcement saying the forward/guard will miss practice this week and will not be playi... 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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  • 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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  • When Brian Scalabrine announced he was returning to Boston over the summer, no one was happier than the crew here at Red’s Army. We’ve long been supporters of the White Mamba, and are thrilled that he’ll be a part of the Celtics’ broadcast crew for the upcoming season. Two Gingers Irish Whiskey sponsored “Welcome Home Scal” last night at the Battery Park Bar & Lounge in Bo... read more...
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