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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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  • 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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  • The Washington Wizards are limping to the preseason finish line as injuries have gutted the roster and forced others to log heavier workloads than usual in exhibition play, but a reinforcement could return in time for the regular season opener next Wednesday in Miami. Kris Humphries underwent surgery on Oct. 9 to repair nerve damage in […]... 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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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The NBA has suspended DeJuan Blair, Nenê, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one regular-season game each for leaving the Wizards’ bench during the first quarter of the team’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls Monday night. The four players left the bench when Wizards forward Paul Pierce and Bulls center Joakim Noah […]... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CHICAGO — Glen Rice Jr.’s preseason got off to a rocky start in the Wizards’ 85-81 win over the Bulls on Monday night. First, he committed an offensive foul, charging out-of-control through a defender on a fast break. Thirty seconds later, he hoisted a three-point shot that only grazed the backboard. It was, as one reporter […]... read more...
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  • Results are afterthoughts in the preseason, but the Washington Wizards’ 91-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday afternoon was a noteworthy outcome for Coach Randy Wittman because of the personnel he used down the stretch of the close contest. Veterans Andre Miller and DeJuan Blair accompanied Kevin Seraphin, Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter […]... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Less than a week removed from opening training camp at Verizon Center, the Wizards travel to Chicago Sunday afternoon to begin a three-game, six-day preseason trip Monday night against the Bulls, the team they eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last spring. It’s just the first of eight meaningless exhibitions, but it also serves as […]... 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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  • 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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