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  • John Wall and Bradley Beal aren’t making the trip to Spain for the FIBA World Cup, but at least one member of the Wizards is: Nenê. The Brazilian big man took the floor against Team USA at the United Center in an exhibition game Saturday night and scored 11 points in Brazil’s 95-78 loss to the […]... read more...
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  • [Update, Sept. 4, 3:08 p.m.: The Wizards officially announced the hiring of Howard Eisley in a statement released Thursday.] [Original post, Sept. 3, 1 p.m.:] The Wizards are on the verge of completing a deal to hire Howard Eisley as an assistant coach under Randy Wittman, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. David Aldridge […]... read more...
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  • John Wall didn’t survive the first — and so far only — round of cuts to suit up for Team USA at the upcoming FIBA World Cup, but the Wizards point guard is making his presence known internationally on his own. As part of a promotion of his new Adidas signature shoe line, Wall is […]... read more...
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  • [Update, Sept. 19, 2:26 p.m.: Damion James has officially signed with the Wizards, his agency Priority Sports tweeted.] With the start of training camp practices just two weeks and one day away, the Wizards have begun putting the finishing touches on the list of attendees. The team signed guard Xavier Silas to a training camp contract […]... read more...
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  • The only member of the Wizards participating in the FIBA World Cup has been eliminated. Nenê and his Brazil squad were upset by Serbia, 84-56, in the quarterfinals Wednesday in Madrid. Brazil was viewed as the favorite after going 5-1 in the tournament and defeating Serbia in group play. The Brazilians played the part early […]... read more...
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  • Drew Gooden will not be able to represent Finland in the upcoming FIBA World Cup because his application for dual citizenship will not be cleared in time for the tournament, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Wizards big man, whose mother is Finnish, was not on the 12-man roster Finland submitted Wednesday for […]... read more...
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  • The Fort Wayne Mad Ants — the Wizards’ new NBA Developmental League affiliate — have announced they will hold an open tryout at Verizon Center on Sept. 28. For a registration fee of $150 (if registered by Sept. 25) made by money order or cashier’s check, anyone can tryout to join the Mad Ants. Registration after […]... read more...
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  • John Wall’s week of training with Team USA didn’t end the way he would’ve liked. After his uneven performance during a showcase that ended with the grotesque Paul George injury, Wall was cut Monday from the team, along with teammate Bradley Beal. But if there is any positive that can be taken from his early departure, it’s […]... read more...
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  • [Update, Aug. 8, 3:40 p.m.: The Wizards officially announced the hiring of Roy Rogers in a statement released Friday.] The Wizards are on the verge of completing a deal to hire Roy Rogers as an assistant coach under Randy Wittman, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Rogers would replace Sam Cassell, who left […]... read more...
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  • The Wizards have a new NBA D-League home: Fort Wayne, Ind. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the NBA will assign the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as Washington’s D-League affiliate. The move was necessary because the Memphis Grizzlies and the Iowa Energy — the Wizards’ affiliate the previous three seasons — entered a single-affiliation partnership in ... read more...
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  • A few hours after USA Basketball officially released the 16 finalists for its 12-man FIBA World Cup roster without Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal (and Hawks forward Paul Millsap) included, managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski took part in a conference call with reporters. Much of the discussion centered on the ongoing […]... read more...
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  • Summer is over and NBA training camps will open around the country over the next week, but Ray Allen is still a free agent and he has several teams waiting on a decision regarding his basketball future. Among the teams interested in the free agent are the Washington Wizards, who have “periodically” checked in on Allen […]... read more...
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  • There was a point last season when basketball was no longer fun for new Wizard DeJuan Blair. Known for his bright smile and intensity, the burly forward-center was in his first season with the Mavericks after spending his first four NBA seasons as a contributor for the perennially successful Spurs, and the game just wasn’t the […]... read more...
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  • As some of you may have noticed, my name – Jorge Castillo if you still haven’t looked up at the byline — began appearing on this blog last week. That’s because I am now the Wizards beat writer for The Washington Post. Don’t fret. Michael Lee is still around. He’s now the Post’s national NBA writer, covering […]... read more...
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  • The Wizards training camp schedule was released today and the festivities at Verizon Center begin in a week with Media Day on Sept. 29. The team will then practice from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. everyday through Oct. 5. Practice sessions on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 will be held on the main court. The […]... read more...
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  • Ray Allen isn’t rushing to make a decision on his basketball future. Labor Day came and went and the 39-year-old sharpshooter is still contemplating whether to retire or return to play his 19th season for another run at a title. If Allen does decide to play another season, he has plenty of attractive suitors. Cleveland has been […]... read more...
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  • The Wizards have signed veteran forward Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Butler will report to training camp next week with a chance to compete for the final spot on the Wizards’ 15-man roster. Butler, 35, inked a similar deal with the Indiana Pacers last season […]... read more...
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  • Al Harrington spent some of his summer as a de facto assistant coach for the Wizards’ summer league outfit in Las Vegas, but will not be returning to the team in any capacity at least to start the upcoming season. The veteran forward announced on Instagram Sunday that he will play in China for the Fujian SBS Xunxing […]... read more...
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  • Kris Humphries was unsure of his role last year when the Nets, a contender, shipped him to the rebuilding Celtics as part of a package to land Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Previous experience informed him franchises in rebuilding mode usually opted to play young players over veterans. But Humphries was surprised to find playing […]... read more...
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  • For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through ball-handling, shooting and defensive drills with oversight from former Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and David Adkins, hired later in the summer to […]... read more...
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