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  • The Wizards were better than most expected last season. Where they were better was also unexpected. Including the playoffs, the Wizards were just 23-23 at home. They finished 27-20 on the road. Teams usually, and overwhelmingly, play better at home than on the road, especially teams led by young players such as the Wizards. Though […]... 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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  • 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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  • Exactly one year ago Sunday, Otto Porter Jr. was riding a stationary bike as his new teammates opened training camp at George Mason. A hip flexor injury, the result of a slip during a pickup game, sidelined the then-rookie, but Porter, the No. 3 overall selection in the draft, assured it was “nothing major.” It […]... read more...
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  • Images of Paul Pierce in a Wizards uniform and working out at Verizon Center began circulating on the Internet last week, causing somewhat of a stir for observers still in disbelief that Pierce, a future Hall of Famer in search of his second NBA title as his career winds down, chose to play for a […]... read more...
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  • The Wizards have signed guard Vander Blue to a contract with an invitation to training camp, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Blue’s addition gives the Wizards 19 players for training camp, one short of the maximum allowed. Fourteen players are signed to guaranteed contracts for the regular season, giving the Wizards […]... read more...
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  • When LeBron James’s open letter announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was published in early July, Wizards center Marcin Gortat shrugged it off. “My reaction was ‘This guy again,’” Gortat said Monday at Wizards media day. “Whatever it takes. I was just trying to find a funny photo to make sure I can post […]... read more...
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  • Bradley Beal unknowingly ignited a verbal exchange at Wizards media day Monday, when he declared he and John Wall “definitely” comprise the best back court in the NBA. A few hours later, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters, set to become a starter for the first time in his career this season, was asked about […]... 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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  • Martell Webster’s haircut — a creation resembling an electrified mohawk — was in midseason form at Wizards media day Monday, but his body wasn’t. The Wizards backup shooting guard is recovering from the back surgery he underwent in late June and said he is not sure when he will be cleared to play. “I don’t […]... read more...
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  • Martell Webster has an uphill battle in front of him. Historically, back injuries have marred professional athletes’ careers and the swingman is rehabbing from his third back surgery in four years before his 28th birthday. Webster’s experience is so noteworthy that he was invited to Capitol Hill earlier this month to participate in a panel […]... 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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  • The Wizards have signed big man Daniel Orton to their training camp roster with an unguaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Orton, 24, played on the Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas in July. He averaged 4.4 points and five rebounds in five games. The 6-foot-11 Orton was a first-round […]... read more...
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  • Unlike in previous years, Wizards will not hold a preseason practice open to the general public this season. Instead, the team has scheduled a practice at the Fort Belvoir Army Base for military personnel on Oct. 13. The event satisfies the NBA’s mandate requiring each team to hold at least one open practice. NBA TV […]... 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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  • With less than a week until training camp starts, the Wizards are applying the finishing touches to their preseason roster — and they could add a familiar name. Washington will work out David Stockton with the possibility of inviting him to training camp, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Stockton is the son of […]... read more...
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  • Team USA’s FIBA World Cup training camp in July featured two pairs of NBA back-court teammates. The Wizards’ combo of John Wall and Bradley Beal was one. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Golden State Warriors’ starting guards, was the other duo. Wall and Beal were two of the first three players cut after a […]... read more...
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  • For the first time since LeBron James rocked the NBA landscape and signed with the Miami Heat four years ago, the Eastern Conference does not have an overwhelming favorite. James’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with the acquisition of Kevin Love, makes the Cavaliers the front-runners, but the Chicago Bulls can also make a […]... 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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  • BALTIMORE — A year ago, Marcin Gortat was poised to enter his third full season with the Phoenix Suns. After serving as Dwight Howard’s backup with the Orlando Magic, he had finally stepped out of Howard’s shadow and emerged as a legitimate NBA starter in Arizona. Then, a few days before the start of the […]... read more...
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