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  • USA Basketball has cut Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal from its national team roster, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Hawks forward Paul Millsap was also released as part of the first round of cuts that trimmed the roster from 19 to 16 players. The USA roster must be pared to 12 before the […]... 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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  • John Wall will attend Team USA Basketball’s training camp next week in Las Vegas after accepting an 11th-hour invitation, the Washington Wizards announced Friday. ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported the news. The Wizards all-star guard was left off the original list of 28 invites announced in January — a pool of players that included Wizards teammate [R... 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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  • Sam Cassell is leaving the Washington Wizards after five seasons to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers, people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday. Cassell joined the Wizards as a member of Flip Saunders’s staff in 2009, one year after winning his third championship in Boston with Doc Rivers, the […]... read more...
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  • LAS VEGAS – Bradley Beal celebrated his 21st birthday with a lavish party in his hometown of St. Louis that included women wearing body paint of his Wizards jersey and doing circus tricks from the ceiling. Beal had a slightly more laidback gathering Washington two weeks later that attracted several of his teammates, including John […]... read more...
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  • While we wait for the NBA schedule’s release sometime in August, the Wizards’ preseason itinerary is slowly taking shape. The Wizards’ preseason schedule will include a visit to Greenville, S.C., to face the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 10. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. A person with knowledge of the plans confirmed the location and date. […]... 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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  • 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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  • LAS VEGAS – John Wall finally got the phone call he wanted but the timing nearly put him in a difficult position. When Jerry Colangelo, managing director of the U.S. national team, extended the Wizards point guard a late invitation to Team USA training camp after Oklahoma City all-star Russell Westbrook withdrew from participation this summer, […]... read more...
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  • Drew Gooden was born in Oakland, went to college in Kansas, and has made a living playing for 10 NBA franchises across the United States. Now the Wizards forward plans on extending his footprint overseas at the end of the month when he suits up for Finland in the FIBA World Cup, according to a person […]... 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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  • LAS VEGAS – The Wizards’ season ended with a disappointing loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, but to John Wall, the team has been winning ever since. Wall, who has been a part of the franchise’s painful rise from laughingstock to respectability, believes the heightened expectations for next […]... read more...
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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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  • While LeBron James was the biggest and perhaps most important domino to fall thus far in the NBA’s free agency period, the Washington Wizards have made arguably the most waves on the market since it opened on July 1. The team began by agreeing to a five-year, $60-million contract with center Marcin Gortat on the […]... 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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  • 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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  • The Wizards were among several teams in attendance for free agent Dahntay Jones’s open workout in Las Vegas Thursday, but the team has “no interest” in signing the veteran swingman at the moment, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Jones, 33, didn’t play in the NBA last season after 11 years in the […]... 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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  • 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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