Wizards free agents Marcin Gortat and Chris Singleton were in Gortat’s native Poland over the weekend to help out with Marcin’s basketball camp. Wiz coach Randy Wittman and Senior Vice President Tommy Sheppard flew to Poland on Friday to meet with the free agent. Not sure what their reaction was to Gortat and Singleton’s military-style ride to a game. Read More »
/ Jun 4, 2014 / 10:45 am
After finishing 44-38 with the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Wizards easily got by the Bulls in the first round and took two games from the Pacers in the Conference Semifinals. Head coach Randy Wittman was awarded with a 3-year extension, so now center Marcin Gortat wants him to make good on his promise to dunk the ball. Read More »
Coaches use all sorts of tactics to motivate their players. We’re not sure the Wizards needed any extra incentive to bring it against the Chicago Bulls in their opening-round series, but Wiz coach Randy Wittman provided them some anyway. He told his players he’d dunk the ball if they advanced past the Bulls, and now his players want to collect. Read More »
/ Nov 20, 2013 / 10:45 pm
The Wizards dominated most of their game against Cleveland tonight. Both teams have experienced some well publicized player-only meetings, but only Wiz coach Randy Wittman appears to be on the hot seat. Thankfully for him, the Wiz shot out to an 18-point halftime lead with some excellent play by Nene and survived a comeback by Cleveland in the fourth. The big Brazilian delightfully dished a no-look touch-pass. Read More »
The Washington Wizards haven’t had expectations this heavy since the Gilbert Arenas era. After five straight years without a postseason appearance and playing sub-.400 basketball, the Wizards enter the 2013-14 season with one thing on their mind: playoffs. Read More »
/ Oct 26, 2013 / 5:00 pm
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, an up-and-coming Washington Wizards team featuring one of the most exciting backcourts in the NBA.. Read More »
/ Apr 16, 2013 / 11:30 am
With the NBA Playoffs less than a week away, the fans of 16 teams are prepping themselves for the excitement of the second season, each team just 16 wins away from calling themselves world champions. However, there are 14 other teams that will not be able to take part in the playoffs. There is hope though, because with every new season brings another 82 games where anything can happen and any team can make the rise from bottom feeders to playoff contender. Read More »
This is the cover feature for Dime #70. To see the piece in its entirety, check out the issue on newsstands nationwide now.
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A year ago, we weren’t the only ones waiting for John Wall to explode. The entirety of the basketball universe felt he was on the cusp of touching greatness. Instead, the rise of one of the NBA’s best young players slowed through a tumultuous losing season in Washington. Now, Wall plans on fulfilling his promise next season. The world is waiting. Read More »
/ Mar 5, 2012 / 12:30 pm
Ceilings are based half on luck and half on decision-making.
Bill Walton‘s bad luck ended his career in the form of uncontrollable injuries. Isaiah Rider‘s decision-making ruined his. Walton and Rider, had they both the luck and the positive choices, could have done so much more in their NBA careers.
When you consider Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee, Rider might be a parallel case. Unlike Rider, McGee’s decision-making problems begin and end on the court, but in the same sense, it’s the only thing standing in his way from going from a middle-of-the-road NBA player to a star. Read More »
You had to know this was coming sooner or later. Flip Saunders is now officially out as the Wizards head coach, according to Michael Lee of The Washington Post. He will be replaced by lead assistant Randy Wittman. When you have some of the most immature talent in the league leading you through a 2-15 disaster of a season, with an offense that is dead last in the entire NBA (and a defense that’s not much better), what do you expect? Washington started slow, and the progress has been so minimal that the front office had no other choice. Read More »