TAG: Washington Wizards

NBA, Twitter / Mar 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

John Wall Wishes Wizards Could Go Back To Bullets

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

When the Washington Bullets officially changed to the Washington Wizards in 1997, fans were in an uproar about the seeming insignificance of the new nickname. Wizards don’t have anything to do with the Washington professional basketball team, as some have taken to calling them following the change, but it was an innocuous moniker for a team with an unfortunate overlap with their pior nickname. As John Wall recently revealed, he prefers the old Bullets name, even while still aware the franchise is likely to never change back. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 19, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Isaiah Thomas Records First Triple-Double In OT Win Over Wizards

Marcin Gortat, Isaiah Thomas

Marcin Gortat, Isaiah Thomas (Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Kings spoiled the beginning of the Wizards’ road trip on Tuesday night, upsetting the playoff-bound Wiz with a 117-111 overtime victory. The Kings got 24 points for each of their big three, Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas. But it was only Thomas who had the all-around brilliance. The 5-9 Kings guard recorded his first triple-double in a match-up against all-star John Wall. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 3:13 pm

Video: John Wall Chase-Down Block As He Leads The Wizards Over The Nets

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

We told you about John Wall and the Wizards’ turnaround earlier this season after an important team meeting. Following their 2-7 start in what appeared to be another disappointing campaign in our nation’s capital, Wall and the Wizards are now at No. 5 in the East, all but certain to compete in the playoffs this spring. Wall and the Wiz continued their winning ways with Brooklyn in town Saturday night, including a fantastic chase-down block by Wall, on top of his 33 points during a 101-94 Wiz win. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 12, 2014 / 4:00 pm

John Wall Credits Team Meeting With Wizards Gelling For Playoff Run

John Wall

John Wall (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s over the summer when we hear a lot of big talk from NBA players before the real grind of the season begins. After signing a max contract extension with the Wizards this summer, John Wall set about predicting new-found success for a Wiz franchise that was still reeling from Gilbert Arenas, guns an immmature roster and — you know the rest. After a 2-7 start to the 2013-14 season, it appeared to be the same underperforming Wiz despite Wall’s playoff pronouncements during the break. But an early team meeting changed Wall’s perception of Washington’s core and gave him an opportunity to step up as their leader. Read More »

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Why Having A Scoring Point Guard Is Super Overrated

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

(Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Video: John Wall Leads Wizards Past Raptors In Triple-OT Thriller

John Wall

John Wall (Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards-Raptors game on Thursday night was supposed to take a backseat to the games on TNT. But the battle between two Eastern Conference playoff teams who both might snag home-court in the first round turned into a doozy that had TNT switching over during the Heat-Knicks blowout. In the end, Marcin Gortat and John Wall led the Wizards past DeMar DeRozan, Greivis Vasquez and the Raptors. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 26, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: John Wall Crossover & Fiery Lefty Jam

John Wall, Tobias Harris

John Wall, Tobias Harris (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

The Wizards handled a Magic team, sans an injured Nene, and four of their players cracked the 20-point plateau in a 115-106 home win Tuesday night. John Wall lead the team with a game-high 27 points, to go with seven assists. Wall augured a long night for the young Magic early in the game with a lightening quick crossover that smoked Jameer Nelson on the wing, and which Wall punctuated with one of his sick lefty slams. You won’t want to miss this one from the 2014 fan-voted dunk champ. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 23, 2014 / 3:42 pm

Video: Nene Ties Career-High & Slams Game-Winner

John Wall, Nene

John Wall, Nene ( Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

There were two heroes in Washington on Saturday night. The first was John Wall, who hit the go-ahead bucket to give the Wizards a lead over the Pelicans inside of a minute remaining. Then there was Nene, who tied his career-high with 30 points on the night, including a posterization of Greg Stiemsma. But it took both their efforts to finally win the game with 0.3 seconds remaining. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (photo. Zach Wolfe)

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 12:55 pm

Report: 3-Team Deal Sends Andre Miller To Washington, Eric Maynor To Philly

Andre Miller

Andre Miller (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

In the biggest deal of the day so far, Andre Miller is getting his trade wish. He’s going to Washington in a three-team deal involving Philly and Denver, according to multiple reports. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and Ken Berger of CBSSports.com are both reporting the deal will send Eric Maynor and two second-round picks to the Sixers from the Wizards, and Jan Vesely to the Nuggets. The move was first reported by Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. Read More »