TAG: Washington Wizards

Latest News / Oct 11, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Report: Bradley Beal Could Miss Up To Two Months With Feared Broken Wrist

Bradley Beal

This is not the way the Washington Wizards – or any of us, actually – wish to begin the 2014-2015 season. According to multiple reports, Wizards star guard Bradley Beal will miss significant time after suffering a serious wrist injury in the team’s exhibition game on Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Nene, Teammates Suspended For Leaving Bench During Monday’s Pierce/Noah Spat

Nené

Suspensions surely aren’t what Paul Pierce had in mind when he recently stressed a mindset of toughness and physicality to his new Washington Wizards teammates – especially when the players in question weren’t even involved in the incident. After Nene, Dejuan Blair, Daniel Orton, and Xavier Silas left the bench while Pierce tangled with Joakim Noah during Washington’s exhibition against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the league has suspended the Wizards quartet for the first game of the 2014-2015 regular season. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 7, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Paul Pierce Thinks The Wizards Can Make The Finals

Nene, John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce

The Eastern Conference has been nicknamed the LEastern Conference based off the lopsided talent in favor of the West. But with LeBron James staying in the East with a new super team in Cleveland Derrick Rose back (hopefully to stay), up-and-coming teams in Toronto, Washington and Charlotte, the Phil Jackson experiment in New York, and a Heat team that’s better than many think, it’s not exactly a cakewalk to come out of the East this spring. Washington’s newest small forward, Paul Pierce, thinks his new Wiz mates have as good a chance as anyone. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 6, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Derrick Rose’s Mid-Air Hand Switch On Fast-Break Layup

Paul Pierce, Derrick Rose, Bradley Beal

Paul Pierce, Derrick Rose, Bradley Beal (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

Anyone who tells you they know what lies in store for Derrick Rose this season is a liar, a fool, or both. Even Derrick Rose isn’t sure what to expect. Sure, he shook off some rust during the FIBA World Cup, but he shot the ball like he couldn’t hit the water if he fell out of a boat. Still, it was pretty fun to see him at full-throttle in tonight’s preseason game against Washington when he started the contest by knocking down four of his first five shots. One finish, in particular, made us jump up like it was 2011 again. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Oct 6, 2014 / 9:45 pm

GIF: Joakim Noah & Paul Pierce Scuffle During Preseason Game

Paul Pierce, Tom Thibodeau, Joakim Noah

The Bulls and Wizards re-acquainted themselves tonight after going at in the first round of the playoffs last season as the No. 4 and 5 seed in the East. New Wizard addition Paul Pierce has already endeared himself to the Wiz faithful while continuing to be an annoying jab in the side of the Bulls, particularly center Joakim Noah, who probably still has the imprint of Pierce’s index finger on his forehead. We’ll explain after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: John Wall Keeps A List Of Slights On His Phone To Read Before Games

John Wall

The great players self-motivate. John Wall hasn’t earned that hallowed distinction yet, but his use of the inspirational catalyst following it will likely get him there soon. According to a story in The Washington Post, the Washington Wizards All-Star point guard keeps a list of perceived slights on his phone and reads them before games and practices to fuel his inner-fire. Read More »

Smack / Sep 30, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Wall Responds To Waiters: “You Got To Be A Starting Backcourt To Be The Best”

Dion Waiters, Bradley Beal

The rivalry for which we pined earlier today is already developing. Responding to Dion Waiters calling Bradley Beal’s boasts of the Washington Wizards having the league’s best backcourt “nonsense,” John Wall fired back with even greater aplomb. Read More »

Smack / Sep 30, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Dion Waiters On Bradley Beal’s Best Backcourt Talk: “That’s Nonsense”

Dion Waiters

There’s a fine line between confidence and hubris. The great players routinely toe it, careful not to cross and fall victim to the pitfalls of brash and outright arrogance. Dion Waiters isn’t and he doesn’t, two realities that led to him butting heads with Kyrie Irving and the rest of his teammates in a toxic Cleveland Cavaliers locker room over the past two years. But Waiters maintains he has a new attitude this season, and is primed for big things on the court given that new maturation and a summer of diligent training. For his pointed dig at the Washington Wizards’ John Wall and Bradley Beal to hold weight, though, Waiters will need to do far more than say all of the right things. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 30, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Bradley Beal On He and John Wall: “We’re Definitely The Best Backcourt”

John Wall, Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal were cut from Team USA this summer, but apparently haven’t let that relative failure diminish their confidence. At media day yesterday, the 21 year-old Beal said he and Washington’s All-Star point guard are “definitely the best backcourt in the league.” Read More »

Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Marcin Gortat & Martell Webster Show Off “Sexual…Chocolate” Mohawks

Martell Webster, Marcin Gortat

It seems John Wall wasn’t the only Wizards player sporting something unique today. Teammates Marcin Gortat and Martell Webster were — similar to Steven Adams‘ media day mustache — rocking a twin pair of mohawks with Gortat explaining the origin behind the new hairdo’s in hysterical fashion . Read More »