10:17 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017
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Wizards vs. Pistons preview: Washington hosts Detroit in final game before West trip

Wizards vs. Pistons preview: Washington hosts Detroit in final game before West trip

Game Info When: Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.TV: NBC Sports Washington Injury Report Wizards: Jason Smith (Day-to-Day, Shoulder), Markieff Morris (Out, Hernia), Sheldon Mac (Out, Achilles) Pistons: Reggie Bullock (Out, Suspended) What to Watch for Can the Wizards get their three-point shooting back on target? Washington had a weird night from deep against Philadelphia. They were 6-22, which would have been one of their worst outings of last season in terms of makes, attempts, and efficiency. If it hadn’t been for a big night by Kelly Oubre,...
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Kelly Oubre earns respect with strong debut to season

Kelly Oubre earns respect with strong debut to season

This past summer, Kelly Oubre had one goal in mind: Get everyone to put some respect on the Wizards’ name. He embraced the team’s collective inferiority complex, as he and his fellow teammates have grown tired of feeling underestimated and underappreciated. But in order to do something with that chip on their shoulder, Oubre and the rest of the Wizards know they have to take another step forward this season. On a team with so many known commodities, Oubre is one of the few players who can dramatically change the team’s trajectory through his development. Like most young players, the...
Oct 19, 2017
Wizards seize opportunity to shine in the spotlight during their season opener

Wizards seize opportunity to shine in the spotlight during their season opener

Washington made sure they didn’t blow their chance to make a good first impression in front an eager local and national audience. WASHINGTON - It was about 5:30 p.m. in D.C. when things were just getting started. There was a street band at the top of the escalator at the Gallery Place Metro station, which is a normal occurrence at Wizards games. They played music ranging from Go-Go, Washington, D.C.’s own percussion based flavor, to smooth jazz to soulful music. The city was bumping a bit more than usual. There was traffic still siphoning down 7th Street — many of them just...
Oct 19, 2017
Wizards win all three food promotions in win over the 76ers

Wizards win all three food promotions in win over the 76ers

The Wizards defeated the 76ers, 120-115 on Wednesday. That reminds me to give you a friendly reminder about this year’s food promotions, because we get all three possible ones today! Promotion 1: Free McDonald’s Large French Fries with any purchase We're ahead after the 1st, so you’ve won a FREE Large Order of Fries with purchase of any item tomorrow from @McDonalds_DMV! pic.twitter.com/HBLuPqdTeW— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 18, 2017 If the Wizards lead after the first quarter, everyone gets free McDonald’s large fries with any purchase — but only if you have...
Oct 18, 2017
Wizards vs. Sixers final score: Washington edges out Philadelphia 120-115 in the season opener

Wizards vs. Sixers final score: Washington edges out Philadelphia 120-115 in the season opener

The Washington Wizards opened an NBA season at home Wednesday night for the first time since 2011. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers came to town - and brought some loud, chanting fans with them - but it was the Wizards who would come out on top. Led by John Wall’s 28 points, eight assists and five rebounds, Washington squeaked by Philadelphia with a score of 120-115 at the Capital One Center in Washington D.C. Bradley Beal tallied 25 points, while Marcin Gortat notched 16 points and 17 rebounds. In his NBA debut, 2016 No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons had 18 points, 10 rebounds and...
Oct 18, 2017
Watch John Wall dunk on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

Watch John Wall dunk on Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

The Wizards’ regular season just begun, and John Wall wanted to make sure his presence was felt right away. Late in the first quarter, Wall posted up, spun around, and dunked on Sixers wing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. The #WALLWAY train is just getting started this season at the Capital One Arena.
Oct 18, 2017
The Wizards are a consensus Top-10 team in NBA Power Rankings

The Wizards are a consensus Top-10 team in NBA Power Rankings

The Wizards start their regular season tonight against the 76ers after the league’s official kickoff last night as the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 102-89, while the Warriors held on to beat the Rockets, 122-121 after their ring ceremony. After an offseason where many stars changed teams while the Wizards doubled down on their core, the consensus is that the Wizards are the best team in the East, after the Cavaliers and Celtics though things may change after new rankings take Gordon Hayward’s dislocated ankle and fractured leg injury into account. So, here are some NBA Power Rankings and...
Oct 18, 2017
The Mega-Epic 2017-18 Wizards Season Preview Podcast

The Mega-Epic 2017-18 Wizards Season Preview Podcast

Ben and Kevin tip off season two of Becker & Broom with a deep dive on the Wizards offseason, and preview the upcoming 2017-18 season. If you enjoy the podcast, make sure to subscribe on iTunes or wherever else you get your podcast fix.
Oct 17, 2017
NBA Kickoff Tuesday GameThread

NBA Kickoff Tuesday GameThread

Because the NBA season starts tonight! The NBA regular season starts tonight! Here are the games going on tonight. And feel free to talk about them on this thread. Celtics at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET on TNT What’s the narrative? This is a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Finals. But the bigger story line is that Kyrie Irving was traded to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, a 2018 first round pick (that originally comes from the Brooklyn Nets), and a 2020 second round pick. In short, Kyrie now is the franchise star for the Celtics, who lost theirs...
Oct 17, 2017
Wizards vs. 76ers preview: Washington starts the 2017-18 season against 'The Process’

Wizards vs. 76ers preview: Washington starts the 2017-18 season against 'The Process’

For the first time since 2011, the Wizards will open the season at home against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. Markelle Fultz, the number one pick in this year’s draft and a product of the DMV, will be making his NBA debut alongside last year’s top overall pick, Ben Simmons. The last time we saw the Wizards at home in the then Verizon Center, now the Capital One Arena; John Wall was standing on the scorer's table after hitting a game winner against the Celtics in one of the most memorable games in franchise history. John Wall and co. have gone on the record stating that...
Oct 17, 2017
John Wall isn’t pleased about being snubbed from ESPN’s NBA teaser photo

John Wall isn’t pleased about being snubbed from ESPN’s NBA teaser photo

The 2017-18 NBA regular season starts today, which means that NBA basketball is back — and the games now count! Fans like us and TV shows like ESPN’s SportsCenter are excited too! Welcome back, basketball. pic.twitter.com/HpJXtiWFp9— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2017 As you might expect, you’ll see some of the “usual suspect-type” NBA stars on this photo like Warriors superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, Cavaliers do-it-all man LeBron James, the Celtics’ new franchise player Kyrie Irving, the reigning MVP Russell Westbrook, and another MVP level point...
Oct 17, 2017
Nine predictions on the Wizards’ final record this season

Nine predictions on the Wizards’ final record this season

Every year we gather our writers together to make predictions about the upcoming season for the Washington Wizards. In the first part of our series, we discussed what we think the Wizards will do with their 2018 first round pick. In the second part, we made some predictions about certain goals we think the Wizards can reach this season. In the third installment, we made some player predictions. Now, we’re finishing things up with our final predictions on the Wizards’ record and how far they’ll go in the playoffs. Tony East - I think overall the team will take a few steps forward from...
Oct 17, 2017
Gilbert Arenas and Mia Khalifa host their first show on Complex

Gilbert Arenas and Mia Khalifa host their first show on Complex

On Monday, former Wizards star Gilbert Arenas and social media personality Mia Khalifa hosted the first edition of their YouTube show, “Out of Bounds” which you can see on Complex’s channel in the video above. There is profanity throughout the video so it is NSFW. During the show, Arenas gave a couple insights in regard to his time with the Wizards. At the 12 minute mark, Arenas talked about an altercation that the Wizards were involved in on October 25, 2004 in a preseason game vs. the Bulls. Though they weren’t involved in the initial incident, Brendan Haywood and Antonio Davis...
Oct 16, 2017
Eight predictions about how Wizard players will perform this season

Eight predictions about how Wizard players will perform this season

Every year we gather our writers together to make predictions about the upcoming season for the Washington Wizards. In the first part of our series, we discussed what we think the Wizards will do with their 2018 first round pick. In the second part, we made some predictions about certain goals we think the Wizards can reach this season. In this installment, we’ll make some player predictions and then we’ll cap things off on Tuesday with predictions on the Wizards’ record and how far they’ll go in the playoffs. Otto Porter establishes himself as one of the best midrange players in...
Oct 15, 2017
Five predictions about how the Wizards will perform in the 2017-18 season

Five predictions about how the Wizards will perform in the 2017-18 season

Every year we gather our writers together to make predictions about the upcoming season for the Washington Wizards. In the first part of our series, we discussed what we think the Wizards will do with their 2018 first round pick. Now, in part two we discuss certain benchmarks we think the team will or will not meet in the upcoming season. Washington will be above average defensively I’m not gonna lie, I don’t feel great about this prediction based on the Wizards’ performance in the preseason, but I’ll stick with it because it has to change if Washington wants to meet any of their...