6:19 AM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
Oct 19, 2017

John Wall Put On a Show, But Oubre Was the Star Last Night

The Wizards opened the 2017-18 season in a familiar setting. The address on the building is still 601 F Street NW, but there were a few subtle differences in background. The venue is now officially Capital One Arena, and that(thanks to Bradley Beal) has brought in a new nickname of “The Vault.” It was formerly “The Phone […]
Oct 19, 2017

Sixers/Wizards Game 1: From The Other Side: A Different Kind of Moral Victory

Weve only just begun… pic.twitter.com/siA1gKT8HX — Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 19, 2017 Last year when the Philadelphia 76ers stepped on the court, opposing coaches pretty much knew what to expect.  When Joel Embiid was on the floor, his talent combined with the grit and high-effort play of his significantly less talented teammates, made the Sixers a threat […]
Oct 18, 2017

Opening Statements 1: Wizards vs Sixers: The Regular Season Is Here

        The regular season is finally here. Gone are truncated minutes for starters, lukewarm receptions from smaller-than-normal crowds, and experimental lineups from coaches. Those necessary preseason-isms will now be replaced by increased (but measured) minutes by starters, frenzied crowds, and the solidification of rotations in preparation for what each team hopes will be […]
Oct 16, 2017

The Post’s Candace Buckner on the Game, How to Make D.C. More of a Basketball Town, and More

Candace Buckner, the phenomenal Wizards beat reporter for the Washington Post, is heading into her second season covering the team. She’s unofficially shared her sports journalism journey many times before (see one such profile in the Washington City Paper from last year), but was gracious enough to make time for this official TAI interview. This Q&A is more of […]
Oct 14, 2017

How Sure Are We That The Wizards Fixed Their Bench?

The Washington Wizards’ off-season to-do list was so glaring and obvious, it might as well have been flashing on a billboard outside the Capital One Bank Arena: Upgrade the bench. The second unit was awful last year. You know it. I know it. There’s no need to go into the gory details. The good news […]
Oct 12, 2017

I’m So Excited, I’m So Excited, I’m So Scared: Wizards Season Preview and Predictions

The 2017-18 season is a Judgment Day of sorts for the Washington Wizards. After 35 years in NBA purgatory, they have finally reached the Pearly Gates of NBA relevance. The league office validated Washington’s arrival on the main stage with 18 nationally televised games – representing a whopping 22 percent of the Wizards entire schedule […]
Oct 12, 2017

Will the Wizards Ever Beat the Miami Heat Again? Does it Even Matter?

The Washington Wizards dropped their first preseason game of the year to the Miami Heat, making it the fifth straight loss to the Heat franchise. (I don’t think this loss matters much, given it was preseason and the Heat rested some of their key players.) Wizards coach Scott Brooks made it a point of emphasis to get his […]
Oct 8, 2017

Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Sharp on the State of Basketball Twitter, Sports Writing, and the Wizards

Andrew Sharp has become a staple in the ever so popular and growing dialogue of NBA basketball on the internet. So it was only right to get his opinions on the state of basketball twitter and the positives and negatives of that particular community. Sharp even goes into detail about his pre-Grantland blogging days, and […]
Oct 7, 2017

3 Takeaways From the Wizards vs the Knicks at the Vault

  Coach Brooks doesnt believe that the team is at a disadvantage by being the last team to face an NBA opponent this preseason. pic.twitter.com/tbfos2YUzo — Troy Haliburton (@TroyHalibur) October 6, 2017 The Wizards were the last NBA team to open the 2017 preseason against an NBA opponent, putting them squarely behind the 8-ball in terms […]
Oct 7, 2017

Wizards Preseason Game 2 – From The Other Side: Noah’s Back

Truth About It is a blog that primarily focuses on all things Washington Wizards. We have media credentials and that access allows for up-close coverage of games, practices, and other activities, irreverent and otherwise. But occasionally we use that access to explore what’s going on with the opposing team. We call this segment, “From The […]
Oct 5, 2017

John Wall — 2017-18 Wizards Player Preview

John Wall’s last two games of the 2016-17 playoffs—as cliched as it may be to say—were a microcosm of the Washington Wizards season as a whole. In Game 6 of the Wizards’ series against the Celtics, Wall hit the game-winning shot to give the Wizards a 92-91 victory, which stretched that series to a Game […]
Oct 3, 2017

With Keef Out, Who’ll Fill The 4-Spot Alongside Gortat?

Just when the Wizards thought they would begin the season with a continuity advantage over some of their highly touted competition (Cleveland and Boston), the team was hit with surprising injury news on the eve of training camp. The Washington Post‘s Candace Buckner first reported that Markieff Morris would be having a sports hernia surgery, and the team subsequently […]
Oct 3, 2017

Bullets on Wizards: Down Go the Long-Lions – Preseason Game 1

#Wizards playing in front of the size crowd youd expect for a game no one knew was happening. pic.twitter.com/AXrBW9pGgx — Ledells Place (@LedellsPlace) October 2, 2017 It was quite an odd night at the Capital One Area… John Wall did not play, Tyler Hansbrough was the best player on the Guangzhou Long-Lions, the game was […]
Oct 1, 2017

Five Observations From Wizards Open Practice

  An ironic (and geographically accurate) #Wizards jersey spotted outside open practice at VCU. pic.twitter.com/pFwQPFz4qP — Ledells Place (@LedellsPlace) September 30, 2017 The Washington Wizards held their annual open practice for fans at Virginia Commonwealth University on the second to last day of training camp. All the trappings of a regular season game were on […]
Sep 29, 2017

Jodie Meeks — 2017-18 Wizards Player Preview

You never know when an injury is going to have a permanent impact on a player. Derrick Rose, coming off his 2010-11 MVP season, played in 39 of 66 games in 2011-12. He missed all 82 games in 2012-13, played in just 10 games in 2013-14, then made it up to 51 games in 2014-15. […]