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May 12, 2018
Marcin Gortat and the Wizards’ merry band of nonathletic big men

Marcin Gortat and the Wizards’ merry band of nonathletic big men

With the Washington Wizards’ season concluded, we’re reviewing the Wizards, position by position. We’ve already covered the shooting guards, small forwards, point guards and power forwards. Now, let’s look at the big men in the middle: Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi. There’s something to be admired about a teammate who shows up to work every day. Someone who, no matter how deep the […]
May 11, 2018
Markieff Morris is looking to add more ‘bully ball’ to his game after an up-and-down season

Markieff Morris is looking to add more ‘bully ball’ to his game after an up-and-down season

With the Washington Wizards’ season concluded, we’re reviewing the Wizards, position-by-position. We’ve already covered the shooting guards, the small forwards and point guards. Now, let’s look at the two forwards who stretched the floor and provided the power: Markieff Morris and Mike Scott. Midway through the season, Markieff Morris had grown fed up with the injury talk. Before the season […]
May 9, 2018
In a year with a scarcity of John Wall, the Wizards couldn’t decide on a Plan B

In a year with a scarcity of John Wall, the Wizards couldn’t decide on a Plan B

With the Wizards’ season concluded, we’re reviewing the Wizards, position-by-position. Check out earlier stories on the shooting guards and the small forwards. It’s now time to look back on John Wall, as well as the four other point guards on roster. Even as John Wall rehabbed and recovered for half of the season, losing weight […]
May 8, 2018
As Otto Porter Jr. discovered, more money brings more scrutiny

As Otto Porter Jr. discovered, more money brings more scrutiny

With the Wizards’ season concluded, we’re reviewing the Wizards, position-by-position. First, we looked at the shooting guards. In the second installment, the small forwards get magnified. The highest-paid player on the Washington Wizards’ roster averaged 14.7 points per game and ranked as one of the league leaders in three-point efficiency. But he also attempted only […]
May 7, 2018
Bradley Beal, the highlight of an otherwise disappointing Wizards season, still has room to grow

Bradley Beal, the highlight of an otherwise disappointing Wizards season, still has room to grow

With the Wizards’ season concluded, we’re reviewing the Wizards, position-by-position. First up, the shooting guards with Bradley Beal backed up by Jodie Meeks. When Bradley Beal grows frustrated — and he often did during the Washington Wizards’ tumultuous season — he smolders with a controlled rage. Rarely does his voice register over a low-tenor mumble. His facial expression remains […]
May 3, 2018
The Wizards quietly gave Ernie Grunfeld a contract extension last fall. Now he faces a tricky offseason.

The Wizards quietly gave Ernie Grunfeld a contract extension last fall. Now he faces a tricky offseason.

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld received a contract extension months before the team concluded its inconsistent 2017-18 season and bowed out in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the eighth seed. When reached for comment, a spokesman for majority owner Ted Leonsis and his company Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which runs the […]
May 2, 2018
Scott Brooks wants the Wizards to rain threes, but to do so, they need more shooters

Scott Brooks wants the Wizards to rain threes, but to do so, they need more shooters

The highlight of the Washington Wizards’ end-of-season media availability last weekend belonged to John Wall. But hours before the point guard’s critical State of the Wizards address, Coach Scott Brooks had his turn in front of the microphones. He shifted from the disappointment of an inconsistent 43-39 season and not being able to take the Toronto Raptors […]
Apr 30, 2018
John Wall wants the Wizards to overhaul their roster. They likely won’t be able to.

John Wall wants the Wizards to overhaul their roster. They likely won’t be able to.

  John Wall spent more than 15 minutes Saturday dissecting the Washington Wizards‘ roster flaws. He is, after all, the player emboldened by the organization to be the leader, vocal and otherwise. And as Wall capitalized on his platform, he spared no feelings, shared cold-blooded truths and strongly advocated for improvements. “A lot, to be […]
Apr 29, 2018
Marcin Gortat implores Otto Porter Jr. and Kelly Oubre Jr. to bulk up

Marcin Gortat implores Otto Porter Jr. and Kelly Oubre Jr. to bulk up

While most of the Washington Wizards’ roster breezed through Capital One Arena on Saturday after their exit interviews, Otto Porter Jr. slowly lumbered his way out of the sight of reporters. Using crutches, Porter needed to take the elevator instead of the stairs to get to the players’ parking garage. The swingman missed the team’s […]
Apr 28, 2018
On his way out, John Wall calls out teammates, calls on front office for changes

On his way out, John Wall calls out teammates, calls on front office for changes

John Wall swaggered into the Capital One Arena on Saturday afternoon dressed for summer. The day after the Washington Wizards were eliminated in the first-round of the playoffs, players made their last stand of the 2017-18 season for interviews with coaches and the front office. Wall showed up wearing his customary designer sunglasses paired with […]
Apr 28, 2018
John Wall and Bradley Beal played big minutes again, and it showed in a lethargic fourth quarter

John Wall and Bradley Beal played big minutes again, and it showed in a lethargic fourth quarter

There was a moment in the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ 102-92 season-ending loss to the Toronto Raptors, after John Wall ended up splayed on the court following an ultra-aggressive drive, when it felt like those in attendance at Capital One Arena sucked in their breath all at once. Wall landed with a violent thwack, […]
Apr 27, 2018
Wizards-Raptors Game 6 preview: Can Washington force Game 7?

Wizards-Raptors Game 6 preview: Can Washington force Game 7?

Game 6 overview Toronto Raptors (No. 1 seed, 59-23, 1st in Atlantic Division) at Washington Wizards (No. 8 seed, 43-39, 2nd in Southeast Division) Date and time: Friday, TBD Channel: NBCSW and NBA TV Location: Capital One Arena Regular season series: Wizards 2, Raptors 2 View the full series guide here. Previous series results (Raptors […]
Apr 26, 2018
When Game 5 was on the line against the Raptors, Wizards stars were erased

When Game 5 was on the line against the Raptors, Wizards stars were erased

During Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors, no one played more minutes than John Wall, and yet it was hard to find him within the final stretch. The ball-dominant point guard attempted just two shots. No one on the Wizards’ roster has more crunch-time minutes this […]
Apr 26, 2018
Otto Porter Jr. has a bone bruise in his left leg, and his Game 6 status is unclear

Otto Porter Jr. has a bone bruise in his left leg, and his Game 6 status is unclear

While the Washington Wizards look to hold off elimination against the Toronto Raptors, forward Otto Porter Jr. continues to deal with an injury. Porter has played with a bone contusion in his left leg that has been monitored by the Wizards’ medical staff, according to a person close to the situation. On Thursday, Wizards Coach Scott […]
Apr 25, 2018
Markieff Morris celebrates Meek Mill being released from prison: “We’ve got one of our great leaders back. “

Markieff Morris celebrates Meek Mill being released from prison: “We’ve got one of our great leaders back. “

TORONTO — Markieff Morris spent Wednesday morning with his Washington Wizards teammates in preparation for Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors. However, Morris aligned with his hometown as one of the many supporters of Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison Tuesday and attended the 76ers’ playoff clincher later that night. “We’ve got one of […]