Wizards Gametime crew on what Wizards need to make playoffs

What needs to happen for the Wizards to make the playoffs? The Wizards Gametime crew weighed in.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
42 minutes ago

CSN reporters make predictions for Wizards, 2016-17 NBA season

Here are some predictions for the Washington Wizards and the 2016-17 NBA season as a whole from CSN reporters. J. Michael, Steve Buckhantz and more weigh in.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 hours ago

John Wall wants to get Bradley Beal in the All-Star Game this season

Even though John Wall and Bradley don’t get along very well on the court, Wall has made it his goal to get his Washington Wizards backcourt mate in the All-Star Game this season. “My individual goal is to add [Beal] to the All-Star game with me. I feel like if he’s not there, then I didn’t do my job of leading the team,” Wall told The Vertical’s Michael Lee. “We...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prediction: The Wizards Will Run Away With The Southeast Division

The Washington Wizards had high expectations heading into the 2015-2016 NBA season. Unfortunately, poor coaching and injuries plagued them in a season full of lost potential. This season boasts even more promise than the last, and this time, the Wizards appear set to run away with the Southeast. Here’s why: Head coach Randy Wittman has ... The post Prediction: The Wizards Will...
Via Hoop District
4 hours ago

Bradley Beal still feels 'salty' every time Wizards come to play Hawks

The first time the Wizards played here a season ago, Bradley Beal was injured but his success in the playoffs two years ago is reason for hope.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 hours ago

Wizards Tip ’16-’17 Season

The 2016-’17 Washington Wizards tip off regular season play against the Hawks in Atlanta on Thursday night. For two seasons, the Wizards cut corners and otherwise did everything possible for the free agency class of the Summer of 2016. Hometown hero Kevin Durant let it be known early that he wouldn’t be coming home and the Wiz came in a close second to Boston for big man Al Horford...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 hours ago

Marcin Gortat isn’t worried about John Wall and Bradley Beal’s relationship

After two consecutive trips to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Wizards center Marcin Gortat said missing the postseason last season was like a cold shower. “It’s all about the effort, it’s all about timing, and hopefully this year we’re going to approach the game a little bit better than we did last […]
Via DC Sports Blog
6 hours ago

John Wall says he wants to help get Bradley Beal to the All-Star Game this season

Before the Wizards start the 2016-17 season, John Wall and Bradley Beal wanted to set the record straight about their relationship, after a summer where there was plenty of discussion about how well they can mesh together on the court. In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical, they talked about the challenges they’ll face this season and their goals after last year’s...
Via Bullets Forever
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards at Hawks Pregame: Back Up In This!

Regular Season Game 1 Wizards (0-0) at Hawks (0-0) October 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic Radio: 99.1FM Last time they met was.. April 13, 2016 – Verizon Center: Wizards 109, Hawks 98 Hoop District Video Diaries: Wizards vs. Hawks, 4-13-2016 What to watch • Basketball is back ladies ... The post Wizards at Hawks Pregame: Back Up In This! appeared...
Via Hoop District
8 hours ago

The 2016-17 Wizards season will show us whether the John Wall Era will be a success

Many NBA pundits don’t expect the Wizards to be more than just a playoff team in the 2016-17 season. If that’s the case, we also have to ask ourselves when it’s time to move past the John Wall Era. On Tuesday, we released our Wizards predictions on the 2016-17 NBA season. I gave one prediction saying that they will return to the second round of the playoffs after missing...
Via Bullets Forever
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fratello: Wizards a ‘Gray Area’ Team

The Wizards season starts Thursday, and with the first game comes a bundle of expectations. A disappointing 2015-16 campaign resulted in a 41-41 record and an early summer absent of playoff basketball. The two seasons prior, Washington won 44 and 46 games, advanced through the first round of the playoffs and lost in six games in the second round. In each of those three seasons, the...
1 day ago

Charles Barkley is driving the Wizards’ bandwagon again

The Wizards will tip-off their season Thursday in what could be a “chippy” game against the Hawks in Atlanta. With a new coach in Scott Brooks and a healthy (for now) back court in John Wall and Bradley Beal, Washington is looking to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus. Perhaps no one is more confident that the Wizards […]
Via DC Sports Blog
1 day ago

Previewing the Wizards’ 2016-17 bench players under Coach Scott Brooks

With Coach Scott Brooks providing new leadership, the Wizards are expected to take a more defensive approach during the 2015-16 season. We examine the players’ new roles under Brooks. G Trey Burke AGE: 23| YEARS: 3 | HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 191 2015 PPG: 10.6 | RPG: 1.8 | APG: 2.3 | FG%: 41.3 COLLEGE: Michigan | ACQUIRED: […]
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Why a rare timeout helped Wizards Coach Scott Brooks find his way back to the court

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — It’s his final weekend at home before his first training camp as coach of the Washington Wizards, and Scott Brooks chooses the 9-iron. He’s on the fourth hole at a golf course named Pelican Hill, a postcard-perfect vision of Southern California. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and somewhere […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wall, Beal say they're on same page, ready to lead Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) With only one ball John Wall and Bradley Beal know they have to share it. The dynamic backcourt duo is standing squarely in the limelight and need to coexist successfully for the Washington Wizards to get back to the playoffs. Wall is healthy again after having surgery on each knee, and Beal is fresh off signing a $128 million, five-year contract that ranked among...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

25 predictions for the 2016-17 Washington Wizards season

Before the start of each new season, we come out with a list of predictions about the upcoming Wizards season. Most of the time, we get too optimistic and wind up being very disappointed (especially last season) but every now and then, we get something right. Feel free to add your own predictions or tell us why the ones we made are wrong in the comments. PLAYER PREDICTIONS 1. 2016...
Via Bullets Forever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards add three undrafted rookies to the final roster

On Friday, the Washington Wizards announced what would be their final cuts from the preseason roster, thus finalizing the roster for the 2016-17 season. Among the names of the players that made the final cut were four rookies, three of which were long-shots as they all went undrafted in last summer’s NBA draft; Sheldon McClellan from Miami, Daniel Ochefu from Villanova and Danuel...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Wizards have alphas with no omegas

It is a common fact that in order to be a championship contender in the NBA, a team must have at least two star players. Two players, through will and skill, lead their teams through troubled quarters with self-sufficient scoring runs all the way to the Promised Land. The list of notable pairs is too long for this, but I’m sure you can come up with some on your own. I’m going...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Satoransky Looking to Find Role in Wizards’ Backcourt

Wizards’ fans will be introduced to a new face in the backcourt this season, as their 2012 draft pick (32nd overall) will make his debut with the club. Tomas Satoransky has played five years for CB Sevilla of the Spanish ACB League, prior to being drafted by Washington. After the draft, he signed on for ... The post Tomas Satoransky Looking to Find Role in Wizards’ Backcourt...
Via Hoop District
3 days ago

Observations from the Washington Wizards’ preseason finale

The Washington Wizards wrapped up their preseason schedule Friday night with a 119-82 win against the Toronto Raptors, getting at least 15 points from each member of the starting lineup. Several players, including John Wall and Bradley Beal, called the performance the team’s most complete of the preseason. Among the statistics of note were nearly 58 […]
Via Wizards Insider
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards know path back to playoffs starts on defense

WASHINGTON (AP) John Wall remembers how good of a defensive team the Washington Wizards were when they made the playoffs in 2014 and 2015 and wants defense to be the foundation they use to get back to the postseason. With new coach Scott Brooks preaching a defense-first mentality, Wall, backcourt mate Bradley Beal and the Wizards appear ready to buy in. As much as Washington can...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards center Ian Mahinmi out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. The team said Saturday he had surgery a day earlier for a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Mahinmi was hurt in Thursday's exhibition game against Philadelphia. He signed a $64 million, four-year deal in the offseason. The 29-year-old player...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joel Embiid does in between legs dunk

The Philadelphia 76ers selected Kansas Jayhawks product Joel Embiid with the third overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft, and he’s gone on to play exactly zero regular-season games in the NBA. The seven-footer has dealt with foot injuries that derailed his first two seasons, and now of course the 76ers have another top draft pick that is dealing with a serious foot injury of his own...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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