WIZARDS RUMORS & GOSSIP

It might be a pipedream but here's why Paul George should really consider the Wizards

It's officially rumor season in the NBA. That time of year where every NBA fan at some point thinks about what it would take
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago

Report: Carmelo may be open to trade to Wizards, Sixers

A new report concerning Carmelo Anthony’s uncertain future with the New York Knicks suggests the superstar is “toying with the idea of orchestrating” a trade to either the Washington Wizards or Philadelphia 76ers.Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports sources close to Anthony say he’s interested in such potential trades as it would allow him to stay close to his son...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Key adjustment for Wizards: Backcourt backups for John Wall, Bradley Beal

In three of the last four years, the Wizards have exited the playoffs in the conference semifinals. What have they lacked to get over the hump
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
10 hours ago

Wizards extend qualifying offers to Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic, per report

The Wizards have extended qualifying offers to two restricted free agents, Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic, according to a report by the Washington Post.  Porter's qualifying
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 hours ago

John Wall is recruiting Paul George to the Wizards

John Wall of the Washington Wizards doesn’t mind competing in the arms race created by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. With everyone knowing Paul George wants away from the Indiana Pacers, Wall doesn’t have a problem openly recruiting PG13 to his team. ESPN.com’s Marc Spears caught up with Wall on Monday: “I am talking to some guys — Paul. I know his...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall Recruiting Paul George to Push for Trade to Wizards

The Paul George sweepstakes has the entire NBA chomping at the bit. Teams are clamoring for the superstar small forward even if means for a one-year rental, as he has expressed his desires to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have been mostly mentioned to land the Indiana Pacers’...
Via KCM Sports
19 hours ago

Wizards extend qualifying offers to their primary free agents

In an expected move ahead of the start of free agency, the Washington Wizards extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Otto Porter Jr. ($7.7 million) and Bojan Bogdanovic ($4.6 million) Monday, a league source told The Post. The moves are considered a formality, allowing the Wizards to retain negotiating rights. The players can choose […]
Via Wizards Insider
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Wall trying to recruit Paul George to join Wizards

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall knows there’s no way to win a championship these days without at least three stars. Appearing on Fox Sports Radio Monday, he said as much while indicating he thinks Paul George would be a great addition to the Wizards.He was asked if George was the missing piece for the Wizards.“I think it’s a piece that would make our team a deeper...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall had funny reaction to All-Defensive Team snub

The only certain things in life are death, taxes, and John Wall feeling slighted.Shortly after the NBA announced their 2016-17 All-Defensive Teams on Monday, the Washington Wizards point guard, who did not qualify for either team, tweeeted this simple yet telling reaction to the news. Wall was beaten out by Chris Paul and Patrick Beverley for the two guard spots on the All-Defensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: Which 2017 free agents should they retain?

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

How much are the Wizards willing to spend over the luxury tax line?

By the end of this week, the Washington Wizards may dare to wander into a new and exciting land: the luxury tax. For years the Wizards have avoided the luxury tax line, almost as if it represented a dangerous precipice over which the franchise could plummet. Even in 2013 when the team rewarded John Wall with […]
Via Wizards Insider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Beal gets back to basketball at his Virginia hoops camp

LORTON, Va. — It’s been more than a month since the Washington Wizards’ season ended and during that time, Bradley Beal has not thought much about basketball. He’s kept a low profile, grown his hair a bit longer and mostly ignored the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers trilogy — even though the 4-1 series win […]
Via Wizards Insider
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall feels snubbed after only making All-NBA third team

John Wall was named to an All-NBA team for the first time in his seven-year career last month, but the Washington Wizards star can’t help but feel like he deserved more.Wall, who averaged 23.1 points and 10.7 assists per game, took home All-NBA third team honors. He made it clear in an appearance on Alex Kennedy’s HoopsHype podcast that he feels that was one tier too low.“A...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings warns against trying to form super-teams like Warriors

Almost all of the biggest NBA trade rumors we have heard in the past week involve the prospect of superstar players joining forces, and one veteran is warning teams that trying to become the Golden State Warriors won’t work for everyone.While the idea of guys like LeBron James, Paul George and Jimmy Butler forming super-teams sounds enticing, Washington Wizards point guard Brandon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George rumors suggest Wizards might push Pacers for trade

Count the Washington Wizards as a team willing to pursue Paul George as a rental. Most rumors so far have suggested the Cleveland Cavaliers might want to make a move and pair him with LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakes continue to hover in the background as well considering they’re the franchise George continues to eye, and even mentioned when he told the Pacers he’s leaving...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can this all-time Washington Wizards team win the 2017 NBA Championship?

The Washington Wizards franchise has featured some of the greatest NBA players of all time throughout its history. Many of them are hall of famers. There are some players that might have brought a championship to the franchise other than their lone 1978 NBA Championship had they played for the Wizards/ Bullets in their primes. In the midst of arguably the most loaded NBA Finals in...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall cites Wizards’ lack of depth as reason for playoff exit

It’s no secret that the Washington Wizards had one of the most ineffective and inconsistent group of reserves/bench players in the NBA this season. The Wizards had one of the best starting fives in the league — which was evidenced by how frequently they jumped out to first-quarter leads against the Celtics, yet still lost the playoff series — but their lack of depth, especially...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall calls out Wizards’ bench

In the John Wall era, the Washington Wizards have made the playoffs four times. But while they’ve consistently advanced past the first round, the Wizards have yet to see the conference finals. Washington was downed in six games by the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2017, the Wizards reached Game 7 of the second round, but fell short against...
Via Sportsnaut
May 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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