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  1. Wizards’ brass traveling to Poland convince Marcin Gortat to remain in Washington

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat; DeMar DeRozan

    Keeping Gortat and Ariza are the Wizards’ off-season priorities.

  2. The Extra Pass: Five teams to watch closely as the trade deadline nears

    Feb 19, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    Kenneth Faried

    With just more than 48 hours left until the NBA’s trade deadline, it feels like the biggest deals may be behind us — Rudy Gay and Luol Deng have already been moved. Rumors are swirling, but the feeling around the league is it is all a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. Still there…

  3. Pau Gasol to Charlotte? That’s not likely, nor is any other Pau Gasol trade

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is trying. He doesn’t want to lose Pau Gasol for nothing. The Lakers are talking to teams about moving Gasol at the trade deadline. However, finding a team that wants to rent a guy making $19.3 million (he is a free agent after this season) and give the Lakers anything of…

  4. Report: Suns halt Pau Gasol trade talks (for now), think Lakers asking too much

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Don’t be surprised if these talks start up again — part of the negotiation game is to walk away from the table if you can’t get the deal you want, then check back in a few days or weeks and see if positions have changed. However, for now, the Pau Gasol to the Suns trade…

  5. Suns want to see Pau Gasol back from injury before escalating trade talks with Lakers

    Feb 4, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    The Suns and Lakers engaged in preliminary trade talks on a deal centered around Pau Gasol over the weekend, and continued those discussions again on Monday. The primary holdup at this point (at least on the Suns’ side) appears to be the health of Gasol, who is expected to miss at least a week with a…

  6. Report: Phoenix Suns considering potential trade for Pau Gasol

    Feb 2, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    The Phoenix Suns have gotten solid production this season out of Miles Plumlee and rookie Alex Len at the center spot, but if you’re looking for a place they could upgrade at the trade deadline it would be a guy who can get them consistent points in the paint, especially come the playoffs when the…

  7. Report: Pistons would trade Josh Smith if they could

    Jan 31, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

    Josh Smith, Brandan Wright

    Josh Smith is having the worst season of his career. Playing far too much small forward, a position he can handle only in select matchups, his defense has really fallen off. Though Smith defends power forwards well, his his lack of speed on the perimeter kills his ability to chase wings around screens. He’s also…

  8. Report: Look for Suns to be active, taking back quality players at trade deadline

    Jan 28, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    phoenix Suns court

    The Phoenix Suns are a playoff team. It wasn’t the plan management envisioned heading into this season — they had gotten Eric Bledsoe as a building block but they had a young roster with a lot of questions — but Jeff Hornacek has gotten the team to defend, share the ball and win. Now, they…

  9. The Extra Pass: Seven young players to watch in 2014

    Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers

    One of the best parts of the NBA is watching the young talent emerge, some guys you expected to be good but others that came out of left field. Along those lines, here are seven players to watch as they start to break out and find their way in their first couple NBA seasons. Anthony…

  10. Lakers add a point guard, agree to deal with Kendall Marshall

    Dec 19, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Kendall Marshall

    Reeling from the latest injury to Kobe Bryant and with no healthy point guards able to return to action anytime soon, the Lakers signed a capable initiator of the offense from the D-League to bolster the team’s ever-eroding roster. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that L.A. has agreed to a deal with Kendall Marshall,…

  11. Wizards’ coach Wittman fined $20,000 for profanity in postgame press conference

    Nov 4, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Randy Wittman

    Randy Wittman should be pissed off. John Wall came back with what early on looks like the same old jump shot (9-of-29 outside the paint so far this season). The top 10 defense the Wizards built last season is gone, they are allowing 108.1 points per 100 possessions through three games (think they don’t miss…

  12. Sunday night NBA grades: Russell Westbrook returns, Kevin Love puts up numbers

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook

    Our grades from Sunday around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your Ferrari get run over by a delivery truck… Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City. He returns and the Oklahoma City offense, particularly in the fourth quarter, looks better. (Not great by any stretch, there’s still work to do, but better). It’s not a…

  13. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Let the season begin!

    Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…

  14. Wizards keep playoff goal intact by trading injured Okafor for a healthy Gortat

    Oct 26, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat, Patrick Patterson

    WASHINGTON – Sometimes trades instinctively bring out the head scratcher in all of us. The Wizards acquiring center Marcin Gortat isn’t one of those times. Washington hasn’t reached the playoffs since 2008. Unlike teams that bailed on the upcoming season to ensure a lottery finish, the Wizards have shaped their John Wall-led roster with the goal…

  15. After Gortat trade, Wizards will not pick up 2014-15 options for Vesely, Singleton

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Jan Vesely

    The Marcin Gortat trade was all about this year for the Wizards — John Wall is writing playoffs on his shoes , the owner is demanding a postseason trip, and on top of that Emeka Okafor isn’t going to be able to play for months due to a herniated disc in his neck. Gortat — the…

  16. Report: Suns to trade Marcin Gortat to Wizards for Emeka Okafor

    Oct 25, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat

    Washington wants to make the playoffs this year. Owner Ted Leonsis demands it. No more slow rebuild. They are counting on John Wall to lead them (so he better find his jumper), but they need some balance inside and that has been hampered by the neck injury sidelining Emeka Okafor indefinitely. So they are reaching…

  17. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The New Orleans Pelicans

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Anthony Davis

    Last season: New Orleans final season as the Hornets wasn’t pretty. Eric Gordon was out much of the year, Anthony Davis showed promise but looked like a rookie at times, Austin Rivers looked like a mistake, they blew a 25-point lead to the Lakers, and they ended the season with 27 wins without even a…

  18. John Wall writing “playoffs” on all his game shoes this season

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    We’ve done multiple stories about the Wizards and their playoffs or bust mantra for this season (except the bust is a deep lottery). Everyone from Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has talked about it. John Wall is the key to this — he generates the offense on this team. With him on the court last season…

  19. Nene stays behind for day in Brazil for personal reasons

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards - NBA Global Games Rio 2013

    Let’s get this out of the way up front — Nene is not injured. After the last few years when Nene seemed to constantly battle various injuries, whenever something out of the ordinary happened with him fans were conditioned to expect the worst. However, that is not why he stayed behind in his native Brazil…

  20. Not exactly breaking news: Nene still battling through pain

    Oct 9, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

    Nene

    You have to feel for the Wizards and their fans. They entered training camp flush with “we might actually make the playoffs” hopes, something fueled by players and even the owner. The one thing we knew was that they had to just stay healthy, particularly along the front line. Then Emeka Okafor goes down for…

  21. Wizards owner says he won’t allow players to use injuries as an excuse

    Oct 5, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    John Wall, Ted Leonsis

    The Wizards have suffered far more than their fair share of injuries recently, making it difficult to climb out of the five-year funk that has let the team out of the postseason picture. This year is no exception, with Emeka Okafor and Chris Singleton already sidelined. But they aren’s exactly John Wall and Nene, who…

  22. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Washington Wizards

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Bradley Beal, John Wall

    Last season: The Wizards were pretty good when healthy, so they were pretty terrible. John Wall, Nene and Bradley Beal all battled injuries, and Washington finished 29-53. But looking closer, the Wizards actually weren’t half bad when their good players were healthy. With Wall: 24-25 With Wall and Nene: 22-19 With Wall, Nene and Beal:…

  23. Otto Porter limited on first day of Wizards training camp due to injury

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Otto Porter

    Otto Porter was selected by the Wizards with the third overall pick in this summer’s draft, but injuries have kept the team from seeing what he might be able to contribute during his rookie campaign. Porter barely played in the Las Vegas Summer League, and was far from impressive in the limited time he was…

  24. Bradley Beal says he learned to be patient with injuries

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards

    Last season Bradley Beal just wanted to be on the court — so much so that when he sprained his ankles he kept playing. But if you play injured the body will compensate, and that leads to worse issues. Say, a stress reaction in your lower leg. That’s what Beal got and he spent much…

  25. Josh Childress Invited to Washington Wizards Training Camp

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Olympiacos' Josh Childress (C) shots bet

    Remember him? Josh Childress became a basketball pioneer of sorts when he left behind big NBA minutes with the Atlanta Hawks in favor of a bigger paycheck overseas. Childress spent the prime of his career playing for Olympiacos in Greece, where he signed an unprecedented 3-year, $20 million dollar contract back in 2008. Childress has…

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