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  1. Wizards’ rookie Booker done for season with crack in foot

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Washington Wizards

    Trevor Booker had developed into a fun little surprise in Washington. The rookie out of Clemson dropped 26 and 13 on Toronto a couple weeks ago and had a double-double against Denver earlier in the week. Plus he was just fun pounding away inside, which seemed a good balance with John Wall. And it looks…

  2. Derrick Rose’s season inspires John Wall

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Washington Wizards

    Each year Derrick Rose has stepped on the court, he has gotten better. Each of his three seasons he has taken on more and more of the Chicago offense but his true shooting percentage has gone up each year (that’s his points per shot attempt, counting threes and fouls), his assist percentages have gone up,…

  3. Video: JaVale McGee blocks Blake Griffin into the third row

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    One night after he completed what still might be the block of the year, JaVale McGee put up one that could challenge it. In part part just because he was swatting Blake Griffin. Consider it some Dunk Contest payback. The impressive part of this is really that McGee gets just burned on the pump fake…

  4. Video: JaVale McGee with the best block this season

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    JaVale McGee Wizards

    Usually we like the dramatic stuff, the blocked shot that sends the ball four rows deep and is punctuated by a scream. Coaches, they don’t like that as much, because now the other team just takes the ball out of bounds. They talk about how old-timers like Celtics legend Bill Russell blocked shots but directed…

  5. Jordan Crawford can do more than just dunk on LeBron

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT

    Jordan Crawford Wizards

    You remember Jordan Crawford? He’s the Xavier college player that dunked on LeBron James in a pickup game after LeBron’s skills camp back in the summer of 2009. Which would have been no big deal — LeBron tried to rotate over on defense and was a little late in a pickup game, it happens —…

  6. Rashard Lewis wants to avoid surgery, may miss season anyways

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT

    Rashard Lewis Wizards

    Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis has missed the last five games with a sore right knee, and according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, he won’t be back in action any time soon: Rashard Lewis will leave for New York on Thursday to meet with another specialist and receive a third opinion on the…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Your Chicago Bulls are on top of the East

    Mar 16, 2011, 3:06 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose 3

    What you missed while pouring out a 40 for Nate Dogg… Bulls 98, Wizards 79: And with that score, the Bulls move into first place in the Eastern Conference. The game itself was pretty much all Bulls, they took an early lead on a 20-5 run (despite Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah being out), although…

  8. Flip Saunders to coach Wizards Friday despite death of his mother

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

    Flip Saunders

    Our condolences go out to Wizards coach Flip Saunders, whose mother passed away Friday morning. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Saunders will still coach the team Friday night when it takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a tweet from Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Saunders will miss Sunday’s game against…

  9. It’s official, Mike Bibby is a member of the Heat

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v New Orleans Hornets

    No surprise here, but it became official, Mike Bibby has signed with the Miami Heat the team announced. “We want to welcome Mike Bibby as we continue to move into the direction of our championship dreams,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “We feel Mike, with his vast postseason experience, long range game and point guard…

  10. Coach Flip Saunders to miss Wednesday night’s Wizards game

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    Flip Saunders

    Wizards coach Flip Saunders will not be on the Wizards bench when they host the Golden State Warriors. He has gone to be with his ailing mother in Ohio, according to Frank Hanrahan of CSN Washington. Assistant coach Randy Wittman will take over in the big chair as the Wizards try to snap a six-game…

  11. Remembering Mike Bibby’s storied career in Washington

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:08 AM EDT

    Mike Bibby Wizards

    In a video sure to bring a tear to your eye, here is a stirring tribute to Mike Bibby’s 1-for-9 shooting career in the nation’s capital, is one game as a Washington Wizard. You know, the one game before he gave up more than $6 million to get the heck out of town. Not that…

  12. Wizards buy out Al Thornton; likely to sign with Warriors

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT

    Al Thornton

    Early in the season the Wizards needed Al Thornton at the forward spot. Then they traded for Rashard Lewis and Mo Evans. Then Josh Howard returned from injury. Then Thornton dislocated the middle finger on his shooting hand, he slid totally out of the rotation, and he was not getting back in soon. So Tuesday…

  13. Video: Derrick Rose turns John Wall around with between legs assist

    Mar 1, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Washington Wizards

    John Wall is playing well for a rookie point guard. Derrick Rose is playing well for anyone. Monday night on a fast break Rose turned Wall around with the sick assist between his own legs to Joakim Noah for the dunk. Just teaching the rookie a couple of things (on the Bulls way to a…

  14. Report: Wizards buy Mike Bibby out; he’ll sign with Heat

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Mike Bibby Wizards

    UPDATE 3:30 pm: According to Sam Amick, Bibby intends to sign with the Miami Heat once he clears waivers. Amick also notes that Bibby will take about $6 million less to get out of his current deal. Miami seems a good fit for what Bibby brings to the table — floor-spacing three-point shooting. That’s about…

  15. Wizards, Mike Bibby’s agent to meet, talk buyout

    Feb 28, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Mike Bibby Wizards

    Well, Mike Bibby, just how badly do you want to go to a contender? Or, to be blunt, how many millions are you willing to give up to go to a contender? The Wizards — who acquired Bibby at the trade deadline as part of the Kirk Hinrich deal — don’t really plan to buy…

  16. Mike Bibby wants a buyout in Washington, likely to be disappointed

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v New Orleans Hornets

    Atlanta did the right thing — they needed Mike Bibby gone and any other point guard in. Kirk Hinrich is an upgrade. But it’s easy to see why Bibby is unhappy — he went from the starting point guard on a playoff team to being John Wall’s understudy on a lottery team. Bibby wants a…

  17. John Wall is one frustrated Wizard

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    Jrue Holiday, John Wall

    “Until we find five guys that really want to fight, compete and care the whole time, it’s really going to be tough.” That was John Wall’s post-game comment after the Wizards got smoked by the Sixers Wednesday night. He’s frustrated. Good. He should be frustrated. If he were comfortable losing that would be a bigger…

  18. Hawks trade for Kirk Hinrich

    Feb 23, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    Multiple sources are reporting that the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade Mike Bibby, Mo Evans, rookie Jordan Crawford, and a #1 pick to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong. This deal fills an obvious need for the Hawks. Mike Bibby is still a sharpshooter, but he has contributed in…

  19. Video: JaVale McGee dunks two balls at once

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    Sure, the car dunk won Blake Griffin the Dunk Contest. But for our money this was the dunk of the night — JaVale McGee, two balls and two rims. It topped our rankings. This was both crazy and athletic. And you can throw in creative, too. It’s worth watching again. And again. And…

  20. John Wall’s ridiculous bounce-pass ally-oop to Blake Griffin

    Feb 19, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

    Rookie John Wall, of the Washington Wiza

    The best highlight of All-Star weekend happened Friday night. You think maybe we should watch the All-Star Game and the Dunk Contest before we render judgement? Wrong. We should just watch the video below and realize it is over. During Friday night’s Rookie Challenge, John Wall makes a bounce pass from behind the three-point arc…

  21. Gilbert Arenas says his problem is he’s being too passive

    Feb 14, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    Arenas magic

    Magic fans, the most recent comments by Gilbert Arenas should worry you. Yes, you got a nice big-game win over the Lakers Sunday, but that does not totally erase the recent losses to the Bulls, Heat and Celtics. You need more consistent play, more wins over quality teams before we are convinced any corner was…

  22. Wizards end road drought with win over… Cleveland. Of course.

    Feb 13, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers

    It’s been 310 days since the Wizards last won a road game. But after going 0-25 this season on the road, the Wizards are finally off the snide. Thankfully, they ran into the Cleveland Cavaliers on a back to back, who, after breaking their own horrendous streak against the Clippers, dutifully wilted. The Wizards actually…

  23. Byron Scott rips his team, effort after loss 26 in a row

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    In the games leading up to the Cavaliers record in futility — 25 consecutive losses in a row — there were a lot of things you could pick apart about the Cavs: The lack of guys who can create their own shot, the lack of rebounding, the poor execution, the non-existent interior defense, and so…

  24. Video: Get out of Al Thornton’s way

    Feb 6, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Al Thornton

    Al Thornton can get up. As proof, we bring you this. We should add that apparently Zaza Pachulia is not intimidating anyone from going to the rim. But this is one of the better dunks of the season. It might even crack Blake Griffin‘s top 10.

  25. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Feb 4, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Gilbert Arenas returns to Washington D.C. and the Verizon Center tonight. He will be booed. “At this point, it really doesn’t matter, because if they boo or cheer I’m gone the next night anyway,” Arenas said. Gilbert Arenas talks about why his ex goes public with dirty details and why all his sharks are dead.…

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