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  1. What is old is new again with Wizards uniforms

    May 10, 2011, 12:08 PM EST

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    There are things I feel comfortable doing as a blogger — breaking down plays, discussing strategy, talking trade rumors, divining grand meaning from simple statements that the speaker had no intention of becoming a big deal. Fashion… not in my wheelhouse. So I will reserve comments on the Washington Wizards’ new look. Maybe it will…

  2. You missed “Lap dance Tuesdays” hosted by Andray Blatche

    May 4, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

    Andray Blatche

    We’ve finally figured out why there were so many empty seats at American Airlines Arena in Miami at the start of Tuesday night’s game. Across town at a Miami club Andray Blatche was hosting “lap dance Tuesdays.” Not making that up. We couldn’t. We just wish we’d told you in time to get there yourself.…

  3. Nick Young says Wizards not getting home town discount

    Apr 28, 2011, 11:26 AM EST

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    When Gilbert Arenas was sent off to Orlando, Nick Young got thrust into a starting role. Young would have gotten his chance anyway, he was already looking better than Arenas in preseason. Young went on to average 17.4 points per game on 44.1 percent shooting, he got to the line and he shot 38.7 percent…

  4. Imagine how good John Wall will be when he is healthy

    Apr 22, 2011, 6:40 PM EST

    T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam

    Remember way back to the start of the season, when John Wall missed a handful of game due to a foot injury? Probably not, because when he came back he was pretty impressive. Good enough to be second in the Rookie of the Year balloting. Dude dropped 22 assists at the All-Star weekend Rookie Challenge…

  5. Wizards make it official: They will go red, white and blue next season

    Apr 21, 2011, 1:12 PM EST

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    Ted Leonsis wants his teams in the nation’s capital adorned in national colors — he did it to the NHL’s Capitals, and we knew it was going to happen with the Wizards. Thursday they made it official, according to CSN Washington. “The updating of the Wizards brand has been a priority we have focused on…

  6. Shorthanded Wizards bringing in Larry Owens from D-League

    Apr 6, 2011, 3:24 PM EST

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    Remember yesterday when we told you that five key Washington Wizards were done for the rest of the season? (Of course you do, you commit every story here to memory. What else have you got to do?) That leaves nine guys on the Wizards roster — a roster that has won three in a row…

  7. Young, Howard among five Wizards shut down for season

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:49 PM EST

    Nick Young

    Well, this is really shutting it down. From our man Frank Hanrahan at CSN Washington: Wizards coach Flip Saunders has just announced that leading scorer Nick Young, forward Josh Howard, forward Rashard Lewis, guard Cartier Martin and center Hamidy N’Diaye are all done for the season, with each of them nursing knee injuries. Forward Trevor…

  8. Wall suspended one game for Ilgauskas altercation

    Mar 31, 2011, 7:10 PM EST

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    The league has announced that Wizards guard John Wall will be suspended one game for his role in an altercation that caused Wall, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Juwan Howard to all be ejected from Wednesday’s Wizards-Heat game. Here is the league’s statement on the matter: Wall has been suspended for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two, whichincluded…

  9. Video: JaVale McGee swats away Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade

    Mar 31, 2011, 9:13 AM EST

    JaVale McGee block

    This is how you defend the rim. We keep telling you that in today’s NBA — with no handchecking on the perimeter — you have to have a guy who can protect the rim. Exactly like this. JaVale McGee is textbook on Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Not that it helped the Wizards in this…

  10. Video: John Wall throws punch at Big Z, leads to ejections

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:52 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    We already told you what happened, but you should see it for yourself (via our friends at CSNWashington.com) Zydrunas Ilgauskas had the ball in the high post guarded by John Wall (on a little scramble play, obviously that was not the regular matchup). Ilgauskas used his elbow to create a little space, Wall was trying…

  11. John Wall, Juwan Howard, Zydrunas Ilgauskas all ejected

    Mar 30, 2011, 8:07 PM EST

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    John Wall, Juwan Howard, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas have all just been ejected from the Heat-Wizards game. The initial incident occurred when Ilgauskas was holding the ball in the high post. Wall was attempting to swipe at the ball, and Ilgauskas gave Wall two quick elbows to the face for his trouble. In retaliation, Wall fired…

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

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

    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…

  13. Derrick Rose’s season inspires John Wall

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    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,…

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

    Mar 24, 2011, 9:08 AM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 23, 2011, 10:13 AM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

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    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 —…

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

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:53 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Mar 16, 2011, 3:06 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:10 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:49 PM EST

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    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…

  22. Remembering Mike Bibby’s storied career in Washington

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:08 AM EST

    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…

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

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Mar 1, 2011, 1:19 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

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    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…

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