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

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EST

    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…

  2. 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…

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

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 28, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:55 AM EST

    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…

  6. John Wall is one frustrated Wizard

    Feb 24, 2011, 10:28 AM EST

    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…

  7. Hawks trade for Kirk Hinrich

    Feb 23, 2011, 7:48 PM EST

    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…

  8. Video: JaVale McGee dunks two balls at once

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 19, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 14, 2011, 9:08 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 13, 2011, 11:16 PM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:57 AM EST

    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…

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

    Feb 6, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    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.

  14. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Feb 4, 2011, 10:22 AM EST

    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.…

  15. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Another Wizards road loss sets up a “showdown” in Cleveland

    Feb 2, 2011, 7:34 AM EST

    John Wall

    What you missed while wondering why you were watching highlights of Super Bowl media day…. Hornets 97, Wizards 89: For the first time in 306 games Emeka Okafor has to sit one out, and Jason Smith steps in and tries to Wally Pip him. Smith had 20 points on 11 shots, established himself early (10…

  16. John Wall and the cupboard of Doritos

    Jan 31, 2011, 1:20 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v New York Knicks

    NBA players — even with all that money and all those professional trainers and nutritionists at their fingertips — fall into some bad eating habits like the rest of us. Coming out of college — where they had buffets of food in the dining hall and coaches trying to get them to bulk up for…

  17. Report: Javaris Crittenton to sign in D-League

    Jan 26, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

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    Javaris Crittenton is getting another shot, this time in the D-League. He has to be approved by the league but that is expected to happen, followed by Crittenton being picked up by the Dakota Wizards, according to Scott Schroeder at FanHouse. It’s a road back to the league for a guy that showed a lot…

  18. Andray Blatche calls in to radio show to defend his defenseless play

    Jan 25, 2011, 3:18 PM EST

    Andray Blatche blocked

    We could tell you how bad Andray Blatche played last night (in PBT’s recaps we said he should have been benched) but we’ll let Wizards coach Flip Saunders tell you, courtesy our media brothers in arms at CSNWashington.com: “He was terrible, he was bad.  He was bad.  He didn’t look like he had energy or…

  19. D’Antoni not that worried about Knicks six-game losing streak

    Jan 24, 2011, 10:36 AM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers v New York Knicks

    When a hitter is in a slump in July — let’s say, hypothetically the entire Dodgers roster — there seems to be a game or two where he starts hitting the ball hard but still can’t buy a hit. You can feel the slump’s about to end, it just won’t. Mike D’Antoni sounds that way…

  20. Wizards getting trade calls about Kirk Hinrich

    Jan 18, 2011, 6:49 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    Around this time of year, a month before the trade deadline, you’d be hard pressed to find an NBA player who wasn’t asked about in trade talks. But some of those are more interesting, more likely to be moved than others. On of those is Kirk Hinrich — a quality guard owed $8 million next…

  21. John Wall asks coach to fine him when he sulks

    Jan 18, 2011, 9:24 AM EST

    John Wall, Deron Williams

    John Wall played maybe his best game of the season Monday. Matched up on the elite Deron Williams of Utah, Wall had 19 points (7-of-12 shooting) and a career high 15 assists — one of those a pass to Nick Young in the corner to seal the win with a three. Wall did a good…

  22. John Wall’s injuries holding him back

    Jan 17, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

    Kevin Love, John Wall

    John Wall has been solid — he’s averaging 15.3 points and 8.9 assists per game — but he has not been what everyone hoped. We expected a guy who was going to be the next great point guard in the league and to show that from day one, but he plays like a guy still…

  23. Video: Darko tips in two off a jump ball (for the other team)

    Jan 14, 2011, 8:48 AM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

    The consensus on this play: Nobody had ever seen it before. Not the NBA’s twitterverse. Not Chris Webber or Kenny Smith in the TNT studios. Not anybody. Darko Milicic wins a tip during the Timberwolves victory over the Wizards, but in doing so knocks it into his own net. Two points Wizards. Just watch. You…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The night of the living blowouts

    Jan 12, 2011, 8:11 AM EST

    John Wall

    What you missed while planning to be one of the Joker’s henchmen… The Cavaliers historically bad performance against the Lakers is our Anti-Game of he Night. The Hawks hosting the Bucks was postponed due to snow and will be played on March 15. Wizards 136, Kings 133 (OT): This was more roller coaster than basketball…

  25. JaVale McGee starts practicing for Dunk Contest

    Jan 7, 2011, 1:38 PM EST

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    At last summer’s USA Basketball tryout and camp, some of the best players walking the planet were in awe of JaVale McGee’s pure athleticism. In a league filled with freak athletes, McGee stands out. Unfortunately, his mind and his game are a long ways from catching up with his body can do. But that athleticism…

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