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  1. The Wizards are going to draft John Wall. Like you didn't know that already.

    May 26, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    I know the Washington Wizards are going to take John Wall first overall in the NBA Draft. You know it. The Wizards know it. Everyone else in the NBA knows it. Scouts in the Puerto Rican league know it. Yak herders in Mongolia know it. Wall cemented that spot at the recent draft combine. But…

  2. NBA Draft: Who's dealing? A look at tradeable picks

    May 23, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

    A significant side effect of the lottery is that teams who don’t necessarily need or want a nigh impact player at various positions get slotted in draft positions to acquire such a player. It also means that teams see an opportunity to cash in on a high impact young player by moving the pick for…

  3. New Wizards owner thinks the NBA gives its owners too much rope to hang themselves with

    May 21, 2010, 4:22 PM EDT

    Ted Leonsis is going to make buddies with his NBA owner peers very quickly. Leonsis spoke to reporters on Friday and said that the NHL (whose Capitals are also owned by Leonsis) is currently “stronger” because their Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents owners from ingesting “stupid pills” as he put them, referring to large contracts which…

  4. Lest you had any doubt, Flip Saunders loves him some John Wall

    May 20, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Yesterday, Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders shot down the asinine rumor that the Wizards would consider trading the number one overall pick this year. Some teams might have, but not the Wizards. Now, he has gone on the the Junkies on 106.7 the Fan in Washington D.C. and professed his love of John Wall by…

  5. Evan Turner thinks he could be first pick, but he'll take Philly

    May 20, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

    John Wall is going to be the first pick in the draft. He is. That doesn’t mean it’s not debatable — we’ll be happy to play devil’s advocate to the conventional wisdom. Evan Turner is going to be drafted second overall. But he thinks he should be considered for that top pick, something he said…

  6. NBA Draft: John Wall seems sold on the Wizards, but he'll have to sell the team to free agents

    May 19, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The 2009-2010 season was a dream campaign for the Washington Wizards. Just, y’know, one of those dreams where you keep falling and falling without salvation or even resolution. The problems just kept on coming, and while things didn’t necessarily get progressively worse over the course of the season, the sustained funk that surrounded the Wiz…

  7. NBA Lottery: Let the debate begin, Wall or Turner for Wizards?

    May 18, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

    This one won’t be a no-brainer. John Wall is a near consensus #1 overall player. His vision, athleticism, natural skill and length have drawn lofty phrases as strong as “best draft prospect since Carmelo Anthony.” And now the Wizards have the opportunity to select him with the first overall pick. Only problem? They already have…

  8. What a NBA lottery win would mean for five teams

    May 18, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    With the NBA Draft Lottery upon us, we thought we’d prognosticate upon five teams with a wide range of chances to gain the best choice tonight. New Jersey Nets: They have more on the line than any other team in tonight’s drawing. Drawing the top slot gives them not only the best player in the…

  9. Could Michael Beasley be traded to the Wizards?

    Apr 30, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Our own Ira Winderman has suggested that the Miami Heat would be best off dumping Michael Beasley for cap space, and if they can get a rack of shootaround basketballs out of it, that was gravy. He’s not alone in South Beach — people are basically done with Beasley. (Well, not Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.)…

  10. Leonsis not ready to give up on Gilbert Arenas

    Apr 30, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Ted Leonsis will be the next owner of the Washington Wizards, which puts him in a unique position to dictate the course of Gilbert Arenas’ career. If Leonsis wanted, he could banish Arenas a la Stephon Marbury. He could try his damnedest to keep Gil away from his team until Ernie Grunfeld could find a…

  11. Washington Wizards sale appears closer, more likely

    Apr 27, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

    It’s not what’s being said, it’s who is doing the talking. We’ve known for a month that the two sides in the sale of the Washington Wizards — the family of former owner Abe Pollin and incoming owner Ted Leonsis — had basically agreed to a price for the team and the Verizon Center. A…

  12. Michael Jordan was the master of intimidation

    Apr 19, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

    You’d like to think that by the time a guy became a professional basketball player, by the time he’d reached the pinnacle of the NBA, nothing with the game would really intimidate him. You’d like to think that, but you’d be wrong. There is always an alpha dog. Always an intimidator. Kevin Garnett still tries…

  13. Phil Jackson plays the pot calling kettle black

    Feb 27, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT

    In 2008, the Los Angeles Lakers completed one of the most one-sided trades in the history of the league, sending Kwame Brown and what was, at that point, complete unknown Marc Gasol to the Memphis Grizzlies (along with Javaris Crittenton…yeah) for franchise player Pau Gasol. Coaches and league personnel were flabbergasted at the questionable nature…

  14. BREAKING: Josh Howard out for the season with torn ACL

    Feb 23, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

    UPDATE 2:58PM: D-League blog Ridiculous Upside is reporting that Mike Harris of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the D-League will be called up to take Howard’s place. Harris just got back from a stint with RGV’s affiliate the Houston Rockets and is widely considered the top call-up prospect in the D-League. 12:45 am: Mike…

  15. LeBron: Jamison said "I haven't had an open shot in four years."

    Feb 21, 2010, 11:37 AM EDT

    During a pre-game interview with Michelle Tafoya on ABC before Sunday’s game in Orlando, LeBron James was asked about Antawn Jamison’s conspicuous debut on Friday where he went 0-12 from the floor and scored two points (two free throws in garbage time). The King’s response was interesting, and painful, for Wizards’ fans. LeBron: “Funny thing,…

  16. Mavs may take a crack at Ilgauskas if buyout is arranged

    Feb 18, 2010, 11:37 PM EDT

    Update 11:50 pm: The Mavericks are not alone, it turns out. The Atlanta Hawks would like to talk to Ilgauskas, too, if (when, really) Washington buys him out. His agent, Herb Rudoy, said the Hawks are a team Big Z would consider. He’ll probably end up back with the Cavs, but he can milk them…

  17. Jamison to get first start Friday for Cavs

    Feb 18, 2010, 10:43 AM EDT

    I’m sure TNT would have been thrilled to find Antawn Jamison’s first post-trade game with the Cavs came on their doubleheader with tonight’s game against Denver in Cleveland, but it looks like that won’t be the case. Cavs beat writer Brian Windhorst, or, the Legendary Brian Windhorst, is reporting that Jamison will likely be unavailable…

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