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  1. Wizards’ Marcin Gortat sneaks into Celtics’ free throw line huddle

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Marcin Gortat accomplishes something that Rajon Rondo couldn’t a few years ago.

  2. Derrick Rose practicing with Bulls’ second unit

    Mar 31, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Chicago Bulls

    Don’t get any ideas. Unless…

  3. Shawn Marion puts a cap on length of his NBA career

    Mar 31, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

    Derrick Williams, Shawn Marion

    Shawn Marion is one of just six players drafted in 1999 who are still in the NBA.* (That was 15 years ago, Mr. Boeheim.) *Elton Brand, Andre Miller, Jason Terry (barely), Andrei Kirilenko and Manu Ginobili are the others. It’s quite the impressive career for a player who has been so reliant on athleticism. Marion…

  4. Marcin Gortat says Wizards are sometimes ‘mentally weak’

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat

    Depending on your perspective, the Washington Wizards either blew their game against Phoenix last night by falling behind by 25 points in the third quarter or showed resiliency by cutting the deficit to three points late. Considering the Suns ultimately won, 99-93, you can guess how the Washington players interpreted the game. Marcin Gortat, via…

  5. Andre Miller blames comments he made at a team meeting for benching and subsequent trade from Nuggets

    Mar 23, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    andre miller wizards

    Andre Miller believes comments he made in a specific closed-door meeting resulted in his being traded by the Nuggets.

  6. Wizards’ Drew Gooden fined $15K for ‘committing an unnecessary act’ against Lakers’ Nick Young

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Drew Gooden, Nick Young

    Wizards’ big man Drew Gooden was fined for starting a late-game altercation with Nick Young of the Lakers.

  7. Drew Gooden, Jordan Hill ejected after Wizards/Lakers shoving match (VIDEO)

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    Drew Gooden, Nick Young

    It started with Drew Gooden, who had been frustrated with the perceived lack of calls going his way. There was 2:14 left in the eventual Wizards 117-107 win over the Lakers Friday night when Gooden got tangled up with the Lakers’ Nick Young and the Wizards forward wrapped up Young’s arm and yanked it as Gooden…

  8. Andre Miller says Nuggets made him out to be ‘the bad guy’ before trading him to Wizards

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

    andre miller wizards

    Andre Miller says the Nuggets portrayed him as a villain, but didn’t provide any details beyond that.

  9. Maurice Williams passes between Drew Gooden’s legs for a Thomas Robinson dunk

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Drew Gooden

    Whatever value Drew Gooden provides the Wizards offensively, he’s still an absent-minded defender. (hat tip: Zach Harper of Eye on Basketball)

  10. Thursday NBA grades: Stephen Curry slays the Bucks

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:41 AM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your bracket go up in flames on the first day… Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. Credit the Milwaukee Bucks, they would not roll over, they fought and made Golden State work for it. Stephen Curry was the guy that was not going to…

  11. John Wall wants Wizards to become Bullets again

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Washington Wizards

    In 1997, The Washington Bullets became the Washington Wizards (though not directly due to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, as many believe). Wizards, a corny nickname with no local significance, hasn’t really caught on among the city’s passionate basketball fans. But it won’t change back to Bullets for two main reasons: 1. Most fans have…

  12. Tuesday NBA grades: LeBron reminds Cleveland what they’re missing

    Mar 19, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking it’s crazy that “Lost” is 10 years old… LeBron James, Miami Heat. Nobody likes it when their ex-girlfriend walks into the party looking smoking hot. LeBron pretty much did that to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night — he had 25 points in the…

  13. NBA Power Rankings: Spurs, Clippers are your clear top two

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Derrick Favors

    The Spurs and Clippers have distanced themselves from the pack with double-digit winning streaks and sit on top. The Sixers have anchored themselves to the bottom.

  14. Report: Wizards to sign Drew Gooden for rest of season

    Mar 17, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Drew Gooden

    Gooden has given Washington a dangerous, hot-shooting lineup.

  15. The Extra Pass: This season’s record number of threes is just the start

    Mar 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Stephen Curry

    One in four shots in an NBA Game this season has been a three. That number is only going to go up.

  16. John Wall with the rebound and fast break slam to seal Wizards’ win over Nets (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    John Wall splits two defenders near mid-court before putting the exclamation point on a win over the Nets with a thunderous slam.

  17. Paul Pierce mocks the unnecessary screaming of Wizards’ Trevor Booker (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    There are plenty of players who make exaggerated vocal noise during the course of an NBA game, with Carlos Boozer of the Bulls perhaps heading up that very long list. While it’s accepted to a certain extent, it’s also nice to see a veteran of the game point out just how ridiculous it is. During…

  18. John Wall fined $15,000 for comments on officials/Kemba Walker

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    John Wall, LeBron James

    “I didn’t touch him. All he did was scream. The ref gave him calls all night because he was screaming.” That was from John Wall talking about Kemba Walker after the Bobcats beat the Wizards Wednesday night. The league is not fond of people questioning their officials’ integrity (regardless of cause) and on Thursday came down…

  19. John Wall: Kemba Walker gets calls because he screams

    Mar 13, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    John Wall, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    With the Bobcats clinging to a three-point lead over the Wizards midway through the fourth quarter Wednesday, Kemba Walker rose for a corner 3-pointer. John Wall appeared to contest the shot cleanly, but the refs called a foul. Why? Wall, via J. Michael of CSN Washington: “I didn’t touch him. All he did was scream,”…

  20. John Wall turned around Washington Wizards’ season once teammates demanded he lead

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

    Martell Webster; John Wall

    “From that day forward, I knew I was the guy, the leader, and I knew that they trusted me.”

  21. PBT Power Rankings: Tell me again how the Spurs are too old….

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker

    And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …

  22. Marcin Gortat suggests NBA allow in-game player fights

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:56 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat; DeMar DeRozan

    “Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up.”

  23. Wizards’ Martell Webster gets past Giannis Antetokounmpo for the fast break slam (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Martell Webster

    This wasn’t exactly a dunk on the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he was certainly in the vicinity. Martell Webster got loose on the break, and was quick enough to the rim to avoid the long rookie, but threw the dunk down with such force that he landed somewhat awkwardly on his backside.

  24. PBT And-1 Links: Roy Hibbert’s new bed is ginormous

    Mar 5, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Pharrell Williams loves the Arby’s hat… • Roy Hibbert got a new…

  25. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Miami putting its foot down on the gas

    Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…

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