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Washington Wizards Do Not Become Overnight Contenders with Wall and Nene

December 1st, 2012
John Wall has yet to log a single minute this season as he continues to bide his time while he deals with a stress fracture in his left knee. Nene has been limited to four games as he continues to battle lingering plantar fasciitis. Without their two best players, the ...

John Wall’s Success Depends on How Quickly Bradley Beal Adjusts to the NBA

September 21st, 2012
John Wall is entering his third NBA season since being drafted first overall by the Washington Wizards in 2010. He has yet to blossom into the franchise point guard, but that has less to do with his development and more to do with a poorly built roster, coaching changes and ...

Washington Wizards: Re-Signing Ernie Grunfeld Has Doomed the Near Future

May 12th, 2012
The Washington Wizards have been a lackluster franchise for much of the last 20 years, even if you factor in Michael Jordan's brief return to the floor. Drafting John Wall brought some intrigue back to the Wizards, as did the much-needed change in the team colors and uniforms..Re-signing GM Ernie ...

Washington Wizards: Ridding the Frontcourt of Flash for Substance Will Pay off

March 24th, 2012
Over the past two weeks, the Washington Wizards made two big moves that changed the course of their future. They got rid of JaVale McGee, who had become a bit of a liability, and benched Andray Blatche indefinitely due to poor conditioning that may have contributed to his injuries this ...

Washington Wizards Better off Without Nick Young Next Season

September 16th, 2011
Though the NBA is currently in the midst of their own lockout, there are plenty of teams with questions to answer in this prolonged offseason. For the Washington Wizards, they must make a decision on whether to retain shooting guard Nick Young, or let Jordan Crawford step into a starter's ...

Washington Wizards: Can Andray Blatche Become a Franchise Player?

March 18th, 2011
Around this time last season, the Washington Wizards had a similarly terrible record and were coping with the reality of life after Washington mainstays Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison and Brendan Haywood were dealt at the trade deadline. Out of that roster overhaul emerged Andray Blatche, who made the most of ...

Washington Wizards: 5 Ways JaVale McGee Can Take His Game to the Next Level

January 31st, 2011
The Washington Wizards knew what they were getting themselves when they drafted JaVale McGee with the 18th pick in the 2008 Draft. He was a raw prospect coming out of the University of Nevada, but had the athleticism and the fire to develop into a great center given the proper ...

Washington Wizards Shopping Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee After Altercation

December 28th, 2010
Fresh off of trading long-time Wizard and more recent malcontent Gilbert Arenas, the Washington Wizards had to hand down a pair of suspensions to their young stars. Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee were each given one-game suspensions for engaging in an altercation with one another outside of a club last ...

Washington Wizards: Reviewing the Gilbert Arenas-Rashard Lewis Trade

December 18th, 2010
The Washington Wizards took the next step in their ongoing process to rebuild the franchise with youth by parting with maligned guard Gilbert Arenas in a three-team trade. With Arenas out of town, the Wizards can hand the franchise's future over to rookie John Wall with full confidence. The deal ...

NBA Washington Wizards Boast Strong Home Record, Still Winless On The Road.

November 24th, 2010
The Wizards are starting to look less and less like the team that has won just 45 total games over the last two season. They're still a ways away from competing for any type championship, but they have managed to protect their home court. It hasn't always been pretty, but the ...