Washington Wizards

What happens if Washington Wizards win NBA Draft Lottery?

One of the goals for the Washington Wizards coming into the 2018-2019 season was to get 50 wins. They ended the season with 50 losses. The disappointing season led to Wizards securing the sixth-best lottery odds for the 2019 NBA Draft, with a 9% chance at the number one pick. Big picture: Wizard’s star...

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15 hours ago, Yardbarker, Washington Wizards

Chasson Randle held his own in a tough spot this season

This is the first installment of our player review series, where we look back at the individual performance of each Wizard this season. With so many players set to hit free agency this summer, we’ll also examine what kind of value they’ll have this summer. We’re kicking off our series with a look at...

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1 day ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Two different teams in different leagues should be inspiration for the Wizards

We went through two teams’ building strategies in the last week. The Wizards shouldn’t follow another team’s blueprint completely. But they can still take a page or two out of others’ playbooks. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sundays and Happy Easter to those of you who observe it! Also, a Happy belated...

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1 day ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

The Mystics are Vegas favorites to win the 2019 WNBA championship

Though I don’t think the Mystics are the favorites, the bookies are saying otherwise. Still, this team is contending. The Mystics are one of the WNBA’s best teams heading into the 2019 season. After all, they made the 2018 Finals. With Storm forward Breanna Stewart rupturing her Achilles tendon last...

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2 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Fate of Wizards’ vets will rest in new GM’s hands

Ernie Grunfeld wanted Trevor Ariza and Jeff Green to return for another season — and maybe beyond. Had he not gotten fired, there was a good chance both would wear a Washington Wizards jersey next season. Since he bought the Wizards in 2010, Ted Leonsis has taken a hands-off approach to running the team....

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3 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards: Pros and Cons of Dwight Howard’s Player Option

In one of the least surprising moves we’ll see this off-season, Dwight Howard has accepted his player option for next season with the Washington Wizards. Will year two be any better? In the summer of 2018, Dwight Howard was traded from the Charlotte Hornets and then immediately bought out of his...

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3 days ago, Wiz of Awes, Washington Wizards

The Wizards could look at Ajax as a model to follow for their future too

The Dutch soccer team is built on developing youth who can compete within their country and make some noise in Europe. These are all parallels the Wizards can use for the immediate future. On Sunday, I went ahead and promoted Bullets Forever community member Dutch Hoopfan’s FanPost on why Wizards fans...

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3 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Dwight Howard opts in for 2019-20 with Wizards

In an unsurprising move, Dwight Howard has picked up his 2019/20 player option, opting in for next season, reports ESPN’s Zach Lowe (via Twitter). The decision ensures that the Wizards center locks in his $5,603,850 salary for ’19/20. Howard, 33, signed a two-year deal with the Wizards last summer after...

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4 days ago, Yardbarker, Washington Wizards

In least surprising NBA offseason news, Dwight Howard opts into $5.6 million with Wizards

In least surprising NBA offseason news, Dwight Howard opts into $5.6 million with Wizards

Dwight Howard played in just nine games for the Washington Wizards last season due to injury, mostly his chronic back issues. Howard also will be 34 years old before next season starts. Because of that, the offseason market for Howard as a free agent would be somewhere between frigid and “I just...

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4 days ago, NBC Sports, Washington Wizards

NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard Opts into $5.6M Wizards Player Option for 2019-20

Dwight Howard will be getting a second act in the nation's capital. The veteran big man opted into his $5.6 million contract with the Washington Wizards for the 2019-20 season, per Zach Lowe of ESPN...

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4 days ago, Bleacher Report, Washington Wizards

Report: Howard will opt-in to player option for 2019-20

The Wizards center played sparingly in the 2018-19 season and will give it one more go next season. On Thursday April 18, Zach Lowe of ESPN reported that Dwight Howard will opt-in to the second year of his contract which will be worth about $5.6 million. Not a shocker obviously, but Dwight Howard has...

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4 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Is Tomas Satoransky really a Wizards point guard for the future?

John Wall is out, perhaps for all of next season. But are the Wizards convinced that Tomas Satoransky can fit into Washington’s plans? Tomas Satoransky has shown that he is a good point guard. He started 84 games in each of the last two seasons, mostly when John Wall was out due to various injuries to...

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4 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Which Wizards generated the most surplus value in 2018-19?

Jared Dubin wrote an interesting feature for FiveThirtyEight this week crunching the numbers on which players provided the most bang for their buck this season. He created a formula using ESPN’s Real Plus/Minus to calculate each player’s individual value this season and then compared it against each...

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5 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Free Agency: Thomas Bryant Must Be Top Priority for Washington Wizards

After putting up record-breaking numbers in his first year with the Washington Wizards, Thomas Bryant is set to hit free agency this summer. The Wizards need to do everything they can to keep him in Washington. If Thomas Bryant‘s time as a member of the Washington Wizards is already over, he certainly...

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5 days ago, Wiz of Awes, Washington Wizards

The Mystics have a better shot to win WNBA title now after Stewart’s injury

The WNBA is reeling over the Seattle Storm forward’s Achilles injury. While the Mystics have a clearer path to a title, they also aren’t runaway favorites. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Seattle Storm Breanna Stewart tore her Achilles tendon in the EuroLeague Women Finals. There are many takes to...

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5 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Wall tweets his support to Stewart after her apparent Achilles injury

Unofficial reports state that the Seattle Storm star has a torn right Achilles tendon. Like Stewie, Wall has a similar injury. Washington Wizards fans know the pain of what it feels like when a franchise star has a ruptured Achilles tendon. That’s because John Wall will be out for at least one calendar...

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6 days ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

The biggest challenge for the Wizards next GM? Defining success.

One of the least discussed aspects of Ernie Grunfeld’s Wizards tenure is what a good situation he walked into when he took over the job in 2003. Although the Wizards didn’t have a lot of roster assets, they also had no bad, long-term deals weighing them down. They also had control of all but one of their...

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1 week ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Top Stories: The Wizards’ season is over, Mystics make their draft picks

It’s been a big week as one team’s season ends and another is about to begin. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sundays. Here are the main stories of the week: The Wizards’ season is over After a season filled with unmet expectations, the Wizards finished their 2018-19 season with a 32-50 record. Bradley...

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1 week ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Roundtable: Reviewing the 2018-19 Wizards season and what comes next

When did you know the season was over? Ben Mehic: When Dwight Howard was supposed to save the season. If you’re depending on Howard at this point in his career, you’re probably in trouble. And, of course, the Wizards were. He played just nine games this year and he has a player option, which he’ll almost...

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1 week ago, Bullets Forever, Washington Wizards

Wizards part ways with Devin Robinson after his arrest

The incident that led to Devin Robinson‘s dismissal from the Wizards was a fight with Jalen Mills of the Philadelphia Eagles outside a Washington, D.C., nightclub early this morning, reports Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, citing authorities.  The Wizards issued a statement after Robinson's arrest,...

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1 week ago, Yardbarker, Washington Wizards

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