December 6, 2009
All season, the Wizards have failed to get off to good starts, which has had a huge influence on their final results. Washington is 1-8 this year when trailing after one quarter. On five occasions -- including Friday's game against Toronto -- the Wizards faced double-digit deficits during the first 12 minutes of the game. Date Opp. Largest 1st Q. deficit Result Oct. 30 Hawks 5 pts. L, 100-89 Nov. 4 Heat 19 pts. L, 93-89 Nov. 6 ...
January 29, 2013 |
Martell Webster caught a pass from John Wall in the right corner Monday night and maintained focus as Sacramento Kings guard Francisco Garcia approached. The Washington Wizards swimgman kept his eyes on the rim as he elevated, lifted his arms high above his head as always, released the ball with a flick of his wrist and buried the three-pointer. Garcia collided with Webster, knocking him on his backside, and sent him to the free throw line, where he converted a four-point play, Webster's league-leading sixth of...
July 12, 2012 |
The Washington Wizards have until Tuesday to make a move that would permanently sever ties with forward Andray Blatche , but the organization remains undecided about using the one-time amnesty provision, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The provision allows teams to cut a player and remove his contract from the salary cap. When asked which way the Wizards were leaning, a league source said the team was "standing straight up. " Blatche has been a disappointment since...
November 23, 2012 |
Mired in a franchise-worst 0-10 start, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman has fiddled with his starting lineup routinely since the season opener, with about the only certainty being that as soon as a member of the first team is made a reserve, he'll inevitably produce at a higher level. Take point guard A.J. Price, who came off the bench in Wednesday's agonizing 101-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks to finish with 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting with seven assists and one turnover.
March 31, 2012 |
The Washington Wizards ' draft room was filled with enthusiasm last June when the franchise pulled off what appeared to be a successful coup, despite a talent pool that had been described by most scouts and executives as a weak draft class. The Wizards addressed several needs, as they found an athletic big man who could run the floor with John Wall , had a defensive-minded small forward fall into their laps, and plucked a backup point guard from a successful college program. But less than a week after ...
March 28, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY — When the Washington Wizards arrived at their team hotel Tuesday, forward Trevor Ariza stepped off the bus with a medical mask covering his mouth. Still feeling the effects of the flu, Ariza didn't want to pass anything to his teammates — but he was more worried about checking into a hotel that was rumored to be haunted. Ariza shared the story of his ghost encounter from a previous stay at the hotel, explaining how he fell asleep on top of the bed but woke up underneath the covers and...