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If All-Star selections were based on play alone, Bradley Beal would be a starter

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 5 hrs ago.

If All-Star selections were based on play alone, Bradley Beal would be a starter originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Bradley Beal's stellar play ended the debate over whether the Washington Wizards leading scorer deserved a second consecutive All-Star berth – and started a new one: Should he start in the game? Now, based on the latest batch of fan results, Beal will not in fact start. Fans account for 50 percent of the vote with current players and Beal ranked 10th among Eastern Conference guards.

G-Leaguer Jordan McRae who dropped 54 points could be a roster addition for Wizards

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

G-Leaguer Jordan McRae who dropped 54 points could be a roster addition for Wizards originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Time is nearly up for the Washington Wizards to replace Ron Baker on the active roster. Jordan McRae made his strongest push yet for the gig. McRae, one of the Wizards' two-way contract players, scored 54 points for Capital City Friday night in the Go-Go's 118-107 win over the Main Red Claws.

Bradley Beal does not think the Wizards are better without John Wall: 'That's absolutely nonsense'

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 days ago.

What's funny is that a lot of folks had written the Wizards off well before Wall went down for the year, and the injury had a lot of us wondering if they were better off with Beal trying to carry the team back into contention by himself. We have spent years studying the chemistry between Wall and Beal, a combustible pairing that they themselves have acknowledged, and the team's disastrous 13-22 start had us testing the trade machine to see how Washington could deal its way out of a failed experiment. Sure enough, Beal has flourished in Wall's absence once again, averaging 29.3 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds on 45.5/39.2/80.4 shooting splits.

Wizards at a crossroads as trade deadline looms

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

While the Wizards look ready to at least compete for a playoff run after the past week of impressive games against the top teams in the East, the team has more than just this season to think about. Two of the five players with contracts beyond this season, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr., typically take a perception back seat to Wall, the five-time All-Star. Watching the Wizards over the last two seasons with and without their point guard has some believing it's time for a change.

True to form, Wizards bounce back from lopsided loss with lopsided win over Sixers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

The Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-106 on Wednesday night. 1. For one night, the Philadelphia 76ers appeared mortal. After losing four of their previous five against Philly, including a 17-point drubbing the night before on the road, the Wizards gave the Sixers a beatdown of their own, and in doing so notched a victory that can be added to the list of their most impressive this season.

Bucks' task: Keep focus as trip continues at Wizards

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

The Milwaukee Bucks, after beginning their three-game road trip with an impressive win, will look to maintain their focus during their next two stops. The Eastern Conference-leading Bucks, winners of eight of nine, defeated the Houston Rockets 116-109 on Wednesday and face the Washington Wizards on Friday before ending the road swing Sunday in Atlanta. Milwaukee (29-11) is in a stretch of 13 road games out 18 games before the All-Star break.

Report: Wizards apply for disabled-player exception for John Wall

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

There could be a silver lining to John Wall undergoing season-ending surgery. Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington: With John Wall out for the season as he rehabs from left heel surgery, the Washington Wizards have applied for the $8.6 million disabled player exception, NBC Sports Washington can confirm. The Wizards will likely be granted the $8,641,000 exception, which can be used to sign, trade for or claim off waivers a player on the final year of his contract.

Wizards, Sixers travel south for immediate rematch

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 11 days ago.

The Philadelphia 76ers extended their home winning streak against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. Now the Wizards get an immediate chance to return the favor. The 76ers routed the visiting Wizards 132-115 on Tuesday night, and the same teams will be it back in Washington on Wednesday night.

Remember Kelly Oubre? He just hit a game-winner for the Suns

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 11 days ago.

Remember Kelly Oubre? He just hit a game-winner for the Suns originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com The December trade that sent Wizards guard Kelly Oubre Jr. to Phoenix in exchange for veteran Trevor Ariza seems to be working out well so far for the Suns. Oubre sealed the deal late in the fourth quarter Tuesday night against Sacramento with one of his trademark slam finishes.

Son of late Wizards coach Flip Saunders earns dramatic win in NBA coaching debut

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Son of late Wizards coach Flip Saunders earns dramatic win in NBA coaching debut originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com It was awfully dusty in Oklahoma City Tuesday night as Ryan Saunders, son of the late Flip Saunders, earned his first victory as interim coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. His team celebrated in the locker room by popping (water) bottles over the interim coach's head in celebration. The 32-year-old was an assistant coach for the Wizards from 2009 to 2014, including two seasons (2009-2011) where he served under his father before Randy Wittman's tenure.

Joel Embiid sits in stands with young fan as 76ers take down Wizards

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Joel Embiid took a break from Tuesday's game to hang out with a fan.

Wizards at 76ers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Wizards at 76ers: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com The Wizards take to the court on Tuesday night to play Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers. Ever since the announcement that John Wall would miss the rest of the 2018-19 season, Washington has been on a roll. Winners of three of their last four contests, the Wizards are playing some of their best basketball.

Sixers' Shake Milton accomplishes rare two games in one day feat with G League call-up

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 12 days ago.

Sixers' Shake Milton accomplishes rare two games in one day feat with G League call-up originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Part of the benefit of being a professional basketball player is playing only one game a day. But, when Shake Milton was given the opportunity to play two games on Tuesday, Jan. 8, it was not an offer he could pass up. On Tuesday morning the 6-6 guard played for the Sixers G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats in a rare 11:00 AM tip at the Wells Fargo Center.

How to vote for your favorite Washington Wizards as 2019 NBA All-Stars

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

How to vote for your favorite Washington Wizards as 2019 NBA All-Stars originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Voting for the 2019 NBA All-Star game is well underway as the league attempts to identify the tops stars in the game. On Feb. 17, the NBA's best will file into the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC for the exhibition game featuring the top basketball players in the world. Fans have the power to vote their favorite players as starters for the game.

TV sport-gaming format gets test with NBA Wizards, Bucks

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

An alternate game telecast of Friday's NBA matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards will give fans a look at the future of in-game sports betting broadcasts. Sports Business Daily and ESPN reported Monday that NBC Sports Washington Plus, an overflow channel for the regional sport broadcaster, will carry an interactive alternate telecast of the Wizards-Bucks game, the first of eight similar games to be shown this season. "It's the 1.0 version of where we're ultimately going," Zach Leonsis, senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Wizards ownership group Monumental Sports and Entertainment told Sports Buisness Daily.

Wizards' Morris to miss at least 6 weeks with neck injury

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback in a difficult season for one of the NBA's most disappointing teams. The Wizards announced Thursday that Morris was examined by a doctor after dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since getting hit on the chin during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 16. Morris left that game at halftime with what the Wizards said then was a neck strain.

This time, Wizards' approach without John Wall is no passing fad

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

CAPITAL ONE ARENA - John Wall's season-ending surgery changes the world for the Washington Wizards. Washington shocked the basketball world prepared for obituary writing by winning 12 of its first 19 games without Wall. "You almost have to prepare for two different games because John definitely runs the show when he's here," Bradley Beal told NBC Sports Washington Wednesday.

Why is Wizards assistant coach Kristi Toliver being paid just $10,000 to do a six-figure job?

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 19 days ago.

The Washington Wizards hired Toliver as an assistant coach in October, and she’s received rave reviews from Wizards players and head coach Scott Brooks. But while NBA assistant coaches typically make upward of $100,000, Howard Megdal of the New York Times reported that Toliver is paid a fraction of that. Toliver is being paid just $10,000 to work as an NBA assistant coach, 1/10 of the typical assistant coach’s salary.

John Wall's left heel injury is latest in a long injury history with the Washington Wizards

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

John Wall's left heel injury is latest in a long injury history with the Washington Wizards originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com Another major injury has John Wall sidelined for the Washington Wizards. This one will cost him over half a season as he will not play again for the Wizards in the 2018-19 year. Wall's left heel injury will be the 10th major injury that forced the five-time NBA All-Star to miss time on the court.

Wizards pull off gutsy win over Hornets in first game since news John Wall will miss rest of season

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 days ago.

Wizards pull off gutsy win over Hornets in first game since news John Wall will miss rest of season originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com The Washington Wizards beat the Charlotte Hornets 130-126 on Saturday night. Here are five observations from the game... The Wizards began life without John Wall on Saturday night, and given the set of circumstances, may have pulled out their most impressive victory of the season.

How Wizards' star Bradley Beal flipped the script by asking the only question that mattered

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 22 days ago.

How Wizards' star Bradley Beal flipped the script by asking the only question that mattered originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com One question crossed everyone's mind inside the Washington Wizards' crowded locker room following their 130-126 win over the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night. Bradley Beal didn't shy away from asking it. "What should our expectations be this year with John out," the Wizards' leading scorer asked a handful of reporters.

John Wall out Friday night vs. Bulls, will see specialist for bone spurs

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 23 days ago.

A bigger issue than the shooting has been the half-hearted cuts and work without the ball on offense, and his disinterested defense — this is why the team has been 5.1 points per 100 possessions better with Wall off the court this season. Part of the problem may be painful bone spurs in his left heel. Wall missed one game for those earlier this season but has tried to play through the pain.

This may be the worst stretch of professional basketball you'll see all season

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 27 days ago.

We’re not even three months through the NBA season, yet we may already have a winner for the worst possession of basketball this year. The Indiana Pacers beat the Washington Wizards 105-89 on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse behind a solid double-double from center Myles Turner, who dropped 18 points and had 17 rebounds. Midway through the second quarter, though, both teams struggled hard to put together a workable possession, sending the ball flying back and forth uncontrollably before Cory Joseph finally pulled it out to reset the play.

Victor Oladipo Gives Car He Won To Domestic Violence Survivor

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 27 days ago.

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who won a car for being voted the NBA’s Most Improved Player last season, proved himself to be a Most Inspirational Human Being on Sunday. The basketball star gave away the Kia SUV to a survivor of domestic violence. “I think you’re an inspiration to so many people and you’re a survivor,” Oladipo told Renita Hills in a scoreboard video message before the game, in which the Pacers hosted the Washington Wizards.

Wizards can't keep pace, lose to Indiana in John Wall's return

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 27 days ago.

Wizards can't keep pace, lose to Indiana in John Wall's return originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com The Washington Wizards lost to the Indiana Pacers 105-89 on Sunday night. Here are five observations from the game... As beautifully unpredictable as sports are, some results are entirely expected.