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Wizards Owner Leonsis Says eSports Is Not a Fad

Source | 1 day ago.

Feb.16 -- Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment chief executive officer and owner of the Washington Wizards, discusses the popularity of eSports with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson at the NBA All-Star Technology Summit in Beverly Hills, California.

GAME RECAP: Wizards 118, Knicks 113

Source | 4 days ago.

Bradley Beal scores 36 points and Otto Porter Jr. adds 22 as the Washington Wizards comeback from 27 down to defeat the New York Knicks, 118-113.

Timberwolves recall rookie Justin Patton from G League team

Source | 6 days ago.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled center Justin Patton from their NBA G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves. Patton has averaged 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 20.1 minutes over 25 games for Iowa, after being assigned there on Dec. 27. The 6-foot-11 Patton broke his left foot during a workout last summer and needed surgery to repair the fifth metatarsal bone, so there's no guarantee he'll get in a game with the Wolves this season.

Report: Wizards ‘seriously considering’ bringing in Ty Lawson

Source | 6 days ago.

Ty Lawson was one of the guys squeezed by the tight market last summer and the fact most teams like their point guards. Lawson had a solid season in Sacramento in the 2016-17 season — 9.9 points and 4.8 assists per game, a true shooting percentage of 55.1 (close to the league average), and a PER of 15.7. The Washington Wizards are without John Wall for another month or so due to knee surgery, and now backup point guard Tim Frazier is done for the season, so the Wizards are looking for help.

Tomas Satoransky scores 25, Wizards beat Bulls 101-90

Source | 8 days ago.

Tomas Satoransky is starting while star guard John Wall recovers from knee surgery. Satoransky scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-90. ''It's not often that you can win a game on the road and our All-Star guard didn't have a good game - 0 for 7 from 3,'' Washington coach Scott Brooks said.

Warriors break out of 'rough patch' in impressive win against Spurs

Source | 8 days ago.

The Golden State Warriors rolled to an easy 122-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA on Saturday. Golden State (43-13) came into the game having lost three of five games, which in the Bay Area in recent years is cause for minor panic. After

NBA notebook: Thomas comes off bench in Lakers debut

Source | 8 days ago.

Isaiah Thomas came off the bench in making his Los Angeles Lakers debut Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Thomas, who was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, and coach Luke Walton had dinner together in Dallas on Friday and discussed expectations and roles, according to ESPN. Walton's intention is to integrate Thomas slowly into the offense, and the point guard agrees with the strategy, sources told ESPN.

GAME RECAP: Wizards 101, Bulls 90

Source | 8 days ago.

The Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls on the road by 11 on February 10, 2018.

Wizards, Bulls try to survive without star players

Source | 9 days ago.

The Washington Wizards are learning first-hand what life is like without John Wall and, at least for the foreseeable future, playing short-handed will continue to be their reality. The Wizards have won five of their last seven games heading into Saturday's road test against the Chicago Bulls, who -- like the Wizards -- continue to play without one of their key contributors -- starting guard Kris Dunn. Wizards coach Scott Brooks told reporters Friday that Wall, who is recovering from minor knee surgery, will remain on crutches for at least another week as he continues to rehab from an arthroscopic debridement procedure he underwent Jan. 31.

Report: Wizards put Marcin Gortat on market, target DeAndre Jordan

Source | 12 days ago.

The Wizards have won five in a row without John Wall, but Washington knows if it are going to make a deep playoff run it needs not only Wall back at 100 percent, it also likely needs other roster upgrades. Say… DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers, who just so happens to be available. The Washington Wizards have been engaged in trade talks involving center Marcin Gortat, multiple sources told ESPN.

LeBron won't waive no-trade clause despite rocky relationship with Cavs

Source | 12 days ago.

If any teams had hopes of prying LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers before Thursday's trade deadline, it seems they can disregard that possibility. James will not waive his no-trade clause and is committed to seeing this season through with the Cavs, despite the club's recent struggles. "I owe it to my teammates to finish the season out," James said following the Cavs' 116-98 loss to the Magic in Orlando on Tuesday night.

Three Eagles will shun a White House visit. Will their team-mates follow?

Source | 13 days ago.

The Super Bowl champs are perhaps the NFL’s most socially conscious team. Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long will not visit the White House. There is nothing that says the Philadelphia Eagles must visit the White House this year.

Wizards paste Pacers, run win streak to five

Source | 13 days ago.

Bradley Beal scored 21 on 9-of-16 shooting to lead eight Washington players in double figures as the Wizards cruised past the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Monday night in Indianapolis. The Wizards have won five consecutive games since John Wall went down with a knee injury. Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 15 points and Otto Porter Jr. 13 for the Wizards, who shot 54.9 percent from the field.

Wizards top Pacers, Pistons beat Blazers

Source | 13 days ago.

The Washington Wizards are playing like contenders again as they took advantage of an out-of-sync Indiana Pacers team to pull off a 111-102 win as eight players scored in double figures. All-star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre had 15 for the Wizards, who earned their season-best fifth consecutive victory on Monday. "I thought everybody chipped in and played well," Washington coach Scott Brooks said.

Wizards-Pacers Preview

Source | 14 days ago.

The Indiana Pacers are typically a different team at home. Entering Monday night's game with the visiting Washington Wizards (30-22), the Pacers (30-24) have won six straight at home to improve to 19-10. Lance Stephenson comes off the bench to spark the team and fire up the home crowd.

Report: Former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to sign 10-day contract with Pelicans

Source | 15 days ago.

Emeka Okafor, the former No. 2 pick and 2005 Rookie of the Year who has been out of the NBA since 2013, was serious enough about an NBA comeback that he has played 26 games this season for the Delaware 76ers, the G-League affiliate of Philadelphia. The New Orleans Pelicans, desperate for help at center since the DeMarcus Cousins injury (and with Alexis Ajinca out with knee surgery), are going to give Okafor a chance with a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. After suffering career-threatening back issues, former No. 2 overall pick Emeka Okafor is planning to sign a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Sources: Emeka Okafor to sign 10-day deal with Pelicans

Source | 16 days ago.

Emeka Okafor has played for Philadelphia’s G League team. After suffering career-threatening back issues, former No. 2 overall pick Emeka Okafor is planning to sign a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Okafor, 35, last played for the Washington Wizards in 2013, when he suffered a herniated disk injury and underwent multiple years of rehabilitation.

Reports: Pelicans in serious pursuit of C Monroe

Source | 18 days ago.

The New Orleans Pelicans are making a strong push to sign impending free-agent center Greg Monroe after he reached a buyout with the Phoenix Suns late Wednesday night, according to multiple reports. There reportedly is strong, mutual interest between the Pelicans and Monroe given the playing time the team can offer Monroe with DeMarcus Cousins out for the season and the fact that Monroe is a native of New Orleans. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry spoke to Monroe in the aftermath of his buyout, according to a report from ESPN.

NBA: Drummond replaces Wall in All-Star game as Simmons misses out

Source | 19 days ago.

Andre Drummond held out Ben Simmons to be named as John Wall's replacement for the All-Star game in Los Angeles game next month. Washington Wizards point guard Wall was ruled out of the February 18 clash due to a knee injury, which requires surgery. Now Detroit Pistons center Drummond is set to take Wall's place on Team LeBron James, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Andre Drummond replaces injured John Wall in 2018 All-Star Game

Source | 19 days ago.

Looks like the Detroit Pistons got some additional good news. The NBA announced on Tuesday that Drummond, who is having a career year for the Pistons, would replace injured Washington Wizards star John Wall during the 2018 All-Star Game on Feb. 18. Wall is likely to miss up to two months for the flagging Wizards with what is being described as a “clean up” on his knee.

Without Wall, Wizards end Thunder's winning streak 102-96

Source | 19 days ago.

This time, even without John Wall, the Washington Wizards managed to slow down Russell Westbrook, holding him to 13 points and ending his Oklahoma City Thunder's eight-game winning streak. Knowing they are heading into what could be a significant stretch without their own All-Star point guard, the Wizards got 25 points from Otto Porter Jr., frustrated Westbrook all evening and beat the Thunder 102-96 on Tuesday. Less than a week ago, Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points in a victory over Washington.

Wizards All-Star guard John Wall to have left knee surgery

Source | 19 days ago.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and could miss much of the rest of the regular season. The Wizards announced Tuesday that Wall would have the operation in Cleveland and that a timeline for his return would be determined afterward. Washington's last regular-season game is April 11.

NBA DFS Picks for January 30

Source | 20 days ago.

The first major splash of the trade season arrived on Monday, with the Clippers sending Blake Griffin (and some ancillary pieces) to the Pistons for Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley (plus Boban Marjanovic and some picks). It’s unlikely any of them run

Wizards' John Wall to have knee procedure, could miss 2 months

Source | 20 days ago.

Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall?will undergo an arthroscopic debridement procedure on his left knee Wednesday, the team announced Tuesday. Wall could miss two months, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and reports. The Wizards said they'd provide a timeline for his return after the procedure.

Wizards could be without Wall against Thunder

Source | 20 days ago.

The Washington Wizards could not slow down Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road last week. Five days later, they are tasked with trying again but this time likely without All-Star guard John Wall. The Wizards (27-22) are expected to play their second consecutive game without Wall, who is dealing with left knee soreness.