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Wizards Acquire Tim Frazier From Pelicans For No. 52 Pick

Jun 21, 2017 8:27 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have traded Tim Frazier to the Washington Wizards for the No. 52 pick in the draft.

Frazier will give the Wizards needed depth at the point guard position.

Frazier signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Pelicans last offseason.

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Kelly Oubre Undergoes Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections In Right Knee

Jun 2, 2017 9:26 PM

Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles.

Oubre played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run and is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. 

The PRP injections are intended to promote healing by injecting the patient’s blood into an injured area. 

Reggie Jackson, Isaiah Thomas and D'Angelo Russell each also underwent the procedure this season.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

Tags: Kelly Oubre, Jr., Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Injury

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Hawks Interview Tommy Sheppard For GM Job

May 20, 2017 3:32 AM

The Atlanta Hawks spent several hours interviewing Tommy Sheppard for their general manager position this week.

Sheppard is a longtime executive of the Washington Wizards working under Ernie Grunfeld.

Sheppard was previously with the Denver Nuggets in the 1990s.

Tony Ressler and Grant Hill have been conducting meetings with candidates.

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Westbrook, Harden, Wall Join Curry In Eligibility For DPVE In 2017

May 18, 2017 2:31 PM

Russell Westbrook, James Harden, John Wall and Stephen Curry will be eligible for the Designated Player Veteran Extension in July.

All four players were named to the All-NBA Teams for the 16-17 season.

Curry can sign the supermax contract as a free agent. Curry was already eligible for the contract due to winning MVP in two of the past three seasons.

Paul George and Gordon Hayward are not eligible for the rule.

Kawhi Leonard is now eligible to sign the Designated Player Veteran Extension in 2018.

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Tags: John Wall, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kelly Oubre Jr. To Undergo PRP Injections

May 16, 2017 7:54 PM

Kelly Oubre Jr. plans to undergo platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee.

Oubre will be able to return to basketball activities in two weeks.

Oubre had an MRI last week and no structural damage was revealed.

"I definitely have to look into that and see what procedures have to be done," he said after Tuesday's exit interviews, "but for right now I have no clue. I was just going out there and playing for my team."

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Tags: Kelly Oubre, Jr., Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Injury

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Celtics Should Have Had Extra Second At End Of Game 6

May 14, 2017 3:37 AM

The Last Two Minute Report indicated that the Boston Celtics should have had an extra second on the clock to run a final play in their loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 6.

John Wall hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds to go and, with a foul to give.

Isaiah Thomas missed an off-balance three-pointer that would have won the game for the Celtics.

The league also noted: "Instant replay is not permitted in this situation."

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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Markieff Morris: Celtics Can't Do 'Funeral' Attire Like Us

May 13, 2017 3:42 AM

The Boston Celtics showed up for Game 6 wearing all black for the "funeral" of the Washington Wizards but John Wall extended the series with his clutch three-pointer.

In January, the Wizards showed up to Verizon Center wearing all black for a rivalry game against the Celtics and won the game.

“They just tryna be like us, they just want to be us so bad, man,” Markieff Morris said. “They can’t. There’s only one Death Row DC, and they can’t do it like we can do it.”

Brad Stevens didn't want to engage on the topic before the game when asked.

“They don’t consult me on fashion, surprisingly. Nor do I get the memo,” said Stevens.

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Kelly Oubre Suspended For Game 4

May 6, 2017 2:38 PM

Kelly Oubre has been suspended by the NBA for Game 4.

After being hit by an illegal screen from Olynyk early in the second quarter Thursday, Oubre charged at Olynyk and knocked him to the ground and put his forearm in his chest.

Oubre was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected.

Oubre said Friday that he retaliated against Olynyk because he had been hit repeatedly by him.

"I've been hit in the head multiple times by the same person," Oubre told reporters. "I've confronted [Olynyk] about it. The last time it happened, I fell, I felt pain in my head and my jaw, and I got up and I ran to him and I bumped him."

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Gerald Green: We're Gonna Beat Wizards Ass In Game 4

May 4, 2017 11:59 PM

Gerald Green had sharp words for the Washington Wizards following the Boston Celtics' Game 3 loss that was feisty and one-sided.

Kelly Oubre was ejected when he shoved Kelly Olynyk to the floor in the second quarter following a hard screen.

“We’re gonna beat their ass in Game 4,” Green said.

Green started in Game 3 after not playing in Game 2.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. Ejected After Shoving Kelly Olynyk (Video)

May 4, 2017 9:16 PM

Kelly Oubre Jr. was ejected during the second quarter of Game 3 when he charged Kelly Olynyk following a hard screen.

Oubre was knocked down by Olynyk and then went after Olynyk, who was complaining to a referee about the foul call. 

Oubre was assessed a flagrant-2.

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Markieff Morris To Play In Game 2, Ask Al Horford About Play On Injury
Markieff Morris landed on the foot of Al Horford after attempting a jump shot.

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'Nobody Saw The Real John Wall' Due To Left Knee Issues
John Wall began suffering pain in his left knee in 2013 with it escalating in 2014 and becoming unbearable in 2015.

Lee Jenkins/Sports Illustrated

Wizards' Home Playoff Uniforms Can No Longer Be Bought By Fans
The Wizards sold out their entire supply before the start of the postseason and no additional orders will be made since the NBA is switching from Adidas to Nike.

Dan Steinberg/Washington Post

John Wall Took On More Leadership After Wizards Struck Out On Star Free Agents
John Wall steps onto the court with the mind-set that he always belongs amongst the game's best players.

Michael Lee/The Vertical

Nets To Again Pursue RFAs With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Otto Porter Targeted
During last year's offseason, the Nets signed both Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson as restricted free agents to offer sheets.

Brian Lewis/New York Post

John Wall: Relationship With Bradley Beal 'Never Was Bad'
John Wall and Bradley Beal have had a relationship perceived to be strained at various points during their time together with the Wizards.

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

John Wall, Karl-Anthony Towns Named Players Of Week
John Wall paced the East in scoring (29.8 ppg) and assists (11.3 apg) while adding 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals.

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Wizards To Waive Danuel House
The Wizards will waive Danuel House to create a roster spot for Brandon Jennings.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Brandon Jennings Agrees To Sign With Wizards
Brandon Jennings needs to clear waivers before he can sign with the Wizards.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Brandon Jennings Receiving Interest From Wizards
The Wizards are currently playing Trey Burke as John Wall's backup at point guard.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Wizards Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic From Nets
The Nets haver agreed to trade Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Wizards Interested In Trading For Shabazz Muhammad
Shabazz Muhammad will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Wizards Could Deal First Rounder For Veteran Depth Piece
The Wizards have "shown an inclination" to trade a first round pick to acquire a veteran player that could even be a rental for their playoff push.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Scott Brooks, Steve Kerr Named Coaches Of The Month For January
Scott Brooks and Steve Kerr have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for January.

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John Wall Voted Into All-Star Game As Reserve
John Wall will make his fourth appearance in the All-Star Game.

Chris Hayns/ESPN

Wizards To Wear All Black To Game Against Celtics
Recent games between the two teams have featured chippy play and plenty of trash talk.

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

John Wall Healthy Enough To Be 'The Player I Always Wanted To Be'
John Wall has played through pain and injuries but he also realized he needed surgeries on both knees this past offseason.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

John Wall, Jae Crowder Receive Fines For Postgame Confrontation
Jae Crowder received a fine of $25,000 while John Wall was fined $15,000.

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John Wall, Jae Crowder Downplay Postgame Confrontation
Jae Crowder could be seen putting his finger in John Wall's face after the two exchanged words, and Wall appeared to land a quick open-hand slap.

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

James Harden, John Wall Named Players Of The Month For December
James Harden averaged 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 12 assists as Rockets went 15-2.

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