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Bradley Beal Day-To-Day With Broken Nose, Concussion

Jan 26, 2016 2:55 PM

Bradley Beal has been diagnosed with a broken nose and concussion by the Wizards medical staff after being hit in the face at the 8:22 mark of the second quarter during Monday night's game vs. Boston.

Beal is out for Tuesday's game at Toronto and his status moving forward will be listed as day-to-day. 

Per the NBA's Concussion Policy, Beal will now begin the NBA-mandated “Return-to-Participation Exertion Protocol” and will be cleared to play once he has remained symptom-free during each step of the process.

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John Wall Denies Leaving Relativity Due To Stalled Shoe Contract Talks

Jan 18, 2016 8:20 PM

John Wall has denied stalled contract talks with Adidas contributed to his decision to leave Dan Fegan and Relativity Sports.

Wall reportedly wants a major shoe deal similar to James Harden's 13-year, $200 million deal with Adidas.

"That wasn't part of the decision why I wanted to make that" (agent) change, Wall said. "It was just something that I've been thinking about for a while. I'm still open to every shoe company. I'm going to talk to all of those guys through the process and figure out what I can do. I still have interest in Adidas and all the other companies that want to talk to me and have a meeting. I'm open. I've just been wearing what's comfortable for my feet and protecting my feet for right now."

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John Wall, Kevin Durant Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Jan 18, 2016 5:04 PM

John Wall and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week behind averages of 25.0 points (fourth in the Eastern Conference), a conference-leading 9.8 assists, 6.0 rebounds and a conference-leading 3.0 steals. Wall posted two point-assist double-doubles and recorded a seven-steal game. He tallied 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds during a 118-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 15.

Durant led the Thunder to a 4-0 week behind averages of 26.0 points (third in the Western Conference), 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He logged a 30-point game and two point-rebound double-doubles for Oklahoma City, which defeated the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat and recorded two wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Jan. 13, Durant shot 9-of-14 from the field en route to a game-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists during a 108-89 win over the Mavericks.

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John Wall Leaves Dan Fegan For Klutch Sports

Jan 12, 2016 3:34 PM

John Wall has parted ways with Dan Fegan and will sign with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.

Paul represents LeBron James, Tristan Thompson and Eric Bledsoe, amongst other players.

Over the last two years, Paul and chief negotiator Mark Termini have negotiated $294 million worth of contracts.

Trey Lyles and Montrezl Harrell were Klutch Sports' clients of the 2015 draft.

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Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, John Wall Named NBA Players Of Month

Jan 4, 2016 4:04 PM

John Wall was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month, while Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook shared the honor in the Western Conference.

Wall had a PER of 24.4 in December, while Westbrook's was 30.9 and Durant's was 26.6.

Wall averaged 22.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 11.7 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in December.

Durant averaged 24.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game.

Westbrook averaged 23.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 8.9 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

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Marcin Gortat, Russell Westbrook Named Players Of The Week

Dec 28, 2015 4:51 PM

Marcin Gortat and Russell Westbrook have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27.

Gortat led the Wizards to a 3-0 week behind averages of 21.3 points (tied-fifth in the East), 11.7 rebounds (tied-sixth in the conference) and 1.67 blocks (10th in the conference). He posted two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 27-point, 16-rebound effort during a 113-99 win over the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 21.  On Dec. 26, Gortat posted 25 points and seven rebounds during a 111-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets, which helped the Wizards improve to 14-14 on the season.

Westbrook helped the Thunder to a 3-1 week behind averages of 28.0 points (second in the West), 8.8 assists (fourth in the conference), 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 steals (tied-first in the conference).  He tallied two 30-point games, a six-steal game and a 12-assist game.  On Dec. 27, Westbrook fell one rebound shy of his fourth triple-double of the season when he posted 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds in a 122-112 win over the Denver Nuggets.

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John Wall: If You're A Shoot-First PG, It's Going To Be Tough

Dec 27, 2015 12:33 AM

John Wall recorded his ninth game in December of at least 20 points and 10 assists.

"John, again, is just playing at a fabulous clip right now," Randy Wittman said. "His leadership on the floor, in the huddles, in the locker room, orchestrating things on the floor, that's a thing of beauty."

Wall has been playing much better after a slow start.

"If you're a shoot-first point guard, it's going to be tough. I'm a pass-first guy," he said. "These guys tell me to be aggressive I'll be aggressive, but at the same time I'm looking for these guys. I know I'm going to need these guys even more with a lot of guys injured."

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Wizards To Sign Jarell Eddie, Waive Ryan Hollins

Dec 22, 2015 1:54 PM

The Washington Wizards plan to sign Jarell Eddie of the Austin Spurs.

The Wizards will waive Ryan Hollins to clear room for Eddie. 

Eddie has averaged 14.1 points on 52.5 percent shooting on three-pointers in 11 games this season with Austin.

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Bradley Beal Re-Injures Right Fibula, Not Expected To Impact Contract

Dec 13, 2015 11:52 AM

Bradley Beal will miss the next two weeks with a stress reaction in his lower right fibula.

The diagnosis, which the Washington Wizards labeled “the beginnings of a stress reaction,” was determined less than 24 hours after Beal was a late scratch for Friday's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Beal has had right fibula injuries in each of his four NBA seasons.

“I try to stay as positive as possible and I still am,” Beal said. “It was disappointing to hear officially, but it’s a piece of mind at the same time, not always wondering, ‘Okay, is this really back again?’ And it is.”

Beal and the Wizards were unable to agree upon an extension before the Nov. 3rd deadline as Beal sought a max contract.

Even though Beal's recurring injuries are a concern, he's still expected to command a max contract.

“I’m still going to come back from this,” Beal said. “I’m not going to let this just keep me down or worry me too much. I’m still confident in who I am and the type of player I am. And the GM and the rest of the organization knows what I’m capable of doing, too. So hopefully they won’t use this against me come next summer.”

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

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John Wall Injures Knee, No Structural Damage

Dec 7, 2015 11:47 AM

John Wall left Sunday's loss to the Dallas Mavericks with a right knee injury.

But Wall has no structural damage to the knee.

Wall's status for Monday's game against the Miami Heat remains uncertain.

Wall collided knees with Jeremy Evans late in the fourth quarter. 

“I tried to take a step to go contest, and I didn’t have the strength and I just stopped,” said Wall, who said that the right knee was already bruised before the injury.

Wall said the knee was sore, but an X-ray did not reveal any structural damage.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

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Wizards To Waive Martell Webster
Martell Webster has one season remaining on his deal with a partial guarantee.

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Ryan Hollins Agrees To Sign With Wizards
Ryan Hollins was with the Kings last season and spent the 2015 preseason with the Grizzlies.

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John Wall In Shoe Endorsement Free Agency
John Wall's deal with Adidas expired on Sept. 30th.

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Martell Webster Undergoes Successful Surgery On Hip
Martell Webster is expected to miss the remainder of the season for the Wizards.

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Kevin Durant: I'll Worry About Free Agency When I Get There
Kevin Durant will be a free agent in the offseason for the first time of his career.

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Kevin Durant: Free Agency Shouldn't Be That Big
Kevin Durant described his free agency as "always an elephant in the room."

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Exec: Delayed Extensions For Cap Space 'Against The Rules'
Both the Pistons and Andre Drummond and the Wizards with Bradley Beal have delayed extensions to presumably preserve cap space.

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Wizards Won't Sign Bradley Beal To Extension
Washington still hopes to sign Bradley Beal to a long-term deal but will have more cap space if they operate with his lower cap hold.

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Bradley Beal: Nobody Can Stop Me
Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards' comeback win on Friday over the Bucks.

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Martell Webster May Need Season-Ending Surgery On Hip
Martell Webster is in the final fully guaranteed season of his contract.

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John Wall Attempting To Improve Nutrition As Wizards Play Faster Pace
John Wall's top priority is avoiding carbs such as gummy bears.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Wizards Waive Josh Harrellson, Jaron Johnson, Toure Murry, Jaleel Roberts, Ish Smith
Toure Murry appeared in four preseason games and tallied 14 points in 30 minutes.

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Alan Anderson Undergoes Surgery On Left Ankle
Alan Anderson underwent left ankle surgery in May to remove bone spurs and was still experiencing pain caused by irritation from the fragment.

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John Wall: My Goal Is To Be NBA's No. 1 Point Guard
John Wall has improved every year and has risen up the NBA's list of point guards.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Washington Wizards Preview With Mike Prada
Mike Prada and Nate Duncan discuss John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Playoff Wittman and how good the Wizards need to be to entice Kevin Durant.

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Kris Humphries Adapting To Become Stretch-4
Kris Humphries went 2-for-26 from three-point range over his first 11 NBA seasons.

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Gilbert Arenas, Javaris Crittenton Dispute Was Over $1,100
Gilbert Arenas' suspension cost him $7.5 million in salary.

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Bradley Beal Determined To Reduce Long Two-Point Shots
Bradley Beal worked this offseason on finishing around the basket and creating his own shot beyond the three-point line, including a step-back.

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Stephen A. Smith: Kevin Durant More Interested In Lakers Than Wizards, Heat
Stephen A. Smith reported this week that the Lakers are his preferred team if he decides to not re-sign with the Thunder.

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