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John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards

Jun 26, 2017 11:33 PM

John Wall admitted he is attempting to recruit Paul George to the Washington Wizards.

"I am talking to some guys, Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told The Undefeated before the NBA Awards on Monday night.

The Wizards have had trade conversations with the Pacers, a source said. The source added that the Pacers have been patient and no deal with the Wizards is close at the moment.

The Wizards would likely need to include Otto Porter Jr. in a sign-and-trade in order to acquire George.

"Look at our team. We are one piece away," Wall said. "We have the point guard, we have the shooting guard, we have the center, we have the power forward. Our 3-man, [Otto Porter Jr.], did great for us. You can't take nothing away from what he did. But, [George] is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance. ...

"You got to add another star. You got to add another piece. You got to have three guys. And that's what it's looking like."

Asked about the Wizards' chances to get George, Wall said: "Right now, I don't know. Indiana has all the rights to do whatever they want. And if he goes where he doesn't want to go, he doesn't have to sign next year."

Marc J. Spears/The Undefeated

Tags: John Wall, Paul George, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Wizards Extend Qualifying Offers To Otto Porter, Bojan Bogdanovic

Jun 26, 2017 11:02 PM

The Washington Wizards have extended qualifying offers to Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic.

Both Porter and Bogdanovic will be restricted free agents.

Porter was the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Georgetown.

The Wizards acquired Bogdanovic ahead of the 2017 trade deadline from the Brooklyn Nets.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

Tags: Otto Porter, Bojan Bogdanovic, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Carmelo Anthony Was Previously Open To Trade To Wizards, 76ers

Jun 26, 2017 6:54 PM

Carmelo Anthony is currently reluctant to move out of New York for family reasons. Anthony and his wife are estranged and he continues to have a close relationship with his only son.

For that reason, Anthony is no longer as interested in playing in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Clippers have appeared to be the most realistic trading partner for Anthony in the past.

Anthony was considering accepting a trade to either the Philadelphia 76ers or Washington Wizards, which would keep him close to New York, but his mindset now is to remain with the Knicks.

Phil Jackson confirmed Anthony's position in an interview with MSG Network when the Knicks president said: "We've expressed the fact that we haven't been successful and it might be time for (Carmelo) to find an opportunity to go somewhere else. He's come back and said he'd just as soon stay.

Anthony is owed $54 million over the next two seasons.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Tim Frazier, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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

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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, NBA

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

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."

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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

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."

Chris Forsberg/ESPN

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

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.

Ava Wallace/Washington Post

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Kelly Oubre Suspended For Game 4
Kelly Oubre was assessed a flagrant 2 and ejected.


Gerald Green: We're Gonna Beat Wizards Ass In Game 4
Gerald Green started in Game 3 after not playing in Game 2.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. Ejected After Shoving Kelly Olynyk (Video)
Kelly Oubre Jr. was ejected during the second quarter of Game 3 when he charged Kelly Olynyk following a hard screen.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

'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.

RealGM Staff Report

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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