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The Limitations Of A Double-Threat Backcourt

by Colin McGowan

Dec 6, 2016 5:48 PM

Destroying the rest of the league with speed and finesse has an enduring appeal. But despite the success of the Warriors and Raptors, it remains exceedingly difficult to build a winner through the backcourt as the Blazers and Wizards are finding this season. Read more »

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Thirty Futures: Washington Wizards

by Colin McGowan

Oct 21, 2016 2:48 PM

The Wizards are discouraging through some fault of their own, but they're also discouraging because they're emblematic of a broader, irksome problem, which is that the East only ever seems to have one, maybe two, title contenders. Read more »

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Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 17, 2016 9:44 PM

How Bismack Biyombo may fit with Nikola Vucevic, big roles for Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroder, whether Erik Spoelstra can bring out the best in Goran Dragic, gauging Scott Brooks' coaching chops and the narrative of the Hornets. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards, NBA

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2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southeast Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Wizards and Hornets largely are bringing back the same teams, the Magic, Hawks and Heat enter 16-17 with meaningful changes to their roster. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Max Out Bradley Beal On Five-Year Deal

by Christopher Reina

Bradley Beal now becomes the Wizards' highest paid player as John Wall was signed three years ago to a five-year, $80 million extension. Beal can now begin evolving into the perennial All-Star shooting guard he's capable of becoming. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

by Keith P Smith

The Wizards having so few players under contract while chasing the biggest free agent target, puts Washington in a hard to read situation even if they've already added Scott Brooks. Read more »
CBA Explainer: Bradley Beal And Estimated Average Salary

by Danny Leroux

Bradley Beal's cap hold will be 250% of his 15-16 salary while it would have been 200% if his salary was even $1 over the estimated average. That difference may not seem substantial but it absolutely will be for the Wizards this July. Read more »
Bradley Beal And The Wizards' Bench Unit

by Matt Lurie

When Bradley Beal is playing well and shooting the lights out, the Wizards are a ferocious slash and kick machine. When he no-shows, the Wizards are thin in the playmaking department. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
The Wizards' Hasty Change Of Identity

by Brett Koremenos

In an attempt to revamp quickly around John Wall and play small, the Wizards lost their defensive calling card to move up a sole spot in offensive efficiency. Read more »
Ten Questions Following The NBA Trade Deadline

by Jonathan Tjarks

What to expect from Channing Frye, Donatas Motiejunas, Markieff Morris, Jeff Green, Randy Foye, Courtney Lee, Jarnell Stokes, plus the future of Mike Conley and whether Orlando kept the right players. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Trade For Markieff Morris

by Keith P Smith

Markieff Morris is an excellent fit at power forward for the Wizards if his personal issues of the past few months with the Suns are behind him. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
The Wizards' Failed Attempt To Go Small

by Jonathan Tjarks

Unlike the Warriors, the Wizards have the disadvantages without the advantages of going small. They have their versions of Curry, Klay and Barnes but without anyone who can be like Draymond Green, it isn't going to work. Read more »
Figuring Out What's Wrong With The Wizards

by Keith P Smith

The Wizards' struggles shouldn't really be a surprise with how they've changed their system and personnel. The defense isn't as good and the offense isn't as efficient. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Washington Wizards

by Brett Koremenos

With more shooting and a directive to play with more pace, Washington seems primed to race toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »