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John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

Dec 15, 2014 2:41 PM

John Wall and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14.

Wall averaged 18.3 points, 11.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .542 from the field and .500 from three-point range in leading the Wizards to a 4-0 record during the week.

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Wizards Assign Glen Rice Jr. To Fort Wayne

Nov 20, 2014 2:44 PM

The Washington Wizards have assigned Glen Rice Jr. to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.

 
Rice has appeared in five games this season for Washington while averaging 2.2 points in 8.5 minutes per game.

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Bradley Beal Hopes To Make Season Debut Against Cavs On Friday

Nov 15, 2014 1:43 PM

Bradley Beal, who has been out since Oct. 10 with a fractured left wrist, is hoping to make his season debut for the Washington Wizards' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Friday would mark exactly six weeks since Beal sustained the injury.

Beal is expected to return to practice this week.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Tags: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

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Durant Could Delay Free Agency Until 2017 For Larger Max Contract

Nov 4, 2014 1:18 PM

It is believed that Kevin Durant has already made it known to some people that his free agency decision in 2016 will come down to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards.

Some teams are optimistic that Durant will consider all options as a free agent.

Durant could also sign a one-year deal with the Thunder in 2016 to become a free agent in 2017 when he'll have 10 years of experience and be eligible for a larger max contract. Players can earn up to 35 percent of the cap after they have 10 years of experience, which is up from 30 percent.

Delaying his free agency until 2017 also gives Durant the opportunity to see what Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka decide to do.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant: I Can Inspire D.C. Kids From Oklahoma

Nov 4, 2014 11:08 AM

In an interview on ESPN's Mike & Mike Show, Kevin Durant was asked whether watching the impact of LeBron James returning to his home area of Cleveland could influence his decision on possibly signing with the Washington Wizards.

Durant will become a free agent in 2016 and there has been speculation that he might leave the Thunder for the Wizards.

"I really haven't thought about that, to be honest," said Durant. "I hear it a lot. But I think I can make an impact on the community I grew up from anywhere. So I think I'm doing a good job of that in Oklahoma. My friends, my family, the kids in my neighborhood are seeing that. I'm inspiring them from Oklahoma City. I really haven't thought about it. I love where I am. I know that sounds cliche and the answer everybody gives, but that's really true from my side of it. I'm sure everybody's watching from afar."

Berry Tramel/Oklahoman

Tags: Kevin Durant, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wizards May Sign John Lucas III

Oct 21, 2014 10:31 AM

The Washington Wizards are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, according to sources.

Lucas would give the Wizards veteran depth in the backcourt after losing Bradley Beal to a wrist injury that will keep him out at least six weeks.

Lucas was traded twice this offseason, first going from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers and then to the Boston Celtics. Lucas was waived by the Celtics shortly after the trade.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

Oct 17, 2014 12:09 PM

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Daniel Orton Agrees To Sign With Shanxi

Oct 16, 2014 6:16 PM

Daniel Orton has reached agreement with Shanxi of China on a $1 million-plus deal, a source tells RealGM.

Orton was released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards.

Orton played parts of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Maine Red Claws of the D-League.

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Daniel Orton Waived By Wizards

Oct 16, 2014 1:06 PM

Daniel Orton was released by the Washington Wizards on Thursday, the team announced.

Orton did not appear in a game in the preseason.

The Wizards' roster stands at 17.

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Wizards Pick Up Rookie Options On Bradley Beal, Otto Porter

Oct 15, 2014 12:51 AM

The Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and the third-year contract option on Otto Porter.

"Bradley and Otto are both big pieces of the core group of players that we will build around as we continue to improve our team," Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement.  "We look forward to them playing significant roles in our success both now and in the future."

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Bradley Beal To Undergo Surgery For Hand Fracture
Bradley Beal underwent an MRI exam on Saturday that revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left wrist.

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Kris Humphries Sidelined 3-4 Weeks After Surgery On Finger
Kris Humphries is expected to miss three to four weeks before resuming basketball activity.

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Nene, Blair, Orton, Silas, Suspended For Wizards' Regular Season Opener
Nene, DeJuan Blair, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas left the bench during an altercation between Joakim Noah and Paul Pierce.

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RealGM Radio: On The Southeast Division With Galletti, Minton
Daniel Leroux, Arturo Galletti and Patrick Minton talk in-depth about the major offseasons for the Heat and Hornets, as well as small but important summers for the Wizards, Hawks and Magic, talk about their favorite moves and preview the upcoming season.

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Wizards Release Vander Blue, David Stockton
The Wizards' roster now stands at 18.

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Martell Webster To Consider Retirement At 30 After Final Three Years Of Contract
Martell Webster underwent his third back surgery in four years during the offseason.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Gortat Believes Ariza Left Wizards To Return West, Not For More Money
Trevor Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Rockets.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

David Stockton Signing Camp Contract With Wizards
David Stockton will sign a training camp contract with the Wizards on Friday, a league source told RealGM.

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Wizards Agree To Deal With Vander Blue
Vander Blue also worked out for the Spurs last week.

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Rasual Butler Reaches Non-Guaranteed Deal With Wizards
Rasual Butler has reached agreement on a non-guaranteed contract with the Wizards, a league source told RealGM.

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Ray Allen Still Undecided On Playing Future; Wizards Among Teams 'Periodically' Reaching Out
The Wizards are "periodically" checking in on Ray Allen.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Wizards Finalizing Contract With Xavier Silas
Xavier Silas is finalizing a contract with the Wizards, league sources told RealGM.

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Wizards To Hire Howard Eisley As Assistant Coach
Howard Eisley has worked in the Clippers' organization since 2010.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Wizards Interested In Ray Allen
The Wizards would prefer to keep their 15th roster spot open, but would use it to sign Ray Allen.

J. Michael/Comcast

Al Harrington Signs One-Year Deal With Fujian Sturgeons
Al Harrington hopes to join the Wizards as an assistant coach following his stint in China.

Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Wizards Name Roy Rogers Assistant Coach
Roy Rogers comes to Washington after spending the 2013-14 season with the Nets.

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Sam Cassell Leaving Wizards To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff
Sam Cassell became an assistant with the Wizards in 2009.

Michael Lee/Washington Post

Wizards Waive Melvin Ely
Melvin Ely was included in the Trevor Ariza trade to help make the numbers work.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Durant Will Do What's Best For Him As 2016 Free Agent
Kevin Durant spoke extensively on Tuesday about his 2016 free agency for the first time.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

DeJuan Blair Agrees Upon Three-Year, $6M Deal With Wizards
DeJuan Blair has agreed upon a three-year, $6 million deal with the Wizards.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports