Dec 09, 2013 10:11 PM EST
Al Harrington underwent a diagnostic arthroscopy and lavage procedure this evening to clean out loose particles in his right knee, the Washington Wizards announced Monday.
Harrington will miss the next four weeks and then be re-evaluated.
Harrington has averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 rebounds 18.6 minutes over seven games for the Wizards this season.
Dec 09, 2013 8:23 PM EST
Bradley Beal has been cleared to increase basketball activities after a follow-up MRI exam showed improvement in the stress injury to his right fibula.
Beal, who has missed the last six games, has averaged 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 40.2 minutes over 13 games for the Wizards this season.
Nov 27, 2013 1:42 PM EST
John Wall has scored at least 30 points in three straight games, scoring 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Washington Wizards' 116-111 win on Tuesday.
“I think I’m using what everybody said about me, that I'm not a top five point guard, that I’m not a top ten point guard,” Wall said, when asked about the motivation behind his inspired play. “My job is to go out there and not just prove it by scoring, but you get known as a point guard in this league by winning games. All that’s something I’m trying to do is lead this team and keep trying to win as many games as we can.”
“He’s playing out of his mind,” teammate Martell Webster said.
“I’ve been more consistent, just being who I am,” Wall said. “Playing the right way, taking good shots and if I’m making some more layups on the fastbreak, I’ll be a little better.
“It’s building more confidence for me, making me harder to guard. It’s making it easier for me to get to the paint and easier to run a pick and roll and find my teammates,” he said. “I just give a lot of credit to my big men, setting good screens and getting me open. A lot of teams are playing me back and I just got to be confident with my jump shot and being able to work on it like I am with my coaching staff, watching film, and doing the right things.”
Wall signed an $80 million extension this offseason.
“I think three games make a statement, but that doesn’t mean nothing when you got 60-something games left and you can go into a slump any day of the week,” Wall said. “So I’ll just keep doing the things I’ve been doing in practice and working on my game.”
Nov 26, 2013 12:55 PM EST
Bradley Beal has been diagnosed with a stress injury to his proximal right fibula.
The Washington Wizards will be without Beal for the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated. The injury was diagnosed by team doctors following an MRI exam on Monday after Beal experienced soreness in his right leg.
Beal has appeared in all 13 games for the Wizards this season, averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 40.2 minutes. He missed the final eight games of last season due to a stress injury to his distal right fibula.
Nov 25, 2013 2:53 PM EST
John Wall and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the NBA's Players of the Week in the Eastern and Western Conference in games played Nov. 18 through Nov. 24.
Wall averaged 24.3 points and 8.5 assists per game during that span, leading the Washington Wizards to a 3-1 record.
Aldridge averaged 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers had a 4-0 record.
Nov 24, 2013 9:49 PM EST
Otto Porter is doing more activities in his recovery from a left hip flexor, but the rookie forward still has an uncertain return status.
"I think each day he's getting closer," Randy Wittman said. "Now, when is that day going to be that he steps on the practice court, I still don't know. But he's doing more and more stuff individually."
Wittman and the Washington Wizards are still awaiting clearance for Porter.
"That's in somebody else's hands before the OK is given," Wittman said regarding Porter's return. "I think it's getting closer as I said last night with Chris [Singleton]. I think Chris' may be a little farther along than Otto, even. Hopefully we can get those two guys on the practice floor. It's going to take a little time. They've missed about three months of not doing a whole lot."
Porter has missed time in his first season with the Wizards ever since suffering the hip injury early in training camp.
Nov 18, 2013 11:39 PM EST
Despite the Washington Wizards' 2-7 start, Randy Wittman will receive time to turn around the team's season, according to a source.
The Wizards playing six of their first eight games on the road impacted their slow start.
The Wizards' owners have made it clear that they expect to make the playoffs.
Nov 14, 2013 2:24 AM EST
The Washington Wizards fell to the Spurs in San Antonio, 92-79, on Wednesday, and Nene was highly discouraged by his team's play and cited a lack of selfless play.
“They kicked our butts in the most classy way — playing the right way,” Nene said, fuming following the clinical destruction of the Wizards by the selfless Spurs. “It’s crazy, that’s what makes me mad. Our young guys think they’re so smart. But if I was young, I would watch video of that game for one week to see if I could learn something, because the way they play is how you’re supposed to play.
“They not talented as us,” Nene continued. “They have great players, a great team, but the way they execute things, the way they cut, the way they exploit weaknesses, swing the ball. They don’t think about stats. We still think about stats. Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way, because I’m getting tired of this.”
The Wizards' dynamic backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 33 points but shot just 14 for 38 from the field.
The Wizards fell to 2-6 and have lost their past 15 visits to San Antonio.
Nov 04, 2013 3:06 PM EST
Washington Wizards’ head coach Randy Wittman has been fined $20,000 for using profane language during his post-game press conference.
The Wizards fell to 0-3 on the season on Saturday night, when they lost to the Miami Heat.
The incident occurred after the Wizards' home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last week.
Nov 01, 2013 2:44 PM EDT
John Wall became the first player to receive a warning for flopping.
Wall attempted to dupe officials into calling a foul by taking a dive late in the fourth quarter of the Washington Wizards' opening night loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Players are fined $5,000 after an initial warning.
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The Wizards have waived guards Shannon Brown, Malcolm Lee and Kendall Marshall.
The Wizards acquired Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee on Friday in a deal for Marcin Gortat.
Oct 25, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Wizards will acquire Marcin Gortat in a deal with the Suns for Emeka Okafor.
John Wall is disappointed with how he performed in the preseason following his $80 million, maximum extension.
Josh Childress appeared in four preseason games averaging 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in eight minutes per contest.
The Wizards want to be an uptempo team with John Wall's penetration creating open perimeter looks for their shooters.
The Wizards are banking on the versatility of Garrett Temple again this season.
Nene is unlikely to play against the Knicks on Thursday.
D'Or Fischer appeared in one game for the Wizards this preseason logging three minutes.
John Wall has been showing an improved jumper in training camp following his offseason max extension.
Trevor Booker is getting closer to returning to practice with the Wizards.
Oct 01, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Jason Collins has long-standing ties with Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank.
Otto Porter said the injury is not major and that he is day-to-day.
Trevor Booker is looking to emerge in the Wizards' frontcourt this season.
A shot-blocker at 6-foot-10, D'or Fischer could have a realistic chance to make the Wizardsí regular season roster.
Xavier Silas had worked out for the Jazz recently, but he took the Wizards' invitation to camp.
Josh Childress had several workouts this offseason, but hasn't secured a contract for the coming season.
Bradley Beal missed 26 games as a rookie with lower leg injuries and a wrist injury.
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