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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
John Wall, Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Pau Gasol, Bulls

Voting Results

Western Conference Frontcourt

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 1,369,911
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 795,121
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 700,615
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 546,817
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 545,226
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, 498,131
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 465,334
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, 348,275
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 292,557
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, 144,702
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 132,150
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, 117,816
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder, 107,223
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, 99,039
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, 98,654

Western Conference Backcourt

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 1,513,324
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 1,152,402
James Harden, Houston Rockets, 1,069,368
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 551,167
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 365,417
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, 314,254
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 248,758
Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, 219,506
Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers, 216,246
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 103,015

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1,470,483
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls, 974,177
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, 647,005
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, 570,005
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, 542,006
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, 386,208
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors, 231,741
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, 203,718
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, 129,293
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, 121,938
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 114,955
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets, 110,980
Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, 106,820
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, 103,645
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, 86,717

Eastern Conference Backcourt

John Wall, Washington Wizards, 886,368
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, 805,290
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 789,839
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 535,873
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, 455,756
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 379,994
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, 159,123
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, 83,900
Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, 82,135
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 55,014

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Wale Talking To Kanye About Designing New Uniforms For Wizards

Jan 21, 2015 1:06 PM

Wale, a rapper from the Washington D.C. area, is working with the Washington Wizards as a creative liaison.

“I want to be a shot in the arm to DC basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs,” said Wale.

Wale also said he's talked to Kanye West about designing new uniforms for the Wizards.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Bulls, Pistons, Wizards, Clippers Express Interest In Damion James

Jan 18, 2015 1:35 PM

Increasing teams have emerged for the possible call up of veteran forward Damion James in the NBA D-League, including the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers, a league source told RealGM on Sunday.

James and his representatives have met with or spoken to each of the teams – which included a meeting with the Clippers on Thursday.

James, a six-foot-seven forward, has spent the entire season with the Texas Legends in the D-League, averaging 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He went to training camp with the Wizards in October and was a final cut.

James has played in 39 NBA games over parts of four seasons with New Jersey/Brooklyn and San Antonio.

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Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested

Jan 15, 2015 5:13 PM

The Boston Celtics and Nate Robinson have formally agreed upon a buyout, sources tell RealGM.

Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers.

Marc J. Spears reports that the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards have expressed interest.

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Wizards Waive Glen Rice Jr.

Jan 7, 2015 4:10 PM

The Washington Wizards have waived guard Glen Rice.

Rice appeared in 16 career games with Washington in parts of two seasons, averaging 2.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game.The Wizards' roster now stands at 14.

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Wizards Attempt To Trade Glen Rice Jr. Ahead Of Contract Guarantee Date

Jan 4, 2015 1:18 PM

The Washington Wizards hope to trade Glen Rice Jr. before his contract becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10, according to a source.

Washington has already spoken to other teams about Rice, who was shipped to the D-League in late November and hasn’t played in the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ last four games despite no reported injury.

If the Wizards cannot find a trade partner, they could waive Rice.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

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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

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Durant Could Delay Free Agency Until 2017 For Larger Max Contract
Kevin Durant could earn up to 35 percent of the cap if he were to become a free agent in 2017.

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Durant: I Can Inspire D.C. Kids From Oklahoma
Kevin Durant will become a free agent in 2016 and has been liked to leaving the Thunder for the Wizards.

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Wizards May Sign John Lucas III
John Lucas III would give the Wizards veteran depth in the backcourt.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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Daniel Orton Agrees To Sign With Shanxi
Daniel Orton was released on Thursday by the Wizards.

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Daniel Orton Waived By Wizards
Daniel Orton did not appear in a game in the preseason.

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Wizards Pick Up Rookie Options On Bradley Beal, Otto Porter
The Wizards have exercised the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and the third-year contract option on Otto Porter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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