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John Wall, Jae Crowder Receive Fines For Postgame Confrontation

Jan 14, 2017 9:46 PM

John Wall and Jae Crowder were each fined for their confrontation following the Boston Celtics' win over the Washington Wizards.

Crowder received a fine of $25,000 while Wall was fined $15,000.

The penalties were announced by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

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John Wall, Jae Crowder Downplay Postgame Confrontation

Jan 12, 2017 12:20 PM

John Wall and Jae Crowder had to be separated on Wednesday after the Boston Celtics' 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards.

Crowder could be seen putting his finger in Wall's face after the two exchanged words, and Wall appeared to land a quick open-hand slap before teammates and staffers rushed in to prevent a further escalation. Wall appeared to take another swipe at Crowder.

Five Boston police officers stood guard between the two locker rooms after the game.

"Just some altercation. We knew there was going to be some trash-talking," Wall said. "We knew it was going to be a physical game. That's all it was: Just a little trash-talking and a physical game."

Crowder didn't care to discuss what flared the incident.

"I don't know what you're talking about. I ain't got no comment about that," he said. "You want to talk about the game? Anyone want to talk about the game?"

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James Harden, John Wall Named Players Of The Month For December

Jan 3, 2017 3:10 PM

James Harden and John Wall have been named the NBA Players of the Month for December.

Harden averaged 28.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 12 assists as Rockets went 15-2.

Wall led the Eastern Conference in assists per game at 10.7 (second in the NBA during December) while averaging 24.5 points (fifth in the East and 10th in the NBA), 4.4 rebounds and an NBA-best 2.67 steals per game. He is currently the only player in the NBA this season to average at least 23.0 points, 10.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals and is one of only three guards in the league to average a point-assist double-double.

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John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

Jan 2, 2017 5:47 PM

John Wall and James Harden have been named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 1.

Wall led the Wizards to a 3-0 week, with all three victories coming at home, where Washington has won eight consecutive games. He averaged 24.3 points (eighth in the East), an NBA-leading 13.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.67 steals (second in the East) for the week. After opening the week with 18 points and a season-high 16 assists in a 107-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 26, Wall recorded 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 111-105 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 28.

Harden lifted the Rockets to a 4-0 week by leading the NBA in scoring (37.3 ppg), ranking second in the league in assists (12.5 apg) and finishing tied for eighth in the West in rebounding (9.8 rpg). In addition to shooting 56.0 percent from the field, 45.9 percent from three-point range and 88.9 percent from the free throw line, Harden scored 30 or more points and handed out at least 10 assists in all four games.

The 27-year-old Houston guard closed the week with back-to-back triple-doubles, including a historic performance in a 129-122 victory against the New York Knicks on Dec. 31, when Harden scored a career-high 53 points, equaled a career best with 17 assists and grabbed a Rockets-season-high 16 rebounds. Harden became the first player in NBA history to have at least 50 points, 15 assists and 15 rebounds in a game, and he tied Wilt Chamberlain (1968) for the most points in a triple-double.

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Ian Mahinmi Out Six Weeks With PRP Treatment

Dec 20, 2016 6:23 PM

Ian Mahinmi will undergo PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment on both knees following consultation with Dr. James Andrews and Wizards Head Team Physician Wiemi Douoguih.

Mahinmi is expected to miss approximately six weeks.

Mahinmi underwent surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 14. During the rehabilitation process, he aggravated patellar tendinitis in his right knee and sustained a bone bruise to his left knee. The PRP treatment will be administered at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Pensacola, FL.

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John Wall Would Like Extension But Hasn't Qualified For Rule Of New CBA

Dec 16, 2016 1:54 PM

John Wall has frequently been vocal in expressing his opinion of being underpaid on his five-year, $80 million max contract extension he signed in 2013 that runs through 18-19.

Under the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, teams can sign designed players to contract extensions at 35 percent of the cap but Wall hasn't qualified for the criteria.

In order to sign that type of extension, a player has to have achieved All-NBA status, league MVP or Defensive Player of the Year.

“I feel like it’s amazing and crazy because I had my best year, like, two years ago, my second year [as an] all-star, I averaged 20 and 10 and was a starter but couldn’t make all-NBA team,” Wall said. “So I mean, you want those individual accolades but it’s to the point that [if] you get your recognition, then you get it. You only get those [individual honors] by winning. When I did and had an opportunity to win, I still didn’t make it."

Wall is averaging 24.0 points, 9.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

“We don’t play on TV a lot so a lot of people don’t get to see us play. If you don’t have NBA League Pass and stuff like that, you don’t see the things that I’m doing in the game or what we’re doing trying to win,” Wall said Thursday. “So if you ain’t checking on Twitter and stuff like that, you don’t know. All these other teams get a lot of TV games, that’s why they get these accolades from the media and fan votes. Until we get an opportunity to be on TV more, it would be tough for people to realize and see what I do.”

 

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Otto Porter Expected To Receive Max Contract Offers In Free Agency

Dec 6, 2016 12:03 PM

Otto Porter has begun living up to his billing as the third overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft this season, averaging 14.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.0 steals in 34.7 minutes per game. Porter also has a career high PER of 19.4.

Porter will be a restricted free agent this offseason, which will give the Washington Wizards matching rights.

Two front office executives recently predicted Porter will receive a max contract in free agency.

The Wizards maxed out Bradley Beal in restricted free agency in 2016.

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DeMarcus Cousins Hopes John Wall Will 'One Day Be In A Sacramento Uniform'

Nov 28, 2016 7:34 PM

DeMarcus Cousins spoke to the media before the Sacramento Kings played the Washington Wizards about the possibility of playing with John Wall.

Cousins was asked if he and Wall ever discuss the situations they presently find themselves in where they're playing for teams not presently considered contenders. Cousins and Wall were teammates at Kentucky.

"Do we ever talk about playing with one another? Is that your question? It's come up," said Cousins. "They're going to all come to Sac. Come to Sac."

Cousins won't be a free agent until 2018 but he is currently adamant about wanting to remain with the Kings. Wall won't be a free agent until 2019.

"He wants me here," said Cousins about Wall. "Eric (Bledsoe) wants us in Phoenix."

Cousins was asked if he thinks there will ever be a time when he plays with Wall.

"You never know. Maybe. There might be a time we team up in a rec league after we retire or something. You never know."

Cousins was finally asked if playing with Wall is something he would want.

"Play with John and Eric again... you never know what will happen. It's the NBA, so hopefully one day he'll be in a Sacramento uniform," said Cousins.

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Bradley Beal Fined $15,000 For Grabbing Evan Fournier's Throat

Nov 27, 2016 6:58 PM

Bradley Beal has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for grabbing the throat of Evan Fournier during Friday's 94-91 win by the Washington Wizards over the Orlando Magic.

The incident occurred during a fourth-quarter scuffle that resulted in double technical fouls being called on Beal and Fournier.

While several players from both teams clustered together amid some pushing, Beal reached out with his left arm and grabbed Fournier’s throat hard enough to leave a mark.

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Ian Mahinmi Returns To Practice, Expected To Play By End Of Month

Nov 19, 2016 4:30 PM

Ian Mahinmi participated in his first on-court activity with the Washington Wizards for the first time in more than a month.

Mahinmi underwent surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus on Oct. 14.

Mahinmi is expected to be ready to play in games by the end of the month.

“Obviously it’s not a live full-blown practice but it’s my first time being on the court with everybody. I went through every drill, no restriction,” Mahinmi said after the session. “That’s the goal, to come back before the end of the month, and everything depends on how my knee reacts going into a full-blown practice.”

Mahinmi has not yet played five-on-five, or even competed in a one-on-one drill against a teammate.


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