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Thirty Futures: Washington Wizards

by Colin McGowan

Oct 10, 2017 11:58 PM

It's a steep and perhaps impassable route, taking the Wizards from where they are now to the pinnacle of the sport, but John Wall intends to make this his career-defining struggle. Read more »

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Southeast Division Offseason Review

by RealGM Administrator

Oct 4, 2017 10:42 PM

A rare trade between division rivals, the Heat re-signing their core, the Magic keeping it small and the Wizards matching Otto Porter's offer sheet. Read more »

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

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2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Jul 18, 2017 1:19 PM

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Wizards Match Otto Porter's $106.5M Offer Sheet With Brooklyn

by Christopher Reina

Otto Porter's value comes from an uncomplex combination of playing the NBA's thinnest position, off the ball efficiency, defensive versatility, and the lack of options for the Wizards to replace him and remain a top-4 team in the East. Read more »
2017 Offseason Preview: Washington Wizards

by Keith P Smith

Drafting, developing and retaining your own players is the preferred method of team building, but it can get pricey as the Wizards are realizing this offseason with their Otto Porter decision. Read more »
Washington's Future Pushing Against Their Own Limitations

by Colin McGowan

The Wizards were miserable to start the season, unleashed some of the best basketball in the league over the winter, then settled into acceptable Pretty Goodness the rest of the way. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Celtics Vs. Wizards Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How the Wizards will stop the Isaiah Thomas-Al Horford pick-and-roll and how Boston will prevent Iso-John Wall from taking over the series. Read more »
Tactical Quandaries: Wizards Vs. Hawks Series Preview

by Brett Koremenos

How the Hawks will counter Washington going under on Dennis Schroder pick-and-rolls, and whether the playoffs will bring a rise of Iso-Markieff Morris. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
John Wall's Straight-Line Speed Could Drive Washington To The Finals

by Jonny Auping

The Wizards use the speed of John Wall to create space. This is a version of the Russell Westbrook formula except more refined and with Plan B'c and C'. Read more »
How Bojan Bogdanovic Has Turned Into A Monster With The Wizards

by Michael Pina

Washington targeted him for Bojan Bogdanovic for two reasons: 1) a hope that his offense can stabilize one of the worst bench units in the entire NBA, and 2) that his outside shot and size will add another pick-your-poison element to their John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter trio. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Wizards Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic From Brooklyn

by Keith P Smith

Bojan Bogdanovic will give Washington a good bench weapon who can play either shooting guard or small forward and fits in any lineup the Wizards want to run. Read more »
Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

While the Knicks, Bulls, Hawks and Heat could be either buyers or sellers, there are a number of teams in the East that will be aggressive at the deadline. Read more »
The Low-Stakes Gift Of The NBA Regular Season

by Colin McGowan

The Wizards played beautifully and very nearly beat the Cavs. They learned what they needed to learn about themselves. What they provided in the process was wonderful to watch and about as purely useful as sports get. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
The Limitations Of A Double-Threat Backcourt

by Colin McGowan

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 »
Thirty Futures: Washington Wizards

by Colin McGowan

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 »
Five Question Season Preview: Southeast Division

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
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 »