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Jodie Meeks Picks Up $3.5M Player Option With Wizards

Jun 12, 2018 3:09 PM

Jodie Meeks has picked up his option for the 18-19 season with the Washington Wizards worth $3.46 million.

Meeks signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Wizards in 2017.

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Jason Smith Exercises $5.45M Player Option With Wizards

May 16, 2018 5:06 PM

Jason Smith has exercised his $5.45 million player option for the 18-19 season with the Washington Wizards.

Smith signed a three-year, $16 million contract with the Wizards during the summer of 2016.

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Wizards Sign Ernie Grunfeld To Contract Extension

May 3, 2018 10:03 AM

Ernie Grunfeld signed a contract extension with the Washington Wizards several months before their 17-18 season ended.

The Wizards reportedly offered the extension in the fall.

Grunfeld will remain as head of basketball operations of the Wizards at least through the 18-19 season.

Grunfeld was hired in June of 2003.

In the previous 15 seasons under Grunfeld, the Wizards have made it to the postseason eight times but have never advanced past the second round. 

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John Wall Wants Wizards To Make Roster Changes

Apr 28, 2018 10:17 PM

John Wall said it is on the front office of the Wizards to make changes this offseason.

Wall had some strong comments about the team's chemistry and wanting players who want to be on the team. 

"It's a lot," Wall told reporters when asked what the Wizards need to address on the roster. "I feel like it's a lot we can use. I don't really have to say [which] certain positions. People who have been around our team understand what we can use to help our team. And it is not throwing shade to anybody on our team because everybody that is on the roster gave everything they had to make it work and fit with the team.

"But at the same time, sometimes when it is not working, you try, you try, you try, and it keeps failing over and over, you have to make certain adjustments and changes."

Wall and Marcin Gortat have frequently been at odds.


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Otto Porter Out Indefinitely After Procedure On Left Leg

Apr 27, 2018 3:47 PM

Otto Porter Jr. will miss the remainder of the Wizards' first round series against the Raptors after undergoing a procedure on his left leg.

Porter underwent a minor surgery to relieve a buildup of blood around the contusion on his left leg.

Porter will be out indefinitely.

Porter had an MRI and the results raised concerns of restricted blood flow in his injured area. The decision was made for Porter to have the procedure in order to relieve pressure as well as to avoid a major injury.

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John Wall: Drake Said He Had The Broom For Us

Apr 24, 2018 9:33 AM

The Washington Wizards return to Toronto on Wednesday with the series tied 2-2 after going down 2-0.

"Yeah, you know I am. For sure," Wall said when asked if he is looking forward to seeing Drake now that the Wizards have evened the series as it shifts back to Toronto. "I told him to be here for Game 3. He told me he was going to be here. He didn't show up. He told me we were getting swept. He said he had the broom for us."

Drake is a global ambassador for the Raptors and often sits courtside.

"My reaction is, we did what we were supposed to do; we came home and won two games," Wall said of his response to Drake's sweep comment. "My arguments with him ain't really about the game of basketball -- we just be out there having fun. But at the same time, we [have] a focus that we are trying to go in there and win Game 5. I want him to know that they weren't going to sweep us."

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 17): Raptors/Wizards, Celtics/Bucks, Pelicans/Blazers

Apr 18, 2018 10:04 AM

What happened in three snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday, April 17.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules

Apr 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The following graphics show the Net Rating, Offensive Rating and Defensive Rating rankings for all 16 teams in the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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Jodie Meeks Suspended 25 Games By NBA

Apr 13, 2018 1:14 PM

Jodie Meeks has been suspended 25 games by the NFL for violating the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Meeks tested positive for banned compounds Ipamorelin and Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2.

Meeks' season with the Wizards is now over.

When reached Friday by ESPN, Meeks' lawyer Ben Levine of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani said: "It is regrettable that the NBA has prematurely taken action against Jodie today. Accordingly, we will appeal the suspension and vigorously defend Jodie's rights. Unfortunately, under the CBA, a player is guilty until proven innocent and while Jodie's appeal is pending he will be forced to sit out the playoffs."

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Ty Lawson Agrees To Sign With Wizards

Apr 12, 2018 10:34 AM

Ty Lawson has agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards.

Lawson played in China this season, averaging 25.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 36.1 minutes per game.

Lawson gives the Wizards extra depth at point guard for the playoffs.

Lawson played 69 games in the NBA in 16-17 with the Kings.

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Wizards To Sign Ramon Sessions To 10-Day Contract
Ramon Sessions appeared in 13 games with the Knicks before he was waived on January 13th.

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John Wall, Marcin Gortat Met Privately To Clear Air
Potential issues between John Wall and Marcin Gortat became public.

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Ty Lawson, Wizards Discussing Contract
Ty Lawson is averaging 25.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.6 assists in 35.9 minutes per game this season.

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Wizards Interested In Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose has appeared in only 16 games this season.

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Wizards Trade Shelon Mac To Hawks
Sheldon Mac will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.


Wizards Seeking Marcin Gortat Trade Options
The Wizards are looking to improve their team while not taking on additional long-term money.

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Wizards Have Pursued Trade For DeAndre Jordan
The Wizards could build a package for DeAndre Jordan centered upon Marcin Gortat, Kelly Oubre and a first round pick.

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John Wall Out Six Weeks With Knee Surgery
John Wall's surgery is being described as a clean up.

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Wizards Admit Players-Only Meeting Was Likely Unproductive
The Wizards recently had a players-only meeting that several players finally spoke about publicly.

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John Wall Signs Five-Year Endorsement Deal With Adidas
John Wall has been a shoe free agent over the past few seasons.

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Wizards Waive Mike Young From Two-Way Contract
Mike Young split time in the G-League between Delaware and Northern Arizona.

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Bradley Beal, Lou Williams Named Players Of The Week
Bradley Beal averaged 26.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals.

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John Wall Returns To Wizards' Lineup From PRP Treatment
John Wall will return to the Wizards' lineup after missing 11 games due to a knee injury.

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Raptors, Wizards, Wolves, Bucks Interested In Trading For DeAndre Jordan
The Clippers are widely expected to fall out of playoff contention following the injury to Blake Griffin.

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John Wall Out At Least Two Weeks With Knee Injury
John Wall could be out the next seven games and possibly return on Dec. 9.

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John Wall Injures Left Shoulder, X-Rays Negative
John Wall stayed in the game but later said he should have come out.


John Wall: Wizards Give Cavs 'Best Matchup'
John Wall believes the Wizards pose the most difficult threat to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference.


Wizards Waive Carrick Felix
Carrick Felix was signed as a free agent prior to training camp.

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Wizards Decline 18-19 Option On Chris McCullough
Chris McCullough was the 29th overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Nets.

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