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John Wall, Marcin Gortat Met Privately To Clear Air

Feb 14, 2018 10:37 AM

John Wall and Marcin Gortat met privately last week to clear the air following public comments from both parties about the other.

Both players requested the sit-down, which facilitated the airing of grievances. The two still have work to do, however, to mend the relationship.

Following a win on Feb. 1st with Wall rehabbing from knee surgery, Gortat published the following Tweet:

Wall reached out to Gortat via text asking him to direct any issues to him and not via social media.

Gortat has explained that his tweet was never intended as a jab at Wall.

Wall was asked about the Tweet on SportsCenter.

"It was more just shock to hear it from him, understanding he gets the most assists from me and the most spoon-fed baskets ever."

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Tags: John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, NBA

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Ty Lawson, Wizards Discussing Contract

Feb 12, 2018 5:45 PM

The Washington Wizards are considering signing Ty Lawson and discussions are ongoing.

Lawson has played for Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association this season.

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

Lawson played for the Sacramento Kings during the 16-17 season.

The Wizards are thin at point guard with John Wall's injury.

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Wizards Interested In Derrick Rose

Feb 11, 2018 10:09 AM

The Washington Wizards have interest in signing Derrick Rose following his release by the Utah Jazz.

Rose was acquired by the Jazz in a three-team trade at the deadline.

The Wizards will be without John Wall for another few weeks as he continues his rehab following knee surgery.

Rose has appeared in only 16 games this season.

The Wizards lost both Tim Frazier and Tomas Satoransky to injuries on Saturday.

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Wizards Trade Shelon Mac To Hawks

Feb 8, 2018 2:54 PM

The Washington Wizards have traded Sheldon Mac to the Atlanta Hawks.

Mac will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)

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Wizards Seeking Marcin Gortat Trade Options

Feb 6, 2018 12:53 PM

The Washington Wizards have been engaged in trade talks on Marcin Gortat.

The Wizards are looking to improve their team while not taking on additional long-term money.

Gortat has one year and $13.5 million left on his contract.

The Wizards have expressed interest in trading for DeAndre Jordan.

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Wizards Have Pursued Trade For DeAndre Jordan

Feb 5, 2018 9:07 PM

The Washington Wizards have been interested in pursuing a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for DeAndre Jordan but have been unable to gain any traction.

Jordan is a probable free agent this offseason.

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

Oubre is eligible for an extension this offseason and could become a restricted free agent in 2019.

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John Wall Out Six Weeks With Knee Surgery

Jan 30, 2018 10:32 AM

John Wall will undergo a clean up knee procedure on Wednesday and miss approximately six weeks.

Wall has been dealing with periodic knee soreness since injuring it in early November. Wall underwent an additional MRI on Monday.

Wall previously was treated with having his knee drained and having injections.

Wall had two knee surgeries in May 2016.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

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Wizards Admit Players-Only Meeting Was Likely Unproductive

Jan 22, 2018 10:08 AM

The Washington Wizards recently had a players-only meeting that several players finally spoke about publicly.

“We had our team meeting,” John Wall said Friday. “A couple guys took it the negative way and it hurt our team. Instead of taking it in a positive way like we did in the past and using it to build our team up, it kind of set us back a little bit.”

“It was tough. I try to keep all our stuff as personal as possible but I think in a way not everybody got a chance to speak whenever they wanted to,” Bradley Beal said. “They didn’t want to bring up an issue or something they had a problem with on the team. Regardless of what may be going on, as men we’ve got to be able to accept what the next man says, be respectful about it and move on from it. I think it was one of those situations where we didn’t necessarily get everything that we wanted to get accomplished.

“Honestly, it was probably — I won’t say pointless,” Beal continued, “but we didn’t accomplish what we needed to accomplish in that meeting.”

Jason Smith was less hopeful that the team issues had been solved with it becoming unproductive.

“Sometimes you need those moments to just get everything out in the air,” Smith said. “Just like any family. You got to let things out. You can’t hold it in and let things fester.” at times.

Scott Brooks said he never knew about the meeting. 

Wall also suggested the Washington front office has work to do as well to help out the situation.

“Upstairs,” Wall said. “Front office got to figure it out.”

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

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John Wall Signs Five-Year Endorsement Deal With Adidas

Jan 7, 2018 6:27 PM

John Wall has agreed upon a five-year endorsement deal with Adidas.

Wall has been a shoe free agent over the past few seasons.

Wall has spent his entire eight-year career with the Wizards and signed a four-year, $170 million maximum extension in July.

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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.

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

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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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Carrick Felix, Markieff Morris Suspended One Game For Leaving Bench
Carrick Felix and Markieff Morris left the bench during Bradley Beal's altercation with Draymond Green.

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Draymond Green, Bradley Beal Ejected Following Scuffle
Bradley Beal slapped Draymond Green in the face from behind, which led Green to grab Beal.

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Wizards Waive Donald Sloan
Washington's roster now stands at 17.

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Wizards Waive Daniel Ochefu
Daniel Ochefu averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 19 games for the Wizards last season.

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Sheldon Mac Out 6-8 Months With Torn Achilles
Sheldon Mac split his time in 16-17 with the Washington Wizards and in the G-League.

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Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris Found Not Guilty In Assault Trial
The Morris twins were accused of helping three other people beat up Erik Hood outside a high school basketball game in Phoenix in 2015.

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John Wall Has MVP Aspirations For 17-18
John Wall was one of three players to average 20 points and 10 assists per game last season.

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Bradley Beal: I Feel Like Wizards Are Best Team In Eastern Conference
The Wizards are entering the 17-18 season with a lot of confidence

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Laurene Powell Jobs To Buy Significant Stake In Wizards, Capitals
Laurene Powell Jobs' stake will be approximately 20 percent and the second-largest after Ted Leonsis.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Markieff Morris Expected To Have Sports Hernia Surgery
Markieff Morris also had a sports hernia in 2010 before his junior season at Kansas, which was treated with surgery.

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