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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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Tags: Jodie Meeks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Suspension

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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

Feb 22, 2018 3:15 PM

The Washington Wizards will sign Ramon Sessions to a 10-day contract. 

Sessions appeared in 13 games with the New York Knicks before he was waived on January 13th.

The Wizards have depth issues at point guard with John Wall out with knee surgery.

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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
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.

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

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

Candace Buckner/Washington Post

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.

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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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