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1 hr ago | Wiz of Awes

Washington Wizards' Steps Towards The NBA Finals: John Wall and Bradley Beal Must Improve

Apr 27, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall and Wizards guard Bradley Beal celebrate in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 98-89.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, John Wall, NBA Players, Bradley Beal

4 hrs ago | Celtics Hub

Kevin Garnett will return to Brooklyn; Paul Pierce looks good in Washington

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are both still playing professional basketball in the NBA, and it's still not for the Celtics, unfortunately. Even weirder: It's not even together.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Paul Pierce

7 hrs ago | Canis Hoopus

Around the NBA: Washington Wizards

The Wizards made a surprising playoff run last season. Will they be able to build on their success this year and take the next step to serious contention? What role should the playoffs play in setting our expectations? Should teams be judged based on their accomplishments in May and June or their accomplishments from November through April? Should a team be expected to replicate or surpass their previous season's playoff record or their regular season record? The Golden State Warriors won 51 games, outscored opponents by nearly five points a game, and lost in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Seraphin, Andre Miller, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Drew Gooden, Martell Webster

8 hrs ago | Swarm and Sting

Wiz of Awes interview: Charlotte Hornets

Apr 9, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson scores the game-tying basket as Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat defends in the final seconds of the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Bobcats won 94-88 in overtime.


Related Topix: Sports, Charlotte Bobcats, NBA Basketball, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Bradley Beal

12 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Projecting the Ceiling of Every Top-10 2015 NBA Draft Prospect

Only it doesn't mean they'll reach it. I gave each one of our top 10 prospects an NBA ceiling and an established NBA player they might eventually look like down the road if everything goes according to plan.


Related Topix: Sports, John Wall, Charlotte Bobcats, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers, Ron Artest, Metta World Peace, Al Jefferson, NBA Basketball, Rasheed Wallace, NBA Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Rockets players Trevor Ariza, Troy Daniels try their hands at being different type of a pawn starsa

But after a visit to Ryan Middle School's Baylor College of Medicine Academy for the Rockets' Clutch City Checkmate Challenge, he is more confident in his game. Ariza, along with guard Troy Daniels and general manager Daryl Morey attended the event at the middle school where Morey spoke about strategy to the school'd chess club and then all three joined the players to play against American Chess Grandmaster Susan Polgar.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Houston Rockets, Troy Daniels, NBA Players, Trevor Ariza


Why NBA Teams Will Keep Shooting More 3-Pointers in 2014-15

Stephen Curry dribbles the ball up the court, crosses up his overmatched defender, rises with picture-perfect form and uses his quick release to splash a self-created triple through the basket to give his Golden State Warriors a lead. Simultaneously, but all the way across the country, John Wall is using his speed to help the Washington Wizards.


Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Stephen Curry, NBA Players, John Wall

Wiz of Awes

NBA Rumors: Washington Wizards Add Xavier Silas, Damion James To Training Camp Roster

Sep 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard Xavier Silas poses for a portrait during Wizards media day at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports We're a few weeks away from the start of training camp, and for the most part, we know what each NBA roster will look like before the regular season begins.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Seraphin, Marcin Gortat, NBA Players, Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries, Boston Celtics

Bullets Forever

John Wall and Kevin Durant both attended the Washington-Jacksonville game

John Wall is normally a Cowboys fan , but he's also willing to take one for the team, especially if a customized jersey is involved . Thus, you get him watching yesterday's Washington-Jacksonville game with a special guest: Kevin Durant.


Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, NFC East, NBA Basketball


ProBasketballTalk 2014-15 Preview: Brooklyn Nets

Last season: The Nets started slowly in Jason Kidd's first year as head coach, and then things got worse when Brook Lopez was lost to a foot fracture in late December. The team turned things around after the first of the year, however, and finished with a 44-38 record.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Shaun Livingston, Golden State Warriors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sports Media 101

Southeast Division Player Rankings: Small Forwards

Wizards 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Washington Wizards as a part of Sports Media 101 . For news, op/ed, game reviews, team updates and even rumors you will find all of it on Wizards 101.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Luol Deng

Hardwood Houdini

Are The Celtics The Best Defensive Franchise In NBA History?

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Boston Celtics former center Bill Russell in attendance during the 2013 NBA all star shooting stars competition at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports When most scouts, fans and critics think of the Celtics scheme they typically think defense.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, NBA Players, Paul Pierce

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Wiz of Awes

Washington Wizards Links: It's Nene's Birthday

Apr 11, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario waves to the crowd as the Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 96-86 at Amway Center. Hilario finished with a team-high 17 points.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Nene Hilario, NBA Players, Otto Porter Jr., Orlando Magic, Victor Oladipo

Boston Celtics

Faverani Ready to Beach the Competition

Vitor Faverani wowed the C's faithful with some stellar performances in November last year, but November's hero became January's zero as he went from Celtics starter, to the Celtics bench, to the Maine Red Claws, to the medical disabled with a left knee issue. He had arthroscopic surgery for his left knee in March '14 to address a torn lateral meniscus, and since then has been rehabbing and enjoying all that Valencia, Spain has to offer this summer.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, NBA Players, Vitor Faverani, Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets schedule breakdown: February

The Charlotte Hornets will play just nine games in the All-Star break shortened month of February . It's always a good time for a team to get serious rest .


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, John Wall, Bradley Beal, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid

Swarm and Sting

Charlotte Hornets preseason tickets on sale now

Apr 9, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker reacts after scoring against the Washington Wizards in overtime at Verizon Center. The Bobcats won 94-88 in overtime.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Denver Stiffs

Is Ty Lawson Accurately Rated or Underrated beyond Belief?

Many of the fans in Denver have been happy with what Ty Lawson brings to the table. Although he's diminutive, he runs the offense like a well-oiled machine, creating easy looks for others and himself as an elite offensive player.


Related Topix: Sports, Ty Lawson, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, John Wall

Wizards chase Allen, Young names Bryant 'GOAT'

The Washington Wizards made a surprise move mid-July when they pursued veteran forward Paul Pierce . Now the question is whether Pierce's former teammate, Ray Allen , could join "The Truth" in D.C. The Wizards, however, are not the only team interested in the 39-year-old shooting guard.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Glen Rice Jr., Bradley Beal, NBA Players, Paul Pierce, Otto Porter Jr., Martell Webster

Sir Charles in Charge

Ray Allen Rumors: Still Hasn't Decided If He'll Play Next Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls can fight over free agent shooting guard Ray Allen all they want. However, if Ray Allen decides that he isn't up to playing a 19th season in the NBA, then the recruitment of Allen won't even matter.


Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Ray Allen, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Paul Pierce

Bullets Forever

Michael Jordan donated his entire salary for the 2001-02 season to 9/11 relief efforts

Say what you want about the Michael Jordan era, donating a year's worth of a salary to help with 9/11 relief efforts and the families of those affected by the Pentagon attack is an impressive gesture worth bringing up as we reflect on the 9/11 anniversary.


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