Tagged John Wall

Rejuvenated John Wall Could Wake Up Washington Wizards

After what will be almost two years since suffering his season-ending Achilles injury, five-time All-Star point guard John Wall is primed for a big-time comeback.  Could that lead his Washington Wizards team back to the postseason? December 29, 2018 marks the day official reports were made that Wall was going to see a specialist to…

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What Will Winning Look Like for Washington Wizards?

Though fans might not believe it amid some recent dark days, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis does know something about winning. One of his greatest strengths has been loyalty,  as well as giving people time to do their job. Unfortunately for the Wizards, that loyalty to bad decision-makers, injured players and dwindling opportunities has also…

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The Great Davis Bertans Conundrum

As the NBA’s Feb. 6 trade deadline approaches, the Washington Wizards face a dilemma with sharpshooter Davis Bertans. The 27-year-old is quickly developing into one of the league’s most valuable role players, but he’s also on a $7 million expiring contract. That puts the Wizards in a tricky spot, as they would risk losing him…

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These NBA Teams Have Sneaky Bad Cap Situations for 2019-20

The bloated contracts handed out in 2016 are almost at their merciful end. However, several teams are still plagued by that fateful summer while several more have pushed these contracts from club to club like the saddest possible pieces on a chessboard. Thankfully for many teams, most of these deals will expire next July, giving…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southeast Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Jeff Siegel (@jgsiegel) of Peachtree Hoops and Early Bird Rights preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Could the Atlanta Hawks make the playoffs this year? Are the Orlando Magic the favorites in the division? How…

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Can Wizards Convince Bradley Beal to Stay in Washington?

The Washington Wizards offered Bradley Beal a three-year, $111 million maximum extension on the first day they were eligible to do so in late July, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic. However, Beal has yet to sign said extension, and there’s no indication that he plans on doing so before the Oct. 21 deadline.…

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Can Miami Heat Find Jimmy Butler a Co-Star?

Despite entering the offseason well over the salary cap, the Miami Heat managed to finagle their way into the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes. The Heat landed the four-time All-Star in a four-team sign-and-trade after complications arose with the original deal’s structure. That move hard-capped Miami for the remainder of the season, which means it cannot go…

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Do OKC Thunder Have a ‘Russell Westbrook Problem?’

The most memorable moment from the Portland Trail Blazers’ series-sealing win came at the buzzer. Damian Lillard concluded his eff-you performance with a step-back triple over the outstretched arms of Paul George. The shot was equal parts impressive, absurd and hilarious. Nobody will forget Lillard waving “goodbye” to the Thunder after the near-40 foot bomb.…

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Don’t Forget Bradley Beal Like You Do the Wizards

To say the Washington Wizards have disappointed this year would be an understatement. They’re 11th in the Eastern Conference, 4.5 games ahead of the Trae Young-led Atlanta Hawks. 17 of Washington’s 24 wins have come in front of its rightfully disgruntled fans. Only the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-24) have a worse road record than the Wizards…

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Who’s to Blame for Washington Wizards’ Collapse?

When professional sports teams struggle, the blame usually gets assigned to a player or a coach. Yet, management is often the overlooked factor. Such is the case with the Washington Wizards. Who runs a team can affect decades of on-court performance. Whether it be by a coaching change, shuffled front office brass or even agreeing…

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