Tagged Washington Wizards

Hornets’ Kemba Walker Dilemma Exemplifies Supermax Flaws

When the NBA announced its All-NBA teams Thursday afternoon, the Charlotte Hornets’ front office likely released a collective groan. After averaging a career-best 25.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting, 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds, Hornets All-Star point guard Kemba Walker received his first-ever All-NBA nod, joining Russell Westbrook as a third-team guard. As a result,…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

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Trade Bradley Beal This Summer

John Wall’s Achilles rupture inexorably altered the course of the Washington Wizards’ overall direction. As a result, their best path forward involves taking two steps back. They need to trade Bradley Beal this summer before they lose all leverage. Prior to Wall’s Achilles tear, the Wizards could have talked themselves into being a playoff-caliber team…

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Breaking Down the NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble

It’s not yet time to brag about that blowout win (or feign a season-ending injury after a few demoralizing losses). That’s because six NBA Eastern Conference teams balance on the playoff bubble, but only three will see the postseason. With a few weeks left to go, who are the best bets to secure a playoff…

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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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NBA Playoffs Roles for Buyout Market Vets

The trade deadline came and went, but player movement is nowhere near close to done. Several teams have open roster spots, and many are looking for veterans to join their playoff pursuits. The buyout market unequivocally favors teams staring down the chance to win a title, however. Many veterans who are bought out of their…

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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…