As the league continues to advance through its annual heat wave of free agency, the Washington Wizards have partaken in a good portion of the summertime activities with the one-year signings of Gary Neal, Jared Dudley, and most recently Alan Anderson. Still missing in action is that highly coveted stretch big that would replace the obsolete parts that have become Nene, however, there is no question that the glaring void in the wing factory has been populated. If John Wall ever had an issue with having a wingman on the basketball court (or perhaps at the club as well), he has certainly become e ...Read More »
Jewel: (n) [joo-uh l] A cut and polished precious stone; gem. A fashioned ornament for personal adornment, especially of a precious metal set with gems. A precious possession. A person or thing that is treasured, esteemed, or indispensable. A durable bearing used in fine timepieces and other delicate instruments, made of natural or synthetic precious stone or other very hard material. An ornamental boss of glass, sometimes cut with facets, in stained-glass work. Something resembling a jewel in appearance, ornamental effect, or the like, as a star. Whoever gets me is getting a jewel.” – Kelly O ...Read More »
Here is your official Hoop District welcome to Washington, D.C., Kelly Oubre Jr. Coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld introduced the 19-year old as a Wizard on Friday afternoon and Oubre, who is what I like to call the product of a classic Grunfeldian move, spent a few minutes discussing his role as the newest member of the squad. What’s a Grunfeldian move, you ask? Well, an example of one would be when for weeks leading up to the NBA Draft, you and many other fans and members of the media are scouting players that you feel would fill a glaring need. In the Wizards' case this time around ...Read More »
I enjoy reading the various mock drafts in the weeks leading up to the NBA Draft. For Wizards fans they provide high level, wide-ranging analysis, highlights, interviews, statistics and more on a net group of players that could end up playing their next games at the Verizon Center in 2015-16. Regardless of who Adam Silver calls up on stage at # 19 or earlier barring an unforeseen trade from Emperor Ernie, the players and those selected before them have been interviewed, measured, analyzed, tested and compared to each other by every NBA expert and team fan base. If you follow the message boards ...Read More »
It's not easy to follow back-to-back posts on spectacular dunks and wizard-like passing highlights, but I'm going to make the case for John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, and Garrett Temple to entertain you with some well-timed, fun to watch blocks. The Wizards as a team had 378 blocks on the season. Marcin Gortat accounted for 110, good for 18th in NBA. Former Kentucky star-turned NBA phenom Anthony Davis of the Pelicans led the league with 200. Washington had two more entries in the Top 100; Kevin Seraphin, who registered 59 (55th), and Point Gawd 4 Lyfe John Wall, who posted 45; a tie ...Read More »
Pace. Spreading the floor. Curls. Back screens. High pick and rolls The list goes on. What has made Washington such an exciting team to watch over the past few seasons is much more than John Wall scorching opponents in the open floor. It also has a lot to do with how well they move the basketball. The Wizards ranked 6th in the NBA in assists per game, which was evidenced the team’s high three-point and overall field goal percentages. Washington’s team personnel have bought into the concept of sharing the ball and creating easy opportunities for each other. It’s easy to heap praise on John Wall ...Read More »
Hey there Wizards fans, it's been a minute! After watching the ups and downs of a baffling regular season and seeing this team nearly making it to the Eastern Conference Finals, its time you all deserved a little Wizards basketball in your life. I mean, lets face it, it’s June 9th and if you’re a life long D.C. sports fan like myself you’re probably at the “I hate everything about D.C. sports” stage in your life right now. I don’t think this needs any further elaboration. If you recall, last year we did a “Top 50” Vines of the year segment which spanned across the course of a few weeks and all ...Read More »
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