Pivotal offseason for Wizards, who wanted 50 Ws, took 50 Ls

Basketball 04/10/19, 13:23

The Washington Wizards came into the season aiming for 50 wins. They finished with 50 losses.There was poor play. There was little defense. There was the embarrassing 10-31 road record, part of a 32-50 overall mark, the team's worst in six seasons. And the fallout from missing the playoffs already ...

Wizards PG John Wall isn’t sure if he’ll return next season

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:04

John Wall would not be bothered if the Washington Wizards pick a point guard in the first round of the upcoming NBA draft."You have to do what's best for the team and make sure that we have pieces," Wall told reporters Tuesday night at halftime of Washington's regular-season finale, then ...

Beal averages 25-5-5 for season, Wiz lose 116-10 to Celtics

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:34

Bradley Beal became the first player in Washington Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for a season, reaching the numbers he needed in a 116-110 loss to the playoff-bound Boston Celtics in a finale Tuesday night that was meaningless to both clubs.Eliminated ...

Ernie Grunfeld fired as president of the Washington Wizards

Sports 04/02/19, 13:58

Ernie Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team.The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.Washington is 32-46 and in 11th place in the 15-team Eastern Conference.FILE - In this April 14, ...

LeBron leads Lakers past Wiz 124-106 for back-to-back wins

Basketball 03/27/19, 00:13

LeBron James had 23 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Washington Wizards 124-106 on Tuesday night for their first back-to-back victories since mid-January.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 29 points and JaVale McGee had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who had lost 20 ...

Wizards’ Wall on injury: ‘God is telling me something’

Basketball 02/08/19, 23:26

John Wall has a history of trying to play through pain. His latest setback is forcing the Washington Wizards guard to take a different approach."I guess God is telling me something," Wall said Friday night about the ruptured Achilles tendon that will force him to miss at least the majority ...

Wizards’ John Wall needs Achilles surgery; out another year

Sports 02/05/19, 15:07

Already done for this season after one operation, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall now will miss most — if not all — of next season, too, because he needs surgery on his left Achilles tendon, which he tore in a fall at home.Wizards team doctor Wiemi Douoguih said Tuesday ...

Beal scores 32, Wizards top Giannis-less Bucks 113-106

Basketball 01/11/19, 23:02

Tomas Satoransky got a bottled-water shower from his teammates and a postgame handshake from team president Ernie Grunfeld.The big game for the lanky Czech point guard was cause for celebration for the Washington Wizards, who are playing cohesively with Satoransky starting in place of the injured John Wall.Satoransky had 18 ...

Wizards’ Morris to miss at least 6 weeks with neck injury

Basketball 01/03/19, 14:00

Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback in a difficult season for one of the NBA's most disappointing teams.The Wizards announced Thursday that Morris was examined by a doctor after dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since ...

Wizards beat Hornets 130-126, lose Wall for season

Basketball 12/29/18, 22:12

Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was one of seven Washington players in double figures as the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 130-126 on Saturday amid news five-time All-Star guard John Wall will have season-ending surgery.Thomas Bryant added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Ariza had nine assists and seven ...

source: Wizards’ John Wall needs surgery on left heel

Basketball 12/29/18, 16:14

A person with knowledge of the situation says Washington point guard John Wall has been told that he needs surgery to address bone spurs in his left heel, a procedure that would keep the five-time All-Star sidelined for at least six months. The person says Wall learned of the surgery diagnosis ...

LaVine’s 24 points leads Bulls to 101-92 win over Wizards

Basketball 12/28/18, 21:32

Zach LaVine scored 24 points, including 11 straight in the third quarter, as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Washington Wizards 101-92 on Friday night.Wendell Carter, Jr. had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Lauri Markkanen added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.Bradley Beal led Washington with 34 points.The ...

Griffin, Drummond help Pistons pull away from Wizards 106-95

Basketball 12/26/18, 21:44

Blake Griffin had 23 points and nine rebounds, Andre Drummond got his 10th straight double-double, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 106-95 on Wednesday night.Detroit had lost 9 of 11 but used a hot start in the third quarter to pull away. Drummond had 16 points and 11 ...

Turner, Pacers beat up well-worn Wizards 105-89

Basketball 12/23/18, 19:37

Myles Turner had 18 points and 17 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the sluggish Washington Wizards 105-89 on Sunday.The Wizards were coming off a triple-overtime win over Phoenix in Washington the previous night. They shot a season-low 36.8 percent.The Pacers had seven players in double-figure scoring. Domantas Sabonis had ...

Beal gets 1st triple-double, Wizards beat Suns 149-146, 3OT

Basketball 12/22/18, 23:20

Bradley Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double to lift the Washington Wizards over the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime Saturday night.With All-Star point guard John Wall sidelined due to illness, Beal scored 10 points in the third overtime, including a slicing layup that made it 146-144 with ...

Beal triple-double leads Wiz to 149-146 3OT win vs Suns

Basketball 12/22/18, 22:39

Bradley Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double to lift the Washington Wizards over the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime Saturday night.With All-Star point guard John Wall sidelined due to illness, Beal scored 10 points in the third overtime, including a slicing layup that made it 146-144 with ...

Lin’s big 4th quarter leads Hawks past Wizards, 118-110

Basketball 12/18/18, 23:46

Jeremy Lin and the Atlanta Hawks expected John Wall's inevitable scoring burst that came in the third quarter.Lin had an even stronger response in the fourth.The veteran guard scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period and the Hawks overcame Bradley Beal's 29 points for a 118-110 victory ...

Wall’s 40, 14 lead Wiz past Lakers 128-110; LBJ scores 13

Basketball 12/16/18, 20:24

Amid all of his team's losses and infighting and roster flux, John Wall showed just how well he's capable of playing, producing 40 points and 14 assists to lead the Washington Wizards past a sluggish LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, 128-110 Sunday night.A day after he and Lonzo ...

Dinwiddie adds to big week with 27, Nets’ win streak at 4

Basketball 12/14/18, 22:02

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 27 points in his first game since signing a three-year contract extension, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 125-118 on Friday night for their season-best fourth straight victory.Joe Harris added 19 points for the Nets, who put up a season-high 70 points in the first ...

Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

Basketball 12/12/18, 22:26

Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.Irving finished with 38 points ...

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