The past offseason, the Wizards managed to resign Marcin Gortat, replace Trevor Ariza with Paul Pierce, and sign a couple of quality role players in Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair. The question, combined with John Wall and Bradley Beal, is that team ready to contend, or they will be stuck in mediocrity, something like the Hawks during the Joe Johnson/Smith/Horford era. Can … [Read more...] about Can the Washington Wizards actually contend in the East?
The Washington Wizards have one of the youngest cores in the league. Their starting backcourt consists of a 23-year-old point guard drafted first overall and a 21-year-old shooting guard drafted third overall. John Wall and Bradley Beal are the future in Washington. They are also the present though. The Wizards entered the 2013-2014 NBA season on a five-year playoff drought. … [Read more...] about Paul Pierce helps youthful Wizards compete in wide open East
The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going. The Washington Wizards training camp began with a sour taste as news came out that John Wall suffered a minor setback to his knee injury and … [Read more...] about Washington Wizards: 2012-13 NBA Season Preview
The NBA off-season is officially underway as the first trade has been made between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets. Here is my analysis on the deal which includes Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Rashard Lewis, and a pick in the up-coming 2012 NBA Draft. … [Read more...] about New Orleans Hornets dump salary in trade with Washington Wizards
Team president Ernie Grunfeld called this the second year of a three-year plan for the Washington Wizards franchise. After finishing with the second worst record in the NBA, there will need to be some accelerated growth next season if the team is going to reach the desired destination of said plan. Having another high draft pick and adding some veteran pieces this off-season … [Read more...] about Washington Wizards off-season plan remains the same