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John Wall fires back at Dion Waiters’s ‘nonsense’ comment regarding the NBA’s top back court

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Bradley Beal unknowingly ignited a verbal exchange at Wizards media day Monday, when he declared he and John Wall “definitely” comprise the best back court in the NBA. A few hours later, Cleveland...
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Will the Wizards and Cavaliers rekindle their rivalry?

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — When LeBron James’s open letter announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers was published in early July, Wizards center Marcin Gortat shrugged it off. “My reaction was “This guy again,’”...
  • 23 hr 35 min ago
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Martell Webster isn’t sure when he’ll be cleared to play

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Martell Webster’s haircut — a creation resembling an electrified mohawk — was in midseason form at Wizards media day Monday, but his body wasn’t. The Wizards backup shooting guard is recovering...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago
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Bradley Beal believes the Wizards have the best backcourt in the NBA

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Team USA’s FIBA World Cup training camp in July featured two pairs of NBA backcourt teammates. The Wizards’ combo of John Wall and Bradley Beal was one. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Golden...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago
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Otto Porter Jr. is confident as he enters his second season

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Exactly one year ago Sunday, Otto Porter Jr. was riding a stationary bike as his new teammates opened training camp at George Mason. A hip flexor injury, the result of a slip during a pickup game,...
  • 2 days ago
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Playing better at home a priority for Wizards

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards were better than most expected last season. Where they were better was also unexpected. Including the playoffs, the Wizards were just 23-23 at home. They finished 27-20 on the road....
  • 4 days ago
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Paul Pierce is already earning rave reviews

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The first player mentioned at Ernie Grunfeld and Randy Wittman’s joint news conference Wednesday at Verizon Center was Paul Pierce. The name was broached unprompted as Wittman, the Wizards‘...
  • 4 days ago
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With a new deal, Gortat settles in with Wizards

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — BALTIMORE — A year ago, Marcin Gortat was poised to enter his third full season with the Phoenix Suns. After serving as Dwight Howard’s backup with the Orlando Magic, he had finally stepped out of...
  • 5 days ago
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Fort Belvoir Army Base to host Wizards practice Oct. 13

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Unlike in previous years, Wizards will not hold a preseason practice open to the general public this season. Instead, the team has scheduled a practice at the Fort Belvoir Army Base for military...
  • 5 days ago
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Wizards add David Stockton to complete training camp roster

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards have finalized their training camp roster by signing point guard David Stockton to a nonguaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Stockton is the son...
  • 5 days ago
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Wizards General Manager Ernie Grunfeld believes the Eastern Conference ‘is wide open’

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — For the first time since LeBron James rocked the NBA landscape and signed with the Miami Heat four years ago, the Eastern Conference does not have an overwhelming favorite. James’s return to the...
  • 5 days ago
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Martell Webster’s return date from back surgery remains unknown

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Martell Webster has an uphill battle in front of him. Historically, back injuries have marred professional athletes’ careers and the swingman is rehabbing from his third back surgery in four years...
  • 6 days ago
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Wizards sign Vander Blue to training camp contract

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards have signed guard Vander Blue to a contract with an invitation to training camp, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Blue’s addition gives the Wizards 19 players...
  • 6 days ago
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Wizards sign Daniel Orton to training camp roster

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards have signed big man Daniel Orton to their training camp roster, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Orton, 24, played on the Wizards’ summer league team in Las...
  • 7 days ago
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Wizards might bring David Stockton in for training camp

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — With less than a week until training camp starts, the Wizards are applying the finishing touches to their preseason roster — and they could add a familiar name. Washington might bring David...
  • 7 days ago
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Why the Nets decided not to re-sign Paul Pierce

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Images of Paul Pierce in a Wizards uniform and working out at Verizon Center began circulating on the Internet last week, causing somewhat of a stir for observers still in disbelief that Pierce, a...
  • 7 days ago
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Wizards sign veteran Rasual Butler to non-guaranteed contract

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards have signed veteran forward Rasual Butler to a non-guaranteed contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Butler will report to training camp next week with a...
  • 8 days ago
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Wizards have ‘periodically’ checked in on free agent Ray Allen

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Summer is over and NBA training camps will open around the country over the next week, but Ray Allen is still a free agent and he has several teams waiting on a decision regarding his basketball...
  • 8 days ago
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Wizards announce training camp schedule

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards training camp schedule was released today and the festivities at Verizon Center begin in a week with Media Day on Sept. 29. The team will then practice from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m....
  • 15 days ago
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Wizards sign Xavier Silas to training camp contract, expect to add Damion James

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — With the start of training camp practices just two weeks and one day away, the Wizards have begun putting the finishing touches on the list of attendees. The team signed guard Xavier Silas to a...
  • 15 days ago
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