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Drew Gooden will not be cleared to play for Finland in FIBA World Cup

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Drew Gooden will not be able to represent Finland in the upcoming FIBA World Cup because his application for dual citizenship will not be cleared in time for the tournament, according to a person...
  • 2 days ago
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John Wall promoting new Adidas signature shoe line in Asia

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — John Wall didn’t survive the first — and so far only — round of cuts to suit up for Team USA at the upcoming FIBA World Cup, but the Wizards point guard is making his presence known...
  • 2 days ago
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Wizards’ Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. will compete for playing time after shining in summer league together

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — For one month earlier this summer, Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. spent a couple of hours a day working on the Verizon Center practice floor. They hustled through...
  • 2 days ago
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Wizards’ Nenê scores 11 points in Brazil’s loss to Team USA

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — John Wall and Bradley Beal aren’t making the trip to Spain for the FIBA World Cup, but at least one member of the Wizards is: Nenê. The Brazilian big man took the floor against Team USA at...
  • 6 days ago
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DeJuan Blair says joining the Wizards is ‘a dream come true’

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — There was a point last season when basketball was no longer fun for new Wizard DeJuan Blair. Known for his bright smile and intensity, the burly forward-center was in his first season with the...
  • 8 days ago
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Wizards’ 2014-15 season schedule released

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo and Kelyn Soong) — One year ago, the NBA unveiled a regular season schedule that included the Wizards on national television once. A second-round playoff run later, the expectations, and subsequently the exposure,...
  • 9 days ago
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A more efficient Kris Humphries to provide frontcourt depth for the Wizards

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Kris Humphries was unsure of his role last year when the Nets, a contender, shipped him to the rebuilding Celtics as part of a package to land Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Previous experience...
  • 9 days ago
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Wizards will play Knicks on Christmas

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — In a sign of the the Wizards‘ rising profile, the NBA has scheduled the team to play on Christmas day against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, according to a person with knowledge of the...
  • 10 days ago
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Wizards announce eight-game preseason schedule

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards announced an eight-game preseason schedule Monday that opens against the Bulls in Chicago and includes a home game in Baltimore for the second straight year. The slate kicks off with a...
  • 12 days ago
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Al Harrington announces he will play in China next season

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Al Harrington spent some of his summer as a de facto assistant coach for the Wizards’ summer league outfit in Las Vegas, but will not be returning to the team in any capacity at...
  • 12 days ago
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A brief introduction from The Washington Post’s new Wizards beat writer

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — As some of you may have noticed, my name – Jorge Castillo, if you still haven’t looked up at the byline — began appearing on this blog last week. That’s because I am now the Wizards beat...
  • 16 days ago
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Wizards hire Roy Rogers to replace Sam Cassell on coaching staff

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards are on the verge of completing a deal to hire Roy Rogers as an assistant coach under Randy Wittman, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Rogers would replace Sam...
  • 16 days ago
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USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo explains decision to cut John Wall and Bradley Beal

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — A few hours after USA Basketball officially released the 16 finalists for its 12-man FIBA World Cup roster without Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal (and Hawks forward Paul Millsap)...
  • 17 days ago
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Drew Gooden plans on playing for Finland in FIBA World Cup

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Drew Gooden was born in Oakland, went to college in Kansas, and has made a living playing for 10 NBA franchises across the United States. Now the Wizards forward plans on extending his footprint...
  • 17 days ago
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Wizards’ John Wall gets signature shoe line with Adidas

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Michael Lee) — John Wall’s week of training with Team USA didn’t end the way he would like. After his uneven performance during a showcase that ended with the mortifying Paul George injury, Wall was cut Monday...
  • 18 days ago
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USA Basketball cuts John Wall and Bradley Beal from national team

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — USA Basketball has cut Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal from its national team roster, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Hawks forward Paul Millsap was also released...
  • 18 days ago
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Sam Cassell leaving Wizards to join Doc Rivers, Clippers

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Michael Lee) — Sam Cassell is leaving the Washington Wizards after five seasons to take an assistant coaching position with the Los Angeles Clippers, people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Saturday....
  • 20 days ago
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Wizards attend Dahntay Jones’s workout in Las Vegas, but have no interest

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Wizards were among several teams in attendance for free agent Dahntay Jones’s open workout in Las Vegas Thursday, but the team has no interest in signing the swingman, according to a...
  • 22 days ago
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Wizards’ Bradley Beal: ‘I still have something to prove to myself every year and I’m going to get better’

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Michael Lee) — LAS VEGAS – Bradley Beal celebrated his 21st birthday with a lavish party in his hometown of St. Louis that included women wearing body paint of his Wizards jersey and doing circus tricks from the...
  • 23 days ago
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Wizards to play preseason game against Hornets in South Carolina

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — While we wait for the NBA schedule’s release sometime in August, the Wizards’ preseason itinerary is slowly taking shape. The Wizards’ preseason schedule will include a visit to Greenville, S.C.,...
  • 23 days ago
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