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April 30, 2021


Source: Wizards’ Avdija has hairline ankle fracture

Washington Wizards rookie forward Deni Avdija suffered a season-ending hairline fracture in his right ankle during Wednesday night’s game, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Avdija landed awkwardly after missing a layup late in the second quarter against Golden State and was taken off the court in a wheelchair. Avdija......

Westbrook triple-double in Wizards win

Russell Westbrook is second on the list for most career triple-doubles in the NBA, behind Oscar Robertson Russell Westbrook made a triple-double to help the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons and end their three-game losing streak. The 32-year-old registered 19 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists as Washington won......

Shorthanded Celtics pull out late win over Wizards

Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, including the game-winning bucket with 4.7 seconds remaining, as the shorthanded Boston Celtics edged the visiting Washington Wizards 111-110 Sunday night. Kemba Walker had 21 points, and Daniel Theis added 20 for the Celtics, who won back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 24-25......

Wizards push streak to four with win over Blazers

Bradley Beal recorded 37 points and seven rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 118-111 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Russell Westbrook recorded 27 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his eighth triple-double of the season as Washington extended its season-best winning streak......

Half the Team Had the Coronavirus. The Wizards Are Still Recovering.

New York Times
Scott Cacciola Bertans had finally been freed from isolation while his teammates were gone, returning home to his wife and daughter. His first practice was an ordeal — “I could definitely tell that I hadn’t done anything for almost two weeks,” he said — and then he missed all seven......

Wizards capitalize on Nets’ lapses in wild finish

Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal rattled off a quick six points in a stunning 3.8-second sequence that propelled the Washington Wizards to a 149-146 comeback win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night. “At this time, we don’t have nothing to lose,” Westbrook said. “It’s win or go home.” The......

Wizards sign Len, Bell before Sunday restart

WASHINGTON — The short-handed Wizards signed free-agent centers Alex Len and Jordan Bell on Saturday, trying to fill out a roster decimated by COVID-19 and injuries. The Wizards have scrapped six games since a win over the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 11 made them 3-8. They are scheduled to play......

NBA calls off sixth straight Wizards game (virus)

The NBA said on Wednesday night that Friday’s game between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed because the league’s health and safety protocols. It’s the sixth consecutive postponement for Washington. “The game is being postponed due to the number of unavailable players for the Wizards, contact tracing......

6 Wizards test positive; 3 more in protocols

The Washington Wizards have six players who have tested positive for COVID-19, making it a total of nine players who are in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Wizards had their next two games against the Cleveland Cavaliers — originally scheduled for Sunday and Monday — postponed on Friday.......

Beal scoffs at 60-point night, ‘mad’ Wizards lost

11:47 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Bradley Beal might have set a new career-high with 60 points Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but that did nothing to improve his mood following Washington’s 141-136 loss at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. “I’m pissed off,” Beal said. “I’m mad. I don’t count [them].......

Westbrook posts a triple-double in Wizards’ loss

Russell Westbrook only needed three quarters to get his first triple-double as a Washington Wizard but he will have to wait a little longer to get his first victory. The All-Star point guard made his Washington debut in typical Westbrook fashion with 21 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. But......

Wizards laud Westbrook’s ‘great’ impact in debut

Russell Westbrook drove the lane, found Thomas Bryant open for an easy dunk as the Washington Wizards‘ big man drew a foul and then immediately ran to Bryant to scream his approval. In his first game with the Wizards, Westbrook logged only 17 first-half minutes in Washington’s 99-96 victory over......

Wizards’ Westbrook won’t change on-court ways

Russell Westbrook may be changing teams and jersey numbers, but the Washington Wizards‘ new point guard said he isn’t going to change his demeanor on the court, no matter what people think of him. Westbrook joined the Wizards on Saturday but did not practice due to paperwork from the trade......

Rockets’ Russell Westbrook Traded to Wizards for John Wall

New York Times
Marc Stein The Houston Rockets continued their franchise overhaul on Wednesday night by trading Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall in a swap of disgruntled point guards. The Rockets will also receive a first-round draft pick in 2023 in the deal. There has been growing apprehension in......

Wizards re-sign F Bertans to five-year, $80 million deal

FILE PHOTO: Feb 11, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison (15) during the third quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Free agent forward Davis Bertans signed a five-year, $80 million deal to......

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