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April 6, 2015 Updates
April 4, 2015 Updates

John Wall’s 18th assist Friday night in the Washington Wizards’ 106-93 win over the New York Knicks came with 46.7 seconds to spare in the third quarter. He did not realize he had set a career high, a significant achievement for one of the NBA’s elite passers, but there was another milestone on his mind. “Everybody on the team was just trying to tell me to get 20,” Wall said. “That’s one of my goals, trying to get 20. I keep falling short.” Washington Post

April 3, 2015 Updates

Garrett Temple, who strained his right hamstring in a win over the Charlotte Hornets on March 9, began running and participating in drills this week and said he is at “80 percent.” The plan is to return in time for the Washington Wizards’ final couple regular season games, which pegs him for a return either on April 12 against the Atlanta Hawks or April 14 against the Indiana Pacers. Washington Post

Redskins teammates Robert Griffin III, Niles Paul and Ryan Kerrigan, as well as members of the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and D.C. United, are scheduled to attend Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll. The Wizards and Mystics contingent, including John Wall, Garrett Temple and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, prepared for the event Friday by taking First Lady Michelle Obama’s #GimmeFive Challenge. Wall posted an Instagram of the trio and the Wizards Girls doing the #GimmeFive dance to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign. Washington Post

April 2, 2015 Updates

But new Wizards guard Will Bynum, who signed a 10-day contract with Washington last Friday, was the 27-year-old Yi’s teammate in China on the Guangdong Southern Tigers for three months earlier this year and emphasized Yi is capable of an NBA comeback. “Yi’s [expletive] good,” Bynum said after Wizards practice Thursday. “I played against him when he was here too, when he was in Milwaukee and Jersey. He got a whole lot better. He’s physical now. He always could shoot the basketball. He’s rolling. Yi’s tough, man. He’s a matchup nightmare over there.” Washington Post

“He said he would but it has to be the right situation with the right point guard where they believe in him,” Bynum said. “But Yi can definitely be a force over here.” Washington Post

Coach Randy Wittman and point guard John Wall agreed that Gortat’s offensive prowess – he scored 23 points on 10 of 11 shooting along with 14 rebounds – was predicated on his willingness to dive to the basket off pick-and-rolls. Gortat concurred that he is at his best rolling to the basket off screens, but the center emphasized he didn’t play any differently than he usually does. “They were passing me the ball,” Gortat said bluntly. “I was doing the same thing I’m doing every single game and they were just passing the game.” Washington Post

April 1, 2015 Updates

Several teams — including the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets — have already set up their salary structure to make a run at Durant next summer, when the league will be overwhelmed by significant increase in the cap. And Durant has been constantly pestered by fans, reporters and even associates about his future plans. “I hear it all the time, don’t get me wrong, and once you hear it you’re kind of like,” Durant said, looking up and thinking. “But for me, I love staying in the moment, and I’m one of those guys that would love to stick it out with one team my whole career.” Washington Post

March 29, 2015 Updates
March 28, 2015 Updates

Not only did the Washington Wizards pull off a double-overtime win against the Charlotte Hornets Friday night, they also made the dreams of Nitin Ramachandran come true. Ramachandran, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer, signed a one-day contract with the Wizards through an arrangement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. CBSSports.com

March 27, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN WIZARDS HISTORY

Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison are the only two new-era players cracking the Top 10.

   

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