Why the Lakers can thank the Wizards for their 2020 NBA Championship

The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA Champions. LeBron James has won his fourth NBA title, and he’s now the first player in NBA history to win Finals MVP with three different franchises, adding one more accomplishment to his all-time great legacy. Anthony Davis, LeBron’s running mate, now has his first NBA title. DavisContinue reading “Why the Lakers can thank the Wizards for their 2020 NBA Championship”

What Wizards can take away from NBA bubble

After eight games in the NBA bubble, the Capital City G- I mean, the Washington Wizards did not qualify for the NBA playoffs. Pardon the error, but given the team’s performance, there were instances where I thought Washington might have sent their G-League affiliate instead. With the absences of top scorers Bradley Beal and DāvisContinue reading “What Wizards can take away from NBA bubble”

In an alternate Wizards universe…

The year is 2020. A worldwide pandemic halted the sports world, but after four months, some have slowly crept back. The Nationals opened the 2020 MLB season and their title defense against the New York Yankees on July 23. The Capitals and Wizards are starting their respective playoff pushes this week. The threat of anotherContinue reading “In an alternate Wizards universe…”

Beal opts out of NBA restart, playoff chances go from slim to none

A little over a week ago, I broke down the Wizards’ chances of making the playoffs once the league restarts. With multiple key players on the Brooklyn Nets, a team just ahead of the Wizards in the standings, considering skipping the restart, the door appeared to be open for the Wizards to jump ahead. HoweverContinue reading “Beal opts out of NBA restart, playoff chances go from slim to none”

How does Bertāns sitting out impact Wizards, NBA?

It didn’t seem possible for the Wizards’ playoff chances to get any slimmer, but Dāvis Bertāns has proved that wrong. The Wizards’ power forward, who had a breakout year in Washington this season, announced he will not rejoin the team when training restarts in Orlando on July 7. Bertāns, who averaged career-highs in points (15.4)Continue reading “How does Bertāns sitting out impact Wizards, NBA?”

NBA returning July 31; what does that mean for Wizards?

As reported this morning, the NBA is planning to restart on July 31 after suspending the season due to the COVID-19 outbreak in mid-March. 22 of the league’s 30 teams will be returning to action, as all 16 teams currently in a playoff spot plus the six teams within six games of the eighth seedContinue reading “NBA returning July 31; what does that mean for Wizards?”

DC Sports By The Numbers (0-9)

By: Joe Pohoryles The Washington, D.C. sports teams have seen plenty of athletes do incredible things while representing the nation’s capital. One of the most recognizable features of these athletes is the numbers they sport on their uniforms. As we forge on in these times with little going on in the sports world, I willContinue reading “DC Sports By The Numbers (0-9)”

Wizards at All-Star weekend

By: Joe Pohoryles Starting tonight and going through Sunday, the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend will take place in Chicago, and while no one on the Wizards made the All-Star team — namely Bradley Beal — there are a few who will be taking part in the weekend’s festivities. Beal missed the cut despite posting averagesContinue reading “Wizards at All-Star weekend”

Should the Wizards try to trade for Kevin Love?

By: Joe Pohoryles With John Wall sidelined for the rest of the season recovering from an Achilles tear, and the Wizards sitting at 14-28, it appears this season is lost. Wall will be 30 next season, so age and the nature of his injury suggest that one of his greatest assets, speed, will be greatlyContinue reading “Should the Wizards try to trade for Kevin Love?”

The Pohory-list: Top 25 under 25

By: Joe Pohoryles Entering 2020, the Big Four DC sports teams are in vastly different positions. The Capitals and Nationals are enjoying great success, coming off recent championships and in great position to capture a second. The Wizards and Redskins, however, are in dark days, and are already looking to build a brighter future. TheContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 25 under 25”