The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History

While the Washington Wizards had an uneventful end to their season in the NBA bubble, rookie forward Rui Hachimura shined and wound up earning NBA Second Team All-Rookie honors after a strong first campaign. Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young has had a massive impact on Washington’s defense with 2.5 sacks through two gamesContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History”

NBA Draft prospects the Wizards should consider, avoid

The Wizards landed the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery tonight for the second year in a row. The team had a 4.5 percent chance of landing the first overall pick and a 20.3 percent chance of falling in the top four, but instead they stayed put, as they had the ninth-best oddsContinue reading “NBA Draft prospects the Wizards should consider, avoid”

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…”

Wizards look on-brand in first real game back

The Wizards played their first real game since Mar. 10 this afternoon, taking on the Phoenix Suns in a 125-112 loss. Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton led the way for Phoenix; Booker led the team with 27 points while chipping in five rebounds and four assists. Ayton totaled a double-double with 24 points and aContinue reading “Wizards look on-brand in first real game back”

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?”

Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round

Following up on my Redskins and Capitals all-time first round picks, the Wizards/Bullets version will be the last. Since the Nationals have only been around for about 15 years, they only have a handful of first round picks in the team’s history, and there are many draft slots that they have never occupied. It wouldContinue reading “Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round”

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?”

Building the best All-DC handball team

By: Joe Pohoryles In late January 2020, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appeared on the popular Barstool Sports podcast, “Pardon My Take,” and claimed that he could assemble a handball team that would win gold at the Olympics. Cutler’s remarks sparked some debate online as to how easy the sport of handball would beContinue reading “Building the best All-DC handball team”