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”

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…”

The Pohory-list: Top 10 first overall picks in city history

With several sports making a comeback, with MLS and UFC already holding events and the NBA, NHL and MLB returns on the horizon, there is a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks. For the past four months, the country has effectively been on lockdown, and without many live sporting events toContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 first overall picks in city history”

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”

The Wizards’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Wizards’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

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?”