Latest Washington Wizards News

Wizards give Gafford 3-year, $40.2M extension through 2026

Oct. 19, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

The Washington Wizards have signed center Daniel Gafford to a $40.2 million, three-year contract extension. The deal runs through the 2025-26 season. Washington acquired Gafford in a trade in March. He played 23 regular-season games for the Wizards,...

Lakers debut their new 'Big 3' in 111-99 loss to Warriors

Oct. 13, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a curious as any NBA observer to see how former league MVP Russell Westbrook blends with incumbent Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis as part of the latest “Big Three” to chase a championship together in Los Angeles. ...

Unseld in, Westbrook out as Wizards face crucial NBA season

Oct. 12, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards, this season feels like a crossroads. Beal is now the unquestioned centerpiece of the franchise after Russell Westbrook was traded to the Lakers, but it remains unclear how much longer he'll be in Washington,...

Wizards' F Rui Hachimura to miss start of training camp

Sep. 25, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons. The team said Saturday this is an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate. Hachimura averaged 13.8 points over 57...

Cam Thomas scores 36 points, Nets beat Spurs 104-100

Aug. 16, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cam Thomas scored 36 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 on Sunday in the NBA Summer. Thomas, the former LSU player selected 27th overall in the NBA draft, was 11 of 25 from the field and made all 11 of his foul shots. Thomas...

Wizards announce new coach Wes Unseld Jr.'s staff

Aug. 10, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have hired Pat Delany, Joseph Blair, Mike Miller and Zach Guthrie as assistants on new coach Wes Unseld Jr.’s staff. The team announced the moves Tuesday. Unseld called it an experienced staff with a diverse background in all...

Spencer Dinwiddie has big shoes to fill with Wizards

Aug. 09, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie is following some impressive players as the point guard in Washington. That's a role occupied by Russell Westbrook, John Wall and Gilbert Arenas for much of the past two decades. “I’m not Gilbert, John or Russ. Those are all dudes...

Houston's Green shines as virus interrupts NBA Summer League

Aug. 09, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Green was without one of his Houston teammates for his NBA Summer League debut because of COVID-19 protocols, the same reason the Washington-Indiana game was postponed. The second overall pick from this year's draft helped bring the headlines back...

Wizards re-sign guard Raul Neto

Aug. 07, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have re-signed guard Raul Neto. The team announced the move Saturday. Neto averaged a career-high 8.7 points in 2020-21. He appeared in 64 games with 22 starts. “We are very pleased to bring Raul back after...

Howard excited about coming back to retooled Lakers

Aug. 06, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard played with some of the best players in NBA history during his first two stints with the Los Angeles Lakers. But the star power being amassed for the upcoming season might be the best yet. Howard officially signed for his third tour of...