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Lakers, Wizards moving closer to Russell Westbrook trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers were clearly missing something this past season. Although being devastated by injuries obviously played a role in the premature conclusion to their season, so did having the wrong personnel. Fixing that requires giving up some players and adding different ones in their place. The first part...
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Wizards’ Bradley Beal finally gets to play with fellow St. Louis product Jayson Tatum

Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal and Boston Celtics standout Jayson Tatum both hail from St. Louis, and will finally share the court as teammates. Tatum had previously committed to playing for Team USA at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday Beal will also be part of the Olympic squad, allowing him the opportunity to play with his hometown friend.
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Wizards now own NBA's longest conference finals drought

With the Los Angeles Clippers win over the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals Friday night, LA made it to its first conference finals in franchise history. It took them 51 years to make it past the second round of the playoffs, which was the longest...
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5 players the Wizards could target to trade for a third star

The Wizards want to get better this offseason, to which degree they can may depend on their success in the trade market. They will be limited in free agency by the salary cap and hold the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. General manager Tommy Sheppard has shown...
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Over 93 percent of Wizards fans would support a female head coach according to a recent survey

The Washington Wizards are one of seven teams looking for a new head coach. One of the bigger questions around the search is whether they will be the first or among the first group of team(s) that hire(s) a female head coach. San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon, South Carolina and USA Basketball women’s team head coach Dawn Staley, Duke women’s team head coach Kara Lawson and New Orleans Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon are all among the female coaches linked to vacancies, though none are linked to the Wizards.
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Wizards Star Bradley Beal Makes Decision On Playing In The Olympics

The Team USA roster for this year’s Tokyo Olympics is beginning to fill out nicely. According to reports from NBA insider Shams Charania on Friday afternoon, Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal has committed to join the roster this summer. His name will be added to a growing list of committed stars including Damian Lillard, Draymond Green and Jayson Tatum.
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Southeast Notes: Van Gundy, Ball, Battier, Heat Offseason, Wizards

Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel explains makes a case for why Stan Van Gundy , who was fired after a single year on the job with the Pelicans, should be in the running for the Magic’s head coach job. Orlando is one of seven teams this summer with an open head coach position, and though they’ve expressed a desire to cast a wide net in their search, Parry writes that the Magic, given their defensive personnel, could be primed for a reunion with the defensive-minded coach.
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11 players who could 'come home' to Wizards

The Celtics made the first big move of the offseason Friday morning, trading Kemba Walker, a future second-round pick and the 16th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a future second-round pick. Walker is done in Boston after two years with the franchise, and...
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Wizards' Bradley Beal becomes fourth player to commit to Team USA basketball for Tokyo Olympics

Team USA's basketball squad is starting to take shape as a fourth player has committed to the roster for the 2021 Olympics. Wizards star Bradley Beal is the latest to join the squad, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. He'll play along with Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Warriors forward Draymond Green, the three other players that have committed to play for Gregg Popovich this summer.
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Chauncey Billups Rumors: Clippers Asst. Linked to Pelicans, Wizards, Magic HC Jobs

Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Chauncey Billups appears to have plenty of options this offseason if he's ready to move into a head coaching role. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the five-time All-Star is a "prominent candidate" for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly shown interest as well.
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Seth Curry Has Shattered Expectations In Postseason

Out of all the moves Daryl Morey has made since taking over in the Sixers' front office, none have looked better than his trade with the Mavericks on draft night. When Josh Richardson and Seth Curry swapped teams, many viewed it as a win-win for both teams. Looking at it now, Morey looks like a genius.
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Wizards' Bradley Beal Reportedly Commits to Play for Team USA at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has reportedly committed to play for Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Beal joins Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green among those who've pledged to play.
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Wizards Notes: Brooks-Westbrook, Beal, Coach Search, Unseld

Russell Westbrook wanted the Wizards to keep Scott Brooks as head coach, but his endorsement wasn’t enough to save Brooks’ job, writes Chase Hughes of NBC Sports. Westbrook and Brooks have a long relationship that dates date to Oklahoma City, where Brooks coached him for seven seasons. Westbrook endorsed Brooks...