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Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each game in NBA

In what could best be described as a veteran move, Rui Hachimura tried to duck out of doing a postgame media session by pleading that he was worried about missing …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura shines in NBA debut: ‘This is just the beginning’

The tale of the tape from Rui Hachimura’s NBA debut Wednesday in Dallas was impressive: 14 points and 10 rebounds over nearly 25 minutes for Washington in a 108-100 loss.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Wizards sign Bradley Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension

Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

With Rui Hachimura, first NBA draft pick from Japan, Wizards make big play for new audience

When the Washington Wizards drafted Rui Hachimura ninth overall four months ago, coaches liked what they were getting: a two-way player with a massive wingspan and a ton of potential.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura looks like a ‘wise veteran’ in first preseason game

The rookie selected ninth overall in this summer’s NBA draft made his exhibition opener Monday night appear like one of many highlights coming in his 2019-20 season reel.


New Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard eyes ‘development,’ not win total

For years, the Washington Wizards would head into a season with proclamations from players or management or ownership – if not all three – about how many wins they were …


Wizards’ Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura taking break from FIBA World Cup

Rui Hachimura is getting a much-needed break from basketball.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Rising star: Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura proving himself on FIBA World Cup stage

Japan is winless in two World Cup games, but the stage has not been too big for Rui Hachimura.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP and Memphis wins Summer League title

Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday …



UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


AP source: Wizards trade Dwight Howard to Grizzlies for CJ Miles

A person familiar with the situation says the Washington Wizards have traded center Dwight Howard to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward CJ Miles. The person spoke on the condition of …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019

Japan hails Rui Hachimura’s NBA selection as new era for sport

Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft after being taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

No playoffs, too few wins: Wiz fire Ernie Grunfeld after 16 years

Ernie Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Washington Wizards after 16 seasons in charge of the team. The Wizards announced his dismissal with four games left in a …


NBA roundup: Nuggets beat Wizards 113-108 for fifth straight victory

Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 11 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading Washington Wizards 113-108 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Wizards’ John Wall needs Achilles surgery; out another year

The Washington Wizards say point guard John Wall will be sidelined for at least another year because he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while falling at home. The rupture was …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

NBA roundup: Warriors win 9th straight behind Steph Curry’s 38 points

Stephen Curry scored 38 points, local product Kevin Durant had 21 and the Golden State Warriors hammered the ball inside to beat the Washington Wizards 126-118 Thursday night for their …


NBA capsules: Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call

Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant’s layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.


NBA roundup: Bradley Beal gets 1st triple-double, Wizards beat Suns 149-146, 3OT

Bradley Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double to lift the Washington Wizards over the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime Saturday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their …


NBA capsules: John Wall, Wizards beat Rockets 135-131 in OT despite James Harden’s 54

John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden’s season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night.


NBA capsules: Wall, Beal, Green help Wizards rally past Clippers 125-118

John Wall scored 30, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as the Washington Wizards rallied from 24 points down to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on …


WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver hired by NBA’s Wizards as assistant

WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA’s Washington Wizards this season. Toliver’s job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks’ …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

Down at half, Kyle Lowry’s 24, bench help Raps top Wiz 102-92

The Toronto Raptors overcame a halftime deficit in a road playoff game for the first time in 24 tries, using 24 points from Kyle Lowry and a tremendous effort from …


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

DeMar DeRozan scores 32 points, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018

Bradley Beal, John Wall each get 28, Wiz top Raps 122-103; series at 2-1

Bradley Beal heeded his coach’s plea to “do his job” by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

DeMar DeRozan scores 37, Raptors win Game 2, beat Wizards 130-111

DeMar DeRozan matched his career playoff-high with 37 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 130-119, taking a 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Serge Ibaka scores 23, Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards 114-106

Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in …


Wizards sign G Ty Lawson for depth; last played in China

Free agent guard Ty Lawson has signed a contract with the Washington Wizards. The move gives the Wizards additional depth heading into their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. …