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Wizards Sign Center Marcin Gortat to 5-Year, $60 Million Deal

The Wizards signed 30-year-old center Marcin Gortat to a five-year, $60 million contract extension Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

07/01/2014

Robert Pollin, son of Abe Pollin, speaks during a memorial to late Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin at the Verizon Center on December 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2009 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Abe Pollin’s Son: More People Would Love the Redskins if Name Was Changed

Robert Pollin recently wrote about why his father, Abe Pollin, decided to change the Bullets name. Now, he expands on why “more people would love” the Redskins if the team’s name was changed.

07/01/2014

Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ted Leonsis: ‘Our Goal is to Keep Our Team Together’

Ted Leonsis revealed his plans to pursue Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza, telling the Junkies “Our goal is to keep our team together.”

07/01/2014

Martell Webster of the Washington. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Martell Webster to Miss 3-5 Months After Surgery to Repair Herniated Disc

Martell Webster underwent microdisectomy surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc he sustained during Wizards’ practice, and will be out approximately three to five months, the team announced on Friday.

06/27/2014

"Wizards 2nd round pick ready for a radio hit!" (Photos via @funndanny)

Wizards Fans Tweeting Pics of Wizards’ ‘Cash’ Draft Pick Becoming a Thing

Wizards fans irate over the team’s non-existent pick in the 2014 NBA Draft have been making their presence felt. One of them, Danny Rouhier of 106.7 The Fan, has addressed the omitted draft pick with particular ferocity.

06/27/2014

Carmelo Anthony, possibly formerly of the New York Knicks. (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Knicks Fans Trolled by Gilbert Arenas Over Carmelo Anthony Opting Out (Video)

Renowned internet troll Gilbert Arenas was back at it again earlier this week, posting numerous videos mocking New York Knicks fans’ reactions when they learned Carmelo Anthony would be opting out of his contract.

06/27/2014

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.  (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fans Outraged Over Wizards Vacant 2014 NBA Draft

The Wizards traded away their sole selection in the 2014 NBA Draft for cash considerations, rendering every fan that stayed awake for the vacant pick utterly outraged.

06/27/2014

NBA Commissioner David Stern congratulates Kwame Brown of Glynn Acadamy in Brunswick, Georgia, after being the first pick in the NBA Draft by the Washington Wizard at  Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT)

Top 5 Wizards Draft Busts

The Washington Wizards don’t have a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft — and maybe that’s a good thing.

06/26/2014

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John Wall Motivated by List of All-NBA Point Guards on His Refrigerator

John Wall realizes he was left off the All-NBA first, second and third teams, and has a list of the point guards who did make it posted to his refrigerator for motivation.

06/16/2014

U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) (right) speaks about immigration reform with Rep. Peter King (R-NY) during a news conference at the US Capitol May 8, 2007. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

5 Local Sports Figures Who Went On To Have Completely Different Careers

Playing a sport professionally is obviously a demanding job — no one can handle it forever. And TV networks only need so many commentators. So what do all those retirees who don’t end up on ESPN or on the sidelines as a coach end up? Here’s a list of five local athletes who went on to have completely different careers later in life.

06/12/2014

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NBA Power Rankings – April 21, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through April 21st in the NBA.

3. Los Angeles Clippers (56-24)

NBA Power Rankings – April 14, 2014

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5. Houston Rockets (51-25)

NBA Power Rankings – April 8, 2014

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12. Toronto Raptors (42-31)

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2. Los Angeles Clippers (49-21)

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1. San Antonio Spurs (50-16)

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2. Houston Rockets (44-19)

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