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If the Wizards are keeping the band together -- Marcin Gortat #4, Nene Hilario #42, Bradley Beal #3, Trevor Ariza #1 and John Wall #2 – they’ll have to pay up to retain Ariza. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

With LeBron Leaving Miami, the Market’s ‘Going to Explode Now’ for Trevor Ariza

With LeBron James having now made his decision, the rest of the NBA is free to resume business. For the Wizards, Matt Moore indicates LeBron leaving Miami translates to ‘The price just went up on Trevor Ariza … by a lot.’

07/11/2014

Gordon Hayward (Photo Credit: Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 NBA Free Agents That Will Be Overpaid

Here’s five NBA free agents this summer that are going to get more money than they deserve.

07/03/2014

Trevor Ariza #1 and Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards rebound against Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on May 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Reid: Re-signing Ariza and Gortat Could Lead Wizards to 50 Wins

Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat, whose contracts are expiring, were incredibly instrumental in the Wizards making the playoffs. WaPo’s Jason Reid makes a strong case for the Wizards re-signing both this offseason.

05/16/2014

Nene Hilario of the Washington Wizards drives against Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Outlast Bulls 75-69, Win Series 4-1

John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.

04/29/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Wizards Defeat Bulls 98-89, Take 3-1 Lead

Even with the team’s “X-factor” suspended, the Washington Wizards had a No. 42 sitting next to the bench. The 57-year-old with graying hair couldn’t box out or grab a rebound, but owner Ted Leonsis waved his red towel and egged on a cheering crowd that chanted “Free Nene!”

04/27/2014

Trevor Ariza drives against LeBron James during a game at the Verizon Center in January. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hot Wizards Ready For Matchup With Heat

Perhaps we should re-name our NBA franchise the Whoa-zards because coach Randy Wittman’s team has been pretty surprising since Nene went down with a sprained knee 15 days ago.

03/10/2014

ohn Wall #2 passes the ball to teammate Trevor Ariza #1 of the Washington Wizards as Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the fourth quarter at Verizon Center on February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Don’t Call Trevor Ariza ‘Switchblade’

Trevor Ariza does not like being called ‘Switchblade’ — a supposed nickname he’s listed as having on a basketball stats website — so you probably shouldn’t call him ‘Switchblade,’ particularly not in an interview with him.

03/06/2014

Trevor Ariza shoots over Henry Sims of the Philadelphia 76ers during a game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Penn., on March 1, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ariza Scores 40, Wizards Win 6th Straight

The 76ers’ fans came to celebrate Allen Iverson’s No. 3. Trevor Ariza left them talkin’ about 40.

03/02/2014

John Wall drives against Kyle O'Quinn of the Orlando Magic during the game at the Verizon Center on Feb. 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Survive Without Nene, Beat Magic Behind Wall’s 27

John Wall scored 27 points, and the must-make-playoffs Washington Wizards survived their first game after Nene’s latest injury, beating the road-hapless Orlando Magic 115-106 Tuesday night.

02/25/2014

John Wall goes up for the layup against the Houston Rockets on Feb. 12, 2014 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Harden’s Layup With 0.7 Seconds Left Downs Wizards

James Harden scored 35 points and his layup with 0.7 seconds remaining lifted the Houston Rockets to a 113-112 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

02/12/2014

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