The Wizards are beginning to show signs of leadership all over, as the team propels past .500 for the first time in more than four years. 10-year veteran Trevor Ariza, who’s been a major contributor this season, believes young star Bradley Beal could be truly special.
The Washington Wizards moved above .500 for the first time in more than four years Monday night, accomplishing the feat on their eighth try this season by pulling away in the second half to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-90.
Enes Kanter made 11 of 13 shots and the Jazz overcame a 13-point deficit to take control in the fourth quarter and keep the Wizards from moving above the .500 mark for the first time in more than four years.
John Wall and Nene had 19 points apiece, Trevor Ariza scored 16 and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 102-88 on Monday night.
The Washington Wizards didn’t get flustered when they trailed by 18 points. The Boston Celtics couldn’t hold a big lead for the second straight game.
John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night.
Nene scored 12 of his 20 points in the final 4½ minutes of the fourth quarter, including a putback with 1.2 seconds to play that sent the game to overtime, and Trevor Ariza hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in the extra period Friday night as the Washington Wizards topped the Brooklyn Nets 112-108.
John Wall has clearly proved his worth to the Wizards in the month he’s been back from injury, but he still has to prove himself to the rest of the league if he’d like to be considered a premier point guard in the NBA. Ariza explained to Holden and Danny what Wall must to do break through to that next level.
The Washington Wizards held their annual media day today as they prepare to start training camp tomorrow without point guard John Wall.
After trading away Nick Young and JaVale McGee, and with a newly re-signed Head Coach and General Manager, the Wizards signaled they are ready for change, but with a measured amount of consistency and structure. But as Free Agency begins, many of the top offerings are already off the market, and Washington still has holes to fill.