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Wizards announce 2013-2014 schedule

Posted on 06 August 2013 by WNST Staff

Wizards Announce 2013-14 Schedule

August 6, 2013


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards announced their 2013-14 regular season schedule today, including their home opener on Friday, Nov. 1, against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Wizards tip off the season on the road when they visit the Pistons on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Detroit. Overall, the Wizards will play 22 of their 41 home games on the weekend (Friday-Sunday), with 20 of those coming on Friday (7 games) and Saturday (13 games).

Highlights of the 2013-14 schedule include visits from the 2013 NBA Champion Miami Heat on Jan. 15 and Apr. 14, the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 8 and Mar. 15, the lone visits of the New York Knicks (Nov. 23), Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 14), Los Angeles Lakers (Nov. 26), Houston Rockets (Jan. 11) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (Feb. 1) and a nationally-televised game against Cleveland on February 7 (ESPN). The Wizards will also host two holiday games this season, including a New Year’s Day matchup against the Dallas Mavericks and a Martin Luther King Day matinee against the Philadelphia 76ers. The home finale will take place on April 14 when the Wizards host the Heat prior to finishing the season with a road game at Boston on April 16.

The Wizards will have two five-game homestands during the season and will host two sets of back-to-back home games (Jan. 17/18 vs. Chicago/Detroit and Mar. 28/29 vs. Indiana/Atlanta). The team’s two longest road trips will take place from Jan. 24-29 when they head west to visit Phoenix, Utah, Golden State and the L.A. Clippers and then from Mar. 18-23 when they travel to play at Sacramento, Portland, the L.A. Lakers and Denver. The Wizards will play a span of eight games in 12 days from Nov. 19-30, comprising their most condensed portion of the 2013-14 schedule.

Each team in the Eastern Conference will visit Verizon Center twice with the exception of Indiana (Mar. 28) and New York (Nov. 23), while the Wizards will visit Brooklyn (Dec. 18) and Chicago (Jan. 13) only once during the regular season.

All home games will tip off at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of the New Year’s Day game vs. Dallas (6:00 p.m.), the Martin Luther King Day game vs. Philadelphia (2:00 p.m.), Sunday games on Jan. 5 vs. Golden State and Feb. 9 vs. Sacramento (6:00 p.m.) and an 8:00 p.m. start vs. Atlanta on March 29 (which will be preceded by a Capitals home game at 12:30 p.m.)

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Wizards given 150/1 odds to win next year’s NBA title

Posted on 21 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV).


Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                2/1

Oklahoma City Thunder              11/2

Chicago Bulls                            15/2

San Antonio Spurs                    17/2

Indiana Pacers                          16/1

Los Angeles Clippers                18/1

New York Knicks                       18/1

Houston Rockets                      20/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     20/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   22/1

Denver Nuggets                        25/1

Golden State Warriors               25/1

Boston Celtics                          33/1

Dallas Mavericks                       40/1

Brooklyn Nets                           40/1

Atlanta Hawks                           50/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves            75/1

Philadelphia 76ers                     100/1

Portland Trailblazers                  100/1

Utah Jazz                                  100/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                   150/1

New Orleans Pelicans                150/1

Sacramento Kings                     150/1

Toronto Raptors                        150/1

Washington Wizards                  150/1

Detroit Pistons                          300/1

Phoenix Suns                            300/1

Charlotte Bobcats                     500/1

Orlando Magic                          500/1


Will Manu Ginobili be a member of the San Antonio for Game 1 of the 2013-2014 Regular Season?

Yes                  -160      (5/8))

No                    +125      (5/4)


Will Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh be members of the Miami Heat for Game 1 of the 2013-2014 Regular Season?

Yes                  -300     (1/3)

No                    +200     (2/1)

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Former Greyhound Etherly to work out with Wizards

Posted on 19 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Etherly To Participate In Pre-Draft Workout For NBA’s Wizards


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball standout Erik Etherly (Alexandria, Va./Annandale H.S.) will participate in a pre-draft workout for the NBA’s Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

The two-time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team forward averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in 2012-2013 as the Greyhounds finished with a 23-12 record.

Etherly, who graduated in December with a bachelor of arts in communications, played in 93 games, making 89 starts, during his three seasons at Loyola. He averaged 13.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocked shots and 1.2 steals per game for the Greyhounds.

During his career, he helped Loyola win 62 games, including 47 over the course of the last two. The Greyhounds reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994 during Etherly’s junior season (2011-2012), and they advanced to postseason play in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1949-1950, reaching the CIT Quarterfinals this season.

He also is the first player in Loyola history to earn All-District honors in consecutive years from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Over the final seven games of the 2012-2013 regular-season, Etherly had five games with 22 or more points, including three-straight with 23-plus.

Etherly’s 1,245 career points are 20th in Loyola history, and he joined teammate Robert Olson to accomplish the rare feat of reaching 1,000 career points in the same game in January at Fairfield University.

His 450 rebounds are 17th in program history, and his rebounds pre game mark is eighth. Etherly’s 121 career blocked shots are third all-time, and he is ninth in free-throws made.

Earlier, this spring, Etherly attended the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational.

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Wizards get long odds to win next NBA title

Posted on 22 June 2012 by WNST Staff

Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv,  Twitter: @BovadaLV).

“Even though throughout the whole season the Heat were one of our biggest winners in our future positions unfortunately for us we lost it all back to the bettors on the series price as the Heat opened as +145 underdogs over OKC and in turn in all 5 games the majority of the public money came in on Miami.  It was not the best result for us.  Still a lot to decide in free agency, but there is no question that the Heat are once again overwhelming favorites to repeat.”

-Kevin Bradley, Bovada Sportsbook Manager.

Odds to win 2013 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                11/4

Oklahoma City Thunder              5/1

Chicago Bulls                            6/1

Los Angeles Lakers                   10/1

San Antonio Spurs                     10/1

Dallas Mavericks                        14/1

Los Angeles Clippers                 18/1

Indiana Pacers                           20/1

Boston Celtics                           25/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     25/1

Orlando Magic                           30/1

New York Knicks                       35/1

Philadelphia 76ers                      40/1

Atlanta Hawks                           50/1

Houston Rockets                       50/1

Portland Trailblazers                   50/1

Utah Jazz                                  50/1

Golden State Warriors                75/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       75/1

Minnesota Timberwolves             75/1

Phoenix Suns                            75/1

Brooklyn Nets                            100/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                    100/1

New Orleans Hornets                 100/1

Sacramento Kings                     100/1

Toronto Raptors                         150/1

Washington Wizards                  150/1

Charlotte Bobcats                      200/1

Detroit Pistons                           200/1

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Former Morgan F/C Thompson gets Wizards workout

Posted on 13 June 2012 by WNST Staff

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Wizards will conduct pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, June 13th at Verizon Center.

The following players are currently scheduled to participate in tomorrow’s workout:

  • Al’Lonzo Coleman – F – Presbyterian College – 6’7, 255 lbs
  • Thomas Robinson – F – Kansas – 6’10, 237 lbs
  • Kevin Thompson – F – Morgan St. – 6-9, 240 lbs

Thompson was one of the premiere big men in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference over the last four seasons. He helped lead the Bears to two MEAC Tournament championships and two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. His MSU teams reached the MEAC Championship Game three times in his four seasons.

As a senior Thompson averaged 10.8 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. As a junior he averaged 13.1 points and 9.1 rebounds. As a sophomore he averaged a double double, 12.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Even as a freshman Thompson averaged a respectable 8.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Thompson’s former Morgan teammate Reggie Holmes was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies after the 2010 NBA Draft and played for the team in the NBA Summer League.

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Wizards Crush Heat to Close Season

Posted on 26 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wall Double Double Helps Wizards Past Cavs

Posted on 25 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wizards Give Team President Grunfeld New Deal

Posted on 25 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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Wizards Crush Bobcats For Fourth Straight Win

Posted on 24 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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No LeBron, No Bosh, Wade Hurt for Heat in Loss to Wizards

Posted on 22 April 2012 by WNST Staff

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