Collapse Is a Process, Too: Notes from the Washington Wizards' Oblivion
For a long time, Ernie Grunfeld and the Wizards have been happy to chase something just a little better than mediocrity. This year they're imploding, and it all feels long overdue.
Bradley Beal Might Be the Wizards' Most Important Player
Once considered a top contender in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards are out of the playoff picture and face an uncertain future.
Watching John Wall, Who Keeps It Moving
The Washington Wizards are enduring a bummer of a season, but their star is going as hard as ever. It's what makes John Wall great, and makes him John Wall.
The Myth Of Brilliant NBA Timeout Play-Calling
NBA fans like to believe that some coaches are significantly better than others at drawing up after-timeout plays during huddles. Evidence suggests otherwise.
The Washington Wizards Are Finally Embracing Math, But Do the Numbers Like Them Back?
By spacing the floor and shooting threes, the Washington Wizards plan to play modern, analytically influenced basketball. What do the numbers say about their chances this season?
What the Hell are the Washington Wizards?
The Washington Wizards were lousy in the second half and their best player has five broken bones. Naturally, they somehow have a shot at making the NBA Finals.
The Unpossible Brilliance of Wizards Coach Randy Wittman
Everyone knows that Randy Wittman is a bad coach, but are the qualities that make him a bad coach somehow a benefit come playoff time?
Randy Wittman Can't Figure Out How to Use Dry Erase Board
Wizards head coach Randy Wittman had a a hard time figuring out how to use the dry erase board for diagramming plays.
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Washington Is Broken
The Washington Wizards finished last season strong and started this one even better. As they lose and limp towards year's end, that all feels awfully long ago.