This preseason, Jason Smith has started more games as the Washington Wizards power forward than any of his teammates. The only deviation occurred Sunday when Otto Porter Jr. started at the four alongside Kelly Oubre Jr., and played limited minutes against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike Scott, who was signed over the summer as a backup stretch-four, has played in every exhibition game but always behind the starters.
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Sixty seconds into the first answer to the first question of this Wizards season, Scott Brooks managed to place his point guard in the MVP discussion. Don’t worry: The Finals MVP talk won’t come until day two.
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The Washington Wizards matched the Brooklyn Nets’ $106 million, four-year offer sheet to keep forward Otto Porter, making him the team’s highest paid player.
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Free agency began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, and players and their agents started looking for big paydays, while teams will hope to spend less. That tug-of-war will dominate discussions in the coming weeks.
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The Sacramento Kings agreed to a pair of deals Tuesday, inking George Hill and Zach Randolph to multiyear contracts. Those deals, while happening roughly 3,000 miles away, were of great interest to the Washington Wizards and their restricted free agent small forward, Otto Porter.
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Last summer’s NBA spending spree should be followed by an offseason dominated by belt-tightening.
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The gloomy faces on the Washington Wizards’ sideline told the story.
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Through the first three quarters of Game 2 of the Washington Wizards’ opening playoff series, Bradley Beal made only 6 of 18 shots. And that came after shooting just 9 for 21 in Game 1.
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The Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen discusses the Rockets’ tough loss to the Wizards at Toyota Center on Saturday night.
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Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said all he could to make his case that Dwight Howard is routinely treated unfairly, citing “dirty” play by opponents and officials that officiate him differently than other players. He also said it is far from the first time the Rockets have made their position clear to the NBA.
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The Rockets had finally gotten the stop and the chance they needed. In a game in which neither team could stop the other enough to pull away, the Rockets had 8.4 seconds and the ball.
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Rockets center Clint Capela left Chesapeake Energy Arena limping badly on Friday with a bruised thigh after trying to draw a charge on Thunder forward Kevin Durant. He had been listed as questionable to play on Saturday, but was cleared before the game.
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