NBA Common Sense Mock Draft 2.0: New No. 1, two trades and more twists


Washington Wizards* Myles Turner, C Texas, FRESHMAN | 6-11, 240 [Trade: Wizards receive No. 12 pick and Trey Burke from Jazz in exchange for No. 19 pick, 2016 first-round pick and Ramon Sessions.] With Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors in place and the available wing crop a bit thin, Utah adds an extra first-rounder and hands the point guard reins to Dante Exum. The Wizards leap at the skilled Turner, who could be their center of the future, and offer the disappointing Burke a change of scenery. And hey, it can’t hurt that they’re expected to bid heavily on another ex-Longhorn one year from now… Please let this happen!!!

The All NBA "Fourth Team" would be an amazing lineup

"Yes, I know there’s no such thing as an official All-NBA fourth team, but it’s not difficult to cobble together a fourth (and fifth) team based on official votes received for the All-NBA teams. For the most part, their vote totals pale in comparison, still we want to recognize players that have put in good work this year."

Wittman now the 7th longest tenured coach in NBA

Now that the Chicago Bulls have fired Tom Thibodeau, there are only six coaches who have been with their teams longer than Randy Wittman. The six coaches are: Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Rick Carlisle, Frank Vogel, Kevin McHale, and Dwane Casey. All six have better regular season records, but only Popovich and Spoelstra have better win-loss records in the playoffs.

What Otto Porter has in common with LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard


Porter, James and Leonard are the only players in NBA history under the age of 22 to average 10 points, 8 rebounds and at least one three pointer per game during the playoffs in NBA history, according to Basketball-Reference's Play Index.

Two hours of power, podcasting, vomiting, lamenting and celebrating the Washington Wizards


Today on ZardCast, because the season has officially come to an end, CT, Dave and Duncan have convened to say goodbye to the 2014-15 Washington Wizards by participating in a power hour. After the first hour, the guys agree to press on into the night, talking all things Zards, a litany of NBA topics and all other matters of life as the show eventually go off the rails. Now that the offseason has begun, ZardCast is taking a step back and will record monthly until the 2015-16 season is upon us. Then, the plan is to return to our usual once-weekly schedule. Thanks to all those who listened throughout the season. It was a lot of fun, and watching that basketball team of ours wasn’t all that shabby either. We can’t wait to be back weekly next season when John Wall wins the MVP and the Wizards win the NBA title! Download–PART 1 Download–PART 2

Cavs gonna sweep


Wiz would have gone at least 5, right? Pathetic job, Atlanta...

PODCAST: Recapping Game 6, Early Offseason Storylines (Feat. Jake Whitacre & Adam McGinnis)


Today on ZardCast, the podcast returns after coming to grips with the Wizards’ loss in game six to the Hawks. CT and Duncan are joined by Jake Whitacre from Bullets Forever and Adam McGinnis from Truth About It to breakdown the final game of the season and all of the early offseason story lines that have percolated during the past few days.

Offseason laid out by HoopsRumors


The Wizards could sign Beal for five seasons if they wait until he hits restricted free agency after next season, and as Ken Berger of noted, that would mean a significantly lower cap hold for Beal entering the summer of 2016, affording the team greater flexibility to chase Durant and others.

John Wall's Top 10 plays of the season


A great list here, capped by Dave Johnson's reaction to Wall's 360 layup around Matt Barnes. Still, we're surprised they couldn't find a way to get John Wall's sequence from Game 2 vs. the Raptors when Wall swatted Lou Williams and hit an and-one on Amir Johnson on the other end. Not bad for a guy who couldn't make an All-NBA team this season.

Caron Butler and his family were in D.C. this past weekend


White House..... #Familyfirst

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He took this yesterday in front of the White House and he actually arrived on Friday, though I'm not sure if he attended Game 6. Tuff Juice is welcome here any day.