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Sat Jan 420:10Wizards Rookie Rui Hachimura Underwent Procedure on Groin
Washington (AP) — Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be re-evaluated in two weeks while he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with a groin injury he sustained on Dec. 16 in Detroit.Hachimura, the first player from Japan to be drafted in the first-round of the NBA draft, rejoined the team on the sidelines on Friday in the Wizards loss to Portland.“It’s been kind of weird because I’m never away from basketball like this,” Hachicmura said on Saturday.“I watch the games on TV. Coach (Scott) Brooks and (General Manager) Tommy (Sheppard) came to my house a couple days ago. I’ve been talking to my teammates.”Originally expected to miss five games, Hachimura has been out nine games heading into Saturday’s game against Denver. Washington has gone 2-7 without Hachimura, who was averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds while starting all 25 games for Washington.The injury occurred when teammate Isaac Bonga accidentally kicked Hachimura in the groin trying to grab a rebound. Hachimura said that Bonga felt bad and apologized and that they are both “cool”.“I feel good,” Hachimura said now three weeks after undergoing the groin procedure.“I’m just ready to play. I can’t wait to play. I can’t wait to get back to the team and play games.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Dec 28 201919:08Wizards G Bradley Beal out with sore right leg
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is out for Saturday's game with the New York Knicks due to soreness in his right leg. Beal, who suffered the injury in Thursday's loss at Detroit, ends his consecutive games streak at 194. He last missed a game on April 12, 2017. Beal, an All-Star the last two seasons, is fifth in the league in scoring at 27.8 points per game. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said the injury was “nothing serious. Hopefully, he'll be back next game, but don't know that. Day-to-day from today. He feels better today.” Washington's next game is Monday against Miami. Gary Payton II, signed on Dec. 23, will start in Beal's place. Brooks said that forwards Davis Bertans (quad), Rui Hachimura (groin) and center Mo Wagner (ankle) would all be out for at least the next week. ___ More AP NBA: www.apnews.com/NBA and www.twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Dec 6 201902:49Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each game in NBA
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what could best be described as a veteran move, Rui Hachimura tried to duck out of doing a postgame media session by pleading that he was worried about missing the Washington Wizards' team flight out of town.“I can't be late,” he insisted, wearing a rust-colored hoodie and a black backpack. “I'm a rookie.”Yes, that's true, of course. A rookie that's learning the ways of the NBA quite quickly, however.Hachimura, a 21-year-old from Japan, relented and took a few questions Thursday night after his latest in a series of strong performances, putting up a team-high 27 points to help Washington surprise the Philadelphia 76ers and their collection of stars such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons by a score of 119-113.“He’s like a seven- or eight-year vet. He just chips away at the game, every time. He’s a winner. He just plays the right way. He plays hard. He plays for his team. He’s not searching for stats. He just competes," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.... [More]
Tue Dec 3 201918:20Wizards center Bryant out with left foot stress reaction
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards center Thomas Bryant has a stress reaction in his right foot and will be sidelined for at least three weeks before he’s re-evaluated.“Hopefully we get good news then,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said before Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic.Bryant, who is averaging 13.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, was diagnosed Tuesday after experiencing pain in his foot following the team’s 150-125 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Brooks said rookie forward Rui Hachimura would slide over to the center spot against the Magic with Davis Bertans starting at forward.In another lineup change, Brooks said Isaac Bonga would start in place of Troy Brown Jr., who will come off the bench.Washington was also without reserve center Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) and reserve guard C.J. Miles (left wrist ligament injury).___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Oct 7 201923:18Milwaukee tops Chicago 122-112 despite resting Giannis
Robin Lopez and Frank Mason III both scored 14 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 122-112 in preseason action on Monday night.Milwaukee didn't play most of its major contributors, including last year's league Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said before the game that most of them had a good scrimmage on Sunday so he didn't want to play them in what was essentially a back-to-back stretch.All five of the Bucks' starters scored in double figures. Brook Lopez scored 13 points, Sterling Brown added 12 points and nine rebounds and Wesley Matthews scored 10.Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 16 points. Lauri Markkanen added 14 points, making 4 of 8 of his 3-point attempts.PELICANS 133, HAWKS 109Jrue Holiday led New Orleans with 21 points and Zion Williamson scored 16, including several highlight-reel dunks.Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, threw down his first preseason dunk, a tomaha... [More]
Mon Oct 7 201922:58Milwaukee tops Chicago 122-112 despite resting Giannis
Robin Lopez and Frank Mason III both scored 14 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks over the Chicago Bulls 122-112 in preseason action on Monday night.Milwaukee didn't play most of its major contributors, including last year's league Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton.Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said before the game that most of them had a good scrimmage on Sunday so he didn't want to play them in what was essentially a back-to-back stretch.All five of the Bucks' starters scored in double figures. Brook Lopez scored 13 points, Sterling Brown added 12 points and nine rebounds and Wesley Matthews scored 10.Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 16 points. Lauri Markkanen added 14 points, making 4 of 8 of his 3-point attempts.PELICANS 133, HAWKS 109Jrue Holiday led New Orleans with 21 points and Zion Williamson scored 16, including several highlight-reel dunks.Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, threw down his first preseason dunk, a tomaha... [More]
Mon Sep 30 201917:34Without Wall, Beal insists most pressure comes from within
WASHINGTON (AP) — Entering the preseason with backcourt mate John Wall sidelined due to injury, Bradley Beal insists most of the pressure to be the Washington Wizards' leader is coming from within."It's no problem," Beal said Monday at the team's media day. "I think I would probably say I force myself into that role versus maybe a coach or the team. It's definitely going to be harder. But John's still going to be around. He'll still have a voice. I'll have a voice."Beal already has spent much of the past two seasons without Wall while Wall dealt with numerous injuries. The most recent and serious was a ruptured Achilles, with recovery expected to keep the point guard out until at least February.Although the Wizards — who were hit with other injuries as well — fell short of the postseason last year, Beal thrived, averaging 25.6 points, 5.5 assists and 5 rebounds while playing all 82 games.Coach Scott Brooks believes the two-time All-Star is capable of even more as a distributor."I... [More]
Thu Sep 26 201916:42New Wizards GM Sheppard eyes 'development,' not win total
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the Washington Wizards would head into a season with proclamations from players or management or ownership — if not all three — about how many wins they were hoping for or how deep a playoff run they thought possible.New general manager Tommy Sheppard outlined a different sort of definition of success Thursday, saying 2019-20 is "all about player development."After all, the club is coming off a 32-50 record, has a mostly reworked roster and will be without injured All-Star point guard John Wall for the foreseeable future. Sheppard took over the GM job on an interim basis when Ernie Grunfeld was fired late last season. After running free agency and the draft, Sheppard was given the permanent post in July.His task is to rebuild, although his word of choice is "revitalize."Sheppard said watching and measuring players, and helping them improve, over the course of the season is his chief aim for now."And it's not just by a stat sheet. It's all the things t... [More]
Tue Jul 9 201902:08Undrafted Clemons making impression in Vegas Summer League
With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant out with injuries and R.J. Barrett struggling, the opportunity has presented itself for lesser-known players to get noticed during Las Vegas Summer League.Chris Clemons, an undrafted rookie from Campbell, has made an impact. In a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, he scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting , made 7 of 13 3-pointers and launched his muscular 5-foot-9 frame for an alley-oop. The next day, he scored 22 points and made 5 of 11 3-pointers in a loss to Portland.He ranked third overall in Las Vegas scoring after Sunday's games — not bad for someone who wasn't even invited to the draft combine."I know I can play with these guys at this level," Clemons said.He just needs one NBA team to agree.Clemons achieved notoriety for his college scoring, leading the nation with 30 points per game this past season. He tied for the scoring title and won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, then earned an invitation to the G League Sel... [More]
Tue Jul 9 201900:28Undrafted Clemons making impression in Vegas Summer League
With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant out with injuries and R.J. Barrett struggling, the opportunity has presented itself for lesser-known players to get noticed during Las Vegas Summer League.Chris Clemons, an undrafted rookie from Campbell, has made an impact. In a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, he scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting , made 7 of 13 3-pointers and launched his muscular 5-foot-9 frame for an alley-oop. The next day, he scored 22 points and made 5 of 11 3-pointers in a loss to Portland.He ranked third overall in Las Vegas scoring after Sunday's games — not bad for someone who wasn't even invited to the draft combine."I know I can play with these guys at this level," Clemons said.He just needs one NBA team to agree.Clemons achieved notoriety for his college scoring, leading the nation with 30 points per game this past season. He tied for the scoring title and won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, then earned an invitation to the G League Sel... [More]
Tue Jul 9 201900:08Undrafted Clemons making impression in Vegas Summer League
With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant out with injuries and R.J. Barrett struggling, the opportunity has presented itself for lesser-known players to get noticed during Las Vegas Summer League.Chris Clemons, an undrafted rookie from Campbell, has made an impact. In a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, he scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting , made 7 of 13 3-pointers and launched his muscular 5-foot-9 frame for an alley-oop. The next day, he scored 22 points and made 5 of 11 3-pointers in a loss to Portland.He ranked third overall in Las Vegas scoring after Sunday's games — not bad for someone who wasn't even invited to the draft combine."I know I can play with these guys at this level," Clemons said.He just needs one NBA team to agree.Clemons achieved notoriety for his college scoring, leading the nation with 30 points per game this past season. He tied for the scoring title and won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, then earned an invitation to the G League Sel... [More]
Mon Jul 8 201922:18Undrafted Clemons making impression in Vegas Summer League
With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant out with injuries and R.J. Barrett struggling, the opportunity has presented itself for lesser-known players to get noticed during Las Vegas Summer League.Chris Clemons, an undrafted rookie from Campbell, has made an impact. In a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, he scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting , made 7 of 13 3-pointers and launched his muscular 5-foot-9 frame for an alley-oop. The next day, he scored 22 points and made 5 of 11 3-pointers in a loss to Portland.He ranked third overall in Las Vegas scoring after Sunday's games — not bad for someone who wasn't even invited to the draft combine."I know I can play with these guys at this level," Clemons said.He just needs one NBA team to agree.Clemons achieved notoriety for his college scoring, leading the nation with 30 points per game this past season. He tied for the scoring title and won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, then earned an invitation to the G League Sel... [More]
Mon Jul 8 201920:58Undrafted Clemons making impression in Vegas Summer League
With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant out with injuries and R.J. Barrett struggling, the opportunity has presented itself for lesser-known players to get noticed during Las Vegas Summer League.Chris Clemons, an undrafted rookie from Campbell, has made an impact. In a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, he scored 25 points on 9-for-20 shooting , made 7 of 13 3-pointers and launched his muscular 5-foot-9 frame for an alley-oop. The next day, he scored 22 points and made 5 of 11 3-pointers in a loss to Portland.He ranked third overall in Las Vegas scoring after Sunday's games — not bad for someone who wasn't even invited to the draft combine."I know I can play with these guys at this level," Clemons said.He just needs one NBA team to agree.Clemons achieved notoriety for his college scoring, leading the nation with 30 points per game this past season. He tied for the scoring title and won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational in April, then earned an invitation to the G League Sel... [More]
Sun Jul 7 201901:18Jazz, Pistons win as NBA Summer League action resumes
Tony Bradley had 19 points and 14 rebounds and the Utah Jazz defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 78-68 on Saturday as NBA Summer League play resumed in Las Vegas one day after an earthquake in the area forced two games to be shortened and another to be canceled.The NBA Summer League games are being played at two venues on the UNLV campus — the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. The NBA said a survey was completed by two separate independent structural engineers on Saturday, which determined the facilities were safe.The overhead scoreboard at the Thomas & Mack Center swayed during the quake, which caused major concern about safety. The floor in the Cox arena sustained minor damage that was repaired.Bradley was 9 of 14 to lead the Jazz to a win at the Cox Pavilion. Justin Wright-Foreman and Miye Oni each had 14 points for the Jazz (1-0).Oklahoma city (0-1) was led by 20 points from Hamidou Diallo and 11 points and 12 rebounds from Kevin Hervey.PISTONS 93, TRAIL BLAZERS 73Ove... [More]