Washington Wizards Schedule in 2014 - 2015
Hoop action will get started for real for the Wizards starting on things off in South Florida taking on the heat on October 29th. On November First they will have there home opener at 7 pm when the Wizards face the Bucks. King James will be coming to town on the on the 21st of November. On the 23rd of December Christmas could come early for DC hoopsters if they can beet the Bulls, many see this match up as a play off preview. On actual Christmas day they will take on the Knicks in New York. In March they have a California road trip where the line up includes taking on the much talked about on and off the court~LA Clippers on the 20th then they play Sacramento two days later followed by the Golden state Warriors the next day on the 23rd. The last home game will be Vs. the Hawks on the 12th and to close out the regular season they will play the Cavs on the 15th
Washington Wizards Roster
The headline from DC is that they have worked out a deal to bring on 0-time all-star point guard David Stockton with a non guaranteed contract. Other roster news includes Vying for a spot to will be Vander Blue, Xavier Silas, Damion James, Rasual Butler. Locked with a mega million contract is center Marcin Gortat and big men Kris Humprhies and DeJuan Blair . Also it is confirmed that veteran Paul Peirce will be playing. Missing from the line up this season will be trevor Ariza and Trevor Booker there contracts were up and decided to take the free agent route. Trevor Ariza could come up big along with a big forward Kehem Birch who play at 6-foot-9 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan. John wall will be a regular as back up guard though he could be placed in as starter as the season moves on. Garrett Temple should as of now be there to help out John Wall but keep in mind he will be up for free agency later in the season.
Washington Wizards Fan Experience
The Wizards arena is much like like in New York you can get to by train and just head to the game. They are located in China Town perfect area for food and to catch up with friends. The building is crowded though parking is extremely limited and if there is some type of big government lockdown going on it can take even longer to get to or access due to the extra security the Verizon Center opened holds 18,277 and opened in 1997 but has been updated a few times since then. For a little perspective it is about 1.3 miles from the White House.
Washington Wizards Trivia
The team changed the name in 1997 because it was becoming very violent in Washington Dc and the former name of the team being the bullets was thought to be disrespectful so they named them the Washington Wizards based the owner said he liked that name because ,â€ The name depicts energy and an omnipresent power, and brings to light what is hoped to be the wise and magical nature of the teamâ€.
Washington Wizards History
The foundation of the Wizards was laid in Chicago back in 1961 as the pakers then they changed to Zephyrs .A few years later they moved to where most people think of as the start for the team in Baltimore finally in 1973 they moved to Washington taking the name Capital Bullets for a year then changed to Washington Bullets and until 1997 They were successful in 70â€™s going to four championships and beating Seattle in 1978 for trophy. They faced the Bull through the 90â€™s with Jordan (who ended up playing for them and ending with them back in early 200â€™s) made it tough for them to win all the way. While Jordan is the most famous over the years the team saw Jerry Stackhouse and a great forward named Tracey Murray before that there was Gheorghe Muresan and a great coach named Tom Gugliotta, They continue to make in play offs but other than 1978 never won the big title.
Washington Wizards Fan Info
The typical fan usually has money they are a little quitter and reserved then most fans it also typically on week nights a later arriving crowed a lot of policy makers and lawyers attend,. A lot of people hop on the band wagon late in the season if the team is doing well and the ratings for TV are pretty good You may see a few hats here and there but this doesnâ€™t hold the same reverence as the Redskins get in DC even the Nationals seem to get more press. That being said they are up to date on basketball there.
Washington Wizards Rumors
There is no word confirming or denying from the White House but if itâ€™s a game that could mean something for the Playoffs and its vs. the bulls there is always the Chance President Obama could show up along with the other members of the first family. He is known to show up sometimes on Friday nights.