2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Southeast
Stats & Info

It pays to stay

Who says the best deals come from outside teams? Just ask DeMar DeRozan (Raptors), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Bradley Beal (Wizards) and Nicolas Batum (Hornets), who all received 5-year deals upwards of $120 million.

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The young and the debtless

Bradley Beal has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Wizards that will make him the youngest NBA guard to receive a $100 million deal, ESPN Stats & Info reports.

  • 2016-17: Bradley Beal, Wizards (23)
  • 2016-17; Damian Lillard, Blazers (26)
  • 2008-09: Gilbert Arenas, Wizards (26)
  • 2004-05: Kobe Bryant, Lakers (26)

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Meet the NBA's newest nine-digit men

Four free agents on Eastern Conference teams are staying put and blowing well past two commas in their new salaries, which can become official next Thursday. Guess that's the price for taking aim at the Cavaliers.

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Let's make a (huge) deal

NBA free-agent contracts can't be signed until Thursday. Here's what's reported to have been informally decided with the beginning of the formal negotiating period at midnight ET Friday.

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With Beal tied in, what's next for Wizards? (1:34)
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Wizards, Beal reach agreement for re-signing

The Wizards and Bradley Beal have come to terms on a deal, according to Beal's agency. Earlier Friday, ESPN's Marc Stein reported they were near an agreement on a maximum five-year contract.

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Windhorst: Beal deal not a surprise (0:40)
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Sources: Wizards, Beal close to 5-year max deal

The Wizards and Bradley Beal are on course to reach agreement later Friday on a maximum five-year contract with a value approaching $130 million, sources said.

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5 things to watch for in free agency

With the salary cap going through the roof and most teams having money to burn, the NBA's silly season -- which starts Friday -- will not disappoint.

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Butler: I could've taken Nene (1:44)
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Hill leads potential free-agent steals

Everyone knows who this year's biggest free-agent prizes are, but Solomon Hill and others make up a group of players who could turn into big bargains on the open market.

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Dudley among best FA 3-and-D players

TrueHoop TV's Kevin Arnovitz notes that Jared Dudley averages an incredibly quick 1.03 seconds on every touch. Every team can use a quick shot who can also defend.

Two Wizards could be free-agent steals

Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi write that Nene and Jared Dudley have performed more efficiently than each's box-score numbers indicate. Most underrated FAs (Insider)

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The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
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1 Big Thing: Durant likely to pass on the Wizards (2:34)
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Beal rated among top free agents

Kevin Pelton notes that suitors must weigh Bradley Beal's excellent performance in multiple postseasons against his injury history. Beal will turn 23 on Tuesday. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.19th
Rebounds Per Game41.826th
Assists Per Game24.55th
Points Allowed104.621st

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164141.500
2014-154636.561
2013-144438.537
2012-132953.354
2011-122046.303

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