Game of the Year? No doubt. Tough loss? No doubt. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas can't believe what they just saw, but do their best to explain everything surrounding the Wizards' overtime loss against the Cavaliers.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/6/17 -- Cavs Preview
Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie look at Monday's big game from matchups to key stats to who defends LeBron James.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/5/17 -- 17 And LeBron
Let the hype begin! Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the Wizards' 17th straight home, a shutout finish against the Pelicans and start the talk for Monday's epic matchup against the Cavaliers.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/4/17 -- Mailbag: What A...
From trade deadline talk to picking John Wall or Bradley Beal to the secret to the Wizards' surge, Ben Standig answers your questions.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/3/17 -- Closing Time
The Wall-Star. The pro-Lakers crowd. The bench concerns. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) breakdown the Wizards' 16th straight home win, John Wall's heroics and more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/2/17 -- Where Are the 3'...
Remember how many complained the Wizards didn't take enough 3's under Randy Wittman? No they're attempting even fewer and no uproad. Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss perception vs. reality. Also, what happens when Ian Mahinmi returns?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/1/17 -- Camaraderie Is King
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the Wizards' 117-101 rout over the Knicks plus the good locker room vibes and how perceptions are not always reality.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/31/17 -- USA Today's Jef...
Is this Wizards surge believable? Should they make a splashy move before the NBA trade deadline? Those questions plus plenty of John Wall and Scott Brooks talk with Ben Standig (@benstandig), Washington Times' Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) and USAT's NBA In...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/29/17 -- Streaking On Bo...
Marcin Gortat and the Wizards faced Anthony Davis and the Pelicans in their arena -- and owned the place. Ben Standig with the recap as Washington improved to 11-2 over its last 13 games.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/28/17 -- Hawks, Shmawks....
The Wizards didn't just win again, but destroyed the Hawks in Atlanta. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) discuss John Wall's maturity, big nights from the frontcourt and big picture in the East.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/27/17 -- Wall Star
The NBA All-Star game reserves are out and Wizards guard John Wall is among them. Audio from the point guard and coach Scott Brooks plus Ben Standig's take following Thursday's practice and ahead of Friday's matchup at Atlanta.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/26/17 -- John Wall Is Go...
Before the All-Star reserves are announced Thursday, the podcast offered up some praise of John Wall plus other thoughts on the Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/25/17 -- Hit On Black
The Wizards lived up to the hype and then some with a dominant win over the Celtics. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on another home triumph and Bradley Beal's scoring while trying their best to assess this massive turnaround.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/24/17 -- Hornets Stung
That's how you finish a road trip. Thoughts on the Wizards' 109-99 win at Charlotte ahead of Tuesday's anticipated rematch with the Celtics.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/23/17 -- D-League Team S...
The latest podcast includes a Wizards-Hornets preview ahead of Monday's meeting in Charlotte plus Ben Standig on rumblings that upcoming Developmental League expansion could occur by next season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/21/17 -- Bad Twin
On the verge of a massive comeback and fifth straight win, the Wizards fell at the buzzer on Marcus Morris' buzzer-beating putback. Ben Standig (@benstandig) on what happened against the Pistons.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/21/17 -- Buying The All-...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) ponder the All-Star starters (No Russell Westbrook?) and yet-to-be-named reserves like Joel Embiid...and John Wall. #Wizards
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/20/17 -- You Down With OP3?
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and ESPN blogger Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) discuss another Otto Porter 3-point barrage, John Wall's floor game, Missing Marcin and the Wizards win over the Knicks.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/19/17 -- Lucky 13
Otto Porter's career-best from 3-point range helped the #Wizards exact revenge over the #Grizzlies with yet another home victory. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas breakdown the latest from the Verizon Center.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/18/17 -- NBA Draft Talk;...
The Wizards look to extend their home win streak to a lucky 13 straight Wednesday against the Grizzlies. Ben Standig talks Memphis + 2017 NBA Draft with NBC Sports' Rob Dauster (8:40). Is DeMatha product Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick? How great is thi...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/17/17 -- Blazing A Winni...
John Wall and Bradley Beal won the battle of the starry backcourt Monday and the Wizards won their 12th straight home game. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk Portland rout, more Tomas Satoransky and stats!
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/16/17 -- Oubre One-On-On...
Our latest stats review examines the surprising season-long trend in how the Wizards fare depending on how much John Wall and Bradley Beal shoot. Plus Ben Standig's solo interview with Kelly Oubre Jr. on his game, staying confident and his right hand g...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/15/17 -- The Process Can...
Another slow start, but no problem for the #Wizards with John Wall doing work with a banged up hand and all. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) talk the 11th straight home, Otto Porter for Nerlens Noel and defend the 76ers' "Process."
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/13/17 -- BONUS POD! Wall...
John Wall talks hand injuries and Scott Brooks on Andrew Nicholson's limited role and finding the best role for Trey Burke.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/13/17 -- One On One: J3 ...
Georgetown coach John Thompson spoke exclusively with Ben Standig (@benstandig) on the growth and play of former Hoyas star-turned Wizards forward Otto Porter. Plus talk on All-Star voting and 76ers-Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/12/17 -- Woes And Nose
The Wizards finished Wednesday's loss at the Celtics with a semi-predictable late game fade on the second game of a back-to-back. Yet the real stories involve a postgame tussle and John Wall dealing with new injuries.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/11/17 -- Slow Start + Bi...
With their roller coaster season encapsulated in one 48-minute game, the Wizards survived a brutal first half for a thrilling win over the Bulls. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss as Washington climbs over the .500 mark.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/10/17 -- Oh, Oubre; Bull...
The latest from the Wizards practice ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Bulls including Scott Brooks and Bradley Beal on the recent rise for one Kelly Oubre Jr.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/9/17 -- 3-Part Praise; P...
The Wizards rallied for a needed road win at Milwaukee. Ben Standig on what he liked plus some thoughts on the state of Locked on Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/8/17 -- Time To Talk Ros...
As non-guaranteed contracts became locked or unloaded, Ben Standig, Todd Dybas (Washington Times) and Jerry Brewer (Washington Post) discuss potential tweaks for the Wizards roster.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/7/17 -- Wiz Over Wolves;...
Ben Standig, Todd Dybas (Washington Times) and Jerry Brewer (Washington Post) talk another home win for the Wizards, starry John Wall and would anyone consider dealing Andrew Wiggins for Otto Porter.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/6/17 -- Helpful Hawks?
Atlanta shipping Kyle Korver to Cleveland boosts the Cavs -- and all the teams behind the Hawks. Ben Standig explains why and talks TWolves-Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/5/17 -- Minutes Unmanaged?
The Wizards and their next opponent, the Minnesota Timberwolves, have something in common: Their starters play heavy minutes. Ben Standig (@benstandig) ponders the impact.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/4/17 -- Clumsy Texas Two...
Back-to-back games in the Lone Star state, back-to-back losses for the Wizards. Ben Standig rants on the 113-105 setback in Dallas.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/3/17 -- Problem In Houston
James Harden wasn't unreal, but the MVP candidate had plenty of help to overcome the Wizards strong start. Ben Standig recaps Wizards-Rockets and ponders a growing league-wide trend
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 1/1/17 -- Should Wizards B...
Happy New Year! Considering their strong close in 2016 and the suspect East, should the Wizards now look harder at making a big deal? Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) ponder if such thinking is bold or foolish.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/31/16 -- Net Result: Wi...
Trey Burke went wild and John Wall did his thing as the Wizards closed 2016 by blasting the Nets and reaching .500. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the victory and ponder where things stand entering 2017.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/30/16 -- Stats And Nets
Before previewing Friday's matchup with Brooklyn, Ben Standig dives into numbers during the #Wizards' winning stretch including impressive data on John Wall and Otto Porter.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/29/16 -- The 180 Degree...
Once upon a time the #Wizards had not shot if any of their starters missed time. Wednesday's win over the #Pacers shows just how far they've come. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) breakdown the latest including Bradley Beal's injury.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/28/16 -- Pacers Preview...
The Wizards could finish Wednesday night 6th in the East. True story and one that starts with beating the Pacers. Plus Ben Standig talks Villanova-Georgetown and NBA life with rookie Daniel Ochefu.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/27/16 -- Don't Sleep On...
The Wizards were in revenge mode against the Bucks with Otto Porter leading the way. With this version of the former Georgetown star, should Washington ever consider trading him for help? Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/25/16 -- Mailbag!
How do the #Wizards bounce back after brutal loss at Milwaukee? What's the next big move? Boogie Cousins??? Ben Standig and Truth About It's Kyle Weidie answer your questions.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12-24-16 -- Buck'd; Most I...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) react to the Wizards getting routed in Milwaukee, plus talk big picture involving Andrew Nicholson's addition and why the player they can least afford to lose now isn't John Wall.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/22/16 -- Bull-ish On Bench
The #Wizards blew into the Windy City and earned a 10-point win over the #Bulls thanks to a strong scoring game from the reserves. Ben Standig (@benstandig) on the latest impressive outing
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/21/16 -- Mahinjury
The #Wizards announce Ian Mahinmi will miss approximately six weeks following his latest knee treatment. Now what?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/19/16 -- David Aldridge
NBA Insider David Aldridge (NBA.com, TNT) joins Ben Standig to talk about the #Wizards, including the "moronic" notion of trading John Wall.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/18/16 -- Beal Clips LA
Bradley Beal dazzles with another high-scoring performance as the #Wizards stun the Clippers. Ben Standig (@benstandig) goes one-on-one with the wing guard after Beal scored 41 points. Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) joins the discussion about the third strai...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/17/16 -- Driving Past P...
The Wizards are heating up and Ben Standig (@benstandig) talked about the latest victory. Plus thoughts from Bradley Beal on the win, Stan Van Gundy on Scott Brooks and a special announcement.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/16/16 -- Kevin Pelton; ...
ESPN basketball analyst Kevin Pelton shares his NBA surprise of the season -- Yes, it's about the Wizards. Plus Josh Robbins with the Orlando Sentinel and Ben Standig discuss Otto Porter and bold moves from the #Magic and #Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/15/16 -- Wizards Sting ...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) recap an impressive victory for the #Wizards. Thoughts on the physical effort against the Hornets, bench help, Markieff Morris' revelation and if a starting lineup change is coming.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/13/16 -- Grunfeld Era, ...
The saga concludes as Ben Standig (@benstandig) and The Vertical's Michael Lee (@mrmichaellee) wrap up their look at the Wizards under Ernie Grunfeld by discussing the pursuit of Kevin Durant, the 2016 roster choices (approx. 20:00) and much more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/12/16 -- Too Much Wall ...
The #Wizards defense melted down in Miami against Goran Dragic and the #Heat. Ben Standig (@benstandig) ponders how much John Wall and Bradley Beal's offense is too blame.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/11/16 -- Mike Miller ta...
We receive the "Mike Miller trade" perspective plus other Wizard-y thoughts from Mike Miller himself. Plus Wizards radio analyst Glenn Consor (@gctalks) chats with Ben Standig (@benstandig) about the current state of the Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/9/16 -- Defense Downs D...
Wizards defense saves the day against the Nuggets. True story. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and the AP's Howard Fendrich (@howardfendrich) talk about the win, local media coverage and the empty seats. Plus Bradley Beal speaks.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/8/16 -- Grunfeld Era, P...
Jan Vesely, the No. 6 overall pick in 2011, didn't work out, obviously. The question is why. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and The Vertical's Michael Lee (@mrmichaellee) with another look at the Wizards in the Ernie Grunfeld era.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/7/16 -- Magic Mess: Eme...
More went on Tuesday than just a Wizards home loss to the Orlando Magic. Ben Standig tackles the scene with J. Michael and Chase Hughes from CSNmidatlantic.com.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/7/16 -- Grunfeld Era, P...
The latest examination of the #Wizards under Ernie Grunfeld centers on that wacky trio of Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee and Nick Young. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Michael Lee (@mrmichaellee) lead the way.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/6/16 -- Ernie Grunfeld ...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) continues his recap series on the Ernie Grunfeld era with The Vertical's Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee). This time, the infamous trade for Mike Miller that cost Washington a shot at Stephen Curry. Plus Ben recaps Wizards-Nets.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/5/16 -- Stop Going Side...
The Wizards wrap up a road trip Monday at Brooklyn, but also start a pivotal 8-game stretch. Ben Standig (@benstandig) explains and talks some Trevor Booker.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/3/16 -- Spurs win in SA...
So close and yet so far away for the Wizards as they lose a 2nd straight heartbreaker on the road and the 17th straight in San Antonio. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) discuss the latest.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/3/16 -- Grunfeld Era Pa...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and The Vertical's Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) continue their look at the Wizards under team President Ernie Grunfeld. Next up, all things Gilbert Arenas.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/2/16 -- The Ernie Grunf...
The good, the bad and the #SoWizards parts of the Ernie Grunfeld era discussed in depth by Ben Standig (@benstandig) and The Vertical's Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee). Part 1 includes an overview of the last 13+ years and analysis of a notable deal.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 12/1/16 -- Daggered In Wes...
The Wizards nearly had their best win of the season. Instead, another loss in OKC and perhaps none more painful than this OT setback. Ben Standig (@benstandig) on Beal's buckets, another last possession miss and Russell "Triple-Double" Westbrook.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/30/16 -- Thunder Up; Po...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) drops some exciting news about an upcoming series -- think franchise overview -- on LOW before sharing some quick thoughts on the Wednesday matchup at OKC which kicks off a 3-game road trip.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/29/16 -- Beal Trumps Bo...
The Wizards win a nasty battle over the Kings despite a monster game from DeMarcus Cousins. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) talk Boogie, Beal, Mahinmi and a win!
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/26/16 -- Boogie and Tem...
The Wizards host the Kings Monday, which means the return of Garrett Temple and another round of "Trade for Boogie Cousins" talk. Ben Standig (@benstandig) discusses all that and goes 1-on-1 with Mount St. Mary's head coach/NBA junkie Jamion Christian ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/27/16 -- Spurs go Spurs...
The Wizards fell to the mighty San Antonio Spurs Saturday night. What lessons can be learned? Why is there such a bench discrepancy? What's the plan now that Ian Mahinmi is back? Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) discuss it all.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/26/16 -- Road trip, roa...
The podcast went on the road and watched the Wizards' first road win of the season. Ben Standig with what happened and locker room sound from Bradley Beal.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/23/16 -- Jared Dudley t...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) starts with a positive stat and why Scott Brooks deserves some credit for it. Then the always interesting ex-Wizard Jared Dudley on Washington's defense, why he left in free agency and how he views the John Wall-Bradley Beal r...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/22/16 -- Beal Eclipses ...
Bradley Beal sets a new career-high with 42 points as the Wizards rally for a 106-101 over the Suns. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) discuss the latest game, Kelly Oubre's work and another injury.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/21/16 -- Wizards vs. Na...
Ben Standig and CSNmidatlantic.com's Chase Hughes compare covering the Wizards and Nationals, John Wall vs. Bryce Harper and other behind the scenes angles.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/19/16 -- Defense Cold A...
Miami's offense looked like its glory days with LeBron James largely because Washington's defense looked lost. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) discuss the latest in Wizards land including why the defense south and Markieff Morris...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/18/16 -- Otto Porter; R...
Three main topics in the latest podcast with Ben Standig (@benstandig): The rise of Otto Porter; 1-on-1 with Redskins CB and DC native Greg Toler; previewing Saturday's game with the Miami Heat
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/17/16 -- Wizards Zing K...
The Washington Wizards needed a win and they one thanks to 3-point shooting and impressive defense against New York forward's Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap win No. 3 from the Verizon Center.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/16/16 -- Wizards are ba...
76ers 109 Wizards 102. Ouch. Ben Standig recorded the podcast throughout parts of the game with his postgame thoughts starting around the 16:20 mark. Listen, but be careful.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/11/16 -- Wall talks kne...
Ben Standig recaps Tuesday's practice, catches up with John Wall and looks at Wednesday's Wizards-76ers matchup.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/14/16 -- Trey Burke, Br...
Ben Standig dropped by Wizards practice to go 1-on-1 with Trey Burke about his start and catch up with Bradley Beal.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/12/16 -- Sheldon McClellan
Before Sheldon McClellan made his first NBA start Saturday against the Bulls, Ben Standig went 1-on-1 with the rookie guard. Todd Dybas weighs in on the Wizards backcourt.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 11/11/16 -- Cavs King Wizards
Facing LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love isn't easy. No Bradley Beal makes it worse. The Wizards started strong, but wore down against championship-quality defense. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas break down all aspects of the 105-94 loss.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS --11/11/16 -- Nate Duncan
The Wizards face LeBron James and the NBA champion Cavaliers Friday night. Before then, listen to NBA thinker Nate Duncan's take on Washington.
POSTCAST: Porter's Points Beat Celtics
Neither John Wall nor Bradley Beal were around late, but no worries because a stat-stuffing Otto Porter carried the Wizards past the Celtics. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap Washington's second win and the latest on those starting guards.
POSTCAST: Rockets Blast Wizards
Wash, rinse, repeat describes the latest loss for the Wizards as defensive woes and another fourth quarter fade. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk Scott Brooks, John Wall's ejection and bench woes in the latest recap.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: Magic Spell Broken
The John Wall-less Wizards watched a fourth quarter lead and 12-game winning streak against the Magic disappear Friday night. Ben Standig talks another late fade, starting Satoransky and paying Beal.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: First Win Overshadowed By Wa...
Bradley Beal's attacking style and a team defense carried the Wizards past the Hawks. For a victory Saturday at Orlando, it must happen without John Wall. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas explain it all
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: Trading John Wall/Local Radi...
Ben Standig and ESPN 980's Nick Ashooh discuss the state of the 0-3 Wizards, whether there is any merit in dealing John Wall and how all this ties into the way local sports radio deals with Washington's NBA franchise.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: Raptors Rage
John Wall's 33 points and the freeing of Tomas Satoransky were overshadowed by turnovers, DeMar DeRozan's scoring and most of all, a third straight loss. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas breakdown the big and small picture.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: Marcin Gortat
The Washington Wizards are set for their first home game of the season Wednesday and we help set the scene by going one-on-one with center Marcin Gortat. 0-2 start, tough guy Markieff Morris and dealing with the Toronto Raptors. Plus Ben Standig recaps...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: The story behind the Wall-Be...
The national media ran wild with comments about the backcourt tandem "tendency to dislike each other on the court," but did they grasp the meaning? Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss the John Wall and Bradley Beal relationship.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: 0-2 Panic or...?
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap Washington's OT loss at Memphis and ponder what's scaring them most with the 0-2 start.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: HAWKS SOAR LATE
The start of the 2016-17, rough for the Wizards, but don't panic. Ben Standig tries talking any would-be jumpers off the ledge with a Game 1 reality check.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS
Podcast debut! Ben Standig talks 2016-17 storylines ahead of the 2016-17 season opener for the Washington Wizards.