LOCKED ON WIZARDS 09-14-2018 SI's NBA Top 100 P...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-22-2018 Former Host Noah G...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 8-20-2018 - All Things Jason ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-17-2018 Dwight Howard...fo...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-12-2018 New Season, New Sc...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-08-2018 The Jeff Green Exp...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-01-2018 The Austin Rivers ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 08-01-2018 The Dwight Howard ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-30-2018 Otto Porter on TMZ!...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-27-2018 - The Return of Sup...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-23-2018 Dwight Howard Press...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-19-2018 The Landscape of th...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-16-2018- Summer League Reca...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-9-2018- Troy Brown, Devin R...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-6-2018- Summer League Previ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-03-2018 - Dwight Howard, Je...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 7-02-18 Free Agency Emergency...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-28-18 - Change is coming: G...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-26-18 - Otto Porter: Lack o...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-22-18 - Let's Give Troy Bro...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-20-2018 - All Things Miles ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-18-2018 - All Things Robert...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-20-2018 - How do the Wizard...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-19-2018 - All Things Kevin ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-19-2018 - All Things Lonnie...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-15-2018 - LeBron James to D...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-13-2018 - All Things Tim Fr...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-11-2018 - Are we putting Br...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-8-18 - The Capitals did it,...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-6-18 - LETS GO CAPS! Capita...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-4-18 - All Things Mike Scot...
Becca Winkert showcases Washington Wizards Power Forward, Mike Scott. Becca discusses the likelihood of the Wizards resigning the sharp shooter. Becca even goes into detail about his love for hockey jerseys and explains his emoji tattoos.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 6-1-18 - The Complexity of Ac...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS 5-29-18 - Michael Jordan, Bas...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-28-18 — All Things Kelly O...
Becca Winkert summarizes the life of Kelly Oubre Jr. and goes into detail about what he means to the Washington Wizards team.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-25-18 — Meet Your Hosts, t...
The new "Big 3" Becca, Arthur and Ian introduce themselves as your new podcast hosts and discuss the Capitals Success and how it compares with other DC sports teams, Bradley Beal being snubbed by NBA All-Team voting and more!
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-21-18 — How Can the Wizard...
How Can the Wizards Realistically Get Better at Basketball?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-18-18 — The Draft and the ...
Ian Evans hosts the show solo for the first time and dives into the Washington Wizards' draft. Who should they pick, and why? Ian also analyzes the Cleveland/Boston series and wonders if the Wizards blew an opportunity in a wide open Eastern Conference.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-14-18 — Transition Game St...
Co-host Arthur Reinaltt thanks Noah Goetzel for his stellar work hosting the pod since February and discusses his frustrations seeing the Celtics and Sixers bloom while the Wizards sulk. Plus, Noah and Ben Standing dissect potential free agency options.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-13-18 — Structural Weaknes...
Who is to blame for the Wizards' sub-par performance and what perfect storm of modest tweaks can steady the ship? The Sports Capital's Wizards beat reporter Ben Standig joins Noah Goetzel on his former podcast to answer your burning offseason questions.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-12-18 — Wiz Fan Perspectiv...
The Wizards must prove they are elite Eastern Conference contenders, but their window is closing. Lifelong Wizards fan Trey Johnson and Noah Goetzel elaborate on the shortcomings. Also, Locked on Raptors host Sean Woodley reacts to Dwayne Casey's firing.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-11-18 — Good, Bad, and Ugl...
Year two with the Wizards proved to be a tumultuous season for coach Scott Brooks. Ian Evans and Noah Goetzel break down Scottie's best and worst qualities. Then, Noah announces Ian, Arthur Reinaltt, and Becca Winkert as the new Locked on Wizards hosts.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-10-18 — Stagnant Wizards i...
Covering a wide array of topics, Noah Goetzel wraps up his interview with Hoop District's Joe Glorioso on Washington's disappearing forwards, Otto Porter and Markieff Morris. Then, Young Park drops in to talk about the rising Eastern Conference and more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-7-18 — The Unqualified Sha...
In the wake of Ernie Grunfeld's ninth life, Hoop District co-founder Joseph Glorioso joins Noah Goetzel to share his disappointment with the GM's tenure and his dreams of adding DeMarcus Cousins or another stud to round out Washington's deflated roster.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-3-18 — WallStar Wars: Epis...
Emperor Ernie returns to his front-office helm despite a forgettable season of turmoil and underperformance. Truth About It's Troy Haliburton joins Noah Goetzel to theorize why ownership secretly brought him back and debate Grunfeld's greatest gaff.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 5-3-18 — Examining John Wall...
After John Wall's season came to a screeching halt, he shared his desire for the Wizards to boost their supporting cast with players matching the NBA's shifting landscape. Dan Meltzel and Noah Goetzel analyze Wall's remarks and explore potential trades.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-30-18 — Issa Wrap
Plagued by poor 4th quarters, inconsistency from the starting frontcourt and bench, and John and Brad's tired legs, the Wizards lost to the Raptors in Game 6 Friday. Locked on Raptors host Sean Woodley joins Noah Goetzel to dole out end-of-series awards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-26-18 — Death by Substitut...
The listless Wizards crashed and burned against a motley crew of reserve Raptors in the fourth quarter of their must-win Game 6. Bryna Kramer and Noah Goetzel discuss what went down and what's next for the volatile Wizards after their round-one exit.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-26-18 — Small Impact of Sm...
Which role players must shine in Game 6? Why hasn't either team deployed crunchtime small-ball lineups? And, is DeMar DeRozan deadliest as a decoy? Vivek Jacob of Sportsnet and Raptors Republic joins Noah Goetzel to preview Washington's do-or-die Game 6.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-26-18 — Wizards Colder tha...
A frigid fourth quarter, especially from Bradley Beal and John Wall, doomed the Wizards in crunchtime. The Raptors ousted Washington, 108-98, to take a 3-2 series lead. Prince George's finest fan, Raisha Canlas, joined Noah Goetzel to diagnose the damage.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-24-18 — No Drake Music, No...
Twitter icon Becca Winkert joins Noah Goetzel to evaluate John Wall boycotting Drake's music and the Wizards staying mum regarding Game 4's officiating. Becca also throws a tirade over the mediocre fan support during Washington's past two home victories.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-24-18 — Who's Underperform...
The Wizards feasted on home cooking to tie their series with Toronto, 2-2. Who still needs to elevate his game? Why is the Raptors franchise a playoffs dumpster fire? And, who emerges from the East's free-for-all? Dan Meltzer & Noah Goetzel have answers.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-23-18 — Wall Takes Over as...
After Bradley Beal fouled out with 5 minutes to go in Game 4 Sunday, John Wall carried the Wizards to a victorious 14-6 run. DMV Sports Network's Brendan Smith joined Noah Goetzel to recap the Wizards' comeback amid spotty officiating and Beal's absence.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-21-18 — Wall, Beal, Gortat...
Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat bounced back, as the Wizards handed the Raptors at home in a physical matchup full of technical fouls. Bryna Kramer joins Noah Goetzel to recap Washington rising to its potential and narrowing the series to 2-1, Toronto.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-20-18 — Locked on Raptors ...
The Wizards have their backs to the wall trailing 0-2 entering Game 3 in D.C. Friday. Locked on Raptors host Sean Woodley politely tells Noah Goetzel the Wizards can't stop the three and have failed to trap DeRozan. Noah invests all faith in Mike Scott.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-19-18 — Biggest Wizards Po...
As the Wizards prep for Game 3 at home Friday, Becca Winkert joins Noah Goetzel to share her biggest beef with Washington's postseason so far, debate the most fearsome Wiz team since 2000, and analyze Gilbert Arenas' nuanced "superstar" definition.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-18-18 — Disinterested Defe...
Following a deplorable defensive effort featuring 44 first-quarter Raptors points, Washington fell to 0-2 in Canada Tuesday. Garrett Shaffer joins Noah Goetzel to diagnose the defeat, Beal's struggles and Ty Lawson's head-turning Wizards debut.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-17-18 — Consequences of a ...
Heading into Game 2 down 0-1 to the Raptors, Dan Meltzer joins Noah Goetzel to predict what kind of shakeup a 1st-round exit would cause in Washington. Then, Philly native James Brodie asserts that Embiid is the East's top player in playoffs after LeBron.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-15-18 — Toronto's Dazzling...
Washington's string of iso possessions and squabbles with the refs in the fourth quarter led the Raptors to victory Saturday. Noah Goetzel and Dustin Alwood recap the game, the strange rotations, and John Wall and Bradley Beal's crunchtime collapse.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-14-18 — Wiz-Raps Playoff P...
The flurry of playoff coverage continues as Noah Goetzel and Arthur Reinaltt discuss Jodie Meeks' suspension due to growth hormone substance use, Washington's Ty Lawson panic signing, and who has the edge in each Wiz-Raps matchup.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-13-18 — First of Two Wiz-R...
Having lost 14 of their past 21 games, the Wizards begin the playoffs in Toronto Saturday. Locked on Raptors host Sean Woodley and Noah Goetzel to preview the matchup, what's changed since the Wizards' 2015 sweep and how to match the Raptors' bench depth.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-12-18 — Wizards Flop Into ...
Losing to an Orlando Magic team that has dropped in 21 of its last 28 matchups, the Wizards squandered its chance to face the injury-plagued Celtics. Dan Meltzer joins Noah Goetzel to recap the game and preview each Eastern Conference playoff matchup.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-11-18 — It All Comes Down ...
The Wizards beat the Celtics Tuesday to keep the window of seeding opportunities alive. WizardsXTRA's Bryna Kramer and Noah Goetzel break down the victory, who coach Brooks is resting vs. Orlando, and Wall's thought on the tight Rookie of the Year race.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-10-18 — In-Deph Celtics @ ...
As we enter the final countdown of the NBA regular season, Locked on Celtics host John Karalis joins Noah Goetzel to preview that Wizards-Celtics matchup that could turn into a playoff series over the weekend if a few things go the Wizards' way.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-9-18 — Reeling Wizards Fal...
First there was disappointment after Washington's collapse to the Cavs. Then, there was silence a "selfish" and baffling loss to Atlanta. Dan Meltzer joins Noah Goetzel to diagnose what's wrong and weigh the impact of Kyrie Irving's knee surgery.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-4-18 — Harden Proves MVP S...
Even with John Wall back in the lineup, the Wizards got crushed by James Harden and the Rockets Tuesday, 120-104. WizardsXTRA's Noah Goetzel and Brandon Nguyen recap the game and unravel the unraveling Wizards just before the playoffs.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 4-2-18 — Weekend Recap: Wall...
Electrifying the home crowd for 15 points and 14 assists, John Wall helped the Wizards clinch a playoff spot Saturday. Yet, the Bulls sank 18 triples to beat the relapsing Wizards Sunday. Noah Goetzel and Alex Friedman break down both games, and more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-30-18 — Wizards Fall to An...
Following another disappointing Wizards loss to a Detroit Pistons team playing without Blake Griffing, host Arthur Reinaltt and Ian Evans recap the Wizards' woes and re-integration of John Wall in Washington's "everybody eats" era.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-29-18 — Wall Upgraded to "...
Host Noah Goetzel sits down with Brendan Smith and Garrett Shaffer to chat about the John Wall's potential return against the Pistons after a 26-game hiatus. The crew also mulls whether the Wizards have met expectations this injury-plagued regular season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-28-18 — Brook's Burner Twi...
Snapping a three-game losing streak, the Wizards overcame a slow start to stun the Spurs in a game where every Wizard scored. WizardsXTRA's Noah Goetzel and Bryna analyze how the Wizards won and what could have happened if John Wall was healthy all year.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-27-18 — The Waiting Game f...
John Wall breaks his silence with the DC media, the Wizards look to snap out of their four-game losing streak against the Spurs Tuesday, and host Noah Goetzel answers some critical questions about the Wizards as the postseason draws near.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-26-18 — Free-Falling Wizar...
Trey Burke's revenge game for New York buried the unmotivated Wizards, as WizardsXTRA reporter Bryna Kramer explains. Noah Goetzel joins to Locked on NBA podcast to discuss John Wall's highly-anticipated return and Washington's issues void at center.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-23-18 — Will the Wizards A...
Host Arthur Reinaltt apparently has no life, so he simulated the final 11 regular season games and playoff results for the Wizards 20 times. He and Brandon Nguyen share the #SoWizards outcomes.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-22-18 — Pop's Army Prevail...
As Washington's losing streak at the Alamo continues, host Noah Goetzel breaks down the outcome. Then, Brandon Nguyen joins Noah to analyze Markieff Morris' recent improvement and what could have been if Oubre and Satoransky saw more run sooner.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-21-18 — Forget about the A...
After 17 straight losses in San Antonio, the Wizards must forget the past heading into Thursday's matchup against the Spurs. Drew Smith and Noah Goetzel preview the game and discuss Commissioner Adam Silver's comments on player activism beyond basketball.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-20-18 — If You Rebuild It,...
Danny Meltzer rejoins Noah Goetzel to weigh whether health and rest should be prioritized above seeding in the Wizards' final 12 games, how to successfully rebuild without "tanking", and whether anyone can challenge James Harden for MVP.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-19-18 — A Necessary Home W...
Chicago Bulls diehard Alex Friedman joins the podcast to recap the Wizards' weekend victory over the Pacers, discus the changing definition of a center in the NBA, and shed light on Chicago's franchise rebuild efforts.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-16-18 — The Great Debate: ...
You voted and Arthur Reinaltt shares the results to our Twitter poll asking your favorite Wizard player: John Wall or Gilbert Arenas. Arthur also describes how Washington's cliffhanger victory nearly cost him his Twitter account.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-15-18 — Wizards Cap Off Co...
Trailing by 20 points to an injury-plagued Celtics squad early, the Wizards completed a heroic comeback in double overtime to steal a victory in Boston. Sam Bernstein joins Noah Goetzel to recap the victory and preview the playoffs.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-14-18 — KAT Wins Wizards' ...
A fourth quarter disappearing act defensively, pitiful paint protection, and Beal's burden of Brook's curious crunchtime calls were among the topics Noah Goetzel and Bryna Kramer unraveled following Washington's loss to Minnesota Tuesday
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-12-18 — Wolves vs. Wiz Pre...
The Howl's Kevin Draves joins host Noah Goetzel to sympathize over Washington and Minnesota's nostalgia for their injured stars and critique ESPN's top 25 under 25 rankings.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-11-18 — Weekend Roundup: F...
Following a pair of lobsided contests this weekend, Arthur Reinalt and Noah Goetzel recap the Wizards' commanding victory over New Orleans and miserable loss to Miami. The hosts also preview this week's three-game slate against more elite opponents.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-9-18 — Arthur's Weekend Wi...
Arthur Reinaltt shares who'll be the Wizards killers in New Orleans and Miami this weekend, expands on Kelly Oubre's internal mental health battles, and unveils the biggest concerns for the Wizards in the final 17 games of the regular season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-7-18 — An OT Survival Sess...
Fansided contributor Brendan Smith joins host Noah Goetzel to recap the Wizards overcoming the Heat in overtime and Otto Porter's latest hip pains. overtime
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-6-18 — Another 10-Day Gig ...
With Washington sliding towards the wrong end of the playoff picture, the Wizards seek to bounce back against the Miami Heat Tuesday. Bullets Forever and NBC Sports Washington contributor Kelly Cohen joins Noah Goetzel to evaluate the recent struggles.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-5-18 — Pacers Jump Out-of-...
Forty-three minutes proved to be too many for Bradley Beal whose crunch-time miscues against the Pacers overshadowed his 22 points and career-high 11 assists, as WizardsXTRA's Noah Goetzel and Brandon Nguyen explain.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-3-18 — Raptors Bench Burie...
Brandon Nguyen and Noah Goetzel of WizardsXTRA recap the Raptor's bench-fueled victory over the Wizards and discuss the steps for Wizards coach Scot Brooks to keep his team playing elite basketball in March after going 10-4 in February.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-1-18 — Throwback Thursday:...
The Raptors may own the East's current No. 1 seed entering Friday's matchup with the Wizards who have eight fewer wins. But, Brandon Nguyen and Noah Goetzel explain Washington's mental edge since the 2015 playoffs is all that matters.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 3-1-18 — Warriors Ward Off W...
Breathing heavy after a crunch time victory in Milwaukee Tuesday, the Wizards failed to finish their comeback against the Warriors Wednesday. Bryna Kramer and Noah Goetzel recap the narrow defeat and evaluate Washington's past five games since the break
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-26-18 — Wizards Down Deer;...
The Wizards held on to the early lead to win a meaningful matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks in the race for postseason home-court advantage. Danny Meltzer returns to the Locked on Wizards podcast to recap the nailbiter and discuss the "corrupt" NCAA.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-26-18 — Ain't Nuthin' But ...
Lifelong Wizards fan and Milwaukee Bucks account executive Danny Meltzer joins Noah Goetzel to preview the Wizards' road test against the Bucks Tuesday and predict the future outlook of both longtime middle-of-the-pack franchises.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-25-18 — Wizards D Swallows...
After an atrocious defensive effort against the Hornets Friday, host Noah Goetzel and co-host Bryna Kramer explain how Washington strapped up the surging 76ers Sunday and ponder why the Wizards' defense has been so unpredictable all season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-25-18 — Wiz-Sixers Preview...
Celtics junkie Andrew Alberg and Daniel Goetzel join the podcast to preview the Wizards' matchu against the Sixers Sunday and discuss Washington's mismanagement of trades and player development in recent years.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-19-18 — Third Straight Los...
Triumphantly beating the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road Thursday couldn't push the Wizards to take care of the lowly Charlotte Hornets Friday, as Bryna Kramer and Noah Goetzel of WizardsXTRA explain.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-19-18 — TBT: Wiz-Cavs Riva...
A dozen years after the Wizards faced the Cavaliers in LeBron James' playoffs debut, Joe Kachovec joins host Noah Goetzel to unravel how the rivalry between the two teams has resurfaced as we prepare for another epic matchup Thursday night.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-19-18 — When the Going Get...
Break time is over. All-star Bradley Beal and the Wizards dive into a murderous row of potentially playoff bound Eastern Conference foes, and Brandon Nguyen joins Noah Goetzel to preview Washington's final 25 regular-season games.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-19-18 — Beal Shines Bright...
After a loaded NBA All-Star weekend, WizardsXTRA's Bryna Kramer joins Noah Goetzel to dissect Bradley Beal's performance and the keys to the rest of the Wizards' season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-15-18 -- Who Ya Got in Eac...
As the Wizards get a much-needed break to recover and basque in the glory of winning seven of their past nine games, Garrett Shaffer and Noah Goetzel of WizardsXTRA review what has made the team so successful despite John Wall's absence.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-14-18 -- Break Time for th...
An explosive third quarter propelled the undermanned Wizards to victory after tailing by 27 to the Knicks Thursday. FanSided's Brendan Smith and Noah Goetzel break down Washington's victory and current hot streak.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-13-18 -- Overcoming False ...
A bounty of current injuries has made the Wizards hungry again after sauntering through much of the season on cruise control. Dustin Alwood and Arthur Reinaltt of WizardsXTRA discuss how the Wizards have fallen short of expectations.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-12-18 -- Free Agent Buyout...
Bullets Forever's Michael Sykes joins the podcast to address the rumors Washington is interested in signing Ty Lawson, Ramon Sessions or Derrick Rose.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-11-18 -- Injuries Mar Vict...
The Wizards snapped their two-game losing streak with a comfortable win over the Bulls Saturday, but now have zero healthy point guards on their roster after a pair of injuries.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-9-18 -- Another Wiz-Celts ...
Locked on Celtics host John Karalis broke down the controversial whistles, easy misses and onslaught of turnovers that kept the Wizards from hanging on to beat the Celtics Thursday.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-8-18 -- Wizards Ready to L...
After the dust settled, Dustin Alwood returns to the podcast to analyze extent of the Wizards' locker room issues and preview Thursday's Celtics vs. Wizards matchup.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-6-18 -- Wall Hopes Everybo...
John Wall responds to criticism that the Wizards are better off without him and the Sixers end Washington's five-game winning streak.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-5-18 -- Best Stretch of th...
With their fifth consecutive victory without John Wall Monday, the Wizards have amassed their longest winning streak of the season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-4-18 -- Well-Fed Wizards C...
Noah Goetzel and Arthur Reinaltt take over as hosts of the Locked on Wizards podcast as the Wizards match their longest winning streak of the season.
Well-Fed Wizards Cruise Past Magic
New hosts, new outlook. Noah Goetzel and Arthur Reinaltt take over as hosts of the Locked on Wizards podcast as the Wizards match their longest winning streak of the season.
Well-Fed Wizards Cruise Past Magic
New hosts, new outlook. Noah Goetzel and Arthur Reinaltt take over as hosts of the Locked on Wizards podcast as the Wizards match their longest winning streak of the season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 2-1-18 -- The fat lady has sung
Ben Standig talks about another sharing is caring win for the Wizards -- and signs off as host of the podcast
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-31-18 -- Wizards vs. Raptors
Ben Standig talks Raptors-Wizards big picture ahead of Thursday's matchup
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-30-18 -- Wall down, Wizard...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss John Wall injury news and a gritty Wizards win over the Thunder
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-29-18 -- John Wall injury ...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss the latest on John Wall's injury status
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-28-18 -- Better is better
Ben Standig on the rout over the Hawks and gearing up for a Thunder-ous rematch
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-25-18 -- Thunderstruck
Ben Standig and Armon Lee discuss Russell Westbrook unleashed, Bradley Beal's scoring and another Wizards loss
fLOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-24-18 -- We draft the All...
Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft draft the 2018 NBA All-Star teams and talk Wizards-Thunder
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-23-18 -- All-Stars in the ...
Ben Standig discusses the big All-Star news for the Wizards and J. Michael returns for some straight talk on these basketballers
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-22-18 -- Drummed in Dallas...
Ben Standig on what might be the Wizards' worse loss of the season and chances Wiz get two All-Star
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-21-18 -- What's the fix?
Ben Standig and J. Michael on erratic play, potential moves and lots more Wizards in part 1 of their conversation
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-18-18 -- Kelly Oubre Jr. 1...
Ben Standig catches up with Wizards sixth-man Kelly Oubre and talks potential rotation changes
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-17-18 -- Wrong way on the ...
Ben Standig talks Wizards snoozing on the two-way player deadline and criticism of Otto Porter's shots
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-15-18 -- Buck'd again
Ben Standig, Todd Dybas and Adam Rubin discuss late-game woes and another Wizards loss to the Bucks
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-14-18 -- Bram Weinstein
Ben Standig and Bram Weinstein (ESPN 980, former ESPN anchor) talk Wizards
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-11-18 -- Wizards First-hal...
Ben Standig and Rashad Mobley ponder most improved Wizards player, toughest loss and more in their first-half season review
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-10-18 -- Here they go again
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas wonder how on earth the Wizards lost to the Jazz yet again
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-9-18 -- First half surprises
Ben Standig talks Otto Porter, previews Jazz-Wizards and ponders the biggest surprises of the first half of the season
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-8-18 -- Devin Robinson ret...
Ben Standig updates the latest from Wizards land, including notes on Devin Robinson and Otto Porter
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-6-18 -- Wizards' Buck'd; '...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas look ahead to the trade deadline; John Wall reacts to Wizards loss
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-5-18 -- Adapt or else, but...
Ben Standig looks at the Wizards current 3-point shooting compared to recent seasons
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-4-18 -- Start fast, finish...
Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft discuss Marcin Gortat's scoring, consistent ways and another Wizards win
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-3-18 -- New Year's resolut...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin ponder various Wizards New Year's resolutions involving Porter, Brooks and others
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 1-1-18 -- Running down the B...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on the Wizards win over the Bulls and what's next for 2018
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-30-17 -- Focused Wizards ...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss a rousing win over the Rockets and preview Sunday against the Bulls
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-29-17 -- Blast off
Ben Standig and Ben DuBose (Locked on Rockets) preview Friday's Rockets-Wizards matchup
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-28-17 -- Let's rant
Ben Standig skips past the details of Wednesday's loss to the Hawks and focuses on the consistent inconsistency
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-26-17 -- What we learned ...
Ben Standig and Jay King (Locked on Celtics) discuss the Wizards' Xmas Day win and what's changed for both teams
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-25-17 -- Wizards present ...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin talk late game heroics, small ball success and a Wizards win over the Celtics
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-23-17 -- Magical win, now...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss a Wizards rout over Orlando, Bradley Beal talks Xmas game in Boston
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-23-17 -- Brooklyn beat do...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss a stunning blowout loss in Brooklyn, John Wall's minutes and the Wizards' unfinished roster
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-21-17 -- Contract amnesty...
Ben Standig and Michael Pina (Vice Sports) talk Wizards options with Ian Mahinmi's contract, Victor Oladipo and that Xmas Celtics game
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-20-17 -- Wizards Boogie b...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas deep dive into idea of DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall together in Washington after a Wizards win
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-19-17 -- "What if" Wizards
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin ponder the "What if" moments for the Wizards
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-17-17 -- No slowing down ...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas tip their caps to another wow performance from LeBron James as the Cavs top the Wizards
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-15-17 -- Mike Scott puts ...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on Mike Scott's latest impressive day at the office, Otto Porter not so hip and a Wizards win
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-13-17 -- Wall returns and...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk John Wall's return, Markieff Morris sitting and a Wizards win
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-12-17 -- Late loss lumps ...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin talk late chaos, starters struggles and a Wizards loss in Brooklyn
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-11-17 -- Nets-Wizards rec...
Ben Standig and Gavin Schall talk both sides of last season's Nets-Wizards deadline trade, wanting Otto Porter and Tuesday's game
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-10-17 -- Schedule reset
Ben Standig examines the Wizards' standing in the East and the upcoming schedule
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-9-17 -- Clipped by LA -- ...
Ben Standig talks bizarre finish, angry Scott Brooks and a Wizards loss with Adam Rubin and Bobby Bancroft
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-7-17: Eclipsing the Suns;...
Ben Standig talks the stellar bench, why the fuss over DeAndre Jordan and another Wizards win
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-6-17 -- Beal Blazes Portland
Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie talk Bradley Beal's 51 points, whether there's a big trade out there and a huge Wizards win at Portland
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-5-17 -- Ugly in Utah
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on the all-around debacle as Wizards get hammered by the Jazz
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-4-17 -- Jazz preview; Bro...
Ben Standig looks ahead to the upcoming road trip and ponders the meaning of Tomas Satoransky with an assist from Wizards head coach Scott Brooks,
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-2-17 -- Morris, Wizards m...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss a rejuvenated Markieff Morris and Wizards win over the Pistons. Plus hear John Wall on his knee
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 12-1-17 -- Sit Morris?; Pist...
Ben Standig ponders if the Wizards should make a switch at power forward and looks ahead to the Pistons arriving Friday night
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-30-17 -- Hacking into Wiz...
Ben Standig went road-tripping to Philadelphia and discusses starter struggles, Hack-a-Simmons, Satoransky's rise and a Wizards loss
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-29-17 -- Clutch This
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on Otto Porter's late-game heroics, bench play extraordinaire and a Wizards win at Minnesota
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-27-17 -- Late game fixes
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on what's going wrong with the Wizards in the fourth quarter, what are the missing pieces and what Scott Brooks should with Ian Mahinmi
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-26-17 -- Here they go again
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on defensive struggles, playing without John Wall and another Wizards last game collapse
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-25-17 -- Wall MRI; Blazer...
Ben Standig updates all with why John Wall missed Friday's practice and ponders level of concern before previewing Saturday's Blazers-Wizards game
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-22-17 -- Patrick Hruby; H...
Ben Standig and Patrick Hruby on the rise of Otto and Oubre; Wizards-Hornets preview
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-10-17 -- Wizards buck Mil...
Ben Standig and Conor Dirks discuss the Real Deal Beal, defending Giannis and a Wizards win over the Bucks
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-20-17 -- Pieces are the p...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on playing without John Wall, if players are set up to fail and the Wizards loss at Toronto
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-18-17 -- Comeback denied
Ben Standig and Noah Goetzel talk John Wall's knee concern, a frenzied finish and the Wizards fall to the Heat
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-16-17 -- Heat check; NBC ...
Ben Standig and Adam Gracia (Chris Mannix show) explain why picking nits with this Wizards team is all kinds of good following victory over the Heat
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-15-17 -- Heat preview; Ke...
The Miami Heart swept the Wizards last season. Now the two teams meet for a home-and-home set. Ben Standig on what went wrong last season. Also Kelly Oubre Jr. talks his shot and short shorts.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-13-17 -- Wall king of Kings
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk Wall's 3-point wizardry, Mike Scott's emergence and a Wizards win over the Kings
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-12-17 -- Scott Brooks exp...
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks on topics ranging from Ian Mahinmi's role to staggering minutes for John Wall and Bradley Beal
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-11-17 -- Wizards swarm, S...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk defending Schroder, under the weather John Wall and a Wizards win over the Hawks
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-10-17 -- Wizards have a Ball
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk rotation changes, Lonzo Ball's shot, Markieff Morris injuries and Wizards win over the Lakers
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-7-17 -- Dallas Deja Vu
Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft on another inexplicable Wizards home loss
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-7-17 -- Schedule wins; Ma...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-6-17 -- Real Deal Beal du...
Even without John Wall the Wizards rise above north of the border as Bradley Beal scores 38 points against the Raptors. Ben Standig on the win and also goes 1-on-1 with ex-Wizard Jared Dudley on Otto Porter.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-4-17 -- LeBron, LeBron, L...
LeBron James scored not one, not, not three, but 57 points in a winning effort against the Wizards. Ben Standig talks about the epic performance and what went wrong on the Wizards end with Yahoo's Michael Lee and the AP's Howard Fendrich.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-3-17 -- The Love Connection
Previewing Friday's Cavs-Wizards game including the big picture matchup. Plus, thoughts from John Wall on defensive lapses and Eric Bledsoe
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-2-17 -- Eclipsed by the Suns
The Wizards go from running away to imploding against the visiting Suns.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 11-1-17 -- Mo Morris; Less M...
Previewing Wednesday's Suns-Wizards matchup and pondering whether Markieff Morris should return to the starting lineup.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-30-17 -- Six pack of Wiza...
The Wizards wrap up their road trip with a rout over the Kings, leaving Ben Standig to ponder what we've learned after six games.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-28-17 -- Battling Warrior...
The Washington Wizards went nose-to-nose with the Golden State Warriors in more ways than one. Ben Standig and Adam Rubin on the Bradley Beal-Draymond Green scuffle, what went wrong late and -- what Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre did right.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-27-17 -- Warriors, come o...
Ben Standig and David Devall revisit the Wizards' LA story, talk Otto Porter stats and preview Friday's game against the Warriors.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-26-17: La La Loss
With a win Wednesday over the Lakers, the Washington Wizards would sit 4-0 for the first time since 1978. With a sluggish offense throughout and poor free throw shooting performance late, that didn't happen. Ben Standig on the overtime loss in Los Ange...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-24-17: Mile High Club
Three games, three wins for the Washington Wizards including Monday's triumph in Denver. Todd Dybas fills in with the postgame analysis including the offense keeps humming even when the shots aren't falling.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, October 23: Road Trip previe...
Ben Standig previews Monday's start to the four-game Western Conference road swing with Wizards point guard Tim Frazier. Plus the best parts from the 2-0 start and whether the Suns' meltdown could help Washington.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-21-17: Running down a dream
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the Wizards' 115-111 win over the Pistons. The defense wasn't hot, but Otto Porter, John Wall and Bradley Beal fueled the offense -- even if Reggie Jackson thinks the refs helped. Also, random Marcin Gortat stories for ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, 10-20-17: Pistons preview; I...
Ben Standig looks ahead to Friday's Pistons-Wizards matchup and why starting Kelly Oubre might not be so bad. Oubre might have to start with Jason Smith uncertain following Wednesday's shoulder injury. Plus some positive news on Markieff Morris.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 19: Opening Night
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas talk Wizards over 76ers, winning without good shooting and a new injury. Plus Marcin Gortat on facing Joel Embiid and Philly rookie Ben Simmons after his NBA debut.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 18: Game changer
Even before the Wizards tip off their season Wednesday against the 76ers, much has changed. Ben Standig on the brutal Gordon Hayward injury and the impact for Boston and Washington. Then John Wall helps set up the season with a perception vs. reality l...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 17: Bradley Beal; 76ers...
Less than 48 hours before Wednesday's season opener against the 76ers, Ben Standig examines why the Wizards dropped two of three in the series and what's going on with Philly rookie Markelle Fultz. Plus Bradley Beal on his new weapon and Joel Embiid's ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 16: Wizards season preview
What's most exciting about the Wizards' upcoming season? Biggest fear? Who gets bumped from the rotation when Markieff Morris returns? Plus Over/under's, predictions, NBA MVP talk and general tomfoolery as Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Truth About It's...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 13: East preview, Part ...
Stay for Part 2 of Ben Standig's Eastern Conference preview with Dan Feldman (NBC Sports, ProBasketballTalk), including expectations for the Wizards. Start with Ben's thoughts on the latest playoff loss for one of Washington' priamry pro sports teams.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 12: Kelly Oubre speaks;...
Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with Kelly Oubre, who talks about staying young in the grown-up world of the NBA, anger over usage in Celtics series and the Wizards' revamped second unit. Plus Ben offers some takeaways from Wednesday's preseason game at Miami.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 11: East preview, part 1
Ben Standig and NBA Sports' Dan Feldman dribble around the East Conference for topics including the East's second-best player, breakout performer, team likely to surprise.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 10: Marc Spears; Ochefu...
Busy day in Wizards land as injury news for Sheldon Mac is confirmed and Daniel Ochefu's time in Washington ends. Ben Standig ponders the timing of Ochefu's release and then talks #Wizards, NBA playoff seeding and more with ESPN NBA Insider Marc Spears...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 9: Under the hood; Carr...
Ben Standig discusses the highs and low of the Wizards' last two preseason games including Sheldon Mac's possible season-ending injury. Also hear from Bradley Beal and a 1-on-1 with preseason sleeper Carrick Felix.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 6: Markieff Morris retu...
He's baaaaack. Hear from Markieff Morris about his wild offseason, rehab status and what he plans on doing to Al Horford. Then Ben Standig recaps the latest from Wizards practice and previews Friday's preseason game against the New York Knicks.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 5: Scott Brooks ; Elena...
On the latest Locked on Wizards podcast, hear from coach Scott Brooks on the power forward plan, early scouting prep and more. Plus Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with Mystics star Elena Delle Donne and shares the latest from #Wizards land.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct 4: Morris news; All-Star...
On the latest podcast, Ben Standig on Markieff Morris' acquittal, the NBA All-Star Game switching from traditional East v. West format and latest from practice. Plus, Ben goes 1-on-1 with #Wizards guard Sheldon Mac about his role and what it's like ha...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 3: Wizards Potpourri
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas reconvene ahead of the Wizards preseason opener to discuss the backup point guard slot, Tomas Satoransky's role, the Morris Twins trial, Scott Brooks perhaps signaling game on with the final roster battles and more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Oct. 2: Tim Frazier; Fan exp...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) goes 1-on-1 with Tim Frazier. Topics include the longtime issues backing up John Wall, second unit upside and why Frazier doesn't have cable TV. Then Ben looks at the gameday experience at Capital One Arena with Wizards fan Ja...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 29: Steve Buckhantz
Ben Standig talks new pieces, upcoming season and of course the change from Phil Chenier to Kara Lawson with longtime #Wizards play-by-play TV announcer Steve Buckhantz. Plus the latest news from training camp.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 28: Brian Windhorst; J...
Ben Standig recaps Day 2 of Wizards Training Camp from Richmond with thoughts from All-Star point guard John Wall. Plus Ben goes 1-on-1 with ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst on the Eastern Conference, why the #Wizards could reach the NBA Finals, Kyrie ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 27: Training Camp, Da...
Ben Standig updates the scene from Richmond as the Wizards open training camp plus a one-on-one with free agent addition Jodie Meeks.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 26: Media Day recap; M...
On the latest LOW podcast, Ben Standig recaps the highlights from #Wizards media day including injury updates and a candid Bradley Beal on the recent feud between the sports world and President Trump. Plus Ben goes 1-on-1 with one of the newest Wizards...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 25: Training Camp Prev...
As the #Wizards start training camp with Monday's media day, Ben Standig states his four topics of interest , including the growth of Kelly Oubre. Speaking of the athletic forward, Ben shares his 1-on-1 interview with noted basketball trainer Drew Han...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 21: Markieff Morris Em...
The out of the blue news that Markieff Morris needs surgery meant a quick podcast about this blow less than a week before the start of training camp. Ben Standig and his eight-year-old nephew deftly handle the update and discuss potential options for t...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 19: Marcin Gortat
Ben Standig hung out with Marcin Gortat earlier this month in Florida where #Wizards center spends part of his offseason. The guys talked John Wall, Prince William, who picks up the check when players go out for dinner and why Gortat is back with the W...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, September 18: Here Comes Kara?
Locked on Wizards host Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft bounce around with Wizards talk including the open rumor of local legend and ESPN announcer Kara Lawson replacing Phil Chenier on the TV broadcast, stubborn head coaches and what should be part of o...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept 14: Raptors Crossover
With so much talk about the Cavs and Celtics, perhaps we're overlooking the other team that finished ahead of the Wizards last season. Ben Standig and Sean Woodley from Locked On Raptors talk Toronto's offseason, whether the #Wizards or #Raptors have m...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, September 13: Hoyas' Schedul...
Ben Standig takes a brief detour from Wizards talk -- outside of some training camp 411 -- for a breakdown of Georgetown's highly criticized 2017-18 schedule. What's the #Hoyas' plan with such a light non-conference slate? Is there any silver lining? C...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 11: Brooks' Big Dilemma
For all the talk about John Wall's next step or Otto Porter meeting his new set of expectations or Bradley Beal reaching All-Star level, there's another question lurking about the Wizards' 2017-18 season: How does Scott Brooks plan on dealing with an ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Sept. 4: Spurs and Wizards
Ben Standig and Jeff Garcia (Locked On Spurs) join forces for a crossover podcast. Is the #Spurs dynasty over? Does #Wizards All-Star John Wall have the goods for an All-Defense selection? Plus thoughts on Otto Porter, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Western...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, September 3 : Let's Talk Hoyas
(Recorded August 8, 2017) For the holiday weekend here's a little college basketball bonus with a focus on the Georgetown #Hoyas. Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with last year's top scorer Rodney Pryor about heading overseas for his pro career. Then Ben and B...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, August 31: Wizards Mailbag
Does the offense run more through Otto Porter or Markieff Morris next season? Over or under the Vegas line of 47.5 wins for the Wizards? Plus questions on Jodie Meeks, Chris McCullough and more for Ben Standig and Rashad Mobley on the latest Locked on...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 268: Weird NBA2K Wiz...
On the newest podcast, Ben Standig ponders the new trade complication between the Cavaliers and Celtics and why NBA2K overlooked Gilbert Arenas and other classic Wizards/Bullets. Plus a 1-on-1 with DC native, NBA player and Markieff Morris pal Thomas R...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 267: Irving-Thomas T...
No fancy headline required when the Cavaliers ship Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for a package headlined by Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas share their first reactions, ponder why Boston GM Danny Ainge chose this moment for a bi...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 266: Wizards Potpourri
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Adam Rubin (@ledellsplace) bounce around with their latest Wizards discussion, though the primary topic involves the 2017-18 matchups they want to see for each individual starter. Plus schedule talk, Donald Sloan or Brand...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 265: NBA maneuvering...
On the latest Locked on Wizards podcast, Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss curious NBA offseason moves, the James Harden-Chris Paul pairing, Boogie Cousins and more. But first, the Wizards reportedly added point guard Donald Sloan and Ben breaks down ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 264: Let's Schedule
The NBA released the entire 2017-18 schedule Monday which gave Ben Standig and Todd Dybas another reason to talk Wizards. Most intriguing road trip? Must see players not named LeBron and KD? Litmus test game? Which East teams only make one appearance ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 263: Keef-o-rama
Ben Standig caught up with Wizards power forward Markieff Morris this weekend. Hear from Morris on topics including how he learned brother Marcus landed with the Celtics, that Boston series and how he's getting ready for the new campaign -- and a majo...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 262: Xmas Presents
Ben Standig talks Wizards schedule now that we know who and where Washington plays on opening night -- and on Christmas. Then more with Todd Dybas on the timing of the Jodie Meeks contract, if the Wizards went max overload, the sneaky key player and mo...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 261: Wall-apalooza
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) talked all things John Wall following Friday's press conference. Topics include the importance of the point guard's contract extension, why he signed so quickly, Roger Waters and The Roots, and wh...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 260: Patrick Hruby R...
Ben Standig and journalist Patrick Hruby (@patrick_hruby) reunite for another megapod and the latest "Podcast at Parkway." John Wall, Otto Porter, 2016 offseason the new guys and how Strawberry Shortcake relates to the Wizards are among the various top...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 259: Boogie and Bias
Ben Standig explains why there's actually a legitimate rationale for wondering if DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall might pair up next year. Plus NBA broadcasting legend/ voice of Pelicans Joel Meyers talks Tim Frazier joining the Wizards and the Cousins/...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 258: Rose Joins LeBr...
Derrick Rose agreeing to sign with the Cavaliers means...? Ben Standig examines the latest NBA headline -- and gets the scoop on Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics from coach/GM Mike Thibault.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 257: Grunfeld speak...
Hear from #Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld on the direction of the team and offseason moves. Then Ben Standig and Adam Rubin ponder whether what led John Wall to staying in Washington is what has Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland. #Cavaliers
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 256: Emergency podc...
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis predicted his point guard would stay long-term. He was right as John Wall agreed to sign his "supermax" extension that keeps him in Washington potentially through the 2022-23 season. Ben Standig shares some quick thoughts on t...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 255: Max Money
The Wizards celebrated the re-signing of Otto Porter on Wednesday at Verizon Center and Ben Standig was there for the scene. Ben discusses the main headlines plus hear directly from Porter (What did you think of those Paul George comments?) and Wizard...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 254: Just How Good A...
Ben Standig and Locked on Celtics host John Karalis banter about the status of these Eastern Conference rivals? How much will Boston miss Avery Bradley? Did the Wizards catch up some or at all with the Celtics bench?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 253: 4-Point Play, S...
As the 2017 NBA Summer League concludes, Ben Standig wraps up his thoughts on the Wizards roster, Lonzo Ball and the G-League's future. Plus, Ben contrasts and compares the contract situations with Otto Porter and Redskins QB Kirk Cousins. #Wizards #...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 252: USA Today's Je...
More from Ben Standig's adventures during NBA Summer League. USA Today NBA Insider Jeff Zillgitt makes his second appearance on the podcast and shares his thoughts on the offseason, John Wall's scenario, dining options in Las Vegas and where the Wizar...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 251: Jodie Meeks Sp...
Former Kentucky guards for the win! Free agent addition Jodie Meeks spoke Thursday with the local media for the first time since officially joining the Wizards. Hear him explain why he picked Washington, status of his health and his relationship with ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 250: Summer League T...
Will three Summer Leaguers make the Wizards' regular season roster? Will Washington pick up Chris McCullough's option? Are folks sleeping on the Wizards? Ben Standig and Adam Rubin continue their Las Vegas oddessy with more summer hoops talk.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 249: John Wall Speak...
Hear directly from Wizards All-Star John Wall as Ben Standig (@benstandig) asks the point guard about the status of his contract extension, Otto Porter and the offseason moves. Then ESPN NBA analyst Amin ElHassan (@aminespn) on the key for the Wizards ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 248: Summer League P...
Former Wizards center Brendan Haywood joins the podcast to talk about Otto Porter's contract and Marcin Gortat's game. But mostly it's Ben Standig and Adam Rubin taking a spin around all things Summer League/Wizards including best celeb sightining, Mik...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 247: Otto stays, Oub...
Ben Standig is in Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League, which is where he reacted to the news that the Wizards matched Otto Porter's offer sheet. Ben also chatted with Kelly Oubre. Jr about his game, knee. Then there's reaction from the first game with...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 246: Wizards, You're...
Otto Porter officially signs a four-year, $168 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets, meaning the Washington Wizards have 48 hours to match -- or not. Ben Standig and former Wizards beat writer turned Washington Post Nats InsiderJorge Castillo dis...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 245: Summer League P...
Las Vegas Summer League stalwarts Ben Standig and Adam Rubin dive into the Wizards just announced roster, share their hopes and dreams for Sheldon Mac and Chris McCullough plus some names to watch. Also, Bojan Bogdanovic talk.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 244: Game. Set. Match?
The second July 4 emergency podcast follows news that Otto Porter signed a $106 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets. Ben Standig and Armon Lee discuss the Wizards' options and the impact of Boston adding Gordon Hayward.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 243: Mike Scott Emer...
Happy July 4 -- or not depending on how you view the news that the Wizards are set to sign former Hawks forward Mike Scott. Ben Standig on the fit and Hawks.com writer K.L. Chouinard helps explain the player.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 242: NBA Free Agenc...
Ben Standig and Armon Lee are back for more with Wizards thoughts and a broader look at the NBA. Will Celtics GM Danny Ainge ever make a trade? What's the connection with Otto Porter's contract and Joel Embiid's situation? Why is everyone going West?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 241: King Otto; Mr....
Ben Standig and Armon Lee discuss the latest Wizards and NBA free agency news. In Part 1, we have storytime with Ben about his reporting on Otto Porter meeting with the Kings in D.C. plus the guys talk pros and cons of the Wizards signing Jodie Meeks. ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 240: Flipping the Fr...
For our third podcast primer ahead of the start of free agency, Ben Standig enlists friends of the podcast to state what they see as the most interesting aspects for the Wizards. ICYMI, check out the epic 2-part chat with Truth About It's Kyle Weidie o...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 239: Free Agents Tar...
Part 2 of the conversation with Kyle Weidie includes specific free agent options for the Wizards, Ben Standig's *plan* once July 1 hits and why fit shouldn't always be overshadowed by talent.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 238: It's The Final ...
We get in our final discussion before the July 1 NBA free agency period tips off. In Part 1, Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie talk Wizards' handling of Otto Porter's situation, John Wall's future, the truth about Paul George to DC -- and more!!
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 237: CP3 Blasts Off;...
Hear from Tim Frazier as the newest Wizards met with the local media Wednesday. Also Ben Standig examines a wild day in the NBA as Chris Paul lands with the Rockets and Phil Jackson gets shoved out.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 236: Wall Wants Geor...
Ben Standig opens the pod potpourri style with thoughts on John Wall recruiting Paul George, Tim Frazier's arrival, NBA awards and the Summer League roster. Then he's joined by Andrew Geiger with Casual Hoya to discuss the overdue announcement of Patri...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 235: ESPN's Kevin Pe...
Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with ESPN NBA analyst and numbers guru Kevin Pelton as we near the start of free agency. Topics include Otto Porter's value, the potential trade market for Marcin Gortat, free agent targets and the big picture potential with Jo...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 234: OK, is DC reall...
The latest "Podcast at Parkway" features Ben Standig and 106.7's Brian McNally. The two grew up in the area and discuss where basketball at all levels fits into the D.C. sports scene. Plus John Wall vs. Alex Ovechkin and expectations for Wizards vs. ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 233: NBA Draft
Fine, the Wizards didn't have a selection, but there's still plenty worth discussing. Ben Standig, Todd Dybas and Adam Rubin did just that from the Verizon Center with thoughts on Tim Frazier, Scott Brooks's comments and more. Plus Ben updates the init...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 232: Here Comes Fra...
Dan Feldman on Tim Frazier; Ernie Grunfeld talks; Todd Dybas on Wizards and Paul George...Ben Standig and NBC Sports's Dan Feldman react to the breaking news of the Wizards acquiring point guard Tim Frazier for the 52nd pick, per source. Then hear from...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 231: NBA Draft Previ...
Ben Standig and NBC Sports College Basketball Insider Rob Dauster discuss potential options for the Wizards at 52 (20:39). Frank Mason or Monte Morris? Cam Oliver or Devin Robinson? Melo Trimble? Also, Todd Dybas stops by to state whether the Wizards a...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 230: Jerry Brewer Me...
Ben Standig and the Washington Post's Jerry Brewer recap a wild few days in the NBA and preview what's to come. Topics include LeBron James and the Cavs Front Office changes (2:00), Paul George scenarios (11:45), Wizards after PG13 (16:30), John Wall’s...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 229: Free Agent bigs...
On the latest edition of the Locked on Wizards podcast, Ben Standig compares the NBA's hierarchal status with the current state of the PGA Tour while tying in the Paul George trade market. Plus Ben and Jake Whitacre examine the power forward and center...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 228: Could All-Time ...
What if you the time-traveling gods allowed for the formation of the best players from Bullets/Wizards history to join forces and play the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. Is there enough firepower for a win? Silly topic and one Ben Standig (@...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 227: Josh Norman; El...
The Friday Funday edition of the podcast includes Redskins cornerback talking NBA super teams and his own basketball skills with Ben Standig. Plus Elene Delle Donne grades the Mystics after 10 games and SBNation's Jake Whitacre on the Wizards' pre-dra...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 226: Title Contender...
We've got a role reversal! Jamie Mottram from the Mr. Irrelevant blog/podcast (@mrirrelevantdc)stops by to ask Ben Standig questions about the Wizards' near future. and what it would take for a next level rise.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 225: Adios, 2016-17 ...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Armon Lee (@armon_lee) put a bow on the season the day after Golden State finished off its incredible playoff run with an NBA title. Are the guys cool with Kevin Durant's decision now? Is LeBron James crazy saying he's ne...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 224: 4-Point Play
Ben Standig takes a spin around Wizardsville including latest on pre-draft workouts, 2017-18 championship odds, update on the practice/D-League facility (picture via Events DC) and a 1-on-1 interview with Chris McCullough.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 223: Exit Interview ...
What does Markieff Morris mean to you? Does the Wizards forward have another level? Would he win a WWE-style smack talk battle? Ben Standig and Abe Schwadron (NumberFire, Slam Magazine; @abe_squad) answer those questions and more.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 222: Free Agent Poin...
Everyone knows the Wizards need a viable backup behind John Wall, but is finding one an easy task this offseason? Ben Standig and Adam Rubin discuss various vets (Ty Lawson) and kids potentially availble in free agency.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 221: Backup Plan
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin ponder if Tomas Satoransky is the next backup point guard, what role Shelden Mac has with the Wizards next season and if there's any chance Trey Burke or Brandon Jennings return.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 220: Draft Workouts;...
On the latest podcast, Ben Standig updates the Wizards' pre-draft workouts including thoughts on wing shooter Tyler Dorsey and Q&A with point guard and National Player of the Year Frank Mason III. Then Ben chats with Wizards PA voice Ralph Wesley (@ra...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 219: Fancy Scott Bro...
Our Wizards season review continues as Ben Standig (@benstandig) and the Washington Post's Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) look at all things Scott Brooks. Plus the guys talk NBA Finals, potential impact if Marcin Gortat exits and stats, stats, stats.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 218: Free Agent Wings
Whether Bojan Bogdanovic returns or not, the Wizards need more perimeter help. Ben Standig and Conor Dirks discuss the (realistic) free agent options including a wing guard getting run with the Golden State Warriors. Plus an interview with NBA Draft ho...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 217: Exit Interview ...
The Locked on Wizards player reviews continue with a look at the mid-season acquisition of Bojan Bogdanovic. Ben Standig and Conor Dirks (@conorddirks) reflect on the trade, the impact and the future.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 216: Kenny Anderson
The former NBA All-Star and prep legend goes 1-on-1 with Ben Standig about a new documentary focusing on his career and post-NBA struggles. They also discuss Anderson's new focus and the former point guard's thoughts on John Wall.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 215: Stay, Melo?
The Wizards held their first formal pre-draft workout Tuesday. Former Maryland point guard Melo Trimble attended. So did we. Hear what Trimble said, what Ben Standig said about the potential John Wall backup and other NBA Draft thoughts from Troy Machir.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 214: Wall's contract...
Ben Standig and NBC Sports' Dan Feldman take on all kinds of topics including long layoff before start of NBA Finals (3:14); Warriors viewed as big faves despite presence of LeBron James (5:05); X-Factor Kevin Love (10:05); X-Factor JaVale McGee (12:49...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 213: Exit Interview ...
The first of our Wizards player reviews focuses on Washington's starting small forward. Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft on the most important person in Porter's world this summer, his social media struggles and max contract talk.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 212: Bonus Big Pictu...
Happy Memorial Weekend! Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie conclude their epic discussion with a look at how long the Wizards' path is blocked by LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 211: Mystical LeBron...
Mike Thibault (top row, far right) once coached for the Lakers during Magic Johnson's early career and the same for the Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan arrived. The Mystics head coach also spoke with Ben Standig about Magic, Jordan and LeBron James c...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 210: Carol Maloney
On the latest "Podcast at Parkway," Ben Standig and NBC4's Carol Maloney discuss her interview with projected No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz (DeMatha/Washington), John Wall's contract situaiton with the Wizards and Clint Eastwood's tipping.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 209: Um, What's the ...
Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie spin the conversation forward with a look at what's up next for the Wizards including an important Summer League, roster decisions and why Washington is one of four teams without a D-League franchise.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 208: Who's In The B...
Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie are back for Part 2 of their all-things Wizards talk with a look back on the 2016-17 season. Topics include highlight of the year, Al Horford's decision, Washington's true position in the East and who constitutes a Big 3.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 207: Truth or Truthi...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) take a deep dive into all things Wizards starting with another look at the postseason including the biggest reason why Washington lost to Boston.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 206: Dan Steinberg
The latest "Podcast at Parkway" has Ben Standig and Washington Post columnist Dan Steinberg talking about the Wizards' place in the D.C. sports scene, Marcin Gortat's possible exit, Ernie Grunfeld and pickling things.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 205: Bench This
The offseason's first 3-point play edition examines whether the Wizards' bench is the true cause of the series loss to Boston and whether 2016-17 was a successful season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 204: Exit Interviews
On Tuesday the 2016-17 Washington Wizards arrived at Verizon Center, met with Scott Brooks, spoke with the media and said their goodbyes. Ben Standig (@benstandig), Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) and Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) put a bow on the ECSF loss and...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 203: Knocked Out
The dream for this season is no more as the Wizards lose Game 7 at Boston 115-105. Ben Standig and Rashad Mobley discuss what happened and what's next.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 202: Best Two Words...
Ben Standig and Adam Rubin with one last look back at the thrilling Game 6 and thoughts on Wizards-Celtics ahead of Game 7. Plus details on the Locked on Wizards watch party.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 201: Dudley Takes Hi...
Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with the outspoken ex-Wizard Jared Dudley on John Wall's heroics, Colin Cowherd and what the Wizards should wear to Boston for Game 7. Plus a special podcast announcement.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 200: Hero Ball
John Wall saves the season and buries the Celtics with a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds. On the 200th episode of the podcast, Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the shot, the wild fourth quarter and Monday's decisive Game 7.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 199: On The Brink?
Another Wizards-Celtics crossover podcast with Ben Standig and MassLive.com's Jay King. The guys discuss Avery Bradley's Game 5 dominance, Boston's reaction to Kelly Oubre and Game 6 keys. Plus Scott Brooks from Thursday's practice.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 198: Brutal In Beantown
Perhaps the Celtics heard enough about the Wizards being the better team following two blowout wins in Washington. There was no arguing about which side ruled Game 5. Ben Standig and Frank Hanrahan (WUSA-TV) on a 123-101 loss that puts the Wizards in ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 197: Ot-to Por-ter; ...
One mega-sized podcast with two distinct parts and yet one clear connection. Ben Standig and Jerry Brewer (Washington Post) discuss all things Otto Porter (4:20) including how the forward developed his 3-point shot and what his future holds. Then the d...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 196: 'He's Our Enfor...
This Markieff Morris themed podcast includes the power forward on disrespect, advice from Kevin Garnett and bringing home a win Wednesday at Boston. Plus John Wall on Morris and Glenn Consor talks with Ben Standig.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 195: Old School Love...
John Wall's stellar play in the playoffs is gaining more attention, but former NBA standout Stephen Jackson began loving the point guard's game much earlier. One-on-one with the league's all-time tough guys, Wall's thoughts on their relationship and Be...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 194: Mike Wise
The latest "Podcast At Parkway" features Ben Standig and Mike Wise (ESPN's "The Undefeated") discussing numerous topics including Wizards-Celtics as the perfect series;John Wall's throwback attitude; Potential end of DC as "loserville."
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 193: Party All The Time
The Wizards couldn't top their Game 3 performance, right? Actually, they did that and then some with another devasting run. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on the third quarter dominance, John Wall's flurry and Boston's "Gerald Johnson" problem.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 192: Wizards Potpour...
Bonus podcast with guests Mike Prada, Lang Whitaker and Brian Scalabrine... ! Ben Standig talks renewed local interest in the Wizards -- and that one-time James Harden trade rumor -- with SB Nation's Mike Prada; John Wall's league-wide reputation with...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 191: NBA KO's Kelly ...
The NBA handed down a 1-game suspension to Kelly Oubre Jr. following his ejection in Thursday's win over the Celtics. Reaction from Celtics star Isaiah Thomas plus Ben Standig on what no Oubre means for Game 4.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 190: Phil Chenier; K...
Big day for the podcast with the first appearance of legendary player and announcer Phil Chenier. Plus Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with Tomas Satoransky about Game 3. Also the latest on the series including Scott Brooks on Kelly Oubre's ejection plus Ben's...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 189: Blood Rivals
The Wizards dominated Game 3 over the Celtics as the intensity went next level. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the win, ponder why Isaiah Thomas never got going and express thanks for not getting hit with a technical foul.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 188: Home Sweet Home?
The Wizards are back in Chinatown, but they didn't bring any wins with them. Ben Standig and Jay King (Locked on Celtics/MassLive.com) continue the discussion about the epic Game 2, how the Wizards can slow down that "magical little man" and why the Ce...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 187: The IT Guy
John Wall was amazing and the Wizards held a lead late -- but they never could hold down Isaiah Thomas . Ben Standig (@benstandig) and BulletsForever's Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre) discuss all that happened in a fun, wild, physical Game 2 that ended w...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 186: Podcast At Parkway
Ben Standig and Howard Fendrich take a bite of the Wizards-Celtics with a discussion about narratives, Markieff Morris and lunch.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 185: Game 1 Slips Away
The Wizards drop Game 1 of their playoff series to the 3-point making Celtics Sunday -- and may have also lost Markieff Morris for Game 2. Ben Standig and ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan on things turned sour after that sweet start.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 184: Celtics Preview
Who are the key players? How do they slow down Isaiah Thomas? What can anyone expect from Ian Mahinmi. Ben Standig and Adam Rubin talk Wizards-Celtics.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 183: Wall Star Soars...
The Wizards started Game 6 strong and John Wall ended it like a superstar as they closed out the Hawks in the first round. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Truth About It's Adam Rubin (@LedellsPlace) on Wall's spectacular performance, why they won and the...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 182: Dave Johnson
Ben Standig talks Wizards-Hawks, pronouncing Bojan Bogdanovic and Phil Chenier's legacy with the Dave Johnson, radio voice of the Washington Wizards. Plus Scott Brooks on Otto Porter's next level move.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 181: Home Soar Home
The Wizards rebounded from back-to-back road losses with a gritty 103-99 home win over the Hawks. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on the defensive improvement, the scoring contribuitions and the keys in Game 6.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 180: Coach 'Em Up
Looking for a fresh perspective on the Wizards-Hawks series, Ben Standig chats with Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian on what he observed during Game 4. From keys to attack Atlanta's defense to understanding how refs call a certain game to w...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 179: Kept At Arm's L...
Ben Standig and Kyle Weidie discuss the Wizards' Game 4 loss and what it means that the Hawks have tied the series 2-2.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 178: Evolving East; ...
Just a few days ago the Celtics were done and the Raptors got buried by the Bucks. Now both of those series are tied 2-2. With Atlanta coming off a win, could the Wizards-Hawks series be next in line for a narrative change? Plus Ben Standig chats with...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 177: Hot 'Lanta, Col...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Rashad Mobley (@rashad20) breakdown a rather brick-y Wizards performance as the Hawks take Game 3 116-98. The guys dish on the Who, What, Where, When, Why of it all.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 176: Wall Talks; Gam...
Before John Wall and the Wizards headed to Atlanta for Game 3, they held court at Verizon Center with the media. Listen to Wall (15:48) on the series, his growth, those shrugs, Dennis Schroder and why he's mean on the court. Also, Ben Standig shares h...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 175: Playoff Marcin
Marcin Gortat is making play after play. Why? It's what he does in the postseason. Ben Standig and Scott Jackson on the Polish Machine's playoff magic and other Wizards-Hawks angles.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 174: Wizards And NBA...
What's wrong with the Celtics and why didn't Danny Ainge make a move at the NBA trade deadline? Is playoff Russell Westbrook great or ugh? Are the Wizards best in the East? Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft talk NBA playoffs.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 173: Closing Time
John Wall and Bradley Beal dominated the fourth quarter as the Wizards jumped ahead 2-0 in the best-of-7 series over the Hawks. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discuss the starry backcourt, Marcin Gortat winning in the middle and Brandon Jennings stepping up.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 172: Behind Enemy Lines
For the latest podcast, Ben Standig spent the final day before Wednesday's Game 2 with the Hawks, including a 1-on-1 with guard and X-factor Kent Bazemore (18:37). Plus Wizards game plan thoughts -- get Otto Porter more shots -- and injury updates fro...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 171: Killer Crossover
Ben Standig and Brad Rowland (Locked on Hawks) look back at the good (John Wall), bad (Tim Hardaway Jr.) and curious parts (No Thabo Sefolosha) of the Wizards' Game 1 win over the Hawks. They also spin the action forward toward Game 2 with suggestions ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 170: Wizards Wrestle...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas share their thoughts on John Wall and the Wizards taking their playoff opener.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 169: Wall To Wall Co...
Wizards All-Star John Wall on dealing with the Hawks defense, the MVP race and his return to the postseason. Plus Ben Standig's final keys to the opening round playoff series.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 168: Stats, Stats an...
We get smarter ahead of the Wizards-Hawks playoff series as Ben Standig chats with Basketball Reference researcher Mike Lynch. Plus the latest news and Scott Brooks praises Atlanta star Paul Millsap.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 167: Danny Rouhier
Ben Standig mixes it up with 106.7 The Fan host Danny Rouhier on the Wizards season, playoff expectations and the pulse of the fan base.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 166: Hawks Preview
Wizards nation seems happy about facing Atlanta in round one, but perhaps Atlanta feels the same? Is Dennis Schroder capable of another strong postseason against Washington? X-factors? Ben Standig and Hawks.com writer KL Chouinard talks Wizards-Hawks.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 165: The Replacements
The Wizards sat several starters in their regular season finale but were also without the injured Ian Mahinmi. Kyle Weidie (@truth_about_it) steps in with the recap and puts a cap on the 82 games.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 164: Jason Smith Mov...
Our1-on-1 with the Wizards big man includes details about team movie night, which superhero he'd be, a mea culpa from Ben Standig and more on Jason Smith's evolving season. Plus Ben's quick thoughts on a Wizards-Hawks playoff series.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 163: Air Beal; Micha...
Ben Standig recaps a busy Monday including the Wizards dumping Detroit without John Wall, Bradley Beal's explosive performance, a new injury concern and the ever-changing playoff picture. Then the rest of Ben's interview with Yahoo's Michael Lee (18:05...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 162: Michael Lee Ret...
Much has changed with the Wizards since Ben Standig and the Vertical's Michael Lee last spoke on the podcast. In part one (8:27) they examine what turned the season around and what this season means for John Wall's résumé and reputation. Plus Ben updat...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 161: Heat Checkmate
The Wizards remain cold against the Miami Heat and potentially put hopes of the 3-seed on ice. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) on Washington closing out its home slate with a loss, playoff implications and an intriguing decision ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 160: Handing Out Awards
Ben Standig and Nich Ashooh debate NBA awards including Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year. Also Ernie Grunfeld's best non-Scott Brooks move this season, best 1st round series and something involving Tony Romo.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 159: Phil Chenier Ou...
Part 2 of the conversation between Ben Standig and Armon Lee following Wizards-Knicks focuses on news that loooooongtime analyst Phil Chenier won't be on the broadcast next season.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 158: Just In The Kni...
Another un-pretty win, but a win all the same as the Wizards finish off their sweep of the Knicks. Part 1 of Ben Standig's (@ben_standig) talk with Armon Lee (@armon_lee) includes the end game action, Otto Porter vs. Kelly Oubre and the evolution of Br...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 157: Patrick Ewing S...
The NBA Hall of Famer was introduced Wednesday as Georgetown men's basketball coach. We hear from the legendary Hoya (20:04) plus other program notables and Wizards center Marcin Gortat, who was coached by Ewing in the NBA. Ben Standig and Bobby Bancro...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 156: Dishing On D-Le...
Ben Standig discusses the D-League's present and future with NBA coaches Fred Hoiberg (Bulls), David Fisdale (Grizzlies), Alvin Gentry (Pelicans) and Scott Brooks, who reveals the marching orders when sending the likes of Chris McCullough down a level.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 155: Spirit of 47
The Wizards improved to 47-31 -- most wins since the 1970's -- with a comeback win over the Hornets. However, did they answer Scott Brooks' wishes by getting their spirit back? Ben Standig and Todd Dyabs discuss the latest and setup the playoff picture.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 154: Hoyas Enlist Ewing
Big news on the Hilltop as Georgetown names former program legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing as the next men's basketball coach. Ben Standig, Casual Hoya's Andrew Geiger and Bobby Bancroft on whether they view the hire as spot on or mer...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 153: Complaining Blo...
On the latest LOW podcast, Ben Standig on why the Wizards cannot overlook the surging Charlotte Hornets and how the basketball community reacted to their claims of disrespect from the Warriors.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 152: Cooking Curry
Thanks to the 3-point shooting Warriors, the Wizards ended their 5-game road trip all wet. Ben Standig on the 24-point loss, the playoff picture, John Wall and running up the score. Plus some brief thoughts on Patrick Ewing reportedly interviewing with...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 151: What's Taking S...
Ben Standig goes back into the college ranks with Andrew Geiger from CasualHoya.com more than a week since JT3's ouster. The guys ponder reasons for the lengthy search and discuss some obvious potential hires (Amaker, Smart, Hurley) while throwing a mu...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 150: Warriors, Come ...
Time for the rematch. Washington defeated Golden State in February, but now the Warriors are once again the NBA's best and hottest team. Ben Standig on Sunday's road trip finale, thoughts on the first meeting, The Splash Brothers and what's up with Mar...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 149: Jazz Win, Wall ...
The Wizards couldn't overcome the Rudy Gobert-led Utah Jazz defense, but John Wall's postgame comments make it clear the point guard believed Washington faced two opponents Friday night. Ben Standig with the recap and what this game reveals about the u...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 148: Evolve Or Die
That's how Jason Smith explained his new 3-point shooting role That sentiment also applies to the Wizards' need for a defensive reboot. Ben Standig commented on these matters, talked to Smith about expectations upon signing with the Wizards and preview...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 147: Help Me Help You
The Wizards' four-game win streak gets Clipped on the back-end of their LA trip despite 41 points from John Wall. Here's the thing: Wall scoring lots isn't always best for Washington. As Ben Standig explains, it's also not Wall's fault. Plus more on Ou...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 146: Comeback Kids, ...
The Wizards once again fell way back during a game out west and once again rallied for a win. Sorry, not sorry, Lakers. This win clinched Washington's 1st division title in nearly 40 years. Guest host Kyle Weidie takes us through the game (Wall's rise,...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 145 -- V For Value
Mega Pod! Ben Standig and Vice Sports' Patrick Hruby (patrick_hruby) examine the bang-for-the-buck aspect of the Wizards roster, max contracts for Bradley Beal and Otto Porter and the playoff mindset for all involved.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 144- Playoff Preview...
Ben Standig takes on questions from listeners of LOW, including the key players not named John Wall in every potential playoff series.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 143 -- Wall To Wall Win
John Wall played like an MVP, the starters couldn't miss early and the Wizards finished off the Cavs late for a 127-115 win. Ben Standig on the revenge-filled victory and what's up next plus Markieff Morris on the improved bench.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 142 -- They're Back
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas focus less on the win over the Nets and more on the Wizards clinching a playoff berth, Saturday's game at the Cavs and John Wall's sincerity. (WARNING: Explicit language)
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 141 -- Georgetown Ou...
Ben Standig takes a break from Wizards talk for the breaking news that John Thompson III is no longer the head coach at Georgetown. Ben assisted Georgetown site Casual Hoya with the news and spoke with CH's Andrew Geiger and Bobby Bancroft about all t...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 140 -- Swagger, Engaged
The Wizards stumbled early and kept fumbling into the second half before finding their way with a 104-100 win over the Hawks. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on the game, the vibe and the vision Scott Brooks has for the youngest Wizard.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS, Episode 139: Wizards Bracket...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre) take us through the semifinal round of the best shooters in Bullets/Wizards history bracket and ponder the best way to use Kelly Oubre Jr. going forward.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/22/17 -- Grading Grunfel...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Joe Yasharoff (@jyash) discuss Ernie Grunfeld's chances for Executive of the Year; Reveal of best shooters in Bullets/Wizards history bracket in conjunction with Bullets Forever; Trimble and the Terps
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/21/17 -- No Rebound In B...
The Wizards arrived in Boston having lost 3 of 4 games. After getting demolished on the boards and lacking the physicality of their fellow East contenders, make it 4 of 5. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Frank Hanrahan (@jfrankhanrahan) recap the 110-102...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/20/17 -- Mike Prada Talk...
Making the playoffs is the goal, but then you have to play the games. Ben Standig and SBNation's Mike Prada examine the best 1st round matchup for the Wizards and another meeting with the Celtics.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/19/17 -- Zeller'd in Cha...
The Wizards' offense went cold while Cody Zeller couldn't miss, all leading to Washington's third loss in four games. Ben Standig recaps plus talks March Madness memories with Bradley Beal and Trey Burke.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/18/17 -- Word To The Mutha!
Fueled by another tight finish and a postgame Bell Biv DeVoe concert, Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Todd Dybas (@todd_dybas) recap the Wizards' 112-107 win over the Bulls.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/17/17 -- Mark Cuban; Sco...
Ben Standig went 1-on-1 with Dallas Mavericks owner and NBA headliner Mark Cuban on the league's future, innovation and the media. Plus Wizards coach Scott Brooks on the practice drill he hopes will turn Washington's defense and frown upside down.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/16/17 -- They Did It Again
The title could refer to another poor defensive effort by the Wizards or another loss to the sub-.500 Mavericks. Both angles work so Ben Standig and Todd Dybas discussed what didn't work in the 112-107 home loss.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/15/17 -- Welcome Home; M...
The Wizards are back in Chinatown for a two-game homestand starting Wednesday against Dallas. Quick thoughts from Ben Standig on the matchup and missing the routine.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/14/17 -- Gored By Wolves
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas reunite for the finale of the Wizards' 5-game road trip. They discussed Monday's loss in Minneapolis, the (mostly good) 4-1 road trip, practice vs. playing and the playoff chase.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- NCAA Tournament Preview --...
With the NCAA Tournament starting this week, Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with Duke legend and ex-Wizard Christian Laettner (6:30); Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian on the Mountaineers wild ride to Selection Sunday (20:10); Villanova coach Jay W...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/13/17 -- Minutes, Shooti...
Should Scott Brooks consider giving John Wall a game off? Just how good is Bradley Beal's shooting? Is the bench improvement truly impactful? Ben Standig talks such things solo and with ESPN 980's Scott Jackson (20:50).
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/12/17 -- Blazing Another...
No. Way. The Wizards did it again. Another rally, another overtime, another thrilling win, another back-to-back sweep. Ben Standig on the 125-124 victory at Portland
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/11/16 -- Win Over Kings,...
The Wizards stage a remarkable rally behind Bradley Beal's 38 points and Jason Smith's magic for a 130-122 overtime win at Sacramento. Problem: The needed a comeback because they once again couldn't stop the opponent from scoring. Ben Standig with the ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/10/17 -- Road Tripping W...
Ben Standig goes 1-on-1 with Tomas Satoransky as the Wizards rookie talks difference in road trips between NBA and Europe, favorite arenas and how many pants he packed. Plus Ben examines the bench rotation going forward.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/9/17 -- Kicking The Nuggets
Two games into the road trip, two wins for the Wizards. Ben Standig and Joe Glorioso recap Washington downing Denver thanks to a frontcourt revival and a its backcourt dynamos.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/8/17 -- Eclipsing The Suns
Wow. ... Wow. The Wizards and Suns played an unreal game with Washington's bench and starting backcourt eventually outlasting Phoenix's kids. Ben Standig tried his best at sorting out all the madness from the opener of the 5-game road swing
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/7/17 -- March Madness Be...
We take a break from talking all things Wizards for some college basketball thoughts as "Championship Week" is upon us. Ben Standig (@benstandig) and Patrick Stevens (@d1scource) on ACC, Big East, Cinderella's and names to watch.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/7/17 -- Brandon Jennings...
We're on point with the latest podcast. The newest member of the Wizards, Brandon Jennings, gives Ben Standig a scouting report on the opposing point guards on deck including Eric Bledsoe and Ricky Rubio. Plus Todd Dybas' thoughts on the 5-game trip.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/6/17 -- Hot Hand
Booyah for Bojan Bogdanovich, who sank 8 of 10 3-pointers including two in the final 66 seconds of the Wizards' comeback win over the Magic. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap the final game before a 5-game road trip.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/5/17 -- Road Trip Previe...
With the Wizards set for the first of two 5-game road trips, Ben Standig and Jazz radio voice David Locke preview the upcoming trip. Plus they discuss the rise and fall of Trey Burke.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/4/17 -- Bench Mobbed
The Wizards went from rolling in Toronto to fall pray to the Raptors bench at home. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on Washington's loss and Brandon Jennings' return.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/3/17 -- Brooks vs. Wittman
The Wizards are rolling under Scott Brooks so Ben Standig and the Associated Press' Howard Fendrich compared this coach to the previous version, Randy Wittman.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/1/17 -- Here Comes Jenni...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas examine the expected addition of point guard Brandon Jennings from the on-court fit with the Wizards to the potential locker room issues to who becomes the odd man out.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 3/1/17 -- Big Win, Big Ouc...
The Washington Wizards beat the Golden State Warriors. True story and one Ben Standig and Todd Dybas recap with thoughts on wild finish and Kevin Durant's injury. Plus Markieff Morris with the quote of the year and news on Brandon Jennings.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/27/17 -- Jennings Watch;...
Ben Standig updates Monday's headlines -- Wizards pursuing Brandon Jennings? Raptors' Kyle Lowry out until the playoffs? -- and previews Tuesday's matchup against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and the Warriors with Todd Dybas.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/27/17 -- Fouled Up
Credit Rudy Gobert and the Jazz defense, blame the refs for the wide free throw margin, knock the Wizards for an uneven performance. Whatever the reason, Washington is now dealing with a losing streak and here comes Golden State. Ben Standig and Todd D...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/26/17 -- 'We need a bett...
Nerd alert: Ben Standig reveals a minute-by-minute plan for the Wizards to maximize their new wing depth and protect their spotty bench. Also candid post-practice comments from Wizards coach Scott Brooks on Kelly Oubre Jr. and Otto Porter.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/25/17 -- Slip Up; Schedu...
The #Wizards opened the postgame All-Star break with a thud in Philadelphia. Thoughts from Ben Standig on the 120-112 loss to thee 76ers plus an assessment of the challenging schedule going forward.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/24/17 -- Trade Deadline ...
The Wizards stood pat after the acquisition of Bojan Bogdanovic while other NBA teams made their moves. Ben Standig (@benstandig) wraps up the trade deadline with a little mailbag action.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/23/17 -- Booyah With Boj...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas examine all aspects of the Wizards' trade deadline deal, from adding Bojan Bogdanovic to parting with Andrew Nicholson and 1st round pick to the new-look 2nd unit to what's next.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/23/17 -- Emergency Bojan...
The Wizards made a trade with Bojan Bogdanovic and Chirs McCullough coming in and Andrew Nicholson, Marcus Thornton and the 2017 1st rounder going out. Quick thoughts from Ben Standig before a deeper dive after Washington's practice.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/21/17 -- No Lou So What ...
The first of perhaps several emergency podcasts this week as Thursday's NBA trading deadline nears. Lou Williams, now traded to Houston, is no longer a target. Is Shabazz Muhammad? Ben Standig shares what he's learned.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/21/17 -- This Isn't the ...
Ben Standig and @bballbreakdown's Coach Nick talk X's and O's, including massive changes with Wizards coach Scott Brooks compared to his highly-scrutinized Thunder run. Also the guys discuss the good (Otto Porter!) and ugh (backup point guard) with the...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/20/17 -- It's All About ...
We can talk about potential trade targets or Otto Porter's contract all we want, but so much comes down to the salary cap. Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman (@danfeldmannba) joins Ben Standig (@benstandig) for some Salary Cap 101. Plus what the Boogie ...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS: Marcin Gortat (Part 2); Main...
We finish up our 1-on-1 with the Wizards' center as Gortat talks more about Markieff Morris and an interesting reason for team chemistry. Plus Ben Standig (@benstandig) gives his No. 1 reason why Washington is rolling.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/19/17 -- Elena Delle Don...
Late night podcasting can be dangerous, but the risk was worth the reward because The Vertical's #NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski discussed the trade deadline with specific options and cost for the #Wizards. Plus Ben Standig's 1-on-1 with new #Mystics...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/18/17 -- When Did You St...
Ben Standig catches up with ESPN 980's Scott Jackson on all things Wizards including pre-All Star break highlights and upcoming challenges.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/17/17 -- Cavs, Raps, Wiz...
Ben Standig and Todd Dybas reunite for some Eastern Conference race talk. With Kevin Love sidelined and Serge Ibaka in Toronto, what's the plan for the Wizards?
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/16/17 -- Exclusive With ...
For our 100th LOW podcast, we go 1-on-1 with Marcin Gortat, who wanted Ben Standig to dig up tweets from 2015. Why? Because it was time to stand up for his teammate and wingman, Markieff Morris. Following part 1 of our interview with the Wizards' star...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/15/17 -- ESPN's Cassidy ...
Time for some national perspective on the Wizards and NBA talk with the cooler than cool Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth). Ben Standig (@benstandig) and the ESPN host discussed John Wall, the Michael Jordan era's, Kevin Durant and Friday's Celebrit...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/15/17 -- Trade Talk With...
You sweet on Lou Williams or prefer another trade target? Ben Standig (@benstandig) and the Washington Post's Jerry Brewer (@jerrybrewer) discuss options for the surging Wizards.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/14/17 -- Fuss With Russ
Russell Westbrook never sniffed a triple-double and the Wizards defense deserves credit. Washington is now and East best 17-5 since Jan. 1 and Scott Brooks deserves credit. Part 1 of Ben Standig's discussion with Jerry Brewer from the Washington Post.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/12/17 -- Thunder Preview...
How will Russell Westbrook and OKC respond Monday in Chinatown after its emotional reunion with Kevin Durant? How do the Wizards handle MVP candidate? Plus Ben Standig asks Marcin Gortat to offer Valentine's Day advice for the Locked on Wizards listene...
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/11/17 -- Morris Sets The...
Maybe it's better to be lucky than good, but Markieff Morris and the Washington Wizards are both right now. Ben Standig and Todd Dybas on the 112-107 win over the Pacers, the latest rotation switches and trade concepts.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/10/17 -- Biting Into Tra...
There's time for trade talk before the NBA's Feb. 23 deadline, but why wait. Ben Standig examines the Wizards' needs and specific ideas discussed during a mock trade deadline podcast via Dunc'd On Basketball.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/9/17 -- Trap (Barely) Av...
No style points for the Wizards in Brooklyn, but they scored enough points to outlast the Nets in overtime. Ben Standig on the result, Washington's hustler and Ian Mahinmi's first game since November.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/8/17 -- Instant Classic,...
Ben Standig (@benstandig) and ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan (@kevins980) take a look back at Monday's unreal Cavs-Wizards battle and glance forward toward the season-long possibilities.
LOCKED ON WIZARDS -- 2/7/17 -- Respect And Pain
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.