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An in-depth look at the Washington Wizards, on and off the court, from the team insiders who cover them year round.

An in-depth look at the Washington Wizards, on and off the court, from the team insiders who cover them year round.
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Washington, DC

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An in-depth look at the Washington Wizards, on and off the court, from the team insiders who cover them year round.

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English


Episodes

Special Guest Ty Lawson, Game 3 Adjustments

4/19/2018
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Breaking down Game 2 in Toronto, how the Wizards will adjust for Game 3, playing at home, and more. Ty Lawson (25:00) joins Off The Bench to talk about his crazy schedule in the past week, being inserted into Game 2, what defensive adjustments the Wizards need to make, and more.

Duration:00:35:22

Breaking Down Wizards-Raptors Game 1, Previewing Game 2

4/16/2018
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The guys break down what went right for the Wizards in Game 1 and what needs to improve to even the series in Game 2. Then, they talk about the rest of the games in an exciting first weekend of NBA Playoff action.

Duration:00:29:16

Wizards-Raptors Preview, Ty Lawson Signing, NBA Playoffs

4/12/2018
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Breaking down #WizRaptors, the key matchups to watch, the health of Otto Porter Jr. and Mike Scott, Ty Lawson signing and his possible impact, the 2015 series between the Wizards and Raptors, #WizRaptors predictions, the other NBA Playoffs matchups, and more.

Duration:00:47:45

Special Guest John Wall, Playoff Scenarios

4/11/2018
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Going through the Wizards' playoff scenarios heading into Wednesday night and how the team matches up with possible opponents. John Wall (11:35) joins Off The Bench to talk about how he feels heading into the playoffs, playing on the road in the first round, the team's x-factor in the postseason, and more.

Duration:00:27:44

Dave Johnson of the #RadioParty Live from Crimson at PodDC

4/10/2018
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From Crimson at PodDC, Wizards play-by-play radio voice Dave Johnson on the state of the Wizards entering the playoffs, the team's intense film session on Sunday, the #RadioParty, his crazy schedule doing the radio, TV, Wizards, and D.C. United, and more.

Duration:00:42:25

John Wall Returns, Playoff Berth Clinched

4/2/2018
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The return of John Wall, how his presence impacts the offense, the current playoff picture and tiebreaker situations, the Wizards' final five games of the regular season, picking winners for Villanova vs. Michigan, and more. On April 9 at 6:00pm, Off The Bench will be recorded LIVE at Crimson DC with radio play-by-play voice of the Wizards Dave Johnson! RSVP ahead of time to receive a special offer.

Duration:00:26:39

Wall Returns to Practice, #Bullets40 Weekend, Playoff Picture

3/26/2018
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The latest on John Wall returning to practice, his expected first game back, what Wall and the team have learned in his absence, recapping the #Bullets40 weekend, Phil Chenier's jersey retirement, and the playoff picture.

Duration:00:35:19

Jason Smith Live

3/20/2018
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Live from Crimson at Pod DC around the corner from Capital One Arena, Jason Smith joins the podcast to talk about the state of the Wizards, the playoffs approaching, the suggested playoff format of 1-16, balancing fatherhood and family with being a professional athlete, and more.

Duration:00:38:13

Double OT in Boston, Bracket Picks, Pacers Saturday

3/15/2018
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Breaking down the Wizards' crazy double overtime win in Boston against the Celtics, the Morris twins and Beal-Tatum relationships, our March Madness picks, and the importance of Saturday's game against the Pacers.

Duration:00:28:22

March Madness, Wolves & Celtics, Live Podcast Announcement

3/12/2018
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Breaking down the Wizards' weekend road trip, the Wolves and Celtics games this week, John Wall's progression, NCAA Tournament picks, upsets, and dark horses, and more.

Duration:00:34:16

The Road Ahead and Capital One Arena Renovations

3/5/2018
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The guys break down the Wizards’ tough week, the Heat (twice) and Pelicans this week, the spaced out schedule in the coming weeks, and more. Then, Monumental Sports and Entertainment President of Business Operations Jim Van Stone (22:00) talks about the new renovations coming to Capital One Arena this summer, including the sound system, new seating, concessions and concourse upgrades, and more.

Duration:00:40:42

ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth

2/28/2018
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ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth joins the podcast to talk about the Wizards' recent success, the landscape of the East, life on the road with the NBA on ESPN, and more.

Duration:00:31:34

Big Weekend Ahead: Cavs, Hornets, and Sixers

2/22/2018
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With the East's toughest schedule the rest of the way, the Wizards start off their stretch of five games in seven days against the Cavs, Hornets, and Sixers this weekend. Topics include Beal's confidence post-All-Star, the Wizards back to near full health, how they match up with this weekend's opponents, and more.

Duration:00:19:07

Inside All-Star Weekend

2/20/2018
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Behind the scenes from Bradley Beal's first full All-Star weekend, John Wall's experience and injury update, celebrity sightings, thoughts on the All-Star events, and more.

Duration:00:25:43

Trade Deadline, Satoransky's Rise, All-Star Preview

2/12/2018
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Topics include the evolution of Tomas Satoransky, the trade deadline, the Cavs' moves, Washington's games against the Celtics and the Bulls, upcoming game against the Knicks on Wednesday, previewing All-Star weekend, and more.

Duration:00:26:45

Drew Gooden III on the Wizards' Four-Game Winning Streak and Broadcasting

2/5/2018
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Riding a four-game winning streak, the guys go through the Wizards' play as of late including ball movement, defensive improvements, beating the Raptors and Magic, upcoming back-to-back against Pacers and Sixers, and more. Then, former Wizard and 14-year NBA veteran Drew Gooden III (16:30) joins Off The Bench to talk about why the Wizards are playing so well, why the team is not better without John Wall and Wall's value to the team, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr.'s growth since his...

Duration:00:32:24

Fan Mailbag, Thunder Win, Raptors Matchup

2/1/2018
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Before getting to our first fan mailbag of the season, the guys remember the late Rasual Butler and his wife, rehash the win over the Thunder, expectations for #WizRaptors on Thursday, and more. Fan questions (17:30) include the team's mindset without John Wall, what motivates Kelly Oubre Jr., the "biggest baller" on the Wizards, and more.

Duration:00:45:40

Wall Injury News with Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee

1/30/2018
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Joined by Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee, the guys react to the injury news about John Wall, the timeline of his knee injury history and future, the Wizards' tough schedule ahead, who needs to step up in Wall's absence, the Blake Griffin trade to Detroit, and more national NBA headlines.

Duration:00:30:59

Hawks Win, Thunder in D.C., Wall Update

1/29/2018
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The guys recap storylines from the road trip (1:00), #WizThunder Part 1 (6:00), the importance of the Hawks game (11:30), Mike Scott's return to Atlanta (17:00), the latest on John Wall and looking back at his injury timeline (21:00), #WizThunder Part 2 (27:00), and more.

Duration:00:36:43

Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp

1/25/2018
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As the road trip continues, the guys react to Bradley Beal and John Wall's All-Star selections, what to look forward to in Los Angeles this season, the possibilities of Beal and Wall going against each other in the All-Star Game, Thursday's big game against the Thunder, and more. Then, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp (21:00) joins Off The Bench to talk about the Wizards' inconsistency of late, why the team goes as John Wall goes, "Coming to America" - a piece that took him over a year on...

Duration:00:40:15

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