Candace Buckner, Washington Post

Candace Buckner

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Recent:
  • Washington Post
Past:
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Journal & Courier
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • USA TODAY

Recent articles by Candace:

The Wizards could learn a thing or two from the Mystics, the best team in the WNBA

For the Wizards, there are lessons to be learned from the Mystics' unselfish basketball. → Read More

In rethinking the Wizards, Ted Leonsis blocked the noise and called Barack Obama (and 77 others)

Taking a patient approach in developing Monumental Basketball, Leonsis also leaned on insight from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, legendary coach Gregg Popovich and executives from other leagues. → Read More

Wizards hire another Clippers executive, Mark Simpson, continuing L.A. emulation

Washington named Simpson, who spent three seasons with the Clippers, vice president of player performance for Monumental Basketball. → Read More

Wizards announce hires of Sashi Brown and GM, formation of Monumental Basketball

The move places the NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s Mystics, G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA2K team, District Gaming, under the banner of Monumental Basketball. → Read More

Wizards remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, name him GM

Sheppard, who has not yet agreed to a contract, is expected to continue on in the role he has held since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld. → Read More

Women are more common on NBA sidelines. Now they want their presence to feel normal.

More than a quarter of the NBA's teams now employ a female coach, but for the women doing the work, they're tired of being viewed as a novelty. → Read More

Bradley Beal can sign an extension with the Wizards soon. If he doesn’t, beware.

If Beal passes on an extension, it will force Washington into the same conundrum that other teams have faced recently, which has led to a reshaped NBA. → Read More

The Nets and Clippers won free agency. Most important to their fans, the Knicks and Lakers didn’t.

Fans of Brooklyn and L.A.’s “other” team have long felt second class in their own cities. Now they’re the cool kids. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas says he’s fully healthy and ready to prove it with Wizards

The guard is eager to show he isn't done after a pair of rocky seasons derailed his once-ascendant career. → Read More

Wizards’ Issuf Sanon credits ‘Prison Break’ for his improved command of English

After a turbulent first season overseas, Sanon, a 2018 second-round draft pick, said he is "hungry" to show what he can do with the Wizards. → Read More

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura is all business in his NBA Summer League debut

Washington's first-round pick scored 14 points and showed a knack for defending the rim in an 84-79 win over the Pelicans. → Read More

Wizards acquire Davis Bertans from Spurs, increase depth of shooters

Bertans is a career 40.4 percent shooter from the three-point arc. → Read More

Dwight Howard era in Washington ends abruptly with trade to Memphis

Wizards acquire veteran wing C.J. Miles for the aging center who played just nine games for the Wizards before undergoing spinal surgery. → Read More

Admiral Schofield has a family history with football but a love for basketball

The Wizards drafted Schofield with the 42nd pick after making a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. → Read More

Isaiah Thomas and the Wizards have found each other in their hours of need

Not too long ago, Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points in a playoff win over Washington. But injuries have derailed his career. → Read More

With John Wall possibly missing the season, Wizards apply for disabled player exception

If a league-appointed doctor deems it’s possible that Wall will miss the season, the team will be able to spend about $9 million at its discretion. → Read More

Wizards agree to deals with guards Isaiah Thomas, Ish Smith, sign-and-trade of Tomas Satoransky

Thomas, a two-time all-star who has been slowed by injury, is expected to join the Wizards on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum of approximately $2.3 million. Smith, a nine-year veteran, is expected to sign a guaranteed two-year deal for $12 million. → Read More

Rui Hachimura didn’t make a lot of threes in college. The Wizards expect that to change.

Washington's first-round pick has shown a willingness to stretch his game in the pros, as the team hopes he becomes more of a long-range threat. → Read More

Wizards subtly join Anthony Davis trade, acquire three players from the Lakers

Washington acquired Moritz Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga for cash considerations. → Read More

Wizards extend qualifying offers to Tomas Satoransky, Thomas Bryant

The team also plans to extend a qualifying offer to forward Bobby Portis. The moves allow the Wizards to match any offer the players receive as restricted free agents. → Read More