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7 Total Updates since January 25, 2013
4 months ago Article 1 comment
What did the Interwebs have to say about John Wall's victorious return to the starting lineup?
4 months ago Article 110 comments
Is Martell Webster a part of the Wizards' future? The Wizards' forward tells Bullets Forever that while he's not "focused" on his impending free agency, he is having "the most fun I've had in my career."
4 months ago Article 98 comments
The Washington Wizards blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-101 at the Verizon Center in a game that wasn't really that close.
4 months ago GameThread 440 comments
Discuss the game here.
4 months ago Article 15 comments
The Washington Wizards host the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 25, 2013. Will they win their first home game following a long road trip, or will the injury-decimated Timberwolves pull off the upset?
4 months ago Update 2 comments
Bradley Beal has not been the same player since hurting his wrist on a hard fall against the Denver Nuggets last Friday. In three games since, he's averaging nine points per game on just 39 percent shooting. Nevertheless, it appears that Beal will continue to play through the soreness, according to Randy Wittman.
Wittman also said no concerns about Beal's wrist: "It's sore but nothing that will hinder him hopefully." Martin remains out. #Wizards— Craig Stouffer (@CraigStouffer) January 25, 2013
Beal said Thursday that while he doesn't want to "use it as an excuse," the wrist was "really bothering me."
I can't speak to whether the team actually went to check the injury out, but if they haven't, I suggest they should. I understand the allure of actually having a fully healthy team, but the Wizards are 9-31 right now and are only playing for pride. There's no reason to rush a .500 finish if it means jeopardizing a player's health, especially one as vital to the team's future as Beal.
If it turns out the injury isn't anything serious, so be it, but Beal is going to want to fight through the pain unless someone stops him. I don't see the harm in at least getting an X-ray.
4 months ago Update 4 comments
For those hoping to see John Wall return to playing 36-40 minutes a game, it doesn't look like that'll happen just yet. Via Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner:
It's unclear whether this definitively means that Wall will come off the bench, as he has since returning. Wall could still play fewer minutes while starting, and doing so would allow him to play more with Bradley Beal. But we'll wait to see what Wittman reveals before tonight's game.
4 months ago Update 6 comments
The Wizards will face a very shorthanded Timberwolves team on Friday. Already without Kevin Love, Brandon Roy and Chase Budinger, the Timberwolves also won't have starters Alexey Shved and Nikola Pekovic.
Pek and Alexey Shved will not travel to Washington, D.C. with the team. #Twolves— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) January 24, 2013
Pekovic has not played since last Thursday against the Clippers due to a right quad injury. Shved missed Wednesday's game against the Nets with a sprained left ankle. Greg Stiemsma and Luke Ridnour started Wednesday's game and probably will do so again on Friday.