"Nene is somehow playing 27 minutes a night in D.C. without averaging 13 points, seven rebounds or one block per game, or shooting 50 percent, which actually seems impossible — I kept staring at these numbers thinking I had a cataract or something. Nobody won that Nene-McGee trade. It was like the Richard Sherman–Skip Bayless fight on First Take — everyone lost."From Bill Simmons in his article on Grantland, The Worst Contracts in the NBA
Michael Lee: Asked Jordan Crawford if he got orange & green pair of Jordan Vs at POR Nike store: "Naw, MJ came to my house & personally delivered them." Twitter @MrMichaelLeeSaw this on Hoopshype.. Another memorable Steeze quote
In John, you can see it with his eyes. He'll tell you what to do with his eyes. I can't really explain it, but it's a feeling, it's a rhythm. You know when he's in attack mode, because you can see it. You know when he's looking for guys to cut or slash, because you can see it. It's timing and rhythm. He's more looking to get guys shots. With Ricky, it's more like he's going to react to you. He's saying, 'What are you going to do.' With John, you watch his eyes, you can tell."Martell Webster explains the difference between John Wall and Ricky Rubio.
"No one can [keep Cousins in line], and John doesn't need to try," a friend of Wall's said over the weekend. "I don't think DeMarcus has any interest in doing anything other than what he wants to do."A friend of John Wall's talks anonymously to David Aldridge of NBA.com.
Cartier Martin. This is the non-white Steve Novak candidate. Martin has already been with the Wizards for parts of three seasons, and he's on a veteran's minimum deal for this year. The 27-year-old guard shoots a career 37 percent from long-range, but takes those threes with great frequency (6.9 per 36 last season, 5.8 for his career). The Wizards desperately need shooting, and Martin is the best candidate to offer it up. If the shots continue to go down, Randy Wittmann needs to continue putting Martin in the game.Tom Ziller's list of potential breakout candidates in 2012-13.
Probably a long shot, but #wizards are among a handful of teams that have expressed interest in Josh Childress, according to a source.Michael Lee. Childress was released via the amnesty clause by the Phoenix Suns and cleared waivers, so no bidding is needed to secure his services.
I seriously doubt that the Washington Wizards would ever go into the luxury tax in the out-years.Ted Leonsis. The "out years" refers to after the new penalties kick in.
Jan Vesely Going To Tim Grgurich's Big Man Camp, Won't Play For Czech National Team This Summerhttps://twitter.com/#!/Luke_Mellow
Thanks to D.C. City Council, and specifically council members Yvette Alexander and Jack Evens, for shepherding legislation that allows Verizon Center to seek permits to install new and updated exterior signage and digital displays. The bill was unanimously approved at today’s legislative meeting.Ted Leonsis.