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The Wizards play the Hawks tonight in a home preseason game, and CJ and I will both be there covering it.  The game thread will probably go up a bit later than usual (guessing 6:15 or so) so we can bring you some pregame tidbits. 

In the meantime, some links to read:

  • In case you missed it, here's CJ's shootaround report. [Bullets Forever]
  • Pretty awesome video of Sam Cassell working with John Wall on post-up moves. [Truth About It]
  • With the NBA season just two weeks away, I decided to rank all the NBA head coaches. Flip Saunders came in 14th, between Alvin Gentry and Avery Johnson. [SB Nation]
  • Sebastian Pruiti is probably the best NBA writer nobody knows about. Here, he uses video to break down the pros and cons of the Wizards' three-guard lineup. [NBA Playbook]
  • More outstanding stuff on the three-guard lineup. [Bradford Doolittle, Basketball Prospectus]
  • How will the home fans respond to Gilbert Arenas' first home game since GunGate? My guesses: 1. positively, and 2. it's preseason. [Michael Lee]
  • Yi Jianlian was at the Capitals' game last night, and he seemed overwhelmed by the whole thing [SB Nation D.C., with a picture from Capitals Outsider]
  • Want to know more about the history of the "Bullets" nickname? Then this is a must-read. [DC Sports Bog]
  • And here's the Washington Post editorial from over the weekend strongly arguing against changing the name back to the Bullets. Flat out, the editorial states "we don't care how much fan clamour there is for it." [Washington Post]
  • Andray Blatche took the conditioning test and passed it with three seconds to spare. [Stouffer]
  • Ted Leonsis talks about his desire in owning his own television channel one day. Good stuff. [John Ourand, Sports Business Journal]
  • Leonsis is also embracing social media, which is great. [Gene Wang]
  • Why Gilbert Arenas deserves to stay in Washington D.C. [DMV Sports]