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Links: Washington Wizards face Andray Blatche and Brooklyn Nets in debut of Barclays Center

In today's links, the Washington Wizards get set to play before a sellout crowd at the Brooklyn Nets' home debut at Barclays Center. Oh, and Andray Blatche figures to be in uniform for he Nets. Fun.

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  • The Wizards will be the visiting team today at the Nets' home debut at Barclays Center, and it guarantees to be the one time the Wiz will ply before a sellout crowd all preseason. It will also be the first time that a presumably motivated Andray Blatche will square off against his old club, even though half of his teammates from last season will be out with injuries. The game will be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet. [NetsDaily | From Russia With Dunk]
  • After injuring his right calf in the first quarter of the Wizards preseason victory over the Cavaliers, Kevin Seraphin has been ruled out of today's matchup against the Nets. [Us | Washington Post]
  • Ted points out that it wasn't exactly the Wizards' plan to have so many key players come down with injuries. That's a relief. Someone should also remind him that the Wiz have played three preseason games and are 1-2, but hey, it's preseason. [Ted's Take]
  • John Wall is the 15th-best fantasy point guard and 58th player overall according to Yahoo! Sports' preseason fantasy rankings. Meanwhile, Kyrie Irving is ranked fourth among point guards and 12th overall, Anthony Davis is 45th overall, JaVale McGee sits at 85th overall, Nene is 92nd overall, and even Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is ranked 86th overall. Bradley Beal did not make the rankings.
  • Recap of yesterday's preseason action. [SB Nation]
  • Andrew Bynum is getting knee injections, but he's still expected to be healthy in time for the beginning of the regular season. Cross your fingers, 76ers fans. [SB Nation | Philly Daily News]
  • Are the geriatric Knicks already feeling worn down? [NY Daily News]
  • It's safe to say Andre Drummond seems further along than anyone expected when the Pistons drafted him following an extremely pedestrian freshman season at UConn. [Detroit News]