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Feb. 20, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Wizards shooting guard Roger Mason during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Wizards 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Feb. 20, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Wizards shooting guard Roger Mason during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Wizards 104-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Today's links:

  • First thing's first: if you haven't read these already, check out parts 1 and 2 of our community e-mail Q&A with Ted Leonsis. We're really appreciative of his time and attention, and I think the answers, particularly in part 2, were very revealing. [Part 1 | Part 2 | Ted's Take]
  • Also, be sure to check out his two-part Q&A with Japers' Rink. [Part 1 | Part 2]
  • One thing Leonsis mentioned in Part 2 of our Q&A is that the Wizards would likely hire another assistant coach. It looks like that assistant coach is Jerry Sichting, who was last with Randy Wittman in Minnesota. [@JerryZgoda | SB Nation D.C.]
  • Kevin Seraphin had two points on 1-4 shooting, along with three rebounds, in 17 minutes of action in France's eight-point win over Lithuania earlier this morning.
  • In case you missed it, Roger Mason has signed a one-year, veterans-minimum deal with the New Orleans Hornets. Can't wait to ask him "how u?" in the visitor's locker room this year. [Us, via Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports]
  • In an interview with Michael Lee, Mason talks a lot about the opportunity he'll have with the Hornets. [Wizards Insider]
  • Some analysis from two great Hornets blogs of the signing. [Hornets 24/7 | At the Hive]
  • Randy Wittman spoke at a basketball camp yesterday, then took some time to discuss the upcoming season. [Wizards Insider | Washington Post | Washington Examiner]
  • Some more thoughts on John Wall publicly saying he needs to play the savior role. [CSN Washington]
  • Anthony Tolliver says the Wizards are coming after him really hard. [@ChrisTomasson]