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Links: Martell Webster Ready To Help The Washington Wizards Make The Playoffs


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  • Newly-signed with the Wizards, Martell Webster considers himself more than just a three-point specialist believes the team has what it takes to make the playoffs as a seven- or eight-seed. [Wizards Insider | Truth About It]
  • Ted is excited about Webster's signing. [Ted's Take]
  • In case you hadn't heard, 3-on-3 basketball could be a thing at the 2016 Rio Games, so SB Nation figured it'd be fun to have each of its NBA team blogs pick their own 3-on-3 teams. As you can imagine, this gives teams with a Big Three like the Heat and Thunder a distinct advantage, but it also makes it more interesting for teams like the Wizards, who have no obvious set of three players that stand above the rest. Thomas put together our team over here at BF, and I think it's hard to argue that his threesome gives the Wiz the best possible combination of offense (scoring, passing, shooting) and defense (post, perimeter, rebounding), but so far you all have opted for a different three-man squad.
  • Here's a roundup of each blog's 3-on-3 team. [SB Nation]
  • ESPN is currently ranking each and every player in the NBA. Kyle Weidie takes a look at how it has thus far ranked members of the Wizards' roster. [Truth About It]
  • We've already seen John Wall recently picking on high school kids. Elementary schoolers aren't safe, either. []
  • Michael Jordan Week continues today with BNIE's take on Jordan as a symbol of futility in D.C. In case you need to catch up, here's links to previous entries in the series. [Intro | Jordan a top 20 Bullet/Wizard? | Best moments | Stats | Jordan the executive]
  • Ernie Grunfeld expects the Wizards to be a defensive-oriented squad next season. []
  • Stephon Marbury is being sued in Richmond, Va., for $3 million in unpaid loans because, well, it's Stephon Marbury. [Richmond BizSense]
  • Former Wizards assistant Wes Unseld Jr. will join the Magic as a member of Jacque Vaughn's coaching staff. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]
  • The Pistons have lost one of their nationally televised games next season, and somehow it wasn't their Feb. 27 matchup against the Wizards on ESPN. Should be a doozie... [Detroit Bad Boys]
  • If you're interested in how JaVale McGee and the Nuggets might do this year, Frank Hanrahan previews their prospects in 2012-2013. [CSN Washington]
  • It seems NBA coaches and executives expect three teams to duke it out for the 2013 NBA title, with the Heat as the (way) early favorite. [SI]
  • Zom Ziller's countdown of the best 2013 free agents continues with a look at Nos. 11-20. [SB Nation]
  • Life-size portraits of Shaq are selling for $3,995, or about $(∞ - 3,995) less than what we would absolutely pay for one. [Ball Don't Lie]
  • Speaking of Shaq, the Lakers are set to retire his number and build a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [ESPN Los Angeles]
  • Zach Lowe uses stats to argue why the Knicks could score a lot of points next season. [The Point Forward]
  • As a Maryland grad, I'm predisposed to hating Harrison Barnes. But he's making it awfully tough. [SB Nation | Ball Don't Lie]