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The Wizards' all-star point guard promoted his new signature shoe at Foot Locker in NYC ahead of tonight's game at Madison Square Garden. Also, Marcin Gortat dropping hammers, while some feel the Wizards should look elsewhere for backup point guard options.

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It's game day and we've got tons of Wizards news for you. Get your fix by checking out all of yesterday's coverage below.

1. John Wall promoting signature shoe at New York City Foot Locker

Wall has been shining particularly bright on the court the past two seasons and now is his turn to shine off it. Ahead of tonight's matchup with the New York Knicks, Wall used his time in the Big Apple to host an event at Foot Locker to promote his new signature shoe. Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller caught up with the point guard, who is hungry to lead the league in assists this season.

John Wall makes an appearance to promote his new shoe the J Wall 1 before Tues game v #Knicks @csnma

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2. Marcin Gortat has been dropping hammers

Though he prefers to be called the Polish Machine, Gortat's newest dunk celebration shows he hasn't lost touch with the hammer inside of him.

In case you can't watch the video, Gortat is shown on two occasions throwing down monster dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks, pointing to someone on the Wizards bench and pounding one fist into his other opened hand, mimicking the motion of a pounding hammer. If this becomes Gortat's celebration after hard dunks and if it can happen often, he will surely start getting even more nationwide recognition around the NBA. I'm just not sure if his popularity could possibly grow any bigger at this point.

3. Should Wizards look elsewhere for a backup point guard?

Andre Miller played a big role last season in the success of the Wizards, both in the regular season and the playoffs. After three games so far this season, he has failed to keep the Wizards competitive when Wall takes a seat on the bench. Is this just an early season slump or should the team already turn its back on the oldest player in the NBA?

4. Randy Wittman has frontcourt decisions to make

And he's not upset about it, either. From the moment the Wizards beefed up their frontcourt by re-signing Gortat, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden III, while adding Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair, it was clear that Wittman would have his options each night regarding which big men he would go with. So far, though, it's been a little tougher than initially expected but Wittman isn't too concerned. It should all fall into place soon enough.

5. Wizards face Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden

The Wizards look to add a third consecutive win when they face the Knicks (2-1) under the bright lights of MSG tonight. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. It will be televised on CSN+ and can heard on 99.1 WNEW, as usual.

Bonus: Bradley Beal to see doctor next week

It's a typical examination to make sure things are progressing properly with his wrist, so nothing to get too worked up about. We'll have more news once the visit occurs. Just as a reminder, though, we are exactly three weeks and one day post-surgery from an injury that is supposed to sideline him for six weeks. But who's counting, right?

Double bonus: Coach and teammates praise Wall

Wittman likes to say that Wall is the head of the snake that is this Wizards team. His teammates say that this team will only go as far as he can take them. So far, after just three games, his coach and teammates have very positive things to say about Wall.

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