1. John Wall just moved up a spot
Rajon Rondo's incredible passing as a member of the Boston Celtics always put him among the best point guards in the Eastern Conference. His departure to the Dallas Mavericks yesterday opened up a door for Wall to leapfrog one spot higher in the pecking order of point guards in the east (so long as you thought Wall hadn't already surpassed Rondo already).
2. Where in the world is Jan Vesely?
In Turkey, playing for Fenerbahce Ulker, and doing quite well apparently. The Airwolf never lived up to his no. 6 draft spot and jetted out of the NBA as fast as he could when the opportunity presented itself. The Wizards are happy with where they're at now and it seems Vesely feels the same about his current situation -- so long as it's not sitting on the end of an NBA bench.
3. Free Chick-fil-A for EVERYONE!
Well only for Marcin Gortat (and teammates), but at least he's happy about it.
Just look at that smile!
Apparently getting a one million dollar deposit into his bank account each month couldn't give him the same satisfaction that he gets from free Chick-fil-A presented before him for his very own personal enjoyment.
Here's an explanation about why Gortat has been wanting this for so long, if you haven't already seen his on-bench antics for the fourth quarter promotion.
4. Paul Pierce uncertain for tonight's game vs. Miami Heat
Pierce has been dealing with a sore toe since 2012, but it flared up in recent weeks and caused him to miss his first game of the season against the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week. While he's been resting as much as possible, he's tried participating in practice, albeit not fully, and his status for tonight's southeast division matchup with the Heat remains unclear.
5. Wizards head to South Beach to face Heat
The team gets another crack at the Heat tonight in Miami. The teams have split two games so far this season and with two losses already to southeast conference foes (Miami once and the Atlanta Hawks once). A win tonight would be big in what is looking like an early two-horse race between the Wizards and Hawks for the division crown. But history shows you should never, ever sleep on the Heat.
Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Arena in Miami. You can watch live on Comcast SportsNet and listen on 99.1 WNEW.