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The Wizards and Mystics' practice facility will be at the St. Elizabeth's Hospital site in S.E., D.C. The Mystics are also playing at a new arena that is on site
Read about the agreement here when it was reported on Monday. The facility is expected to open in 2018.
One of the surprises to me was the announcement of a smaller basketball arena intended to house the Mystics and possibly a D-League team. As you may recall last fall, there were reports claiming that such a facility may be built, at least in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, but Leonsis shot it down in a blog post in November 2014.
Mystics fans who hear about this news may feel mixed messages that their team got the bottom end of the stick since this announcement came out. Some may feel that this move is intended to relegate the team to being a "little league" team or worse -- part of an elaborate plan to fold the Mystics if current fans and season ticket holders don't go along with the move to the new practice facility.
I'm not a fan of the Mystics being moved out of the Verizon Center. But I appreciate that Ted Leonsis did pass this idea along to Monumental Vice Chair/Mystics Team President Sheila Johnson, their General Manager/Head Coach Mike Thibault, and their players about it before proceeding. All of them were on board with the move, and perhaps this facility will be more than just a "big high school gym," especially if the Wizards are going to use it for open scrimmages.
A public announcement was made Tuesday in Southeast where Leonsis, Johnson D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, John Wall, Bradley Beal, Emma Meesseman, and Stefanie Dolson were in attendance. A Monumental Network video interview of the "House of Guards" and the "Washington Posts" is embedded above.
The Mystics start their playoff series vs. the Liberty tonight
Preview's here. The first game is at 7 p.m. on NBA TV. If Washington wins, they can punch their tickets to the Conference Finals on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Poland is eliminated in the first round of EuroBasket 2015's tournament while the Czech Republic advances to the quarterfinals
Poland lost to Spain in their first round matchup last Saturday when Pau Gasol decided to play like Dirk Nowitzki, so that puts a dent in Marcin Gortat's Olympic aspirations.
As for the Czech Republic, they beat Croatia in their first round match on Sunday but lost on Wednesday to Serbia. That said, Tomas Satoransky will be a treat for Wizards fans since he had no shortage of great plays.
Draft Ops is the Mystics' new marquee sponsor
After a one-year hiatus, Draft Ops has become a Monumental Sports and Entertainment "legacy partner." One perk is that they will be the sponsor on Mystics jerseys for the next five years. Read more from Leonsis' blog.
John Wall isn't a 90 in NBA 2K16
He tied with Kyrie Irving for a score of 87, good for fourth among all NBA point guards in the game. The highest rated point guard is Warriors star Stephen Curry with a 93.
One more day to vote on the date of BF Night!
We will plan to have an event at Verizon Center for a Wizards game. Vote by tomorrow, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET. Click here to vote.
That's all I got amigos. Have a great weekend!