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Top Stories of the Week: The Wizards repair the bench as the homestretch begins

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We’re now in the homestretch of the regular season!

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The All-Star break is now over, and it’s time to finish the regular season strong. The Wizards are third in the Eastern Conference and are in position to do even better. That said, the last third of this season will be road heavy, and the Wizards still haven’t played some of the NBA’s top Western Conference teams yet, like the Golden State Warriors.

Anyway, let’s get to this week’s top stories:

The Wizards return from All-Star Break acquire Bojan Bogdanovic to bolster the bench

Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The NBA trade deadline ended on Thursday afternoon. Here’s what went down:

John Wall enjoyed his All-Star weekend

NBA: All Star Game-Eastern at Western Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

John Wall scored 12 points in the All-Star Game last Sunday. He didn’t win the Skills Challenge, but still had a busy start, just hours after the Wizards beat the Pacers. You can check out more features in our StoryStream here.

Mystics continue to build by committing to their young pieces

Stewart W. Small

The Wizards have traded two consecutive first round picks to improve their roster. The Mystics, however, continue to commit around the young players they brought in over the last four years. Tianna Hawkins signed with the team earlier this week.

And that’s it!

There wasn’t too much in variety on the story front last week, though the main stories, like John Wall’s All-Star Weekend and the Bogdanovic trade.

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