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4th best 5 man lineup in NBA

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Wall-Beal-Webster-Nene-Okafor. If that starting lineup can maintain that level of play for the remainder of the season then I's say the team is in a better place than any of us could've realistically expected.

Zach Lowe things Nene is incredible

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But that's just a small point at the end of a fantastic article that details all the incredible things Daryl Morey and the coaching staff have been doing in Houston. Best GM in the league in my opinion.

Analysis on Walls Impact to Beal

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Good article detailing beal and walls impact on each other

Butler For Ariza?!?!?!?!

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards had an agreement in principle on the eve of the deadline involving a trade of Caron Butler for Trevor Ariza, according to sources. Donald Sterling rejected the trade a few hours before the deadline in fear of ruining the team's chemistry. Butler continues to have a home in the Washington D.C. area, while Ariza would have given the Clippers a wing defender with length. Via David Aldridge/NBA.com

Chris Singleton's ominous tweet

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The trade deadline is Thursday.

Hawks Talking Josh Smith to the Wizards!!!!!

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The Atlanta Hawks are continuing to look for a trade of Josh Smith. The Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards, amongst others, are involved in Smith trade talks. Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

The Wizards' core is for real

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Tom Ziller writes about the Wizards' resurgence and its long-term inpact.

TBJ: Wizards are your new League Pass favorite

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Some love from The Basketball Jones on the Wizards' recent watchability.

TBJ: Wizards are your new League Pass favorite

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Some love from The Basketball Jones on the Wizards' recent watchability.