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Heading to Cleveland

Is it just me or do the Wizards play the Cavaliers 20 times a season? The team is flying to C town this afternoon and I'm heading out in the morning. The main thing to watch tomorrow will be Gilbert Arenas but when I talked to him yesterday, he said he wasn't sure that he was going to play.

Basically, the team is leaving it up to Gilbert to decide on his status from game to game and he said he may play every other game. That said, I think that once he gets to the arena and game time approaches, Gilbert will want to be on the court. I watched him closely at camp last week and didn't think he was favoring the knee or otherwise bothered by it.

Coach Eddie Jordan said he's going to carry the current roster of 17 players through tomorrow night's game at least. Aside from Gilbert, the thing I'm going to be very interested in seeing is the way Jordan rotates his big men. Brendan will start of course but once Cleveland brings Drew Gooden on the floor as backup center to Zydrunas Ilgauskas - I assume Mike Brown will do that since Anderson Varajeo is still not signed - I'm curious to see whether Jordan goes with Darius Songaila at center or Andray Blatche. He used both in that capacity during camp last week.

Shameless plug altert: I'll be on Comcast's Washington Post Live tonight at 5 p.m. talking Wizards so tune in and check it out. Drop an e-mail during the show and I'll try and answer it.

By Ivan Carter  |  October 8, 2007; 2:50 PM ET
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