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Wizards Insider: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Thomas LIkely Starter For Opener

Etan Thomas was in the starting lineup here in Columbus tonight for the preseason finale against the Cavaliers and Coach Eddie Jordan indicated before the game that Thomas will likely start when the Wizards open the regular season Wednesday night against the New Jersey Nets. "I'm leaning that way,...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 24, 2008; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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The Other Side: Cleveland Cavaliers

It's difficult to call the Cavaliers a rival since the Wizards have yet to beat them in three consecutive first round playoff series. You have to win one to be a rival. Otherwise, they are a tormentor or bully. (Of course, the Wizards were healthy for only one of those...

By Michael Lee  |  October 24, 2008; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Arenas, Nick Young's Unofficial Media Coach

A funny exchange after the Wizards' win against San Antonio on Wednesday night: As Nick Young met with reporters after going 7-for-8 with 15 points, Gilbert Arenas sidled up next to Young, like a boxing promoter, subtly advising his client on what to say. When Young was asked about his...

By Michael Lee  |  October 24, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Impressive In San Antonio

Before we get to last night's game, bad news out of Chicago, where former Wizard Larry Hughes has been bitten by the injury bug again. Hughes injured his shoulder and could be out a while according to the Chicago Tribune. Health has been THE issue for Larry throughout his...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 23, 2008; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Poll: Biggest Impact?

Nick Young had an impressive preseason debut last night against the Spurs. With Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood sidelined, the Wizards will depend on their young players more than ever early this season. poll by twiigs.com...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 23, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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No First Quarter Blues In Texas

Wizards Coach Eddie Jordan said that all he was looking for against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night was a good first quarter. The Wizards had been outscored 68-26 in the first quarter of their two preseason losses against the New Orleans Hornets in Berlin and Barcelona, and Jordan...

By Michael Lee  |  October 22, 2008; 9:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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The Other Side: San Antonio Spurs

Last season, the San Antonio Spurs failed in their attempts to win back-to-back NBA titles for the third time. But it's an odd-numbered year. So that's a good thing, right? The Spurs have won in every odd-numbered year since 2001, establishing a mini-dynasty. This year, winning a fourth title in...

By Michael Lee  |  October 22, 2008; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Wizards vs. Spurs Tonight

As the Wizards prepare for tonight's preseason matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, former Wizard Roger Mason Jr. is limbering up with his new team (third item down). The mats were back on the court and the lights dimmed at the Spurs' practice facility after a Monday practice session as...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 22, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Young Could Play Against Spurs

Second-year guard Nick Young, who has yet to play during the preseason due soreness in his left knee, practiced the last three days and could play at San Antonio tomorrow night if all goes well in the morning shootaround. "He practiced all three days and he was really awesome...

By Ivan Carter  |  October 21, 2008; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Wizards Release Two

From Ivan Carter at Verizon Center: The team has released forwards DerMarr Johnson and Linton Johnson. The Wizards now have 15 players under contract, including injured guard Gilbert Arenas and injured center Brendan Haywood. More details soon....

By Alexa Steele  |  October 21, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Questions at Center

With the season opener rapidly approaching, which player do you think Eddie Jordan should choose to replace injured starting center Brendan Haywood on Oct. 29? poll by twiigs.com...

By Alexa Steele  |  October 21, 2008; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Nick Young Targets Friday Return

Nick Young shot a basketball for the first time since the Wizards scrimmaged in Richmond more than two weeks ago. Young had been sidelined the entire preseason with a sore right knee, which he said yesterday may require surgery in the offseason. "I'm not trying to do that now. It...

By Michael Lee  |  October 20, 2008; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
 
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