Young Sits Out, Jamison Headed to NCAA Final
Nick Young said his hyperextended left knee felt sore on Sunday -- the morning after he wound up on the wrong end of collision with Miami Heat center Jamaal Magloire on Saturday night. But he said on Monday that he will be ready to play in Cleveland on Wednesday. Wizards interim coach Ed Tapscott held him out of practice as a precautionary measure.
"It's feeling better. I should play Wednesday," Young said with an ice pack wrapped around his leg. "I iced it and came up for treatment and it felt better."
Young said the team had yet to do an MRI on his knee, but he was okay. Young got twisted up after Magloire rammed into his right leg in the first quarter of the Wizards' 118-104 loss. The collision forced Young to plant his left foot awkwardly behind his rear end and his leg popped forward as he hit the ground.
Tapscott said that aside from Young and the three players who are out for the season --DeShawn Stevenson, Etan Thomas and Mike James -- the rest of the players participated, including Juan Dixon, who appeared to aggravate his sore right Achilles on Saturday. Dixon didn't seem to be favoring the leg as left practice this afternoon.
Tapscott said Young will a game-time decision. Young is one of two Wizards to play every game this season. The other is Antawn Jamison.
Jamison, a North Carolina alum, was in a bit of a rush after practice because he had to catch a private jet to Detroit to watch his beloved Tar Heels face Michigan State in the NCAA national title game. Jamison said New Jersey Nets swingman Vince Carter will be among the former North Carolina teammates to join him at Ford Field.
"Reunion time. Something that I never had the opportunity to experience," said Jamison, whose teams lost in the national semifinals in 1997 and 1998. "I haven't been to the Final Four since then. I haven't been to a Carolina game since then. So it will be good to go back see some familiar faces. It's exciting."
With the Frozen Four taking over Verizon Center this week, the Wizards will practice in Cleveland on Tuesday.
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