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Wizards preparing for "snowpocalypse"

Wizards (16-32) at Magic (33-16)

Wizards starters: Randy Foye, Mike Miller, Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood

Magic: Jameer Nelson, Vince Carter, Matt Barnes, Rashard Lewis, Dwight Howard

Line: Magic by 13

DeShawn Stevenson still keeps his offseason home in Orlando and is always thrilled whenever he gets the opportunity to sleep in his own bed when he's on the road. So this February trip has been good for him. He even had the luxury of driving to the arena for the morning walkthrough.

"It felt good being at home, being in my own bed, seeing some old faces," Stevenson said. "Orlando was a good city for me. Treated me well."

So, when Stevenson heard that the D.C. area was about to be hit by huge snow storm on Friday night, he wasn't too upset that it would possibly force the Wizards to stay at least one more night.

"No, I'm not. I want to stay," Stevenson said with a laugh. "Actually, I just want to get anywhere safe."

The Wizards were still preparing to leave Orlando immediately after the game on Friday, despite estimates of nearly two feet snow expected to hit the D.C. area. But just in case, they also have hotel rooms reserved in case they are forced to leave on Saturday.

"We're going to wait and see and if we don't get out, we'll try to get out tomorrow at some point. We're preparing right now to leave afterward," Coach Flip Saunders said. "I'm a little bit more worried about Dwight Howard than the snow."

Saunders maintains a home in Minnesota but he said that the was told that the winters weren't that bad in Washington. But since he's arrived, the area has already been hit a major snow storm in December, and some other storms last month.

"We've got a lot of snow. Everybody is blaming it on us, like we brought it all," Saunders said.

The Wizards play the Hawks on Saturday. The Hawks host the Chicago Bulls and are also planning to arrive in the early morning.

By Michael Lee  |  February 5, 2010; 6:54 PM ET
 
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Comments

6 turnovers 2 shot attempts down 10 in 4 minutes........ priceless

Posted by: anacostia85 | February 5, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

WOW is all I have to say able this first quarter....PLEASEE lets make it to 15 points at least....oh and I made these trades in NBA 2K10 with the Wizards..

Devin Harris for Butler
Amare for Arenes
Gerald Wallace and Diop for Haywood and Jamison!!!

Posted by: kanderson2385 | February 5, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

WOW is all I have to say able this first quarter....PLEASEE lets make it to 15 points at least....oh and I made these trades in NBA 2K10 with the Wizards..

Devin Harris for Butler
Amare for Arenes
Gerald Wallace and Diop for Haywood and Jamison!!!

Posted by: kanderson2385 | February 5, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

WOW is all I have to say able this first quarter....PLEASEE lets make it to 15 points at least....oh and I made these trades in NBA 2K10 with the Wizards..

Devin Harris for Butler
Amare for Arenes
Gerald Wallace and Diop for Haywood and Jamison!!!

Posted by: kanderson2385 | February 5, 2010 7:29 PM


A videogame is the only place those trades will ever take place

Posted by: anacostia85 | February 5, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

So, when Stevenson heard that the D.C. area was about to be hit by huge snow storm on Friday night, he wasn't too upset that it would possibly force the Wizards to stay at least one more night.

"No, I'm not. I want to stay," Stevenson said


I wish you would stay there too!

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | February 5, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Yeah. DSteve, please stay.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | February 5, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

At least the caps are on tonight. We need to cut Boykins, there's a reason he's been on on nearly half the teams in the league.

Posted by: DMoney28 | February 5, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Wizards need to clear some roster space, somehow.

Once they do, how about bringing up Curtis Stinson?
http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/index.jsp?player=curtis_stinson

He's 6-3 in sneakers, more like 6-1 1/2 in socks. Still, he's averaging about 10 assists per game in the D league, and 15 ppg.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | February 5, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Wizards need to clear some roster space, somehow.

Once they do, how about bringing up Curtis Stinson?
http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/index.jsp?player=curtis_stinson

He's 6-3 in sneakers, more like 6-1 1/2 in socks. Still, he's averaging about 10 assists per game in the D league, and 15 ppg.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | February 5, 2010 8:16 PM

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Curtis-Stinson-297/

Posted by: anacostia85 | February 5, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Well, Curtis Stinson is a hard worker, that's for sure. He's 27 (older than Randy Foye), he shoots 18% from behind the arc, and is averaging 4.3 turnovers a game.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 6, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Stinson's assist to turnover ratio is 2.41, which is quite respectable.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | February 6, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Stinson would certainly be another guy for folks to complain didn't get on the court often enough.

It's the premise that's the problem. The last three players on the roster are not the most important part of the team. Silly to pretend they are just so we can argue about their relative statistics.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 6, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I said the last three roster spaces are the most important because that's where roster space can be cleared to bring in another pg.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | February 6, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Also, let's recall that the only move the Wizards have made this season, so far, is to release the #15 guy on the roster, and replace him with Earl Boykins (5-5, 133 pounds, undrafted, CBA veteran) who is now averaging 18.5 mpg.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | February 6, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

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