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Wizards Insider: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Arenas to serve sentence in Montgomery County

From metro reporter Dan Morse: Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will spend his month-long community service sentence at a nationally recognized facility in Montgomery County near the White Flint mall. Arenas will arrive at the Montgomery County Pre-Release Center "in the not-too-distant future," said Arthur Wallenstein, director of the Montgomery...

By Camille Powell  |  April 3, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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JaVale McGee on ninth consecutive home loss

By Michael Lee  |  April 2, 2010; 10:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Foye definitely done for the season

Bulls (35-39) at Wizards (22-52) Wizards starters: Shaun Livingston, Mike Miller, Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Fabricio Oberto Bulls: Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Taj Gibson, James Johnson, Brad Miller Line: Bulls by 5.5 There really wasn't much of a chance that Randy Foye would return this season after an MRI revealed...

By Michael Lee  |  April 2, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Nick Young, difference maker?

With a roster of mostly young and inexperienced players, the second half of the season has been filled with "teachable moments" for Wizards Coach Flip Saunders. One of them came on Tuesday in Houston, where Nick Young got his first start since a Feb. 17 win over Minnesota. Don't take...

By Michael Lee  |  April 2, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
 
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Wizards win lightens the mood

Morning brew Still basking in the dim glow of breaking a 16-game losing streak, Wizards Coach Flip Saunders found some surprisingly positive things to say about his team's recent play. When the Wizards play the Bulls tonight at Verizon Center, Comcast SportsNet will recognize Phil Chenier's 25 years as the...

By Alexa Steele  |  April 2, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Darius Songaila on trades, bear hunting and Wizards

When the Wizards' only victory in March was completed, Andray Blatche didn't initially seek out his teammates to celebrate. He grabbed the person nearest to him, wrapping up Darius Songaila in an embrace. Blatche could've been thanking Songaila and his New Orleans Hornets for helping the Wizards end their March...

By Michael Lee  |  April 1, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Streak is over, thanks to Mike Miller and Shaun Livingston

Morning brew The Wizards ended their 16-game losing streak last night in New Orleans, defeating the Hornets, 96-91. Michael Lee blogged about the big performances from Mike Miller and Shaun Livingston. And Livingston talks about how it felt to end the skid. Bullets Forever's Mike Prada offers the perfect take...

By Alexa Steele  |  April 1, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Miller, Livingston team up to snap 16-game streak

I almost forgot that I could still do this. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NBAE via Getty Images) Mike Miller was cutting tape from his ankles after last night's 96-91 victory over New Orleans when James Singleton asked him, "How many points you finish with?" Miller said, "Twenty-seven. I used to...

By Michael Lee  |  April 1, 2010; 1:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
 
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Livingston on ending streak, playing Chris Paul

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Newcomer Jackson has Maryland ties

Wizards (21-52) at Hornets (35-40) Wizards starters: Shaun Livingston, Mike Miller, Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Fabricio Oberto Hornets: Chris Paul, Marcus Thompson, Morris Peterson, David West, Emeka Okafor Line: Hornets by 9.5 Cedric Jackson was obviously thrilled that he got his third call-up - and second this month - from...

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Wizards to sign Cedric Jackson

The Wizards' 10-day carousel continues as they are expected to sign point guard Cedric Jackson to a 10-day contract later today as a replacement for the injured Randy Foye. Jackson averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 assists for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Developmental League. This would be Jackson's third...

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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McGee provides fourth-quarter boost, but Wizards lose 16th in a row

When JaVale McGee entered the fourth quarter of the Wizards' 98-94 loss in Houston, his team had a one-point lead. But over the next three minutes, the 7-foot, second-year center played with the enthusiasm and bounce that Coach Flip Saunders always wants to see out of him. After Chase Budinger...

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Boykins on going for the win and losing -- again

By Michael Lee  |  March 31, 2010; 1:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Martin makes it 23, Saunders on Gee

Wizards (21-51) at Rockets (36-36) Wizards starters: Shaun Livingston, Mike Miller, Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Fabricio Oberto Rockets: Aaron Brooks, Jermaine Taylor, Trevor Ariza, Luis Scola, Chuck Hayes Line: Rockets by 7.5 When Cartier Martin makes his Wizards debut in Houston, he will be the 23rd different player to suit...

By Michael Lee  |  March 30, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Wizards sign Cartier Martin

The Washington Wizards have signed D-League guard-forward Cartier Martin to a 10-day contract. From the team's news release: Martin (6-7, 220 lbs.) averaged 17.3 points (including a season-high 37 points vs. Erie on March 6th), along with 4.5 rebounds per game in 31 games (27 starts) for the Iowa Energy....

By Alexa Steele  |  March 30, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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Nothing but a Gee thing

Alonzo Gee's departure to the San Antonio Spurs was a bit surprising to me, because I was actually considering writing a profile on him yesterday under the assumption that he would stick around for the rest of the year. After Gee scored 19 points against Charlotte on Friday, Coach Flip...

By Michael Lee  |  March 30, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Randy Foye is out, Alonzo Gee is gone

Morning brew The Wizards suffered two more losses yesterday, although they haven't played a game since Saturday. Randy Foye is likely done for the season with an injured left wrist, and Alonzo Gee left the team to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. A source told Michael Lee that the...

By Alexa Steele  |  March 30, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Foye might be done for the season, Gee leaves for San Antonio

After Josh Howard tore his ACL last month, Coach Flip Saunders said he was "numb" to just about everything that could happen to his team. But leave it to the Wizards to make sure that there is a rarely a dull moment in this dreadful season. Monday was another doozy:...

By Michael Lee  |  March 29, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
 
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Grunfeld: Wizards weren't asked to write letters for Arenas

The sentencing memo Gilbert Arenas's defense team submitted to Judge Robert E. Morin last week contained 32 letters from people vouching for his character and charitable deeds. There were letters from Arenas's father, the Mystics' Alana Beard, Wizards ball boy Andre McAllister, Wizards equipment manager Rob Suller and senior director...

By Michael Lee  |  March 29, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
 
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Wizards looking ahead but stuck in the present

Morning brew With 10 games remaining this season, the Wizards are currently mired in a franchise-record 15-game losing streak, while the front office is looking beyond, toward the future. On Saturday, the Wizards lost to the Jazz and Ernie Grunfeld announced that the team would not attempt to void Gilbert...

By Alexa Steele  |  March 29, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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