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Randy Foye to have surgery on Thursday

Wizards (25-55) at Knicks (28-52)

Wizards starters: Shaun Livingston, Mike Miller, Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Fabricio Oberto

Knicks: Chris Duhon, Bill Walker, Danilo Gallinari, David Lee, Earl Barron

Line: Knicks by 3.5

Randy Foye visited with a hand specialist on Monday in New York, where his camouflage cast was removed. Foye moved back the sleeve of his sport coat to show the protective sleeve that will cover his wrist until he has surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist on Thursday. Foye said that it would take about six weeks for his wrist to heal.

Foye originally hurt his wrist on Feb. 22 against Chicago but played with the injury for more than a month until he aggravated it in Charlotte. The New Jersey native spent the weekend at home but said he plans on accompanying the team back to Washington.

Before the game, Foye grabbed a basketball from Cartier Martin and started dribbling with his left hand. When asked it he could play against a Knicks, Foye smiled, grabbed the lapel on his sport coat and said, "Nah. I'm coaching."

Coach Flip Saunders is headed to the lottery for the first time since his first season in Minnesota in 1995-96.
"I haven't been in this situation many times," Saunders said. "But we're still coaching for something."

Saunders made the odd move of inserting a new two-guard offense with three weeks left in the season, which has worked out well. The Wizards have scored at least 100 points in three of their past five games. Saunders said the offense was implemented with next season - and Gilbert Arenas - in mind.

"That offense is going to be conducive to whoever we have," Saunders said. "I thought we had become stagnant. I wanted to go to a two-guard offense, where you can still have a point guard running the show, but he doesn't have to have the ball in his hands all the time. I think it's helped us, we've had better situations not turning it over as much."

Saunders said he plans on taking a few weeks off after the season, but feels good about what the team accomplished in the final weeks.

"Do I wish we were still playing Saturday? Yes. But based on everything that has happened and based on where I think we can be next year, in two years, and in three years, I feel really good," he said. "We've developed our young players, when you look at Andray [Blatche] and JaVale [McGee] and Shaun [Livingston] and Nick [Young], that's four guys. When you look at where they're at compared to where they were two months ago, it's like night and day. I don't anyone would've imagined that those guys would be playing at the level that they are at now. I feel good about that now."

By Michael Lee  |  April 12, 2010; 7:03 PM ET
 
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Comments

Why wont they give Blatche the ball on the left block? Not 1 single time yet this game has he got the ball in the post on the left block. He starts there every play but then they send him up high or to the right block where he's not good because he doesnt finish with the left. Give him the ball in the post against these guys. He should be able to score all night. Thats Flip's #1 play and and he hasnt ran it one time this game

Posted by: dlts2041 | April 12, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

see that. this half we basically go strictly to Blatche on the left block every play and they cant stop us. Either he scores or it opens up for someone else. I cant believe Flip didnt do that one time in the 1st half when its our money play. He probably shouldnt have took him out that quick because he had starting picking them apart with his scoring & passing but he should play the whole 4th. Im worried that it may have killed his rythm

Posted by: dlts2041 | April 12, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Livingston is testing his legs. Sign him.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 12, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

We are the best 3 quarter team in the league.


Too bad the game is 4 quarters. We are good for 3 or atleast 2 and a half but when the 4th comes we are total garbage. Its not that we lose but in alot of games we cant score at all. Its weird because we may average like 28pts in the first 3 quarters but then struggle to score 10 in the 4th.

Posted by: dlts2041 | April 12, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

The Knicks started a lineup that featured Earl Barron, Bill Walker, and Chris Duhon -- and won?

Didn't we actually draft Bill Walker and trade him to Boston? Isn't somebody going to call for Ernie's head over that one? If we had Bill Walker, we'd be in the playoffs, right?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 12, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Checking the play-by-play: In the 4th the Wizards had a 92-83 lead at the 9:23 mark and then proceeded to shoot 1-for-14.

That'll do it.

It'll be over soon.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 12, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Now that I think about it, if we had Bill Walker, Alonzo Gee, DeJuan Blair, and add a couple solid FAs like, say, Dwight Howard and LeBron, we're in the playoffs.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 12, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Playoffs? You're talking about playoffs/ If we had those guys we'd have a title already.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 12, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

That Mike Miller shoots too much. And what's with Flip giving McGee all the minutes at center? how's Oberto going to reach his potential on the bench?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 12, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

That Mike Miller shoots too much. And what's with Flip giving McGee all the minutes at center? how's Oberto going to reach his potential on the bench

You'd fit right in at the Redskins Insider blog.

That place is teh crazed.

Posted by: SteveMG | April 12, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I tuned in when it was 92-83 Wizards. Thankfully, Flip had Boykins on the floor, and the Knicks were soon back in the game.

This was a must-lose game, and it was masterfully done.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | April 12, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

The Knick's with a bunch of guy's named boo drop 40 on the Wiz in the final period and rally to win this is exactly why if i'm Ted Leonsis i show Ernie&Flip the door.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 12, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

OMG we lost. With one to play we may pull into fourth yet in the lottery derby.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 12, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

"Didn't we actually draft Bill Walker and trade him to Boston? Isn't somebody going to call for Ernie's head over that one? If we had Bill Walker, we'd be in the playoffs, right?"

If they ever give an award for straw man argumentation, there's your winner, folks.

Posted by: shovetheplanet | April 12, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

samson151 give it a break with that gee stuff , you are a loser; and the player that you have name are loser, you go buy a team and start no draft gee

Posted by: maejude | April 12, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

@DuhGreg,

Yeah, I put a lot of stock in the second to last game in an already lost season with two of the better players left already on the bench in suits and the best player still playing on the bench with 5 fouls. Yippee!!! Who cares! If you make judgments on EG and FS, it's not for that reason. But, you find anything real or imagined to pound your wrongheaded point of view.

MICHAEL WILBON:

Blatche, and I'm glad you asked, is a loser. Is he highly and diversely skilled? Yes. But anybody who cares so much about his own triple-double possibilities that he would beg other people to let him have a rebound...that guy is a loser. He doesn't care about winning; he cares about how he looks, how many shots and rebounds and assists he gets. He's one of these AAU nightmare kids who is a mercenary who learned at a young age he could make money and live the VIP life if he got "my numbers." And that's all Blatche is about. I had two of the best players in the NBA tell me the last month that Blatche is poison and if they Wizards try to build around him they're insane. I believe those players...And that doesn't include the other scouts and coaches who've said similar things.

@Divi,

You like to make fun of my suggestion to get rid of AB now for a good first round pick or some other decent package - here you go. I agree with MW completely, AB is a loser and only going to become more of a headache as he gets "his numbers" and his ego inflates to a higher and higher level. Nothing worse than a complete tool with an overinflated ego. How long into next season before the "I'm underpaid" talk begins??? He will hurt this team eventually i.e. blow up any progress in a rebuild.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 13, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

By the way, GA was twice the player AB is or will be and had similar "intangible issues" and we all know how that turned out. Time for the organization to start anticipating these things better and not repeat the same mistakes or EG should be fired and someone else should take over. Detroit took a flyer on a knucklehead like Sheed, but that was a "get over the hump" win a championship move and it worked - how's that same move working out for Boston now. This franchise won't get there with or without AB, so cut bait now while you can get some value in return.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 13, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

My point in the last post was that there are times when it is wise to take a chance on a talented knucklehead and times when it is not. If your rebuilding virtually from the ground up, that is not the time bc the risks far outweigh your return. Look at this way, you want this year's lottery pick and, perhaps, the following year's lottery pick learning from a guy like AB??? I don't.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 13, 2010 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Andray blatche may be a loser and knucklehead but the price is just right at 3 million.

Posted by: jefferu | April 13, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

"samson151 give it a break with that gee stuff , you are a loser; and the player that you have name are loser, you go buy a team and start no draft geePosted by: maejude"

Would you mind repeating that in English?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

""samson151 give it a break with that gee stuff , you are a loser; and the player that you have name are loser, you go buy a team and start no draft geePosted by: maejude"

Or Urdu, if you're more comfortable in that tongue. Me speak good Urdu.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

""Didn't we actually draft Bill Walker and trade him to Boston? Isn't somebody going to call for Ernie's head over that one? If we had Bill Walker, we'd be in the playoffs, right?"
"If they ever give an award for straw man argumentation, there's your winner, folks.
Posted by: shovetheplanet"

Not so, o unwise one. To wit:

wikipedia: "A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[1] To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by substituting a superficially similar proposition (the "straw man"), and refuting it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.[1][2]"

What I was doing was simply taking an amalgam of comments, suggestions, and rants from various WI posters and making fun of them.

If you'd like, I could make fun of your ideas, too.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 13, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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