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Wizards Insider: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

JaVale McGee to get cut again?

I heard they won't charge us admisson on Sunday. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images) If Team USA's closed scrimmage against China was a sign of things to come, then that doesn't bode well for two players with connections to D.C. Wizards center JaVale McGee and former Georgetown star and Hyattesville...

By Michael Lee  |  August 14, 2010; 11:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  JaVale McGee , Yi Jianlian  
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JaVale McGee thriving since discovering he has asthma

I was able to catch up with JaVale McGee after Team USA practice at the New York Knicks practice facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Friday afternoon and he confirmed that he discovered late last season that he has asthma. If weren't able to get past the first few paragraphs of...

By Michael Lee  |  August 14, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  JaVale McGee  
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Bullets legend Gus Johnson enters Hall of Fame

It's been nearly 38 years since he played his last NBA game, so few people in this current generation of basketball enthusiasts -- myself included -- truly have an appreciation for Gus Johnson as he heads into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. For some of us,...

By Michael Lee  |  August 13, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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JaVale McGee has uneven outing in Team USA scrimmage

I'm not here to watch Jay-Z. I'm here to make the team. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) The World Basketball Festival showcase at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday was truly an audacious affair, with dancers, a marching band, comedians, legendary hip-hop producer DJ Premier spinning music and a 24-minute, intrasquad scrimmage...

By Michael Lee  |  August 13, 2010; 12:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  JaVale McGee  
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JaVale McGee about to play in World Basketball Festival showcase

Wizards center JaVale McGee is about to hit the floor for Team USA in the World Basketball Festival showcase at Radio City Music Hall. McGee has a second chance with the team, but this could be an extended stay. USA Managing Director Jerry Colangelo said he plans to bring all...

By Michael Lee  |  August 12, 2010; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Highlights of Wizards' 2010-11 regular season schedule

The Washington Wizards' 2010-2011 regular season schedule was released this afternoon. In the home opener on Nov. 2, No. 1 pick John Wall will face off against No. 2 pick Evan Turner of the Philadelphia 76ers. Last week the NBA announced that the Wizards will open the season Oct. 28...

By Alexa Steele  |  August 10, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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