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Wizards Insider: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

When will John Wall get his shot?

John Wall has been keeping up with Team USA this summer, as the United States attempts to end a 16-year gold medal drought at the FIBA world championships, and he told me last month that he would love to "hopefully soon" represent his country in international competition. But the question...

By Michael Lee  | September 10, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
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Wizards' training camp move to Patriot Center will include "Madness"

When John Wall was introduced to adoring fans during Midnight Madness festivities before his freshman year at Kentucky, he broke out his infamous, tea-kettle inspired dance and started a sensation. What will he have in store when he makes his Wizards' debut when the team holds its own Midnight Madness...

By Michael Lee  | September 9, 2010; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wizards season schedule breakdown: Part VI

APRIL We've got Boston twice this month. You got Shaq, right? (Photo by Elsa/NBAE via Getty Images) GAMES (Home, Road, Back-to-backs): 8 (4,4,2) OVERALL: The Wizards will have bookend games this month against Cleveland and two games against the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics, including the home finale. Six...

By Michael Lee  | September 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Wizards get a reminder in Turkey of past two drafts

Don't worry about me just yet. (Getty Images) The Wizards have been trade partners with the Minnesota Timberwolves over the past two summers and it will probably be several years before both deals can fully be judged. But two of the pieces that Washington sacrificed were on display on...

By Michael Lee  | September 8, 2010; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
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Wizards announce television schedule

The Wizards and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced on Wednesday the 83-game television schedule for the 2010-11 season. The schedule includes 80-regular season games and three preseason games -- all available in high definition -- beginning Oct. 5, when the Wizards open the exhibition season in Dallas. Steve Buckhantz and Phil...

By Michael Lee  | September 8, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Wizards season schedule breakdown: Part V

MARCH You ready to see us one last time? (Reuters Pictures) GAMES (Home, Road, Back-to-backs): 15 (7,8,3) OVERALL: The Wizards will open the month with five of their first six games at home, then end the month with five of six on the road, including their longest road trip of...

By Michael Lee  | September 8, 2010; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Yi Jianlian, China, ousted from FIBA world championships

It's over. (AFP Photo/Aris Messinis) There really wasn't much doubt that Yi Jianlian would take the floor for what likely was going to be China's last game in the FIBA world championships. His left Achilles' injury had improved after a few days' rest, he felt good after a light...

By Michael Lee  | September 7, 2010; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Wizards season schedule breakdown: Part IV

FEBRUARY Who knew it would take more than a year for us to return to Verizon Center (maybe)? (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) GAMES (Home, Road, Back-to-backs): 12 (7,5,3*) OVERALL: The all-star break reduces the number of games, and after opening the month in New Orleans, the Wizards...

By Michael Lee  | September 7, 2010; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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James Singleton leaves Wizards for China

Former Wizard James Singleton says he's joining a Chinese team.

By Michael Lee  | September 6, 2010; 9:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Andray Blatche says he'll be ready for training camp

Andray Blatche assured me in a text message today that he will be ready when training camp begins on Sept. 28. Blatche had his boot removed about 10 days ago and has been moving without discomfort, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said on Monday. Grunfeld would not commit to a time...

By Michael Lee  | September 6, 2010; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Yi Jianlian's injury not serious, source says

I hope I can do this again in Turkey. (Reuters Pictures) Yi Jianlian's inflamed left Achilles' tendon was feeling better on Monday, but he is still expected to be a game-time decision on Tuesday, when China faces Lithuania in the knockout round of the FIBA world championships in Turkey....

By Michael Lee  | September 6, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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