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Wizards Insider: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Cartier Martin not letting up until final roster is announced, Kirk Hinrich and John Wall sit out of practice

After the Wizards cut Adam Morrison and Sean Marks on Thursday, Saunders let it be known that he doesn't want Cartier Martin, Lester Hudson or Hamady Ndiaye to get comfortable after the team reduced to the roster to 15 players. After a 1½-hour practice on Friday, Martin said he wasn't...

By Michael Lee  | October 22, 2010; 8:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Wizards serve steaks to military veterans

By Michael Lee  | October 22, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Adam Morrison, Sean Marks released [UPDATED]

The Wizards on Thursday released former No. 3 overall pick Adam Morrison and 10-year veteran Sean Marks. Their roster now stands at 15, with Cartier Martin, Lester Hudson and Hamady Ndiaye still hoping to make the final roster on Oct. 25. Morrison's agent, Aaron Mintz, confirmed the release in a...

By Alexa Steele  | October 21, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Wizards still facing decisions for final roster

We've got to cut somebody. (Photo by Joel Richardson/for The Washington Post) Adam Morrison got his most extended run of the preseason on Tuesday in Toledo, playing 26 minutes -- the most of any non-starter -- in the Wizards' 98-92 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Morrison finished with eight...

By Michael Lee  | October 20, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Ben Wallace teaches lessons, Trevor Booker does Wallace impression

Sorry I had to do that, Kirk. I'm really just trying to show those young boys something. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Ben Wallace's hair is a little grayer and he doesn't move around like he once did when he was one of the league's most menacing and dominant rebounders and...

By Michael Lee  | October 20, 2010; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Flip Saunders on John Wall's minutes, Al Thornton to start

I know you're not tired yet. (Photo by John McDonnell//The Washington Post) When Brandon Jennings was in Washington last week, the Milwaukee Bucks' second-year point guard was asked about No. 1 overall pick John Wall and expressed some concern over Wall's heavy workload in the preseason. Jennings started out...

By Michael Lee  | October 19, 2010; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Al Thornton, John Wall, Kirk Hinrich  
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John Wall wants playoffs over rookie of the year

After putting on an show in his pro debut at Madison Square Garden, electrifying the crowd with his blazing speed and finishing with 19 points and six assists, No. 1 overall pick John Wall left an impression on New York Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni. D'Antoni told reporters that Wall is...

By Michael Lee  | October 18, 2010; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  John Wall  
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Wizards falter in the third quarter, and final two minutes, in loss in New York

Is this my one shot? (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) It wasn't the best finish, as the Wizards let the New York Knicks score the final four points of the game on Sunday, including two Toney Douglas free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining, to win, 92-90, at Madison Square Garden. Nick...

By Michael Lee  | October 17, 2010; 11:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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Beard is gone, Gilbert Arenas likely done for the preseason

Gilbert Arenas arrived at Madison Square Garden with a different look. He shaved that scraggly beard and cut his hair, holding true to his pledge to "look pretty" in time for the regular season opener in Orlando. When asked about the new look before the game, Arenas said, "I don't...

By Michael Lee  | October 17, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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