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Wizards Insider: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010

Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee suspended for game against San Antonio

Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee have both been suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team and will miss the Wizards' game on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. Blatche and McGee were involved in an altercation outside of an area club early Friday morning, in which two...

By Michael Lee  | December 25, 2010; 9:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
 
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Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee reportedly get into altercation

The Wizards have been dysfunctional on the court this season, but may also have some disharmony off it. Multiple league sources have confirmed that teammates Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee were involved in an altercation outside an area club early Friday morning. Witnesses have said that the players were screaming...

By Michael Lee  | December 24, 2010; 8:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
Categories:  Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee  
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Healthy Josh Howard rises to Wizards' defense

Ten months to the day that he caught an outlet pass in the lane, pushed off his left leg to attempt a layup, grimaced and dropped gawkily to the floor, Josh Howard was back on the same court, facing the same team. But Howard said that at no point Wednesday...

By Michael Lee  | December 24, 2010; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Josh Howard  
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New player, same old result

The Wizards are not only the only team in the NBA without a road win, they are also the league's lone team without consecutive wins. They played well enough defensively to possibly win on Wednesday, but they were too dreadful on the offensive end -- especially in the second half...

By Michael Lee  | December 23, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Open thread: Wizards (7-19) vs. Bulls (17-9)

The Chicago Bulls visit the Wizards tonight at Verizon Center, as Washington tries to continue a stretch of what has arguably been its best basketball this season. (The Wizards have outscored their opponents -- New Jersey, Miami and Charlotte -- by a combined 41 points, forced 57 turnovers and held...

By Washington Post editors  | December 22, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Nick Young taking advantage of Gilbert Arenas's absence

This season has already been filled with many surprises, from John Wall's injury woes to Gilbert Arenas's trade to Orlando, but those situations have created a truly startling development: In the past two games, Nick Young has been announced last in player introductions. Come and get some. (Photo by Jonathan...

By Michael Lee  | December 22, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Nick Young  
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Rashard Lewis prepares for debut with Wizards

Rashard Lewis is expected to make his season debut Wednesday against the visiting Chicago Bulls, giving the former all-star a chance see the floor with his new teammates and provide some frontcourt versatility as the Wizards will again be without rookie guard John Wall. Lewis, who practiced for the...

By James Wagner  | December 22, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Wizards communicating better, playing harder

With the exception of the final 33 seconds against the Miami Heat, the past 10 quarters have arguably been the best basketball that the Wizards have played all season. Over that stretch, the Wizards have outscored their opponents -- New Jersey, Miami and Charlotte -- by a combined 41 points,...

By Michael Lee  | December 22, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Rashard Lewis completes first practice, to debut against Chicago

Rashard Lewis completed his first practice as a member of the Wizards, but he hardly broke a sweat, with Coach Flip Saunders keeping it light after a 33-point win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Lewis was a spectator for the win, having arrived only a few hours before the game and...

By Michael Lee  | December 21, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Rashard Lewis  
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Video: Arenas reflects on his career

By Washington Post editors  | December 21, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Gilbert Arenas  
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Rashard Lewis arrives, Gilbert Arenas moves on

The Wizards snapped their seven-game losing streak, smashing the Charlotte Bobcats, 108-75. Newly-acquired forward Rashard Lewis didn't play, but he said he is ready to provide a veteran presence for the Wizards. Here's more from his pre-game news conference. Meanwhile, Gilbert Arenas debuted for the Orlando Magic in Atlanta and...

By Washington Post editors  | December 21, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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On anniversary of infamous gun incident, Gilbert Arenas moves forward

Gilbert Arenas's drive to work will be a lot less stressful on Tuesday morning. He'll show up for to play a game for the Orlando Magic against the Dallas Mavericks, rather than taking those familiar roads from his home in Great Falls home to the Verizon Center and stepping into...

By Michael Lee  | December 21, 2010; 2:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Gilbert Arenas  
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Rashard Lewis ready to move forward

Forty-eight hours after being dealt from the Magic to the Wizards, Rashard Lewis said this afternoon at Verizon Center that the shock has slowly subsided and that he's ready to move forward with his latest challenge. "Going from a team that is competing for a championship to a team that's...

By Tarik El-Bashir  | December 20, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Rashard Lewis  
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Open thread: Wizards (6-19) vs. Bobcats (9 - 17)

Rashard Lewis is expected to make his debut tonight when introduced himself to the local media tonight as the Wizards host the Charlotte Bobcats at Verizon Center. Meanwhile, the Wizards have brought back Lester Hudson to help fill the team's backup point guard void after Gilbert Arenas was traded...

By Washington Post editors  | December 20, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Lester Hudson returns, replaces Alonzo Gee

The Wizards have brought back Lester Hudson to help fill the backup point guard void that the team now faces after it dealt Gilbert Arenas to Orlando and with John Wall out indefinitely with a bone bruise under his right knee cap. Hudson confirmed by telephone that he was coming...

By Michael Lee  | December 20, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Yi Jianlian on Yao Ming's season-ending foot injury: "I was very upset about it"

The greatest basketball player that China has ever produced may be staring down his athletic mortality, trying to decide if he can handle another comeback from another foot injury. But as Houston Rockets center Yao Ming considers the options for his future after discovering that he was done for the...

By Michael Lee  | December 20, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Yi Jianlian  
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Rashard Lewis to debut tonight

It has been lost in all of the hysteria surrounding Gilbert Arenas's departure, but the Wizards actually acquired a former all-star player in their deal with the Orlando Magic. Rashard Lewis arrives in town on Monday, will take a physical this morning and is expected to make his debut when...

By Michael Lee  | December 20, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Morning brew  
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Wizards' divorce from Gilbert Arenas was inevitable

I just hope that you miss me a little when I'm gone. (Photo by John McDonnell/Washington Post) Don't get too caught up with what the Wizards received or didn't receive for Gilbert Arenas on Saturday because acquiring Rashard Lewis from the Orlando Magic was not the primary goal in...

By Michael Lee  | December 19, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Gilbert Arenas  
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Video: Gilbert Arenas discusses trade to Orlando

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By Michael Lee  | December 19, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Final second follies contribute to loss in first game of the post-Gilbert Arenas era

This might be our night. (Photo by By Jonathan Newton/Washington Post) LeBron James wrapped his arms around Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He pulled Wade aside and gave him a bear hug. Then Bosh ran over to Wade and gave him a tight embrace. A smiling, laughing James then...

By Michael Lee  | December 19, 2010; 1:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  Andray Blatche, Flip Saunders, Gilbert Arenas, Josh Howard, Kirk Hinrich, Nick Young  
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