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Posted at 2:44 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Lester Hudson returns, replaces Alonzo Gee

By Michael Lee

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 back and will be in uniform when the Wizards host the Charlotte Bobcats.

Hudson was released in favor of Alonzo Gee in late November because the team felt it had enough depth in the backcourt, but now -- after acquiring Rashard Lewis in exchange for Arenas and Josh Howard returning from a left knee injury -- the team is overloaded at the forward position. And, in a startling twist, Hudson is being brought back to replace Gee. Funny how these things turn out.

Limited to just one point guard on Saturday against the Miami Heat, the Wizards played Kirk Hinrich all but six seconds in their 95-94 loss. Hudson had been working out in Memphis since his release and returned to Washington on Sunday night.

By Michael Lee  | December 20, 2010; 2:44 PM ET
 
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Comments

Well, he does know the playbook.

Posted by: djnnnou | December 20, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I think gee played very good, the guy who should be cut because he plays sissy defense is Magee

Posted by: stephenwilson2003@yahoo.com | December 20, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

McGee is a future repeat all-star. He and Wall will take this team deep into the playoffs for years to come. Now we just need soem good players to play with them.

I'd really like this team if Howard were 4 years younger and Lewis wa like 6 years younger. As it is...play it out and hope for another good pick.

Posted by: Blurred | December 20, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

You mean we couldn't Livingston from Charlotte???

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | December 20, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Is he really the best that we can sign up???

Posted by: Dave381 | December 20, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

You mean we couldn't Livingston from Charlotte???

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | December 20, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Magee? Just for that I'm reposting The JaVale McGee experience. See McGee dunk, see McGee block shots, see McGee goaltend.

Posted by: djnnnou | December 20, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

yEA, mAcgee? c'mon man

Posted by: dochs1 | December 20, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

yEA, mAcgee? c'mon man

Posted by: dochs1 | December 20, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

options aren't that many in PG land. there is lester hudson who we waived and might be bitter. Theres Antonio Daniels who is like 35 in the D-league. How about giving Javaris Crittenton a look? Not much you can do.

Posted by: jefferu | December 20, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Where is lary hughes? did he go to china or he is on the injury list some where?

Posted by: gtefferra | December 20, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm still convinced Gee is carving out minutes!! Um, yeah, ok.

Hudson waas brought back because they need someone to step in ASAP. It will be interesting to see if they stick with him going forward or try to bring in other guys.

Posted by: ts35 | December 20, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Alonze Gee gone?! That's it. Ernie Grunfled has to go!!

Actually, I'm guessing the only reason he wasn't cut before the last game (Howard's first back) was because the trade hadn't been finalized yet and so, technically, the Wiz had an open roster spot for a couple of days.

As for McGee . . . clearly, cutting him is a crazy idea, but so is this:

"McGee is a future repeat all-star. He and Wall will take this team deep into the playoffs for years to come."

On A deep-playoff caliber team, McGee is a 20 mpg game backup.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 20, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

McGee is a future repeat all-star. He and Wall will take this team deep into the playoffs for years to come. Now we just need soem good players to play with them.

I'd really like this team if Howard were 4 years younger and Lewis wa like 6 years younger. As it is...play it out and hope for another good pick.

Posted by: Blurred | December 20, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse
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Posted by: getjiggly2 | December 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

options aren't that many in PG land. there is lester hudson who we waived and might be bitter. Theres Antonio Daniels who is like 35 in the D-league. How about giving Javaris Crittenton a look? Not much you can do.

Posted by: jefferu

Lol, I did consider Javaris. Now that Arenas is gone, it's 'safer' to bring him back. But given the comments he made about the Wiz medical staff on his departure (not saying he's wrong, mind you), I doubt he's coming back.

It would be nice to have that third PG be a really good, quick defender. Hudson's got the mindset for it, but I don't know if he has the quicks.

Posted by: ts35 | December 20, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

My guess is, once they're allowed to start w/ 10-day contracts, the Wiz will begin auditions for the (hopefully, by then) 3rd string PG.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 20, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Good luck to you Lester, and God bless, it is a rare second chance. Go for it.

Alonzo Gee will land on his feet.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | December 20, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

It looks like Ernie didn't have a plan for after the trade. SMDH.

Posted by: syvetteavery | December 20, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Any word on how long it will be before we get to see Wall play 1 game then sit out the next 4?

Posted by: divi3 | December 20, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of the medical staff, is J Wall's knee their next expensive debacle?

Posted by: doogiex | December 20, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Magee? Just for that I'm reposting The JaVale McGee experience. See McGee dunk, see McGee block shots, see McGee goaltend.

Shows just how elite a playmaker Javale really is. 65% of the time for us, 35% for the opponent.

Someone on here (i think samson) was mentioning that the only stats which should count are the win related ones....funny to note, Javale tops the team for win shares, win shares per 48, defensive rating, defensive win shares, and is 2nd only to Nick Young for offensive rating and offensive win shares.

Posted by: divi3 | December 20, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Les BouleS don't have a good history with players having knee injuries. With JWow and Yi now out with knee injuries, the only question is what kind of surprises are in store down the road. It's scary.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 20, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Les BouleS don't have a good history with players having knee injuries. With JWow and Yi now out with knee injuries, the only question is what kind of surprises are in store down the road. It's scary.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 20, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Didn't take Flip long to bruise the Porche! Couldn't wait to rev up the rpm's above 45 minutes every time he fired upyhe engine!

Posted by: zack9633 | December 20, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

"Les BouleS don't have a good history with players having knee injuries. With JWow and Yi now out with knee injuries, the only question is what kind of surprises are in store down the road. It's scary.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 20, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Didn't take Flip long to bruise the Porche! Couldn't wait to rev up the rpm's above 45 minutes every time he fired upyhe engine!

Posted by: zack9633 | December 20, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse "

Quick, sign them to max money contracts.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | December 20, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Someone on here was quoting a bunch of stats. I noted that these particular stats didn't necessarily improve the team's ability to win games. The response was that nobody said anything about improving the team's ability to win. I objected that if a stat didn't relate to wins, why bother measuring it?

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

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