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November 22, 2014 Updates

Marcin Gortat noticed the frustration mounting for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. His Washington Wizards were manhandling them, exploiting Cleveland’s weaknesses down low and surpressing their offensive firepower with physicality. The deteriorating body language became pronounced as the game progressed and the Cavaliers struggled to find answers yet again in a 91-78 loss at Verizon Center. “I think they were just sloppy,” center Gortat said. “You realized that they don’t feel comfortable doing what they were doing. This is how it looks like sometimes. I think the communication between them could be a bit better. There were a lot of players that didn’t know what was going on at some points. I think it’s just frustrating when games aren’t going the right way you’re just getting frustrated. But we were focused on our own stuff.” Washington Post

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Just two days after practicing for the first time since fracturing his left wrist nearly six weeks earlier, Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is set to make his season debut Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Washington Post

November 18, 2014 Updates

Washington’s Paul Pierce was on the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday (aired on the NBC Sports Network) and talked about that, saying in today’s NBA he “probably wouldn’t be drafted.” He noted that as hyped as this last NBA draft class was Pierce hasn’t seen basketball players, just athletes. (I’d suggest giving Andrew Wiggins some time, but we’ll see.) I don’t think that’s true, but he might have gone lower than the No. 10 pick he was out of Kansas back in 1998. He’d have ended up being the kind of later first round pick that smart GMs of veteran teams make. NBCSports.com

Ted Leonsis: It is true that we would like to build a practice facility that is world class for the Washington Wizards. I was on record saying that in 2013. While this concept may be new to Washington, many NBA teams have done just that of late. I believe as many as 18 teams have – or will have in the near future – a standalone practice facility. At Verizon Center we currently have only one practice court, no space for seating (we can’t adequately open it up to public) and a shared weight room, and the court was marginal at best when it was constructed 17 years ago. We need a fully developed training and conditioning space that meets the needs to today’s athletes. We have done something similar in Arlington, where Kettler Capitals Iceplex opened in 2006 and serves as a first-rate training facility for the Capitals and popular resource for the Ballston community. It is analogous to what we would like to do for the Wizards and the community where the training facility eventually will be located. Ted's Take

Ted Leonsis: Just like the process for the Capitals, we are prepared to investigate potential locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We are keeping our options open, considering the facility as a practice location for the WNBA’s Mystics and possibly the home to a NBA Development League team. At this point I believe all of our Capitals players live in Virginia – we’ve even had players and coaches live close enough to walk to the training facility – and they along with our staff enjoy the Arlington area. They eat, shop, ride Metro and take advantage of all the great opportunities in the vicinity of Kettler. And the local area has seen tremendous growth in recent years. The Ballston Common Mall, where Kettler Capitals Iceplex is located, is undergoing a redevelopment with plans for a residential tower, street-facing retail shops and restaurants and a pedestrian plaza. Ted's Take

November 17, 2014 Updates
November 16, 2014 Updates

Wittman, as expected, stopped short of giving an exact date for Beal’s season debut. Beal hopes he can play Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, exactly six weeks after sustaining the injury. But, as Wittman explained, it depends on how the wrist responds during practice. “This is a day-to-day thing,” Wittman said after the Wizards topped the Orlando Magic, 98-93, at Verizon Center on Saturday night. “I can’t tell you Friday he’s going to be ready or next week. He’s got to get on the floor. He’s got to get his timing. The last thing we want to do is throw him out there when he’s not really ready yet to play. He missed a long time so he’s got to get his legs back under him and all that and we’ll see where that is.” Washington Post

November 15, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal, out since Oct. 10 with a fractured left wrist, is expected to return to practice this week and is “hoping” to make his season debut Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Beal broke the wrist — specifically a non-displaced fracture in the scaphoid bone — when he landed on it in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets and underwent surgery two days later. Washington announced Beal would miss approximately six weeks. Friday, Beal’s target day, would mark exactly six weeks since sustaining the injury. Washington Post

November 14, 2014 Updates
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Kris Humphries is still being harassed over his 72 day marriage to Kim Kardashian ... with an entire section of Toronto Raptors fans starting a "Kanye" chant to troll him during a recent NBA game. TMZ Sports has the footage showing Humphries at the free throw line during Friday's Wizards vs. Raptors game in Toronto. The chant worked. Humphries missed the shot ... and the crowd went insane. TMZ.com

 

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