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February 17, 2015 Updates

Wall was then asked if the negativity then creates distrust between player and reporter. “No, because some players don’t trust other players either,” said Wall, who scored 19 points in Sunday’s all-star game. “It’s all about you. You can build a friendship with them but still know it’s a business they have to do. So if they ever write a bad story, you can’t ever get mad at those guys because they’re doing their job.” Washington Post

February 16, 2015 Updates
February 14, 2015 Updates

Most NBA players when asked what they’d like to accomplish in an All-Star Game, give some typical stock response like, “I just want to go out there and have fun” or “I just hope we can give the fans a good show.” But not Washington Wizards guard John Wall. No, he has bigger plans for Sunday’s All-Star Game in New York: “I would love to break Magic [Johnson]’s all-time assist record,” Wall said with a grin. Basketball Insiders

John Wall's All-Star trip is officially busier. The Washington Wizards' point guard is set to take on Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in some sort of shooting competition on Valentine's Day. Wall and Curry were selected as starters for the East and West respectively in the 2015 All-Star game on Feb. 15. CSNWashington.com

February 13, 2015 Updates
February 12, 2015 Updates

A number of teams are intrigued and are curious to find out. It seems Dominique Jones may finally get a second stint in the NBA, as several teams have expressed interest in him (including the Washington Wizards). The 26-year-old is extremely talented, and could provide some backcourt depth for a team if given an opportunity. Basketball Insiders

Shams Charania: Wizards, Heat have explored talks on Denver's Jameer Nelson, sources tell RealGM. Cleveland had interest with Nelson in Boston; not since. Twitter @ShamsCharania

Washington Wizards forward Drew Gooden has played for 10 teams over his 13-year career. When approached by SheridanHoops for the story, he replied, “You came to the right person.” Gooden, who’s been traded a whopping six times, explained his maturation process in digesting all the rumors as his career progressed. “When I was younger, it affected me because I was a key part of certain teams and one of the top players on those teams,” Gooden told SheridanHoops. “And when I was younger, I didn’t know how to handle that. Once I went through the process a couple of times and getting traded a few times, it didn’t affect me anymore as much as the first time I got traded.” SheridanHoops

The decision extended a trend. Gortat is the third-highest paid player on the Wizards after signing a five-year, $60 million contract over the summer but has seen Gooden, Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair and Kevin Seraphin all play ahead of him in the fourth quarter in recent games. “It’s tough. It’s really tough especially the last year I played pretty much every fourth quarter,” said Gortat, who had nine points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. “It’s a coaching decision. You guys have to ask him why I’m not playing.” Washington Post

Now Beal will be shut down for the next few days, allowing for the healing process to begin. The extended rest should also help the lingering toe issue which could have actually been the real culprit behind this most recent stress injury. If the toe injury altered Beal’s normal biomechanics, the previously fractured fibula could have been subjected to a higher than normal amount of stress that has since developed into this latest injury. The Wizards should have a better idea of how long their emerging guard will need to sit and if his absence will continue after the break. Unfortunately history isn’t on Beal’s side as his personal history and precedent set by players like Holiday and McGee suggest a conservative approach would be best and a prolonged absence is likely. In Street Clothes

February 11, 2015 Updates
February 10, 2015 Updates

Ben Standig: John Wall said he re-sprained his right ankle in last night's win. Doesn't sound like it will keep him out of tomorrow's game at TOR. Twitter @BenStandig



Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison are the only two new-era players cracking the Top 10.


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