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December 5, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards, winners of three straight games, may receive a boost Friday night against the Denver Nuggets. Nene, the team’s starting power forward, could return to face his former team after missing the Wizards’ past five games because of right plantar fasciitis. “We’re going to look to see with him at shootaround tomorrow, and hopefully he can get some time tomorrow,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “But it all depends on, obviously, tomorrow and seeing how he feels. But it’s close.” Washington Post

December 4, 2014 Updates

On a drive to the basket, John Wall came down on his foot in traffic. "Just a jammed big toe on the left side. It's been bothering me the last couple of days," Pierce, 37, said. "Felt it in the third quarter. I got it stepped on real hard. It was tough for me to come back and put the pressure on it. It was very inflamed. I'm doing a little better right now. We'll see how it feels the next couple of days." The toe is expected to heal with treatment and rest. Pierce won't be practicing Thursday. CSNWashington.com

December 3, 2014 Updates

Marcin Gortat says the best selfies are taken 'butt naked'. In today's episode of "Gortat Says," the Wizards center tells us all how we should be taking our selfies. (VIDEO) SB Nation

After Monday's 107-86 blowout of the Miami Heat on Monday, the Wizards (11-5) had a light session and Nene participated partially, but this isn't the first time this has happened. Last week he practiced partially before being held out of the next practice because of fasciitis, a soft-tissue injury that's difficult to treat and makes the heel sore, too. He has missed four consecutive games and is unlikely to suit up for Wednesday's home game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET). "Progressing. He practiced," coach Randy Wittman said Tuesday. "Like I've said, it's day-to-day. I anticipate [Nene playing) at some point here soon so we'll see." CSNWashington.com

December 2, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Monumental Network will partner with local boys’ and girls’ high school basketball programs in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as part of the organization’s youth basketball initiatives. Monumental Network will cover tournaments and games and post exclusive interviews with coaches and players on each team. In addition to the coverage on the network, team talent including players, alumni and mascots will be in attendance for the games. NBA.com

Bradley Beal knew Michael Brown, the way you know people in your neighborhood, even though you're not boys (or girls) with them. "He was a good guy," the Washington Wizards' guard said Friday. Beal was born in St. Louis and starred at Chaminade Prep before succeeding at Florida and, now, in the NBA. "I never hung out with him, but I'd seen him before. And it's sad. The fact that whenever you see somebody like that, it's like, 'Wow, I just seen him before, I seen him this summer, and now he's gone.' I just lost one of my closest best friends this summer as well in St. Louis. It's crazy. You never know when your time is going to come." NBA.com

Point guard John Wall was the engine in the Wizards’ crisp, fluid offense Monday. His passing — he finished with 13 assists — triggered superb ball movement. He worked well with center Marcin Gortat in the pick and roll and Gortat joked he deserved the credit for Wall’s success. “We just had this little conversation on the court,” said Gortat, who finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season. “I might be wrong, but I’m always saying I’m going to bring every point guard to the promised land and I think I brought him to the promised land today.” Washington Post

December 1, 2014 Updates
November 30, 2014 Updates

Wall’s boss, however, was more than pleased with his showing Saturday. Coach Randy Wittman complimented Wall’s defensive pressure, which he credited for heading Washington’s stingy team defense, and was happy with Wall’s pace offensively. The problem, Wittman insisted, was that others weren’t running with the speedy point guard. “Loved John’s game today,” Wittman said. “I always try to tell you guys you can’t read into the stats stuff. I thought John was fabulous… I thought his pace was good. We just didn’t have anybody running with him and sometimes when you see that happen you’re going to stop running. So I thought that John had a really good, solid game for us.” Washington Post

The NBA has changed several numbers after a rough night for the stats crew at the game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. It turns out Wizards guard Bradley Beal didn't commit a career-high seven turnovers; He had only five. Teammate John Wall had seven instead of six. And the Wizards had 20 giveaways instead of 25. Inaccurate numbers were released throughout Tuesday night's game, a 106-102 win for the Hawks. "Final" stats also contained inaccuracies. USA Today Sports

November 28, 2014 Updates

With Footlocker promoting Wall and his line of sneakers, made by Adidas, it’s now time that the music world starts jumping on the John Wall bandwagon. And they have. Rappers Shy Glizzy and Lil Mouse released a song entitled ‘John Wall’, and they got the Wizards star to make a cameo in the song. TalkBasket

November 26, 2014 Updates

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs starting lineup remains unchanged. Wizards' Nene (plantar fascitis) still out tonight. Beal starting for first time since wrist injury Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

Wizards guard Bradley Beal grew up in St. Louis — he still loves the Cardinals and Imo’s pizza — “about 10 minutes” from Ferguson, where protests broke out Monday night in reaction to the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “It’s definitely heartbreaking because I knew [Brown], and then on top of that, I know a lot of people in that area,” Beal told ABC 7 before Tuesday’s loss to the Hawks. Washington Post

Beal later clarified that he’d seen Brown around, but didn’t have a personal relationship with him. “He was a big part of the area, a lot of people knew who he was and he was a big impact to our community,” Beal said. Washington Post

 

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