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To stay in shape, he has added individual workouts to his regimen. The Wizards are winning and he has kept a positive attitude, but he admits the situation has been “difficult.” “He just needs to keep doing what he’s doing,” Wittman said. “He’s doing a good job. Stays ready. Practices hard. Understands, I think, the situation. That’s what you have to do. That’s what any player that doesn’t play — the opportunity’s going to come. It’s going to happen. We all know that. We’ve seen it throughout and when that opportunity comes be ready.” Washington Post

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Almost six months to the day of his third back surgery in four years, Martell Webster will be active and in uniform for the first time this season when his Washington Wizards open a grueling five-game road trip against the Houston Rockets Monday night. Webster participated in Washington’s shoot-around Monday morning and explained after the session that he was cleared to play before the Wizards’ win over the Boston Celtics Saturday, but Coach Randy Wittman held him out so that he could practice once more before returning. The Wizards, however, didn’t practice before flying to Houston Sunday and Webster completed a rigorous individual workout instead. While he will be active, whether he plays is unknown. Washington Post

Boston hasn’t seen the last of Paul Pierce, and it’s quite possible the Celtic organization hasn’t, either. Fifteen years of learning how to drive on rotaries and strategically leave the “R” off the end of words will not be wasted. Though his new team, the Washington Wizards, has finished the season series with the C’s, the former captain will be back in our area, at least for visits and probably for more than that. “I’ll probably go up there this summer after the season and talk to Danny (Ainge, the C’s president of basketball operations), talk to Wyc (Grousbeck, a co-owner), you know, see what opportunities may open when I’m done,” Pierce told the Herald. Boston Herald

But after working with some of the younger Wizards on a regular basis, he is very much enjoying the process and results of teaching. “I’m not sure, man. I like to keep my options open,” Pierce said. “Coaching could be in my future. I think I still have a lot left to give this game. I always find myself talking to the guys. When we’re going through scouting, I’m giving out pointers. A lot of the assistants say, ‘Man, you’ve got a lot to give this game after you’re done.’ So whether it’s coaching or being a general manager, it’s something I think about. I think it’s something that Kevin (Garnett, his former C’s and Nets teammate) has even thought about. Me and him talked about it. I think he would enjoy coaching. You know, Kevin likes to teach.” Boston Herald

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The timing of Rondo’s Dec. 18 trade to Dallas caught Pierce off-guard, but he knew this was a strong possibility once the Celts didn’t get in the running on Kevin Love and couldn’t find another impact player to pair with Rondo. “I was a little bit surprised, especially because trade season starts close to All-Star or after All-Star break,” Pierce said. “Not a lot of trades happen in mid-December. You know, teams are trying to find their stride. Boston Herald

“But we had a chance to talk. We had our weekly mass text, and he understood the situation. The Celtics were either going to go in one direction, build around him, or continue with the youth movement. So I think Rondo understood it. “I was shocked definitely, because I thought this was a year they were going to maybe this summer find some pieces to put around him. But he had a great run in Boston, and as long as he’s happy, that’s all that matters.” Boston Herald

For Jared Sullinger, there was no need to sugarcoat Boston's 101-88 loss at Washington, a game that was far more lopsided than the final score would indicate. "Teams are just coming out smashing us in the mouth," Sullinger said. "We just have to be prepared for that. People feel like we're sweet, we're soft. We just have to play tougher." CSNNE.com

It was Humphries’s second game since returning to a reserve role after starting 15 contests at power forward for the injured Nene and the transition has been seamless. Between Saturday and Thursday’s win over the New York Knicks, Humphries has posted 32 points and 15 rebounds in 43 minutes. “I don’t mind it,” Humphries said of shifting back to the bench. “For me, we got some guys that can really play in the second unit. To get pushed into that group is all good.” Washington Post

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


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