Washington Wizards Rumors
Cory Joseph made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Toronto Raptors an 84-82 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Kyle Lowry scored 27 points for the Raptors, who before Joseph’s 3 had not led since early in the first quarter.
As various players chimed in, including Alan Anderson, who wasn’t with the team in Charlotte as he recovers from ankle surgery, the team’s all-star point guard got something off his chest. “I have to be a leader no matter if I’m playing good or bad,” John Wall recalled texting his teammates before the Wizards fell to the Hornets, 101-87, for their second straight loss. “There’s going to be games over an 82-game season when you’re not playing well, but I’m a better player than that and a better person.”
“This is a copycat league,” said Randy Wittman, who has Kris Humphries jacking 3s and Jared Dudley working as the Wizards’ closing-time power forward. “The success of Golden State has propelled coaches to play more small ball than maybe they even wanted to. More teams will push the envelope.”
Looks like Martell Webster’s time with the Wizards is done. The veteran swingman will miss all of this season without playing a game after undergoing hip surgery Friday, and he’s almost certain to have the last year of his contract bought out next summer.
John Wall is in the second year of a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards but the point guard is a free agent in the high-stakes sneaker industry for the first time in his career. The two-time all-star’s contract with Adidas expired on Sept. 30, making him available to sign with any sneaker company.