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  1. Gilbert Arenas happy coming off bench

    Dec 24, 2010, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Gilbert Arenas looked settled into his new Magic role Thursday night — 14 points, 9 assists off the bench. Of course, everything with the Magic looked settled for one game — granted, one game against the team with the best record in the league, but one game. There still may be changes ahead. But Arenas…

  2. Rashard Lewis dealing with being traded

    Dec 21, 2010, 3:23 PM EDT

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    For every Gilbert Arenas given a second chance on a contending team, there is a guy shipped from a contender to a rebuilding team who has to make the best of it. Meet Rashard Lewis. The veteran stretch four has gone from being a starter on a strong playoff team to the veteran on a…

  3. John Wall has bone bruise in knee, likely out at least a week

    Dec 20, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Washington Wizards

    As of Monday night when the Wizards took on the Bobcats, rookie and franchise guy John Wall will have missed five of the last six for Washington. Don’t expect him back soon. What had been thought of as tendonitis (which coach Flip Saunders said could be chronic) he is also fighting through a bone bruise…

  4. Gilbert Arenas says goodbye to Washington

    Dec 20, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Gilbert Arenas was a dichotomy in Washington — for a while he rekindled interest in what seemed a long-dead franchise. He could ball and he was entertaining. On the other hand there was the juvenile idiocy that led to the gun charges and suspension. Now he is sent off to try and resurrect his career…

  5. Wizards to bring back Lester Hudson for point guard depth

    Dec 20, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

    Lester Hudson

    Now that the Wizards have successfully ditched Gilbert Arenas’ massive contract for Rashard Lewis’ still-massive-but-not-quite-as-back-breaking deal, they’re in need of a little point guard help. John Wall is a stud and Kirk Hinrich a competent backup, but for games like tonight when Wall is out with injury and Hinrich is left to run the 1…

  6. Gilbert Arenas has one more chance to change his legacy

    Dec 19, 2010, 3:25 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Sacramento Kings

    Orien Greene did not get a second chance. Not yet, anyway. Len Bias did not get a second chance. Ron Artest did. Many players with mistakes worse than Gilbert Arenas have gotten second chances and many players with lighter misdeeds have not gotten such chances at redemption.  There’s no rhyme or reason to second chances…

  7. Wizards lose to Heat in impressive fashion even for Wizards

    Dec 19, 2010, 12:25 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

    Of course it had to happen this way. Without John Wall (injury), without Gilbert Arenas (traded), the Wizards used the energy of Josh Howard and the hot shooting of Nick Young to push the Heat to the very brink. The Heat seemed to have very little interest in taking this game. It seemed too difficult…

  8. Orlando makes trades: sends Vince Carter and others to Phoenix, get Arenas from Washington

    Dec 18, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Otis Smith just swung for the fences. We’ll see if he connects. The Orlando Magic have traded Vince Carter, Mikael Pietrus, and Marcin Gortat to the Phoenix Suns for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu, a first-round pick and Earl Clark. The Magic have also traded Rashard Lewis to the Washington Wizards for Gilbert Arenas. ESPN, CBSSports.com,…

  9. Report: Suns brought into Magic trade talks about Hedo return

    Dec 18, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Phoenix Suns

    Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the Magic have contacted the Phoenix Suns and are discussing a trade which would return Hedo Turkoglu to Orlando where he had his best years. Multiple reports have the Magic considering sending Vince Carter along with Marcin Gortat in exchange for Turkoglu, and potentially Jason Richardson. These talks are…

  10. Magic reportedly likely to make a move soon, could be targeting Gilbert Arenas

    Dec 17, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

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    UPDATE (10:14 PM EST): One more confirmation of the initial reports, courtesy of Michael Lee of the Washington Post: The rumor that will never die has regained new life, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Wizards are engaged in serious discussions with the Orlando Magic to acquire Gilbert Arenas. According to…

  11. Yi Jianlian out two to four weeks with knee sprain

    Dec 15, 2010, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Tuesday night in some jostling under the basket, Ron Artest and Yi Jianlian collided and you could see Yi’s knee buckle a little. Yi still got called for the foul on Ron Ron, of course. Wednesday Yi had an MRI that has showed a sprain in the knee and he will be out two to…

  12. Ron Artest says JaVale McGee is playing too many video games

    Dec 15, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Usually when you talk about playing too many video games you’re talking about the national childhood obesity problem. Well, that or you’re an over 50 curmudgeon and think all video games are a blight — “We didn’t have them growing up in the 60s and we got along just fine… by doing a lot of…

  13. Flip Saunders says Wall may never be “painfree”

    Dec 14, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    John Wall Practice Dance

    Here’s the bad news for Wizards fans, and NBA fans in general, courtesy of The Washington Post’s Michael Lee: Saunders was more definitive about ruling out Wall, who has been kept out of practice and held back from running since finishing with just eight points, six assists and five rebounds against the Knicks. The Wizards…

  14. Andray Blatche had his knee drained. That’s good and bad.

    Dec 14, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    Andray Blatche

    Andray Blatche likely will not suit up for the Wizards against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night, so it’s JaVale McGee against the entire reconstituted Laker front line. That should go well. But Blatche had his knee drained of fluid, the knee that has kept him out of two of the Wizards previous three games,…

  15. Andrew Bynum: “I’m definitely playing tomorrow”

    Dec 13, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers had a full practice today in Washington D.C. before heading off to meet President Barack Obama, and it sounds like Andrew Bynum had the one full hard practice he wanted before he steps back out on the court (via the LA Times Mike Bresnahan’s twitter account). “I’m definitely playing tomorrow” The Lakers take…

  16. Tyreke Evans has seen the doctor, is still playing

    Dec 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Tyreke Evans announced yesterday that he was going to see a specialist about the plantar fasciitis that has been bothering him. He stayed behind in Los Angeles after the Kings loss to the Clippers to see the doctor. Evans is expected to be playing tonight when the Wizards come to Sacramento, according to Jason Jones…

  17. Nick Young’s spectacular 360 layup

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:05 AM EDT

    Nick Young

    Nick Young — son of Los Angeles that he is — lights it up every time he comes home. He put up 30 on the Lakers Tuesday. None more spectacular than the 360-layup he had in the first half. Young’s been working on that. “I’ve been practicing that for a while,” he said. “Just going…

  18. Game of the night: John Wall and Trevor Booker — who? — make the Lakers work for it

    Dec 8, 2010, 2:36 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Los Angeles Lakers

    Tuesday night we learned some things about the Washington Wizards — and maybe this is the kind of game where maybe they learned some things about themselves and what it takes to win. What we learned about the Lakers we already knew: That the Lakers are better than the Wizards; That the Lakers are a…

  19. Josh Howard could return to Wizards in about a week

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

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    It’s what is supposed to make the Washington Wizards a better than 6-13 team with a good chance of winning the lottery (again) — a guard rotation of John Wall, Gilbert Arenas, Kirk Hinrich and Josh Howard. The fourth part of that group could be ready soon — Howard told the Washington Post’s Michael Lee…

  20. Magic talking trade for Gilbert Arenas; Wizards deny it

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 5:18 pm: Wizards owner Ted Leonis shot down this trade rumor, telling the Washington Post that there was no truth to it. “The team is trying to rebuild and Gilbert is one of the leaders on the team,” Leonsis wrote. “Gilbert is the best player on the team right now…. It isn’t true. I…

  21. Hilton Armstrong suspended by league for foul on Heat’s Anthony

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Hilton Armstrong’s shove of an airborne Joel Anthony, which sent the Heat player crashing to the floor, has earned him a one-game suspension from the league. Armstrong will sit out the Wizards game against the Raptors Wednesday night, a punishment handed down by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations. It is deserved. At…

  22. Wall, Yi will miss Miami game with injuries

    Nov 29, 2010, 7:11 PM EDT

    John Wall Practice Dance

    According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, both John Wall and Yi Jianlian will miss tonight’s Heat-Wizards tilt due to knee injuries. Wall has missed five of his last seven games, and he had his worst performance as a pro in his most recent game. Yi has missed the last seven Heat games. This is a bummer…

  23. Games of the night: Where the Clippers pair beats the Kings pair

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:33 AM EDT

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    We hope you missed these games because you were with family and giving thanks, or at least because you were rooting against the Cowboys… Hawks 116, Wizards 96: The Hawks played their best game in a couple weeks, which started with them getting the ball inside. With JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche the Wizards have…

  24. Elton Brand ejected after one ugly flagrant two, fine coming

    Nov 23, 2010, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Elton Brand is going to be writing a check to the league soon. In the fourth quarter of the Sixers overtime loss to the Wizards (which never should have gone to overtime, but check out Baseline to Baseline later for that story), JaVale McGee had a wide open dunk and once he was in the…

  25. John Wall game-time decision to get back on court tonight

    Nov 23, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 6:06 pm: In his pregame comments, Wizards coach Flip Saunders said that Wall would be a game-time decision, to be made after he warmed up. If Wall does play, he will come off the bench, Saunders said. 11: 28 am: For the last week, John Wall has ceded the “ridiculous rookie highlight of the…

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