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Paul Pierce out for preseason finale, but expects to be ready for Wizards’ season opener

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — NEW YORK — After not making the trip to Baltimore on Monday when the Washington Wizards faced the New Orleans Pelicans, Paul Pierce joined the team on its trip to Manhattan Wednesday. But he will...
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Randy Wittman provides thorough dissenting opinion on NBA tinkering with game, season lengths

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Last week, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman was asked for his opinion on the NBA’s experimentation with a 44-minute preseason game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics that took...
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Kris Humphries aiming to play in Wizards’ season opener

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Washington Wizards are limping to the preseason finish line as injuries have gutted the roster and forced others to log heavier workloads than usual in exhibition play, but a reinforcement...
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Wizards to sign John Lucas III for back-court help

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Washington Wizards, seeking depth for a depleted back court, signed point guard John Lucas III to a non-guaranteed contract on Tuesday. Lucas will be in the running for the final spot on the...
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Randy Wittman unhappy with Wizards’ effort in first half of loss to Pelicans

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — BALTIMORE — An undermanned version of the Washington Wizards took the floor at Royal Farms Arena against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night and Randy Wittman understood his roster’s...
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John Wall sits out Wizards’ loss to Pelicans with knee tendinitis

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — BALTIMORE — On Friday, Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman voiced discontent with his team’s offensive performance in the second half of a 96-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. He warned that...
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Glen Rice Jr. making progress, hopeful he can play in Wizards’ season opener

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — When Glen Rice Jr. stepped on a Maccabi Haifa shooter’s foot and twisted his right ankle Wednesday, he immediately thought the injury was significant. The pain was substantial and the ankle...
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Paul Pierce provides another Wizards injury scare in loss to Hornets

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — At this point, it seems the Washington Wizards cannot survive a preseason game without an injury scare. Last Friday, starting shooting guard Bradley Beal broke his wrist. On Wednesday, Beal’s...
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Wizards say Glen Rice Jr. is ‘day to day’ after spraining right ankle

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Glen Rice Jr. arrived at Verizon Center on Thursday without a walking boot on his right foot, a promising development the morning after twisting his right ankle in the Washington Wizards’ 101-95...
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Wizards waive Daniel Orton to trim roster to 17

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — The Washington Wizards announced Thursday that they have waived center Daniel Orton with three preseason games remaining. Orton, 24, did not appear in a preseason contest. He was sidelined by a...
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Wizards’ Glen Rice Jr. sprains right ankle in win over Maccabi Haifa

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Before Wednesday night’s preseason contest against Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli League, the Washington Wizards already had seen four players suspended for one regular season game and two players...
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Wizards’ Randy Wittman not a fan of shorter NBA games

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — On Tuesday, the NBA announced Sunday’s preseason matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will be a 44-minute game with four 11-minute quarters — four fewer minutes than the typical...
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Wizards’ preseason free throw shooting troubles not a concern for Randy Wittman

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — One of the challenges veteran Paul Pierce presented to his teammates upon arriving for his first season with the Washington Wizards was to be more aggressive driving to the basket in order to draw...
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Wizards exercise contract options on Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr.

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — With a Halloween deadline approaching for NBA teams to exercise options on players entering the second and third years of a rookie-scale contract, the Washington Wizards have announced that the...
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Late-game preseason experience valuable for young Wizards

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Results are afterthoughts in the preseason, but the Washington Wizards’ 91-89 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday afternoon was a noteworthy outcome for Coach Randy Wittman because of the...
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Wizards’ Bradley Beal expected to miss time with wrist injury

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — Washington Wizards starting shooting guard Bradley Beal is expected to miss some time after injuring his left wrist in Friday’s preseason loss to the Hornets, according to a person with knowledge...
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Bradley Beal injures wrist in Wizards’ 99-86 loss to Hornets

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Washington Wizards’ three-game, six-day road trip to open their preseason slate concluded in ugly fashion Friday with a 99-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets (1-1) at Bon...
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Wizards’ Kris Humphries out three to four weeks after undergoing surgery on right hand

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Washington Wizards made it a point to solidify their front court this summer with depth. Just two games into the preseason, that depth is already being tested. The Wizards...
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Wizards notes: Turnovers accumulate again in Wednesday’s win over Pelicans

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — GREENVILLE, S.C. — Following the Washington Wizards’ hotly contested win over the Chicago Bulls to open the preseason, point guard John Wall provided a self-evaluation: He didn’t shoot the ball...
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Four Wizards suspended one game for leaving bench in Monday’s preseason win over Bulls

The Washington Post: Wizards Insider (Jorge Castillo) — JACKSONVILLE — The NBA has suspended DeJuan Blair, Nenê, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one regular-season game each for leaving the Wizards’ bench during the first quarter of the team’s preseason...
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