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The Wizards also will look to young players like point guard Dee Brown, shooting guard Juan Dixon and forward Oleksiy Pecherov to prove their worth this training camp.

Brown - acquired via trade from Utah - was expected to add depth at point guard to relieve Arenas and Antonio Daniels. With Arenas out, his minutes should increase. But that doesn’t affect how Brown will approach the game.

“Every day your role has to be that you’re ready to play,” he said. “Of course Gilbert is one of the best in the league, and I was so grateful to come into this situation, but you never know when you’re going to be called.”

Arenas didn’t make himself available for interviews. According to a team spokesman, Arenas shunned the media to keep with his rehabilitation schedule. After posing for pictures for the media guide, he hurried off to the trainers room. Arenas and the Wizards were fined $15,000 each.

But on his way out of Verizon Center after completing his work for the morning, Arenas said, “I’m feeling good.”

The team said Arenas will address the media Saturday at camp.