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Topic - Brendan Haywood
Some fans look at the Washington Wizards and see a glass that's half full. Other fans look at the team and see a bare table, no glass at all.
The surest sign that the 149-day NBA lockout is over is seeing the doors to Verizon Center open and the players hit the practice court, complete with its new red, white and blue logos. But all is not back to normal just yet.
Celebrating in their champagne-soaked championship T-shirts, it was easy to look around the Dallas Mavericks' locker room and laugh off the reputations each of them once carried.
Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood was going to try sprinting up and down the court and changing directions Tuesday afternoon to see if his injured hip has healed enough for him to play in Game 4 of the NBA finals a few hours later.
The Dallas Mavericks say backup center Brendan Haywood is a "game-time decision" for Sunday night's Game 3 of the NBA finals against the Miami Heat.
Mavericks backup center Brendan Haywood was inactive for Game 3 of the NBA finals Sunday night because of a hip injury, bumping third-string center Ian Mahinmi into the No. 2 role and putting speedy second-year guard Rodrigue Beaubois on the active roster.
Leave it to Shaq.
The verbal jabbing of Phil Jackson and the mind games with Ron Artest will begin soon enough.
The NBA has rescinded Amare Stoudemire's latest technical foul, making him eligible to play in the New York Knicks' next game.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The day before the Washington Wizards headed to Florida for games in Orlando and Miami, coach Eddie Jordan announced he would institute a 1 a.m. curfew because he wanted the players to consider the two-game swing a business trip.
Don't expect the Washington Wizards to use the 16th pick in today's NBA Draft to procure the big man — that elusive combination of defensive marauder, low-post scorer and relentless rebounder — their fans so crave.
The Wizards no more need the 16th pick in the draft than Brendan Haywood in uniform next season.
"I'm definitely excited to be back playing," Haywood said. "This is the game we love. We only get a certain amount of years to play and you don't want to lose any due to a lockout or squabbling over money."
He said Wednesday "we'll see" when asked about his chances of playing in Game 5.