Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza have been brought into Washington to provide two things for the struggling Wizards: durability and versatility.
John Wall knows all about pressure. Last season's No. 1 pick, Wall became the face of the Washington Wizards before his first day in uniform. In his second season, he found himself in the role of mentor to another rookie point guard, former Butler star Shelvin Mack.
Heading into the offseason, John Wall expects the Washington Wizards to compete for a playoff spot next year. Another losing season, or a losing mindset, is unacceptable.
Early in the third quarter, Chris Singleton got a steal and raced up the court for what should have been an easy dunk. Singleton went up, but the shot didn't fall. Singleton grimaced with an annoyed look on his face.
As it turns out, Nene and Brian Cook weren't the only bigs Washington acquired when it traded JaVale McGee, Nick Young and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also got the new-and-improved player who was buried on their bench. Wednesday's game against Indiana presented more evidence of the discovery, yet another exciting chapter in "The Evolution of Kevin Seraphin."
Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week's Mega Millions lottery, adding it was "either that or blowing it in the clubs."
When the Milwaukee Bucks needed a big play, Ersan Ilyasova was there to bail out Brandon Jennings.
Like a teacher with a classroom full of young students, Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman does what he can, given the challenges of a post-lockout season. The instruction, Wittman believes, is getting through to his charges. But then they promptly go out and flunk the test.
The Wizards are stuck in reverse with the pedal floored, collectively unable to comprehend the words "measured" or "smart."