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With a limited roster, starting lineup and end of game decisions are rather apparent for the Wizards. When all return, not so much.
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The 6-foot-11, 240-pound Gortat averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds last season. He is entering his eighth NBA season, and has averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while playing for Orlando, Toronto and Phoenix.
Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade Friday.
Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards agreed to acquire center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade Friday, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Okafor is out indefinitely with a herniated disc in his neck and Singleton will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken foot, the team announced Wednesday.
Wall was 8 for 17 from the field and 11 for 13 at the free throw line as the Wizards maintained pursuit of their goal of becoming the best team not to make the playoffs. They want to pass the Philadelphia 76ers and finish ninth in the Eastern Conference.
Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his return to the lineup as Washington moved into a tie with Toronto for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
John Wall scored a career-high 47 points and added eight assists, Emeka Okafor had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the undermanned Washington Wizards beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 107-94 Monday night at Verizon Center.
Wall scored 19 points and Washington held the Suns to 33.7 percent shooting en route to an 88-79 win Wednesday night, its first victory in the Valley since December 2006.
Gerald Henderson had 27 points and Walker came up with a flurry of big plays in the closing minutes helping the Bobcats overcome a five-point deficit and beat Washington 119-114.
John Wall added 17 points and 11 assists as Washington won its fourth straight at home and third straight overall while setting its season high in scoring.
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Washington turned the ball over 24 times, leading to 30 points by Minnesota. Nene had 12 points and eight boards and Emeka Okafor added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Wizards, who squandered a 44-34 advantage on the boards against the short-handed Wolves.
The record is still an eyesore at 18-37, but it is a significant improvement over the 4-28 mark the team "boasted" not that long ago.
"I have worked hard over the summer and was looking forward to the start of training camp next week, so this is a disappointing and frustrating situation for me," Okafor said in a press release. "But I have confidence that my teammates and coaches will be able to continue to take steps towards our goal of making the playoffs and that I will be able to do my part to help them once I return."
"I don't know who is in the Big East now, to be honest," said Okafor, a former Connecticut Husky who plays center for the Washington Wizards. "I could tell you who was in it when I was in it. But now I'm all confused."