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Cautious optimism was the atmosphere surrounding the Washington Wizards as they opened the 2012-13 season Tuesday. Cautious, because so many of the Wizards key players are sidelined with injuries. Optimistic, because this year's team has a better balance of veterans and young players, and the knuckleheads have left the building.
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, Anderson Varejao had a career-high 23 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers opened the season with a 94-84 victory over the short-handed Washington Wizards on Tuesday night in the first game on the NBA schedule.
No matter what else happens in the upcoming season, the Washington Wizards will be in good shape if their top draft choice follows the recent trend in D.C., where rookies have made the leap easy as 1-2-3.
Breaking down the Wizards for the 2012-13 season.
Rookie guard Bradley Beal scored 14 points and made two late free throws in the Washington Wizards' 99-95 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
For one brief moment, there was a collective gasp on the first day of Wizards training camp. Bradley Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, was down.
Bradley Beal will always remember his 19th birthday. The Washington Wizards hope Thursday will be equally as memorable for the franchise.
Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld has been an all-or-nothing guy to an extent, engineering deals that are great or gross, but rarely in-between.
Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza have been brought into Washington to provide two things for the struggling Wizards: durability and versatility.