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Nuggets executive Masai Ujiri keeps tinkering with the roster as the playoffs draw near, trying to find just the right mix for coach George Karl.
Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld cautioned that the team's trade for veteran center Nene doesn't mean the team is abandoning its plan to build through the draft and develop their young players.
Nene has been called a top-10 center in the NBA by several league analysts. If healthy, he could be a major piece of the rebuild the Washington Wizards began last year when they drafted point guard John Wall and ended the run of the former "Big Three" of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison.
John Wall hardly seemed fazed by a trade that left the Wizards without their starting center and one of their top scorers.
Injuries have deprived the youthful Wizards of two veteran leaders who could have helped this team both on and off the court this season.
The view from the sky had to be somewhat welcoming, as the Wizards flew home from a grueling five-game road trip that included two stops on the West Coast. The trip started off wins over Detroit and Portland, then concluded with losses to the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah and Phoenix — all by at least 14 points.
Maurice Evans has had a great view of the Wizards games so far, but he would prefer the view from on the court than the one at the end of the bench. Evans had played in just three games for the Wizards this season, totaling barely 15 minutes, then played 15 minutes and 22 seconds in Monday's overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
Wizards forward Trevor Booker has never minded the moniker "junkyard dog." It's a common nickname for a tough, defensive-minded, high-energy player. It's something Booker takes pride in.
The NBA schedule-makers had to have foreseen this — what a 66-game schedule compressed into a four-month window would look like. There's the exhaustion, the mental fatigue and a lot of bad basketball.