- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Seen and heard last night at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn:
A CHANCE TO REFLECT The Wizards placed enigmatic shooting guard Courtney Alexander on the injured list with a bruised left shin and left ankle sprain. Alexander suffered the injury Monday when Hubert Davis accidentally fell on him.
It hasn't been a good year for Alexander, a player whom many thought would blossom into a star maybe as early as this year after an impressive rookie season. But Alexander has struggled, averaging just 5.1 points and 2.4 rebounds a game. In Washington's win over Dallas, Alexander played one minute. And there are clear indications that Alexander has fallen out of the rotation. In back-to-back games against Orlando and Miami, Alexander, then healthy, did not play.
"I know that everything happens for a reason, but for whatever reason this season has not been a good one for me thus far. Whether it's problems on the court or with injuries that occur. I really can't explain it. The main thing for me is that I'm going to get through this and I'm going to use it constructively," said Alexander
It is no secret that the Wizards have been highly disappointed with Alexander. Yesterday, Alexander talked about whether he thinks he even has a future in Washington.
Alexander is clearly not happy with his diminished playing time.
"I have a problem with it; I'm a competitor," Alexander said. "Anybody wants to play. I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't want to play. But obviously coach [Doug] Collins and the coaching staff felt that for whatever reason it was best for the team that I not play. It's a bummer. For whatever reason I can't get right. It's very disappointing."
Alexander did not say that he was ready to get out of town a la Nick Van Exel.
"I wouldn't go that far right now," Alexander said. "I want to work things out here in Washington. I would like to."

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