- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:

WAITING ON BRENDAN The Wizards were hoping to get some good news regarding the return of rookie center Brendan Haywood. The news they got wasn't what they wanted but it wasn't all bad either.

It now looks like Haywood will be activated from the injured list on Monday. Haywood, out with a torn ligament in his left thumb, has been on the injured list since the start of the season. Haywood has a cast on his thumb and has been practicing, but the Wizards see him as their starting center this year and don't want to endanger him in any way.

BUT WHY? That was the question most in attendance had to be asking when the Hornets began the game with P.J. Brown, a 6-11, 239-pound power forward, guarding Michael Jordan.

Charlotte coach Paul Silas went to this matchup because his regular starting shooting guard David Wesley missed the game with a strained right arch. Nonetheless, that still seemed a questionable considering that Stacy Augmon, the 10-year defensive specialist (OK, a few years ago) out of UNLV was on the court.


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