That, an update on the status of Jason Smith and the first look at The Process turning into The Product, from the Wizards’ 120-115 win in the home opener.
John Wall scored 28 points, Bradley Beal rebounded from a rough start to add 25 and the Washington Wizards spoiled the NBA debuts of top picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night.
Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team’s home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: “It’s hurting me that I can’t be there.”
Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin are giving the Big East an old-time feel. The Hall of Famers, who helped put the conference on the basketball map in the mid-1980 as players, are trying to bring back the glory days to their alma mater as coaches.
Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann saw Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward’s broken left ankle and immediately felt a kind of empathy few could.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is a smart guy, Deron Snyder says, which will lead to the end of this ineffective and pay-restricting structure.
Heading into Wednesday’s opener, Washington still has the same obstacles and goals in front of it this season.
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is suing Adidas and says the sportswear maker “outrageously conspired” to funnel money to the family of a Cardinal recruit without his knowledge.
Boston star forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury, breaking his left ankle just five minutes into his debut with the Celtics.
The Chicago Bulls say forward Nikola Mirotic suffered multiple broken bones in his face as well as a concussion in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis during practice.
Since the Wizards’ brass chose continuity, it knows what the starting five can deliver. The question — and possible restraining force — remains the bench as the season opens Wednesday night.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called Donald Trump a “soulless coward” Monday after the president accused Barack Obama and other former presidents of not calling the families of slain service members.