Posted October 04, 2012 on
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Ted Leonsis is tempering his expectations for the Washington Wizards.
The team owner said in June that another year in the NBA lottery would be ''unacceptable.''
Now that training camp has opened, he said Thursday night that he'd find it unacceptable to finish ''with the second- or third-worst record in the NBA.''
One reason to re-examine the team's prospects is the high turnover rate. Leonsis said he finds it ''sobering'' that nearly the entire roster has changed since he bought the team in the spring of 2010.
Also, marquee player John Wall is expected to miss the first month of the season because of a knee injury.
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After the second day of camp and the third practice overall, it seems like the chemistry of the Washington Wizards is starting to kick in. Player conditioning and personal willpower are put to the test and the days will get more tiring and difficult as camp season progresses.
Being there I noticed the guys seem very serious as you will read in the quotes below. One particular...
I caught up with PG Jannero Pargo at Wizards Media Day. Just getting into town after agreeing to terms with Washington, Pargo talked about his opportunity to contribute in the wake of John Wall’s injury.
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The opening credits flash with all the logos of the NBA. Then the classic EA Sports logo flashes and the deep voiced man booms in declaring “E-A Sports….It’s in the game!” And welcome the newest edition of NBA Live.
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Throughout his tenure as a DC sports owner, Ted Leonsis has never failed to maintain a direct connection with the media and his fan base (take notes Dan Snyder). On Thursday night, Teddy addressed the media for nearly 40 minutes, touching on several topics including the complete overhaul of the team along with the steady growth and progression of the players, John Wall’s injury...