Found October 07, 2012 on
Preseason NBA action tips off today for the Washington Wizards, who begin their exhibition schedule with a short trip south to North Carolina.
Washington faces off against a Charlotte Bobcats team that has made notable improvements via the draft and free agency this offseason, but is still light years away from playoff contention.
The Bobcats added two veteran players, Ben Gordon and former Wizard Brendan Haywood, who will anchor the team on both ends of the floor while providing guidance and leadership for the team’s younger generation. Former Laker Ramon Sessions also joins Charlotte as an experienced personality.
These veterans represent the difference between last season’s Bobcats and the current roster. Former coach Paul Silas struggled to find consistency with a lineup of almost all youngsters. Though he did witness a breakout season by budding star Gerald Henderson, Silas saw the Bobcats finish as the NBA team with the worst winning percentage in history (.106) during the lo...
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Seeing as how the Wizards first preseason game versus the Bobcats was not on TV nor on local radio broadcast, the only way to get a good sense of the game was to check for updates on Twitter and refresh the box score. With that being said, there are still a few points to take away from looking at the final box.
Ugliness: Not that you expect a good...
It felt like the weekend at the Patriot Center this morning for the Wizards’ fifth day of training camp. The guys, although going at it full speed for the time they practiced, received a bit of a treat from Randy Wittman as the practice ended shortly after 12pm (about an hour earlier than scheduled).
It was no surprise that Wittman ended things earlier as the entire team looked...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.
Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak...
Nobody posts the worst winning percentage of all-time then sprints toward the playoffs. Not unless they draft a young Michael Jordan, anyway.
Unfortunately for the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan is retired and sticking to his role as team owner.
But there does appear to be some good news. Namely, the fact the Bobcats sort of reshaped the roster -- adding No. 2 overall draft pick Michael...
Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.
Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league...