Oct 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. (left) stands with his team in a huddle during a timeout against the Brooklyn Nets in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Nets won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards “Wizardly Links” Updates (10/10/13)


The Washington Wizards have lost their first preseason game to the Brooklyn Nets in an overtime thriller this week, but that didn’t stop the rest of the media world from continuing their great coverage, highlighted by Otto Porter’s awesome deed.

Check out today’s Wizardly Links:

-Otto Porter helps a homeless person with an act of kindness: (via the Washington Post)

Washington Wizards’ newest first-round draft pick, drove up, hopped out of his car and entered the shop. Mr. Porter soon exited with his sandwich and drink — but also with a sandwich, a bag of chips and a drink for the homeless man.

-The Wizards have arrived in Nene’s homeland, but that doesn’t mean he wants to play more minutes: (via Wiz of Awes)

No, no no no,” Nene said quickly to CSN Washington, though with a smile, about playing more Saturday when the Wizards face the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro. “I don’t worry about minutes even in Brazil because I’m a pro. I don’t want to get sore…

-Speaking of Brazil, check out what the Wizards are up to during their short getaway: (via Monumental Network)

My first impression of the place is pretty nice, it’s not Verizon Center but it has a nice feel to it and there is signage all over the arena and court promoting this game.  I forgot to mention this yesterday, but while watching the local sports channels last night I must have seen 50 commercials promoting this event.

-Washington’s bench wasn’t all that great on Tuesday, and it may be their Achilles heel: (via Bullets Forever)

It’s hard to make definitive judgments from an unremarkable game like this. But one thing stood out, clear as day: Washington’s bench can’t score to save its life.

-In case you missed it, Wizards new No.7 (Al Harrington) pulled the chair on the old no.7 (Andray Baltche Blatche) via WizardsXTRA

Al Harrington is starting his 16th season in the NBA. Along the way, he has picked up plenty of those savvy old men moves that frequent your local ballin establishments. On Tuesday night, he exercised the age old “pull the chair out” move flawlessly against former Verizon Center resident Andray Blatche.

-Check out TAI’s great coverage of Tueday’s match up against the Nets (via TruthAboutIt)

The key to that game is that it finally concluded. It was unexpectedly entertaining for a preseason contest, but the fact that it didn’t count, reflected by substitution patterns, made a close game of basketball featuring professionals an illusion of interest.

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