Oct 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) shoots the ball over Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Alan Anderson (6) in the second quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Wizardly Links: Washington Wizards Link Updates (10/14/13)

Wizardly Links on your Columbus Day off, highlighted by former Washington Wizard Andray Blatche still acting like Andray Blatche. Enjoy:

-Three takeaways from the Washington Wizards Preseason thus far: (via Wiz of Awes)

Even though it’s a small sample size, and we haven’t really gotten a real chance to see the Washington Wizards compete against teams in their entirety, we’re still able to make assumptions about the team we’ll ultimately see on opening night.

-Former Washington Wizard, Andray Blatche, had reportedly gotten into an altercation with teammate Mirza Teletovic. Blatche ‘gon Blatche: (via ProBasketballTalk)

Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic got into a scuffle during Sunday’s practice and had to be separated.

-Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose broke down the Wizards’ upcoming season on Grantland. Well, check out this breakdown of the breakdown. #BreakdownCeption: (via WizardsXTRA)

A couple things here: I understand if the front office has no plans to resign Okafor at years end then its better to get rid of him now and get something back in return.  My concern is I think we need Okafor to make the playoffs and if we trade him what will that mean about our current season?

-Why did the Brazilian fans boo Nene on Saturday? Jeff Newman has some interesting pixels for ‘ya: (via Bullets Forever)

Yikes. If it makes Schmidt and those who booed Nene feel any better, Wizards’ fans would have much preferred it if Nene had actually rested rather than play and aggravate a foot injury in the 2012 Summer Olympics, causing him to miss the beginning of and play with pain throughout the 2012-13 NBA season.

-Asad Naqvi predicted the starting lineup and some season awards: (via WizardsXTRA)

It’s a toss up between Wall and Beal but I’ll go with the Franchise, John Wall.  I’ve seen him shoot around during training camp and his shot is butter, and better. I hope it translates during game nights. It’s an added dimension to his game, and lord knows the Wizards need it!

-TAI recaps Washington’s loss to the Chicago Bulls: (via TruthAboutIt)

Nene started the game with an airball, John Wall was called for palming and threw the ball away on at least two occasions, Ariza did absolutely nothing, and Jan Vesely was thoroughly outclassed by Carlos Boozer. Bradley Beal was the only starter who showed up ready to play, but he alone was not nearly enough to offset the struggles of the other four guys.

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