Nov 27, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) turns the ball over while under pressure from Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) in the forth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Links: Washington Wizards prepare to continue hot streak on Friday

The Wizards have had a few days to rest after a grueling start to their season this week, but they’ll be back in action tomorrow night against the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. The break in the schedule didn’t stop the Wizards blogosphere from pumping out pixels. Here are today’s Wizardly Links:

-Washington’s starters rested in practice yesterday, which meant the focus was shifted on Otto Porter and the reserves: (via Wiz of Awes)

Randy Wittman has gotten little to no production from his bench this season, so dedicating a practice for his reserves certainly couldn’t hurt. John Wall and Bradley Beal have constantly talked about getting a rhythm and confidence from practice, so I’m assuming Wittman is hoping a practice for the reserve players would do the same.

-The Wizards have played some great basketball lately, but they have to stay the course: (via Wiz of Awes)

From my count, the Wizards could potentially win 7-8 games of their next 10, which would put them well ahead of any other team below them in the standings. Washington has a legitimate chance to separate themselves from the rest of the conference if they continue to play .500+ basketball over the next few weeks.

-What’s the latest on Al Harrington and his headband…? : (via WizardsXTRA)

Many consider headband’s a fashion accessory often times overlooking the functionality of it to which Harrington has been guilty of, admitting: “when I was younger it was all about the style but now it’s a necessity, I don’t think I could play right without it.”

-John Wall has emerged as an elite point guard this season: (via WizardsXTRA)

Wall is playing like a for sure All-Star this season. With elite guards Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics) and Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets) all out due to injuries, the conversation as to who the best point guard in the East is up for discussion. And John Wall is stating his case for that honor early in the season.

-The Wizards have been pretty good this season, but Kyle Weidie picked out 5-things that stuck out: (via TruthAboutIt)

The Wizards, for some reason beyond understanding, had a dearth of shooters available for Wall to pass to during his first two seasons in the league. The team finally wised up last season with the acquisitions of Beal, Ariza, and Martell Webster.

-Trevor Ariza has been awesome this season, but the Wizards have to decide whether or not to trade him: (via Bullets Forever)

So, there’s a lot of different things the Wizards can do here. Given the way he’s playing, one could argue that now is the time to sell high on him. Then again, the league knows his game pretty well, so I’m not sure this one month of hot play made much of a difference.


That’s it for today’s Wizardly Links.

Washington will be back at it tomorrow and we’ll have the coverage.

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