Wednesday's Practice - 10/31/12Posted on January 14, 2013 by FantasticWiz
Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com The Wizards were back at practice on Wednesday fresh off their season opener in Cleveland. The team spent a lot of time in the film room to go over some of their mistakes from Tuesday, which many of the players and Head Coach Randy Wittman emphasized during the media availability. Bradley Beal made his NBA debut on Tuesday night and hit his first two three pointers of his career. After that, he admitted he wasn't aggressive enough and talked about how he needs to work on being more assertive on the floor. One of the real bright spots from Tuesday night's game was the play of Earl Barron. After not playing at all in the first half, he came on late in the third quarter and played the remainder of the game. He finished with eight points and eight boards in 16 minutes of action. On the other side of the spectrum, Trevor Booker did not get off to a great start as he struggled to find his rhythm. He talked after practice about being charged up for the game and how badly he wants to get back out on the court on Saturday to put on a better performance. Randy Wittman addressed a few different topics and talked about how he did not know what team showed up on Tuesday night because that wasn't the team he saw in preseason. He did praise Barron and Singleton's effort in the fourth quarter, who he thought did the best job on the glass. The Wizards will be back at practice on Thursday and Friday before hosting the Celtics in their home opener on Saturday night.
Okay so there is work to do. Back from Cleveland where the Wizards showed some bite in the fourth quarter but in the end fell to the Cavaliers 94-84. The bench provided the boost. It was Earl Barron, Martell Webster and Chris Singleton who seemed to spark the Wizards and turn a 16-point deficit