Wizards vs. Lakers: Game 20 discussion thread

December 14, 2012

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman, above, grew tired of answering reporters’ inquiries as to the status of John Wall.

The Washington Wizards face the Los Angeles Lakers tonight at Verizon Center for their third game in four nights. The Wizards are coming off a 99-93 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and have dropped three of four games.

Tonight’s game comes on the heels of news that John Wall is able to begin increasing his activity level, although Coach Randy Wittman indicated a short time ago that the point guard still won’t be involved in contact drills. When pressed repeatedly about exactly what sort of activity Wall will be able to participate in, Wittman grew a bit agitated.

“What do you mean?” Wittman replied to a reporter’s inquiry. “He’s going to go out on the floor. He’s going to shoot no contact. That’s ramping it up.”

Then when asked if there was a chance Wall would miss the entire season, Wittman said:

“Where are you going with this? I’m serious. I don’t understand where you’re going. You got the release. The doctor’s report was good. [Wall] is going to ramp up his activity, and we’re going to see where he’s at. Enough of that.”

Wall has missed more than 10 weeks with a stress injury in his left patella that team officials initially said would keep him for approximately two months.

Discuss tonight’s game in the comment section below and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter with @MrMichaelLee and @Gene_Wang.

Tipoff: 7 p.m. 
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM)

Gene Wang is a sports reporter covering many local and national beats, including Navy football, the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, women’s basketball, auto racing, boxing and golf. He joined The Washington Post sports department in 1990 as a member of the high school staff and worked as a copy editor and assignment editor for almost 19 years.
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