After Jan Vesely "slipped" in Brooklyn, Coach Randy Wittman pulled the second-year forward aside and implored him to provide more consistency for the team.
Deron Williams directs dismissive comments at A.J. Price after the two had a heated exchange in the fourth quarter.
Martell Webster, Emeka Okafor and Bradley Beal tried to steal the show in a big night for Brooklyn, but the Nets prevailed with the help of former Wizard, Andray Blatche
Andray Blatche has moved on from Washington, but his jersey number - zero - serves as a reminder of where he has been and hopes to overcome in Brooklyn.
Wizards big man Kevin Seraphin got injured but Brian Cook and Shavlik Randolph come off bench to combine for 19 points and 12 rebounds. Jan Vesely, Jordan Crawford, Bradley Beal and Shelvin Mack all step up as Wizards claim first preseason win over Cleveland.
The trio get to start against Cleveland as Randy Wittman is forced to shuffle his lineup because of a depleted front court. Chris Singleton and Emeka Okafor are both out.
The Wizards play their next six games on the road, beginning Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Teammate Martell Webster says the promising young rookie has the kind of "flash" that reminds him of the Heat star.
Wizards starting five struggles in 108-101 loss against New York Knicks.
The Wizards will open training camp without John Wall and Nene, but the remaining players still see the playoffs as a possibility this season.