The Wizards' rotations aren't close to settled; however Nene playing as the backup center to Marcin Gortat was not only expected, but appeared to work better than anticipated.
The Wizards reshaped their roster and plan this summer for the purpose of taking more 3-pointers. They delivered on that promise in their preseason opener.
Every player in the Wizards' locker room was feeling the effects of playing an open-court style, but they have three more weeks to fine-tune their conditioning.
Marcin Gortat and 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor faced off Tuesday in the preseason opener. The Wizards center made it clear, perhaps, that he can't wait for the rematch.
Kelly Oubre has noticed the veteran players on the Wizards know all the tricks of the trade, or the 'cheat codes' as he called them.