The objective in the preseason isn't to win. It's for a team to get better and peak the the right time heading into the regular-season opener.
A victory meant more to the Miami Heat than it did the Wizards, who stuck with reserves in a close game down the stretch Wednesday.
Each year for the past several years NBA.com surveyed league general managers on a variety of topics ahead of the upcoming campaign.
In the last week of preseason, some coaches settle on their rotations and allow the free agents on the roster to get playing time before most get waived.
The optimism that the Wizards had for Martell Webster is waning, and his right hip strain officially is a cause of concern as he didn't join them for their second consecutive preseason road trip T