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John Wall on Wizards’ 2014-15 season: “I’m thinking why not our time right now?”


Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was on NBC Sports Network’s Sports Dash with Dave Briggs and talked about the recently concluded NBA Finals and the future of the Wizards, who took a big step forward to the second round next season.

Highlights of the interview include:

• On the Wizards next season, “I’m thinking why not our time right now?”

• He wants to see the team bring back Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza.

• He doesn’t like the idea of raising the age limit to 20, suggesting if teams don’t think a guy is ready they shouldn’t draft him. (You mean have the owners/teams accept the responsibility of their risks? Good luck with that.)

• He says Trevor Booker can’t give him grief about Wall’s terrible first pitch because Booker didn’t even get on the mound. It should be noted Wall improved the next time out.

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.