When the Wizards play their first game of the new year, they're looking to make up for a 10-point loss in Dallas in which they couldn't contain Monta Ellis down the stretch.
People close to John Wall keep him updated about his chances of being a first-time All-Star, and he understands why he's only fourth among guards in the East.
Nene has been coming off the bench due to a minutes restriction. But the Wizards have played well using him as a reserve. So should he return to the starting lineup once fully healthy?
Nene has never been a bench player in his 12-year career, but Garrett Temple is sure the 7-footer would accept backing up Trevor Booker as long as they're winning.
Marcin Gortat didn't have a good performance against the Pistons, but his successful challenge of a dunk by Josh Smith in the final minute was worth the pain.