The obvious questions about the Wizards signing John Lucas III to a non-guaranteed contract Tuesday:
Usually when going into the final two preseason games, the Wizards would be fine-tuning their principles and relying on players with guaranteed roster spots.
Because of a sore right knee, the Wizards held out Paul Pierce from practice Sunday because he still was sore after a collision in the previous preseason game.
The Wizards lost for the second time in the preseason to a team they have trouble with no matter the stakes, the Charlotte Hornets.
Paul Pierce fell hard in the waning seconds of the second quarter of the Wizards' preseason game vs.