Rick Carlisle, before he coached his Dallas Mavericks to a blowout victory vs. the Wizards last month, had a sense of what it would take to beat them. "This is a great rebounding team.
There wasn't much going right with the Wizards' offense except for Marcin Gortat, who scored a season-high 24 points in Saturday's 83-80 win vs. the New Orleans Pelicans.
BALTIMORE -- In losing consecutive preseason games for the first time, the Wizards were disjointed from the start vs. the New Orleans Pelicans but finished strong in a 88-84 defeat Monday.
Training camps are underway and the 2014-15 NBA season is about a month away.
LAS VEGAS -- Trevor Ariza is still heading to the Houston Rockets, but instead it'll be in a three-team sign-and-trade that results in the Wizards acquiring journeyman Melvin Ely and an $8.5 milli