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John Wall makes many appearances in new NBA 2K16 trailer


John Wall makes many appearances in new NBA 2K16 trailer

Many jobs require people who are "detail-oriented." Working as an accountant is one example. Being a surgeon is another. And, as was proved on Monday, creating NBA 2K16 is one, too.

The most in-depth trailer yet for the newest edition in the basketball video game franchise was made public on Monday -- about five weeks ahead of its September 29 release date -- and it's absolutely mesmerizing.

The graphics, of course, are spectacular as always; you can practically read Carmelo Antony's tattoos and see the velcro on Derrick Rose's ankle braces. But what really stands out about this trailer is how it totally nails all the little things that take place on NBA courts each night during the season.

You have LeBron James and Stephen Curry chewing on and twisting their mouth guards. You have James Harden cookin' after made baskets. And you even have Kobe Bryant yelling at Nick Young for not passing him the ball when he wants it to be passed to him.

OK, while that last part didn't happen in the trailer, you definitely  shouldn't be surprised if that's something you see in the real game -- it's clear that the people behind 2K16 were meticulous while creating this year's version. And it's also clear that they see John Wall as a player on the rise in the Association as well.

Aside from the three guys who will appear on 2K's three different covers (Curry, Harden and Anthony Davis), Wall showed up in the trailer just about as much as anyone. Here are some screenshots of the Wizards point guard on the virtual hardwood, courtesy of YouTube:

There's the 24-year-old bringing the ball up the floor in the friendly confines of the Verizon Center, and then there's Wall throwing down a nasty windmill jam on former teammate Trevor Ariza. Wall was also shown defending Brandon Jennings and passing to his backcourt buddy Bradley Beal in the trailer.

Here's the video in its entirety. Prepare to have your minds melted as images of Kevin Durant pumping his fist wash over you and DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" is played in the background. 

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

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Wizards set to have Tim Frazier back against Cavs after nasal fracture surgery

The All-Star break came at a good time for Wizards point guard Tim Frazier, who missed their last game before the week off due to nasal fracture surgery.

Frazier was back at the Wizards' practice on Tuesday night at Capital One Arena and expects to play on Thursday when the team returns to action on the road at the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"I feel good. I feel like I can go out there and help them compete," he said.


Frazier, 27, had surgery to repair his broken nose on Feb. 11 after he was knocked out of the previous night's game between the Wizards and Bulls. Frazier collided face-first with the knee of Bobby Portis and was immediately ushered to the locker room with blood streaming from his nose.

Following the procedure, Frazier had to battle through pain and breathing issues. He feels much better now and had no complications after participating in a full practice.

The challenge now is adjusting to a fitted mask he will have to wear to return to the court. Frazier has never had to wear a mask before in his basketball career.

"[Sweat] was one of the issues today, trying to keep it dry when I'm sweating underneath," he said.

"He looked good," head coach Scott Brooks said. "I thought he would be a little uncomfortable with it, but he seemed fine."


Frazier has been given advice from the Wizards' training staff, as well as teammate Bradley Beal who has had to wear a mask twice before in his career.

"Brad said that after a while you get used to it. Nobody wants to wear it for the rest of their careers besides Rip Hamilton," Frazier said.

Getting Frazier back is significant for the Wizards, who are already down a point guard with John Wall rehabbing from left knee surgery. Without Frazier against the Knicks on Wednesday, the Wizards had to use Beal and Otto Porter to bring the ball up at times. Now, with Tomas Satoransky and Frazier, they have a starting point guard and a backup who is used to playing the position.

They could have three point guards, as the Wizards continue to weigh their options in free agency. They have to add a player within the next two days to meet the league's minimum roster requirement. Most of the free agents they have evaluated have been point guards as they aim to compensate for Wall's absence, which could last well into the month of March.


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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Wizards have big questions to answer coming out of All-Star break

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller look ahead to the biggest questions the Wizards need to answer after the All-Star break. They also explain why Bradley Beal proved a lot in his first All-Star Game appearance.

They also unveiled a new segment involving guessing Wizards players based on their social media captions.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!