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Wittman sides with Durant on hack strategy: Make your FTs

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Wittman sides with Durant on hack strategy: Make your FTs

Randy Wittman is joined at the hip with Kevin Durant -- let the unnecessary overreactions begin with "KD2DC" -- when it comes to DeAndre Jordan, who will be here Monday when the Wizards play the L.A. Clippers at Verizon Center. If you're tired for being hacked to death and being sent to line, make your (expletive) free throws.

Except Wittman, didn't spout an expletive like Durant. Not that such words aren't in the coach's vocabulary. It's just that he couldn't have communicated his thoughts any better himself.

"I haven’t ever really done it very much and usually when I do they make them," Wittman joked. 

"It’s part of the game. I know it’s a debate and everybody on TV says they should get rid of it but you know what? Now you’re rewarding people for having faults. What, if you can’t three-point shot are we not allowed to guard you anymore? ... So we can’t get close to you and maybe give you an opportunity? You can bleed this down into everything."

Jordan has made 12 trips (four times) to the foul line, 13, 25, 34 and 20. He's averaging 11 points per game. He's shooting 39.4%.

In a 113-99 loss to the Clippers last year, the Wizards' last meeting with them, they didn't send Jordan to the line even once. In a win a year ago in D.C., Jordan only attempted three foul shots.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Beal and Porter need to step up and so does the defense

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller broke down the Wizards' 0-2 deficit and how Bradley Beal and Otto Porter need to play better.

They went into the potential change in the starting lineup, why the Wizards are doing so poorly on defense and the historical odds the Wizards are now up against.

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!

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Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait

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Drake calls Kelly Oubre a 'bum', Oubre doesn't take the bait

One thing rapper Drake has been known for is being a very vocal sports fan, that always seems to make himself the center of attention.

He also seems to be a fan of just about any team that happens to be winning at the moment. 

He's been seen in everything from Kentucky gear at a basketball game, to Alabama and Texas A&M football apparel (seriously, just Google "Drake bandwagon fan" and take a look).

One team he's always seemed to stay loyal to though is his hometown Raptors. Especially when it comes to yelling at anyone he can on the other team.

First, it was John Wall having a back-and-forth with Drake on the court.

Now, it seems to be Kelly Oubre that gets to help Drake suck up more attention on social media. 

After C.J. Miles hit a three-pointer during the fourth quarter of Washington’s 130-119 loss Tuesday night, the cameras caught him doing what he just can't help himself from doing.

Oubre though, doesn't take it personally, even when it was pointed out to him postgame.

Maybe it's because Oubre wants to start his own fashion line, and hopes to have Drake help promote it.

Maybe it's because Oubre doesn't want to ever show up on a Drake diss track (even though he apparently deleted this tweet from a long time ago right after the game).

Or Maybe Oubre is just being the bigger man.

Either way, it's safe to say this trend will continue for Drake and whoever his next Wizards target is on the court.

Given Drake's history though, if the Wizards come back and win the series, will we see him in a Wall or Oubre jersey?

Considering all the bandwagons he's jumped on, it would surprise very few if it happened. 

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