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Wizards guard Sheldon Mac impressed with help Houston is receiving after Hurricane Harvey

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Wizards guard Sheldon Mac impressed with help Houston is receiving after Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane in his hometown of Houston, Wizards shooting guard Sheldon Mac can draw one re-affirming positive, that his city is not alone in the recovery. People from all over have either donated money or supplies, or shown up to help begin what will surely be a long road back to normalcy. Mac's Wizards teammates have even pitched in to donate money. 

Mac joined the Wizards Tipoff podcast recently to discuss how the hurricane affected him and his family. Mac returned to Houston just days before the hurricane hit after participating in the team's mini-camp in Los Angeles. After the storm came, he was stuck in his house for five days.

"We’re doing pretty fine right now. We were blessed enough that the water didn’t come in the house, but it was two feet away from coming in. We’re doing good right now. We’re just kind of scared watching it and having to watch it all day, every day and seeing how close it was to coming inside. But I’m okay, my family’s okay and my house is okay, so we’re very lucky to not have water come in," he explained.

Mac said the house behind his suffered flood damage and many others in his Pearland, TX neighborhood did as well. His family was fortunate, all things considered. Now he is doing his part to help others with an online fundraiser through YouCaring.com. 

"That’s the only real positive thing you can take from this hurricane is to give back as much as you can. A lot of my friends and a lot of my teammates, they are giving back with donations, money, clothes, shoes, school items; which I’m doing myself with the Houston Food Bank and stuff like that. It’s great to see that people around me have great hearts and want to help out other people. It’s been great," he said.

For more on Mac's fundraiser, click here.

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John Wall returns to Wizards lineup after recovering from knee procedures

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John Wall returns to Wizards lineup after recovering from knee procedures

After missing nine games while he recovered from two procedures on his left knee, point guard John Wall is back in the Wizards' lineup for their Wednesday night matchup at home against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Getting Wall back comes at a good time for the Wizards, who have lost two straight games, both to teams with losing records, and went 4-5 while he was out.

They are 5-6 without Wall overall this season.

Wall was administered platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and viscosupplementation injections in his left knee on Nov. 25.

He returned to the practice court on Dec. 8 while the Wizards were on the road and has since taken the final steps before being medically cleared to return.

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Wall will now rejoin a Wizards team that is 14-13 on the season and currently seventh in the Eastern Conference. Through 16 games this season, he is averaging 20.3 points and 9.2 assists. 

With Wall out, the Wizards have averaged 101.5 points per game compared their 108.4 points before he got injured. His return should help other players on the Wizards like Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Markieff Morris return to form on the offensive end.

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Wizards reveal name, logos for new professional NBA 2K18 franchise, Wizards District Gaming

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Wizards reveal name, logos for new professional NBA 2K18 franchise, Wizards District Gaming

The Washington Wizards' brand new professional NBA 2K18 team now has a name and logo.

The details were released on Wednesday through the team's Twitter account @WizardsDG and the logos look quite good.

D.C. fans, welcome Wizards District Gaming. There are logos and a pretty sweet hype video showing scenic shots of Washington, D.C.:

The season is set to kick off in the spring. For more on Wizards District Gaming, check out our podcast featuring 1-on-1 interviews with executives from the team Zach Leonsis and Grant Paranjape:

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