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Wizards at Nets: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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Wizards at Nets: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Jahlil Okafor, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…

WASHINGTON WIZARDS AT BROOKLYN NETS

Where: Barclays Center
Tip-off: 7:30 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Will Porter play?

The Wizards have been without starting small forward Otto Porter for two straight games now as he deals with a right hip contusion stemming from last Friday's game against the L.A. Clippers. He has missed practices along the way, but the team insists it is not serious and the fact the injury hasn't required further testing bolsters their case. Head coach Scott Brooks also said that this hip ordeal is not related to Porter's history of right hip issues. So, expect him back on the court soon and possibly even Friday night against Brooklyn.

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Payback time

These two teams played each other not long ago, on Dec. 12 and also in Brooklyn. The Nets won that one and handed the Wizards one of their more frustrating losses of the season. Though Washington didn't have John Wall, there was no excuse. The Nets were without several key players and the Wizards made key mistakes down the stretch, including a five-second inbound violation by Tomas Satoransky with 8.8 seconds left.

That game was actually the last time the Nets have won. Since, they have lost four straight with three of those games coming at home. They can't possibly get the Wizards twice in two weeks, can they?

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New-look Nets

Just days before the last matchup between these teams, the Brooklyn Nets orchestrated a noteworthy trade with the Sixers to acquire former No. 3 overall pick Jahlil Okafor and former No. 8 overall pick Nik Stauskas. But neither of those guys played in the first meeting, as head coach Kenny Atkinson held them out while they got acclimated to their new organization.

Now those two are getting minutes for the Nets and it has been a slow start for both of them. Okafor has played one game where he scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in 23 minutes. Stauskas has appeared in three games with averages of 8.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.7 minutes. Keep in mind for Okafor that he's been exceptionally good against the Wizards in his brief career. In five matchups, he's averaging 17.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and is shooting 64.3 percent. That includes 26 points and nine rebounds against the Wizards on Jan. 14 of this year.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: NBA trade deadline preview including who and what the Wizards should target

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: NBA trade deadline preview including who and what the Wizards should target

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Travis Thomas went in-depth on the upcoming NBA Trade Deadline. What do the Wizards need? What can they trade? Which players should they target?

All of that is covered, plus a look back at recent deadline deals the Wizards have made. Chase and Travis also go around the NBA to look at the biggest trade rumors, plus why the DeMarcus Cousins ship has likely sailed.

You can listen to the episode right here:

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

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2018 NBA trade deadline: Clippers don't appear close to trading DeAndre Jordan

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2018 NBA trade deadline: Clippers don't appear close to trading DeAndre Jordan

For months it seemed like the Los Angeles Clippers trading All-NBA center DeAndre Jordan was a foregone conclusion, as he's on an expiring deal and while their season had gone awry. But now it is not quite that simple with just over two weeks remaining before the Feb. 8 NBA trade deadline.

The Clippers are actually in the playoff hunt now after winning 12 of their last 17 games. They were 11-18 before that stretch but now sit 23-23 and ninth in the West, one spot out of the playoffs. Considering they are doing all of this without Patrick Beverley and Danilo Gallinari, and the Clippers' future doesn't seem too bad.

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There is also not a strong market for Jordan at this point. On Monday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported the Portland Trail Blazers have expressed interest, but that no significant offers have been made. 

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The Clippers will have a more difficult decision to make than many thought they would. Do they attempt to re-sign Jordan this offseason in hopes of building off their surprising success, or do they trade him within the next several weeks to build for the future?

Jordan, 29, is having another strong season with 11.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. His age is a consideration, as any team that signs him next will be on the hook for his early 30s. Jordan's game is predicated on playing above the rim and that may not age well.

Jordan was long considered one of the biggest names to be available at this year's deadline and the Clippers are still listening to offers, but the reasons for them to not trade him are starting to add up. 

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