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John Wall and Bradley Beal have decided on a nickname for Capital One Arena

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John Wall and Bradley Beal have decided on a nickname for Capital One Arena

The debates, as spirited as they were, can now effectively end. Wizards stars John Wall and Bradley Beal have agreed on a nickname for Capital One Arena.

Drumroll, please. The building formally known as the Verizon Center, formally known as the MCI Center, now officially known as Capital One Arena will now unofficially be known as 'The Vault.' Capital One is a bank and, with the help of some Twitter crowd sourcing, Beal found 'The Vault' and he likes the sound of it.

"I like the name, you know 'vault,' you lock it down. For us, we want to be a defensive-minded team," Beal explained. "We got to lock up the defense. We got to lock up our house. This is our house. We have the mindset that no one comes in here and beats us and no one comes in here and puts up a lot of points. I think that's a good motto for us."

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It certainly makes sense. It works within banking terminology and it represents something the Wizards are striving for as a team on the basketball court. 

Beal seems to be the ringleader in all of it and went through the trouble of seeking a nickname on Twitter. He got many suggestions including 'The Bank' and 'The Loan Booth.' It was 'The Vault,' though, that stuck.

"Hopefully, it can trend a little bit more in D.C. for us," he said.

Wall has already bought in.

“[Beal] is the leader of this team. He is another captain so I am rolling with it with whatever decision he makes. I am rolling with it. 'The Vault.' You come in here, you are walking into the vault. You get locked in," Wall said.

Okay, now it's time for some self-promotion. 'The Vault' was suggested as a nickname soon after the story broke that Verizon Center would be renamed. It was thrown out there by a certain reporter who happens to be pretty awesome and some might argue handsome, too. Oh wait, that was me.

Surely there were plenty of people who had the same idea, but opportunities for shameless self-indulgence are hard to pass up. So, there you go. 'The Vault' it is.

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Wizards will face Lakers, Clippers in Orlando's NBA exhibition schedule

Wizards will face Lakers, Clippers in Orlando's NBA exhibition schedule

Before the Wizards begin their eight-game schedule to close out the regular season on July 31, they will have three exhibition games to get warmed up in Orlando.

They will start July 22 against the Denver Nuggets and also play the Lakers and Clippers. Those are the three top seeds in the Western Conference.

Here is a look at their three-game set:

7/22: Nuggets, 3:30 pm ET
7/25: Clippers, 8 pm ET
7/27: Lakers, 3 pm ET

The question here, of course, is whether the stars will play given these games won't count. In a usual preseason, the answer would probably be 'no.' But in this case, with each team only having three games to find their rhythm before games start, and after months off, it is anyone's guess.

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It wouldn't be surprising if the Wizards did see some combination of Nikola Jokic, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The biggest question mark would be that Lakers game since it is the last exhibition game for both teams. Maybe James and/or Davis sit with two games already under their belt and an opening night meeting with the Clippers awaiting.

Either way, the Wizards will get a look at some of the NBA's best teams before they kick things off for real. And this also means they will be playing games nine days ahead of their regular season. There are now just under three weeks to go until the Wizards return to the court.

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Report: Pacers' Victor Oladipo opts out of NBA restart in Orlando

Report: Pacers' Victor Oladipo opts out of NBA restart in Orlando

Victor Oladipo has opted out of playing in the NBA's restart in Orlando, marking the biggest star yet who was expected to play backing out.

The news, which was first reported by the Athletic, is a health precaution as he aims to get 100 percent healthy for next season. He had played only 13 games this season after missing a full year due to a torn quadriceps tendon.

Oladipo, 28, is a two-time All-Star. His absence leaves the Indiana Pacers, the fifth-seed in the Eastern Conference, without their best player.

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The Wizards happen to play the Pacers as part of their new eight-game schedule to close out the regular season. Now they won't see Oladipo, who they had yet to face this season. 

Given Oladipo's recent injury history, it is not all that surprising he would make this move. But it also could open the door for other players of his stature to decide similarly.

Oladipo is a star in the league, but not on a team expected to compete for the title. Will others in a similar boat decide not to go? Wizards guard Bradley Beal, for one, is still mulling his own decision on whether to play.

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