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Wizards vs. Knicks Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Wizards vs. Knicks Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The very injured Wizards will make the trip up I-95 to play the Knicks on Friday night.

With most of their key players out with various injuries, the preseason is serving as a proving ground for hopeful future stars of the team and or players fighting for roster spots. Most of the season, in fact, will be about developing individual players as the Wizards try to retool.

The Wizards opened the preseason Monday night with a loss to the Knicks at home. They followed that up with a slow start against the Loong Lions but bounced back to win, 137-98.

Tipoff for the Wizards and Knicks on Friday night is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks, 2019 NBA Preseason Game 3

Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

When: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Knicks preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Knicks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Redskins Talk: Week 6

7:00 PM: Redskins 100

7:30 PM: Wizards vs. Knicks, NBA Preseason (LIVE)

10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Isaiah Thomas (OUT, Left thumb rehab), Troy Brown Jr. (OUT, Left calf strain), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), C.J. Miles (OUT, Left foot rehab)

Knicks: Amir Hinton (OUT, groin), Kenny Wooten (OUT, sprained left ankle), Kevin Knox (QUESTIONABLE, Calf), Wayne Ellington (QUESTIONABLE, illness), Dennis Smith Jr. (DOUBTFUL, Back), 

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (25.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.5 apg): With John Wall out, the two-time, All-Star will responsible for stepping up to the plate and leading the Wizards' very young roster into the 2019-20 season. This will also be an interesting season as Beal has until Oct. 21 to decide if he wants to accept his team's three-year, $111 million extension offer. 

Rui Hachimura, SF, Wizards (19.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.5 apg - college stats): All eyes are on the rookie as he continues his rookie preseason. Although his outside shooting remains a work in progress, his midrange game and his ability to score around the rim are impressive for his age. The ninth overall pick is known for his versatility and is expected to develop into a primary scorer early on.  

RJ Barrett, SF, Knicks (22.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.3 apg): The third-overall pick from Duke had a rough start at the beginning of summer league but eventually found his rhythm towards the end. For Barrett, rebounding comes naturally. The rookie shooting guard is known for his dominant moves in the paint.  

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS SERIES HISTORY 

Number of all-time Meetings: 338 games (36 playoff games)

Regular Season Record: Knicks lead 171-131

Playoff Record: Knicks lead 23-13

Last Meeting: Knicks win 104-99 on 10/7/19

Last 10: Wizards lead 7-3

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Wizards vs. Hornets: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

Wizards vs. Hornets: Time, TV Channel, Live stream, how to watch

After a trying three-game stretch against three of the best teams in the NBA, the Wizards' schedule lightens up a bit as they travel to play the Hornets.

Here's everything you need to know if you plan on watching the game. 

WIZARDS vs. HORNETS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets, Game 23

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Wizards vs. Hornets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Hornets on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. HORNETS TV SCHEDULE

6:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

6:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)

7:00 PM: Wizards vs. Rockets (LIVE)

9:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)

10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)

10:30 PM: Wizards Talk (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. HORNETS INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), C.J. Miles (OUT, left wrist), Jordan McRae (OUT, finger), Isaiah Thomas (OUT, calf)

Rockets: PJ Washington (Day-to-day, ankle), Marvin Williams (OUT, knee)

WIZARDS vs. ROCKETS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Davis Bertans, F, Wizards (14.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.6 apg): Bertans has gone from respected sharpshooter to possibly one of the very best the game has to offer. 

Terry Rozier, G, Hornets (17.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.2 apg): Rozier is starting to come into his own as a lead guard. It'll be interesting to see how he does against this Wizards defense. 

Miles Bridges, SF, Hornets (12.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.8 apg): Bridges was a menace against the Wizards last time out. The key to victory for Washington will be limited this talented wing. 

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Scott Brooks practices tough love in benching, calling out Moe Wagner

Scott Brooks practices tough love in benching, calling out Moe Wagner

WASHINGTON -- Wizards head coach Scott Brooks has shown some different traits this season, now that his primary goal is player development. He has been much more willing to both bench players within games and then afterward offer harsh assessments as to why.

Second-year big man Moe Wagner got that treatment on Sunday night in the Wizards' 135-119 loss to the L.A. Clippers. After starting the game and playing 14 minutes in the first half, he played three minutes in the second half.

And during his postgame press conference, Brooks didn't mince his words when offering an explanation.

"His head wasn't in the game," Brooks said. "When you're a young player, you've gotta lock in. You have to do what we need to be done. We talked about it. We talked about it at halftime and he didn't want to do it."

Brooks has employed a similar strategy with other young players. Both Troy Brown Jr. and Rui Hachimura have been benched and then criticized publicly, albeit to different degrees.

In the past, Brooks has stopped short of publicly calling out players, particularly veterans and stars. But clearly he sees this as a tactic that can help light a fire under young players who have not yet established themselves in the NBA.

Wagner, for one, didn't take issue with Brooks' assessment.

"He's not wrong," Wagner told NBC Sports Washington. "I didn't have the energy I usually have... I think that's the biggest thing when you're young, the consistent effort and the consistency of doing your job. It's easy to do it every other night, but you have to do it every night."

Wagner's numbers weren't awful on Sunday. He had seven points and six rebounds and was 2-for-2 from three. 

But he had some head-scratching moments on defense and seemed to flop looking for fouls at times when he may have been more impactful playing within the team's defensive system.

"[I need to] do the easy things right. Just do your simple job. Don't overdo it. Don't do crazy stuff out there," Wagner said.

Wagner, 22, is playing heavy rotation minutes for the first time. Last year with the Lakers, he only appeared in 43 games and averaged 10.4 minutes per night. He is learning on the fly how to find consistency at the NBA level.

The good news for Wagner is that Brooks doesn't have much of a choice whether to play him. With Thomas Bryant out for at least a few weeks due to injury, he is the best center on the roster. 

But Brooks dropped a line that should serve as a warning to Wagner, that nothing is guaranteed, even in the situation the Wizards are currently in.

"I don't believe in doghouses, I believe in a fair house. If he doesn't do what we need, we move on to the next guy," Brooks said. 

"Everybody deserves that opportunity that works hard every day in practice. Next man up. Hopefully he will come back and be locked in against the Hornets. And he will."

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