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

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

The Wizards will host the New York Knicks on Sunday night (6pm, NBC Sports Washington) looking to both get their second win of the season, and end a five-game losing streak.

Washington is allowing a league-worst 123.9 points per game and has given up 134 or more points three times in eight games. Further, they are giving up a league-worst 13.3 3s per game, and as well as coughing up the ball an average of 15 times per game.

New York enters tonight with a 3-6 record, though they have won two of their last three.

Here's is what you need to know for tonight's game.

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS  HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks, Game 9 of the 2018-19 NBA season
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
When: 6:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Knicks will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Knicks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS TV SCHEDULE

5:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
5:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
6:00 PM: New York Knicks @ Wizards (LIVE)
8:30 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
9:00 PM:Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)

WIZARDS vs. THUNDER INJURY REPORT:

Wizards: None
Knicks: Courtney Lee (neck, OUT); Kevin Knox (ankle, OUT)

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Dwight Howard, Wizards: Howard finished with 20 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field with three rebound s in 23 minutes on Friday against OKC. He was pulled due to the lopsided score, so it is unclear if he would have played more minutes, so it'll be interesting to see how he goes up against Enes Kanter. 
Rookies, Knicks:  Guard Allonzo Trier scored a career-high 23 points, and center Mitchell Robinson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double in the NBA as the Knick s beat the Mavericks on Friday.

WIZARDS vs. KNICKS SERIES HISTORY

Number of all-time Meetings: 333 games (36 playoff games)
Regular Season Record: Knicks lead 169-128
Playoff Record: Knicks lead 23-13
Last Meeting: Knicks win 101-97 on 3/25/18
Last 10: Wizards lead 8-2

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Tom Haberstroh: 'I just don't know if the timing is right' for Masai Ujiri to join Wizards

Tom Haberstroh: 'I just don't know if the timing is right' for Masai Ujiri to join Wizards

As soon as the clock hit zero in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and cemented the Toronto Raptors as the 2019 NBA Champions, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that the Wizards were preparing to make a lucrative offer to Toronto GM Masai Ujiri. 

NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig confirmed that Washington was prepared to give the Raptors top front office executive a deal that would be hard to refuse.

The rumored interest in Ujiri became the topic of the most recent Wizards Talk Podcast discussion, and Monday, NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh spoke on the potential pairing. 

"If you're Ted Leonsis and the ownership in D.C., you're hoping that the Raptors are out [of the playoffs] early so you can start the talks and you can try to lure Masai Ujiri over a few days or a week but they dont have that time before Thursday's draft," Haberstroh said.

"I just don't know if the timing is right for Masai to make such a huge decision in his career in the next couple of days."

Ted Leonsis' offer isn't the only factor trying to bring Ujiri to the nation's capital. The Raptors' executive has a relationship with former President Barack Obama, which could weight in the Wizards favor, and Ujiri's wife, Ramatu, attended high school in the D.C. area as well.

"If he takes this job, it is not about the basketball reasons, its all about the off-court reasons, whether it's Barack Obama recruiting him, or it's his wife who is from the area," Haberstroh added.

While Wizards fan would welcome Ujiri to Washington with open arms and hope that he is the missing piece to set the franchise in the right direction, Haberstroh isn't sure that Ujiri bolts from Toronto so soon.

"I just don't know if the timing is right for Masai Ujiri to leave a champion in Toronto," Haberstroh said.

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'Sincere interest': Latest on Pelicans exploring trade for Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal

'Sincere interest': Latest on Pelicans exploring trade for Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal

While the Washington Wizards struggled defensively last season, the organization is holding firm when it comes to rebuffing offers for Bradley Beal.

The New Orleans Pelicans showed sincere interest in the two-time All-Star before Saturday’s blockbuster that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. That curiosity remains and the two sides broadly discussed a trade scenario involving Beal, multiple sources told NBC Sports Washington.

The Pelicans are open to dealing the newly acquired fourth overall selection in Thursday’s NBA Draft according to numerous reports. New Orleans also landed three young players from Los Angeles -- Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart -- plus additional future picks and pick swaps.

Whatever the initial parameters, the conversation never veered close to actual negotiations, according to a source.

The basis for trading Beal centers on maximizing his asset value with two years and $56 million remaining on his original five-year contract signed in 2016. Washington likely struggles next season with fellow guard John Wall out and an evolving roster that currently has only five players with guaranteed contracts.

This one rejection does not mean Washington has completely shut the door on future talks with teams. However, the sense from league sources is the team plans on keeping Beal despite ample interest from contenders.

Beal, who turns 26 this month, just completed a near All-NBA season in which he and MVP candidate James Harden were the only players to average 25 points, five rebounds, five assists and 1.5 steals per game. The ascending talent is the lone healthy starter on the roster with Wall sidelined until 2020 with a torn Achilles.

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