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Wizards vs. Knicks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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Wizards vs. Knicks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway, Jr. and the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

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


Where: Capital One Arena
Tip-off: 7:00 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 6 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Wizards are gaining momentum

The Wizards' season so far has been characterized by steep ups and downs, taking a step forward only to quickly take a step back. On Wednesday against the Knicks, the Wizards will attempt to do something they have not accomplished since Nov. 15: win three games in a row. This is the fourth time during that span, about seven weeks, that they have won two straight. But in each of their previous three chances to win a third, they have lost and twice to bad teams (Clippers and Hawks).

The Wizards have won seven of their last 10 games, their best 10-game stretch of the season. And they have won seven of their last eight at home. Things are looking up and winning three straight for the first time in a while would be another step in the right direction.


So many threes

The Wizards have caught fire from long range in recent games. They have hit 16 threes or more in two straight games and in three of their last five. In their last two games, the Wizards have set and then tied a franchise record with 36 three attempts in a game.

Bradley Beal is 10-for-19 in his last two games. Otto Porter is 16-for-30 in his last five outings. Kelly Oubre, Jr. is 12-for-25 in his last five games and Markieff Morris is 7-for-15 in his last eight.


Knicks are different now

Kristaps Porzingis is still in New York and doing his thing, averaging 24.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. But beyond him, the Knicks feature a lot of new faces. Carmelo Anthony moved on to Oklahoma City in the offseason. The Knicks traded him for Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott. There's also Michael Beasley, who signed as a free agent.

Kanter is off to a great start, averaging 13.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Beasley is contributing with 11.5 points per game on 51.7 percent shooting from the field. It's worth noting that their second leading scorer, Tim Hardaway, Jr., is out with a left leg injury.


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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

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Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will buy him out, in three-team deal involving Dennis Schroder

The stage has been set for Carmelo Anthony to hit free agency, as the 10-time All-Star was traded to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday in a three-team deal, one that will lead to a subsequent buyout of his contract. ESPN first reported the news and noted that the Rockets are the favorites to sign him.

The full deal sends Dennis Schroder from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Anthony and a protected first round pick, and sends Mike Muscala from Atlanta to Philly. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will go to the Thunder from Phily and Justin Anderson will go from the Sixers to the Hawks.

That's a complicated deal, but it ultimately frees Anthony up to choose a new team. He was set to make $27.9 million from the Thunder next season, but the Hawks are footing the bill to let him walk.

Anthony's skills have declined now that he's 34 years old. Last season, he averaged 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting, way down from the 22.4 points he averaged the season before with the Knicks.

Still, Anthony could help a team looking for a scoring punch and the Rockets would like some more help in their quest to take down the Warriors. If he signs there, he will join friend Chris Paul and the 2017-18 MVP, James Harden. 

Houston has been the logical landing spot for Anthony ever since news broke that the Thunder were looking for a way out of his contract. If he doesn't go there, perhaps the Lakers would make sense. LeBron James is going to need a lot more help than the roster he currently has around him to make some noise in the crowded Western Conference.

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Fallout from the Kawhi/DeRozan trade; Kevin Love questions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hugheswas joined by Nick Ashooh to break down the fallout from the trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan.

They looked at what it means for the Wizards and the East, as well as the Lakers and LeBron. Plus, they took fan questions, many of which centered on Kevin Love and the possibility of a trade to Washington.

You can listen to the episode right here: