Zillgitt On Wizards, Rockets, Redick, FIBA

February 26 2013 at 7:17pm CST By Sean Highkin

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today has a new column in which he touches on a variety of topics from around the NBA and elsewhere in the basketball world. Here are the highlights:

  • Wizards head coach Randy Wittman talks to Zillgitt about the difficulty of keeping the locker room engaged as Washington heads towards another losing season.
  • Zillgitt takes a look at the Rockets' offense, which has vaulted them into the thick of the playoff race behind the explosive play of James Harden.
  • Zillgitt also gives an update on the status of Royce White, who has struggled in the D-League but does not concern the Rockets organization.
  • The Magic received excellent value in return for J.J. Redick, Zillgitt writes. He praises the aquisition of cheap, young assets in Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris, as well as a capable veteran with an expiring contract in Beno Udrih.
  • Many international players in the NBA are looking ahead to FIBA's Eurobasket tournament this summer, Zillgitt writes.
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