NBA lockout cancels Wizards games

John Wall and JaVale McGee might not be taking the floor at Verizon Center, or anywhere else, for a while.

The Wizards, like all other teams, won’t be playing their games as scheduled after the first two weeks of the NBA season were canceled. NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the games late Monday evening after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.

That means the Wizards won’t be playing the three home games and two away games scheduled for the start of the season, which are as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 2 vs. New Jersey Nets
Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Orlando Magic
Sunday, Nov. 6 at Miami Heat
Friday, Nov. 11 at Orlando Magic
Sunday, Nov. 13 vs. Chicago Bulls

If players and owners can hammer out a deal and the season gets going two weeks late, the Wizards would open their season on Nov. 15 at the Los Angeles Lakers.

At one point, the NBA said they were considering postponing games instead of canceling them, but they have now changed course. All NBA games through Nov. 14 have been canceled and will not be made up.

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