The Wizards blew a 21-point lead and lost 90-84 at home vs. the Nets, then got a rant from team captain Andray Blatche that moncler jackets he was displeased with the play-calling and he should be getting the ball down low more than out on the wings. He repeated the complain on Twitter.
Tuesday on Twitter, Blatche basically told people to get over it and and he wasn't calling out coach Flip Saunders.
"Every body need to shut up I didn't call out my coach or team mates I said I had a bad game need it n the post instead of jump shots," Blatche tweeted.
Perhaps Saunders didn't get that message. Tuesday, he said Blatche isn't a captain for the season, that he plans to rotate captains for the time being. Saunders also said he was disappointed in Blatche's comments and met with the 25-year-old.
"We talked about what he said about as far as wanting to be in the post," Saunders said. "And I told him, that's something to my ears. I love hearing that. … But then he also has to understand that just because you get it at 17 feet, you don't have to shoot it, either. I'm not twisting his arm to do that."
On the other side of the court Monday, Nets forward Kris Humphries was jeered when introduced and every time he touched the ball. The Nets open at home later Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
Humphries, coming off his best season as a pro with averages of 10.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, is going through a divorce from Kim Kardashian after a short-lived relationship and wedding that was chronicled on the Kardashian family's weekly reality show.
Humphries laughed off the jeers during the game and finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds to help the Nets erase a 21-point deficit.
"To me, it's motivation. People are yelling at you — you've got to perform, you've got to play hard. They might want to have a reason to say something. You want to try and give them that reason," Humphries said. "For me, it just makes it a little hostile environment — and it's kind of fun to play in that environment."
Nets coach Avery Johnson was puzzled.
"I'm trying to figure out: What did he do? I'm serious. It may be because I don't follow reality TV — I don't know all www.monclerjackets2011outlet.com the ins and outs of it. It's pretty hilarious to me," Johnson said. "I don't even know if THEY know why they're booing."
Gooden suspended: The NBA suspended Milwaukee Bucks forward Drew Gooden one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul Two against Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson. Gooden was deemed to have made excessive contact to Henderson's head on a play with 27.3 seconds left in the third quarter of the Bucks' 96-95 loss Monday. Gooden will serve his suspension Tuesday night when the Bucks host the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Trivia: According to the Nets, they are the first in NBA history to have four players with the same last name on a regular-season roster — Guard Deron and forwards Shelden, Jordan and Shawne.
•Who has the youngest rosters in the league? Golden State Warriors (24.4), Sacramento Kings (24.5), Timberwolves (24.7), Houston Rockets (24.9) and Wizards (25.1).
•Through Monday, of the 15 teams that had opening night at home, there were 11 sellouts or near sellouts. The Wizards, Bobcats, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers did not have sellouts.
Rookie updates: How did some of the prominent rookies do in their first outings?
•Guard Kyrie Irving went 2-of-12 and had six points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Cavaliers' 104-96 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
"It's just one game," Irving said. "It's a learning process. I didn't shoot the ball particularly well."
•Forward Derrick Williams shot 6-of-14 and had 13 points and six rebounds in the Timberwolves' 104-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
•Guard Ricky Rubio shot 2-of-3 and had six points, six assists and five rebounds and created a buzz for the Timberwolves.
"He's really good in the open court. Our guys have to get up and down the floor with him. They can't jog out there," coach Rick Adelman said.
•Guard Kemba Walker went 3-of-10 and had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Bobcats' 96-95 victory vs. the Bucks.
"Even in the preseason I've really been struggling with my shot," Walker said. "I'm getting the shot that I love — the midrange shot — and it's just not falling right now."
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Fredette entered to a loud ovation midway through the first quarter, then committed a double dribble the first time he touched the ball.