With most of their key players out with various injuries, the preseason is serving as a proving ground for hopeful future stars of the team and or players fighting for roster spots. Most of the season, in fact, will be about developing individual players as the Wizards try to retool.
The Wizards opened the preseason Monday night with a loss to the Knicks at home. They followed that up with a slow start against the Loong Lions but bounced back to win, 137-98.
Tipoff for the Wizards and Knicks on Friday night is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.
WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PRESEASON HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks, 2019 NBA Preseason Game 3
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
When: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Knicks preseason game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Knicks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. KNICKS TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Redskins Talk: Week 6
7:00 PM: Redskins 100
7:30 PM: Wizards vs. Knicks, NBA Preseason (LIVE)
10:00 PM: Wizards Postgame Live (LIVE)
10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)
WIZARDS vs. KNICKS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: John Wall (OUT, Left Achilles rehab), Isaiah Thomas (OUT, Left thumb rehab), Troy Brown Jr. (OUT, Left calf strain), Ian Mahinmi (OUT, Right Achilles strain), C.J. Miles (OUT, Left foot rehab)
WIZARDS vs. KNICKS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, G, Wizards (25.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.5 apg): With John Wall out, the two-time, All-Star will responsible for stepping up to the plate and leading the Wizards' very young roster into the 2019-20 season. This will also be an interesting season as Beal has until Oct. 21 to decide if he wants to accept his team's three-year, $111 million extension offer.
Rui Hachimura, SF, Wizards (19.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.5 apg - college stats): All eyes will be on the rookie as he makes his preseason debut as the second Japanese player in the NBA. Although his outside shooting remains a work in progress, his midrange game and his ability to score around the rim are impressive for his age. The ninth overall pick is known for his versatility and is expected to develop into a primary scorer early on.
RJ Barrett, SF, Knicks (22.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.3 apg): The third-overall pick from Duke had a rough start at the beginning of summer league but eventually found his rhythm towards the end. For Barrett, rebounding comes naturally. The rookie shooting guard is known for his dominant moves in the paint.
WIZARDS vs. KNICKS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 338 games (36 playoff games)
Regular Season Record: Knicks lead 171-131
Playoff Record: Knicks lead 23-13
Last Meeting: Knicks win 104-99 on 10/7/19
Last 10: Wizards lead 7-3
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Wizards vs. Knicks Preseason: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington