On Saturday evening, with starters John Wall and Bradley Beal both out due to injury, the Washington Wizards initiated the Cackle Machine when they announced rookies Tomas Satoransky and Sheldon McClellan as starters. The two had produced a grand total of 134 and 21 minutes as NBA players prior to the team’s pairing with the Chicago Bulls, and it was presumed that the duo would be overwhelmed by the well-heeled, All-Star berth and championship-laden aging Chicago backcourt of Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.
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Instead of falling flat, though, the pair held its own. The 25-year old Satoransky (12 points, nine assists) and 24-year old McClellan (15 points, zero turnovers) played fine basketball in 31 and 35 minutes combined, as Wade needed 17 shots to score 14 points, andRead More »from Washington's Marcin Gortat: 'I think we’ve got one of the worst benches in the league'