Rashard Lewis Refuses To Play For Wizards Vs. Timberwolves After Argument With Sam Cassell, According To Report

The Washington Wizards lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-73 to lose their eighth game in a row and are off to a franchise worst 0-8 start to the NBA season. The Wizards were without forward Rashard Lewis in the loss, who refused to play in the game after an argument with Sam Cassell, according to a report by CSN Washington.

The Wizards are off to a franchise worst 0-8 start, and to make matters more troubling a team source tells CSNwashington.com that Wizards' forward Rashard Lewis got into an argument with Wizards' assistant coach Sam Cassell before the Minnesota game and Lewis decided he didn't want to play.

Lewis did not appear on the bench during the 92-73 loss to the T-Wolves. The Wizards said a sore right knee was the reason for Lewis's absence.

Lewis is off to a poor start to the season, like most of the team, and is averaging just 8.7 points per game on the season. Lewis was picked up in a trade from the Orlando Magic when both teams tried to dump some bad contracts. Lewis continues to remain the highest paid player on the Wizards.

For more on Washington, please visit Bullets Forever, SB Nation's Wizards blog. For all your NBA news and notes visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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