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Wizards' workouts enlivened by Jordan

For the second consecutive day, Michael Jordan practiced with his Wizards on Saturday.

"Yeah, he worked out with us again today," guard Laron Profit said. "I don't know if he's coming back or not, that's something Michael's going to have to tell us when he's ready."

Wizards coach Doug Collins said Jordan is taking things one step at a time.

Jordan's mere presence has livened the workouts.

"It's been a real energizer for the guys," Collins said. "It's amazing to me that the guy could take four to five weeks off, have two broken ribs, do nothing but work through the draft _ and the next time I see him, 10 days later, he's out here running around.

" He's an incredible guy."

BLAZERS: Longtime coach Jim Lynam joined Portland as an assistant on new head coach Maurice Cheeks' staff.

KNICKS: Forward Clarence Weatherspoon, a nine-year veteran, agreed to a five-year deal expected to be worth $27-million, the Bergen Record reported. He is expected to sign Wednesday, when the signing moratorium ends for the 2001-02 season.

SIXERS: Aaron McKie, the NBA's sixth man of the year, reportedly agreed to a seven-year deal worth up to $42-million.

The 6-foot-5 McKie averaged 14.6 points in the playoffs, helping the Sixers reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 18 years.

SACRAMENTO: Forward Chris Webber, the NBA's most highly sought free agent, could sign a new contract this week, his consultant said.

However, it was not clear if Webber would re-sign with the Kings or join one of the few teams that could afford the contract he seeks.


LOS ANGELES 62, WASHINGTON 50: Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton combined for 31 points as the Sparks extended their winning streak to eight.

Leslie had her 10th double-double of the season with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks. Milton had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Latasha Byears added 10 rebounds for the Sparks.

Helen Luz scored 14 points for the Mystics. Washington has lost four straight.

UTAH 69, SACRAMENTO 57: Jennifer Azzi had 17 points and eight assists as the Starzz snapped a two-game losing streak.

CHARLOTTE 71, INDIANA 58: Allison Feaster scored 17 points and made four three-pointers to tie the Sting's single-season record.

MIAMI 66, DETROIT 51: Sandy Brondello scored 14 points as the Sol won its fourth straight.

PHOENIX 80, MINNESOTA 67: Maria Stepanova matched her career high with 19 points and Trisha Fallon scored 14 for the Mercury which snapped a two-game losing streak.

The Lynx has lost seven of eight and dropped into last place in the Western Conference.