Washington's Selfish Players
I have to say I'm very disappointed in Washington this year. I was so excited after they added Vesely and Singleton They are going to have to clean up their roster some in the offseason. They have 3 AWFUL , selfish players who need to wiped off the roster.
-Blatche is #1 and has 3 years left after this one at an average of $8 million a year......do you amnesty him or Lewis (1 yr left after this one at 24 mil.)?.....I don't think Blatche has any trade value....who wants that poisoned player at that salary (even for nothing)?
-Luckily Young is an unrestricted FA after this year and I would let him walk......he is a talented scorer but not a teram player.....addition by subtraction
-Jordan Crawford is a selfish player who needs to be moved......for anything.......can't stand watching him play......he is a black hole
-A surefire top 5 player in this draft along with a healthy Vesely and a fresh team outloook will do wonders for the team and Wall for the future. Booker, Singleton and Mack are good bench guys...... maybe a new coach for a fresh perspective?
Don't let McGee off the hook so easy, his triple double antics last year in a blow out was an embarrassment to himself, the team, and the league.
True.........I just like to think he is one of the few who can improve his attitude........Washington's best bet is to extend the qualifying offer next year and see what team signs him to an offer sheet......
i posted on here over the summer telling all you guys the Wizards arent doing sh*t this year...and i got a bunch of negs for it...
here we are, they are the worst team in the league and not going anywhere for the next 2 years...they have a couple nice young players, but truly they are awful...
Nick Young is fine. Incredible scorer who makes Crawford irrelevant, Crawfords a problem. McGee is the worst of them all, he just doesn't get it. He contributes tremendously to losses.
Completely agree. The Wizards have not been smart at all about building a stable roster. The first thing they need to do (as you mentioned) is a fire sale.
Pair Blatche with a future draft pick or a rookie-contract (anybody outside of Wall and Vesely) for a trade-exception/expirings. It won't be easy to ship him off, but it's the best way to drastically improve the team outlook. Like you said, Young has to walk (the Wizards had no business re-signing him for this season). I'd also be willing to bet that a team would give up a future-first for Crawford.
McGee is fine for now. He's not helping the team win any games, but they can let him go at the end of this season. At least they'll have a shot-blocker/alley-oop target until then. I feel the same way about Lewis. He's getting paid a ton, but makes a fine place-holder for this season and the next. No reason to amnesty.
Finally, they have to draft somebody with strong leadership qualities. Not Perry Jones, Andre Drummond or Thomas Robinson. I mean somebody like Jared Sullinger, Harrison Barnes or Brad Beal. Somebody the mess of a franchise can be proud of. John Wall really needs a player like that to reach his own full potential.
Harrison Barnes would be the perfect compliment to Walls game a being and being a great scorer that can spot up for Wall and allow him to play J-Walls game while still scoring alot
BUT Sullinger would also fit and be a low post scorer and slow down the Wizards pace and get this team into a winning fashion
I agree with everything except for Jordan Crawford. He plays hard runs the point well, doesnt seem selfish to me.
I think the problem with this team is that we don't have a two way shooting guard.
Nick Young is a terrible player. He is the laziest player on the court.
He absolutely never sprints, and always jogs. Always on cruise control. Second he is very slow with the ball. A shooting guard...is job is to create offense. Nick cannot beat anyone driving to the whole because he is to slow. He almost always shoots a contested jump shot. He is one of the worst players working without the ball because he jogs through screens rather than sprints. He almost never fights on the block for position to post up another guard.
So again, he can't beat anyone off the dribble and our offense suffers because he can't get to the hole and draw fouls on bigs, instead relying on a pull up jumper because he doesn't have the speed and power to get to the hole.
His shot is not reliable from long range even when wide open. On defense he plays average man defense but constantly left ray allen open for three pointers showing extreme lack of awareness of position of his man and where the ball is.
When he gets fouled he lets out this high pitched cry as if he is about to cry.
I just think Nick is part of the losing culture and we really need a kevin martin like shooting guard for this team. Jamal Crawford suffers alot of the same problems as Nick although Crawford has alot more heart. Just give me a reggie miller or ray allen like player who will sprint through screens but also has dribbling power and explosiveness to beat people off the dribble and get to whole to draw a foul. I would enjoy getting some like James Harden.
If I were coaches I make it so that nick young wasn't allowed to even jump shoot, he would be forced to go to whole at least 15 times a game to draw a foul. All of the times wall is penetrating to the hole, all he is really doing is pretending to be nick young as the team starting shooting guard. We need a guard with explosive first step and the ability to draw contact.
We need to really force nick into this role. If he can't do it in the next ten games, we need to trade him for whatever we can, even if its a second round pick and then look to draft a big body shooting guard with an explosive first step who can hit a jump shot with some basketball intelligence. The problem with Nick is that he doesn't have an explosive first step and he isn't explosive driving to the hole. Crawford has the same problems and it really kills our offense.
Also i would force NIck to play more point guard and force him to work on his open court ball handling skills and speed with the basketball. Nick is one of the slowest players in the league driving to whole with the ball.
And McGee hasn't been the problem. He's actually been the best player on the Wizards so far. His offense has improved every year he's been here. He's way more skilled than someone like DeAndre Jordan. He has dropsteps, a spin move, hooks, a decent face-up game, and a developing left hand. He still needs to work on his passing (he's kind of a blackhole), and he still makes a few bonehead mistakes, but if he learns how to slow down and pick his spots on offense, he can become a 17+ scorer.
Nick Young is a "me first" player and doesn't care about playing winning basketball. He's more interested in getting his next contract. He doesn't defend. Rarely passes.
Don't want Sullinger. The Wizards need starters that are two-way players. Sullinger is not that.
Nick Young and Blache Are the two real issue. Get rid of those two this team will do better right away.
Nick Young reminded me of a young Ron Harper... When he was in Cleveland, he was a "me first" player, always looking to score and rarely passes...
Nick young reminds me of Gerald Green. All the talent supreme athlete, no basketball IQ at all, even worst defence.
Blache reminds me Antoine Walker. Skilled fat lazy.
Nobody can ever call you biased lol. You were as high as anybody on Blatche, Young, etc, but as soon as they started F'N up, you've been on them something ferocious lol.
Sullinger is a quality defensive player. Holds opponents to fewer points per possession than any of the other top prospects (including Davis and Drummond). I think he's ideal for Washington.
The Wizards seem to think athleticism = defense, and that's hardly the case. Sullinger is no shot-blocker, but he's a better defender than McGee or Blatche by far.
honestly any of these guys are better than most of this Wizards roster...id be fine with any of them...i really think PJ3 and Wall would be very interesting...also Barnes wouldnt hurt, he can play the 2 or 3 for us...
They need some veteran players and role players committed to running and executing the offense. Nick Young has terrible body language and does little besides shoot, and Andray Blatche is absolutely awful in way that stats cannot possibly convey. I think Crawford puts in the effort, but he isn't a pg and is really only a mediocre scorer. He shot 38% from the field last year, and has had a worse start this year. He really wouldn't play much on most good teams. He is the perfect example of a volume scorer who puts up points on a bad team.
Wall has loads of potential, but Washington has a future that is as bleak as any other team in the league without a major roster shake-up. They should amnesty Blatche, and see what they can get from Singleton and Vesely, as Blatche shouldn't be part of their long term future. McGee isn't a lost cause, but he has no business being the second best player. Washington needs veteran guidance and high-effort young players. Signing guys like Blatche and Nick Young will not help the Wizards rebuild. With their track record, they'll probably dramatically overpay McGee and Crawford, but maybe their management will have grown tired of watching Andray Blatche and Nick Young toss up fade-away long 2s and learn from their mistakes of the past.
Davis would definitely be the best player to draft. Create a defensive identity with Wall, Vesely, Davis and Mcgee who has alot of defensive potential. Davis and Wall in the fastbreak would be a problem. He would be able to polish his offensive game in real NBA games because Washington will still be that bad.
MKG is also a good fit on this team...or Harrison Barnes if you would rather have the offense.
Barnes or Sullinger in that order would be good fits. Davis wouldn't be terrible either but I think they could use the scoring(after they gid rid of Blatche and Young). I like Crawford but more as a 6th man. Then add a few defensive minded vets. Like a Ronnie Brewer, Keith Bogans, or hard working guy like Sam Young(not Young in particular but someone who works hard). They aren;t tough enough is what I am really trying to get to. Most of all, they need john Wall to become a leader. He needs to be the hardest worker and be vocal in a positive way. I know he is only about 20 but he needs to step up.
It's sad Nick Young is the way he is, because even tho he looks very lazy out there and obviously isn't a hard worker, he still is a very very talented offensive player, just makes you think, what if he played hard, worked harder out there, probably could be a top 2 guard in the league, him and JR Smith confuse me so much, both dudes so talented but no discipline, and it holds them back from being very good players and reaching their potential.