It's early in the season but it's also a great time to predict which team will have the worst record in the end. Who do you have?
I'm picking the Wizards for three reasons...
A) Their age... The Wizards roster despite having guys like Rashard Lewis, Mo Evans and Ronny Turiaf have an average age of 25, making them the youngest team in the league...
B) With young age comes immaturity... They don't have enough veteran guys especially big men that can guide guys like JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche (despite having 6 pro seasons is still way too immature) on the mental aspect of the game... John Wall doesn't have a veteran back up point guard to guide him, too. Compared to Derrick Rose who had Lindsey Hunter and Kirk Hinrich during his formative years, Wall has to learn all by himself...
C) Andray Blatche --- talk about immaturity right? well, it's just one game but you can tell they're going to have a tumultuos season... You don't believe me? well, it's up to you... http://www.nba.com/2011/news/12/27/wizards-blatche-drama.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2
We'll be in contention, but I think Charlotte, Cleveland, and Toronto will finish worse than us.
I'm surprise someone picked the Wizards since a lot of people been saying John wall will be in the same group of ,CP3, Dwill, Rose. Also people are saying he will get 25 points and 15 assist a game.
Blatche is such a cancer I swear he hinders John Wall's improvement. If got benched, maybe he would look at himself and say "damn, I gotta get it together"
Worst record though I'll just go with the Cavs. I just don't see Kyrie as a game changer just yet. They will probably get rid of Jamison by the trade deadline. Scott is a good coach but if he gets dismissed, I think it would be a blessing in the sky for him because he doesn't deserve all these L's he's getting with the Cavs lol.
Y'all need to get rid of Blatche man... He's a cancer... I don't give a crap how talented he is but he is DEFINITELY a cancer on your team...
I apologize WizardofOz... I know you are a supporter of Blatche and maybe the word cancer was harsh but I really just don't like the guy lol. I guess everyone is entitled to some sort of opinion
Was at the Wiz/Nets game last night and Washington's effort was despicable, Nets are a totally disadvantaged team w/o Brook as evidenced by tonight's thrashing in ATL and yet they totally dominated the Wizards on defense and on the boards (outrebounded them 58-39, Humphries 16 James 14). Bash Crawford and Young for maybe shooting too much if you want but they're visibly passionate and compete every possession. Blatche is a disgrace and has to go. Came out with a speech about being the captain, the proceeded to hoof it every possession and get into a war of words with the media and fans. McGee may have, you know, RIDICULOUS UPSIDE or whatever but he was playing less defense and giving even less effort on the boards then Blatche. McGee should stay because he seems to care more than Blatche, who just seems to not only be a cancer on both ends but a bad influence on the already impressionable JaVale.
Yeah I watched the game. The effort was pretty good in the 1st half, but just fell off in the 2nd half (mainly because of Blatche).
This Wizards team is so bad. The main thing that urks me is the teams shooting mechanics. They're awful. Most of the players have no arch on their shot shooting off the dribble. Not Wall, Blatche, Crawford, Lewis, or McGee. Lewis has absolutely no arch on his shot. Back in his Seattle days, he had arch on his shot, but I think his bum knee is giving him problems. He should retire. Crawford's shooting form is horrific.Most of the players apex on their form don't even get to the highest point of the backboard.
And Wall does not know how to make his team mates better in a half court set. He display poor handle when he slows down and he really doesn't have "point guard handles". He doesn't dribble the ball close to court when going speed and I have yet to see him go full speed...stop on a dime and accelerate again. Why because he can't. People wall is a shooting guard with poor handles, that doesn't study film. Instead he is fascinated with dribbling as fast as he can straight to the hoop an believing he can outjump and get an easy layup. It appears he didn't work with his team mates during the lockout and therefore showed he doesn't deserve to lead this team. Maybe in this offseason Roger Mason, Evans, and Turiaf--and maybe he might do a commericial with jason kidd or chris paul and learn how to play like a high bbiq point guard. Right now he is believing in his own hype and playing run and gun tunnel vision basketball not thinking five second ahead of time...which is how a true point guard is suppose to play. See things develop before they actually do and being able to guide your team mates in the right positions so that the ball moves around like an orchestra for the easy open shot.
I actually think the Nets have the least talented roster in the league but Deron Williams will make them respectable. But I can't imagine how much he's gonna put up with before even he starts to take games off because that team is just....I dunno they look bad on paper.
The Cavs are better then people think and the Bobcats might have the rookie of the year.
There were people actually predicting the Wizards to challenge for a playoff spot...
I too think they'll be the worst in the NBA.
I completely agree with you now IMBB. I've jumped off the Blatche bandwagon for good. He's a cancer. I actually thought he would change this year, from effort to conditioning, but he hasn't changed squat. He's still the same lazy, out of shape bum he's always been.
If you watch him on the court, the dude looks like a 40 y/o man out there. He's horribly out of shape, and has been since last year. He kind of had an excuse last year because he broke his foot last summer, and couldn't work out, but he has no excuses this year. His body looks the same as last year, and he gets fatigued very quickly. He looks slow, and no longer has the ability to beat his man off the dribble or the agility to pull off his post moves.
And his effort is awful. NJ came back because his effort completely fell off in the 2nd half. He didn't even bother moving his feet on D, was terrible on rotations, and he let Humphries own him. The guy has no fight or pride in him.
If he just worked hard on/off the coourt, he would be a beast. He's super talented, but it seems like he's not interested in maximizing his talent. Getting rid of him would be addition by subtraction at this point. He drains the whole teams energy, and is a negative influence on the court.
Nets, if they don't get Howard. The Lopez injury really killed them. They won't last long without him. They got a lucky win yesterday.
guys like Blatche are such a waste.. you figured he'd mature as a player, be inspired by what his mom has said that is why he changed his number from 32 to 7 and still came out as the same immature guy... To think he's been in the league for six years and is still 25 years old...
His talent is undeniable... I mean, he could score 30 points and grab 14 boards with ease... The problem is, he relied to much on his talent and felt like he never really had to work at it... It's a damn shame to see this guy waste his skills. Blatche needs to go someplace else... The Wizards will be a better team without him. I can tell you that from a fan's perspective..
I just laugh at the people who were actually fooled by Blatche.
I've never bought into him ever being a real winning impact type of player.
If you say anything Negative about John Wall, your going to get a lot of Negatives. I got over most likely combine over 35 negatives because all the league game hype he was getting. I was saying the same thing you wrote.
^^LOL what is this like Knicksboy's 42nd account? j/k Welcome back.
@for never ever
WHO on this forum is putting Wall in CP3 group? I know you said people are saying he "will" be. I can agree with that, but he is not currently. But name some respected members of this forum who are saying he is in that class or close to it. On a new Elite Player thread, for PG's I ranked him above Mike Conley but below Tony Parker. Who is this person that said Wall will average 25 and 15? I am not saying he wont, I just dont get into the stats like that...but I really want to know what poster said that?
are you tearing up your own player? man, I disagree with a lot of stuff you said about Wall. its almost as if you have to be the same type of player as CP3 or DWill to be considered good. Some things you mentioned, about his tunnel vision and half court sets are true, but hell, lets give him some time to at least try and improve. He is only 21.
People bring different things to the table. Wall will never be as good as CP3 or DWill at some of the things they can do. So is that supposed to mean he will never be elite? There will be things that no one else will do as well as Wall. Its like a lot of guys underestimate Rondo, saying he is not in that class. Rondo will never be able to cross people over and pull up in their face from 25' like DWill, but Rondo has become one of the most dominant PG's to play in the past 20 years. This guy can dominate in every area outside of scoring when he gets going. At some point Wall is going to be a dominant, game-changing player, but he wont do it the same way that CP3 or Rose does it. Will that make him any less of a player? A.I. is going to be a first ballot HOFer and he logged most of his minutes at PG....but I dont think anyone will ever mistake him for having uncanny court vision. He became great by his own strengths...and Wall will do the same.
Utah could be in the mix too, they are so young and there are going to be a lot of growing pains. Hopefully this provides as motivation for their young core and doesn't get to them because I really like their young players as a unit going forward.
but wizard, u gotta be just phuckin wit us here "It appears he didn't work with his team mates during the lockout and therefore showed he doesn't deserve to lead this team."
wow...really? who better?
you are telling us a 21 year old who nearly avg a double double his first year in the league and led his team in assists and steals is not deserving to run one of the worst teams in the league? ok, I am leaving now.
Oh my, not Knicksboy again.... I've got my money on Toronto having the worst record. Cleveland and Charlotte will be pretty sh*tty as well.