I wanna know what u guys think about the logjam at small forward for the washington wizards. They have rashard lewis, josh howard just came back, al thornton, cartier martin, and nick young plays the 3 at times. Who stays and who goes if anybody? personally id like to see thornton leave. Not just becuase he's family but more because i want to see him in a different city.
I Don't think it's much of a logjam for the time being really, because of the rotation Flip Saunders is going to use. Young plays shooting guard, Martin doesn't play at all and the Wizards seem content on giving Lewis major minutes and at this point giving Howard 20-30 minutes per game. I think Thornton just happens to be the odd man out and although he might have the same type of minutes as Howard, I just don't find him as talented as Lewis(can't stretch the floor or even rebound as well) or Howard(especially defensively). He has had some good scoring games this year, but he has been a major disappointment in my eyes with his shooting percentages and tendency to shoot 85% of the time he touches the ball- even when there are better options. Don' get me wrong- he is very talented and strong, but he has some serious flaws he has to work on if he wants to take it to the next level as a player. It will be very interesting to see if the Wizards resign him, Howard, both or none.
Both Howard and Thornton along with Yi and Armstrong need to go. When you are this bad every position needs a upgrade accept pg
I think Howard and Thornton are both gone when the season ends. Thornton is okay, but he just isn't a good fit for this team and I think he's a backup at best. He's a free agent after this season.I've actually been quite impressed with the way Howard has played since coming off that ACL injury. He's been shooting the ball well, has played with intensity on defense, and is a great leader for this young team. Howard was known as a bad character guy before he was traded to Washington, but it seems like he's a changed man and is a fiery competitor.The team seems to play harder when he is on the court. With that being said, I don't think he's in this team's future plans because of his age. I wouldn't mind the Wizards resigning him, but it would have to be cheap and a short-term deal.
Lewis has actually impressed me. He gives the Wizards another shooter(something they needed before the trade), adds versatily because he can play the 3 & 4, and he is a high character guy that will push guys like Andray Blatche. The Wizards are stuck with him because of his contract, unless a team trades for him. It'll be interesting to see what his trade value is like when the Trade Deadline hits.
When you said Al Thornton was family, did you mean that he's related to you?
and i agree i do think al will be the odd man out. he isnt a very good 3 pt shooter and honestly if u watch the games this year even when he gets the ball he isnt even looking to shoot anymore. he plays his best ball when jon wall is on the floor. wall gets out on the break and al finishes very well with him. but in the half court he jus looks lost out there. whether its becuz of the coaching sets idk.
Blatche has had a few incidents this year and if he carries on then the team may well look to trade him even if they just take an expiring deal back. After moving Arenas, the Wizards will surely look to rebuild around John Wall via the draft and maybe do a few good trades like at draft time in 2010 when they got extra picks for taking on salary dumps.