Washington Wizards... Doomed or bright future?
Gilbert Arenas has been suspended for the season and his future is in question. Jamison, their captain and fan favorite in the community, has been traded. Butler, an All-Star not too long ago, has been traded. Is it possible this makes the team better? I think so. I think they have a bright future.
1. They have some solid young players, who they'll be able to play minutes now.
Randy Foye - Has already been playing due to the Arenas situation
Nick Young - Should benefit from Butler's trade
Josh Howard - Next year's contract is a team option, so his salary could come off the books too.
Andre Blatche - Should benefit from Jamison's trade
JaValee McGee - Should benefit from Haywood's trade and get minutes that'll help his growth.
Al Thornton - A solid athletic small forward who fell out of favor in LA
2. Cap Money
I don't know how much they just saved by trading Butler and Jamsion, but I'm sure it's a ton. The only player they've traded for that has a contract beyond this season is Thornton. They should have max free-agent type money this off-season.
3. Chance at the top draft pick
They'll have a chance to land John Wall or a top five pick. Evan Turner doesn't sound too bad either.
What do y'all think?
Finally my boy from Henninger High School gets a chance to shine and he did so today with 33pts and 13 rebs.
I think the Wizards should try to get Cousins or Monroe in the draft to help out with their front court. I like Blatch and McGee but they are both just too skinny to hold down low post players.
I think this team has a very nice future depending on who they choose to keep...McGee and Blatch are very tall and very athletic. Blatch can step out and make 17 footers...McGee is the one with the brightest future of them all...he can run the floor, he can jump, and play defense. Not quite the rebounder as Haywoode but he has the potential to be a very good player in this league...Randy Foye and Mike Miller who are combo players cause they can play more then one position. Then you still have Gilbert.. Gilbert is still a very exciting player who is in a position on leadership now that Jamison and Butler are gone. I believe he will be alot more humble and his game will take Washington back to the playoffs...Future is bright in Washington, it will just take time.
I dont like Josh Howard in Washington..I think he will leave due to him being a veteran and having NBA Finals exp.in Dallas. I also do not believe that Josh Howard is a good mix with Washington. I expect Josh Howard for a team looking for bench depth and a championship contending team.
Washington looks good with 3 young promising players in the front court positions. Howard will probably be let go and hopefully they draft a point guard or shooting guard in the draft of they could just draft Turner who is both and more.
Put John Wall on that team and the Wiz will have a great young lineup who will be able to grow together.
= very good scoring backcourt and very good defensive frontcourt
I think it helps in so many ways. We now get to see what Nick Young, JaVale McGee, and Andray Blatche are really made of. They all have to step up and show that they can be building blocks.
They have the right mix of young guys to be a good team in the future. They may take time ala the Hawks, but they have an outstanding young nucleus. One of the best and most underrated in the game.
I think they're in the same position as the Nets now... They have a chance at having a bright future depending on their moves.
im a wiz fan and i really think our team is doomed unless we can:
1st: Void Arenas's contract to give us some more cap space so we can sign a big name/all-star type of player.
2nd: Signing a big name. Even if we do say void Arenas contract I doubt a big name player will want to come in this situation unless they are solely looking to make some big bucks. I doubt Bosh, Dwade, Joe Johnson or maybe even Stoudemire would want to come into a team looking to rebuild, i feel like these players want to be on a contending team, but then again i could be wrong and players could look for the money since the economy isn't so great these days and the league is looking to fix its salary cap. Player like maybe Rudy Gay? David Lee? would be more realistic players we could pay big money to that deserve a pay raise.
3rd: Getting Wall or Turner: I am praying we end up with either the 1st or 2nd pick. If we land John Wall...wow that will give us a huge jump in progress in rebuilding. Evan Turner is an awesome player as well, he's Mr.Do-it-all. Both these players are players you can build a team around and thats what we gonna desperately need with the lack of any star power as of now.
Our young core is ozzzing potential. Especially Blatche and Mcgee. If Blatche can put it together he can be a force, tonight for example! Mcgee runs like a deer and blocks shots at a ridiculous rate. Nick Young, this site seems to be really high on Nick. I think he's scoring machine and a talent as well, but he has a lot of growing up to do. He is rather immature and when he struggles he becomes a black hole. His defense is left to be desired for, he takes alot of poor shots and is turnover prone. I think he can be a great 6th man ala JR Smith. I like our young players but I feel like they are really good role players that can become a very good supporting cast to a superstar due time.
First off, trading their 5th pick for veteran role players like Randy Foye and Mike Miller led them to nowhere... That has to hurt considering how well Jonny Flynn, Brandon Jennings, Stephen Curry and even DeJuan Blair has been playing this year...
I was NEVER sold on that $111 Million Dollar signing of Gilbert Arenas in the first place... I think it's a little bit too much and it was just insanely huge for a scorer who does nothing but ... well... score... Now he has this gun issues which he took lightly to the disgust and disappointment on David Stern...
Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison, much respect to Brendan Haywood, all need a change of scenery because they aren't getting any younger and they need to win now... 'tawn was a consummate professional and I think he's going to be very happy alongside with LBJ and Shaq... Caron and Brendan can produce very well with Dallas. Caron is a better player right now than Josh Howard... Brendan Haywood is certainly a better player than Damp...
If the Wizards can get John Wall, then that's the time I'll come out and say the Wizards will have a bright future ahead... As of now, they seem to shoot themselves in the foot...