So, the Wizards dump one starter (a man that the owner highly respects and just re-signed to a 50 million dollar deal last season), one possible 6th man or starter (the 5th pick in the draft) and a bench player all for salary relief the Wizards don’t necessarily want since the owner said he didn’t care if he went over the salary cap the next season.
There’s something to be said for tanking the season for the upcoming draft. Usually that’s a good move if your team isn’t fighting for the 8 seed with a few games left in the season. It’s another to advocate throwing the season 11 games into the season.
“I don’t want to see them struggle,” [Gilbert] Arenas said yesterday at Madame Tussauds, where his wax figure was unveiled, “but if this is one of those years where we don’t make the playoffs or we finish in last place … that’s what happened to San Antonio and that’s how they got Tim Duncan and look at them now … and that’s for the better.”
Maybe Zero’s just trying to be positive about a bad situation but it’s a bit early to talk about tanking. Hopefully he’ll do his part and not play at all this season. Then again he couldn’t come back and mess up the chemistry because there is none.
Things are a mess and there isn’t much hope on the immediate horizon. JaVale McGee has shown quality but for every positive, there’s a negative. It’s becoming more obvious by the day that Andray Blatche is much better at soliciting prostitutes than he is at playing basketball or spelling Andre. The only thing that’s different is Etan Thomas. Poems and hope don’t block shots or get rebounds. I never thought I’d miss Brendan Haywood but it’s clear that Thomas is a paper champion. The lack of consistency probably hurts too. The upside for the team is that they play in the Eastern Conference so they should still make the playoffs even if they try to avoid them. Sorry, Zero.
Antawn Jamison hate him some Russian samiches. Oleksiy Pecherov isn’t having it.
Etan Thomas should write a poem about the glory of Russian sandwiches and just squash this beef with eloquence. It’s good to know that Jamison has been to Yugoslavia. Rumor has it that his next foreign trip will be to Rhodesia or French Indochina.
Here’s a blast from the past for you. DC television sports reporter Tim Brant recently taped an interview with Gheorghe Muresan for Wizards Magazine. If you want to find out what Gheorghie is up to these days take a look below. You have to listen pretty closely because the big guy’s accent is still pretty thick, but it isn’t impossible, you don’t need close captioning here. Gheorghe also goes into some talk about gigantism and his feelings towards Wizards owner Abe Polin (whom he obviously must love since he’s still working for the ‘Zards) and his time in the league. Pretty neat little 5 minutes to catch up with the tallest guy ever in the NBA. How can you not love good ole 77?
Michael Jordan’s mistress just wont quit. Lisa Miceli is opposing a February injunction, forbidding her from having contact with Jordan because the crazy beeyotch won’t leave him alone about her baby, and is calling for a third paternity test. A third! Twice before MJ has been tested and twice before it has been determined that he was not the father of her child like she is still trying to claim.
You know what this means of course…MJ needs Maury. Obviously going on the Maury Povich show is the only way that this woman will believe that he is NOT the father and quit her golddigging ways. Someone needs to make this happen. I want to see MJ do this