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Jarvis vs. Gilbert Mouth Off

You might recall that two weeks ago, Gilbert said that Nick Young, right now, is a better player than Jarvis Hayes. It's a line he repeated again last week at media day. Gil's also said several times that the Wizards finally have a second-team that can put points on the board, which sort of implies that last year's second-team could not score. Did Jarvis hear? Dunno, but I'm guessing he did.

"I was talking to a couple of the guys earlier, there's a difference to being used and feeling being used," Jarvis told the Detroit News. "A lot of times, over the past few years, I felt like I was getting caught up in what's going on with other players in D.C. This is different, more so being involved in the offense."

Hayes no longer has to deal with an offense driven by Gilbert Arenas. He now feels he can come off the bench and make some significant contributions.

Wait wait, there's more. From the Free-Press:

Hayes has been sporting an ear-to-ear grin every day, even after hard workouts. Maybe this is hyperbole, but Hayes said this week he feels he has found a "personal fit from heaven" with the Pistons.

"I found it the first day," Hayes said, "the first day in camp I found it. It's definitely refreshing, to say the least."

Listen, Jarvis, Washington is refreshing. Everyone says so. The Wizards are like a black cherry spritzer at a shady outdoor cafe on a brisk September morning. You don't get to leave here and say your new team is refreshing. Sorry. Plus, Nick Young can dance better than you.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 8, 2007; 12:14 PM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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I think what Jarvis meant was that it is refreshing that he no longer has to reject the advances of his coach.

Posted by: Sean | October 8, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

The Wizards are Ollie's Trolley to the Pistons Ruth's Chris.

Ollie's is great, but you'd rather have the steak. Just ask Wizards Retro, Ben, Rip and Sheed.

Posted by: | October 8, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe this is hyperbole, but Hayes said this week he feels he has found a "personal fit from heaven" with the Pistons."

Well thank God that SOMEBODY was in desperate need of a jump shooter with career shooting percentages of 40% and 34% (from 3).

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | October 8, 2007 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I think Jarvis will learn the ball still clangs off the rim the same way in Auburn Hills that it did in D.C.

Posted by: Shotgun | October 8, 2007 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I think Gilbert arenas needs to stop running his mouth considering Detroit is a far better team than Washington. Just another hater to the best team in the east.

Posted by: Ronnie D. | October 10, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I remember a lot of Waashington fans being glad to see Rip leave town. they thought he underachieved his first few years there. Well, we're happy with him in Detroit and can't wait for a repeat scenario with Hayes. Watch out for January 2, 2008 Washington, I have a feeling Jarvis will be looking to make a statemnet against his former employer.

Posted by: Jason | October 10, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Arenas can back up most of what he says and he is a dangerous player - but damn thats kind of a punk move to talk junk when the Wiz arent half the team Detroit is..

Arenas - Bring your Habatchi a$$ youll need it

Posted by: JW | October 10, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I can sit here and say many a things about the difference between the pistons and Wizards, but I leave it with one word (two syllables).


nuff said.

Posted by: Darth | October 10, 2007 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Pistons have a Championship Ring and Team...what does the Wizards have???
thanks for playing buddy...(Gilbert that is).

Posted by: Ilco | October 10, 2007 8:35 PM | Report abuse

I wish I could write something original but everything has already been said. So I'll just say this "DETROIT BASKETBALL"!!!

Oh and I live in DC - it is far from refreshing

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert Arenas - what a goof. Guaranteed it isn't long before he joins the ranks of certified crazy with Starbury.

Posted by: sdubs | October 10, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

O; dont be scare nick young will catch on and i know we will win the 2008 championship it is not about the strong the bigs it, about the firer and the wizards are burning up. i believe in the nick wizard

Posted by: jame johnson | October 11, 2007 12:27 AM | Report abuse

your boy Gil likes to talk tomuch, he needs to make a dent in the playoffs before he can dis anyone...See LeBron or Kobe.....not injured in May and June. I think Jarvis is going to play well in the Pistons team style as opposed to the Wizards style of give it to Gil....He is a good shooter and despite the injury problems that plagued his career thus far, he is with trainer Arnie Kander in Detroit where McDyess, Ben Wallace, and 835 year old Lindsey Hunter have benefited from his expertise. Give the guy a chance to get away to prove himself before you dis him because he left...Not everyone can fall into the spotlight because the guys before him sucked Gil....or can they??????

Posted by: Tonijamtl | October 11, 2007 12:28 AM | Report abuse

wasnt gil the one missing free throws against the cavs in the playoffs two years ago i think he needs to shut his mouth until he does something in the postseason

Posted by: db | October 11, 2007 1:49 AM | Report abuse

"Oh and I live in DC - it is far from refreshing"

All the Detroit carpetbaggers living in DC...Dont let the door hit your a$$ on the way out. We never wanted yall here anyway.

Posted by: the cheat | October 11, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Yea, go on back to your broke city or post on your own boards. As for Jarvis, hell, EJ gave him ample opportunities to put points on the board and he didn't. So, now he is blaming his lack or scoring prowess on the Wiz. Please, you Pistons fans needs to know that if he had been offered a contract here in DC, he would have taken it. He needs to man up and accept the fact that all he threw up was bricks. With all of those bricks, he could have built Gil a Hibachi by now!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 11, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

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