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Barkley: Wizards need to trade Gilbert Arenas


As John Wall has led a quick-paced and exciting Wizards Summer League team, it's been easy for Wiz fans to dream about him leading their team for the next five or six years. It's less easy to figure out what things will be like when he lines up in the backcourt with Agent 9.

Wall said he's yet to meet Gilbert Arenas in person, but that they talk "once a week, once or twice a week, just to see how he's doing, where he's working out." He said they'll "hopefully" meet in person before the summer ends.

And while Ted Leonsis has continued to reaffirm his commitment to Gilbert, others still aren't convinced.

"They've got to figure out the Gilbert Arenas situation and go from there," Charles Barkley said on Comcast SportsNet's Friday night pre-game edition of Washington Post Live. "I think they need to trade Gilbert for the simple fact of all the baggage that will be around the team. You know, Wall's a young kid, it's his team to go forward, but there'll be so much negative publicity around Gilbert, I think they need to make a clean break and let it become the John Wall Era.

"I mean, I like Gilbert Arenas, I think he's a really good player, but I think that's the first thing that people are gonna think about. And John Wall is the future of the Wizards. They don't need to be involved in any of that negative karma. I think they should trade Gilbert, if they asked me my personal opinion."

Ivan Carter then asked Barkley whether they could possibly find a market for a player with PR baggage, a history of knee troubles and a massive contract.

"Listen, if you can play, they can always find something for you," Barkley responded. "Everybody in the NBA's making a lot of money nowadays. Like I said, they need to just make a clean break. Somebody will trade for Gilbert Arenas -- he's a hell of a player -- but I just think from an organizational standpoint, they need to turn that page."

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 17, 2010; 11:56 AM ET
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Barkley is correct but I think the Wizards are holding onto Arenas until they can make a fair trade. How can you get fair value on a guy with PR issues, big contract, and knee problems. Let Gil play well for 1/2 or 3/4 season with Wall and then move him at the deadline. Ted is a shrewd businessman. The Wiz will move Arenas but Ted isn't going to sell in a down market.

Posted by: calhokie | July 17, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Barkley's a real buffoon, but this time he makes sense! Gil is even more overrated than marriage!

Posted by: iubiquity | July 17, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Barkley needs to stop being a drunk and pay his gambling debts, then maybe I'll respect his opinion.

I honestly hope Gil stays here, accepts the 2 guard role, and is successful.

EG will always have a soft spot for Gil, he's not just going to give him up for nothing like he did the others.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | July 17, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Chucky finally says something that makes sense. Mr. 0 should have never been given that big a contract to beging with. But it was a typical move from a franchise that would choose la Sooze over John Nash,years ago. Just a mess. This is the first time in years I've paid attention after being a die hard Bullets fan since the 70's.

Posted by: ridgely1 | July 17, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

AMEN

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 17, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse


"I think they need to trade Gilbert for the simple fact of all the baggage that will be around the team."

I never thought I'd agree with Barkley, but I do. 100%

Posted by: hessone | July 17, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Barkley was a great player who NEVER won it all. John wall is awesome and all the so called experts say he can Gaurd 2's in this league so let him. Gilbert may not be a lot of things but come the start of the season if he's still here he'll be the best player in a wizard's uniform not wall.

Posted by: hondaman579 | July 17, 2010 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I think the majority agrees with Barkley. The question is how, when, and where.

I remember rumors of Arenas for Vince Carter. This is actually the best possibility. As much as many hate the Heat, the fact is they are probably going to be better than LeBron's Cavs. The Bulls are much better. Boston is old, but can make a late-season/playoff run if they play their cards right. Orlando cannot just stay with Vince, when they could not win a weaker East this past year with him. Arenas may not defend, but he can score just as much as LeBron or Wade, if not more. He may be a health risk, but when he plays he is great. He may have PR luggage, but he would not be the biggest star in town, Howard is. Orlando might be taking a HUGE risk, but the payoff could help them tremendously; a healthy Gil can win them the East (not the title with the Phil-Kobe combo still around).

As for us, Vince Carter only has two years, opposed to five. He could be easily bought-out or traded after one year. Also, Orlando has a great asset to make the trade worth it for us...Gortat. A Center widely regarded as a starter on most teams, he and McGee could push each other, allowing the Wiz to be secure at the thinnest position in the NBA. And maybe one could be pushed to PF if Blatche has attitude issues again.

I checked the trade machine and this deal works right now. It would be better for us to do it now, but Orlando and others might want to see Agent 9 play some more before pulling the trigger.

Posted by: mcgratsp | July 17, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

The first thing he needs to do is lose some weight then i'll take his fat azz seriously and how does a man that consistently bashes the Wiz have anything credible to say about this team,i mean the man has a drinking problem so why would anyone listen to him.

Posted by: dargregmag | July 17, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I'll throw this bone out there....

Why would you give up a guy who can score 20+ points a game for you, and possibly drop 40??

Why would you trade that guy away?

If you're basing it on his salary, then that's not being so rational.

I think you wait and bring back Gil for a year and see how things pan out after that. If the situation looks like it's a flop then you move another direction.

Wall and Gil could be the best backcourt in basketball THIS year.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | July 17, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

"...and how does a man that consistently bashes the Wiz have anything credible to say about this team.."

Exactly.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | July 17, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Gil give Washington a good chance of winning a championship this year. not having him is rebuilding which if fine but, this city NEED a championship and I look at this team and I can rally say why not The Wizard with the Guards that they have and the running big men and the new tough men that they have. if they believe they can do and you need unstoppable scorer to do that and Gil has 3 years for his knee to heal. How many player ever had that time to get well. Gil will be a top three scorer this year and look out for the Wizard this year and a true point guard like Wall is the key and he will make the whole team better including Gil, and a better Gil make a way better team. I like Barkley but when was Barkley ever a fan of the Washington Wizard

Posted by: lostdogrwd1011 | July 17, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Gil give Washington a good chance of winning a championship this year. not having him is rebuilding which if fine but, this city NEED a championship and I look at this team and I can rally say why not The Wizard with the Guards that they have and the running big men and the new tough men that they have. if they believe they can do and you need unstoppable scorer to do that and Gil has 3 years for his knee to heal. How many player ever had that time to get well. Gil will be a top three scorer this year and look out for the Wizard this year and a true point guard like Wall is the key and he will make the whole team better including Gil, and a better Gil make a way better team.

Posted by: lostdogrwd1011 | July 17, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Some friends of mine and I are having a poker game tonight and we'd like for you to join us. Please bring a lot of cash w/ you. It should be a fun time!

Posted by: randysbailin | July 17, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

IF Mr. FDU says it's so, then it must be so.

BTW - FDU is Fat, Dumb, and Ugly Charles Barkley-- Tiger's high swami in Bootyism.

Posted by: hz9604 | July 17, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I totally disagree with the big golfing funny man. Gil, IF HEALTHY, can put up 25+ a night and has 50 + game potential and might still be almost as quick as Wall. If the two of them can mesh that would be scary ! then add in a stonger and improved JaVale McGee and Andrey Blatch with some of the tough guys we drafted and hey, I think we give Miami, Boston and Orlando some competition !!!
Gooooo Wizards !!

Posted by: US-conscience | July 17, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Barkley and I will take it a step further - if someone offered to take Arenas and his contract for free I'd say go ahead. Arenas has suffered chronic knee problems and clearly lacks the explosiveness from earlier in his career. He's also a black hole offensively and has never played a minute of defense in his life.

And this is coming from someone that used to be a big fan of Arenas.

Posted by: nativedc | July 17, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert.
Is.
Not.
Worth.
His.
Cap.
Space.

Which is to say, trading Gilbert for nothing is a good deal.
Look, Gil was a lot of fun for awhile. I get the attachment. I liked him too and would wish him luck wherever he goes. But he's had 7 seasons in DC to prove he can get us out of the 2nd round. And a franchise player making franchise money is supposed to be able to do that. I think we know what we get with this guy. And it's time to aim higher, and only a total rebuild, which will means some losing seasons, is the solution.

When we are 12-25, let me know how that 50+ win season is working out for you.

Posted by: minorthread | July 17, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Why would anyone else want to trade for Gilbert's contract? Has the NBA become a charity?

Posted by: jjhare | July 17, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

barley, oops, barkley is full of it. and vince carter is nowhere NEAR the player that gilbert IS now. vince did squat last year with a team that, based on group talent, should have at least been in the eastern final.

Posted by: dcjazzman | July 17, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

"Barkley: Wizards need to trade Gilbert Arenas"

Amen!! What I've been saying all along! I'd trade the knucklehead for nothing, just to clear up cap space and get rid of the bad air. If we're truly going to start over. Arenas needs to go!! And Please, don't let him anyhwere near John Wall!!!

Posted by: slimjim21787 | July 17, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Arenas when healthy has been a good player for us , we saw he was somewhat back to his old self and getting more comfortable. Guess what he did what he was told to do for the gun incident. lets move on give this guy a chance. he didnt shot and kill or hurt anyone. what he did is not even close to what some other athlete do when go to jail.. stephen jackson fired a gun outside a club he still playing. 2nd chances people get past arenas knucklehead behavior. events change people if he learns and cuts back on the pranks he'll be fine but funny how we forget he was the reason 3 straight seasons we made it to the playoffs his helped us advance to 2nd round in god knows how long. Arenas has done good and some bad but its funny seeing the same people who suppor are know get rid of him. loyal fans u are

Posted by: cjdwolfpack | July 17, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

"Gil give Washington a good chance of winning a championship this year"

BAWW HAWW HAWWW HEE HEE HAWW HAWWW!!

Posted by: slimjim21787 | July 17, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

The Wizards should trade Arenas? Wow, I'll bet no one thought of that before. There's a minor detail w/ the size of his contract.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 17, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Barkley a Idoit!

So are the one's saying to get rid of Arenas!

Posted by: SOLVBACK | July 18, 2010 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Barkley a Idoit!

So are the one's saying to get rid of Arenas!

Posted by: SOLVBACK | July 18, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Why is anyone even bringing up Arenas's injury. He is well over it, and he was last year. I thought they should have tried to rid the team of him last year or cancel his contract. It did not happen. Now he will come back and be the best shooting guard outside of Kobe and D-Wade. He does not have the ball in his hands like he did in the past and he will not hog the ball. Wall is a natural leader and the coach will not let that situation change. We have the beginnings of a dynamite team. McGee is dominating in the summer league, and will be facing stronger competition but his talents are there.
C-McGee, Ndaye, Pettman, Armstrong
F-Blatche, Seraphin
F-Thornton, Jianlin,Booker, and Howard?
G-Arenas, Hinrich
G-Wall, Young, Turner
Seraphin is going to play this year according to Saunders and Grunfield. He is 6'9" and 270 lbs. We got him before Booker so we must think he is better. Booker looks solid.
This is the strongest team we have had in many years including Jameson, and Butler, and Haywood. We have a point guard and finishers. Can we play defense?

Posted by: 1bmffwb | July 18, 2010 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Always bet against Barkley. If big chuck said it, bet your money against it.... Gilbert should definitely stay now

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | July 18, 2010 2:23 AM | Report abuse

Sir Charles has it exactly right.

Let Gilbert poop in people's shoes in another city.

The last thing anyone here wants is for Gilbert to be a negative influence on the Great Wall.

Posted by: shovetheplanet | July 18, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Yes, Chuck. Let's also try to sell a house the day after a hurricane busts up all the windows.

Dummy, the Wiz have to show that Gil can still play AND stay out of trouble before they get anything close to fair value for him.

Posted by: hoos3014 | July 18, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

u female puppy need to let that one go Gilbert is not in the way he is a player who was surrounded by envy, see guys what u don't understand is this; WHAT GOES ON IN THE LOCKER ROOM STAYS THEIR. NOW JAMISON EXPLAINED THAT THERE WAS A PLAYER WHO WANTED A MAX OUT CONTRACT THINGS DID NOT WORK OUT FOR HIM HE WAS SHIPPED TO DALLAS AN THE WIZARDS LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER AN ALL U DUMMIES UNDERLINE THIS "WHAT GOES ON IN A LOCKER ROOM STAYS THERE" THIS IS WHY ITS SO EASY FOR NEW MANAGEMENT TO GET OVER IT AN MOVE FORWARD. AGAIN HE IS A NICE KID AT HEART NOT HIS AGE BUT HIS HEART

Posted by: teresabogans | July 18, 2010 7:49 AM | Report abuse

u female puppy need to let that one go Gilbert is not in the way he is a player who was surrounded by envy, see guys what u don't understand is this; WHAT GOES ON IN THE LOCKER ROOM STAYS THEIR. NOW JAMISON EXPLAINED THAT THERE WAS A PLAYER WHO WANTED A MAX OUT CONTRACT, THINGS DID NOT WORK OUT FOR HIM HE WAS SHIPPED TO DALLAS AN THE WIZARDS LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER AN ALL U DUMMIES UNDERLINE THIS "WHAT GOES ON IN A LOCKER ROOM STAYS THERE" THIS IS WHY ITS SO EASY FOR NEW MANAGEMENT TO GET OVER IT AN MOVE FORWARD. AGAIN HE IS A NICE KID AT HEART NOT HIS AGE BUT HIS HEART. HE'S STILL A KID AT HEART

Posted by: teresabogans | July 18, 2010 7:51 AM | Report abuse

And this is why Sir Charles needs to stay on the sidelines and TV. GM? Think, again. If you don't void the contract, you have to keep him - no way to get equal value. Maybe, Gil will show himself as being well heeled. Perhaps, Flip is the guy to convince him that he needs to pull it together. They threw $120 mil at the cat and have taken a bath on the contract for 2 years. Now is the time to get a return. If they can win, no one will care.

Posted by: KDSmallJr | July 18, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I think that those who go along with Chuck..and feel the Wiz should trade
Arenas are forgetting a few things.
First: Wall says that he and Arenas talk at least once a week..even though they have not met yet. This does not sound like arenas has a problem with Wall being in D.C., it sounds like a developing friendship.
Second: Arenas will not need to be as explosive as in the past. Wall is probably quicker than most guards in the league, and other teams will focus on him.
Third: who else do they have on the team that can shoot like Gil? The Wiz needs some proven vets. to blend in with all the young guys.
Fourth: why not see how John, and Gil, work together before just air mailing Arenas to anyone who will take him? The Lakers did not dump Kobe and he is now more popular than ever, and remains the best player in the NBA. No Laker championships if Kobe was traded. Arenas was never nasty, or mean..just goofy. What he did was stupid..and he paid for it big time. Give the two a chance..it could wind up being a great pairing. If Gil plays well..the fans will embrace him. A lot of the old players are gone...it is a new locker room.
Fifth: 80 million dollars is a lot of money to just throw away.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | July 18, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Arenas is far and away the Wizards best player and the only reliable scorer on the team. We have NO small forward! The team is going to really struggle to score this year. Just to stay competitive we need to keep him.

Posted by: larryrob | July 18, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

u female puppy need to let that one go Gilbert is not in the way he is a player who was surrounded by envy, see guys what u don't understand is this; WHAT GOES ON IN THE LOCKER ROOM STAYS THEIR. NOW JAMISON EXPLAINED THAT THERE WAS A PLAYER WHO WANTED A MAX OUT CONTRACT, THINGS DID NOT WORK OUT FOR HIM HE WAS SHIPPED TO DALLAS AN THE WIZARDS LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER AN ALL U DUMMIES UNDERLINE THIS "WHAT GOES ON IN A LOCKER ROOM STAYS THERE" THIS IS WHY ITS SO EASY FOR NEW MANAGEMENT TO GET OVER IT AN MOVE FORWARD. AGAIN HE IS A NICE KID AT HEART NOT HIS AGE BUT HIS HEART. HE'S STILL A KID AT HEART

Posted by: teresabogans | July 18, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

With Gil needing to redeem himself, I wouldn't trade him for anything. Where is all this bad Karma people are inventing. I don't see it. Gil and Wall can be the best backcourt in the NBA. I just hope Saunders does a better job coaching this year.

Posted by: bobilly2 | July 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

With Gil needing to redeem himself, I wouldn't trade him for anything. Where is all this bad Karma people are inventing. I don't see it. Gil and Wall can be the best backcourt in the NBA. I just hope Saunders does a better job coaching this year.

Posted by: bobilly2 | July 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

With Gil needing to redeem himself, I wouldn't trade him for anything. Where is all this bad Karma people are inventing. I don't see it. Gil and Wall can be the best backcourt in the NBA. I just hope Saunders does a better job coaching this year.

Posted by: bobilly2 | July 18, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

With Gil needing to redeem himself, I wouldn't trade him for anything. Where is all this bad Karma people are inventing. I don't see it. Gil and Wall can be the best backcourt in the NBA. I just hope Saunders does a better job coaching this year.

Posted by: bobilly2 | July 18, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

With Gil needing to redeem himself, I wouldn't trade him for anything. Where is all this bad Karma people are inventing. I don't see it. Gil and Wall can be the best backcourt in the NBA. I just hope Saunders does a better job coaching this year.

Posted by: bobilly2 | July 18, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

People are focussing on the negatives with Gilbert but has anyone ever thought about the positives with this guy?

1. He is a damn good shooter. Who needs to work on his shot? Oh, John Wall.

2. He's a positive influence on Wall. Wall seems like he has a great work ethic but you never know what it'll be like when he gets in the league. If there's one thing that Gil has proven, its that his work ethic and competitive nature sometimes get the better of him but thats a problem, most NBA teams would love to have.

3. Isn't Gil the perfect cautionary tale for Wall? He was a top 10 player in the league a few years ago and then it all came crashing down. What's that teach Wall? Don't take it for granted, do what the team doctors tell you to do if you get injured, and don't do dumb sh*t (i.e., gamble and joke with a gangsta in Crittendon).

I think those three reasons are more than enough to keep him around to mentor Wall, if Gilbert's ego can handle that (and thats a big 'if').

Posted by: ruyehara88 | July 18, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Based on what Ted has said about Gil, I'm nearly certain that he would move him if he could get another team to eat his contract. That's never gonna happen, so the Wiz are stuck w/ this guy. Obviously, Gil still has a following here, but he certainly has worn out his welcome w/ a lot of fans. Apart from the off-court issues, he's missed the vast majority of games over the last 3 seasons. He's had knee surgeries and 4 seasons have gone by since he was healthy. He's always been a liability defensively and his ability to defend at the 2 guard is highly suspect. He's also pushing 30.

I suppose you can ignore all of the negatives surrounding Gil and continue to support him, but I want to see this franchise win and have serious reservations about Arenas being a positive force at this point in his career.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 18, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Someone who exhibits a pattern of behavior for 7 years (big numbers, poor leadership, "dumb sh*t", no defense) cannot be counted on to change. This is a guy who completely sunk last season because of a decision he made -- where's the accountability? Gilbert's not a thug or a bad guy, but even he admits he pushs people away and isn't comfortable with stability. Sounds like a great role model for our once-in-a-generation point guard. And keeping him around as a max-contract "cautionary tale" is high comedy.

I'm pretty sure Leonsis gets all this, that the culture of a team is paramount -- he's even stressed that the rebuild has to do with defense and team character -- sound like Gilbert to you? Hinrich was brought in to be the mentor that Gilbert is not.

This team isn't likely to be a contender until 2012, and we're several players away from that. Gil will be 30+ at that point and on the downslope.

I hope Gil has a chance to contribute to a team's playoff run sometime, with whoever we trade him to. This just isn't the right team, time, situation for him to overcome the self-destructive behavior he's shown all his career. I hope he figures it out, but I'd put odds on him never figuring it out, playing with a chip on his shoulder to prove himself, then greeting success by tearing it all down again.

Posted by: minorthread | July 18, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead, bash Arenas. He brought excitement and flair to this franchise. What he did was stupid, but he didn't try to RAPE anyone nor was he into drugs.

Lay off, I think he is a better human being than most of his critics.

And may I add, they best player they have right now.

Posted by: Provocatuer | July 18, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting how Arenas is being bashed just because a new face is on the block. Can't wait 'til you turn on him.

Posted by: Provocatuer | July 18, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Arenas is a good guy. He did a knucklehead thing, but has paid for it. He is not malicious or vicious. The things he did were pranks. Team lockeroom stuff. Y'all probably would die if you knew what has gone on in locker rooms in the NBA over the years. He did not ask for the initial injury. It happens in this game. However don't forget what he has done for this team and the excitement he brought to the community. He deserves a 2nd chance. I believe we can have a decent team with a Wall and Arenas backcourt. Barkley has had drunk driving arrests, gambling issues, and other character issues. Who is he to have an opinion worth listening to? Keep Arenas...Go Wiz!!

Posted by: garrybrown | July 18, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

There are more important things than putting up 25 pts. a game...Chemistry, work ethic, locker room presence, character, culture change are all things that don't show on a stat sheet.

Time is up for Zero and Young, move both of them and keep it moving...

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 18, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

It's interesting how Arenas is being bashed just because a new face is on the block. Can't wait 'til you turn on him.

Posted by: Provocatuer | July 18, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse
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You must not have been on these blogs last season after the Gunfight at the OK Corral incident. The prevailing sentiment ranged at various time between trying to void his contract (very difficult to do), throwing him in the slammer (turned out to be a halfway house), cutting him outright (a total write-off of his contract). A lot of posters seem to have become more sympathetic to Gil as the months have passed. I think it's a combination of the loyalty on the part of some fans and the reality that he's untradeable from others.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I watched Charles Barkley and crew on TNT. He was thrilled that the Wizards were in the toilet and had not EVER had anything good to say about the Wizards. I mean never. He has dogged this team for the last three years and hates the organization that ran off his friend Micheal Jordan. Now, so tell me, why in the HELL would anyone with any good sense listen to this lard butt. You think he gives one flying frigg about this team. He relish in the fact that the Wizards suck (his words, not mine) He would love to see that continue and what better way than to get rid of a player that will play, and I mean will play GREAT alongside Wall and maybe give this team to be better than first thought. All of you Gil bashers had better think about what you are praying for because I DO NOT want to sit through another 20-60 season and that is what I see happening without Gil and a few other savy vets. Remember this is summer league. Yes, Wall did great against other unseasoned players but come October, it is going to be whole different ballgame and he is going to need a shooter he can rely on, Gil.

Posted by: ivyleague | July 19, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse

Just a couple of observations: Barkley is probably drinking again, and so are those that entertain anything he says about the Wizards and particularly about trading their best player, (which includes Wall). Chuck has always hated our team. He needs to spend more time honing his analyst skills, driving skills and staying sober. As for the person that says the majority agrees with Charles- is absurb. Fortunately, they do not write checks, or make decisons for professional teams. These people are probably poor decision-makers with the few pennies they have to spend. Accept the decision Ted and the coaching staff has made and watch the Wizards win this season. Arenas and Wall will be the best backcourt tandem in the NBA. Go team!!!

Posted by: esmith4 | July 20, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

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