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Jamison Taking The Cautious Approach

Antawn Jamison sat out of tonight's practice and is unsure of his status for tomorrow's lone workout. Jamison has a what the team is calling a strained right hip flexor and doesn't want to make it worse. Jamison said he "tweaked it" during a drill this morning.

"It's nothing serious now but if I don't take the proper precautions it could become something serious," Jamison said. "It felt better later today and we'll see how it feels tomorrow. I'm going to rest it tonight. The most important thing is to make sure I stay in shape. It's just something I tweaked a little bit."

The team held a crisp non-contact practice that lasted one hour this evening. At the end of it, Coach Eddie Jordan had the team line up on the baseline. He called on Gilbert Arenas to attempt a free throw. If he made it, they didn't have to run. If he missed that had to sprint to the other end and back. He missed and they ran. Jordan then did the same thing with Oleksiy Pecherov, DeShawn Stevenson and Jamison. All three made it.

By Ivan Carter  |  September 27, 2008; 9:58 PM ET
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Let me make sure I understand you. Ernie and Abe invested $161 million in Antawn and Gilbert and neither is healthy enough to play? Gil has a surgery that "everyone" knew was going to happen and Antawn can't make it through the FIRST practice without coming up lame again. We better pray that Blatche is ready to step up and Juan has something to prove or this is going to be a long, long season.

Posted by: Firuz | September 27, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse


I think Gilby intentionally missed the free throw and made the team run sprints b/c there was no way he was going to run with them anyway.

Posted by: DC Man88 | September 27, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Antawn is getting up there in age. We probably should not of signed him to such a big contract.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 28, 2008 12:42 AM | Report abuse

After the Wizards saw what damage can be done while trying to "gut it out" and play through a hip flexor, I'd sure a hope that Jamison would take it easy until he's sure his hip is sound.

Lots of people forget that Butler only played 58 games last year, much of that time lost was due to trying to play through a hip flexor and ending up with a tear. Learning to limit his vet's minutes and utilize the team's youthful depth, while still winning is going to be Eddie's challenge during this camp and preseason.

Butler's health and his abilty to take the next step up that many envision in his future will help the Wiz take another step up as a team this year.

The key to playoff success is getting Gil healthy and back into the rotation in time to create needed chemistry going down the stretch. Look for this year's to finish strong going into the playoff's. That's the goal this time around.

Posted by: GM | September 28, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

GM, well put. But that's been the story for years. Obviously, Abe, Ernie and Eddie don't agree with you. They seem quite content to talk about how good the team could be without injuries.

Posted by: Izman | September 28, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

The onus of being able to win while utilizing the team's supposed "youthful depth" is more on the youths than it is on Jordan. They have to prove that they can be an asset to winning when they're on the court, as opposed to being a liability that allows the other team to take control of the game. If they fail to do that, then Jordan has little choice but to play the guys who give him the best chance of winning.

Posted by: kalorama | September 28, 2008 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Perhaps it's time for the term "Downward Dog" to be added to Jamison's vocabulary.

Posted by: Yogurt | September 28, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Saw Gilbert on the news and he seemed to be so anxious to want to get back; hope he doesnt rush it. Also, Antawn having the hip flexor like Caron suffered last season is a surprise. As stated, the young guys will definitely have to step it up. Nick Young and Blatche and hopefully McGuire. Based on Eddie's assessment Dee Brown may be better than the summer league games, lets hope.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 28, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Saw Gilbert on the comcast news and you can tell he really wants to be out there. They showed him helping the young guys and all. And it is pretty ironic that Jamison is suffering from a hip flexor which kept Caron out much of the end of last season...hope his isnt serious. Yes, lets hope Blatche, Young and McGuire can really get minutes, and can keep them in the games. Also, based on Eddie Jordon's assessment Dee Brown may be better than the summer league play, at least he's fast.

Posted by: washingtonian | September 28, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Ivan - Is training camp open to the public? Longtime reader, love the blog. Thanks

Posted by: Daniel - Richmond | September 28, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

we have the weakest bunch of players in the nba....i mean seriously before the season even starts it's all talk about injured this or that gotta be leading the nba in being weak sauce

Posted by: Anonymous | September 28, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

have faith in blatche

Posted by: prescrunk | September 28, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"GM, well put. But that's been the story for years. Obviously, Abe, Ernie and Eddie don't agree with you. They seem quite content to talk about how good the team could be without injuries.

Posted by: Izman | September 28, 2008 9:17 AM "

Yes, and EJ will work those veteran horses until it's glue factory time.

Posted by: DC Man88 | September 28, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

We have alot of options. I can see us going with Haywood at center or Etan or Blatche or McGee or Songaila. At PF we can go with Jamison or Songaila or Blatche or Pecherov or McGuire. At SF we can go with Butler or McGuire or Jamison or Pecherov or Young. At SG we can go with Stevenson or Young or Dixon or Daniels or Butler. At PG we can go with Daniels or Brown or Dixon or Young.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 28, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

If the Wizards are playing Dixon or Young meaningful minutes at PG, it will be a sure sign that something has gone terribly wrong.

Posted by: kalorama | September 28, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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