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Daniels Update

Guard Antonio Daniels, who has missed two of the last three games with a right knee injury, did not practice today and remans day-to-day.

"Right now, it's just a lot of rehab, a lot of icing," Daniels said. "I biked today and it didn't feel too bad. The main problem is planting and pushing off. The thing is, I want to get myself right. I'm not going to help this team on one leg."

By Ivan Carter  |  November 16, 2008; 3:23 PM ET
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AD should just retire. Take this old horse out to the pasture.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 16, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

He's done physically, can't defend quick guards and can't shoot. Other than that he's great.

Posted by: elfreako | November 16, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Wizards are the worst team in the NBA

Posted by: rachel216 | November 16, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

what's worse is that Miami is just an average team, and we didn't even look like an NBA team, if they can't even compete and keep it close with Miami, then there's no way they'll even be competitive with the Celtics, Lakers, Trailblazers, Hawks..etc..

Posted by: rachel216 | November 16, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

McGee - 5
AJ - 4
CB - 3
NY - 2
Juan - 1

2nd Unit
AB - 5
Song - 4
DMac - 3
Stevenson - 2
AD - 1

Starters get 30 to 35 minutes....

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 16, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Ivan, who out of the current Wizards players has the most potential to coach in the league someday?

Posted by: emmet1 | November 16, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

And on the subject of AD, he's a wonderful guy and up there in AJ's class as far as being a team leader but he is basically getting a 6 million dollar a year retirement package, he is not a serious contributor (on the court) to the team.

Posted by: emmet1 | November 16, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Daniels is injured and that has been playing on a bum leg since the season started. Maybe people should wait until he's healthy before deciding he's washed up.

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 17, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

When you look at it closely, AD might be the difference between this season and last. His injury limits his playmaking abilities hampering the offensive flow. BTW when the he** is Arenas coming back?

Posted by: browneri | November 17, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I can't stand the hush on Arenas' rehab. It only stands to serve that something bad is going on. If he were progressing well, we'd be hearing about it. Seems a long shot we'll see him in December.

AD should just rest. This team isn't going anywhere. I'd have more respect for them if they played the young guys and took the chance on tanking the year. At least it would be fun to watch and they'd get some experience under their belt. Next year with a health Gil and a BTH, they come back and compete. The bench will be solid and experienced. Win, win.

Sometimes you have to acknowledge that it's just not your year--like Miami last year--they sacrificed a year, and it looks to be paying off. DWade is healthy again, they've got some talented new rookies, and what did they lose in that one year?

Posted by: lindaloulubbock | November 17, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

AD is a telling factor that eluminates the gross lack of incompetence of coach EJ.

AD hasn't been completely well for two years now. He played with the same injury that BH had surgery on.

There are many NBA teams that sit players that are not 100% and allow young players to play and it ends helping the team in the long run.

I agree that we need to focus our game to the strengths of our young players and that will also help the vets because the young are responsible for the heavy lifting and in turn the vets job will be easier. Was that Boston that started a rookie point guard last year? Hello.

Why did ET have to miss an entire season before he had to give BH the playing time he rightly deserves and now everyone knows that he is a better than adequate NBA center? I knew it from day one.

But, my faith in EJ, uuhh, uuhh, what faith, That Dog Cain't Hunt No More.

Eddie's so bad that some of you still believe that we have no players. I said it before and I'm saying it again. The Wizards have the players to win now.


Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | November 17, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

To win what now? A bingo game? Because even with all of them healthy they don't have enough to win a title.

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 17, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Start Dee Brown or bench DeShawn because the only chemistry in the backcourt is with Juan & Nick. They made the comeback happen in Detroit and looked good as well in Milwaukee.

Posted by: elfreako | November 17, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

At first I agree with EJ starting the vets for stability but thinking it more now it seems a little bit ridiculous that the starters continues to have a slow start and lag behind by at least 10 points and that the young guns plays catch up when they come in the game. By the time they get off the bench the flow of the game heavily favors the opponent already. Also EJ mentioned a few mins PT for the vet....the 1st quarter was almost over and I still see Etan in the game. Where's Mcgee?

I agree the Wiz can not win now but an incompetent coach has made it worse.

Posted by: Dave381 | November 17, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Ej is just afraid that bringing on the young players would mean losing and that would mean the loss of his job. The problem is that the starters are losing anyway so why not concentrate on the future?

Posted by: browneri | November 17, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Very true Browneri

Posted by: Dave381 | November 17, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

If the Wizards don't find a way to win some games, Jordan may not have a future here. Coaching is a "what have you done for me lately" business. In the absence of a specific edict from management to play the kids at the expense of winning, Jordan is simply doing what any coach in any pro sport would do.

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 17, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

id say there are worse teams in the NBA than the Wizards. Clippers arent doin so well either.

Posted by: hotnixonn | November 17, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

"id say there are worse teams in the NBA than the Wizards. Clippers arent doin so well either.

Posted by: hotnixonn | November 17, 2008 2:07 PM "

Sorry, you be wrong.

Les BouleS are the WORST team in the NBA right now.

They are the only team right now with one win that was in the playoffs last season, not the lottery.

Also, they have 2 healthy all stars, from last season.

Les BouleS have been getting beat by lottery teams from last season (NJ, Mil, NY, and Mia) and teams with first year coaches (e.g Miami, Mil, NY, and Det).

Sad but true, the Clips of the East are worse than the Clips of the West.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 17, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

EJ has a future with this team as long as he is able to hold the fort and keep the fans on the edge.

The most important thing for this team is to remain in the black, financially.

If he can't at least hold the fort and keep fans interseted, then VC will become deserted and Abe can't rely on VC to bring in cash. That is the only time when Abe will consider firing EJ.

Remember, Abe doesn't care about winning at all costs.

He cares about winning just enough for his team to be perceived as relevant and as long as he can cash in on the lux tax welfare.

Welfare soothes all ills as long especially when people keep showing up at games to buy $5 hot dogs and $8 beers.

If Les BouleS don't turn this around, keep any eye out for repeat marketing gimmicks such as more "Singles Nights" and "Family Night Hot Dog and Soda Combinations" for nosebleed seats.

Soon, David Stern will cancel the "much ballyhooed" Christmas night with Lebron vs. Les BouleS.

I predict Gilby will try to make his return against Lebron Xmas night. What better stage than that? Unless Stern decides to put another game on tv that night that's actually relevant.

Who wants to watch a game between a team that's actually going somewhere vs. a team in utter and complete disarray? Nobody.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 17, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

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