Magic 105, Wizards 90

That was as dominating a 15-win as you'll ever see. The Wizards never led in this one, gave up 38 first quarter points and basically watched as the Magic cruised to its second win over Washington this season.

Turning point: Orlando led 14-11 with 7:52 to go in the first quarter after JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche had already picked up two fouls apiece, and then used a 11-0 run to break it open.

MVP: The Wizards simply had no answer for Dwight Howard, who finished with 26 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

Notables: Three Washington starters (JaVale McGee, DeShawn Stevenson and Dee Brown) combined to score 14 points. A lack of consistent production from those three positions - center, shooting guard and point guard - has been a major problem all season and with good reason. No Gilbert Arenas, no Brendan Haywood and a struggling Stevenson.

By Ivan Carter |  November 27, 2008; 11:49 PM ET
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yo ivan what have you heard about any coaches that can be in the running. and i saw you at the game tonight everytime i seen you you were standing up or on the computer next to your other sports reporters, but it was good seeing you for the frist time.

Posted by: brandonjamal13 | November 28, 2008 12:27 AM

Ivan, can you ask Tapscott whether or not he plans on sitting Deshawn down? Does his games started streak factor into the decision of benching him? He is struggling bad and isn't even shooting. Throw in the fact that he isn't playing defense, and you have a huge liability on the court. I would like to see Nick Young start. He can't guard anyone but at least he can score. Or maybe start Dom. He can't score, but he's a much better defender. Either option would be better than what Deshawn is giving this team.

Posted by: CBell29 | November 28, 2008 1:18 AM

Anyone still questioning whether we need BTH? One of the answers to our problems is sitting on our bench. DeShawn should not be playing the 2 at all. The only reason he should be on the team is because he might be the best guy at pg for us right now.
We need star power, too. The first 'shotblock' that Dwight Howard had on McGee was all hand. It sure would be nice to get those sorts of calls.

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 6:55 AM

As I said in my previous post, this loss to the Magic is not unexpected. If they had won, then they would have played above and beyond their ability.

* AD returned and really didn't contribute much, although he played 20 min.

* The offense looks out of sync/disjointed. Either guys are jacking shots up, shooting overly contested shots, and/or guys don't know where they should be. Guys are running into each other.

* DSong, although limited athletically, really hustled and had a good game.

* There's just not enough beef at the 5.....too many tweener 4's.

* Dee Brown can't shoot an open shot.

* DS couldn't hit anything, and had zero fouls. Huh?

* Juan Dixon, where's the love?

It's going to be a chess match for ETap every night. This Les BouleS team for the most part don't have guys who are locked into their position every night and must adapt to opposing teams.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=281127027

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 28, 2008 8:14 AM

TNT, as usual, had great coverage. Glad the game wasn't on Comcast.

TNT provided several choice soundbites from the Wiz bench.

One of them was ETap telling JaTravel that he "shouldn't feel the pressure to take so many shots and hit 30/night....that's what they have 2 all star forwards for."

Well, JaTravel's shooting game looks much more advanced than a lot of big men out there, with his J's and fallaways. I hope JaTravel didn't get his bubble bursted for trying to help out.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 28, 2008 8:19 AM

One of the reasons the Wiz are lottery bound is that lack of star power in the eyes of NBA refs.A couple of seasons ago before Gil went down, for the first time in years Wiz players other then MJ were getting calls. Now we are back to being one of the "weak sisters" in the league that never gets calls.

McGee jumps so high and is all arms and legs, so it's going to take the NBA refs awhile to adjust to him. But even in the big win the other night the kid was getting hacked to death and got few calls.

Last night was about what I expected, Superman was on national TV in prime time, so you knew he was going to be primed. This team misses Haywood's space filling in the lane more then anyone knew. No one else on the Wiz plays big yet. Haywood wasn't a star center in the league, but he was a solid NBA center who knew how to play the game and eat space in the lane. That's harder to find and replace then many fans realize.

McGee is really long and can jump through the roof but he doesn't have a clue of how to establish his ground and stand it when guys come in there. He's still trying to jump around people and reach for the block, he'll soon learn how to establish his position and go striaght up and make people try and reach around him.

Big Z in Cleveland is one of the best at knowing how to maintain his postion in the lane and not jump for everything. I'd wager that standing flat footed McGee can reach just as high as Z, so what he needs to watch and realize is how many shots Z can alter standing flat footed in the lane.

I'm not sure I'd take Stevenson out of the starting lineup, my suggestion would be to move him to point and start Young beside him. That would probably make the Wiz use Butler more at the 2, but I'm not sure that's such a bad thing either since McGuire/Jamison would get more minutes at the 3.

There's going to be nights they struggle like last night but the Wiz need to get Blatche and McGee on the court as much as possible. And Blatche needs minutes at the 4 and not just at center.

Songaila and Thomas are capable of giving Backup minutes at the 4 and 5 so Tapscott should use them both in that role and give Blatche and McGee some time on the court together.

The big basketball bright spot last night was the Terps big win over a top ten ranked Michigan State roster. Gary's Terps are a scrappy bunch, no size up front, but the really fought for that win.

Posted by: flohrtv | November 28, 2008 8:34 AM

All you can say is "SUPERMAN".... For the folks who tried to use this game as justification for not firing Eddie need to wait at least 10 games before you can start calling Ernie or Tabscott.

Even if we had Phil Jackson coaching last night the outcome would have been the same. Howard is just a straight monster now.

Howard just got my boy Haywood a very nice raise next season. This game should not be an indictment against McGee or AB. Howard is just at another level right now. Howard has been doing this to everybody.

I thought Tabscott called a great game. I also have to give Song. much props because he seemed like the only one on the team who was able to "at least deter somewhat" Howard from getting anywhere he wanted.

As someone said earlier, the Magic are a matchup nightmare for us without Haywood. Time to move on to the Hawks. Hortford and Smith will probably be playing this game but at least it is not Howard.

I do not see the Wiz getting blew out in this game. They will be competitive in most games because Tabscott will be calling substitutions a lot better then Eddie did. However, there was nothing any coach could do last night against the likes of SUPERMAN........

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 9:31 AM

All you can say is "SUPERMAN".... For the folks who tried to use this game as justification for not firing Eddie need to wait at least 10 games before you can start calling out Ernie or Tabscott.

Even if we had Phil Jackson coaching last night the outcome would have been the same. Howard is just a straight monster now.

Howard just got my boy Haywood a very nice raise next season. This game should not be an indictment against McGee or AB. Howard is just at another level right now. Howard has been doing this to everybody.

I thought Tabscott called a great game. I also have to give Song. much props because he seemed like the only one on the team who was able to "at least deter somewhat" Howard from getting anywhere he wanted.

As someone said earlier, the Magic are a matchup nightmare for us without Haywood. Time to move on to the Hawks. Hortford and Smith will probably be playing this game but at least it is not Howard.

I do not see the Wiz getting blew out in this game. They will be competitive in most games because Tabscott will be calling substitutions a lot better then Eddie did. However, there was nothing any coach could do last night against the likes of SUPERMAN........

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 9:32 AM

I hope EJ had a nice day enjoying his family while watching his ex team get hammered on national tv,like I said in my blog yesterday this franchise will rue the day they fired this man, Ernie Grunfeld is a joke as a so called GM and Eddie Tapscott should be ashamed of himself for backstabbing EJ,yeah thats exactly what he did because how else could he have gotten the job how come Phil Hubbard,Mike O'Koren or Randy Ayres didn't get selected because they have too much class and respect for EJ to do what Ernie wanted to do,look for a scapegoat I saw Wes Unseld Jr sitting with ET on bench during the Golden State game I hope for his sake he hasn't alinged himself with those two(ET&EG) because then they become the three stooges!! Mr.Abe Pollin is wonderful and chartiable man but i believe he has sent this franchise into the abyss by allowing Ernie Grunfeld to have control, believe me Mr.Pollin this is a huge mistake that may set this franchise back for decades this team was not that far away from at least competing for the Eastern conference title but because of some goofball moves by EG, now,who knows? This season, already on the brink of being a lottery pick type season could even be worse.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 28, 2008 9:34 AM

On the brink of a lottery season? At 1 and 10 the Wiz would have to 39 and 21 to get to .500. Are you suggesting that either Eddie was going to get the current roster to play at 10 games OVER .500 ball the rest of the way?

Grunfeld needed a coach that was going to teach and be able to evaluate the youth on the roster while keeping the vets interested. Tapscott has a wealth of front office experience in this league. Actually he seems to have called the game decently these first two times out.

Unless Gil comes back playing MVP ball for 1/2 a season this is a lottery bound team. The numbers don't lie. I can't remember a playoff team that recovered from a 2-11 start.

I don't beleive Hubbard, O'Koren, or Unseld have any head coaching experience at any level. Ayers was having a medical procedure when this all came down. Would it have made sense for Ernie to have named him coach and then named a replacement til he got back? So for Ayers it could have just been lousy timing, who knows?

Tapscott's experience as a headman might be 20+ years ago in college, but he has a track record evaluating talent in this league.

As for the backstabbing, Tapscott took over for Ernie in NY yet Ernie hired him in Milwaukee and then here. It's just part of working as a professional. Eddie Jordan will get hired on as an assistant real soon and if things break righ he'll get another head coaching job.

Posted by: flohrtv | November 28, 2008 10:08 AM

Rick Astley's performance in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade yesterday was more inspired than the Wizards' performance last night. Play of the night was Caron Butler draining 20 seconds off the shot clock and passing to Antonio Daniels. What is this, hot potato? It's like the Wizards have become the Miami Heat of last year.

No Brendan Todd Haywood means no interior defense, in this or any other game. No Gilbert Arenas means virtually no outside shooting game. Opponents hitting their shots (many of them on the break) means no fast break opportunities for the Wizards, which results in a series of flat-footed half-court sets with guys taking contested shots from the perimeter with no one under the basket - one and done.

Judging by the look on Ernie Grunfeld's face last night, we may see some trades before the season is over.

Posted by: satchmore | November 28, 2008 11:02 AM

Both McGee and AB picked up fouls easily. AB has the same problem last season too. But it was OK last season, because Haywood seldom got himself into foul trouble. As I said, one problem with McGee is he plays too far under the basket. He needs to play better position defense and not just rely on his height and athleticism. AB on the other hand has to learn not to swipe at the ball that much. Overall the perimeter guys still allow opponents to drive to the basket too often.

1-1, I am not discouraged; heck .500 is all we asked for, and it is way better than


dargregmag,

I too, wish EJ a good thanksgiving (and with the money Wiz paid him, I don't think he is in any financial trouble). However, don’t think EJ would have fared any better last night. Last I checked, 15 pts deficit is better than 25 pts beating (last meeting with the same team)!

Posted by: sagaliba | November 28, 2008 11:29 AM

I hope EJ had a nice day enjoying his family while watching his ex team get hammered on national tv,like I said in my blog yesterday this franchise will rue the day they fired this man, Ernie Grunfeld is a joke as a so called GM and Eddie Tapscott should be ashamed of himself for backstabbing EJ

Posted by: dargregmag | November 28, 2008 9:34 AM

Dargregmag - Again, even if Eddie was coaching that game yesterday the same thing would have happen. D Howard is no joke. No Haywood, no stopping D Howard; plain and simple.

As for EJ, EJ fired himself with that last game he coached against the Knicks. That was the icing on the cake for all of the other stuff he had done the last two years when it came to substitution calls, making in game adjustments, his flawed defensive schemes, his favoritism towards certain players and his distain for others (i.e. Haywood and AB) and his non commitment to developing young players got him fired.

Eddie's time had come to an end. He was exposed once Gilbert was injured. Eddie has to have the right setting to succeed. I am not taking nothing away from the man because he is a very good coach. But he lost 4 games alone this season on bad substitution calls (i.e. the Bucks game).

The only thing I can see where Ernie can be blamed is not having the foresight to sign a backup point guard who could score (i.e. Damon Statamire), resigning Stevenson when he did not even have another offer on the table from anybody to make Gilbert happy, and then having to let Mason go because of it.

There was no backstabbing by Tabscott because O'Korn thinks like Eddie and you would see the same type of stuff going on if you would have hired O'Korn, which would have made firing Eddie moot.

Randy Ayers probably did not want the word interim put over his name because he knew at the end of the season he would probably be let go anyway so why go through all of the drama?

Tabscott was in charge of player development here and at the Bobcats and the Knicks. So what better man to put in the position to see what you have with your young players? That was not Eddie's forte.

Lastly, Eddie still had two all stars. He was playing the vets over the young players and was still losing. Ernie and the most of us wanted to see the young players get more time if we were going to lose anyway.

**** Don't worry Eddie is going to be fine, and I thank him for bring some stability back to the Wiz (i.e. Joe Gibbs). However, it is now time for a "Jim Zorn" to take the reigns and take us to the next level.

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 11:36 AM

Just curious ... how often does Grunfeld call you on the phone (or does he text you) to tell you what "he thinks"?

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 28, 2008 12:01 PM

Just curious ... how often does Grunfeld call you on the phone (or does he text you) to tell you what "he thinks"?

Posted by: kalo_rama | November 28, 2008 12:01 PM

3 times during the week and once on the weekend.......

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 12:34 PM

ROFLOL. Good one, BF.

That response reminded me of the Shaq/Kobe feud. When Shaq asked "How does my azz taste?" in his impromptu rap, one commentator said that Kobe should have just said "Like chicken" rather than get angry.

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 12:41 PM

flohrtv, I was 100% with you until you mentioned Songaila. I just can't get over EJ's use of him, I guess. My grudge is carrying over. He's a decent set shooter and decent high post passer but is that what this teams needs from the PF spot? Not in my opinion.

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 12:44 PM

Rick Astley is still alive? Who knew?

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 12:45 PM

Star power is such a weak excuse. If you want to use star power as an excuse, well, Les BouleS have two all stars on the team right now.

In any regard, star power had no affect on last night's 15 pt. whoopin, which at times, was up to 20 pts.

As I stated before, during, and after AJ was resigned for 50 mil, Les BouleS still have no inside scoring, no inside scoring from the 4, and all that surely was not addressed this offseason.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 28, 2008 1:00 PM

What is a shooting guard supposed to do?put up points. what does Deshawn Stevenson do? not score points.
Who is supposed to be the defensive stopper?Stevenson.
who has he stopped? Nobody.
think about that for a minute and let me know his worth on the wizards team.

Posted by: oumarski | November 28, 2008 1:07 PM

I only took 10 seconds, oumarski. Didn't need a minute. No worth right now besides possible emergency pg.

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 1:18 PM

..and I can't even blame EG for not signing a backup pg this summer. Didn't the doctors all tell us that Gil would be healthy by the season opener? I could have sworn that this latest episode with his knee was news to all of us when it happened. With Gil healthy and AD backing him up, we have a decent pg situation. No team in the league has 3 good point guards. I would say memphis but Conley is looking more and more like a BUST.

88, I think there's something to the star power thing. Thing is, star power only matters when you're a good defensive player playing defense or you're a good offensive player going to the hole. Since neither Aj nor Cb drive a lot, they're not gonna get the calls. That's where we miss Gil. He'd get other teams interior guys in foul trouble and he hit a decent rate of ft's. Aj and Cb are all stars but not real stars that get calls.
I swear that first 'block' that Dwight got last night was a foul. Guys like Rodman and Bruce Bowen get away with a lot because of their reputations. We don't have anyone on either side of the ball that deserves any calls.

Posted by: original_mark | November 28, 2008 1:26 PM

Ivan or Anybody - What is the procedure when a team waives a player who has a guaranteed contract (i.e. Stephon Marbury)? Does he have to clear waivers first before he can go to any team he wants?

Or is it a pecking order in relation to win and lost records on who can pick him up? The Wiz have the second or third worst record right? If so, I do not see the Thunder trying to get him, so the Wiz could be next in line to sign him before the Clippers.

I don't see anything wrong with taking him out on a "test drive" until Gilbert comes back. That would give us a scoring point guard at least. How that affects the scared luxury cap for the Wizards, I am not sure.

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 1:30 PM

The last thing this team needs is a cancer like Marbury. Absolutely the last thing.

When the Wizards are down by 25 at Boston or Los Angeles and ET tries to send Marbury back in, will he go?

Not based on his record.

Posted by: SteveMG | November 28, 2008 1:59 PM

Brendan took alot of stuff from area fans his entire tenure here. We have learned to play somewhat and win w/out Gil. Despite how important Gil is to this team, we are absolutely feeling the effects of missing a true, solid 7 foot center. He may never be an allstar, but he is as solid as they get outside of the allstar level. We may still be below 500 because of the loss of Mason, and lack of producivity from Daniels and Stevenson, but Brendan truely was a HUGE part of our success these last 4 years.

Posted by: dus_37 | November 28, 2008 2:01 PM

O'Mark, The reason I'd like to see Thomas and Songaila used as backups at the 5 and the 4 is to get Blatche sometime at the 4. I beleive that Blatche with work can be developed into a credible 4.

As far as Songaila playing center or even alot of minutes at the 4, I'd agree that was an example of Eddie latching onto a guy and trying to play him key minutes when he's suited for a spot role.

With no Gil to hate on a nightly basis, It would appear that Jamison is the new whipping boy on this blog. 'Twan is a warrior and a pro that brings it on a nightly basis, sure there's teams that he has trouble matching up against. That's why the Wiz need to be flexible enough to use him at the three and change things up.

Jamison is a scorer that uses quickness in his postup moves more then power, Tapscott just needs to keep looking at moving guys around to get the matchup that benefits his team.

I've never claimed to know what Grunfeld is thinking, but the Eddie Jordan firing makes it clear what he's not thinking. It's clear he didn't think that Jordan could look at his roster with a fresh set of eyes.

Tuesday night made it clear that there's potential on this roster and the team needed a fresh voice and a fresh set of eyes at the helm.

Posted by: flohrtv | November 28, 2008 2:07 PM

BulletsFever, is that your Ernie? We played Superman. Yes Dwight Howard is a great player, but he can be stopped. The Magic do have 4 losses, so don't use that as an excuse for the loss last night. I'm so glad the game was on TNT. I get to hear some REAL basketball people breaking down the Wiz.

Barkley and Kenny were dead on. Eddie Jordan wasn't the problem, problem is the talent. The Wiz can't play defense and will continue to lose and get blown out if they continue to let opponents shoot wide open 3's and jumpers. Charlie Rosen has a good article on the Wiz on Foxsports, stating the same thing Sir Charles and Kenny said last night. The Magic scored 38 points in the 1st qtr, most the Wiz have let up in a qtr so far this season. Caron is playing like an all star so far this season, but this team is dreadful right now.

Backup point guard Anthony Johnson had 12 assists! No excuse for that. Don't get me started on AB, he can't put up 2 good back to back games. Please don't get on Ivan Carter and Michael Lee, they do a hell of a job covering this team. If you want bias reporting, you should ask George Michael to cover the Wiz blog.

Stephon Marbury? Give me a break. He can't lead a team and is extremely overpaid. Has any of his teams ever made it out of the 1st round? And please everyone stop using the star power as an excuse. Yes the top players tend to get favorable calls, but how about the open dunks, layups, jump shots and 3 point looks the Magic had last night? Nothing to do with STAR POWER.

It's gonna be a long season, if Gil comes back at 100% he'll help a lot on the offensive end, but will this team ever get better on defense? I want the Wiz to go deep in the playoffs, but Abe Pollin god bless him hasn't been able to put together a stable basketball organization. His health looks bad and he's in a wheelchair now. I hope he sells the team.

Ernie fired Eddie and is the team President. All the blame will go to him, if this team finishes with one of the worst records in the league. Hawks tomorrow night, GO WIZ!

Posted by: wizfan81 | November 28, 2008 2:42 PM

As Barkley stated (yeah, he's over the top on a lot of things; but on basketball he knows his stuff), this is a "glorified developmental team."

It's not the rotations, it's not player usage, it's not "small ball", it's not that the "potential" isn't being developed. They simply don't have enough NBA players.

No inside presence. Inconsistent guard play. And the bench is up-and-down. You never know what you'll get from a Blatche or a Young et al.

Period.

Until the management recognizes this (I'm not sure they do), it doesn't matter who coaches them, they'll be a top 5 lottery team.

Posted by: SteveMG | November 28, 2008 2:46 PM

Settle down with the BTH love guys. Has the guy ever put 2 consistent seasons together in his career? No. Does he whine like a girl scout when his minutes flucuate? Yes. At least Etan takes his medicine like a man and doesn't pout when he logs a DNP.
Sure BTH would help out but I can't honestly say if we'd have more than 3 or 4 wins with him right now. If Gil was Gil and Haywood were out this team would be .500 or better.

Posted by: elfreako | November 28, 2008 3:02 PM

I really don't think it's a very big IF that the Wiz will have one of the league's worst records.

Daniels has seemed to break down and isn't much help. The Wiz have to push tempo a little to get out of the 1/2 court sets, and Daniels can't run, or jump at this point.

With Haywood and Gil both down that's 3 of the Wizards top 6 that or out or should be sitting. The Wiz were at best a midlevel playoff team, nobody can survive an extended loss of their Top 15 player AND the loss of two other rotation guys.

The lottery is a given at this point, only thing that remains to be seen is how many bouncing balls do the Wiz end up with.

Posted by: flohrtv | November 28, 2008 3:20 PM

test..

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 28, 2008 3:43 PM

Anybody doubting the ability of Colossus should look at how he performed last season against DHoward.

One game was pretty even.

One game BTH was in foul trouble and DHoward got it.

Last two games, DHoward was a nonfactor.

Les BouleS were 1-3 overall tho.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=271103027

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=280305027

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 28, 2008 3:54 PM

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 28, 2008 3:55 PM

elfreako,

1. While I tend to agree with your "theory" that Wiz can be .500 with Gil but without Haywood, it is a "fact" that Wzi did play .500 ball with Haywood but without Gil.

2. Maybe Haywood hadn't put up two consecutive "good seasons," Etan hadn't even put up one! Last I checked, 1 is better than 0!

3. Etan is the 4th highest paid player behind the Big 3, and he hasn't performed anywhere close to being the number 4 best player on this team in ANY season! Maybe if Etan plays up to his salary indicated, people would not complain about lack of talent on this team!

4.Why would Etan pout? He has not done anything on court! There is a difference between DNP after playing well (e.g., Haywood in 2006 playoff) and DNP because you haven't performed!

Posted by: sagaliba | November 28, 2008 4:13 PM

Dargreg and Kal,

Such EJ apologists! EJ got us to the playoffs with 3 all-stars. Who put that together? Injuries are an excuse for EJ, but not the team that EG put together? Please... and before you bark about AJ and GA, where were you BEFORE they were signed...I was against it! I would have taken Baron Davis and Biedrins with Mason still here as well...according to Wilbon that was being discussed at one point...but this team has some young talent drafted late and a couple of all-stars. I did not expect to beat Orlando, but the subs made sense. We lost bc of talent level not game management, which you could not always tell with EJ. As soon as you think, maybe this guy should be in the game now, boom, he is put in. It's just the curse of Les Boulez with the injuries etc...

At least no more Ike Austin and Mitch Richmond trades, Kenny Green draft picks, pot smoking stars, buffet loving potential stars, or sideshows like Muresan and Manute Bol. It's hard to build a true contender in a market like DC unless you get that one true superstar. Our big opportunity turned out to be Kwame Brown! Curse Les Boulez...a year later and we have LeBron! But...EG managed to put together 3 all-stars with potential young talent. I give him props. It's an unlucky year and a year to DEVELOP players, which I've never heard anyone say EJ was particularly adept at...

There is still hope for Blatche...I actually see him becoming a professional solid player in 3 years...he's just too young still...obviously that does not help us now, but by then his entire second round class might consist of Gomes and him with Blatche completely more talented in all aspects of the game.

EJ will get another opportunity and can be successful in the right situation...i.e. veteran solid team that plays d and needs some spark offensively! Completely opposite of what we have now!

Posted by: rphilli721 | November 28, 2008 8:02 PM

Your remark about the Wiz missing Gilbert Arenas,Brendan Haywood "and a struggling Stevenson." is a hint that you like boring basketball. Did you see Coach Tapscott's first game when he had Young, Blatche and MacVee playing together with the two all-stars. That was entertainment to the maximus

ck truth

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