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Predictify: Season Prospects Revisited

Back at the beginning of the season, we asked you to predict how the Wizards' season would end, and most of you thought they would not make the playoffs.

Now, with Ed Tapscott in charge -- and the predictable new-coach bounce last night -- is the outlook brighter?

If your computer does not allow you to see this widget, you can vote here.

By Alexa Steele  |  November 26, 2008; 9:26 AM ET
 
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Wizards will be very hard pressed to make the playoffs this year.

But, if you look at it a certain way, they are only 5 games back of a playoff spot, with a LONG season ahead of them.

Never say never...

Posted by: psps23 | November 26, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

What's the point in making the playoffs with this team?

Les BouleS already have had 3 seasons of one and done. Do they want another one?!?!

This franchise is already hamstrung with mediocre players with long contracts.

GET IN DA LOTTERY!!!!!

DRAFT ANOTHER TIM DUNCANESQUE FRANCHISE PLAYER AND MAKE GILBY'S CHRISTMAS WISH COME TRUE!

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 26, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Your obsession with Gilbert is simply sad and pathetic.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 26, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I want to see Wilbon write an "eat crow" article if the Zards start to play .500 ball from here on. He should also apologize for questioning Grunfeld...this team has a lot of talent that EJ killed with mismanagement.

Posted by: dpclark | November 26, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

I want to see Wilbon write an "eat crow" article if the Zards start to play .500 ball from here on. He should also apologize for questioning Grunfeld...this team has a lot of talent that EJ killed with mismanagement.

Posted by: dpclark | November 26, 2008 10:53 AM

You might want to add Mike and Ivan to that list too......

Posted by: BulletsFever | November 26, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

"Your obsession with Gilbert is simply sad and pathetic.

Posted by: Lisa_R | November 26, 2008 10:50 AM "

Sorry, but it was Gilby, mr. self annointed "global icon" who said it's not so bad if Les BouleS get into the draft and get a franchise player like Duncan while conveniently forgetting that they paid him $111 mil to BE THE FRANCHISE PLAYER!!!

Gilby puts himself in the news to be clowned...go blame him.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 26, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Jamison on last night's performance: "We all have pride."

I think this is a response to constantly being referred to as the "1-10" roster by some people. :)

Posted by: sagaliba | November 26, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Of course the outlook changes. It will depend upon whether Tapscott sticks to this new philosophy. If we start playing like a West Coast team and running more, we'll win 40 something. If we try to play bigger than we are, we'll lose.

You wouldn't ask Usain Bolt to run a marathon or MJ to be a setup guy. Don't ask CB and AJ to bang in a half court game. Common sense.

Posted by: original_mark | November 26, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Last night I saw a team that showed controlled aggression on both sides of the court. McGee set some kind of tone the first 3 plays only to give up 3 pt. play on the third - but they Wizards kept after it.

They hustled for boards and protected the pait, while still rotating to the long ball on D. On O they showed their mettle and got contributions across the board, though the top 3 scores shouldered much of that load.

I haven't seen any of those traits from a E.J. team on a consistent basis, so maybe 'Obama' is the guy to close the gap.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | November 26, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

It would be best if the team did not make the playoffs since they have no chance of winning the championship.

They need a true point guard someone who will pass first and play some defense. Look at the best teams in the NBA: Boston Rajon Rondo, LA Derek Fisher, Cleveland Mo Williams, Orlando Jameer Nelson, Houston Rafer Alston and Phoenix Steve Nash all of these teams have a true point guard.

This team will never win a championship will Gil as their point guard. His style of basketball is too selfish because he is only worried about his own stats.

ABE wasted cap space by signing him but he knew people who really do not understand the game of basketball will come and watch the games because they are exciting and the Wizards score a lot of points.

I want to watch a team that plays the right way and has a chance to win a championship.

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | November 26, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Arenas was ready to return to Warriors
San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 26 12:46 AM- Injured Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas said Tuesday that a second tour of duty with the Warriors was more than likely to happen had his own team low-balled him during free agency this past summer. "I was close to going back," Arenas said. "If (the Wizards)...

Posted by: brooksan | November 26, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Yes it is only one game BUT I haven't seen AB with that kind of enthusiasm and hunger that he displayed last night. Maybe it's EJ maybe not...we'll soon find out. Was it just me or did I hear one of the commentator mentioned about AB and NY being in EJ's doghouse. So it is really not all here in the blog that noticed it.

Boy, tough few days for some people here. First EJ got fired and then Etan was benched.

Posted by: Dave381 | November 26, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Boy, tough few days for some people here. First EJ got fired and then Etan was benched.

Posted by: Dave381

Wait until Arenas comes back and starts dropping 25+ ppg. Those people might quit the team altogether.

Posted by: psps23 | November 26, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Zards will make playoffs AND win in the first round.

Posted by: frankjomama | November 26, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"Arenas was ready to return to Warriors
San Francisco Chronicle - Nov 26 12:46 AM- Injured Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas said Tuesday that a second tour of duty with the Warriors was more than likely to happen had his own team low-balled him during free agency this past summer. "I was close to going back," Arenas said. "If (the Wizards)...

Posted by: brooksan | November 26, 2008 2:06 PM "

Why does this clown keep putting himself in the news?

Oh wait, the team did something positive without him.....

Gilby is an attention wh#re.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 26, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

reference to tough day and Etan Thomas got benched ...

Something had to be done with the Wizards. They couldn't shoot, play defense, or rebound, and every opponent had double the assists they had. They had no one to play the point guard. No one was looking to feed the ball inside and the bigs were all playing on the perimeter. They looked disorganized and disinterested.

As far as Etan being benched ... unless writing poetry and bashing republicans is going to help the Wiz win games, then what's the problem here?

Posted by: WantUnbiasedNews | November 26, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

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