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Poll: Impact of Trade

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By Alexa Steele  |  December 11, 2008; 12:32 PM ET
 
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This trade won't help us win more games THIS year, because Antonio Daniels was our only reliable point guard on the roster. And now that we've cut Dee Brown as well, we don't have a point guard on the team that has ever played with any of our other players. It will take time for James and Crittenton to adjust to their new roles.

**Disclaimer** I do believe this trade will help us win more games in the future, just not this year.

Posted by: Barno1 | December 11, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I think the pertinent question is whether yesterday's trade will result in the Wizards winning the Championship this year.
Put me down for a yes!!

Posted by: disgruntledfan | December 11, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't see going on a 20 game run but realistically we have a shot at making a decent run and getting back into the thick of things with the new guys. If we can hang a few games out of a slot then this season is a success considering the circumstances

http://www.wizardsextreme.com

Posted by: WizardsExtreme | December 11, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

No, because neither player is going to have any real impact.

Crittenton is a project who won't payoff until the future, if at all. James is an aging, backup guard. The notion that putting him in Daniels place will somehow juice up the offense is a pipe dream.

He scored 20 ppg one season on an awful Raptors team. Looking at the whole of his career, it's obvious that year was a massive aberration, not any kind of replicable standard.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 11, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

I think the trade will help. I think an infusion on new blood will help this team right now and they both appear to be happy to have this opportunity. As for AD, I thought he should have been traded last year. He dribbles the ball too much for me. Slows down the offense and causes players to jack up shots to beat the shot clock. I wish him well, but loved the trade.

Posted by: ivyleague | December 11, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

As for Crittenton, pretty much everyone on this blog hated the Javale McGee pick and look at how well he is playing. He still has some learning to do but he is doing well. I think Crittenton is a lot better than what has been revealed. His lack of playing time had not much to do with his abilities. He was the rookie on teams that were loaded in the position he played. I think he is going to surprise us in pretty much the same way as Javale. I have a good feeling about this young man.

Posted by: ivyleague | December 11, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

The reason this worked out for the Wiz is simple: Mike James is a better player than AD at this point in their careers, and Crittenden is a better player than Dee Brown. I don't think it makes them a playoff team, but I think it will make them more consistently competitive.

Posted by: Tempy_McJobhunt | December 11, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

No, because neither player is going to have any real impact.

Crittenton is a project who won't payoff until the future, if at all. James is an aging, backup guard. The notion that putting him in Daniels place will somehow juice up the offense is a pipe dream.

He scored 20 ppg one season on an awful Raptors team. Looking at the whole of his career, it's obvious that year was a massive aberration, not any kind of replicable standard.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 11, 2008 12:48 PM

James will be a solid vet reserve but the real get was JCritt and the reason the trade was made. Don't under-estimate this kids ability and James shooting will help us win at least 1 more game than we would have.

Posted by: zxhoya | December 11, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

why do we keep hearing that AD has 48 hours to report to the Hornets before this deal can be totally completed? Is he planning on not reporting? Why haven't we gotten his take on the what is going on with him and his overall plans? What's the deal?

Posted by: jonnyflo14 | December 11, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Put me down in Barno's column. Great deal for the future but we've all hard how difficult it is to learn the Princeton offense and our defense is so complicated that we STILL haven't learned it.
No way there's an effect this year but JC might be a good one down the road.

Posted by: original_mark | December 11, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't think DS could have scored 20ppg even on that horrible Raptors team. Could it hurt us to have James take his minutes? Is it even possible to be worse than he's been so far?

Posted by: original_mark | December 11, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Tempy_McJobhunt, ....by far the best login name on this blog.

Posted by: original_mark | December 11, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Pretty much any player in the NBA can score 20 ppg on a bad team if the has the green light to put up enough shots, which is how James did it for the Raptors.

Posted by: kalo_rama | December 11, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The team right now is 4 and 12, so pretty much there's only one way to go.

Mike James gives the Wizards a little more firepower in close games -- he gives them a little more range than Daniels as a scorer.

Ideally the Wizards would have found a way to keep Roger Mason on board. All things considered though Mike James could be a good replacement. Crittenton has some long-term potential.

The deal makes sense to me. A little new energy and a change of scenery may be the kind of boost that the team needs right now.

Posted by: JPRS | December 11, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Yes, I already said 500 hundred by the ALLStar break, and then who knows.

Go Wizs.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | December 11, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

We won't win more, and its possible we could see the team lose even more than it would have anyway, but it's still a nice shot at the future. I like what I've heard about Crittenton, i dont really care one way or the other about James, and the Memphis draft pick was so heavily protected, I imagine we would have gotten nothing of value for it anyway. It's a move looking towards the future which is exactly what this team should be looking at right now. Building around the kids, and unloading contracts whenever possible, even the idiotic one's we added this past summer. Build for tomorrow because today isn't worth a you know what, when it comes to the wizards.

Posted by: graywolfe81 | December 11, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh yee of little faith. The Wiz had to do something. Let's just wait and see how it plays out. The deal is now done and we are going to have to roll with it. Go Wiz!

Posted by: ivyleague | December 11, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Kalorama,

no more polls. please tell Alexa Steel.

Posted by: prescrunk | December 11, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

no more monday morning point guard either

Posted by: prescrunk | December 11, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

With Eddie Jordan, I had the Wizards winning at most 30 games. The change at coach did more improve the 30 game mark than adding these players.

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | December 11, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

The more I read about this trade the more I like it. Its pretty cool how excited Crittendon is to be here. Trading a protected draft pick was probably a good gamble. People overly praising AD especially those saying he was our best PG couldnt be more wrong and dont watch enough non-wizards basketball. Daniels is one of the worst guards in the league in scoring and his ball handling and passing wasnt that great either.

Posted by: Conservativemindsareinshackles | December 11, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It's arithmetic: the starting guards need to contribute 20 points every night to add to the frontcourt 40 a night, and it wasn't getting done. The backup guards also need a consistent 20 points a night.
If these two guys can help get those numbers, the defense will be less of a worry. They may also be able to help with that.

Posted by: rickgonz | December 11, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

The trade will improve performance this year. Critteton will be the future fulcrum for this team's offense; he and Songailla will create offensive continuity for this team that was sorely missing because of the trade of Roger Mason, which was a misstake.

Mason, however, is not who you want to replace Gil. If Critteton works out, he is. If Critteton works out, and I think that there is a decent chance he will, Gil, once he proves he can play, will be traded.

Posted by: cohenra | December 11, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

it can't hurt, hopefully crittenton comes here like a man on fire and gobbles up minutes with stellar play, james will score

Posted by: bford1kb | December 11, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Yes all the way. 2 for 1 at a need position. No offense to Dee Brown but he's a marginal NBA player. Neither of these guys are. Simple math.

Posted by: patrick15 | December 11, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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