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Wizards Insider: April 26, 2009 - May 2, 2009

Bulls and Celtics Keep Going and Going ...

We're going back to Beantown, my man. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Can David Stern go ahead and make this Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls series go best-of-nine? Or 11? Or 27? Or 49? This thing shouldn't have to end in Game 7. There hasn't been a...

By Michael Lee  |  May 1, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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Welcome to Round Two, 'Melo

Momma, I made it. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) Carmelo Anthony didn't want to reach McGrady Land, the part of the basketball world where playoff appearances are a regular occurrence, right along with first-round exits. In his first five seasons in the NBA, the Baltimore native could...

By Michael Lee  |  April 30, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Ru-Ru-Rubio

Why not pick me? (AFP/Getty Images) Just say the word, oh, Ru-ru-rubio. Forgive me. Just about every time I hear the name Ricky Rubio, I can't help but hearing the horns from that 1980s Phil Collins song, "Sussudio" -- for no other reason except it happens to rhyme. That song...

By Michael Lee  |  April 29, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
 
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How Odd? Spurs Gone

It was an innocent enough question, but Tim Duncan was offended. I was in San Antonio last October and I was talking to Duncan about the young big men in the NBA -- specifically Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Greg Oden. I followed my question by saying, "Aren't you glad...

By Michael Lee  |  April 29, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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You Decide: Wizards Offseason Decisions

Now that Coach Flip Saunders is in place, the Wizards have $76 million committed to 14 players next season, which means that they will have to make a trade or two to make a roster upgrade -- or hope that they get really, really lucky with an impact player in...

By Michael Lee  |  April 28, 2009; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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A Supreme 'Bee'atdown

This is embarrassing. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images) Wanna talk about regression? Let's head down to New Orleans, where the Hornets had the most disgraceful playoff performance in 53 years, losing 121-63 in Game 4 of their first-round series against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. The 58-point...

By Michael Lee  |  April 28, 2009; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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R.I.P. Pistons (2002-2009)

By R.I.P., I'm assuming you're not talking about my nickname. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) In case some of you were worried about not having anything to talk about over the weekend, I wanted to assure you all that I did not come down with swine flu. After...

By Michael Lee  |  April 27, 2009; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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