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You Tell Us: Wizards MVP

Now that this miserable season is behind us, let's take a deep breath and remember that there were a few positive moments in these past 82 games. Veterans Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler never gave up, no matter how fruitless it all seemed. And there were flashes of potential from some youngsters, like JaVale McGee and Dominic McGuire.

Who was MVP of the Wizards this season?

Please share your thoughts, and I will use your responses in a poll later today.

Also, for your reading pleasure, in today's paper, Michael Lee presents parting thoughts from some team members -- most notably, Gilbert Arenas -- as they cleared out their lockers yesterday.

By Alexa Steele  |  April 17, 2009; 11:10 AM ET
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IMHO Antawn Jamison has to be the team MVP. He prepares and brings it every game. He could have easily taken his foot off the pedal and not played as hard as he did.

Posted by: usiel3 | April 17, 2009 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Agreed, haters will soon no doubt question his abilities and weaknesses such as defense.

Say what you might the guy brought it every night, more so than anyone on this team, and played hard night in night out. Can't question his effort level or leadership skills.

The only knock is that despite 2 20 point scorers we had 19 wins.

Posted by: insanity999 | April 17, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Oleksiy Pecherov. Sike, Aj has to be the MVP. played 81 games never gave up on the season.

Posted by: brandonjamal13 | April 17, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Co-MVPS: Antawn and Caron.

Posted by: gburggal | April 17, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

1) Antawn Jamison

1a) Darius Songaila

2) Caron Butler

2a) Dominic McGuire

3) Dee Brown

4) Andray Blatche's post-season hookers

5) Roger Mason, Jr.

6) Antawn Jamison's eyebrows

7) Obama attending over 5% of our wins

8) Antonio Daniels

Posted by: truthaboutit | April 17, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Any one going to the Wizards's season finale at Love tonight?

I'm curious to know who's going to show...

Posted by: RedDMV | April 17, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

AJ for sure MVP of the team

Dom Mc for most improved kid, heck the most improved of the whole team.

Starter we missed the most. Brendan H. with out his presence we went for make the play off last year to suck the air out of America the next....

Posted by: Berndaddy | April 17, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Is there any question? I can't honestly believe anyone would answer with ANYTHING but Jamison. He is the ONLY guy on the team who played hard EVERY night and scored and rebounded consistently (even if he didn't show any focus or energy on the defensive end of the court). The only other player on the Wiz even noting here is Butler. But even his hamstring "injury" seemed to linger conspicuously there for a while.

Posted by: storers11 | April 17, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Steve Buckhanz and Phil Chenier for actually having to watch that crap product for 82 games and remaining somewhat upbeat, excited, and analytical (without being too negative).

Posted by: ThatGuy2 | April 17, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

There can only be one option: Jamison.

There can only be one honorable mention: Songaila

There can only be one most improved : McGuire

Posted by: PindarPushkin | April 17, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

this is another no-brainer, right? Clearly, our MVP is Ed Jordan.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 17, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse

G Man

Posted by: | April 17, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Steve Buckhanz and Phil Chenier for actually having to watch that crap product for 82 games and remaining somewhat upbeat, excited, and analytical (without being too negative).

Posted by: ThatGuy2 | April 17, 2009 12:12 PM


An honorable mention to Caron and Antwan for showing up (almost) every night and giving the fans their money's worth.

Posted by: JPRS | April 17, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: insanity999 | April 17, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Caron and Antwan gotta be co-MVPs.

New uniforms next season. Come on DC, lets start the new uniform movement now. Those ugly blue jerseys got to go. New uniforms for a new start next season.

Posted by: bliv21 | April 17, 2009 1:16 PM | Report abuse

A true honor to be MVP of a 19 win team....Antawn Jamison, congrats!!!

Posted by: t-train | April 17, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Antawn Jamison gave it his best effort for 81 games and would have played the 82 nd game if he could have. He was our MVP.

Posted by: jeremybozz | April 17, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I vote for BTH. Judging from the team's abrupt plunge this season in his absence, it seems that he's a lot more valuable than anyone realized.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | April 17, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

it's gotta be Jamison, hands-down. my most-improved player: Dom McGuire, no doubt.

Posted by: sargeantmofo | April 17, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Caron Butler for admiting he was watching "The Notebook" after the Celtics game.

Posted by: RomulusBeatRemus | April 17, 2009 2:06 PM | Report abuse

This is absurd - you can't name a most valuable player when the team lost 63 out of 82 games.

If pressed, I'd say DeShawn Stevenson: 32G 27.7MIN .31FG .53FT .27 3P 2.4R 1.00TO 6.6PTS

Posted by: BulletsFan1 | April 17, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Antawn Jamison. Caron misses too many games.

Posted by: justice98 | April 17, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Antawn Jamison never quit and showed what it is to be a pro. I love Caron, too, but it's AJ this year. Big kudos to Dom McGuire, who is showing that he's a real pro, too. Best wishes to everyone on the team -- we're looking for something BIG next year!

Posted by: 7snider7 | April 17, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

It would seem to be hard to pick anyone else by AJ, for his class, leadership and consistency. He played every game, except at the end. Caron would be the second pick.

McGuire and Songaila also deserve mention as key, professional contrubutors.


Posted by: cannontl | April 17, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The fans for watching those train wrecks of basketball games while believing they could turn it around. What were we thinking?

I guess we believed in them more than they believed in themselves.

Posted by: abootstrapper | April 18, 2009 12:11 AM | Report abuse

I believe that they should annouce that nobody deserves it and trash the award. How can you justify the award with the record this team had. These are pro's they know they stank just as any NBA fan knows this team was bad.

Posted by: markhagner1 | April 18, 2009 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Team MVP? Tapscott, no question. At least Jamison is getting his 10+ million a year. Tapscott isn't head coaching material, let alone an assistant. He belongs in the front office, and he knows that. It still doesn't change the fact that him and his staff made zero excuses for the season. He took full responsibility, didn't pass it onto anyone. It's about the team. Jamison might have the best stats, but as I'm typing this comment he has just given up yet another jumpshot to his opponent.

If the question is players only, Dominic Mcguire. If you want to talk about working for everything you have -- it's Dmac. Plays hard. Plays tough. Rebounds. Plays defense. Who cares if he only scores 4 points a night? Give me a few more Mcguires on this team and we're in better shape.

Posted by: wizfan305 | April 18, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

The MVP's for the Wiz would have to be Javale McGee and Nick Young not so much for what they did on the court but for being a team players and not raising hell after being disrespected and taking the blame for this mismanaged, excuse laden,sorry representation of a NBA franchise.
I heard Chis paul state that if a player scores 20 every night and the team loose every night something wrong,ANTAWN JAMISON.

Posted by: tdk31 | April 20, 2009 5:58 AM | Report abuse

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