Wizards Make Cuts ... And a Surprise Addition?

The Washington Wizards just left for Las Vegas, carrying 12 players on their official summer league roster and expecting to get a cameo appearance from Andray Blatche for one or two games this week. Coach Flip Saunders revealed that little nugget after mini-camp concluded on Monday, adding that Blatche worked out with the team the past few days.

Blatche, a fifth-year forward, stated earlier that he had no intention of participating in another summer league. But this might be a good opportunity for him to gain more familiarity with Saunders's schemes and develop chemistry with the other four veterans on the roster -- Javaris Crittenton, JaVale McGee, Dominic McGuire and Nick Young. That should make for an interesting lineup if it actually makes the floor.

"We had a couple of days where a couple of our guys didn't play, so Andray came by and did work out with us," Saunders said. "So I think we're gonna try to see. I think he may play a game or two out there actually. So it's possible he might come out there and play."

The Wizards released guards Jimmy Barron and Alex Ruoff on Monday, meaning that they will have Crittenton, Young, Tywain McKee, Tyrese Rice and Jason Rich in the backcourt. McGee, McGuire, John Edwards, Josh Heytvelt, Kyle Spain and Brandon Wallace will fill out the frontcourt.

I wrote a story in Tuesday's paper about Young and Saunders's desire for him to get a little meaner next season.

Most folks know that Young can be one of the silliest cast members of the Wizards' locker room lounge act. He is rarely seen without a huge grin on his face. And when he's not laughing, he's working on a pre-game dance routine with McGee or something. But he has a good heart and seemingly a lot of untapped potential. He has yet reveal his inner Darth Vader. I couldn't help but laugh, because Young was smiling the entire time he talked about developing a nasty edge.

"He wants me to be more aggressive and have that kill streak," Young said of Saunders. "K.G. turned like that. You see how Kevin Garnett is, barking on the floor and all that. That's something I need to get."

Young said that he occasionally reveals a mean streak, but it's not from a menacing glare or scowl. "When I feel I'm on a roll, I get that extra juice. I'm talking trash and going out there and having fun," Young said.

Young said that he is hoping that this will be his "breakout year." He wasn't smiling when he said that.

The Wizards will open summer league play on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Saunders was asked about the players they will face on Cavaliers.

"Is LeBron playing?" Saunders asked, jokingly, as he started walking away. Then, Saunders turned and said, "We might have a guy who could dunk on him."

In case you haven't heard, LeBron James -- Wizards' fans favorite opponent -- was caught up in another controversy last week when Jordan Crawford, a sophomore at Xavier, dunked on the league's most valuable player at his basketball camp in Akron. There is no footage of the dunk because Nike confiscated all recordings, claiming that they violated a company policy. Witness, what? Never happened. James has been taking a good ribbing from his peers. Dwyane Wade joked about it. Chris Paul joked about it. Kobe Bryant joked about it.

What Saunders said was funny, but he might not be smiling if that comment provokes James to uncork a 40-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist game against the Wizards next season.

Maybe Saunders didn't realize that the Wizards already have somebody who has dunked on James. It was nasty, too.


By Michael Lee |  July 13, 2009; 9:50 PM ET
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ive been saying that we need to get meaner. But GM Kal shot that idea/notion down/ put fear in your opponets hearts and they are easier to conquer

Posted by: mrhney03 | July 13, 2009 10:12 PM

Oh joy! Blatche is playing a game or two in summer league. Let me guess.. he'll go for 14 pts and 8 rebs in the first game then committ 9 fouls and miss 3 free throws in game 2.

WHY WIZ NATION, WHY?

Ship him out to New York along with Mike James' expiring contract for David Lee and the final piece to the puzzle is here. End the experiment Ernie.

Blatche just isn't properly self motivated. We need Lee's professionalism and production badly.

Posted by: elfreako | July 13, 2009 10:16 PM

When Saunders and his staff crack the proverbial whip a few times, Blatche will be properly motivated.

I can see it coming.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | July 13, 2009 10:27 PM

Don't forget Blatche came out of high school. I'm sure nobody forgot... Not all high schoolers catch on right away. Saunders already reported that Blatche was looking good, as well as deeply committed, several weeks ago. Anyone with flashes of great play and size like that keeps me an optimist. Of course, I kept saying the same about Kwame, but reports are that Blatche is turning the corner.

Posted by: ragtop4spd | July 13, 2009 11:04 PM

The last time a guy around these parts supposedly was coming back meaner was Calbert Cheaney. We know how that turned out.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | July 14, 2009 12:58 AM

Mad props to my boy AB for doing the team a "favor" by stopping by and familiarizing himself with the new coach and the new scheme. Mighty noble of him.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | July 14, 2009 1:00 AM

Hey Mike,
Next time you talk to Ivan remind him about the time he tried to award Nick Young the flamboyantly gay nickname LA Smooth and title his signature move the herky jerk.

Posted by: emmet1 | July 14, 2009 1:00 AM

Ship him out to New York along with Mike James' expiring contract for David Lee and the final piece to the puzzle is here. End the experiment Ernie.
Posted by: elfreako | July 13, 2009 10:16 PM


Why in the world would the Knicks make this trade?

Can't wait for the summer league to start for the Wiz.

Posted by: zxhoya | July 14, 2009 1:15 AM

John Edwards? What happened with Aminu?

Posted by: djnnnou | July 14, 2009 2:23 AM

Word has it Wiz offered Oberto a contract.

Posted by: akmed0 | July 14, 2009 4:13 AM

Mike, can't you come up with new headlines? I read these stories last summer "Nick Young gets more serious", "Blatche is turning the corner", "Caron loses 10 pounds".

It's a broken record after awhile, I wouldn't mind shipping out all these players and starting over.

Posted by: twigmuffin | July 14, 2009 4:31 AM

Gaining familiarity with each other will get him more involved in pivotal roles later on.

Posted by: RedCherokee | July 14, 2009 4:55 AM

Still waiting for Drew Gooden!

Posted by: JoeC2 | July 14, 2009 6:23 AM

Posted by: fetrew | July 14, 2009 7:21 AM

Ship him out to New York along with Mike James' expiring contract for David Lee and the final piece to the puzzle is here. End the experiment Ernie.
Posted by: elfreako | July 13, 2009 10:16 PM


Why in the world would the Knicks make this trade?

Posted by: zxhoya | July 14, 2009 1:15 AM

Exactly...it makes no sense at all for the Knicks. James won'r add anything to the team but an expiring contract and AB can't handle the distractions of...ummmm...DC? He may decide he doesn't want to actuallu play at all in New York. Too many hookers and bars he's never been to.

Then again, I keep forgetting he is only 22 and really only played 3 seasons. It took Jermaine Oneal until his 5th season to become a player...Tracy McGrady took 3 and half...so maybe there is still hope.

Posted by: Blurred | July 14, 2009 7:23 AM

Then again, I keep forgetting he is only 22 and really only played 3 seasons. It took Jermaine Oneal until his 5th season to become a player...Tracy McGrady took 3 and half...so maybe there is still hope.

Posted by: Blurred | July 14, 2009 7:23 AM

Umm correction...AB is 24 and entering his 5th season bud just for your information

Posted by: dontecurtis | July 14, 2009 7:38 AM

If we dont blow everybody out in summer league this year... We got problems!!!! I think the one player we don't have to worry about is McGuire... JC and McGee got some good playing experience/minutes last year and are growing... but like everyone else I worry about the development of Young N Blatche... I love the comparison to Cheaney... I've been saying that all year... This guy has so much talent that it can all be for nothing if he doesnt change his mentality... Cheaney had no heart and all that talent went to waste... Young lacks maturity and unless he changes, well need I say more... Blatche on the other hand is different... Honetly I dont think his game is right for our squad... He is in the mold of (well atleast thats how he tries to play) Rasheed Wallace, Rashard Lewis, Dirk, Turkgalo... That tall lanky big man that likes the perimeter, dribble drive, mid range jumpers, and pass... every now and then he will mix it up down low, because its asked of him but its not his game... wish it was, put on some muscle/weight teach some post moves and I think he would do just fine... but its not who he is... and who is or wants to be is not the type player we need off the bench... I think he can be great in this league just not on our team...

Posted by: DaGuru | July 14, 2009 7:45 AM

Ummmm correction.....AB is 22, born 8/22/1986. Look it up.

Posted by: G-Man11 | July 14, 2009 7:50 AM

Is this old news on the comment board?

"The Washington Wizards have made a contract offer to former Spurs center Fabricio Oberto, traded to the Detroit Pistons as part of the package that brought Richard Jefferson to the Spurs in a three-team, pre-draft trade with the Milwaukee Bucks last month.

Terms of Washington’s offer to Oberto aren’t known. He was released by the Pistons after the deal was completed. Detroit remains obligated to pay $1.9million of Oberto’s partially guaranteed $3.8 million contract.

Oberto was the starting center during the Spurs’ playoff run to the 2007 NBA title. In 274 games with the Spurs, the only NBA team he’s appeared for, Oberto averaged 3.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game.

- Mike Monroe"

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/spurs/Wizards_offer_deal_to_ex-Spur_Oberto.html

I may be a day behind on here...Oberto would be a great pick-up.


Posted by: SomebodyBeatstheWiz | July 14, 2009 7:55 AM

Umm correction...AB is 24 and entering his 5th season bud just for your information

Blatche is 22. He'll be 23 this year. He just finished his 4th season. you could say his 3rd season since he barely ever played his rookie season. The oldest of the kids is surprisingly Nick Young...

Go figure.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | July 14, 2009 8:02 AM

Umm correction...AB is 24 and entering his 5th season bud just for your information

Blatche is 22. He'll be 23 this year. He just finished his 4th season. you could say his 3rd season since he barely ever played his rookie season.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | July 14, 2009 8:02 AM

Thanks for the back-up. remember Blatche missed his first year because he got shot while clubbing at like 2, 3 or 4 am. So I am giving him 3 seasons under the belt. Not saying he will be like Jermaine Oneal, just hoping he might be.

Posted by: Blurred | July 14, 2009 8:28 AM

Blatche needs a mother and/or father figure. He also needs to get in the weight room and add 20 pounds.

Posted by: rickgonz | July 14, 2009 8:33 AM

If Blatche ever becomes a solid nba player, it wont be for 4-5 years. I love how he is insulted by being sent to summer league...just who do ya think you are Dre?

Nick Young has such a loooong way to to go. Kid is so immature, I am not averse to trading him should he light up summer league and draw more interest.

Javale and Dom are good to go...both will contribute mightily this season. Mcguire especially can be counted on to be in the game at all times...unlike AB and Young

Posted by: divi3 | July 14, 2009 9:05 AM

the only reason why blatche volunteered to join the team was for the free trip to vegas.

Posted by: ZardsFan1 | July 14, 2009 9:08 AM

AB needs to be in the summer league fulltime... What they really need to do is to package him with some others and trade him to NY or any team... We need to get rid of him while we can get a real PF in return...
After AJ who do we have?
Would you really want to have him starting for the Wiz?

Posted by: xrendellx | July 14, 2009 9:11 AM

Does anyone know what time and channel the Wiz will be playing on? Thanks.

Posted by: demonj21 | July 14, 2009 9:16 AM

Are the summer league games televised? If so, on what channel?

Posted by: NickelsLuvsSkins | July 14, 2009 9:21 AM

"Blatche needs a mother and/or father figure. He also needs to get in the weight room and add 20 pounds.Posted by: rickgonz"

More weight? He's what, 250? And looks pretty strong, on the surface. He's just not an NBA center, and IMO will never be. But he could be a more than respectable inside player if he worked at it. The skills are there, along with the size.

Blatche typifies the Wiz' dilemma: a bunch of talented young guys who somehow haven't put it all together. They've got a role model in McGuire. Work hard; play within the scheme; be versatile. That's how you get on the court.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 14, 2009 9:32 AM

I honestly don't think Blatche serves very much purpose playing in summer league. A 5th year veteran should dominate rookies and guys who will be bagging groceries in a few weeks.

I guess it's good for him to be able to apply the new schemes they're installing, but as far as playing with Nick, JaVale, Dom, and Critt...that should be nothing new.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | July 14, 2009 9:33 AM

"Terms of Washington’s offer to Oberto aren’t known. He was released by the Pistons after the deal was completed. Detroit remains obligated to pay $1.9million of Oberto’s partially guaranteed $3.8 million contract."

Well, sounds like Grunfeld means what he says. Oberto's been a 15 to 20 minute man, works hard on defense, can start or come off the bench without embarrassing the team. He's nowhere near Brendan's size but he has far better moves and instincts around the basket. Has those Argentinian elbows. He's 34 and nearing the end of his career -- that's a veteran, all right.

I'm sure they're happy to let Detroit pay some of his salary, too.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 14, 2009 9:43 AM

Yes, a team with just 2 PFs and 2 Cs on their roster should absolutely get rid of a 22 year-old, 10/5+ back-up PF making $3 million. That's what this team needs.

Posted by: psps23 | July 14, 2009 9:44 AM

Will the Wiz Summer games be televised at all or is the $15 NBA.com package our only choice?
I want to watch them on TV, not a computer!

Posted by: djnumb | July 14, 2009 9:45 AM

Please read this:

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Fabricio-Oberto-5187/

Read the scouting report.Oberto is the ideal player for the role the Wiz are looking for.

No Sean Marks, Mikki Moore, Chris Wilcox or Jamaal Magloire. Please, Ernie, close this deal. Oberto has won at every stop from here to Europe.

Posted by: BigWesGoingToTakeA | July 14, 2009 9:45 AM

"..put fear in your opponets hearts and they are easier to conquer. Posted by: mrhney03"

Put the ball in the basket and they're easier still.

Posted by: Samson151 | July 14, 2009 9:47 AM

For all the comments to ship off AB, just we remember this, WE NOW HAVE REAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN THE HOUSE.

I am not of the ilk that believes that all good players develop themselves.

Sometimes "It Takes A Village" ie. Team Focus, Mentorship, Organizational Discipline, excetera, for some individual players to become good/great players.

For too long, Wizard coaches and the organization have been waiting on the self motivated, good veteran NBA experienced players to fall in there lap so they can go win a championship.

A lot of you bloggers have the same mindset, by having no patience with our own players, and wanting to always figure out how to get supposedly proven NBA prospects from other Teams.

Self motivated players are expensive, Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler, Antwann Jamison, and some others on this squad are self motivated, but I won't name them for fear of blowing out the argument.

Now that we have REAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN THE HOUSE, it would be a mistake to get rid of promising talent that we already have.

I say lets development it a bit, as we have not done in the past.

So all of you that want to get rid of unrealized talent now, THINK AGAIN.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | July 14, 2009 9:53 AM

No thoughts on the offer to Oberto?

Posted by: Cartaldo | July 14, 2009 9:58 AM

He is in the mold of (well atleast thats how he tries to play) Rasheed Wallace, Rashard Lewis, Dirk, Turkgalo... That tall lanky big man that likes the perimeter, dribble drive, mid range jumpers, and pass... every now and then he will mix it up down low, because its asked of him but its not his game... wish it was, put on some muscle/weight teach some post moves and I think he would do just fine... but its not who he is... and who is or wants to be is not the type player we need off the bench... I think he can be great in this league just not on our team...

Posted by: DaGuru | July 14, 2009 7:45 AM

IF AB wants it badly enough to play hard consistently and to put in the hours during the offseason to improve his game. Two very big "IFs." And there's no reason that he can't do it for the Wizards if he has a mind to. Wallace, whom you say AB is "in the mold of," played and prospered under Saunders. So can Blatche.

Posted by: rbpalmer | July 14, 2009 10:01 AM

Just for the record, as stated Blatche is still 22yrs. old.

And just prior to the start of his rookie year the guy got shot, I beleive it was reported at the time, through the lung. His rookie year was pretty much wasted year, so he's had three years to play and develop.

Blatche's biggest problem is when he puts up a good game, people flock to this site proclaiming him the "next Garnett". Most straight to the NBA from High School guys have been very up and down the first three seasons. Many have torched out.

That's why the league changed draft policy, too many teams had 3 yr deals tied up in flame outs.

Last year was a pretty pitiful year for player development. Inconsistant rotations, guys having no idea what to expect, veterans pointing fingers instead of leading.

Tapscott was in way over his head. His ride the vets approach nearly split the team, and it slowed development of guys like Blatche, Young, and McGee.

On top of that, Blatche spent two years being Eddie Jordan's second favorite whipping boy behind Haywood. Give the guy the benefit of the doubt with a new coach.
Saunders seems happy with is work this summer, so that's good enough for me.

The point right now is getting these young guys together to adjust to Flip's system, it won't take nearly as long for the vets.

I hear Gil's back in town after his time working out in Chicago. Hey Mike, any updates on Gil since he's back?

We can debate the if a second round pick is going to save the franchise for days.
But the second round pick this season is riding on is Arenas, not Blair...
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | July 14, 2009 10:02 AM

arenas
foye
butler
jamison
haywood
(first unit)

Mcghee
Blatche
Miller
Young
Crittenton
(second unit)

mcguire
stevenson
james

odd men out.

that starting 5 compared to
perkins
garnett
pierce
allen
rondo

thats going to be a battle and i cant wait

Posted by: jasperhneyaolcom | July 14, 2009 10:16 AM

"Terms of Washington’s offer to Oberto aren’t known. He was released by the Pistons after the deal was completed. Detroit remains obligated to pay $1.9million of Oberto’s partially guaranteed $3.8 million contract."

The term may very well being 1.9M. So Oberto can get his full 3.8M for next season, and Wiz is paying 3.8M (half of that being the tax) for a 3.8M player! :)

Posted by: sagaliba | July 14, 2009 10:23 AM

Good point Larry,

"Self Motivated Players Are Expensive".

I like everything that I'm reading about Flip's coaching so far. I really disagree with the "we've heard this all before" crowd.

A coach with Flip's track record should earn a honeymoon period that lasts at least until the first summer league game is played. It's sure a tough crowd on this site.
GM

Posted by: flohrtv | July 14, 2009 10:25 AM

Why in the world would the Knicks make this trade?

Can't wait for the summer league to start for the Wiz.

Posted by: zxhoya | July 14, 2009 1:15 AM


Aren't the Knickerbockers trying to save scrill for 2010? Why wouldn't they want James' expiring contract for next summer's festivities.

There's no way they wouldn't overspend for Bosh, Nowitzki or maybe even Joe Johnson. Too much first rate talent for Donnie Walsh to stay idle.

As for parting with Blatche in exchange for David Lee...are you kidding me?

Posted by: elfreako | July 14, 2009 10:33 AM

I would be satisfied with bringing in Oberto. Oberto, Nesterovic and Gooden were my favorites.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | July 14, 2009 10:51 AM

And don't think for one second that AB decided on his own to show up for Summer League.

NoSirRee, he didn't, that decision I'm betting came from the REAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, that we now have with the WIZARDS.

BetChaThat.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | July 14, 2009 10:54 AM

"He is in the mold of (well atleast thats how he tries to play) Rasheed Wallace, Rashard Lewis, Dirk, Turkgalo... "

Except he's not nearly as good a defender as Rasheed (was), not nearly as good a shooter as Lewis, nowhere nears as good a shooter or ballhandler as Dirk, and not even close to being as good a ballhandler or playmaker as Turkoglu.

Posted by: kalo_rama | July 14, 2009 10:56 AM

,i>"No Sean Marks, Mikki Moore, Chris Wilcox or Jamaal Magloire. Please, Ernie, close this deal. Oberto has won at every stop from here to Europe."

Except High School and college.

Posted by: kalo_rama | July 14, 2009 10:57 AM

reports are that Blatche is turning the corner.

I thin AB turned the corner the second Tap was fired. He needs a permanent role/position and consistent time. He

Posted by: original_mark | July 14, 2009 10:58 AM

"but reports are that Blatche is turning the corner."

Problem is, knowing Blatche's history, there's a good chance that what's around that corner could land him in jail.

Posted by: kalo_rama | July 14, 2009 11:14 AM

I like everything that I'm reading about Flip's coaching so far. I really disagree with the "we've heard this all before" crowd.

GM,

Agreed. You know my first choice was Mark Jackson, but I am no way disappointed in the selection of Saunders and so far what I can tell it is all thumbs up for me.

The comment about him telling JM that the Team will play big at times is fantastical.

Imagine Big and Fast versus small and slow. Hell small and slow does not even deserve capital letters. What did Taps see in it? Who knows.

Flip has a all concepts plan and it does not worry about what isn't there, but I'm sure his plan emphasis what is here and brings out the best therin.

I can't wait. Besides seeing the Wiz's exceed expectations as I know they will, it will also be fun to see the comments of the naysayers to come as compared to know.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | July 14, 2009 11:19 AM

correction.. as compared to now.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | July 14, 2009 11:23 AM

"When you convert Birdman's stats into 28 minutes, it is more like 9/8. Not "better" than Haywood's. "

It is when you factor in blocks and take into account the fact that Andersen shot a better percentage. Also, if you extend Andersen's minutes to Haywood's 28, he's getting his 9 ppg game on a lot fewer FG attempts than Haywood took to get his 10 ppg.

Posted by: kalo_rama
-------------------------------------------

You must have used the same math that rounded 7.2 rebounds into 6 to do your FG%!

In Anderson's two best seasons (04-05 and 08-09), FG% are 0.534 and 0.548. Haywood's two best seasons (04-05 and 07-08): 0.560 and 0.528. Not only there isn't much difference, Haywood's % is in fact slightly better (555/1026 vs. Birdman's 351/650). Moreover, Haywood has been more consistent over his career, and posting a better career FG%, 0.527 vs. Birdman's 0.484.

Statistically Birdman is a better shot blocker, but remember Birdman is usually going up against backup centers who are not as, you guessed it, big and tall.

Posted by: sagaliba | July 14, 2009 11:53 AM

"In Anderson's two best seasons (04-05 and 08-09), FG% are 0.534 and 0.548. Haywood's two best seasons (04-05 and 07-08): 0.560 and 0.528."

I wasn't talking about their "two best seasons." I was (as I have been all along) talking about Haywood's career-best year (in which he shot 53% from the field) and Andersen's career best year (the one he just completed), in which he shot 55% from the field.

Nice try, though.

Posted by: kalo_rama | July 14, 2009 12:16 PM

I can see the convo now;

Blatche: Im not going to summer league. Been doing it too long. Treat me like an established vet.

Saunders: Im the new coach = new regime. Looking at your stats and "highlight" videos tells me nothing. As far as I'm concerned you might not see any PT next year.

Blatche: But i'm the backup PF!? I will play and play a lot.

Saunders: You couldnt crack the starting line-up for a team that finished last in the league, almost at a record pace at that.

Blatche: I'm the best you have off the bench

Saunders: I only play 8 guys and you're nunber 9 or 10. If we sign any big or trade for any big, you slide even further.

Blatche: Treat me like an established vet!

Saunders: A vet that will be out of the league in a few years. Otherwsie, you're following Kwame's career path.

Blatche: I'll show up for a few games in summer league.

Posted by: ThatGuy2 | July 14, 2009 2:33 PM

arenas foye butler jamison haywood
(first unit)
Mcghee Blatche Miller Young Crittenton
(second unit)

mcguire
stevenson
james

odd men out.

that starting 5 compared to
perkins
garnett
pierce
allen
rondo

thats going to be a battle and i cant wait

Posted by: jasperhneyaolcom | July 14, 2009 10:16 AM

Actually I think the best Chemistry would to start:
Gil, McGuire, Caron, Jamison, and Haywood
(first unit)
Foye, Young, Miller, Blatche, McGee (or Oberto if signed)
(second unit) note: Though Foye is technically a starter in my book he will serve us better coming off the bench playing PG and SG (by the end of the game start or not he will have the 3rd or 4th most minutes regardless)

odd men out are: Critton, James, and Stevenson...


Posted by: DaGuru | July 14, 2009 6:15 PM

Actually the proper way to put this is the wiz should have a 9 man rotation:
Starters: Gil, McGuire, Butler, Jamison, and Haywood
with Foye, Young, Miller, Blatche coming off the bench...
Spot duty provided by Oberto (if signed) and McGee...

Critton can watch n learn... no need to rush the Kid... McGee should watch n learn as well but the lack of depth will force McGee into significant playing time...

Posted by: DaGuru | July 14, 2009 6:24 PM

Nick Young had 36 points and hit 5 3 pointers in the wiz's win over cleveland tonight. Blatche had 21 and 10 with 2 blocked shots but 7 turnovers. Crit had 6 points and 8 dimes.

Posted by: anacostia85 | July 14, 2009 10:27 PM

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