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Livingston helps Wizards finish off Celtics

Wizards 106, Celtics 96

The Wizards certainly had some unsettling moments as their 27-point lead quickly started to evaporate in the second half against the Boston Celtics. Andray Blatche said he got a little nervous but then he remembered, "We got Shaun Livingston. He took care of everything for us."


I haven't scored this many points in six years. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Well, not everything, since JaVale McGee certainly played an important role with a free throw and a put-back dunk after Paul Pierce had brought the Celtics within 12 points with 4 minutes, 35 seconds left.

But Livingston certainly provided the settling influence that had been lacking the last time the Wizards squandered a double-digit lead and broke down in a game-ending 20-4 run in Boston last month. Livingston was a spectator for that meltdown, as Randy Foye was unable to get the Wizards into any sort of offensive flow late in the game. But Livingston has learned what needed to be done should they be in that position again.

"There is no question that Shaun has grown from that," Coach Flip Saunders said.

When the Celtics got within 12 points with two minutes left, Livingston found McGee inside for a short hook and free throw. And, despite one turnover that set up a Nate Robinson three-pointer to bring Boston within 97-91, Livingston was clutch from the foul line. He made 7-of-8 free throws to secure the win -- with four coming after Robinson again brought the Celtics within six points with a driving layup with 41.9 seconds remaining.

"Shaun is beginning to come back into his own as a great point guard," Blatche said. "He calmed everybody down and he took control of the game. that's the kind of leadership we got on this team and that's exactly what he did."

Livingston finished with 25 points - something he hadn't done since 2004, when he was a senior at Peoria Central High, had two good knees and sported a ridiculously large Afro. He added seven assists and six assists in a season-high 42 minutes. After posting a new career high in scoring, Livingston relaxed with an ice pack on his left knee, but refused to get too excited.

"I'm thankful and blessed, obviously. God is good," Livingston said. "Things were going my way, my shot was falling. I was just trying to stay disciplined. I just kept telling myself mentally that I wanted to stay in the game, stay on the players and try to control the tempo."

Livingston had the difficult task of trying to keep up with Celtics all-star point guard Rajon Rondo, who seems to have a motor that never stops. "It doesn't," Livingston said with a grin, "and I've got the blisters to prove it. He's an all-star player, so you just try to contain him the best you can and hope at the end of the night it works out."

Rondo finished with a team-high 17 points and 12 assists, but the Wizards made sure that no other Celtics starters were able to get off. They held the Big Three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to just 27 combined points on 11 for 35 shooting. And, the young, spry front line of Blatche and McGee made the Celtics incredibly old and stodgy.

It was the second consecutive game that Blatche and McGee outplayed their counterparts, and Livingston said it wasn't a fluke. "We got big guys that are athletic and can shoot the basketball and it brings their bigs out," he said. "I don't know if KG is as mobile as he once was, five or 10 years ago. The youth and athleticism inside and the length, it causes problems."

Livingston has also been causing problems of late, as he again used his superior height advantage to have his way against the Celtics' smaller point guards - either Rondo or Robinson - by attacking them in the post and just shooter over them with ease. He made his first five shots and finished 9 for 13. "We tried to get Shaun, as much as we could, into the paint," Saunders said. "Shaun was great tonight."

Livingston would've preferred to have finished the game a little smoother, but he won't complain. "It got chippy at the end, but a win is a win. We'll take it," he said.

By Michael Lee  |  April 10, 2010; 12:58 AM ET
 
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It was a good win. I think maybe the guys were getting a bit tired in the 4Q, but they held on.

Posted by: rickgonz | April 10, 2010 6:08 AM | Report abuse

A fun game. That looked like an early season Wiz performance in reverse. Then it was Washington that would fall way behind and come storming back in the second half, only to fall short, mostly because of fouls. Now it was Boston, which finished with one more FG, four more 3s, and 16 fewer FTs.

And wasn't it entertaining to see the other team's little PGs unable to keed our big guy out of the paint?

You have to wonder what's wrong with Boston at home. I guess they've lost four of five, the lone exception being that Cleveland OT win, while maintaining one of the league's best road records. They could very well upset somebody in the playoffs with a couple road victories, but without a home advantage have practically no shot at another title.

Anyway, I enjoyed seeing the roles reversed for once.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 10, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

in this toilet of a season, a 32-4 run in boston to blow their delusional postseason hopes away in front of their home crowd was a highpoint.

Flip was protecting KG by telling dray not talk! AB dogged that clown all night, great stuff.

Last night was also more indication conditioning alone will make Mcgee a beast even with the bonehead plays. Since he's been off the bench, he's never too winded and is an absolute force on the floor.

Dray and Mcgee are the cornerstones of the franchise and watching them develop together is going to be fun.

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

"And wasn't it entertaining to see the other team's little PGs unable to keed our big guy out of the paint?"

It would be so great to keep Livingston but dogging rondo last night surely puts him on everybody's radar if he already wasnt. he's going to have options.

i think it's worth offering him an extra year on a deal, you gotta think given his injury the security factor weighs in for him

But I suspect he's goin back to cali!

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Its an absolute shame to find a player like Livingston, just to lose him.

It's his good fortune that his hard work will get him a second opportunity after his severe knee injury.

The Wizards are in position to overpay him to stay, but you need an owner to make that call.

What would the Wiz do if the Lakers, Dallas, Portland, Miami or, God forbid, Cleveland come calling this off season?

Posted by: bozomoeman | April 10, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I wonder why Flip allowed all the back up minutes to "Dribble & Shoot" instead of Cedric Jackson?

Posted by: bozomoeman | April 10, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

But Livingston certainly provided the settling influence that had been lacking the last time the Wizards squandered a double-digit lead and broke down in a game-ending 20-4 run in Boston last month. Livingston was a spectator for that meltdown, as Randy Foye was unable to get the Wizards into any sort of offensive flow late in the game.

Who would have thought having a true point guard would provide a settling influence?

Not Ernie since he was the one who traded for another combo guard like Foye!

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | April 10, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I'm wondering why Martin and Jackson didn't get any playing time, even in the third quarter. Does anyone care to speculate?

Posted by: rickgonz | April 10, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

So, does anyone know when Ted will sign? We have got to sign Livingston.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 10, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

For pity's sake and the future well-being of this franchise IRENE, get off some money and allow GRUNFELD to offer LIVINGSTON a contract for next year - now damn it, now.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 10, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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LARRY SANDERS has declared and is looking for an agent. He's going to make a hell of a player in the NBA.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 10, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

FAVORS is in the draft as of today.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 10, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Since Livingstone is the latest to join to end-of-season exodus, maybe we can package him and our first round pick in a trade to San Antonio for Alonzo Gee, then sit back and watch as SA resign Gee a week later again when we forget to get his signature.

Posted by: ArchieTambo | April 10, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Here's the strategy, wait for the lotto ball to give the wizards the number one pick (John Wall) and if we don't get it, then we can sign Livingston.

Sounds good.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 10, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I can't imagine Ernie not making Livingston a pretty good offer. And I think that if he does, Livingston will accept it. Remember, it was the Wizards who gave him a chance, after the Clippers dumped him and he got cut by two other teams. Plus, he's a probable starter here, if he stays. I don't think he wants to go to San Antonio and sit on the bench, like Alonzo Gee.

I think Ernie needs to sign Cartier Martin for next season, too. That guy is a better, cheaper version of Roger Mason. Btw, Mason is available right now, too--he's trying to get out of SA.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | April 10, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

"livingston, dray, and mcgee look like the kind of young core you're supposed to build around"

lol...yeah...I'm sure the rest of the league is trembling at that thought. A PG with one of the most horrific knee injuries ever, a talented PF with a 2 cent brain, and a extremely raw center who more often than not looks clueless on the court who is about to enter his 3rd season. If they are your "core" players, this team will never make the playoffs. Not to say they aren't decent players to have on the team, but stop the hyperbole.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 9, 2010 11:18 PM

Apparently, your crystal ball tells you that they'll never be good enough to be core players on a playoff caliber team. But then again, that same crystal ball told you that the "Big 3" would take the team deep into the playoffs this year.

Get out of the forecasting business, dude. It's not your strength.

Posted by: artiesliver | April 10, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Livingston basically said he would take the best deal he gets, or at least didnt indicate the fact EG signed him will impact his decision.

EG should be spamming ever GM in the league with hi-res photos of his knee injury.

How about 3yrs/$12mill?

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Another funny thought.

Couple of blogs back there was sentiment that the Team needs to be blown up again.

There is some bloggers out there that are saying that none of these players are keepers from the first blow up and it would be okay to blow it up again and even to trade Blatche and McGee for whatever.

That is really funny.

Does Kalo_rama and his bandwagon crew have any sense at all?

What are they thinking?

It is like little kid mentality with a little blow-up toy. Blow it up again. Boom! Blow it up again. Boom! Heh Heh!

Why in the world would you go ought and try to get 15 NBA players when you can start with eight perfertly good ones, in Blatche, McGee, Singleton, Thornton, Young, Livingston, Howard, and Arenas?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 10, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Why in the world would you go ought and try to get 15 NBA players when you can start with eight perfertly good ones, in Blatche, McGee, Singleton, Thornton, Young, Livingston, Howard, and Arenas?

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | April 10, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I agree LARRY. Nothing wrong with these guys except the pay-scale and injury history on HOWARD. He's a good player, but I can't see him offered until after he's toured the league.

But man, I'd do everyhing I could to keep LIVINGSTON from taking that tour. He'll never return home.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 10, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

They got work to do this offseason but everything's up in the air until Ted Leonsis sign's the transfer papers. There are several burning questions with this franchise, the biggest? who will coach this team and who will run the front office and make the personel moves concerning this team next season.Shaun Livingston should be a priority he's a true PG if GA can get a 2 guard mindset then the Wizards would seemingly have a potentialy great backcourt. Javale McGee has a tremendous upside i saw a post last night that suggested McGee hasn't made any progress and my answer to that is give the kid a chance,i'll tell you what; i like McGee's upside at year 3 then Brendan Haywood at the same point in his career. Andray Blatche has unlimited potential "the serial skirt chaser" has all-star potential but his attitude and his propensity for turnovers is maddening. Nick Young could be an excellent sixth man if he could harness his potential, that role however could be better suited for Josh Howard if he can comeback from his acl injury. This team has an tremendous upside with a lottery pick,and another 1st round pick they could be a dangerous team next season but it will depend on how Ted Leonsis shapes the braintrust of this franchise, the sky could be the limit.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 10, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I think the Wizzies will do everything that they can to sign Livingston. He is the kinda point guard that Flip works best with. If he goes somewhere else he could get more $$ but might not fit the coaches system as well as he would here.
How much would he cost???
His knee has to be taken into consideration when you figger that out.
Gonna be interesting what happens to him.
My question is who you gonna get that's better???

Posted by: VBFan | April 10, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to see Livingston stay, but in his situation -- where he went from being a lottery pick to being out of the league with a horrific knee injury -- I won't blame him for taking the best offer available. The next contract he gets may well be his last, depending on how the knee holds up.

What about this "Bring Out Your Dead" strategy, most recently discussed on Bullets Forever?
http://www.bulletsforever.com/2010/4/9/1412840/the-bring-out-your-dead-strategy

I think it is a clever idea, but after thinking about it, I don't like it because it's going to mean the Wizards have to pass on good young players next year, and it will delay the rebuilding process.

Posted by: PostSubscriber | April 10, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Gee has been sent back to the D-League by San Antonio yesterday.
So Ernie wasn't the only one that made a bad decision by forgetting to sign him, it looks like Gee didn't plan this right either.

Posted by: Utilityman1 | April 10, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Just yesterday, several posters were suggesting that the Wizards should undergo a total rebuilding process. One or two folks went so far as to say that no Wizards should be considered untouchable.

To those ONE or TWO folks I ask: Did you see JaVale, Blatche and Livingston light up the Celtics at Boston Garden? Add a healthy Gilbert Arenas and Al Thornton to that trio and you've got a competitive team.

As far as I'm concerened, Shaun Livingston is worth overpaying to solidify our backcourt. Make Shaun a generous offer, sign him to three years and begin the filming of his Wizards promotional video.

Posted by: musicmanjr | April 10, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This revolving door of D-league talents is forever opening and closing. One moment it's Alonzo Gee and the next it's Roger Mason. All guys who are good enough to play for a weak club or hold down the bench for a stronger one. They're in the Show long enough to get a little cash but ultimately, their star turn was in the minors.

Ask Tim Legler.

Livingston is a different case. Here's a guy who was drafted way too high as a kid and actually underachieved for quite a while in the pros. Back then he had the ability but relied too much on quicks and athleticism. After his injury he came back more slowly, learned to make use of his skills, and ultimately looks to be a better player, except... he can't move laterally on defense. On the Wiz, you don't notice it so much. But put him on a team with expectations, he'd find his way back to the bench.

So he should stay with us. Or Golden State, or another team that's going nowhere at the moment.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 10, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"Just yesterday, several posters were suggesting that the Wizards should undergo a total rebuilding process. One or two folks went so far as to say that no Wizards should be considered untouchable.To those ONE or TWO folks I ask: Did you see JaVale, Blatche and Livingston light up the Celtics at Boston Garden? Add a healthy Gilbert Arenas and Al Thornton to that trio and you've got a competitive team."

I'm not the 'One' or the 'TWO', but of course no Wiz should be considered 'untouchable'. Nobody on this team is a perpetual All-Star type. Nobody has yet proven himself to be the sort of anchor that you build a contender around. To decide that you're not trading Blatche or McGee no matter what, is just stupid. You get an offer good enough, you take it.

Posted by: Samson151 | April 10, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Dunnnn, duh dunnn dun. Untouchables? 'Fraid not. No Eliot Ness on the Wizards. A few interesting question marks but if the right deal comes along, I say jump on it.

Admittedly I was willing to go with the big three longer than rational discourse would permit, I think mostly out of curiosity; I still would like to see Arenas Butler Jamison Haywood, Miller through a season. Never got to see all of them healthy, on court, together, sans pistols. C'est la vie.

Washington is now in rebuild mode, Jamison, Butler and Haywood have officially left the building. Arenas as well as Blatche have proven talent; a lot actually but are unstable building blocks. I won't be upset if they wind up in DC next season but anyway to turn them into high draft picks or promising talent not clueless about team play is perfectly reasonable.

Posted by: midlevex_ | April 10, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

So just to recap Wiz fans. Livingston has outplayed 2 all-stars in the last 2 weeks.

He abused Chris Paul all night in New Orleans and thoroughly gave it to Rondo for almost 3 quarters last night.

Now ask yourself - could a HEALTHY Arenas do that?

Posted by: elfreako | April 10, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Whether he's solid gold or just gold-plated, he's a hell of an improvement over the players we've had on offense at the #1 for years now. On defense he's no more of a liability than say ARENAS, FOYE, or BOYKINS. At least that's what I'm seein' on my t.v. set.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 10, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Have to agree glawrence007; Livingston has upgraded the #1 position so i'm not worried about his so called lack of defensive stability we haven't played defense since Dick Motta left i'll take my chances with Dr.Livingston.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 10, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Rondo is arguably the best defensive pg in the nba and Livingston punished him last night. That should serve as an eye-opener to EG that he's not going to be resigned at rock bottom pricing, so let's make him an offer he can accept even if it means the possibility of slightly overpaying.

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

and I'd still like to hear someone put forward a trade they think we should make involving AB and/or JM. i know rphil says the 12th pick in the draft for AB, but that's ravings of a madman.

samson, midlevelx....can we really get full value for either of those guys given their age, upside, and contracts?

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"I know rphil says the 12th pick in the draft for AB, but that's ravings of a madman."

Lunatic patrol checking in. I'd almost trade Blatche for a bench bound twenty-something with hops and a 12 or how 'bout #6,7 or 8 and a twenty-something?

The permutations of new owner, trades, drafts, free agency and the likely effects of the 2011 collective bargaining showdown are too numerous to anticipate at this point. I'm afraid it is more productive, if not entertaining, to contemplate our navels and the collected lint therein.

Posted by: midlevex_ | April 10, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Trading Blatche for any draft pick is a dumb idea.
Look at all the high draft picks that are out of the league and some that are in it and nowhere as good as AB.
The draft is a big gamble...how soon some people forget our most recent number one.

Posted by: VBFan | April 10, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Nevertheless you put forth a scenario that clearly defines where you see AB valued, which is really what i was trying to get at.

and yeah, AB for the 12th and bench warmer is looney-tunes from where i type!

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

The level of hyper-oxygenated euphoria resulting from one win (over a team in the midst of a months-long spiral) is a pretty telling measure of just how bad things have gotten for the Wizards. Jesus, now people are actually talking about overpaying to keep this team together (of course a couple months ago, people were also talking about overpaying to keep Mike Miller; didn't take long for that idea to turn sour).

There's not a single player on this team who resides in the same ZIP code as "untouchable."

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

"Trading Blatche for any draft pick is a dumb idea.
Look at all the high draft picks that are out of the league and some that are in it and nowhere as good as AB."

The key there is some here see AB as legitimately very good while others think we should move him while the mirage still holds.

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"I think the Wizzies will do everything that they can to sign Livingston. He is the kinda point guard that Flip works best with."

Based on what? Because the PGs he's worked well with in the past (Marbury, Brandon, Billups) were nothing like Livingston.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

"The key there is some here see AB as legitimately very good while others think we should move him while the mirage still holds."

The two are hardly mutually exclusive. He can be very good while at the same time not being good enough to build around or nearly as as his inflated numbers seem to make some want to believe he is.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Make that: as good as his inflated numbers seem to make some want to believe he is.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Trading AB for the 12th pick and a warm body is coming to the conclusion he's probably not even a reliable starter let alone a player to build around.

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

"Trading AB for the 12th pick and a warm body is coming to the conclusion he's probably not even a reliable starter let alone a player to build around."

Well, that's an argument between you and whoever suggested that trade. But since I didn't suggest it, it has no bearing on my point. Blatche can be a good player but not be good enough to commit to as a cornerstone of the franchise.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

But, for the record, not being a reliable starter still doesn't preclude him from being a good player. Lots of good players come off the bench in the NBA.

Posted by: kalo_rama | April 10, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Speaking as one of the people who said that no Wizard should be considered untouchable....

If Orlando decided tomorrow that Dwight Howard was no longer in their plans and said "We'd like to swap him for Blatche", should we say "No thanks. We think AB is the next NBA stud"

With all of the big name FAs out there this summer, the possiblity exists for a team with cap space to be a player not just in signings, but in sign-and-trades. If somehow LeBron decided he wanted to play in DC, and the Cavs worked out a sign-and-trade but wanted McGee, should we say "No thanks. The Kid has mad upside"

Saying someone is 'touchable' is not the same as saying 'give him away for a bag of hammers', it just means that if a better option presents itself, you shouldn't be so in love with a guy like Blatche or McGee that you pass up a better player if the opportunity present itself.

There are some players, like LeBron, and D-Howard and others who are pretty much untouchables because they are proven stars that can carry teams, not just to 'competitiveness' but deep into the playoffs. AB, McGee and SL are not that caliber of players. All 3 are good all 3 have promise, but they are not untouchable.

And musicmanjr, I did not get to see them beat Boston, but I did see the very same team get destroyed by Orlando. So to say that our new 'big 3' has magically arrived may be a bit premature.

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

divi, there has been a lot of talk that New Orleans may look to move CP3 at some point to cut salary. Unthinkable before, but more plausible given Collison's play. If they wanted to trade CP3 to the Wiz, but wanted Blatche in return, what would you say?

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

So just to recap Wiz fans. Livingston has outplayed 2 all-stars in the last 2 weeks.

He abused Chris Paul all night in New Orleans and thoroughly gave it to Rondo for almost 3 quarters last night.

Now ask yourself - could a HEALTHY Arenas do that?

Posted by: elfreako

I like Livingston, I think he should be a Wizard next year, and I'm not really on Team Zero any more, but let's be fair. A healthy Gil dropped 60 on the Lakers and averaged basically 30pts a game for consecutive seasons. I don't think Gil helps the Wiz win a championship, but he did have some pretty serious skills when he was healthy.

I don't know if that Gil still exists, and if you're asking me today if I could keep just one of them on the Wiz, I would keep SL. But at his best Gil was a (offensive) beast.

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

you can throw that six man stuff out of the window, NICK YOUNG IS AN ALL STAR BABY, FACE IT.

Posted by: maejude | April 10, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

you can throw that six man stuff out of the window, NICK YOUNG IS AN ALL STAR BABY, FACE IT.

Posted by: maejude | April 10, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

you can throw that six man stuff out of the window, NICK YOUNG IS AN ALL STAR BABY, FACE IT.

Posted by: maejude | April 10, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

When people say AB is an untouchable, i dont think they mean 1)he's a peasant farmer from India nor 2)dont trade him for lebron/kobe/dhoward/durant/etc/etc

as to the CP3, i dont think you can win a championship with him as the best player on your team. I'm wary of a 6' tall player who cant guard anyone no matter how great he appears to be, especially given his recent spate of injuries. If getting him meant being locked into a $100mill deal, definitely would not do it.

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Is that the same CP3 who was on the NBA First Team All-Defensive Team last year?

And based on your description, I'm assuming there are circumstances in which you might consider trading AB....

TOUCHABLE......(not as dramatic when it's not scrawled in blood).

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

you can throw that six man stuff out of the window, NICK YOUNG IS AN ALL STAR BABY, FACE IT.

Posted by: maejude

Now I recognize you! You were the same guy who thought Calbert Cheaney was an All-Star too!

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

he's a steal machine, but there's some egghead stuff out there about how badly he's consistently torched by opposing PGs.

shame you missed last night's game! that 32-4 was easily the most fun of the season, aside from ok corral of course

Posted by: divi3 | April 10, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Looked every place but NewsChannel 8.

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

he's a steal machine, but there's some egghead stuff out there about how badly he's consistently torched by opposing PGs.

Posted by: divi3

So we're working on the theory that the 23 year old Blatche will get better and develop into a franchise cornerstone, but the 24 year old, already-a-cornerstone CP3 can't get better at D...if in fact it is a deficiency...and despite making the NBA all-D team two years in a row. And the All-Star team, and the All NBA first team, and the Olympic team.....

So basically we're just playing the game of someone suggesting a trade and you saying "No." So it's not really a debate at this point, just a test to see how deep in the tank you are for AB.....hope you have a snorkel. =)

Posted by: ts35 | April 10, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

"Gee has been sent back to the D-League by San Antonio yesterday.
So Ernie wasn't the only one that made a bad decision by forgetting to sign him, it looks like Gee didn't plan this right either.

Posted by: Utilityman1"

I think San Antonio sent him down to play in the D League playoffs, and he has played well.

http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2010/4/9/1412416/curtis-jerrells-and-alonzo-gee

Not that it matters. Each of the Wizards 2010 draft picks shall soon eclipse Alonzo Gee.
Right?

Posted by: PostSubscriber | April 10, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

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