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Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/ 6/2010

Josh Howard expects to "hopefully soon" start full practice, already giving back to D.C.

By Michael Lee

Josh Howard visited with Dr. David Altcheck at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Thursday and said he was cleared to participate in games of three-on-three, five-on-five, and more contact drills as he continues his recovery from left knee surgery last March.


I could be a month away. (Reuters Pictures)

Howard doesn't have a timetable, but he will remain cautious about his return, even has the former all-star small forward continues to freely move on the court as if he has no complications. "Some days I feel good. Some days I feel bad. It just depends on my workload," Howard said on Friday. "It's going to be some sore moments. The doctor already let me know that's going to happen, it's just how I fight through it. Coming from an injury like this, that's known to happen, just keep fighting through it, hopefully it'll get better.

"Mostly I'm just watching out for setback," said, Howard, who admitted that he had a setback about two weeks ago that forced him to sit out a few days. "Strained it a little bit. Other than that, I got right back into the swing of things."

The Wizards have always targeted December as a realistic return date for Howard and the team won't force him back before it's time. Coach Flip Saunders said he plans on increasing Howard's workload, with how his body feels. "He's looked extremely good and very quick. He's progressing," Coach Flip Saunders said. "We'll continue to facilitate his development as far as how hard he works, with contact."

Howard knows his body, and that it is not in his best interest to rush back prematurely -- even with his incentive-laden contract which is centered around games played and minutes played. He was encouraged by his visit with Dr. Altcheck. "I'm pretty much where I need to be," Howard said. "Everything is on track. Still don't have a set date, but as far as everything looking, it's looking good. Before this trip, I was probably doing 50 percent of practice, now I can do 75, 90, in that area."

He has been shooting, running, lifting weights and doing a lot of rehabilitation work with assistant athletic trainer Koichi Sato. He joked that he has worked so closely with Sato that "we know each other in and out." Howard said he expects to start participating in full practice "hopefully soon, in another week or so" but still has "to get used to the game and the speed of the game and work my way in."

Howard may not be playing, but he is still trying to make a difference in his new city. Howard has a month-long charity function in November, with activities including a senior citizen bingo night on Tuesday, a free basketball clinic next Thursday, a turkey drive on the basketball courts at Barry Farms on Nov. 15, and a dinner for 10 single moms on Nov. 18. He started with a pizza party and autograph session on Wednesday at Deanwood Recreational Center in Northeast.

His activities are carryover from programs that the Josh Howard Foundation ran in Dallas. "Just transfer it up here. I still have my hands in the community there. I just want to be more hands on in the community in D.C.," Howard said. "I've always been a community guy and to be able to reach back to D.C., a predominantly black area, it felt good. I don't think a lot of people expected me to be as generous as I was [on Wednesday], which is not a thing to me, but just to see the smiles on they faces, great for me."

By Michael Lee  | November 6, 2010; 12:24 PM ET
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Comments

so what josh smokes a lil tree and don't mess with the government. He sounds like a pretty cool down to earth guy, who knows who he is and what's important to him. i hope he can make a speedy recovery and contribute this year......AntiShoutOut to Al Thornton

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 6, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

With all these puzzle pieces on the team where the players do a lot things, but none of them great, many dudes out of position, Flip Flop needs to better define roles and the pecking order and build from that.

JWow as the PG and distributor, AB as the main guy in the paint, and Josh "National Anthem" Howard as the main threat at the 3. Everybody else needs to scrap and get their points off defense, putback, and bail out shots.

Since we're into famous quotes......As one famous wrestler used to say when talking down to opponents, "know your role!"

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 6, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

A healthy Josh Howard along with a healthy Zero alongside of Mr. Wall and you have the beginnings of a formidable starting 5. Wow did I just say that?

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | November 6, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I hate to admit this but this guy might help this sorry team!

Posted by: SOLVBACK | November 6, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

a decent coach would really help this team.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 6, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

It was on like channel 893 or something. Hit the search function on your cable box. Then Sports, then Basketball and scroll til you find the wizards game. Comcast has like 50 extra channels so even when the game is not on a regular channel, you can usually find it somewhere.


Posted by: Blurred | November 6, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

My man, blurred. Muchas gracias.

Posted by: glawrence007 | November 6, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

having to rely heavily on HOWARD and ARENAS for this team to gain some traction make my knees start to shake.

Posted by: glawrence007 | November 6, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Hell, we'd be getting somewhere now IF the frnt-line was worth a damn. I knew it would be bad, but this is ridiculous. MCGEE wandering around the court like a lost puppy looking for someone to play with, and JI as soft as ever in the post. Clueless ARMSTRONG TRYING to man-up and be a NBA somebody,while BLATCHE disappears whenever he needs to be in the game...... I mean are the bottom-feeders like PHILLY the ONLY chance we have to win right now?

Posted by: glawrence007 | November 6, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

My thoughts on the game last night:

D'Anotni's system looks a lot more interesting to me when he has physical, aggressive players running it like he now has. Beating the Bulls badly and still having the juice to do the same to the Wiz (ok granted it didn't look that hard) in back-to-backs says a lot about them. This is definitely not the Suns East. They play uptempo, but they play a very physical style of uptempo. They've also managed to collect a good number of grinders, players who will work all game long. The kind I wish the Wiz had more of.

As for the Wiz, well, New York played harder, smarter, faster, more physical, they hustled more and the shot better. In some ways it was a little amazing to me that the Wiz hung around as long as they did. Whenever the Wiz managed to get close, the Knicks also hit some big jumpers, even if the defense was good. Toney Douglas had 10 boards, and not all of them were long rebounds, he fought inside for some

I can't think of one Wizard who played well last night. Some of them did some good things, but no one overall played a good game.

McGee rebounded hard, but he also got beat a lot (the Bill Walker fake and drive for a jam sticks out, getting posterized by Mozgov is never good, though I don't think that one was his fault).

AB fell in love with his jumper early (for good reason), but didn't have enough to finish around the rim and looked slow (Toney Douglas out jumping and outhustling him for a rebound sticks out).

I'll give Gil a bit of a pass because it was his first game back and he shot well, but he got beaten badly on D (getting beaten to the baseline on that nasty Chandler dunk that made McGee look bad sticks out).

Wall obviously had a rough game. Imo, he got caught up in trying to play too fast, which I think also played into New York's hands. Love the afterburners, but he'll have to learn when to use them.

KH would look better on a team with better D behind him (granted that's a little obvious), but it's clear that he has trouble staying with his man. That game was too uptempo for him, and Flip should've sat him if the Wiz were going to try to play that fast.

All of our perimeter players suffer because our bigs don't do well on pick and roll.

Yi clearly has some offensive skill facing up, but he doesn't finish strong. If he's not going to rebound, you can't keep him in. They way that game was going, as fast and as physical as the Knicks were playing, I would have gone to Booker. He may not have made a difference, but I would have liked to see what he could do. He's inexperienced, but I like the way he matches up with guys like Turiaf and Chandler and all of those guys who were killing us last night. At least we know he would be physical.

Everyone can pick out their favorite boogie man to isolate and blame, KH, Flip, AB, NY, whoever. But the fact was that the whole team got seriously out-hustled and out-played, and that's on all of them, coaches included

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

But the fact was that the whole team got seriously out-hustled and out-played, and that's on all of them, coaches included

That's why I agree with hollywood that the most glaring deficiency is the coach. Yi was so bad and yet Booker doesnt play...really can't understand that. Mcgee stays on the bench with 5 fouls. NY comes off a great game, plays D with effort, but doesnt get real burn til it's over. CMartin is the hero in Philly, then gets nothing despite playing the Knicks extremely well in preseason. List goes on.

Yeah, it's all hindsight after a loss...but it's tough to discern a strategy or more importantly any type of adjustment. Without AB (in 1st) and Gil (in 4th) shooting far better than can be expected....game would have been a massacre.

Come on Flip, earn your $$$

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Co sign with that last point on Flip divi3.

I'm not opposed to Hinrich playing big minutes but his style was not suited to the break-neck speed the Knicks like to play.

Maybe he's still starting because he makes $9 million this season or maybe Flip is punishing Gil for his preseason tomfoolery.

Hopefully the losses don't mount and the team can stay at or around .500 in time for Howard's return.

Posted by: elfreako | November 6, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he's still starting because he makes $9 million this season or maybe Flip is punishing Gil for his preseason tomfoolery.
Posted by: elfreako

Or maybe it's because Gil missed a lot of time in the preseason and regular season with injury? Right, that can't be, got to be a conspiracy to get Hinrich minutes.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he's still starting because he makes $9 million this season

This was brought up after acquiring KH:

In terms of the continuing Hinrich debate.....Felton likely to get a deal *starting* at $7M. Meaning next year puts him probably at $8+M. Anyone think Felton is appreciably better than Hinrich?

Count me in the "yes" category on that question.

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

He didn't call Howard a "Star" did he? What ever happened to responsible journalism? If you think this pot smoker is a star, you better get League Pass and check out some real basketball.

Posted by: jwing14 | November 6, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

If you think this pot smoker is a star, you better get League Pass and check out some real basketball.

Posted by: jwing14 | November 6, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

you ever seen what color Mike Jordan's lips are? Ever heard of Allen Iverson?Chris Webber?Since when did pot smoking stop someone from being recognized as a star?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 6, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

All of our perimeter players suffer because our bigs don't do well on pick and roll.

Maybe they would defend pick and rolls better if they knew how to execute them. Seems to me like they only do pick and pops. This was mentioned as a weakness for Wall coming out of Kentucky.

Posted by: djnnnou | November 6, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

That's why I agree with hollywood that the most glaring deficiency is the coach.

At the same time, they were essentially in the game (within 10) until that horrendous stretch to end the game.

There are things I wish Flip would do differently, but you can't put most of it on Flip. At some point the players have to do it. AB getting out jumped for a rebound by Toney Douglas has nothing to do with coaching. Gil letting Chandler take the baseline for that jam has nothing to do with coaching. It wasn't poor scheme, it was poor effort, and contrary to popular opinion, you can't really make players play harder. They have to want to, either because that's how they play or because they lose minutes if they don't. So it's on the players and the coaches and EG too, equally.

So yeah, maybe I would play some players differently, but it's not like they are a lot of great options languishing on the bench. As much as you seem to think Nick is dialed in defensively, I haven't seen it. He has been playing with better effort, and I probably would have gone with him a bit more last night, but I think the results would have been much the same. Part of the antidote to last night was better pace and better inside play, neither of which are NY strengths. The only reasons I can think of for Yi to keep being in there are maybe that he understands the sets better(?) but also primarily because he at least presents the appearance of being able to score, which our frontcourt desperately needs. But if he's not doing it, and he's not rebounding, you might as well try someone else.

I would however spend all of today's practices and all of the practices through next week working on nothing but defending the pick and roll. I'm quite sure they have worked on it already, but the message ain't getting through. With as mobile as our big men are collectively, there is zero reason for them to be that bad at it. Whether it's bad coaching or bad learning or bad execution of some combination of both, I don't care. The memo is definitely out that the Wiz can't defend it.

(btw, I've read most of the posts from last night, and I have sooooo been waiting for a "Bill Walker killed us last night! Yet another pick EG traded away for cash!" post).

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he's still starting because he makes $9 million this season

This was brought up after acquiring KH:

In terms of the continuing Hinrich debate.....Felton likely to get a deal *starting* at $7M. Meaning next year puts him probably at $8+M. Anyone think Felton is appreciably better than Hinrich?

Count me in the "yes" category on that question.

Posted by: divi3

Anyone think Felton wasn't interested in signing to be John Wall's backup, making the salary question irrelevant?

Plus, just think how mad you'd be when Flip decided to have 6'1" Felton guard SFs in his 3-guard lineup ;-)

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

It wasn't poor scheme, it was poor effort, and contrary to popular opinion, you can't really make players play harder.

Guess that's where we differ, I think getting players to play hard is very much what great coaches do. Gibbs2.0 was running some godawful paleolithic offensive schemes, but EVERY player on the team ran through brick walls for ol'Joe. That's how they had late season runs into the playoffs twice despite being talent and scheme deficient.

And in the nba, Phil has always been known as a motivator more than anything else. Larry Brown is a great schemer AND an ahole you have to perform for or you're gone. Etc etc

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse


(btw, I've read most of the posts from last night, and I have sooooo been waiting for a "Bill Walker killed us last night! Yet another pick EG traded away for cash!" post).

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 4:24 PM

Well, get ready to hear wailing about giving Antawn Jamison away and only having Booker to show for it (probably by the same people who couldn't stand him while he was here).

Posted by: and_1 | November 6, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Anyone think Felton wasn't interested in signing to be John Wall's backup, making the salary question irrelevant?

Wasnt about signing him, it was about what kind of player you should get for 2yr/$18mill. Felton is clearly better than KH. EG fell in love with 2006 KH, unfortunately it's 2010.

Or was it we were savvy to pick up KH so that we could swoop in steal Seraphin at 17? Can't remember which guy was supposed to be the buttah in the deal.

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

btw, I've read most of the posts from last night, and I have sooooo been waiting for a "Bill Walker killed us last night! Yet another pick EG traded away for cash!" post).

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad someone else remembers.

And you're right,it's not the coach's job to play hard it's on the players to play hard. But it's on the coach to prepare them and make sure that all they have to do is play the game. He's supposed to call out the offense and defense, it'd be nice if wall could do that, but he's a 4 game old rookie. I see way too much freelancing going on with no semblance of structure. And like i said before Flip doesn't strike me as a coach that guys get up to play for. AB got us started last night and balled out in the first. His conditioning became and issue;as we all knew it would, and flip rips him talking about how he "blew his load early". I guess Flip was upset at this premature outburst when AB was scoring 14 of our first 17. We all know AB is out of shape, to expect him to have the stamina to maintain that level of play throughout the game is more than wishful thinking. And then to burn him like that in the media. I'm sure AB is ready to run through a wall for flip.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 6, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Guess that's where we differ, I think getting players to play hard is very much what great coaches do. Gibbs2.0 was running some godawful paleolithic offensive schemes, but EVERY player on the team ran through brick walls for ol'Joe

Wow, really, Brandon Lloyd played harder? He's playing pretty well now, so that must make Josh McDaniels a better coach than Joe, right?

If you're trying to get me to say that Flip isn't in the class of two of the best basketball coaches ever and one of the greatest football coaches, congrats, you got me. (Btw, wasn't that you who kept dissing Phil Jackson as overrated....and now you use him as an example?).

But I'll back up a step and agree that coaches can inspire players (some, most, but never all) to play harder. That's not the same thing as blaming the coach primarily if the players don't. Isn't that kind of like blaming the teacher for the student not doing their homework? If I don't do my job, sure you might be able to fault my boss a bit, but ultimately it's on me.

That's why I say that it's on all of them, equally. It doesn't make much sense to me to blame Flip for not 'inspiring' AB to out rebound a 6'2" guard.

That's also why I kind of like the Knicks roster. You look at the roster and you don't really see a lot of names that scare you. But they've got a bunch of guys on that team who are willing to work. It will be interesting to see how it develops and if they can keep it going.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Wasnt about signing him, it was about what kind of player you should get for 2yr/$18mill. Felton is clearly better than KH. EG fell in love with 2006 KH, unfortunately it's 2010.

If the point is that some players who make less are better than some players who make more....thanks for the news bulletin. The list of overpaid players in the NBA is long and deep and KH is nowhere near the top.

Or was it we were savvy to pick up KH so that we could swoop in steal Seraphin at 17? Can't remember which guy was supposed to be the buttah in the deal.

Personally, I thought it was about bringing in a veteran PG to help Wall's learning curve in the NBA. The kid is awesome no question, but he still has a lot to learn about running a team, as Felton sort of showed last night. I definitely do think EG's 'love affair' with Hinrich played a part, but I also don't know what other options were available, so it was partly about the art of what's possible. KH was available in part because his salary was high. Felton is more interested in establishing his own career than tutoring someone else. Steve Blake? Available, cheaper, but kinda hard to turn down the Lakers. Anyone else spring to mind?

KH's salary was secondary (or tertiary) to their goals, which were to bring in a veteran PG and acquire more picks. They did both in one move. Hopefully KH will pay dividends (even if unseen) in helping Wall learn the game. Hopefully Seraphin will develop into a solid player. So EG accomplished his goals, hopefully they weren't just based on faulty premises or expectations like his last big move was.

Again personally, I feel better that KH was added to the mix of people who will have at least some early influence on our prized rook. I think Sam, KH, and Gil all provide different things and provide a solid structure for the kid. I just wish they would do more of that kind of thing for the rest of the team.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

AB got us started last night and balled out in the first. His conditioning became and issue;as we all knew it would, and flip rips him talking about how he "blew his load early". I guess Flip was upset at this premature outburst when AB was scoring 14 of our first 17. We all know AB is out of shape, to expect him to have the stamina to maintain that level of play throughout the game is more than wishful thinking. And then to burn him like that in the media. I'm sure AB is ready to run through a wall for flip.
Posted by: lilhollywood10

I didn't read Flip's comment at all as a "rip" or a "burn". It was a description of what happened. If Flip had added, "He knows he shouldn't be doing that" or something like that, I'd buy your interpretation. Since he didn't, I don't.

Posted by: nmik | November 6, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"I'm glad someone else remembers.

And you're right,it's not the coach's job to play hard it's on the players to play hard. But it's on the coach to prepare them and make sure that all they have to do is play the game. He's supposed to call out the offense and defense, it'd be nice if wall could do that, but he's a 4 game old rookie. I see way too much freelancing going on with no semblance of structure. And like i said before Flip doesn't strike me as a coach that guys get up to play for. AB got us started last night and balled out in the first. His conditioning became and issue;as we all knew it would, and flip rips him talking about how he "blew his load early". I guess Flip was upset at this premature outburst when AB was scoring 14 of our first 17. We all know AB is out of shape, to expect him to have the stamina to maintain that level of play throughout the game is more than wishful thinking. And then to burn him like that in the media. I'm sure AB is ready to run through a wall for flip.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | November 6, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse "

I'm not going to make excuses for AB, but if Flip Flop is going to blame AB for keeping the team in the game early on, then he should rip Gilby for not helping the team early on, and only scoring in the 4th quarter where things got out of control with a 21 pt. loss. At least AB came off an injury where he had a broken foot, not a twisted ankle for a few weeks like Gilby.

Flip Flop needs to stop gushing about KG and figure out what he's trying to do with the team. He's not been impressive at all since he took over as coach. Another personnel stupid mistake by EG.

Posted by: DC_MAN88 | November 6, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

@lilhollywood10

With what Flip said, I didn't hear it, so I guess it depends on how he meant it. If he meant it as a criticism, that's one thing. If he just meant it as a statement of he was so hot in the first that it was impossible to maintain that level throughout, that's sort of another. Of course, I'm never sure what Flip is saying about half the time anyway, so who knows?

The only other thing is that for me it's dicey critiquing a coach on some level when you don't know what he's asking his players to do. If he says do X, Y and Z, and they decide to do X, Q, and 4, some of that is on the coach, but it's tough to know how much is on the players for not doing what they're told to do. I doubt Flip was upset about Dray dropping in those shots early, but he may have been thinking, like I was, that the more Dray falls in love with his J, the less time he spends where the offense needs him.

And please don't take this as a staunch defense of Flip, he's not my favorite, and I don't think he's an ideal fit for a young team.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Re: Dray

Though I will say that he did do a good job or trying to take advantage of his good J, when he started faking and going to the hole.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow, really, Brandon Lloyd played harder?

The obvious difference is you said the entire team was unmotivated, outhustled, lazy, unprofessional, or whatever we choose to call it. That is an entirely different scenario, Joe had the TEAM running through brick walls. One individual bad apple doesnt make your case. Most especially when he starts performing years later, 2 teams removed.

so that must make Josh McDaniels a better coach than Joe, right?

And you should burn your finger tips for typing that. ;)

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

The list of overpaid players in the NBA is long and deep and KH is nowhere near the top.

Consider his production through 4 games and that his salary is $9mill. He's moving up the list fast.

Personally, I thought it was about bringing in a veteran PG to help Wall's learning curve in the NBA.

At the time there was no shortage of talk about the grittiness, smart play, shooting, and "instantly" being the team's best defender. He'll always be gritty and smart, but the shooting and defense many people talked up are not there. Some folks thought I was insane for saying NY may be just as good or better perimeter defender, how's it look right now?

Anyways, hopefully he exploits a favorable matchup tonight and serves me a pile of crow for dinner. I'll be at VC cheering for it!

Posted by: divi3 | November 6, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse


This idiot Flip says the best way to control Gil's minutes is to continue bringing him off the bench. WTF?

Posted by: and_1 | November 6, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe that anyone thinks Dre is not a face the basket forward. His game starts from the outside. He is not in the best shapr brcause of his foot injury. But he showed what he can do last night before he got tired. He even said that hr got tired. What's all this talk about him playing in the paint. He has great moves facing the basket.

Posted by: bobilly2 | November 6, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Wow, really, Brandon Lloyd played harder?

The obvious difference is you said the entire team was unmotivated, outhustled, lazy, unprofessional, or whatever we choose to call it. That is an entirely different scenario, Joe had the TEAM running through brick walls. One individual bad apple doesnt make your case. Most especially when he starts performing years later, 2 teams removed.

so that must make Josh McDaniels a better coach than Joe, right?

And you should burn your finger tips for typing that. ;)

Posted by: divi3

The point was that even good leaders are limited by their followers. And you were the one who bolded the EVERY player part ;-) Don't make me run through the list of others.

Marvin Lewis was able to put together inspired defenses every where he went, as was Gregg Williams. Both flopped as head coaches.

And really the point is that coaches shouldn't have to coach effort, effort should be a given so that the coach can focus on getting everyone on the same page about style, sets, defense, etc. That's why professional players usually say that big, inspirational speeches from their coaches aren't really that important, because if you're not motivated already, you've got a problem.

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Some folks thought I was insane for saying NY may be just as good or better perimeter defender, how's it look right now?
Posted by: divi3

Ok, you win. They both suck. Congrats?

Posted by: ts35 | November 6, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

these guys just lost to the lebronless cavaliers,at home even!this team needs a real coach(get rid if that 3 guard bullshi-)a real gm,and a big man in the middle.we will be lucky to win 12 games this year

Posted by: billydee123 | November 6, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

We led Cleveland in rebounding,1. but we saw a lot of shots uncontested under the basket.
2. Wall holding onto the ball and dribbling at the top of the key.
3. Poor substitution scheme.
4. Players do not know their role.
5. Not tonight, but usually too many quick shots from the outside without ball movement.
6. Weakness in the paint.
7. Bigs getting stuffed in the paint.
8 No dependable deep corner shooters.
Besides that we have the components for an excellent team. I predicted 16-25 for the first half season, and I see 31-10 for the final season record. 47-35 total record
Let next years predicted team play the most minutes this year and get acquainted. Experience together brings unit cohesion.
CELTICS to win it all.

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