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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/16/2011

Jump ball: Does Arenas have a point?

By Washington Post editors

This morning Michael Lee blogged about Gilbert Arenas's advice for handling John Wall:

Arenas suggests that the Wizards should become a more wide open, fast-breaking team to take advantage of Wall's speed and/or ditch their plans to simply build through youth and the draft.

Some blog commenters -- like jon_quest -- say they're not interested in Arenas's view.

Arenas's opinions are really not interesting at all. He's just a benchwarmer on Dwight Howard's team.

Others -- like LarryInClintonMD -- thinks we should keep an open mind.

But hey, I know, who is going to listen to anything with an objective ear for anything that Gilbert has to say rounds here?

What do you think? Does Arenas have a point? Would Wall be better off surrounded by veterans and running a fastbreak offense?

By Washington Post editors  | February 16, 2011; 12:40 PM ET
 
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Comments

Once he has a few years under his belt, sure, absolutely, no question about it. This year and next, the Wizards should lose and get good draft choices. Then, in a few years, they should grab some free agents.

Of course, the Wizards being the Wizards, in a few years John Wall, the additional high draft choices and the choice free agents will all blow out their knees, eat too much, get arrested, and/or be struck by lightning.

Posted by: ostap666 | February 16, 2011 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Gilbert! Look at Rondo and how much his game improved by playing with Vets and learning how to play winning basketball. There's a difference is playing to win and playing not to loose. Have a good mix, but young players can't learn to play winning basketball and develop those "good habits" on loosing teams. A vet's presence is always needed.

Posted by: Gooddad | February 16, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse


That loser Arenas spent a lot of energy the past few years tearing the franchise down (botching his rehab by going against doctors recommendations, not being honest with docs/trainers about how his knee felt, bringing multiple firearms to work, insubordination, becoming a FELON, packing on 20 pounds of lard after only 2 weeks of inactivity in the preseason, etc.) and now he's offering choice morsels about how best to rebuild the team? What a joke!!

Hey, Arenas: Try focusing on unseating a guy at PG who's no taller than a fire hydrant, then get back to us!

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Gooddad,

Slow your roll, chief. From where do you expect the Wizards to get one first-ballot HoFer (KG) and two probable HoFers (Allen, Pierce) to make Wall "better"? "Vet" does not equal "superstars". Hinrich is a vet. Armstrong is a vet. Howard is a vet. They haven't exactly equated to crazy success, have they?

The Wizards aren't getting any good free agents until they have better players on their roster. Two more good drafts and then they might have a chance to do something. Period.

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert's comment's carry little weight, he was not a true point guard and still is not. John Wall's skills need to be harnassed not just displayed in an uptempo game. A true point guard runs the team fast tempo or half court. John Wall has the skills to takeover games he needs to learn to set the game tempo even in half court. Penetrate, set up get others involved, and sink the open shot so he can use his speed to his advantage. Let Wall mature and adapt to basketball in the NBA but not have basketball ln the NBA adapt to him. He's too talented to waste.

Posted by: harrellk | February 16, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Agree with Bob. We surrounded Arenas with veterans and look what happened. Get good young players through the draft who are taught how to and who learn to play together as a team, then add pieces that can get the Wiz/Bullets past the second round of the playoffs. Growth is painful but it is more than temporary.

Posted by: DoubleEagle1 | February 16, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Ted and his rebuilding plan. Let's not sacrifice the future for the present, like the Wiz used to do and like the so-called Redskins routinely do. Let's build for the future, not subtract from it.

Sure, it may take a few years. However, it would be amazing to see what one superstar SF or C could do to turn the team around faster. Who knows who is coming into the team, but it is all good.

Posted by: EdDC | February 16, 2011 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Ok, bobabuie said "Period" so it must be true. Also, bobabuie let us know the HOF voting in 2018, so that's helpful too. Why don't you slow your own superslick roll there, partner. Talk about too much attitude for no reason at all. Good lord, watch some basketball.

Posted by: Urnesto | February 16, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

OKC's record: 35-19

OKC's leaders in minutes played this season (years of NBA experience in parentheses):

Kevin Durant (3)
Russell Westbrook (2)
Jeff Green (3)
Thabo Sefolosha (4)
James Harden (1)
Serge Ibaka (1)

So much for your veteran argument, Gilbert.

John Wall is currently playing with the best kind of players: players not named Gilbert Arenas.

Posted by: bryc3 | February 16, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Urnesto

Don't waste your time with nonsense. Did you notice that bobaboobie had NOTHING positive to say about Arenas? Nothing about his charity work. Nothing about the excitement Arenas brought to a franchise hadn't had any excitement for 30+ years except for 1 Webber playoff round, and a couple of Jordan non-playoff years. It is like Gil whole wizard career was the way it turned out after his knee. Some people will be children.

Posted by: G-Man11 | February 16, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Urnesto,

Funny, I didn't see 2018 until you posted it. Read much? Or better yet - comprehend much?

If KG stopped playing today, he's in the HoF. Pierce is the second all-time scorer for the Celtics, a storied franchise if ever there was one and is a 9-time all star. Allen is the NBA's all-time three-point scorer and is a ten-time all star. Watch a little basketball and you'd know these things, things that make them probable HoFers and not merely "vets". PERIOD (Comprende, Slowesto?).

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Personally I think Gilbert is wrong on both counts. The team has gotten him some veterans to help him learn to be in the NBA (KH and RL) who are both experienced and professional. The team is teaching him to be an NBA point guard so that he can use his speed but also run a half court offense.

But really, I'm not sure why anyone in DC should care what Gilbert says. We gave him every chance to be a superstar and to lead our team, but he failed. Gil should focus on trying to crack a starting line-up again before dishing out GM advice. I'd rather hear from someone like Rondo, Durant or Rose on this subject, but it's probably easier to get an interview with Gil these days.

Posted by: jon_quest | February 16, 2011 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Ted wanting to rebuild the Wiz by drafting, however; with this upcoming draft, there are no true "franchise player" coming out of this draft (Other than Irving from Duke) to make us feel good about the Wiz's future.

Thomas Jones - Ketucky = Calbert Cheaney

Jared Sullinger - Role player best AKA Big Baby

Perry Jones - Probably will do well with Wall running the floor but do we really need another Javale? We need meat!

Enes Kanter - Poor man's MGasol

Anyhow, with this weak upcoming draft, Arenas have a valid point. If we build with just the draft we're still going to lose with whoever we draft because there are no Blake Griffen, Lebron, etc... therefore, we should focus on getting veterans with winning attitude build around Wall. I am not saying go on a spending spree, but get a franchise player like Melo if you can.


Posted by: demonj21 | February 16, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

G-Mann11,

Surely you jest. I had lots of positive things to say about Arenas when he left. I also remember you "childishly" clinging this summer to the notion that Arenas wouldn't be traded this season because Ted Leonsis said he wouldn't. As you said - some will be children. Period (couldn't help it).

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Wall's a rookie with one year of college experience on a moderately (at best) talented club.

There's no way you turn the reins loose in that situation.

A year from now? Perhaps. But not now.

Posted by: SteveMG | February 16, 2011 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I am not saying go on a spending spree, but get a franchise player like Melo if you can.


Posted by: demonj21 | February 16, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Yeah because guys like those are just laying around...

Posted by: SDMDTSU | February 16, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

We need a team of Vets if we're trying to win right now. We're not going to win right now so we're not going to spend money on veterans. The idea of building through the draft and adding pieces is definitely the most successful route unless your team is Boston,L.A.,New York or you have a player who others desire to play with. We're neither of those so to annually be a playoff team we have to build through the draft and get pieces and then when we're ready to make a run at the trophy we add some veteran role players. Gils one of my favorite players but he always contradicts himself. I hope he's never a GM.

Posted by: Wizbullets88 | February 16, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

OKC's record: 35-19

OKC's leaders in minutes played this season (years of NBA experience in parentheses):

Kevin Durant (3)
Russell Westbrook (2)
Jeff Green (3)
Thabo Sefolosha (4)
James Harden (1)
Serge Ibaka (1)

So much for your veteran argument, Gilbert.

John Wall is currently playing with the best kind of players: players not named Gilbert Arenas.

Posted by: bryc3 | February 16, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Funny how a once in a generation transcendent player can do that for a team. KD's skills set and size put him and OKC in another category than John Wall and the Wizards. Let's not mention that 4 of the named players were top 5 lotto picks. Check the draft slots where NY,AB,JM,KH (and the list goes on) were drafted at I think Wall is the only top 5 pick on our team .The Thunder drafted #2,#4+#24 and #3 between 07 and now to get KD, Westbrook,Ibaka and Harden and they got Thabo (an 06 #13 pick by philly). As some people have said we'll have to be profoundly bad or super d-duper lucky to "rebuild" with those draft selections.During that period the highest we drafted before Wall was 16th with Nick. Our last pick before Wall was at #18 JMac. We traded the 5th overall pick last year b/c our GM said there weren't any players in that draft that would make a difference.

I guess all I'm trying to say is that OKC's model is a great one to try to use if you can get the ping pong balls to bounce your way, and you pick well. But there's nothing wrong with surrounding your superstar with talented,experienced players who aren't learning on the fly (JM,NY,AB).

i think Gil was also taking a lil shot at Kirk and Shard. Those guys are our vets, and they've been compensated very well over their careers for all of the wonderment they bring to the game; Kirk with his nightly Gary Payton impersonation and Shard with his array of offensive skills. However, it's debatable how much they are actually helping john Wall develop (as it is with all of his teammates). I do think Josh is a good fit and him being a native of NC gives John an older "Homeboy" to lean on and maybe work out in the offseason.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 16, 2011 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I agree that with a draft this weak Ted needs to consider opening his wallet. Drafting a 6'8"PF, or a 19yr Turkish kid with bad knees, or a 6'11" Lithuanian that's "supposed" to be good and expecting another cornerstone has been acquired may not be a sound strategy.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Funny thing is that the teams people are talking about emulating built through the draft. THEN they got good.

When you're good...it's easier to STAY good.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | February 16, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Let's face it, Rondo definitely is not Rondo without KG, Pierce and Allen. But can you see Boston being a fast breaking team.
I think that Gil has some great suggestions. Plural being the operative idea hear because I don't think that it's one suggestion. I think putting him with some other really good veterans is a good idea, but that would mean getting better players. Daahhhh! I would like us to have some better players, but I guess our GM is gonna pull off a trade to get some fastbreaking veterans like Amarie Stoudamire or Carmello.
There's not too many fast breaking veterans in the league.
I'll excuse Gill for phrasing his good suggestion in the wrong way. What I think that he meant to say is either build around him with some really good veterans or build around him with some youth who can get up and down the court like him.

Posted by: justman1 | February 16, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Not advocating going the redskins route,maybe we need to trade in our vets for better vets. I think Shard and Kirk are good players, but maybe next season look to replace those guys with experienced players with a little more athleticism and explosiveness. of course they gotta know how to play the game, i don't want a run and jump team.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 16, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'd be all for the Redskins route if it meant we'd somehow have signed Amare this past offseason. This team and it's rebuild would be 10x better off. The only potential Amare in this year's draft is a super skinny 6'11" SF that likes to go coast-to-coast aka an Ernie guy.

the draft is great when it's talented, this upcoming one looks like crap and therefore a change of plans could be in order.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I'd be all for the Redskins route if it meant we'd somehow have signed Amare this past offseason. This team and it's rebuild would be 10x better off. The only potential Amare in this year's draft is a super skinny 6'11" SF that likes to go coast-to-coast aka an Ernie guy.

the draft is great when it's talented, this upcoming one looks like crap and therefore a change of plans could be in order.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

remember how NOBODY wanted to trade CB for Amare when those rumors were swirling. How's that looking now?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 16, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Arenas definitely have a point.With the players on the Wizards roster we should be a more fast paced team. This team is not a half-court team. I believe we should operate more like the Suns with the personel we have. When John Wall gets the ball, he breaks..he's too fast for most teams to handle, so we need to use that to our advantage. One thing he needs to do id score more..take more shots..stop second guessing himself.

Posted by: kelbo | February 16, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

e.g. What Arenas seems to be saying is: "Go young and run the fast-break, OR bring in older players who can run a half-court offense."

the "and/or" business doesn't make any sense otherwise.

In between the lines he may be saying "make a move now because he won't be there long," or it could be "your current personnel can't run the half-court, but they can run, so play around your strength."

I don't know about the in-between the lines stuff, but if the goal is to win games and make it far in the post season, you need some balance -- you need to be able to play defense (e.g. I think about Golden State a few years ago -- leading the league in points and points allowed; great upset against the Mavs in the first round, but unable to make it to the conference finals).

The fast-break seems more something that you do to keep teams off-balance. You can run the play all the time against some bad teams and win, but most of the top tier teams will still find a way to dictate the pace of the game and adjust to a running-team.

Posted by: JPRS | February 16, 2011 3:04 PM | Report abuse

@Divi

Why would we need to sign Amare? Blatche was our franchise PF who was all-star quality last season...you pretty much let us know that everyday...

You forgot already?

Posted by: SDMDTSU | February 16, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse


remember how NOBODY wanted to trade CB for Amare when those rumors were swirling. How's that looking now?

Posted by: lilhollywood10

As I recall it wasn't just CB for Amare. It was CB and AJ for Amare with Amare able to opt out after one year and making it known he wanted a MONSTER contract. CB and AJ are now somebody else's problem (with the Wiza getting a first rounder and cap relief) and Amare's under contract for 5 years and $100M. So I'd say it's looking pretty good! Btw, Amare's FG percentage is down off his career average and so is his rebounding. He is a medical problem waiting to happen. No thanks.

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

If nothing else, Gilbert is right about putting some veterans around Wall. Right now the BB IQ is lacking and he would be served well to have players in the right spots doing the right things in critical moments of the game. Not someone glaring at the ref or pouting over a missed shot or still out of bounds after making or missing a shot, as the other team has a 5 on 4 advantage going down court. From some fan comments, I think too many people are too unwilling to see their favorite mediocre player traded for an upgrade. If Josh Howard doesn't stay, I would be looking at 3, possibly 4 new starters next season.

Posted by: okelley2nd | February 16, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse


I'd be all for the Redskins route if it meant we'd somehow have signed Amare this past offseason. This team and it's rebuild would be 10x better off. The only potential Amare in this year's draft is a super skinny 6'11" SF that likes to go coast-to-coast aka an Ernie guy.

the draft is great when it's talented, this upcoming one looks like crap and therefore a change of plans could be in order.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

remember how NOBODY wanted to trade CB for Amare when those rumors were swirling. How's that looking now?

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 16, 2011 2:57 PM
Can you blame em? At that time we had just gone through dealing with an injured star. Amares knee and his eye were in question. Also, people were uncertain about getting rid of a defensive minded, tough, small forward for a PF who plays like a small forward. Amare is whatever. We'd be in the same place we were with Caron and Tawn. A playoff team...and that's it. That's all New York is unless they land Carmelo.

Posted by: Wizbullets88 | February 16, 2011 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"I am not saying go on a spending spree, but get a franchise player like Melo if you can."

Posted by: demonj21 | February 16, 2011 2:19 PM

There are basically two ways to get a franchise player: draft one or have something to offer (other than money, which everyone will be offering) which said player will find so enticing that he'll be motivated to leave the team that drafted him and come to yours.

As things currently stand, the Wizards have zero chance of doing the latter.

Posted by: kalo_rama | February 16, 2011 3:19 PM | Report abuse

bobabouie

You are correct, I took Ted at his word. I was wrong. But guess what! I will be wrong again. It aint the first time, nor the last. I ain't one of those people on here that has to win every argument whether right or wrong. It ain't that serious.

And I don't waste my time trying to remember everything everybody says in here. Some people stand out like a$$es, not you, but you probably know who they are.

Now, your recent post did not answer the question posed by Michael Lee. Your response added nothing to that topic. Was it necessary? Did you get something out of it? Is it big of you or small of you to only bring up the low side of Gil's wiz career.

The easiest thing in the world to do is to follow the crowd and take EVERY opportunity to kick someone(Gil in this forum). See, me, though it can be hard, I'm trying, really I am, I'm trying to be a better man.

Posted by: G-Man11 | February 16, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Why would we need to sign Amare? Blatche was our franchise PF who was all-star quality last season

Amare is just an example of spending big time money to make a huge improvement in your team overnight, you can insert 'Melo's name instead if you want. The point is going after some big fish rather than convincing suckers that in a PG heavy league John Wall is Kevin Durant.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

We can keep shaking the OKC Thunder gameplan all we want. But from where I sit, Kevin Durant might turn out to be like Mike.

When you luck into a player like that, he will make any gameplan/rebuild look like a masterpiece blueprint.

I don't think John Wall is going to sniff any Michael Jordan rarefied air, but Durant might. It ain't the blueprint down in OKC, it is the players, the coaching, and the organization.

So what is Gilbert Arenas really saying IMO? He is saying we maybe have a player in John Wall, but we may be lagging a bit with the system meeting or being a good fit for his talents and just maybe he should have been left to mentor him as the vet whom above anyoneelse could have shown and told him the good and the bad.

You see everyone knows that I felt that the organization should have told Gilbert that it was time to "Put Up" as in 'Put up or shut up' like my daddy says.

You see sometimes you have to make the class clown become first in the class. The Wizards really didn't want to see Gilbert atone for all his past misdeeds here.

I, on the other hand felt it would have been the noble thing to do. It would have, I feel, been a huge success story for all, Gilbert, John Wall, and the organization.

But that was a gamble the Wizards chose not to take. A huge gamble that would have paid off big, but we chose to play it safe instead.

And we are still playing it to close to vest by now having a coaching phylosophy that best suits John Wall and this Team.

We are still waiting on some players as Rphilli721 puts it.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | February 16, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Amare is just an example of spending big time money to make a huge improvement in your team overnight, you can insert 'Melo's name instead if you want. The point is going after some big fish rather than convincing suckers that in a PG heavy league John Wall is Kevin Durant.

Posted by: divi3 | February 16, 2011 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Or you could be the Nets last season. All that money to spend and come out of it with Travis Outlaw, Anthony Morrow and Farmar....how is that working out for them? No big fish want to come here right now. You can't click a button and make them sign like 2k.

Posted by: SDMDTSU | February 16, 2011 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Gman-11,

When I wrote "the past few years" and listed a few negatives, it was because his last few years in Washington were largely negative and his behavior often bordered on the bizarre. So why he should he now be listened to when giving pointers on to best way to rebuild the team?

With regard to my comments being off-topic, they're really not. Mike Lee stated that some don't want to hear Arenas' view and generally asked, "What's your view?", as well as more detailed questions. He certainly didn't ask you to recite Arenas good deeds, but you didn't hesitate to recite them, did you?

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Larry, we;re better off with Nick Young than Gil. I was Gils biggest backer but it is more than clear that he is not the same player he once was. Whether its in his head or its his knee. I like Flips comments as of late and wouldn't mind him staying at least until the end of the season. I feel like he's been a good mentor for the team. I think it shows by Johns willingness to fine himself or Nicks willingness to be a balla within the system. Until it becomes apparent that the team is not fighting for Flip, we should keep him.

Posted by: Wizbullets88 | February 16, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Larry,

Dream on. The Wizards didn't hold Gilbert back. Nobody would like him to succeed more than the Magic, who owe him a ton of dough and need scoring any way they can get it. Simply put - Arenas...is...washed...up. He's shooting 34.9% from the field in Orlando. If anything, the Wizards were propping HIM up since he managed 39% here. He's like a fastballer who's lost his arm strength and can't learn how to throw the knuckleball. He's finished. Done. Through.

Posted by: bobabuie | February 16, 2011 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Well I don't especially like the idea of Arenas in Wall's ear putting down our franchise, or making him scared every nagging bruise he plays through he's gonna end up like Arenas.

Also it's funny because Eddie Jordan is gone at least partly due to Arenas, and he was a coach than ran a fast-breaking high powered offense that was credited with bringing out the best in PGs like Gil and Jason Kidd.

Hopefully Wall pays more attention to Sam Cassell than Arenas. Adding to the negative perception of our team on top of this was he probably heard alot of the same from Rod Strickland.

Posted by: Darnell1 | February 16, 2011 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Is Gil really putting down the franchise? We're looking at our 3rd straight 50+ loss season. How is Gil putting the organization down? Making suggestions on how to care for your body? Sheeeeesh Gil re-injured himself by trying to play through discomfort and cut rehab short to get back on the court. He's only giving his opinion, based on what he's experienced.


If he's in Wall's ear it's cuz Wall allows him to be there. Who'da thunk it, our "mature beyond his years" 19 yr old captain warming up to The NBA's resident goofball knucklehead. Maybe some of that maturity will rub off on Gil.........and some of that once deadly J on Wall.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | February 16, 2011 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh please --- it's a little early to dismiss this draft class as weak beyond the capacity to help a struggling NBA team like the Wiz. What's missing is a a Griffin or Wall. But who else might be in the mix? Remember the disparaging comments about the class of two seasons ago? Then the same people who discounted the talent in that draft have been kicking Grunfeld for trading away his picks.

There's still plenty of tournament play to come.

There's still a chunk of tournament play to come. Then we'll have a better idea about Perry Jones, Barnes, et al.

Posted by: Samson151 | February 16, 2011 8:53 PM | Report abuse

bobabuie --

2018 is when those guys would be voted into the HOF, assuming they place until 2013, which seems like a decent estimate.

Posted by: Urnesto | February 16, 2011 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm probably misunderstanding Arenas' point, but to me it doesn't make sense. Arenas thinks that Wall needs to be surrounded by NBA vets who know what it takes to win. Well, isn't he? Those vets are called NBA coaches.

Yet, it seems like the unspoken premise of Arenas' comments is that coaches don't count. If that is Arenas' attitude, and if it is an attitude shared by Arenas' former teammates, that would explain a lot.

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