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I haven't done this on here in over 4 years, but I felt the need to get the ball rolling this one last time about "my" squad.
But, just in case you have yet to get word, or been living under a rock in the "DMV" area, Coach Flip Saunders is out in D.C.
And, it means nothing.
His replacement, Randy Wittman, is nothing more than a memory I have of a guy that was in EVERY single pack of my 1990-91 HOOPS basketball card packs! I swear, when trying to get my collection going attempting to “hit it big” plucking stars like Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, I was stuck back then with 100s of Randy Wittman cards worth .01 cents! The hell…
As an “Uptown D.C” native and avid supporter of this franchise since 1980, there is no shock the death of a respected owner (who was loyal to a fault, in strict basketball business terms), a #1 overall draft pick, new uniforms, and proven winning coach did little to change the culture of this organization.
The situation at hand stinks. It has always stunk.
For us Washington Bullets/Wizards fans – Yes, me and the final 4 remaining – we possess the characteristics of person that has continually endured the emotional and physiological abusive of a long relationship: We are numb to its effects at this point.
But, allow me to switch hats, and play Dr. Eyes of Hazel for a minute, and get you 3 remaining Wizards fans set on how this mess can be fixed in 3-4 seasons down the road. We will end up the sorriest team in the NBA after this season anyway, so what the hell, right?
All I'm saying, as a fan of 30 years of this franchise, is to start (yet, again) from scratch.
Trade John Wall
Wall is suffering from the same effects we – the 4 remaining Wizards fans left – are suffering from. Only thing is, just like with us, its everlasting. As long as Wall remains in D.C., touting with the red/white/blue, he will be damaged goods. And, in true Bullets/Wizards fashion, this is NO fault of his own. Thus, trade the kid NOW for future lottery picks. DON’T “KWAME BROWN” THIS TALENTED KID! (Note: yes, being “Kwame Brown’ed” is an adjective to D.C. locals). Give him the freedom to become the All-Star caliber player everyone knows he can be, before he becomes permanent damaged goods for his career. Wall DESERVES it – He has done nothing but been a model citizen and player since being drafted by the Wizards. Only us, the Bullets/Wizards, can have an organization in the booming gentrified Nation’s Capital, can draft two #1 overall picks in the last 10 years, obtain Michael Jordan during that stretch, and still only compiled a record of 340-497 as of January 24, 2012. Yeah, here is another shameful fact – Juwan Howard, until further notice, will remain the lone Bullets/Wizards lottery pick in the last 30 years to achieve some sort of brilliance while in a D.C. uniform. Yeah, THAT Juwan.
Trade JaVale McGee
Is this a young Wizard veteran with TRADE VALUE HERE? When was the last time you heard such? You mean we can rid a good young player for, er, another good young player (and not an old Otis Thorpe, old Issac Austin, old Mitch Richmond, old Bernard King, etc., etc., etc.) You bet yo’%!!! I know this is something outsiders don’t wanna hear, but I’m a tell it like it is – McGee is a McBUM to any organization playing sub .500 ball. Not only does the kid think he is better than his actual skill set, but now he got his momma talking up for him. He does NOT have the heart and drive and intelligence defensively of Tyson Chandler. He does NOT have the motor of Andre Jordan. He does NOT have the work ethic of, hell, Joel Anthony. So what are we specifically holding on to here? Face it: His stats are more "swole" than “Big Poppa Pump” during his WCW reign – anyone who actually WATCHES basketball games can attest that fact. He’s a live body, with no moves, who fails to show up as soon as you put a body on him, who immaturity always overshadows any decent play he makes. Off’em asap. His trade value won’t get any higher than it is RIGHT now.
Cut Andray Blatche
We have all heard of the saying “addition by subtraction” right? We spent more money in past years paying dudes that were no longer on our roster (see Lorenzo Williams, for example), so cut your losses, and keep it moving. I bet once this kat leaves D.C., he won’t be in the league more than 2 additional seasons. If he spent LESS time in Stadium, and more in the gym, we'd be a .500 ball club. What more can I say?
Use ‘Amnesty Clause’ on Rashard Lewis
Hey Ernie Grunfield, just act like you never traded Gilbert Arenas. You see what Orlando did to Arenas, right? What the hell are you guys waiting on? Lewis is a cancer on the this roster for multiple reasons, but I’ll only mention 3 out of 50. One, everyone knows what he’s getting paid this season (22 million). Two, everyone knows he won’t produce a 5th of what his salary is. Third, everyone knows he’s never been a “mentor” type player to younger guys. I can go on and on like Erykah Badu, but, this is another “addition by subtraction” case here, something us Bullets/Wizards fans are used to dealing with with the team roster year after year.
Fire Ernie Grunfield
Mr. Grunfield, yo’ time is UP playa! All that glory you had while with the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks front office has been washed away in D.C. YOU are part of the problem. Be gone jo!
Last Edited By: eyes of hazel Jan 30 12 1:03 PM. Edited 1 time