Butler-Howard Wizards Rumor Makes No Sense for Washington

February 13th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
I understand that the Washington Wizards would like to start making moves to change the atmosphere and the perception of the team, especially after the Gilbert Arenas incident that became a major distraction and embarrassment.

Even with that, though, there's a troubling rumor that's been going around: The Wizards would trade Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood for Josh Howard and Erick Dampier.

The question becomes, why in the world would the Wizards make such an insane trade?

Howard is nowhere near the talent of Butler. Hadarii Jones would have you believing that Howard and Butler are one in the same. I will agree with Jones' assessment that Haywood and Dampier give you the same amount of production, though.

If the Wizards organization is truly caring about the perception of the team after the Arenas' debacle, then Howard shouldn't even be considered!

Do the Wizards really want to bring in a man who was arrested in 2008 for drag racing in North Carolina? Howard has also admitted to smoking marijuana.

Bringing in Howard does not sound like the fresh start that th ...

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