Keys to the Wolf Den: Wolves Hold Advantage Over Other Bottom Dwellers

January 2nd, 2010 by Matthew Hayden Leave a reply »
When I speak of advantages, don't consider in terms of wins and losses.

The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Laker, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Orlando Magic are the top teams in the NBA, while teams like the New Jersey Nets, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards etc...are the bottom-feeder teams.

One thing I've admired about young teams is the way they play on the court, but off the court, problems seem to arise and ultimately affect team chemistry and diminishes the willingness of other players to join that respective organization because of a "bad image or look," if you will.

The Washington Wizards currently have a huge story that's bursting all over the web, claiming that All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton drew guns on each other over a "gambling dispute."

Earlier in the season, former Golden State Warrior Stephen Jackson made public announcements stating he did not want to play there anymore. This ultimately affected team chemistry and, despite Stephen Jackson being a great player, made him hard to trade by the organization.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have no such thing on their roster. The Wo ...

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