Odd Wizard Out: DeShawn Stevenson Wasting Away In Washington

December 8th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
A team is only as strong as its weakest link and the Washington Wizards are no exception to the cliche. The weakest link for the Wizards right now is DeShawn Stevenson.

I doubt anyone will protest that fact either.

Since arriving in Washington, Stevenson has been a hard-working, bench caliber player getting a lot of minutes with the starters. In review of the Wizards starters, the names Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison, Caron Butler, and Brendan Haywood come to mind. Stevenson is not a starter, nor should he ever be again.

He should be sent packing while he still has some market value.

I used to buy into the notion that Stevenson was a good defender and the defenseless Wizards could benefit from having him on the floor a little more. If there was ever a time to refute that completely, it is now.

Or more specifically, it was the November 10 meeting between the Wizards and the Miami Heat.

On that night, Stevenson played 40 minutes in the game and was responsible for keeping Dwyane Wade in check. Instead, he rolled out the red carpet for Wade and allowed him to score 40 points on the night en route to a Wizards loss ...

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