The Washington Wizards: The NBA’s Perpetual Enigma

December 17th, 2009 by John Frascella Leave a reply »
Gilbert Arenas...

Three-time All-Star, former league MVP candidate.

Antawn Jamison...

Another All-Star, averaging 20 points and eight rebounds per game for his career.

Caron Butler...

A third All-Star, averaged over 20 points per game in each of the past two seasons.

And yet the Washington Wizards are 7-16, good for third from the bottom in the laughably shallow Eastern Conference.

Doesn't this team always seem to underachieve? Ever wonder why?

Well, I'll get to the answer in a bit. First let's look a little closer at their current roster.

In addition to their poor man's version of "The Big Three," the Wizards have five other legitimate NBA players. What I mean by that is, these guys could be contributors on virtually every team in the league.

There's Randy Foye, the seventh overall selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, a combo guard who was once thought to be one of the franchise players for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Andray Blatche, a young, developing big man with improving ball skills. Blatche is averaging 10 points and five boards a night for Washingt ...

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