Washington Wizards Find a Diamond In Randy Foye During Rough Stretch

November 9th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards are in the midst of a four-game losing streak amid a flood of seemingly minor injuries to major players.

Randy Foye is making the most of the increased minutes those injuries have afforded him.

His statistics don't jump off the page, but there is a certain quality that is apparent upon inspection. When Foye sees 30 or more minutes on the floor, he averages 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. When he sees less time, his averages fall to 6.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.

Those stats are indicative of the need to get Foye on the floor as much as possible.

The Wizards came into the season with a wealth of talent at the guard positions, with the return of Gilbert Arenas, experience of Mike James, youth of Nick Young, and the addition of Mike Miller and Foye. Young has seen limited action, Miller is injured and James is out for the season with a broken pinkie.

The noticeable exclusion from that list is DeShawn Stevenson. Make your own assumptions about that.

Foye was brought in as an insurance policy for Arenas in case Arenas wasn't back at full strength as he c ...

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