Washington Wizards Holding Out For a Hero, Or a Miracle

November 15th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
After starting the season 2-1, the Washington Wizards have lost six straight games. To make matters worse, several players are already battling injuries, making the absence of Antawn Jamison that much more devastating.

Despite all the hard work the Wizards put in over the offseason, their tendency towards frailty haunts them.

With Jamison's return pending, the Wizards have had to turn to Andray Blatche to fill the void. Though Blatche has performed admirably, he doesn't hold a candle to Jamison in any phase of the game.

Especially leadership.

If there is one thing that is apparent, it is that the Wizards are lost without Jamison. Not only does he give them 20 points and 10 rebounds a game, but he is the heart and soul of the team.

Jamison is the conduit through which the success of the Wizards flows. He also has a hand in keeping Gilbert Arenas in check on the floor. It is apparent that Arenas is not the same player he was prior to his injury, but perhaps it is a mere consequence of existing without Jamison.

As if the 2-7 start wasn't bad enough, it has to come in the wake of Brendan Haywood's spectacular retur ...

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