Washington Wizards: John Wall, Gilbert Arenas, and Early Season Troubles

December 1st, 2010 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards (5-11) are in the midst of a three game losing streak.

Rookie sensation John Wall has missed the past two games due to injury. But Gilbert Arenas, the team's former go-to-guy, just recently recaptured the top spot as the leading scorer with 18.1 PPG. 

However, Arenas looked anything like his old self Saturday night when he clanked a runner off of the rim as time expired that would have given Washington it's sixth win of the year.

Instead, at six games below .500 so early in the season, it would seem as if the Wizards are on a journey back to the lottery this summer.

But, upon glancing at the roster, one finds that they actually have a halfway decent group of players.

John Wall and Gilbert Arenas jump out first for obvious reason. Then names like Kirk Hinrich, Al Thornton, Yi Jianlian and Josh Howard become noticeable, as each was an excellent player at one point or another in their young careers.

Howard was a huge piece in Dallas just a few years ago, while Hinrich was one the best defensive point guards in basketball two seasons ago in Chicago.

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