Washington Wizards: Nene’s Season Debut Won’t Save Wizards’ Sinking Ship

November 20th, 2012 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The transformation from basketball's best punch line in to legitimate playoff contender hasn't quite gone as expected for the Washington Wizards and coach Randy Wittman. If the Wizards' playoff ship hasn't sunk yet, it's because it hasn't made it out of the harbor.

Injuries have kept the team's top two players (Nene and John Wall) in street clothes and the guys left donning the uniforms have looked more like the Washington Generals.

With the league's worst offense (86.89 points per game) and second worst scoring differential (minus-7.67), the Wizards have once again alienated themselves from their NBA brethren. Whereas past Washington teams saved their dysfunction for after hours, this team's collapse has been played out on the NBA hardwood.

So any optimism emerging from Comcast Bay Area's Ric Bucher's report that Nene could make his season debut versus the Atlanta Hawks on November 21 is tempered at best.

The arrival of Nene (and his career 12.4 points per game) will clearly help what's on pace to be the league's worst offensive team in a decade, according to Kyle Weidie of Wizards' blog trutha ...

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