Washington Wizards Plagued by Turnovers and Inconsistency

November 7th, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards were supposed to be the surprise team of the NBA this season, but after double-digit losses against the Cavaliers, Hawks, and Pacers, there is no surprise left.

Injuries are once again the biggest obstacle the Wizards have had to overcome. The veteran presence and excellent production of Antawn Jamison has been sorely missed, and the recent injuries to Mike Miller and Caron Butler have complicated the starting rotation.

Almost everything that could go wrong for the Wizards has.

In their losses against Cleveland, Indiana, and Atlanta, the Wizards lacked scoring from their key players.

Gilbert Arenas shouldered the scoring load against the Cavs and Hawks, but only chipped in 13 against the Pacers. Andray Blatche's hot start has cooled significantly, and he looks like the same player from last year.

How is a team that can't stay healthy or hold opponents to reasonable shooting numbers supposed to make a run at the playoffs?

Head coach Flip Saunders said, "We didn't play hard or with intelligence. Whenever we try to just play, we don't play very good."

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