Washington Wizards: Ridding the Frontcourt of Flash for Substance Will Pay off

March 24th, 2012 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
Over the past two weeks, the Washington Wizards made two big moves that changed the course of their future. They got rid of JaVale McGee, who had become a bit of a liability, and benched Andray Blatche indefinitely due to poor conditioning that may have contributed to his injuries this season.

In the absence of both Blatche and McGee, the Wizards finally have a frontcourt that can get the job done.

McGee, however entertaining his highlight-reel dunks and blocks may have been, became little more than a sideshow for the Wizards. He is still a young and incredibly raw talent, but it seemed he had grown comfortable being a regular on SportCenter's "Top 10" as opposed to developing into a force to be reckoned with in the paint.

Though the explosive talent of McGee is now in Denver, it is not a stretch to say the Wizards are much better off with their current cast of post players.

Kevin Seraphin is about as raw as McGee in terms of basketball IQ, but he is a sturdy 275 lbs and uses every bit of it to make up for his undersized 6'9" frame. Seraphin hasn't had many opportunities to score a ton, but when he's on the floor, he averages more than 36 ...

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