Washington Wizards’ Season at a Crossroad

December 30th, 2009 by Shaun Ahmad Leave a reply »
There are certain sports where you can take statistics and manipulate them any which way you please to substantiate your argument, and others where the numbers are all that you need to know the story.  Football leaves room for manipulation while baseball is cut and dry.  Basketball is somewhere in the middle. 

A player may average 30 points per game but could take 45 shots to do it while averaging 40 percent shooting.  Is he a great scorer?  Some would argue he is, others would differ.  Allen Iverson's career would be the prime example. 

Either way, statistics tell the story to an extent.

The Washington Wizards currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 10-20 record.  Apologists may argue that they are 10-20 because of a rash of injuries, a new coaching system, a number of different starting lineups, and players still learning their roles.

I agree with some of that.

The other side of the argument would say they don't play defense, they don't move the ball well, the supporting cast doesn't score enough, and they are inconsistent.

I agree with some of that as well.

But one number alon ...

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