Washington Wizards Touting Youthful Big Three With Wall, Blatche and Thornton

November 12th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
After the debacle of last season, it is no surprise that not much is expected from the Wizards this season. No one is discounting the excitement that John Wall brings to the table, but most experts are prediction 30 to 35 wins for Washington. What those experts don't know is that Wall isn't the only young gun on a roster with a ton of talent no one knows about.

Wall, along with Andray Blatche and Al Thornton, could be the best trio the Wizards have had since the days of Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Larry Hughes.

The trio of Arenas, Jamison and Hughes averaged 65 points per game in 2004 and led the Wizards to a second round sweep in the playoffs. Hughes left after the season, and even with Caron Butler in his place, the Wizards never got past the first round in the three playoff appearances after his departure. The original Big Three in Washington was an offensive juggernaut, but the defense left a lot to be desired.

The same could be said for the current iteration of the Wizards, but the current roster is built for the long haul and not a limited window of opportunity.

Both Arenas and Hughes were scoring guards, and while it wor ...

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