Washington Wizards: Trading Glibert Arenas and Other Franchise Savers

December 21st, 2009 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The Washington Wizards have started the season at a disappointing 8-17 and have failed to live up to anyone's expectations despite the overall health of all of their key players.

Something needs to change in Washington, so why not some of the faces?

The Wizards have reached the playoffs four times in the last five seasons, but are coming off an ugly 19-63 year. They were without Brendan Haywood and Gilbert Arenas for most of last season, but that hardly serves as an excuse. Good teams find ways to win without their stars.

The Wizards are not a good team.

While they have reached the playoffs in recent years, the Wizards have failed to make it past the first round more than once. In 2004-2005, the team beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round, but were swept in the second by the Miami Heat. Good teams don't get swept in the playoffs.

Following the second round sweeping at the hands of the Heat, the Wizards made an effort to improve themselves by trading away Laron Profit and Kwame Brown to bring in Caron Butler. The move sent away the biggest bust to ever don a Wizards jersey, and brought in the most underrated small forwar ...

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