Wizards Find Themselves in Early Season Slump

November 8th, 2009 by Shaun Ahmad Leave a reply »
Over the course of a grueling 82-game regular season, every team in the NBA is bound to hit a rough stretch of games.  Murphy's Law of "Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong" takes a firm grip of a team's psyche as it seems that every ball bounces the wrong way or rims out, and every whistle or break is in favor of the opposition.  It happens to every single team.

However, it is a bit alarming when that stretch rears its ugly head in the first juncture of the season, as has been the case with the Washington Wizards.  Following Sunday's home loss to the Phoenix Suns, the Wizards found themselves losers of four straight and bottom dwellers in the Southeast division with a 2-5 record. 

There are several factors that need to be taken into account before pressing the panic button on Washington's season. 

For one, they have had some early injuries to key players.  Forward Caron Butler has missed a few games while fellow forward Antawn Jamison has yet to suit up for the 2009-10 season, as he recovers from a shoulder injury.  At the earliest, Jamison will return to the lineup in a few weeks.  Forward Mike Miller has also been sidelined for ...

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