It’s probably a sign of how this year’s gone so far for Wizards fans that I consider this news to be AWESOME. Mark Stein reports:
The injury-hit Washington Wizards plan to sign veteran guard Earl Boykins to bolster their depleted backcourt, sources told ESPN.com.
NBA front-office sources said Wednesday that Washington has targeted Boykins to get through an injury crisis that has felled Randy Foye (ankle), Javaris Crittenton (foot) and Mike James (hand).
And star guard Gilbert Arenas, still recovering from three surgeries on the same knee, strongly considered skipping Washington’s loss Tuesday in Miami because of recent soreness before deciding to play at the last minute.
The lack of depth at guard was made more complicated by G Randy Foye’s ankle injury last night (he’s day-to-day), but was a problem regardless of Foye. The Wizards need a steadying hand to come on in reserve, and in Boykins, that’s exactly what they’ll get. A tiny, steadying hand, attached to a 5’5 frame that even the deepest cynics among us can’t help but love.