The Bullets Forever exclusive about Gilbert Arenas becoming the next Player/Coach/GM of the Wizards was just an April Fools' Day joke, right? Not so fast, we've come across an "exclusive"...
I talked to Tapscott about this 10 days ago and, while he didn't want to push Gilbert, he made it clear that it would certainly help the team formulate its off-season plans if they could look at Arenas for even a few games. Practice doesn't tell you enough. Gilbert is a hard guy to figure. But, even if he only plays in a handful of games, will certainly be helping the Wiz get a handle on his value. They assume that he is so talented that, if necessary, he could adapt his game __to a degree__ and still be extremely valuable. Pass more, etc. But they certainly want to see how much defense he can still play. I'm looking forward to going out to see his return.The Washington Post's Tom Boswell in a chat session on Thursday.
The vision that always comes to my mind when I think about Songaila is walking into that locker room before a game and seeing him sitting at his stall calmly watching a tape of that night's opponent while reading over a scouting report. Meantime, some of the team's young guys are usually bouncing off the walls goofing off. I've always maintained that if Blatche and JaVale McGee really wanted to learn how to play the game, they'd study Songaila. Another thing that I respect about Songaila is that losing still hurts the guy. I can't say that about many of the players on this team. In fact, if you walk in that room after most games, you wouldn't know whether they won or lost.Wizards Report Card: Darius Songaila - Ivan Carter, Wizards Insider, Washington Post Also see: Caron Butler Stumps For Darius Songaila
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Who are the Wizards looking at for their next coach, and how does the team's current roster factor into those decisions?
President Barack Obama attends his first NBA game at the leader of the free world....and the Wizards win!
I'm not an advocate of Ed Tapscott by any means. In fact, I've been outwardly critical of him at times -- essentially, in my humble opinion (IMHO for you kids), Eddie Jordan shouldn't have been...
Steve Buckhantz, on the telecast against the Spurs, said McGuire has been playing with plantar fasciitis in his left heel "for sometime now"......does this concern anyone?
Yet Grunfeld, harboring DCO HOF-worthy steadfastness, resisted the marketing machinery. He kept his currently slumping Wiz team intact, knowing that full recoveries would lead to that winning tradition, built by Grunfeld et. al. He didn't give those a**holes Antawn. Not even if the referees fix the outcome completely will the Wizards hand-deliver the Cavaliers anything.Optimism in plenty of doses at the DCO
From what I hear, the Wizards aren't nearly as worried about their financial situation as people believe, and they think they can hang onto that high draft pick and add that player to their core of Jamison, Butler and Arenas.Mike Jones, Wizards Outlet So.....let's not hit the 'sky is falling' panic button just yet.
Believe It When You See It According to an insider with legit knowledge of the situation, regardless of whatever mixed messages Arenas is sending about whether or not he's coming back, and despite the "no official time table" line that's given whenever a question is asked about Arenas and Haywood's returns, the Wizards expect to get both players back for roughly the final 15 games of the season. The plan is to limit both players to roughly 15 minutes a night and hold them out of any back-to-backs. The Wizards believe that such a final stretch run with the whole gang back together again will go a long way to getting the players back into a flow of playing with each other and also lay a foundation for next season.via Mike Jones - Wizards Outlet, Washington Times