Needless to say, without Caron Butler tonight, the cards are stacked high against the Wizards. Utah is a damn good team with some very diverse pieces. And you gotta have the utmost respect for Jerry Sloan. Just two years ago, people were calling him washed up. During trying times, he remained stoic, did not complain one bit, and took his lumps like a man. Twenty years as a head coach in the game will put some rings around your trunk. Good for him.
From Wizards Insider: Butler did some light shooting this morning, but is still questionable. I bet that he plays considering that both he and Jamison are All-Stars, motivation son. AD and his tweaked ankle also should start.
Jeezy….we can only hope that no more damage is done tonight, the trainer has been asking for a raise. I like the depth and bench of this Wizards team, just not when they are depended upon to produce wins. Because as Wages of Wins informs us, Nick Young is one of the 10 worst players in the NBA. Now, we all know this young guy has the potential to be special…just some rookie blues, maybe he can start using these slights like Gil.
Also, from 82games.com, it’s not surprising that Stevenson, Jamison and Butler are the Wizards ‘Big Three’ this year. Not to shabby that they’re the 9th best ‘Tres Grande’ in the NBA. Number 8 on the list is tonight’s opponent, the Jazzy Trio of AK-47, D-Will and the Booz.
Oh yea…the huge news around the blogosphere, the world, the net, the coffee pot, the afternoon snack den, your mom’s book club this afternoon is that Kwame ‘Tiny Hands’ Brown got traded to the Memphis Grizzlies with Pau Gasol going to La-La Land as the principles of the deal. I’ve always felt that Gasol was kin to Mr. Softy…but that’s only when he has to play the role of the head honcho. Now that he can sit back and be the second, maybe even the third potato….(hell, when Bynum comes back, probably 4th in line)….uh yea, the Lakers are going to be scary.
It ain’t gonna be easy for the Wiz tonight, but who said any of them were going to be?……especially since after grinding with this she-devil, AK-47 bit off the head of a kitten.
Oh yea, some news from my end. We all know that Bullets Forever provides the most comprehensive coverage of the Washington Wizards from a blogger’s perspective. (side note: At times, mainstream media’s distaste for “bloggers” seems to give that very word a negative connotation. Let’s call a spade a spade. Bloggers are fans, the electricity that makes the professional sports machine run.) Well, in an effort boost the coverage of the Wizards from a fan’s perspective, I’ve joined up with Bullets Forever on the collabo tip. Starting tonight, every other one of my live game blogs will be posted on Bullets Forever. Everything else in the game remains the same. For the alternate live gamers on BF, I’ll probably post a game preview here. So, if you wanna discuss tonight’s game against the Jazz, you can find me there.
Wizards Nation is gettin’ grown.