What “They” Are Saying:
*There’s a reason that Stevenson hasn’t been talked about potentially packing his bags as much as Etan Thomas, Mike James, Andray Blatche, or Nick Young. He’s not as valuable an asset to other teams … but not to say DeShawn can’t be moved, using his affordable salary as a filler.
I imagine that DeShawn will be on the Wiz heading into next season. He’s willing to come off the bench and could be perfect in that role, assuming the back recovers well. I’ve come down hard on Stevenson just as much as the next guy, but I almost gather Wilbon has written him off.I have not.
Mike Wise: Not About Luck: Wizards Created Their Own Problems – Washington Post
Why even toy with the future at this point when the present is all that matters?
The era of Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison will end without so much as a trip to the Eastern Conference finals if the Wizards don’t trade for a capable big man or a savvy scorer off the bench this offseason, not next.
From the ‘Damn. But-this-still doesn’t-exactly-exonerate-Michael-Jordan-from-taking-Kwame-Brown’ file: [via Mike Wise's column]:
“When the Wizards did win the lottery, Michael Jordan selected Kwame Brown. From the now-it-can-be-told file: Jordan badly wanted Pau Gasol, but thought he would be eviscerated for taking a soft, European player against a hard-scrabble, high school kid from Georgia.”