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Linking the Washington Wizards

Updated: May 11, 2009
The DC Sports Bar Blur - Truth About It.netDid the Caps depress you this weekend? Did you spend time drinking on it?
The series isn’t over,
but you’re always welcome to pull up next to a Wizards fan at the bar.

So … time for a good ol’ Monday Wizards link fest.

First a couple Wizards-related pieces I wrote for NBC Washington (shameless self promotion):

“[Ernie Grunfeld is] panicking and that whole franchise is panicking, they are a dumb blockbuster trade waiting to happen,”
said ESPN columnist Bill Simmons.
ESPN Columnist Wants To Fleece Wizards [NBC Washington]

From Miami, to throwing the opening pitch at a Nationals game, to La-La Land, Caron Butler is on a tour, going each and every place with a mic in his hand .
Caron Butler’s Championship Campaign [NBC Washington]

Speaking of … in case you missed Butler’s redemptive throw [via DC Sports Bog]:

Of course Antawn Jamison was this year’s team M.V.P.
MVP of the Woeful Wizards [NBC Washington]

Antawn Jamison an all-NBA No Defense 1st Teamer [Tim Kawakami,]

Wizards Game of the Year? Go vote at Bullets Forever.

Brendan Haywood chatted it up briefly on ESPN. Here are the highlights:

On Blake Griffin:
“He’s someone that can get physical and play hard. In the future he is somebody that can lead a team.”
On playing youth, all at once, this past season:
“…playing them all of the same time wasn’t the best for us at all times because it left them on the court without any leadership. It’s tough to play in this league as a youngster without leadership or guidance.”
On holding the hands of the Wiz kids, i.e., Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee:
“Both those guys have the skill but it come down to being in shape and wanting to do it. It’s nothing I can do to help them, they have to what to do it on their own.”

Brendan Haywood Yells - flickr/Keith Allison
Gilbert Arena’s stomach tattoo via Slam Online. I wish he didn’t have to put the design of the tiger over his belly button. It looks like the tiger has an extra mouth, or a bullet hole in his chin. Bullets.

Gilbert Arena's stomach tiger tattoo has a hole in his chin - picture via Slam Online

via Slam Online

NBA Draft: Tom Ziller did some research on the King’s Lucky Numbers at SacTown Royalty, I had my research on the date May 19th.

Coaching: SacTown Royalty also has an evaluation of Eddie Jordan’s experience … good read. But to be clear, Jordan dealt with plenty of injuries before this past season.

The Philly Sixers have had their eye on Jordan as well … but Sacramento might be a more realistic, although less desirable, situation. The Sacramento Bee has a run-down on Jordan being the prime candidate. The WaPost’s Michael Lee has a follow-up on Jordan on Wizards Insider.

That is all.

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Kyle Weidie
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Kyle founded TAI in 2007 and has been weaving in and out the world of Wizards ever since, ducking WittmanFaces, jumping over G-Wiz, and avoiding stints on the DNP-Conditioning list. He has covered the Washington pro basketball team as a member of the media since 2009. Kyle currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, loves basketball, and has no pets.