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ShareBullets: Rating 20-Percent of a Wizards Season: Where Are The Stars?

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Updated: January 18, 2012

[A pic of Wizards rookie Chris Singleton, a check-in on DC Council 3-star ratings to-date, and shared bullet links from the web.]

Thirteen games are in the books, just under 20-percent of the 66-game season, and the Washington Wizards have a 1-12 record to show for it. For each excruciating contest, the gang at Truth About It.net has produced D.C. Council posts, where a combination of three contributors each rate all five starters, the coach and the bench unit on a 3-star scale. Each contributor also nominates a sub of the game. With a fifth gulped down, it’s time to check how the star ratings add up so far (running season totals can be found here).

Eight different Wizards have been in the starting lineup this season. Starters are ranked by average stars per start (out of three), and include number of starts, games, best start (out of nine stars from three contributor totals), and worst start. Coach and bench totals are also included.

D.C. Flag 3-Star Ratings

w/ the TAI staff

Who is Washington’s Biggest Star in 2011-12?

#1) JaVale McGee

JaVale McGee

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.68 (out of 3)

STARTS: 13
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 8.75 (out of 9) (1/2/12 at BOS)
WORST START: 2.5 (1/3/12 at ORL; 1/13/12 at PHI)

#2) John Wall

John Wall

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.51 (out of 3)

STARTS: 13
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 8.75 (out of 9) (1/16/12 vs. HOU)
WORST START: 1.25 (1/13/12 at PHI)

#3) Trevor Booker

Trevor Booker

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.45 (out of 3)

STARTS: 5
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 7.25 (out of 9) (1/10/12 vs TOR)
WORST START: 1.5 (1/16/12 vs HOU)

#4) Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.28 (out of 3)

STARTS: 6
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 6.0 (out of 9) (1/10/12 vs TOR)
WORST START: 1.0 (1/14/12 vs PHI)

#5) Nick Young

Nick Young

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.14 (out of 3)

STARTS: 11
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 6.75 (out of 9) (1/6/12 vs NYK)
WORST START: 1.0 (1/11/12 at CHI)

#6) Rashard Lewis

Rashard Lewis

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.08 (out of 3)

STARTS: 7
GAMES: 11
BEST START: 5.0 (out of 9) (12/28/11 at ATL)
WORST START: 0.75 (1/6/12 vs NYK)

#7) Jordan Crawford

Jordan Crawford

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.08 (out of 3)

STARTS: 2
GAMES: 13
BEST START: 6.0 (out of 9) (12/26/11 vs NJN)
WORST START: 0.5 (12/28/11 at ATL)

#8) Andray Blatche

Andray Blatche

AVG. STARS PER START:
1.01 (out of 3)

STARTS: 8
GAMES: 10
BEST START: 7.75 (out of 9) (1/2/12 at BOS)
WORST START: 1.0 (12/28/11 at ATL)

The Coach:
Flip Saunders

The Coach: Flip Saunders

AVG. STARS PER GAME:
1.29 (out of 3)

BEST GAME: 8.75 (out of 9) (1/10/12 vs TOR)
WORST GAME: 0.25 (12/30/11 at MIL)

The Bench

The bench 3-star rating game average is given as a unit, along with total bench stars for individuals (sub of the game).

The Bench

AVG. STARS PER GAME:
1.63 (out of 3)

BEST GAME: 8 (out of 9) (1/10/12 vs TOR)
WORST GAME: 1.5 (1/14/12 vs PHI)
TOTAL BENCH STARS (AVG. PER BENCH CHANCES):

  • Booker: 11 (1.4)
  • Crawford: 11 (1.0)
  • Singleton: 7 (1.0)
  • Vesely: 3 (0.5)
  • Lewis: 2 (0.5)
  • Turiaf: 2 (0.5)
  • Seraphin: 2 (0.2)
  • Blatche: 1 (0.5)

>>LINKS!

>The NBA is really nice to itself, not polling GMs about negative, or let’s say, more provocative questions. The 2011-12 NBA.com GM Survey is mostly about rainbows and ice cream, but a worthy read nonetheless. Washington appears just four different times [note: GMs can't vote for their own players]:

  • Nick Young is amongst the 10 players listed in the ‘others receiving votes’ after a list of the top six players most likely to have a breakout season in 2011-12; Oklahoma City’s James Harden was pegged by most to have a breakout year (21.4-percent).
  • Jan Vesely is tied for second with Denver’s Kenneth Faried with 14.3-percent of the ‘most athletic rookie’ vote. Derrick Williams finished first with 32.1-percent of the vote.
  • JaVale McGee ‘also receives votes’ for being athletic, after LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, and Josh Smith, and along with Rudy Gay, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Dwyane Wade.
  • John Wall tied Russell Westbrook with 7.7-percent for second in the ‘fastest with the ball’ category; Derrick Rose took the quickness with 57.7-percent.

>Ted Leonsis on the state of his team (and JaVale McGee’s dunking):

“It is a shame that we continue to create distractions for our franchise.”

>ESPN.com’s Chad Ford said the Wizards might have to trade JaVale McGee. For the record, even in considering Backboard Dunk Gate, I would be vehemently against such a maneuver.
[ESPN SportsNation Chat]

>It’s all about Jan Vesely’s “Rondo Arms”…
[Along In The Green Room]

>Speaking of Vesely, his Czech compatriots score a win in D.C. Here’s the deal: the District was all set to buy two new streetcars from an Oregon-based company. A Czech-based streetcar company, which sold D.C. its initial set of streetcars, filed an appeal with the Contract Appeals Board, saying even though the Oregon cars were cheaper, they weren’t as technically capable. Hence, D.C. cancelled its contract with the Oregon company. An ultimate decision is impending.
[DCist]

>Pittsburgh Penguins fans are kind of funny… they wrote a blog about what Ted Leonsis would write if he owned the Pens.
[Get To Our Game]

>Remember that “incident” between DeMarcus Cousins and a cameraman? Maybe it wasn’t that big of a deal.
[Sacramento Bee]

>To end this post, please look at this picture of Gheorghe Muresan and a dog.
[Mr. Irrelevant]


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