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The Wizards Said WHAT? And Other Post-Knicks Game Stuff

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Updated: January 8, 2012

John Wall, Flip Saunders, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, Trevor Booker and Carmelo Anthony speak on it from the locker room after Friday’s Wizards-Knicks game

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[Michael Lee - Wizards Insider]

On a night when their most experienced player looked lost and confused, the Wizards nearly rode the infectious energy of two of their least experienced players to the first win of the season. Trevor Booker and Chris Singleton were drafted in the past two Junes to provide hustle and defense for a team deficient in those areas, and they both made a case for more playing time in the Wizards’ 99-96 loss on Friday to the New York Knicks.

[Craig Stouffer - Washington Examiner]

But simply being in the game was an achievement after the Wizards squandered their stellar start during a third quarter that resembled how they’ve played recently in the opening period. Saunders waited nearly seven minutes into the period before replacing starters who had allowed a 47-46 halftime lead to turn into a 64-57 deficit, one that increased to 66-57 when Anthony hit a fadeaway over Singleton and drawing a foul, strutting and smiling to the crowd.

[Mike Prada - Bullets Forever]

It’s really nuts how things snowball for these guys. Things as simple as fighting through a down screen that frees Stoudemire for a wide-open jumper become hard. Missed free-throws lead to offensive rebounds. Attention to detail is forgotten. But perhaps the worst play was after the Knicks battered the paint and got a tip-in. Saunders started talking to McGee, and McGee just trotted up the court for whatever reason. Wall had to start the play with McGee at halfcourt because he was moving so slowly. Fail quickly, folks.

Talking Accountability with Flip Saunders? [via Washington Post]

“I told those guys maybe I let them off the hook a little bit, because they are younger and I said, ‘We’re not going to do that anymore,’ ” Saunders said. “Everyone talks about us being young, and maybe we’re doing you a disservice. We have to coach you like a playoff team, like every game is a playoff game and if you’re not playing hard and you continue to make mental mistakes, you’re going to sit down. We’ll give somebody else an opportunity and you’ll go back in. Sometimes, when you have young players, you say, ‘We’re going to let them play through their mistakes.’ But there has to be some consequence for that.”

Ted Being Ted [via Ted's Take]

“…we changed the geometry on the floor by creating opportunities for many players to get points…”

More…

Eight teams have contacted the Sacramento Kings about DeMarcus Cousins, including the Wizards. And who says the Kings didn’t have leverage? They have suitors!
[ESPN.com]

Delonte West is banned from going to the White House when the world champion Dallas Mavericks visit the President on Monday.
[Star-Telegram]

French Rapper Nyne has a song about John Wall. France is a different country than ours, clearly.

And so we’re not ending on the note of French rap,
The Roots, Kool On


  • Spalding

    Nice with the Nyne and Roots. All over, great posts to start this season off. New layout, fresh data, keep it comin’! +++ That Knicks game made me forget their ugly record. For flashes, I saw some dudes playing some awesome basketball, high energy, court awareness, raise-up excitement … all while wearing Wizards red, white and blue. Let’s show Love Team up today.

  • larry smith

    NICK YOUNG SAYS, GET ME OUT OF HERE.