Well, the Wizards are in the midst of a brutal February where they’ve lost their first 5 games of the month, 6 losses in a row overall, as well as in 8 of the last 10 games. And while their early season play without Gilbert Arenas has surprised everyone, for some to the point of questioning the value of Arenas, this latest futility is no surprise. What has become evident is that no squad can overcome the level of injuries felt by the Wizards, and that dangerous NBA teams need a guy who is able to command points in the hoop.
About That Nuggets Game [live blog]
With 5:41 left in the 4th quarter, as Linas Kleiza was hitting two FTs to push the Denver lead to 12 at 96-84, Carmelo Anthony, who at the time had 40 points, checked back into the game.
Normally, I would not blame a team for bringing their superstar back to the court with a 12 point lead. Five minutes and forty-one seconds is a lot of time….we know this is the NBA. But, it’s the manner in which the Nuggets carried out the remainder of the game that makes me object. Denver’s intent was not so much to put away the game as a team, rather so ‘Melo My Man could put on an individual show and go for an individual achievement.
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Ok, so Mr. Irrelevant hasn’t exactly announced the “official” results of the Nick Young nickname vote as of yet. But sources inform Truth About It that most of the precincts have reported, so it’s only a matter of time until Bean Burrito is officially declared the winner.
Why Bean Burrito? Well, it’s what Nick, himself, wanted. Maybe we can call him “BB” or “BBNY” for short. In any case, the timing could not be better (or worse) depending on how you look at it.
Finding out that Antonio Daniels would be out for 2-4 weeks this morning did not sit well on my stomach. His play while Gilbert Arenas is on the sidelines has been vastly unheralded. And unfortunately, I think his being out will lead us all to realize this.
Of course, all over Wizards Insider...they’re hitting the panic button (they being those on the comment board). Thing is, look how this team has dealt with adversity so far. I see no reason as to why the players would get down about the injury to AD. Is it ideal? Well, what do you think? But the Wizards are a tough team and they will continue to be tough.
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Published in 2007-08 Wizards
, Nick Young
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