Ready again folks? What game is this? Game 12? The Wizards are 1-10? It all seems like it’s becoming a blur real fast. Thankfully this post will be simple. You know the drill. Three questions, three answers… featuring Michael Katz from SB Nation, and TAI’s Adam McGinnis and John Converse Townsend. Start it up…
#1) Fact of Fiction: Flip Saunders’ job is contingent on how the Wizards play over the next stretch of five home games in a row, against Philadelphia, Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver and Boston.
KATZ: Fiction. Bless Flip Saunders, who is basically living Stand and Deliver: How do I reach these kids! Bless Andray Blatche, who in an attempt to stick up for Saunders, basically admitted the Wizards have tuned him out. Flip will eventually take the fall for the 2012 Wizards — because someone has to — but right now does it make sense to pay Saunders (in the third year of a four-year $18 million deal) *and* someone else when Washington will struggle regardless? I think Flip is safe unless someone outrageous happens … which of course is not out of the question.
McGINNIS: Fiction. Although Leonsis has replaced coaches with the Caps before, and Wizards now have the same exact record of 1-10 when Eddie Jordan was fired in 2008, I do not see the owner making a change. Leonsis has a plan where Flip and Grunfeld are major players, and he is sticking to it, regardless of outside opinions.