When the Wizards entered the OT tied with the Knicks at 112 and without the servies of Miller, Thornton and Singleton, I found myself saying, “who the hell is going to score?” Boy, do I have foresight?
Andray Blatche had another great game. I’m ready to declare him the real deal. Can anyone contest the fact that he is playing extremely well. But this is his problem and this is what he has to work on. Last night, he could not carry us in the OT when New York knew that he was our only legit scoring threat. He has to learn how to pass effectively all the time out of double teams which will create open shots for his teammates. Then his teammates need to learn how to give him the ball in the post again. It’s a learning process.
The Wizards should have won last night as they could have against Memphis. But again, I fear that my foresight was correct again in thinking that this team is going to have a hard time recovering from the loss of Josh Howard. Those who want us to add more and more ping pong balls will be happy. Those slightly delusional people like myself who were hoping for a playoff are getting more and more dissapointed, but hell this had been my fate as a Wizards/Bullets fan for the better part of 27 years: ping pong balls and dissapointment.
Maybe Leonsis will turn it around? Maybe he won’t, but I’ll still be here as probably you will too.
Double vision: I’m happy to hear that Shanahan intends to tender Campbell a contract. I’m sure the ‘Skins will tender him a sum large enough that we will receive compensation in the form of draft picks if someone blows Campbell out of the water with a deal. All this is logical, sound decision-making.
I don’t know how I feel about Rabach returning, unless it’s only on a two-year non-guaranteed, small contract. It seems like his best days are behind him. Maybe we need him for another year as another stop-gap, but how ’bout trying the dudes we have on the roster – Montgomery and Edwin Williams at center – to see what they got. Let’s see what negotiations bring.