So with Caron's recent injury, the Wiz are back to a 9-man squad. The offense is mired, which is no suprise since we're missing not just our top two scorers, but also our top two point guards, meaning there's no one to act as distributer and get people open looks in the Princeton. We don't know for the time being how long Caron will be out, but in the meantime, I thought it would be worth speculating on the outcome of a 5-on-5 game between our injured list and our active list.
Injured starting 5:
PG: Antonio Daniels
SG: Gilbert Arenas
SF: Caron Butler
PF: Oleksiy Pecherov
C: Etan Thomas
Active starting 5:
PG: lookin' like Roger Mason these days
SG: Deshawn Stevenson
SF: Antawn Jamison
PF: Andray Blatche or Darius Songalia
C: Brendan Todd Haywood
My money's on the injured squad. The active squad has a height advantage along the front line, but I don't know if anyone manages to get the ball to them consistently. Gil and Caron would manage 5 steals apiece and Gil would eventually start jacking up 1-handed 3s over DeShawn. Antonio would also drive past Mason all day and get to the free throw line every time after drawing contact from Andray on the help defense.
[This is, of course, in extended way for me to say "meh" to tonight's loss. The Wizards aren't such a good team when you take away half of our core players, but neither is any other team in the league. Hell, we're more injured right now than we were at the end of last year. Somebody sacrifice a chicken or something, right quick!]