I see impressive individual talent exhibited by players on our team. We all witness the Heats' big 3 and their struggles to mesh as a team. Do the Wizards themselves have the players presently available to them to create a core group of players who will win in the future? If so, who are those players? These are speculative questions with answers divined by statements and actions of this organization to be interpreted by only the wisest of minds; the fans, because we know better than anyone else. We may disagree, but within those disagreements is the ova of a team where our hopes and prayers resolve: where is our g--d--- ring? Surely we would all like to see another banner hanging from the rafters of the whatever center that says, "You suck Celtics and Lakers,Its DC time now!"
I will begin. I believe that a back court of Wall and Young (remember, this is the future) is a good start. Wall is 20 and Young is now hitting his peak years .In 2 years Wall will be a star and Young will be playing the best basketball in his life. Both are long and long armed and both will be exceptional defenders. Blatche is only 24, so barring a chronic foot injury problem, he too will be beginning his peak years. McGee who knows what he will be like in 2 years and beyond.? I don't know who will be the 3 at that time.The Wiz made a point of drafting Booker in the 1st round and I don't think players are drafted in the 1st to come off the bench, not that they don't end up that way. I think the Wiz peg him at 3. I think the future team the organization is planning is Wall, Young, Booker, Blatche, and McGee. I know this leaves out Arenas. I simply don't believe that he will be on this team in 2 years. Howard and Hinrich will be gone. Seraphin will be here and all of 22. Yi may be. So can Wall, Young, Booker, Blatche, and McGee possibly play together without losing?
There will be the lottery pick next year and another #1 the season after and possibly more no 1s.There are many ifs ands and buts .I think N'Diaye is going to get a long look at his potential as a bench player. Both N'diaye and Seraphin might be looked upon as backups to Blatche and McGee.I know I did not mention Thorton. I am not as sold on him as others are.
I am trying to get inside the minds of this organization; their contract signings and the types of players they are drafting. As Leonosis is keeping Saunders and Grunfeld, I assume there was a discussion about some sort of plan to build a winner. Perhaps we can show them the way. We are, after all, smarter than they are even if they don't know it.
Tell me how wrong I am. I was married to a Korean and my anti depressants are filled so I can take being called stupid and wrong. And its 80 degrees in Hawaii.