So there is a bunch of talk around here, of the feeling that this team is beginning to implode. That it is blowing up and some major change might be coming(bye-bye Flip??). However, there is no reason that a young, rebuilding team should be dealing with these problems. Honestly, the guys should be out there trying to have fun, compete, and become better basketball players.
Yet, we hear it in the post-game interviews. We see it in the body language. Hell, we see Javale Mcgee screaming at coaches on the court. Now with the departure of maybe the perfect example of what the guys should be doing getting traded to Atlanta in Hinrich, John Wall might just be feeling damn near hopeless. And that, would be the absolute worst scenario for this season. In this brand new NBA where players can prevent their teams from trading for the most value because it is not the destination the player wants to go to(see Anthony, Carmelo trade), and where every star wants to play on an all-star team every night, we need to try and keep Wall happy, at least beyond his rookie season. Let me add, this situation is clearly different than a 'Melo scenario. John Wall simply wants to play with competitors, with competent basketball players. Not an outrageous request. So we need to get some players in here that want to win, that are not consumed with their own losing habits.
But how do we do this, you may ask. Jump for my plan to save John Wall.
Javale Mcgee and Andray Blatche are the main culprits of this losing culture these days. They must be. Who else can we blame for the softness and lack of desire to win? They are the only two players on this team who have been around long enough to have been taken by the supposed "culture of losing" that we all fear might exist? There is also Nick Young, but I get the feeling that he is not made up of the same stuff as the knuckleheads. And the problem is Andray Blatche can't get it through his head that he is a PF. He needs to play in the post more than once or twice a game. And that basketball players workout, they lift weights. I mean geez, it is part of the job description. Its like a cop saying, I don't really leave the office, I'm more of an indoors officer... Anyway my point was not to turn this into a rant, so let me carry on. The solution to this problem is to finish blowing up this team. It is time get rid of Blatche and Mcgee, at whatever cost.
I get why people want to hang on to Javale. He could be competing for the career blocks record by the end of his career. But if this was likely, why can’t we get a friekin’ first round pick for the guy? He is what he is, and Ernie is not tricking any GM’s into believing he is the next Dikembe Mutombo. And then there is Blatche… I understand what Dray can be, he showed us last year what he could be. He showed us he can be a great inside scorer, a solid rebounder, and a very good prospect. But that is simply not what he is. If he were, then why isn’t there one GM out there willing to give a first round pick for the guy?
The greatest eyes for basketball talent in the world work for NBA teams, yet no one is fishing for Javale or Dray? That’s because they are what they are. I say we get rid of the guys at whatever cost, because they are dragging this team down. They are losing us games. And it sounds like John Wall is sick of them. Instead of waiting for them to come around until they retire, I say we cut ties. We keep this rebuilding thing going and draft our frontcourt starting this year. Because a frontcourt of these two guys, the knuckleheads, can not exist in a winning, scrappy, or hardworking team.