April 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kevin Seraphin (13) shoots over Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the second half at the United Center. The Wizards beat the Bulls 87-84. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Well that was unexpected. Even without Derrick Rose or Luol Deng, the first-place Bulls are still decidedly better than the hapless Wizards, so yesterday's win is certainly impressive and makes makes the recent stinkers against the Knicks and depleted Cavs all the more mystifying. Links:
- Recaps from yesterday's win (remember, there's not much point in the Wizards tanking anymore, as Mike pointed out): [Us | SB Nation D.C. | Washington Post | Wiz of Awes | CSN Washington (highlights, blog) | Chicago Tribune | Sun-Times | SB Nation Chicago | Blog-a-Bull | Popcorn Machine | HoopData box]
- Michael Lee explains why yesterday's victory might be the best of the Wizards season. [Washington Post]
- Mike breaks down the improvements Chris Singleton must make to fill the role the Wizards expect of him. Mike was also looking for a link to Singleton claiming his offensive game was more advanced that scouts believed prior to the 2011 draft. Here's something close to that.
- To fill the roster spot vacated by an injured Roger Mason Jr., the Wizards signed D-Leaguer Morris Almond, a 2007 first-round pick who can knock down open three point shots. As Mike nots, Almond could be a decent find for the Wiz, who are in dire need for shooters.
- The latest edition of the Jan Vesely Diaries. [Truth About It]
- Kevin Hine doesn't necessarily like the idea of Ernie Grunfeld returning as the Wizards GM, but he doesn't think it would bring about armageddon, either. [Wiz of Awes]
- So there's at least one guy who thinks Wizards + John Calipari = match made in heaven. [Huffington Post]