2012 Wizards Player Evaluation Poll: Morris Almond

Apr 26, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) drives to the basket defended by Washington Wizards guard Morris Almond (21) during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the Heat 104 - 70. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

It is the end of the season which marks the point where the Bullets Forever community get to weigh in on how well they think each Wizards player did over the course of the the abbreviated 2011-12 season. Each player is rated on the 1-10 scale. Next up: Morris Almond

Morris Almond failed to capture the attention of other Wizards D-League notables such as Alonzo Gee or Othyus Jeffers. This isn't necessary Almond's fault, he just never got a chance to show what he could do during a period where the Wizards lineup finally gelled into a cohesive whole. So instead of trying to write something up that would belittle or exaggerate the accomplishments of Mr. Almond, I instead present to you the following PSA.

Almond History

An ancestor of stone fruits such as nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries, the almond is categorized botanically as a fruit. The almond fruit grows on trees closely resembling peach trees in size and shape, and has a tough gray-green hull that looks similar to an elongated peach. At maturity, the hull splits opento reveal the almond shell, which encloses the nut.

Almond Health Benefits

Eating a daily handful of almonds a day may lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. In a clinical trial published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, men and women who ate one daily ounce of almonds for a month lowered their LDL cholesterol by 4.4 percent. Those who ate two daily ounces of almonds lowered their LDL cholesterol even more - by 9.4 percent - and maintained their weight.

Almond Recipes

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups whole almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar

    • Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
      2. Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
      3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers

      Bold Prediction: Morris Almond will have an NBA team next year, after playing the first part of the year in China or Russia.

      Bold Prediction No. 2: Most people prefer cashews to almonds. These people are wrong.

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