The Wizards have become a hot topic in ESPN chats this past week. Here are some of the questions that have been brought up.
SportsNation John Hollinger: If by "should be starting" you mean, "he's been better than Carter." well, yes, of course -- if we're just going by performance this season, Wade and Arenas are obviously the two guys. But All-Star voting is a popularity contest, and Arenas hasn't made enough commercials yet.
Guess they should show the Take 5 commercial more often then.
SportsNation Chad Ford: Got to love Arenas and don't downplay Caron Butler's great season either. But until they get some post scoring, this is a middle of the pack team in the East.
I'm not sure I agree. The Wizards don't need post scoring; their offense is predicated on great spacing, which maximizes the dribble-drive strengths of Arenas and Butler. The Wizards need to upgrade the perimeter defense, pure and simple. The last thing they need to do is work only on improving their offense.
SportsNation David Thorpe: I think "Agent 0" will feel like another agent, 007, fighting off Spectre's fleet of bad guys.
I guess that means we're going to see the same triple teams on Arenas that Orlando utalized last night. If not, I'm kind of clueless here.
More from that chat.
SportsNation David Thorpe: Arenas is amazing, and deserves to be in the conversation of "best in show". I still lean towards Wade.
I'd probably lean towards Wade too, but the gap is definitely closing.
Also, here are a couple excerpts from Thursday's Daily Dime.
First, this Jon Barry nugget.
Nobody. There's not a team in the East they can't beat. Everyone said Phoenix couldn't win with its offensive style, but we've seen them get to the conference finals in two of the past three seasons, and they're doing it against tougher competition. The Wizards probably wouldn't want to see the Heat with Shaq. The Wizards are a dangerous team.
Finally, David Thorpe said this about Brendan Haywood.
I guess it's nice to know that the Wizards are becoming a bigger story every game.