I'm still gathering my thoughts about Etan's heart problems, and a part of me still feels bad talking about the basketball implications when a player on my favorite team is having heart surgery. But while I'm still not sure how to react, I figure we should have a place for all of you to react.
As a disclaimer, it's okay to discuss the basketball implications only here. If you feel that this is a good thing for the Wizards because it means more time for Haywood and Blatche, don't feel bad about saying it. I trust everyone here is hoping for the best about Etan the person.
Let's assume that Etan Thomas is out for, if not the entire season, then a significant portion of it. How does this affect the team? What do we lose by not having Etan there? Should we sign another big man? Was it a mistake, in hindsight, to get rid of Calvin Booth? Is this a good thing or a bad thing for Haywood? Could this be a blessing in disguise for the team (obviously, not for Etan)?
Discuss. I'll have more later.