I had intended this post to ask what free agent pgs are available, but then I found the Washington Post blurb written the other day about the roster being "set" despite Gilbert's injury. Since Abe's stingy salary cap stance won't let us go fish for a free agent, it appears now that our back-up PG is none other than Roger Mason Jr.
3 months is a long time to go with Antonio "the human spill" Daniels manning the point. I love the guy, but he falls harder than a parachute-less sky diver every time he drives the lane. If he gets hurt (knock on wood), or even tired, Roger's the only guy with a PG next to his name in the Wizard's media guide.
Now, we've all watched him for 2 years at least, and I think it's pretty safe to call his pg skills suspect. He does a lot of spot-up shooting, I can count on one hand the number of times he's driven the lane, and his defense won't make anyone forget Gary Payton.
This leads me to think about the decision the braintrust made in training camp to go with Roger over Donnell Taylor. Roger's shot is undoubtedly better, but I liked Donnell's handle, athleticism, and defense much better. At the time the decision was made, I didn't think it was a big deal seeming how it was the last spot on the roster. Now, we're an AD sprained ankle away from the Roger Mason show and that makes me nervous.
So, now that it's relevant, does anyone agree that we should have kept Donnell? Were there $$ implications I'm unaware of? Could the Wiz have brought in anyone, during training camp or at any other time, who might have helped more?