When NBA 2K released the All-Time rosters for each team, there were a few notable omissions from the Wizards/Bullets team. In particular, the only player from the team’s peak in the mid-2000’s is Larry Hughes.
Thankfully, it looks like at least one more player from that era will now be on the squad, as first announced by Ronnie Singh on Twitter (HT: Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic):
This brings up two big questions:
Does this mean Otto Porter is no longer on the Wizards’ All-Time roster?
This is more just a curiosity than anything else. As much as we love Porter, we’re not going to shed a tear if he’s cut, especially since you can still use him on the 2017-18 Wizards. Still, it would be cool if you could use both together.
Should Caron Butler be added to the starting lineup?
While you could make a case Butler should start at the 2, let’s assume the battle would probably be at the 3 between him and King.
If you wanted to reward consistency and overall team contributions, Butler has a good case. He made two All-Star Games during his time in Washington and helped the team make three playoff runs during his time there (even though he only got to play in two of them).
King only made one playoff appearance (during his first season in Washington) and one All-Star appearance (during his last season in Washington). However, at his peak King put up raw numbers Butler couldn’t touch, averaging 28.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
Then again, if we had advanced numbers in King’s days, we might not look at his production quite so favorably. Keep in mind he didn’t have much of a three-point shot and he was much more turnover-prone in his Washington days than he was in New York. Believe it or not, Butler posted a better PER in 2007-08 than King did during his All-Star season thanks to those inefficiencies. Still, it’s a very close call:
Who should be the starter on the Wizards’ All-Time Team?
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