In the latest episode of the #SoWizards podcast, co-hosts Kevin Broom and Ron Oakes-Cunningham discuss the Wizards going 3-2 since the last episode with two wins over the Boston Celtics, a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, and a split with the Atlanta Hawks.
They go even deeper on Kevin’s reasons to worry article, and Ron asks a great question: Is the low number of contested shots from the Wizards a feature or a fault in head coach Wes Unseld Jr.’s defensive scheme?
Turns out, it may be a feature: last season, Unseld ran the Denver Nuggets 12th ranked defense, and the Nuggets were dead last in contesting shots. Permitting open looks on the perimeter while walling off the paint and keeping the ball away from the rim is a sound foundation for a good defense. While low contest numbers may be a concern, it may also be a function of Unseld implementing his defensive principles.
Ron shares his thoughts from attending a couple Wizards games the past week and watching the Washington crowd get outcheered by Boston and Atlanta fans.