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ZoomSlowik
post Aug 13 2009, 07:23 PM
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It's probably not a good sign when even after attributing 12-15 wins to a healthy Arenas that your big hopes for adding the other 10+ wins are a guy that had 10-7 averages even in his best year, a good jumpshooting foward that can't defend, especially at the 2 (which is a problem since Butler is entrenched at the 3), and another streaky combo guard that may/may not fit the roster. As I've said before, even when all of their big three were healthy they couldn't win 45. That's the last I'll say about it.
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post Aug 13 2009, 08:17 PM
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I'm gonna side with Zoom on this one
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post Aug 14 2009, 09:56 AM
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QUOTE (ZoomSlowik @ Aug 13 2009, 08:23 PM) *
It's probably not a good sign when even after attributing 12-15 wins to a healthy Arenas that your big hopes for adding the other 10+ wins are a guy that had 10-7 averages even in his best year, a good jumpshooting foward that can't defend, especially at the 2 (which is a problem since Butler is entrenched at the 3), and another streaky combo guard that may/may not fit the roster. As I've said before, even when all of their big three were healthy they couldn't win 45. That's the last I'll say about it.


Experience in 05/06 Age in 05/06
Gilbert Arenas 4 25 This was the 1st year the big 3 played together
Caron Butler 3 26 This was the 1st year the big 3 played together
Antawn Jamison 7 30 This was the 1st year the big 3 played together
Antonio Daniels 8 31 No longer with the club. Foye is a better scorer & Mike James is a decent PG option.
Brendan Haywood 4 27 Decent center
Chucky Atkins 6 32 Decent PG
Jarvis Hayes 2 25 Decent reserve SG
Etan Thomas 4 28 Decent center
Andray Blatche R 20 Too young to make an impact
Calvin Booth 6 30 Blah
Jared Jeffries 3 25 Blah
Michael Ruffin 5 30 Blah
Awvee Storey 1 29 Blah
Donell Taylor R 24 Blah
Billy Thomas 1 31 Blah

Weaknesses
*No true three point specialist. Weak bench with no true bench scorers. Was also the 1st year the big 3 played together.

Experience in 09/10 Age in 09/10
Gilbert Arenas 7 28 All indications are his leg has healed. He's still in his prime.
Caron Butler 6 29 He's a better player now after having to be the man for two years while Gilbert was down.
Antawn Jamison 10 33 He really hasn't slowed down. His statistics last year were similar and he shot a better %.
Brendan Haywood 7 30 His game has slightly improved since 2005.
Mike Miller 10 29 Experienced SG starter or off the bench as a 6th man. Gives the team a much needed 3-point specialist
Randy Foye 4 26 Yet another upgrade to the bench. I'd take him over Hayes/Daniels/or Atkins
Javale McGee 2 21 Coming off a solid rookie year. Tons of upside and he adds an athletic dynamic that was missing
Andray Blatche 4 23 Entering his 5th year he's a much better player capable of having an impact on the defensive end.
Nick Young 3 24 Another scorer off the bench that is looking to have an even better 3rd year
Deshawn Stevenson 10 28 Had a bad year but is a solid SG option off the bench if he can bounce back
Dominic McGuire 3 24 Solid defender off the bench.
Mike James 9 34 Blah. Solid veteran PG but probably won't play many minutes
Fabricio Oberto 5 34 Blah. Solid veteran PF but probably won't play many minutes
Javaris Crittenton 3 32 Blah so far in his career but he could log some minutes at PG

*Blatche and McGee essentially will replace/exceed the production Thomas provided in 05/06 (McGee is the wild card b/c he could have a nice 2nd year). They added Miller who is their best outside threat in years. They also have way more scoring off the bench plus have a lineup that is filled with players could be much improved over last year. Combine that with the fact that only 3 players on their roster are truly "blah" players and they have the potential to be much improved.





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