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Washington Wizards 2013-14 Preview

Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 12:10 PM EDT - by Igor Derysh -

Igor Derysh is Editor-at-Large at XN Sports and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and FantasyPros. He has previously covered sports for COED Magazine, Fantasy Alarm, and Manwall.com.


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nich obert
nich obert

What else? Temple didn't replace Wall, and he wasn't brought in to do anything but play defense, he played great defense, something which - hate to break it to you- hasn't been measured in steals and blocks in quite some time. Otto Porter is not the starter if healthy. If healthy, he's picking up 6 minutes a game as the 3rd SF. Chris Singleton is an absolute waste of space, so Porter can probably supplant him. Webster and Ariza were both great last year, zero chance tentative scared un athletic poor shooting Porter passes them. Meet your next Wizards bust. I'm sorry, I still have a hard time with Glen rice being better than Beal. I love Rice. But you know... Ask a guy who saw a Wizards game or 2 last year. There's a reason that people laughed at the Ray Allen and Mitch Richmond comparisons, and now they don't laugh anymore. Kid is going to make double digit all star games considering how putrid the 2 guard position is lately. He's 10x the player Waiters is.

nich obert
nich obert

Wow it's amazing how bad your information was. Bradley Beal? Underwhelming? The guy who for the last 3 months of the year had 17/5/(whatever his FG and 3pt% was) something nobody has done since Jordan in 96? Have you seen Bradley Beal? He's one of the most preternaturally mature young players I've ever seen. A mean streak to go along with mind boggling leadership skills from a guy who is still one of the youngest players in the NBA. Okafor had the best defensive season of his career last year. Without a doubt. He was fantastic. Let's see.. Jan Vesely and Kevin Seraphin are two of the worst players in the NBA. Veselys FG% is 50%? Impressive considering he absolutely refuses to shoot from more than 6 inches away from the basket. 50% ain't that good when you panic pass the ball every time you get it outside of alley oops. He's an ok defender and passer who had more fouls than points or rebounds for most of last year. Kid gloves stay on. Seraphin is a black hole. He has an elite hook shot, but takes a gazillion panicky jumpers the second he receives the ball. Doesn't take time to set his feet or anything. Terrible terrible rebounder and defender. Lowest court IQ I've ever seen. He's like a poor mans Beasley with no range on his shot. I like how you just look at FG% and don't take into account if a guy is allergic to shooting outside the paint like Vesely, or takes a ton of threes like Harrington or Webster. You pan Websters FG% but since he takes so many 3s and gets to the line a decent amount, any shooting stat more advanced than FG% has him as one of the 20 most efficient shooters in the NBA last year.

nich obert
nich obert

They actually won 29 games last year. They won 25 of the last 50

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