This being my first article I had no idea what to write about, until I read an article about the top teams in the east. Is was an ok article, not great, but just ok. The thing that struck me about the article was the fact that this journalist thought that the Atlanta Hawks are better than the Washington Wizards.
That blew my mind, as a big fan and follower of the NBA, and the offseason moves, I wonder how could anyone forget about the Washington Wizards. The guy must have still been on a high from all the offseason moves that were made by the teams in the east. LOL!!.
Yes, they did have the second worse record in the league last year...................... , but so what!. The Wizards did not have Brenden Haywood, Deshawn Stevenson, and this guy named Gilbert Arenas. Call me crazy, but if the Cleveland Cavaliers did not have LeBron James they would have had a lottery pick, right?.......... Enough Said.
I must admit the teams in the East have made some very good moves this offseason that got there fans thinking NBA finals. The Boston Celtics get Rasheed Wallace, which makes them a top four team in the east. The Orlando Magic get Vince Carter, and Chris Douglass-Roberts. (BUT THEY LOST THEIR BENCH!) The Cleveland Cavaliers get Anthony Parker (brother of Candace Parker), and (Superman, The Big Cactus, THE BIG DIESEL) Shaq. The Washington Wizards get Gilbert Arenas (28.4 ppg), Brenden Haywood (10.6 ppg), DeShawn Stevenson (11.2 ppg), and make a trade to get Randy Foye (16.3 ppg), and Mike Miller (9.9 ppg). (Those are alot of weapons coming back for the Wizards.............).
Those other teams made big trades, and received a lot of publicity. I think that a team with as much talent as the Washington Wizards should not be considered an afterthought compaired to the other teams in the East. The Wizards are the one of deepest team in the East, along with Orlando and maybe Boston. A bench made up of Foye, Miller, Young, James, Crittenton, McGuire, Blatche, McGee, and a veteran big man. The Washington Wizards could very well be in the East Conference finals.
The most underrated thing about the Washington Wizards that everyone is forgetting about, is their new Head Coach, Flip Saunders. He is the Best Coach out of; Doc Rivers, Stan Van Gundy, and definitely MIKE BROWN!!!!!!
This Washington Wizards team is just as good as any other team in the east. They should not be an afterthought, but knowing the Wizards they probably prefer to be afterthoughts. SO THEY CAN PROVE THE NAY-SAYERS, AND THE HATERS WRONG!!!!
In conclusion, if Orlando, Cleveland, and Boston can be considered serious contenders, so can the Washington Wizards. Watch Out!!! Here Comes The Washington Wizards.
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