The Washington Wizards have found themselves going nowhere fast through the first half of the 2010-2011 season. They have accomplished their goal of getting younger by utilizing the draft to fill the roster and ultimately build the franchise, rather than overusing free agency. While the goal is clear, the journey toward fulfilling it has proven more arduous than expected.
With an abundance of youth and no true leadership amongst the players, the Wizards have yet to win a road game in 20 attempts.
Washington's road futility has worn thin on both the fans and the players, and it has led to some recent trade talk surrounding power forward Andray Blatche. After his breakout last season, Blatche has been steady for the Wizards this season. However, he remains an immature player, the likes of which could negatively affect his young teammates.
Even though there are plenty of reasons to trade Blatche, the Wizards cannot allow a season of frustration to obscure their vision of the future. Here are some reasons why Washington shouldn't trade Blatche.