When you think of the most improved player on the Wizards, the title has got to go to Nick Young.
First, he came into the league showing flashes of potential but a lot of inconsistency in his first two years, then his inconsistency became so frustrating that he was basically taken out of the rotation last year and would play some minutes one game then face a DNP the next.
Now that Gilbert Arenas is gone, who did mention that Nick Young would be a star in D.C., Young is getting the star treatment by averaging monster numbers over the past two months.
December - 18.3 ppg
January - 21.1 ppg
February - 21.5 ppg
It's going to take a couple of more explosive scoring games for Young to get his average up due to the fact that Flip Saunders barely gave him any playing time in the beginning of the season. Ex-Wizard Gilbert Arenas had to 'fake' an injury in order to get him some burn on the court.
"Yeah, I told him I'd sacrifice playing tonight so he'd get some time," Arenas said he told Nick Young, who scored the team-high 24 points in the victory against the Atlanta Hawks. "Because I know he's kind of frustrated not getting a chance to crack the three position, especially since we're going three guards. So I told him I'd fake an injury or say something's wrong with me, so he can start."
Looking at Nick Young's skill set is shockingly similar to the skill set that elite NBA scorers have...remember I said scorers.