And The Season Gets Worse For The Wiz

February 8, 2009 at 1:47 am Leave a comment

gilbert-arenas-dancingJust when you think the season couldn’t get any worse for the 10-win Washington Wizards…it does. The Wiz are the proud representatives of the NBA’s worst record (10-40) with only four conference wins and zero division wins.

Now, after 50 games of utter disappointment and no excuses, the Washington Wizards are guaranteed a lottery pick in this year’s draft. Sounds good right? At least they can suffer the dismal season and draft a guy like Harden, Thabeet, or Griffin. Well, not so fast…

If the Wizards happened to land the number one pick in the draft, they would be forced to trade the pick (or find another way to clear space) because they do not have the funds to back the #1 pick’s salary. Say what?

That’s right Wiz fans, Abe Pollin and Ernie Grunfeld did such a horrible job with signing players over the summer that the luxury tax is exceeded and we won’t even be able to afford a number one. How can this happen? It happens when you give a guy with a bum knee (Arenas) $111 million dollars because he threatens to leave D.C. for L.A. (Clippers I might add). This happens when you bring in a guy like Mike James who counts for $6.5 million and he knows how to do nothing but shoot. It happens when you pay a beat-up half-decent rebounder (Etan Thomas) between $6.5 and $7.5 million. And of course it could happen when you keep a guy like DeShawn Stevenson employed.

The Wizards are horrible and their front office needs to wake up. There is some serious potential in the 2009 Draft and the Wizards will go on the clock early. With a team this bad, Mr. Pollin and Ernie Grunfeld should be chomping at the bit to land a kid this good.

Just when I thought the season couldn’t get any worse…

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