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Washington

Wizards

Southeast

2010-11 Team Rating
OffenseDefense
96.7102.5
23rd Overall21st Overall
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Stats through Jan. 15

W

11

L

27

PCT

.289

GB

17

CONF

7-19

DIV

1-8

HOME

11-8

ROAD

0-19

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Category

Grade
FrnCourt
Andray Blatche has been a mild if not major disappointment. The Wizards anticipated JaVale McGee would give more than 9 points and 8 rebounds. Rashard Lewis is really just a big contract.

C-

BckCourt
When healthy, John Wall has flourished as a playmaker and defender, but his shooting needs work. He's fun to watch, though. Nick Young is in the conversation for Most Improved.

B

Defense
The Wizards, because of youth, make too many mistakes, especially on defensive rotations, to win regularly. They're painful to watch when they need a stop. McGee is rounding out into a fairly dependable shot-blocker, though.

D

Bench
Wizards offer little to nothing in reserve. Wasn't Kevin Seraphin supposed to be a diamond in the rough? Hilton Armstrong? Kirk Hinrich is a lone steady and calming presence, and every once in a while, Al Thornton will join him in that regard.

D

Coaching
Flip Saunders never thought he'd be coaching a rebuilding team about 18 months ago. Is he the right coach for such a task? The jury's out on that.

C-

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D

Summary

The Wizards are dealing with the ups and downs of youth, praying for a quicker maturation process all around, but probably realizing it's not going to happen this season. The inexperience shows up on the road, where the Wizards are the worst in the NBA.

It's all about Wall and his education, anyway; the sooner he gets through his growing process, the better off the Wizards will be.

-- Shaun Powell

Explanation of Marking System

  • A - Superior
  • B - Above Average
  • C - Average
  • D - Below Average
  • F - Failing
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