payitforward wrote:Not to hijack this thread, but I wonder how many of you realize that the Celtics just waived Darko Milicic.
This may be one of the few highpick-busts still out there for the Wizards. I think we need him and bad. Today.
Dunno about his test-taking skills, however....
Payitforward. You are now, officially, my favorite poster.
I'm wondering, though, if maybe we are too locked into an old paradigm.
Do you think there is a way for the Wiz to identify and develop their own highpick busts/future veteran leaders?
Sounds crazy, but hear me out.
We'd have to look for the right combination of future attributes in a young man. He needs to be wholly unaccomplished as a basketball player. He must have some physical attribute that resembles something outstanding in some other player -- good leaping ability, long arms, a unibrow. He must have read Faust.
Let's say, he skates along with unimpressive stats (1.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.5 to, .3 blks) for a number of years BUT manages to stay out of jail, strip clubs, the Ponderosa Steak House all-you-can-eat buffet line.
He can be the Wizards own homegrown veteran presence. He could mentor the next generation of never going to be's and wouldn't cost the Wiz $40 million of cap space, a second round pick and a 2 for 1 coupon at Chipotle.
We could suck exactly as badly as we do now... but we wouldn't have to waste anyone's time contemplating and dissecting cr@p for cr@p moves like Lewis for Okariza.