tontoz wrote:CobraCommander wrote:tontoz wrote:Ariza had his best years here. Ditto Webster. Sessions is playing well here. So is Gortat. And Dudley. Wall has developed fine here.
The problem isnt the "environment". The problem is an incompetent front office that does a piss poor job of evaluating and acquiring talent.
Ariza was a champion before he got here so maybe his best statistical years. Also he left of his own accord to play with a better team that didn't have a distributor to get him the ball in spots. I don't think he left for money as much as an improvement I environment. Also why would you sign to a team that drafted your replacement and was coveting another guy at your position. Webster had his best and worse years here. Sessions isn't better than Jeremy Lin and I we could have had Lin at the minimum. Gortat grew into his own here because of John and I think Dudley is thriving playing along side a pass first point. Dudley is also the beneficiary the new valuation of the 3 and of no one better to take his job - thus he is getting more minutes than he would get if he went to Boston, Clippers or Cleveland.
IMO - Wall thrived in spite of the environment. Wall came in as a point guard playing with Gil and then survived the Shaqtin' a-fool allstar years with SwaggyP, J-McGee, AndreBLahhh- I think Sam Cassell helped mentor him.
I don't see the current roster or coaching staff having the guys that can speak truth to the team.
I understand and respect your point but I respectfully see the situation differently and Yeah I'm panicking
There are no state taxes in Texas. Plus Houston was a legit title contender with Harden and Howard already there. It was obvious why he went there. When he played with the Lakers he was only playing 24 minutes per game. Not sure why your are even bringing that up.
Webster didn't have his worst years here at all. He had two good years and then was out hurt. It doesn't matter what the environment is like when you are in a suit.
It doesnt matter if Sessions is better than Lin or anyone else. He is having one of his better seasons here so the environment obviously isn't hurting him.
The roster and coaching staff are lacking because of Grunfail. This is not a talented team. How many other teams would be starting Temple, Porter and Dudley?
Wall didn't thrived wall struggled along with everybody else...he jus had more room for error because whittman has no choice but to play him...he was allowed to play thru his mistakes and learn from them...he starting look good 1st when ariza and okafor then nene came and til him he has to be the leader...
Sessions was always a good backup pg...the environment isn't toxic any more here but the coaching staff is....
U can't compare the McGee wizards with the gortat wizards...u can't say "player x didn't succeed here in 2010 but player x is succeeding in here 2015"
Those are 2 completely different teams...still ran by incompetence....but nontheless
And almost any other Team without a sf would be starting Porter right now...he's like our 3rd best rebounder...he's not a bad player at all, he's jus not being utilized correctly because he's not a vet and the Wizards staff not sure what he can bring...
Even though it obvious