nate33 wrote:closg00 wrote:Pistol King wrote:Since Sheppard got an extension, the Wiz are at 5-9 record.
I really wonder why Ted was so in hurry to extend him after only 13 games.
Empowering undersized selfish fools gold Neto and bringing another undersized guard in Holiday to pear with another two second guards in Brad and Din while lacking a true point guard in the roster, signing one dimensional Bertans with his abysmal defense to that 80mil contract, drafting a skilled high BBIQ point forward just to put him in the corner for 2 consecutive seasons... what is exactly his vision? what type of offensive system he wants to establish to outperform better rosters? I dunno, so far a lot of his moves scream mediocrity to me.
I'm really afraid that extension was more of a move to establish Ted's power on the team as the actual GM, while he views Shepp as his puppet. He knew no fan would disagree with such extension after an historic 10-3 start.
And now, when it's obvious that the Wiz should trade Beal and need an actual GM to make such strong move, reality says this decision gonna be make by their true GM: Ted and his zero understanding in basketball.
Ted is a perpetual premature ejaculator at sports and runs the Wizards like a guy with low self-esteem trying to ask girls out.
This is the proper take.
The problem is Ted. The guy got lucky running a company during the dot.com boom and now believes he is infallible. He kept EG way too long, and now he is hamstringing Sheppard by insisting that we reload around Beal rather than trade Beal and rebuild properly.
It's always the owner. You can blame EG all you want but the owner kept him for nearly 20 years of mostly ineptitude. Then we get off to a 10-3 start and it's time to build Tommy a bust. I like Tommy and do think he's an upgrade. I do think he has a clue and you have to wonder how hamstrung he is from making moves including the big one (Beal) by Ted.