City Paper is not for tourists
Welcome back to the Wizards Misery Report, where we find our temporarily not-miserable Wizards with their four-game winning streak snapped by the Detroit Pistons just before the All-Star Break. Will the Wizards get their moves back? Find out below.
Sweepstakes: Will the Wizards pony up for Atlanta’s Josh Smith, said to be leaving his team after they won’t meet his salary demands? While reports suggest that the Wizards are interested, Smith could prove too expensive for the team.
Dislike Mike: Michael Jordan‘s 50th anniversary occasioned some retrospectives…and questions about just what was up with that time he played for the Wizards. Here’s one:
Still, something seemed empty. This wasn’t Chicago, where he had become the greatest player in the world. It had been three years since he walked away from that Finals-winning shot in Salt Lake City. Now he was 38 on a strange team and already there were chips in the wall of reverence his teammates had always built for him.
Trash Talk: Speaking of Jordan, David Falk, his former agent, has some harsh words for the Wizards. Falk tells the Post‘s Mike Wise: “You guys are in dreamland. Because this team [stinks] so bad you guys want John Wall to be someone he will never be.”
Wizards coach Randy Wittman responded about like you’d expect.
Graphic by Carey Jordan.