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Dissecting the Washington Wizards’ Woes

The Washington Wizards have started out the season as poorly–even though this is one of their best starts in the past four years. The Wizards are a  lowly 2-7  and have reached the pinnacle of disappointment after losing to the decomposing Cleveland Cavaliers who have had locker room issues and who’s best player has struggled early in the season. The... Read More
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Why isn’t John Wall driving the ball more?

John Wall hasn’t had a bad year by any means, according to his pertinent statistics. He’s averaging 18.0 points per game, 9.5 assists per game and 3.5 turnovers per game. His assist to turnover ratio is 2.7 which is pretty good. He’s managing the team very well  even when he isn’t scoring and that’s what you want out of a... Read More
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Replacing Wittman, Should the Wizards be going in a different direction?

The Washington Wizards have gotten off to the most disappointing of starts early in the NBA season. They’re at the bottom of the East at 0-3 after losing to the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons and, the infamous, Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards moniker coming into the season was ‘no excuses’, but yet, there seems to have been some type of excused... Read More
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Panic Move or Perfect Timing: Discussing the Marcin Gortat Trade

The Washington Wizards have come into this season with their highest expectations since the Gilbert Arenas era passed. Ernie Grunfeld and Randy Wittman have been stuck with this expectation of making the playoffs, so when Emeka Okafor went down things got a bit tight for the both of them. The expectation didn’t change and but the notion that they didn’t... Read More
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Does John Wall Really Rank Among the NBA’s Best?

Earlier today ESPN released some more of their NBA rankings for the upcoming season. The ESPN NBA Rank is a tradition that the ESPN Truehoop blog has carried over the last few seasons where they rank the 500 best players in the NBA. Today, they narrowed things down to the top 20. John Wall came in at 21st on their... Read More
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NBA Season Previews: Atlantic Divsion

With the NBA Preseason already started and the season to come shortly, the NBA staff of My Mind on Sports is bringing you our season preview roundtables. In these roundtables we will answer key questions in each division concerning their respective teams. The first division up is the Atlantic division consisting of the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets,... Read More
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Randy Wittman on Wizards Style of Play Defensively

The Washington Wizards have obviously lost a big piece in Emeka Okafor--especially when talking in terms of defensive play. Okafor served as the defensive anchor for the Wizards last season and was stellar in that role. Wizards’ opponents scored a full point per 100 possessions more when Okafor was off of the floor last season. Although it sounds like a... Read More
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Washington Wizards Media Day Recap

With the NBA season right around the corner and training camp starting in a few days, the Washington Wizards seem to all believe in their high expectations this season. There was an overwhelming feeling of optimism and togetherness oozing from the team. Media day, headlined by John Wall and Bradley Beal, was a success for the Wizards. Almost every player... Read More
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What the Wizards Are Missing in Emeka Okafor & How They Can Counteract It

After building up high expectations for this upcoming season, the Washington Wizards have been hit with the injury bug before the opening tip once again. This time, the infected players are Emeka Okafor and Chris Singleton. Okafor has been diagnosed with a herniated disc  in his neck and Singleton has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture–breaking the fifth metatarsal on his... Read More
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