Wizards Extend Jamison

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Postby Fios » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:41 pm

So exactly how stretchy is Jamison now that he's been extended? Are we talking Gumby?
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Postby ChocolateMilk » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:57 pm

the current line up we have works if all of them stay healthy. When all of them are healthy they are one of the top teams in the East and come compete with any one.

and moving Jamison to the 3 just doesnt make any sense. if you take him away from the basket, you might as well not even have him. even tho he has a nice shot, hes way more effective in the paint where he does those crazy circus layups around defenders. he's not much of a driving scorer, he posts up. Plus he wont be able to grab as many rebounds as he does so well, averaging over 10 the last 2 years i think.

theres no need to sign these big FA, keep who we have and maybe sign some role palyers that can come off thebench. and continue building through the draft. we've already gotten to a good start with young and blatche, and hopefully McGee. Oleksiy Pecherov just sucks tho, wasted pick. the guy looks drunk 24/7 and has no athletic ability. dont know what they ever saw in him
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Postby GSPODS » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:35 am

ChocolateMilk wrote:the current line up we have works if all of them stay healthy. When all of them are healthy they are one of the top teams in the East and come compete with any one.

and moving Jamison to the 3 just doesnt make any sense. if you take him away from the basket, you might as well not even have him. even tho he has a nice shot, hes way more effective in the paint where he does those crazy circus layups around defenders. he's not much of a driving scorer, he posts up. Plus he wont be able to grab as many rebounds as he does so well, averaging over 10 the last 2 years i think.

theres no need to sign these big FA, keep who we have and maybe sign some role palyers that can come off thebench. and continue building through the draft. we've already gotten to a good start with young and blatche, and hopefully McGee. Oleksiy Pecherov just sucks tho, wasted pick. the guy looks drunk 24/7 and has no athletic ability. dont know what they ever saw in him


I have to disagree. Any lineup that can't win the division, the conference, and make it beyond the first round of the playoffs does not work.

Moving Jamison to the 3 does not necessarily take him away from the basket on offense. What is does do is make him play defense on smaller and probably quicker 3's, which would be a concern, except that Jamison isn't known for his defense in any case. Those 10 rebounds Jamison gets are wonderful, except that Haywood, Butler and company don't secure enough rebounds to balance things out. The Wizards haven't had consistent multiple rebounders since Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes. If a team can't consistently out-rebound their opponent, that team will lose games it should win.

If the Wizards had Haywood and Thomas combining for 10 rebounds per game, Brand getting 10 rebound per game, and Jamison getting 10 rebounds per game, then they would score more fast break baskets with Butler, Arenas?, Stevenson, Mason, Young, et. al.. They would give up fewer second chance baskets to opponents, which is the primary reason they give up more points than they score. They would get more free throw opportunities by default. More possessions equates to more free throw opportunities. They would limit opponent's to fewer field goal attempts by virtue of having greater time of possession on offense.

With the current roster, the Wizards have to get these numbers to be competitive:

20 - Arenas
20 - Jamison
20 - Butler
10 - Stevenson
10 - Haywood
05 - Daniels
05 - Blatche
05 - Mason
05 - Young
05 - Songaila

With Elton Brand:

15 - Arenas
15 - Jamison
15 - Butler
15 - Brand
10 - Stevenson
10 - Haywood
05 - Daniels
05 - Blatche
05 - Mason
05 - Young
05 - Songaila

Same number of points, but less is required from Jamison, Arenas and Butler. This is assuming Arenas is still wearing a Wizards uniform. If Arenas goes elsewhere, that will make Brand or Corey Maggette or both necessary. There are numerous unconfirmed reports that the Wizards have offered Arenas a max contract, but there are also reports that other teams have done the same.

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Postby MDSKINSFAN » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:45 pm

this is good. he is a key part of the team. and since we signed him gil will sign but idk what is taking him so long. i think i heard hes in china or something so he cant negotiate that well. if we can keep our, the original, Big Three together we can give the eastern conference a good run
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