When I first heard about this game from a fellow tortured D.C. fan who happens to also be my best friend about the trade for Marcin Gortat, it was sickening to me how much sense it made that the Washington Wizards would do something so dumb. Gortat is a good player, but we have to look at true value here.
Don’t get me wrong before you all get your panties in a twist; this trade DOES make the Wizards more competitive for the playoffs this season, but we traded a draft pick in the deepest draft in the last 10 years. This is a move that will keep the Wiz in the middle of the pack in the East but also does not make the team a contender, and it is just hard for me to get on board with a trade that is good for the present but bad for the future.
There was no point to panic LeBron James Cleveland style, because they had already locked up John Wall to a long extension. Was pleased that Wall liked the move, but just not sure if it will end up looking like a good trade a couple years from now. You can check out an interview with Wall below.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 26, 2013
Playoff basketball in Washington is going to be really great to watch so do not get me wrong here Washington fans, but Ernie Grunfeld’s decision making has been shaky at best, and there may come a day in the near future where I am in full on bail mode when it comes to Wizards management. Each subsequent bad decision gets tougher and tougher to swallow.