Posts Tagged ‘Antawn Jamison’

Young Has Career Night, But Wizards Fall

January 12, 2009

The Wizards were up by 11 points at the half but couldn’t preserve the lead and lost 97-91 to the Bucks at home. Nick Young scored a career-high 30 points. He’s averaging 23.3 points over the last 3 games. Its not going to be long before Young is the face of the franchise. He is the best and most consistent shooter on the team. Nobody else can create like he can. All he needs is to improve on the defensive end and he will become a complete player. A healthy Wizards team is going to be good. Aside from Young, Michael Redd led the way for the Bucks with 29 points and Antawn Jamison provided 25 points.

Bobcats Outlast Wizards 92-89

January 11, 2009

Wizards had a strong offensive first quarter against the Bobcats last night but couldn’t hang onto the lead. Butler led the way for the Wizards with 19 points. Blatche contributed 14 points (10 rebounds) and Jamison had 13. Despite losing, I like the fact that the Wizards received contributions from all of the young guys. Nick Young had another solid night with 12 points and Dominic McGuire had a 7 point effort. Coach Tapscott must have read my last Wizards post because he let JaVale McGee play and kept Thomas on the bench. McGee ended up with 9 points and a couple of monster dunks. The Wizards move to 7-29 and Charlotte moves to 14-24 on the season.

Bulls Down Wizards 98-86

January 10, 2009

I didn’t see the game tonight, but the Wizards got off to another slow start and never recovered. Same old story and the box score shows that Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison both had an off-night. Caron only had 2 points and Jamison had 11. The Wizards relied on scoring from Nick Young with 28 points. Javale McGee didn’t play again and I’m really starting to get annoyed about that. Etan Thomas is a waste and has had enough time to develop in the NBA, but has showed no progress since he came into the league. He hasn’t developed any kind of shot around the basket and he shows he has no idea where he belongs on defense. Why are they wasting McGee’s minutes on Thomas? When a team is in last place at this point in the season they need to start planning for the future.

Watching the Wizards used to be fun…

Vote Butler and Jamison to All-Star Team

January 8, 2009

Butler and Jamison still need votes to make the All-Star game. Last year both players made the All-Star game with roughly the same numbers they’ve been putting up this year. The only difference was the Wizards record at this point last year. Check out their All-Star credentials:

Caron Butler
20.6 PPG
6.4 RPG
4.5 APG
1.7 SPG
Two Time All-Star ’07 & ’08

Antawn Jamison
20.9 PPG
9.4 RPG
19 Double-Doubles
Two Time All-Star ’05 & ’08

For more All-Star credentials check out this site. You can vote here.