Wizards Still Trying To Make A Team (That Works)

Wizards Clean House. Trade Big Three.

Traded from the Washington Wizards are Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson, all who go to Dallas in exchange for Dallas' Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, James Singleton and Quinton Ross.

Antawn Jamison goes to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Wizards also obtain Al Thornton from the Los Angeles Clippers and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first round pick, and the rights to Emir Preldzic from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The new Wizards' roster which now looks like this, lends credence to the adage... "If at first (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) you don't succeed - try, try, again."

"This trade gave us a good opportunity to change our short-term future and improve our long-term future," said Grunfeld. "It accomplished two goals by giving us financial flexibility and bringing a new look and energy to the roster."

Ernie Grunfeld has planned a presser for today at 3:15 to discuss the new changes, and other items. (See presser here).

With the Big Three gone, the remaining Wizards pressed on last evening to get a 108-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at home. (As well they should. Minnesota (13-42) has a worse record than the Wizards, so let's not get too excited).

Andray Blatche scored 33 points on the night, followed by Mike Miller's 17.

Question: Which of the newly traded Wizards will win a Championship first?


Anonymous said…
Not even an All-Star could save this team.