Found November 10, 2012 on Wizards Extreme:
At the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, which feels like a year ago given the poor play over the first four games, critics all acknowledged the fact that the Wizards were going to be hurting in the big-man department. Kevin Seraphin was injured, Nene is out for the indefinite future, Okafor had a poor preseason, Brian Cook was dropped, and the only player left was Earl Barron and Jan Vesely. Now, even with Nene still out, the Wizards are thriving off points in the paint. Seraphin is balling out every time he touches the floor (sans last night’s game versus the Bucks), Booker is always making progress on the stat sheet and it seems like Emeka Okafor is starting to come into his game as he ended last night’s contest with 11 points, six boards and only one turnover. What the Wizards face now is a glaring hole at the point guard position. A.J. Price and Jannero Pargo were borderline worthless again versus the Bucks. Price ended up with 12 points and nine assists last night, but he still did not look fluent on the court and coupled those stats with three turnovers; including, yet again, another game-clinching one for the other team.   Wittman decided last night that with eight minutes left in a tightly contested game, Jannero Pargo was the go-to guy. He finished going 0-6 including 0-4 at the three-point line. Jordan Crawford only saw 13 minutes of play but still registered 8 points. But for some reason, it doesn’t seem like Wittman feels comfortable letting him run the offense and wishes only to use him to back Beal up. Hindsight is 20-20, but looking back at it now, dropping Shelvin Mack was the wrong decision, even though his preseason was much worse than Price’s and Pargo’s. Mack has proved himself in the past as capable of running an offense and providing a spark off of the bench. But that opportunity is over (unless the Wizards want to call him back up to the team). In order to have a well-flowing team, one has to have a point guard that can lead it. I don’t think there’s enough faith in any of the shooting guards on this team to run the offense, which leaves only Price and Pargo. Every time one of these guys touches the ball or drives it up the court, the fans are instantaneously worried. There is no confidence in either of the two of these guys from the viewers, and as seen with Trevor Booker last night, the players. Booker was seen on the jumbotron reaming A.J. Price out on the bench for a missed coverage on a Brandon Jennings layup; so much so that Singleton had to pull Booker back and calm him down. This team is starting to become unraveled. Players, coaches and fans are all getting frustrated. Even worse, they’re all losing faith at only four games into the season. It’s impossible to suggest or instruct to the Wizards who they could pick up off free agency at this point in the season. The only advice that can be given to the organization is to find a player to lead this team for the next month or so. If they don’t, then John Wall is looking at coming back to a team that could very realistically be 0-10 or worse.

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