Found January 11, 2012 on
After the lockout, there was a lot of speculation about Nick Young and where he would land in the NBA as a free agent. Many members of the DC media were pleading for Washington to not overpay just to keep Young due to his inconsistency.
I was not one of them.
I’ve come to find that I’m in the minority of the people who believe that Young is our second greatest asset on this team (behind John Wall). Many people cringe when they see Young take some very questionable shots. Many people shake their head when he’s hot one game, and cold in another. Many people hate the fact that his only real value on the box score is for points.
But for the team, Young provides a burst of energy and instant production. If we get rid of him whether it is at the trade deadline of the off-season, it’s going to hurt our offense in the near future.
Before you stop reading, let me offer my rebuttal to the concerns about Young’s play.
Nick has a tendency to take some very difficult shots that, nine ...
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Rashard Lewis and Nick Young each had 15 points to lead the Washington Wizards to their first win after eight straight losses, a 93-78 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. After the worst start in franchise history, Coach Flip Saunders left Andray Blatche and Lewis on the bench to start the game.
After nine long months, the Wizards finally delivered a victory on Tuesday. As Michael Lee wrote in an earlier blog post, Coach Flip Saunders made the necessary moves to get the desired results:
He benched banged up, high-price players with scorers’ mentalities in Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis and decided to go with energetic, low-cost players more willing to do the dirty...
Nick Young, Jan Vesely, Shelvin Mack, Chris Singleton and Jordan Crawford visited season ticket holders in the District, Maryland and Virginia on Monday afternoon, delivering those tickets in person and thanking the fans for their continued support of the team despite a dismal start.
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The Raptors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wizards in Washington at Verizon Center on Tuesday in NBA action.
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