At Washington Wizards Dec. 9th 7:00 PM

Discussion in 'December 2008' started by Dlev59, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. TaS

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    The combo of Ben and Chauncey was great for leadership. Ben was not a natural leader, but was a lead by example kind of guy who happened to have a monster work ethic and a boatload of pride (the good kind). Chauncey was a little too laid back to be ideal, but he was confident, unselfish, and set a good example off the court.

    Now, we have a void for sure. Sheed doesn't want to be a leader. Rip doesn't have the gravitas. Dyess is too much of a role player now and isn't here long-term. Tay is the best we've got. He's not bad, but he's not pulling this team together like he needs to.

    The coach can help to some extent, and I think JD wanted Curry to provide some leadership. Curry would be better at this if he didn't have to deal with the loss of CB + Dyess, the inclusion of AI, and all of the experimenting that Joe seems to want to see.

    Since we'll be buying our best player soon, the leadership qualities will probably be something that needs to be a part of the package.
  2. pass99

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    Right now the team is lost. There is no leadership on the club and CB was this club's huge connection which was heavily subsidized by Flip.

    Although it's not out in the open, this club is rebelling against JD...simple as that.

    In a sense, the administration might be saying: OK, everything is in the mix. Combinations will have to be tried and the chips will be as placed on the table. Either they become stacked in some reasonable order, or the players scattered mess will mean the dealer closes the table.

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