WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Washington Wizards are inside two weeks from beginning their annual 82-game passage into obscurity as they set to tip off the 2013-14 NBA regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 30 against the Pistons in Detroit.
Some might find reason to be optimistic about the Wizards. They’ll enter the upcoming season with the No. 3 pick in the 2013 NBA draft (somewhere) on the roster, albeit still recovering from a hip flexor, the 3rd overall pick of 2012 (Bradley Beal), the 6th overall pick of 2011 (Jan Veselý) and the 1st overall pick of 2010 (John Wall).
That 2011 pick still hasn’t even reached his potential yet. That’s something to be positive about, right?
Factor in the offseason signing of veteran forward Al Harrington and you’ve got the makings of a basketball team that’s destined for the playoffs; the first time they’d have accomplished such a feat in six painless seasons.
“I’m sick of doing the dance where I see the rookie that I was a fan of them drafting – talking about the Wizards – already has a hip thing, and he’s gonna be out for months, I’m telling you, I know it,” Danny Rouhier said Wednesday on 106.7 The Fan.
“I’m sick of them already in advance screwing up the cap space they’re about to have,” he said. “They’re gonna have $24 million in cap space. You know what they’re gonna do? Re-sign one of those clowns in Ariza and Okafor, or they’re gonna trade them away for another veteran that’s got a terrible cap number.”
“I already know that my favorite basketball team is going to screw up. I literally know it! And I’m still gonna go to games!”
So what’s not to be excited about?
Listen to the clip below.