So I know I am a couple of weeks late on this as Grunfeld was extended by the Wizards 2 weeks ago but Robbie had his say on the matter and how much he disliked the move and I am in the same boat as Rob, just not quite as passionate about it. From what I understand Leonsis has given Grunfeld a 2 year extension so he will at least be around through the 2013/2014 season and basically will be in charge of this new era of Wizards basketball. Let me first give you a quick overview of Ernie Grunfeld’s tenure thus far with the Wizards and why a lot of people are questioning his return.
Earlier today Eddie sent me the worst tweet I have ever received. I am absolutely devastated. It has made conjuring up willpower to write this post almost impossible. As a Wizards fan I have never felt more defeated. His tweet…
Ughhhhhhhhh. What? Seriously? I don’t know if I’m more upset by this news or the realization that I have chosen the wrong career path. There is no career you could choose that provides the number of chances Grunfeld has received despite continuous failure. At the height of his tenure as the Wizards head decision maker his performance would have best been described at mediocre. That was at his height, for the most part his results have been far below average. He is a horrendous evaluator of player talent and production, he has a history of grand delusion when assessing his decisions, and as a result his teams tend to lose many, many games.
I have read multiple reports over the last day saying that Andray Blatche is likely finished for the season. This isn’t really that big of news being that there are only four games left but there aren’t many times where I get to write news as joyous as this so I have to take advantage of the opportunity. When he was deactivated about a month ago due to conditioning I had predicted that it was probably the last we would see of Blatche in a Wizards uniform (thankfully) and it looks like I was correct. I don’t hate the man or anything, in fact I don’t even know him but the way he plays basketball at the NBA level and his overall general attitude that he seems to portray to the game and his teammates is not something we need on the Wizards anymore. The easy move this off-season is to amnesty Blatche which would get him off the Wizards and off of our salary cap. Leonsis will still have to pay him to play for another team which will be a bummer but it will be worth it for the Wizards in terms of cap relief and addition by subtraction.