As a Wizards fan, it pains me to say this: the Wizards stink. And they will stink for a while. I’m looking forward to the pot of gold on the other side of the mountain (a metaphor for this long rebuilding process), but for now, there’s nothing else to do but be realistic about what’s to come.
Apparently, Kirk Hinrich didn’t get the “being realistic” memo. Courtesy of ESPN.com…
“Whenever you get the No. 1 pick and a guy has talented as John, you have the young cast around him, its a sense of rebuilding,” Hinrich said Monday. “But I feel like we have the talent and if we play the right way and consistently play hard every night, I feel like we can surprise a lot of people.”
I’m glad Hinrich is a confident player, and it’s nice to have guys who feel like they can win no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately, however, I’d be suprised if the Wizards surprised anyone (nice play on words I know).
Here are some other quotes from Hinrich’s interview:
“I’m very appreciative of my time in Chicago, they gave me an opportunity to first of all become a pro player and then grow as one.” Hinrich said. “I was in Chicago for so long and I appreciate my opportunity, but I’m excited to go to a new organization. It’s like almost coming into the league again. I’m very motivated and excited to play great basketball.”
“I really feel like I got too much credit. He was very good.” Hinrich said. “I think most of it was by example. That’s the way I lead. I became more vocal as I get to know my teammates better and I’ve gotten older. I’m just excited to have a chance to play with John. He’s a very athletic and talented young kid and I’m just excited to play with him.”
“I probably feel more comfortable playing the one, its a little easier,” Hinrich said. “But I feel I am very capable of playing both positions and starting in training camp, that’s going to be a challenge, trying to figure exactly where I fit in and what I can do to help this team.”
All positives to hear. I’m worried that we have three guards who want to play the point (Wall, Hinrich, and Arenas), but who knows, maybe that will work to Washington’s favor.