We’re almost midway through August and there still hasn’t been a shortage of Washington Wizards news. Here are the Wizardly Links for August 11th, 2014.
Although Team USA typically likes to add point guards that could shoot from the outside consistently, they also needed defense and distributing–something that John Wall is better at than arguably any other guard on the roster.
Al Harrington has dealt with injuries for the past two seasons and hasn’t really been able to contribute much on the floor. With that said, he’s been very valuable in the locker room and even got the opportunity to become an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas.
While Wall is obviously stout as an individual defender, playing team defense is crucial to being a good defender. Everyone has to be crisp on their rotations, quick on their feet, and ready to communicate in order for a defense to run smoothly.
Often times, a team being down, 3 to 1 in a best-of-seven series generally means that it’s the end of the road. Especially after three straight losses, with the last two at home.
I guess it’s good for the experience and to practice with and against the top players in the world. Plus, playing with a team where shooting is important, maybe some of that skill will rub off on John Wall.
That’s it for today’s Wizardly Links.
We’re just a couple of weeks away from the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Hang on. You’ll make it.