In preparing for this season, Bryant told friends that the player he is analyzing, as an example of adjusting your game as you get older, is fellow 36-year-old Paul Pierce. This is a part of his goal to become “more efficient” on the court.
Trevor Booker may have been undersized at the power forward position (only 6’8″), however he more than made up for it with tenacity and perseverance. He improved immensely this season and it will be tough to see him enhance his skills in an opponent’s uniform.
Although I think the Wizards could meet those expectations, especially because John Wall and Bradley Beal will continue to grow, nothing is given in the NBA and the team still has some question marks heading into this season.
It would be an understatement to say that Otto Porter Jr. is excited to turn the page and look ahead to 2014-15. He’ll have the opportunity in training camp to demonstrate to the Wiz coaching staff that he deserves to be a contributing role player off the bench behind an aging Paul Pierce.