The Washington Wizards made big moves in the offseason by hiring Scott Brooks to coach, giving a big deal to shooting guard Bradley Beal and shoring up the bench with players like Trey Burke, Ian Mahimi and Andrew Nicholson. The results have been less than inspiring as the Wiz currently sit at 2-7.
After last night’s loss to the Bulls, Marcin Gortat called out the Wizards bench unit calling it, “one of the worst in the League right now.”
“We need energy. We need effort. We’ve got to make shots,” Gortat rattled off in rapid succession when asked what the Wizards can do, at a dismal 2-7, to improve. “I think there’s a lot of things we can do better. I think right now, as far as I know, I think we’ve got one of the worst benches in the league right now.”
Hours after the game, Gortat turned to Twitter to apologize for his “frustration:”
Apologize for my frustration #wizNation 🙁 😩
— Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) November 13, 2016
The Wiz are already in danger of letting the season slip away but with games against the Sixers, Knicks, Heat, Suns and Magic coming up over the next 12 days the team has a chance to get back on the right track.