Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  36 responses

Wizards Attempt to Squash Beefs

The Wiz went through the media (again) to try and paint a rosy picture of their locker room: “Two days after Arenas ripped his teammates for having ‘hidden agendas,’ the point guard singled Butler out as the one player on the team who is struggling to get on the same page as his teammates. ‘For the most part, we all get along,’ Arenas said while voluntarily speaking to reporters after practice for the first time this year. “There are, what, 15 players on the team? Fourteen do. … At the end of the day, if 15 players don’t want to go and it’s only 14, you’ve seen ‘Remember the Titans.’ It’s the same thing. We’ve just got to play.’ Arenas’ issues with Butler seemed to stem from what he perceived as Butler’s unwillingness or inability to fit into the offensive system. Arenas on a few occasions has criticized Butler because he believed when he passed to Butler, the two-time All-Star forward would waste key scoring opportunities by hesitating or driving rather than catching and shooting. Arenas said Butler was the only player with such struggles.”

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  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    This is going to get interesting. I understand his frustration, but it just isn’t prudent to call out a teammate in public. I’m sure the media will now have to ask Butler specifics and other team members to take side etc. It’s not like Gilbert has been playing great ball since coming back either.

  • http://slamonline.com NUPE

    This is going to get interesting. I understand his frustration, but it just isn’t prudent to call out a teammate in public. I’m sure the media will now have to ask Butler specifics and other team members to take side etc. It’s not like Gilbert has been playing great ball since coming back either.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Sounds like Gil’s just made his teammates are messing up his assist numbers.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Gils just mad*

  • A-Money

    What happened to Gil not talking to the media (or at least talking very little)? That sure didn’t last long, did it?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Caron is the one player Gil shouldn’t be throwing under the bus.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Its ok TADOne, it’ll only motivate him to score 50 next game.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Either that or request a trade.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Caron might slap the f*ck out of gil though.

  • riggs

    I dont think tough juice slaps.

  • http://sdjfklf.com Jukai

    So you’re angry a two-time allstar isn’t spotting up for contested jump shots but trying to get a shot of his own by driving, which he’s relatively good at?
    Your Washington Wizards, ladies and gentlemen!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    That doesn’t sound like beef squashing.

  • Epsilon Nupe

    Not sure what Gilbert is trying to do here, is this seriously his way of trying to motivate his team. It really looks like he’s mad because he’s not performing well and he needs to point the blame at other people

  • http://slamonline.com cb 34

    Been saying this for years, Caron is a better player than gilbert. Wizards right now would be winning more if Gil wasn’t playing. He shoots too much and has too many turnovers. This is gonna have a bad ending. And he’s just passing the buck, it’s all his fault.

  • Hoodsnake

    Uh oh

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton
  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I really wish Caron would punch him in the face and get it over with.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    or I should’ve just co-signed Bryan.

  • Jess

    Im sure someone will GLADLY take Caron off their hands….

  • jdubbs29

    Caron couldn’t win with Odom and Kobe. He’s not going to win with this group of jokers.

    Long suffering Bullets/Wiz fan.

  • float_world

    I’ve lost interest in anything Gilbert has to say these days. He came back from serious injury and is playing up to potential. Instead of showing some humility and admitting he’s a shell of his former self, he wants to blame his teammates as if they’ve changed! What a joke. Gilbert will always be a loser. Iverson can’t get a starting pg job in the NBA why….???

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    Im losing the respect I had for zero..Butler atacks the rim like Gil should do and still hears sh!t about it? TRADE CARON BUTLER TO THE TRAILBLAZERS!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    y’all are some fickle mickeyfickeys

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Somewhere, Antawn Jamison wonders why he even bothers dropping 30 points.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Man, Gil’s demonstrating the worst leadership skills ever. On and off the court, he’s chucking up garbage.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    gil is never ever blaming himself, is he?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Man, I would love Caron back in Miami. He’s not the player to make us a contender, but he’d go a long way toward creating a deep team. I’d even throw in Beasley and a 1st rounder.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Beasley AND a first rounder? That’s crazy talk Cheryl. That’s two first rounders for an injury prone swingman who at this point in his career is not going to be a difference maker. Don’t give up on Beasley. His coach is tripping

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    so gil, who hasn’t been healthy enough to be around on the floor, wastes precious professional activity on cartoons and the internet (and shooting 45,000 shots wrecking his joints) gets to drive the bus repeatedly over the only truly competent allstar on the wizards roster…?? Huh.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Only true competent All-Star is Antawn Jamison, Dacre.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    Wiz are currently wiping the floor of my Sixers. EJ is acting like an amateur, barely got a bucket this quarter (its nearly over) and he’s barely subbed anyone, err its not working! DO SOMETHING

  • Hoodsnake

    Mean to say uh oh Tmac for Tough juice?

  • Joe King

    Everyone should just listen to Jamison

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    ^^^ Co-sign Joe King. He’s actually been their best player for quite some time.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    This team will only be as good as Caron Butler can be for them.

  • bbiq

    its easy to criticize gilbert but the truth is that caron butler is an all-star who isnt a good catch and shoot player. yeah, he does mess up assist numbers for others and he also kills the ball movement of the wizards at times. im not a gilbert fan im just looking at it from a basketball standpoint. with miller,jamison,and arenas they have a bunch of guys who are decent passers and can all catch and shoot. the new construction of their team shouldnt require much one on one bball as caron plays.