Wizards Attempt to Squash Beefs

by November 24, 2009
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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.”