Will the Wizards’ Big Three Stay in Washington?
Ernie Grunfeld, the team president, has already assured at least one player the club plans to re-sign free agents Gilbert Arenas and Antawn Jamison. And Caron Butler sounded certain this afternoon, after his exit meeting with Coach Eddie Jordan at Verizon Center, that Washington’s Big Three would stay together and try to advance past the first round for the first time in four years.
The thinking is the Wizards’ all-stars will be healthier, their youngsters will add muscle and maturity and Grunfeld will find a key acquisition to help Eddie Jordan’s cause.
It’s not a sexy strategy. It’s certainly not going to shake up the league. But in the NBA today, where continuity has helped keep San Antonio, Detroit and Utah alive, it works. [Washington Post]