Every Monday the Wizards Extreme team will bring you our weekly stock watch showing on a scale of 1-10 how each member of the Wizards peformed the week prior. Each player will be assigned a number on the chart, a corresponding grade and a quick synopsis of their play. This week, Joe Glorioso gives his thoughts on the week 2 of the season.
No.42 * Pos. C * Age 30 * Ht. 6'11" * Wt. 250 * College: * Salary $13,000,000
Week 2 performance: INCOMPLETE : No run for Nene last week so his grade of INC continues. His status doesn't seem to be getting any better either with news that he is still probably three weeks away. Not sure about you all but anytime someone says 'probably' I tend to be a little more pessimistic than optimistic. This injury is becoming more Les Boulez-like by the week.
No.1 * Pos. SF * Age 27 * Ht. 6'8" * Wt. 210 * College: UCLA * Salary $7,258,960
Week 2 performance: C : After a bad performance against the Celtics the first time around, Ariza followed up his second game against Boston with another pretty bad performance. The good news is Trevor's shooting improved. The bad news is pretty much anything would have been an improvement from his week 1 performance. If we can continue to get games like he played against Milwaukee then things could potentially get much better but if this 5 game sample is any indication of things to come, the small forward position is going to quite disappointing this year.
No.30 * Pos. C * Age 31 * Ht. 7'0" * Wt. 250 * College: Memphis * Salary $854,389
Week 2 performance: INCOMPLETE : And just as I said the week before..."I don't think he'll continue this pace" - he sure the hell didn't. Earl got no burn last week and thus I have nothing but head scratches here. Randy Wittman has forgotten more about basketball than I will ever know but what the hell is going on with the minute patterns on this team?
No.3 * Pos. SG * Age 19 * Ht. 6'3" * Wt. 207 * College: Florida * Salary $4,133,280
Week 2 performance: B+ : And now you can see why I gave Beal an F+ last week. Week 2 of the NBA season gave us a better glimpse of what this young, amazingly gifted shooter can provide for the Wizards. Beal averaged 35miutesn in week 2, shot 47% from the field and just looked much more comfortable than his first week in. His stroke is something of beauty to the basketball eye, and I can't wait to see what Beal and Wall can do together. Looking for Beal to stay in that C to A range the rest of the season. Week 1 was the exception, not the norm for the young draft pick.
No.35 * Pos. C * Age 24 * Ht. 6'8" * Wt. 240 * College: Clemson * Salary $1, 385,280
Week 2 performance: C+ : I liked Booker's first performance vs. Boston a lot more than his second one. I don't like seeing Trevor's rebound numbers where they have been the last three games (five vs. Pacers, one vs. Bucks and four vs. Celtics) but hope this is just an early season struggle type thing. Booker's biggest value to me is not on the stat sheet though and thats why I leave him right where he was last week...slightly above average. Consistency is the key, but that could be said for every player on this roster.
No.15 * Pos. SG * Age 24 * Ht. 6'4" * Wt. 195 * College: Xavier * Salary $1,198,680
Week 2 performance: C : Crawford played on a bum ankle this past week and his minutes per game reflected it. In spite of the Boston game, Crawford performed admirably in the following two games shooting 55%, staying relatively turnover free and making some key 3pt field goals in the last two games. Right now is not a good time for one of the Wizards only consistent scoring threats to be sidelined by injury.
No.20 * Pos. SF/PF * Age 27 * Ht. 6'7" * Wt. 220 * College: Kansas St * Salary $854,389
Week 2 performance: INCOMPLETE : So in week 1 I say that Cartier Martin needs more burn...what happens in week 2? He gets a total of 0:23 seconds in 3 games. Washington drastically improved their team shooting in the 2nd week of the season but still there has got to be minutes for this guy and the first place I'm looking is at Ariza. Again, Coach Wittman didn't consult with me last week so I'm going to continue assuming he knows what he is doing. Would love to see Cartier get a little more playing time this coming week.
No.50 * Pos. C * Age 30 * Ht. 6'10" * Wt. 255 * College: UCONN * Salary $13,490,000
Week 2 performance: C : Let's throw out the Boston game. Anytime your starting center plays 11 minutes and is not in foul trouble that can't be good for the team. Looking soley at the Bucks and Pacers games, the Okafor that most Wizards fans were hoping for finally showed up. His FG % was far closer to his career average, rebound totals were back on track and more importantly he looked more comfortable with the rest of his teammates. I hope Emeka can improve on his performance against the Pacers and it starts on Tuesday night against his old team, the Bobcats.
No.7 * Pos. PG * Age 33 * Ht. 6'1" * Wt. 185 * College: Arkansas * Salary $854,389
Week 2 performance: F : I can't really find any suitable words to describe the week of basketball that Jeremy Pargo's older brother had so let's just say it was an off week. A really off week. One for 12, one rebound and five assists in three games to go along with three combined points isn't exactly something you want to see in your box score. No offense to Jannero but his facial expression in the picture above says everything I feel about his contributions last week. Remember the minutes I was looking for earlier....
No.12 * Pos. PG * Age 26 * Ht. 6'2" * Wt. 185 * College: Connecticut * Salary $854,389
Week 2 performance: B : So I ask for Pargo to replace Price in the starting lineup and then Anthony Jordan goes and makes me eat my words. The game against Boston was tough for me to watch based on the turnovers but anytime your PG has a 14ast/0 turnover performance in 1 game, how can you possibly say anything negative? That said, I think he's still shooting too many 3pt shots and when you are shooting 29% on the year from 3, I think your shot selection should improve. As Price continues to play with Beal and "INSERT SF who can shoot" one can only hope that his play will level out to where the Wizards hoped it would when they signed him in the off season.
No.13 * Pos. PF * Age 22* Ht. 6'9" * Wt. 275 * College: * Salary $1,797,600
Week 2 performance: C : After starting the week with a relatively good game against the Celtics, Kevin dropped off significantly in the following two games. Like most bigs in the league there are better match-ups than others on any given night. 19 shots like he had against Boston is a bit excessive for me and Washington certainly can't afford for Kevin to shoot less than 30% which he did in his last two games. Limited minutes, a lot of fouls and bad shooting percentage are not exactly what had Wizards fans excited after his strong first game showing. I expect the big man to bounce back against Charlotte and have a more Seraphin-like week.
No.31 * Pos. SF/PF * Age 22 * Ht. 6'8" * Wt. 230 * College: FSU * Salary $1,551,840
Week 2 performance: C+ : I was riding the Singleton high on Wednesday night after watching his dunk over Kevin Garnett over and over and over again. Then some foul trouble and limited minutes brought me back down to earth. Not sure what's going on with the Wizards SF/PF position but these guys can't seem to stay out of the personal foul department. I'd love to see Chris get more minutes but he's gotta stay out of trouble in order to do that.
No.24 * Pos. SF * Age 22 * Ht. 6'11" * Wt. 240 * College: * Salary $3,202,920
Week 2 performance: F+ : Speaking of foul trouble..WTH is going on with Jan Vesely? The Wizards 6th overall pick from a year ago had more personal fouls (9) than combined points in this last three game stretch (6). That's not a good look. As he continues to struggle to stay in games, the images of the dunking ninja escapes Wizards fans' minds and we are left instead to wonder what Klay Thompson or Kawhi Leonard would look like in Red/White/Blue....
No.2 * Pos. PG * Age 22 * Ht. 6'4" * Wt. 195 * College: Kentucky * Salary $5,915,880
Week 2 performance: INCOMPLETE : No, seriously, please come back soon John.
No.9 * Pos. SF * Age 25 * Ht. 6'7" * Wt. 230 * College: * Salary $1,600,0000
Week 2 performance: C : Martell is shooting above his career average so far this season and I would say he's had three pretty good games out of five. As I stated earlier, I'd like to see more Webster and if that means eating into Ariza minutes then so be it. I like his style of play, I like his demeanor and he's been good about shot selection. Hey, it worked last week so my lineup change for this week would be subbing out Ariza/Webster.