Will the Washington Wizards regret trading Flint native JaVale McGee?

October 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes

Kyle Weidie and his colleagues at Washington Wizards blog Truth About It have been doing a really interesting rundown that ranks all of the players who have worn Wizards jerseys over the last five years. Weidie’s take on Flint native JaVale McGee even brought out a comparison to another Michigander whose Washington tenure didn’t go so well, Chris Webber:

He’s going to be in the league for several more years. He is going to be good, really good. And as JaVale matures, in all likelihood, his selfishness will decline, and he will understand his role in a team concept.

Chris Webber was 24, almost 25-years old when the Wizards sent him to the Sacramento Kings for Mitch Richmond, who was a month away from 33. McGee was barely 24 when the Wizards sent him to Denver for Nene, who turned 30 in September.

Will future hindsight be 20/20 on this one? Can’t say I know.


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