Sunday 23rd April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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The Wizards need Agent Zero to be back

Winning only 7 games out of the 22 games they played the Washington Wizards for consecutive years are on the bottom three of the Eastern division conference and after the Phoenix Suns rout the Wizards at home with little resistance (121-95) the franchise are in for a tough and long season. They seem to be a pretty good basketball team on paper. They have three all-stars Caron Butler, Antawn Jamison and Gilbert Arenas they have good shooters in Deshawn Stevenson, Mike James, Mike Miller and Nick Young they are tall and athletic with Andray Blatche, Javale McGee and Brendan Haywood. They have the entire recipe in making a good team but failed to level up to their potential. The Wizards who was on the no. 5 draft opted to trade their rights for Randy Foye and Mike Miller adding veterans who could shoot and pass the basket. But still there seems to be lacking on the Wizards mojo lately.
When Agent Zero played with the Wizards with passion and confidence he was hard to stop averaging almost a double-double a game in points and assists. He was emotional and his cockiness was contagious leading his team all the way to the playoffs. He scored a franchise-record 60 points against the Lakers and giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a tough fight in the playoffs. In short the $16,192,080 per year salary of Arenas was all worth it down to the last penny. But coming into the season Gilbert decided to let Agent Zero retire and become a more passive and more subtle as a player he refused to talk to the media and his comments were short and brief. Arenas decided to be a team player and refused to wear his alter ego. After two years of absence Gilbert is slowly trying to become the assassin he was known for. The Agent Zero who has hurt fans with his dagger shots with seconds remaining in the game, his long shots way above the three point line, his Kamikaze moves around the paint and most of all the emotions which we came to love.
Agent Zero needs to be back because the Wizards are slowly digging its own hole. Enough of being a team player because from what I saw it’s really not working out. Agent Zero should be back and should start shooting fast and like what they always say in movies… “No more Mr. Nice guy”…

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]