15 Man Roster: Brendan Haywood

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I hate watching Brendan Haywood. At games I scream out how much I despise him. He always travels, he doesn't dunk enough, he fouls, he causes trouble. I wish that the Wizards would find someone else.

All that being said, playing without Haywood is going to lead to more losses. When he is out there you can complain all you want, but I think he is a solid guy to have on the floor. He is tough, and most importantly he doesn't panic in the closing seconds. Who would you rather have on the floor in the final 2 minutes where every possession counts? Blatche? Thomas? No chance.
When Haywood comes back, he will most likely have to fight with Etan or Blatche for playing time, which he will not like. He is not comfortable in that situation. He is comfortable with being the starter. He will probably get mad at Eddie Jordan, and there will be some more Etan/Haywood drama.
Haywood doesn't impress too much on the stat sheet, and many times you don't notice him on the floor. But he gives the Wizards a better chance to win games, and hopefully when he comes back he can pick up where he left off last season.

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