Considering it's almost February and the Wizards still haven't cracked double-digit wins, it's tough to call today's news about Andray Blatche a disappointment.
With this team, good news sticks out like a sore thumb; learning that a key contributor (and occasional starter) will miss the next two to four weeks with a strained knee? That's simply the status quo.
Blatche suffered the injury in Monday's loss to the Suns when he collided with Shaquille O'Neal. Don't feel bad, Andray; you're not the first man to take on Mt. Shaq and fail, and you won't be the last.
If there's a silver lining to this disaster of a season the Wizards are enduring it's that they've overtaken the suddenly-not-horrible Thunder as the worst team in the league, putting them in the drivers seat for the Blake Griffin sweepstakes.
There's still a lot of games left to
lose, but I have faith the Wizards can pull it off, especially given the whispers that Gilbert Arenas, who has yet to play a single game this year, may sit out the entire season.
DeShawn Stevenson, sidelined nearly a month with a sore back, might return by the weekend, but it's difficult imagining he'll make much of a difference considering he topped double-digit points just six times in 31 games, playing so poorly he actually begged out of the starting lineup a week before going down.