The Washington Wizards finished up the first half of the 2011-12 season with a 7-26 record, which has them in fourth place in the Southeast Division, 19.5 games behind the Miami Heat. The Wizards are #14 in the Eastern Conference, 8.5 games behind the Celtics for the 8th spot in the playoffs. Here is the players that made the biggest impact in the first half of the season in my own opinion:
Team MVP: John Wall: 21-year old point guard John Wall has been rock solid for the Wizards in the first half of the 2011-12 season. Wall has played in 33 games (all starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 36.7 minutes, 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Wall’s overall game is better this year than it was his rookie season and that has to have the Wizards excited about his future.
Biggest Surprise: Trevor Booker: 25-year old forward Trevor Booker started to get more P.T. as the first half of the year went on and he responded well. Booker has played in 33 games (15 starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 22.1 minutes, 7.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 1.1 blocked shots per game. Booker shot 56.1% from the floor in the first half of the season as he only takes high % shots.
Biggest Disappointment: Rashard Lewis: 32-year old forward Rashard Lewis just doesn’t look too inspired this year. He has played in 28 games (15 starts) for the Wizards so far this year and he is averaging 26.0 minutes, 7.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. The Wizards might be better off letting Lewis go soon.