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Flip Saunders Observes That His Wizards Are Young, Bad

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You have to hand it to Wizards coach Flip Saunders for trying to make the best of a situation he did not expect. He's even gone the extra mile to point out to everyone that, yes, he has a very young team that has been historically bad on the road. Today, during practice, Saunders unearthed yet another random, probably pointless fact to display this reality that we know all so well.

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↵↵"If you look at our team compared to every other team in the league, we only have one guy who was starting on an NBA team this time last year -- Rashard Lewis," Saunders said.    

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This is technically correct. John Wall is a rookie, Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee were stuck behind veterans and Nick Young, though he started some games last year because of injuries, was buried on the bench in January 2010. 

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But of course, this raises a separate question: why point this out? It's not like saying this will make the players act like 10-year veterans, and it's not like it's a huge mystery that the Wizards are losing road games because they are young. It's also probably not worth putting down your own players, even if you don't mean it that way. So really, all this means is that Flip Saunders can come up with creative ways to say the exact same thing. Cool fact, bro.

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