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Wizards May Turn To 5 Rookie Lineup Again In The Future

The other night in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks the Washington Wizards trotted out a lineup that featured five rookies. It's an odd occurrence, and kind of a combination of building for the future/throwing in the towel. Rookies help you win in the future, veterans help you win now. When the Wizards throw five rookies out there, it shows that they me be looking past this season a little bit.

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According to Gene Wang of the Washington Post's Wizards Insider, that may be a lineup we see more frequently in the coming games.

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So with a thinned roster, Saunders said he would consider all options, including using five rookies on the floor for a second straight game. Near the end of the first quarter against the Bucks, he turned to a lineup comprising John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Trevor Booker, Kevin Seraphin and Hamady N'diaye. It was the first time an NBA team had used an all-rookie lineup in more than a year.

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It should be noted that part of the reason they had to play that lineup is that they are having some serious injury problems. I don't think Saunders would turn to an all-rookie lineup with a full roster of players. But it's something you should probably be keeping an eye on.

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