Wizards Hold Players-only Meeting
Mired in the worst start in franchise history, the Washington Wizards held a players-only meeting on Thursday afternoon in which they addressed myriad issues that have left them the only team in the NBA without a victory.
Veteran guard-forward Maurice Evans organized the meeting that took place between a film session and practice at Verizon Center one day after the Wizards lost to Orlando, 103-85, to drop to 0-6. The meeting lasted 15 to 20 minutes, according to forward Andray Blatche, who invited criticism following a season-opening 90-84 loss to New Jersey in which he called for the ball in the post after the team blew a 21-point lead at home
“The sense of entitlement that’s here sometimes, I’ve never seen before,” said Evans, who came to Washington last year in a trade with Atlanta. “We have to start earning things. Earn your way into the rotation. Earn your way onto the floor, and then you earn your minutes by being productive, and when you’re not in the rotation, you be supportive and make guys better in practice.”