Wizards Preview: Key Players

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

[3] Caron Butler

Forward

Age (season):28 (7th)

Ht., Wt.:6-7, 228

College: Connecticut

How acquired: Via trade with Lakers in August 2005.

Strengths: All-around game. Was the only player in the league to average at least 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals last season. He added range to his jump shot last season and made 90.1 percent of his free throw attempts. Improved on-ball defender with excellent instincts for shooting passing lanes and getting steals. A co-captain along with Jamison, has steadily grown as a leader.

Weaknesses : Health. Assorted injuries limited Butler to 58 games last season and he missed the 2007 playoffs with a hand injury. Wizards need close to a full season out of the two-time all-star to stay in contention.

2007-08 STATS

PPG:20.3APG:4.9
RPG:6.7FG%:46.6

[4] Antawn Jamison

Forward


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