Box Seats: Kevin Broom

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 07/01/2011

NBA owners’ tale of woe doesn’t add up

The longer the NBA owners maintain the ruse that they’re suffering because of player compensation, the longer it will take to address the real issues, and the longer the lockout will endure.

By Kevin Broom  |  02:54 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Is there still room on the Caps bandwagon?

To call myself a casual hockey fan would have been an insult to casual hockey fans. But Game 4 hooked me.

By Kevin Broom  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Is Blatche’s offensive improvement a mirage?

A detailed look at Andray Blatche’s shooting numbers offers positive indicators that the slow-developing power forward could be turning a corner offensively.

By Kevin Broom  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 04/01/2011

LeBron doesn’t get any calls

Poor LeBron. He can’t help it that he’s the biggest, strongest and fastest. Maybe if he didn’t have so many physical gifts he’d be able to get a fair shake from the refs.

By Kevin Broom  |  04:05 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Who can say they got a triple-double?

Unlike some, I have no problem with McGee going for the stat in a blowout loss.

By Kevin Broom  |  05:11 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Minute by Minute -- A Look At Javale McGee

In cyberspace the past couple days, a season-long conversation about Javale McGee has flared up.

By Kevin Broom  |  03:44 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/02/2011

The rationale of fan irrationality

Used to be, I wondered why fans reacted so powerfully to Wizards wins and losses. After a loss, fans kvetch and rage — demanding coaching and front office changes, player trades, and lineup and strategy adjustments. After a win, those...

By Kevin Broom  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Wizards should trade Andray Blatche

Reports that the Wizards are gauging the trade value for power forward Andray Blatche are both welcome and encouraging. While Blatche posted some superficially gaudy numbers after last season’s purge, and the Wizards were able to sign him to a...

By Kevin Broom  |  07:56 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 12/20/2010

In defense of Flip Saunders

One of the least surprising results of a bad season is an outcry from fans to fire the coach. Calls for Flip Saunders’ job have become almost a meme on message boards, fan sites and in my e-mail inbox. Complaints...

By Kevin Broom  |  08:56 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Wizards first quarter grades, part 2

Part one was a broad brush look at the team's performance. Now it's time for the parent-teacher conferences. Player grades in the order they came to mind: Andray Blatche: F+ I can hear Mrs. Blatche already. "An F?! He's averaging 17...

By Kevin Broom  |  04:28 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Wizards first quarter grades, part 1

With the first quarter of the Wizards schedule complete, it’s time for a two-part posting with some grades. No grading curve in this class — marks are assigned by simple criteria: how does the team measure up to the competition?...

By Kevin Broom  |  10:27 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/03/2010

An early look at the Wizards defense

A quick look at a basketball box score reveals a glaring deficiency — the info it contains about individual defense sucks. This means that half the game has long been relegated to guesswork, opinion and reputation. The solution is straightforward:...

By Kevin Broom  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/27/2010

What will the Wizards do this season?

By Kevin Broom Take a Google tour through “expert” predictions for the Wizards’ season and you’ll find a mixed bag running from “the Wizards are going to suck even worse than last year” to “they’ll suck, but not as much...

By Box Seats blogger  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Outplayed by the statistical cousin of Uwe Blab?

By Kevin Broom Bad news disguised as a coach’s praise has emerged from the Wizards training camp. “Hilton Armstrong’s had a really solid camp,” Flip Saunders told BulletsForever. “He’s actually played better than Javale McGee has through camp right now.”...

By Box Seats blogger  |  05:42 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)