"Team owners and officials can’t comment on free agency or free agents.A young player with size? Skill? Upside? I almost made a mad dash for the exits to hop over to the Caps web site to see for whom the club traded. Good thing I didn't, for here is the rest of the entry...
This is a good article. I thought it was pretty spot on.
We have articulated our plan. We are in control of our own destiny as a franchise. We have a lot of work to do to rebuild a foundation around young players — to heal, and to create a new winning culture. We have to do the work. We have to create our own upside. There is no easy magic wand to wave to make us a great team. I will have to be honest and authentic to our fan base on these matters.
But we will be in control of our destiny, and it won’t be a random plan. It won’t be filled with empty promises, and with “the best laid plans” built around unknown and third parties.
We just executed a trade that fits into our plan. We received a young player — a player with size, skill, and upside."
"A player who can shoot, and run the floor for a big man. A player with unique potential. A player who is working hard this off season to improve. Another small piece has been added to rebuild our team to be a better and more competitive team for next season. A good day’s work. Real. Authentic. Honest."Had I not known that "run the floor for a big man" was a basketball reference, I might have spent the rest of the day searching for who it was the Caps traded for, and for whom.
Uh, Boss? Might want to let your readers know up front it's basketball you're talking about. You're going to give us Caps fans heart attacks doing that.