Catching up with former Wizards

Catching up with former Wizards
November 17, 2012, 3:00 pm
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By Michael Huberman
As the Wizards search for their first win of the 2012-2013 season(6:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet), some former teammates have found early-season success in their new homes. It's early, but let's take a look at how some ex-Wizards have fared so far with their new teams. 
Nick Young, 76ers
Swaggy P is nothing if not consistent. Though he's not scoring like he did in Washington, Young has provided a decent boost off the bench for the 76ers. Young is playing 24 minutes a game, and so far he's averaging 9.1 points a contest. Wizards fans however won't be surprised to see he's averaging a paltry one assist per game while shooting just 34 percent from the field, and 31 percent from beyond the arc. 
JaVale McGee, Nuggets 
After signing a four-year, $44 million contract in the offseason, some saw the eccentric former Wizard as a key to the Nuggets' title hopes. Though he's playing just 20 minutes a game, McGee is averaging 11 points per game and shooting at a high percentage (58 percent). He's also blocking shots (1.9 bpg) and rebounding (5.9 rpg) at respectable rates. Despite his productive numbers, McGee has yet to earn coach George Karl's trust in crunch time, as defensive lapses continue to be an issue. 
Andray Blatche, Nets 
Never known for his superior conditioning, Blatche has mostly been running out of gas off the court. On the court, Blatche has actually been productive for the Brooklyn Nets. Playing 17 minutes a night, Blatche has averaged 7.4 points per game to go along with 5.9 rebounds per game. Considering he signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, the Nets have to be pleasantly surprised with what Blatche has give them so far.