Hanrahan: Wizards resolutions

Hanrahan: Wizards resolutions
January 2, 2011, 9:04 pm
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Sunday January 2, 2011 3:45 p.m.
By Frank Hanrahan
CSNwashington.com

I don't know what the Wizards' New Year's Resolutions are, or if they have any at all. But, if they do, here's what I'm hoping some of the players, coaches and the front office have jotted down for 2011.
Guard John Wall:

1) Work on my shot. When I am confident and in a groove, I have a pretty good touch but when teams are daring me to shoot it gets in my head and I miss shots. I got to make defenses pay. I am shooting just 40 percent from the field. I can get that up.

2) Got to limit my turnovers and continue to work with JaVale McGee on the pick and roll. If we can get that 2-man game down, we could be very hard to defend.

3) Watch more film of the past and current great point guards. Steve Nash, Chris Paul, John Stockton, Magic Johnson, Jason Kidd etc. These players truly made other around them better.

4) Be more of a leader. Sure, I'm only 20 years old but this is my team and I have to be the leader by example and vocally.

5) Win a game on the road! This is getting old.

Forward Andray Blatche:

1) Get in better shape by dedicating myself to eating better and doing more cardio work before and after practice. This extra weight is killing me.

2) Get in the weight room and work on my upper body strength. Finishing around the rim has been a problem throughout my career.

3) Stop settling for jump shots. Stick myself on the low block and work on my post moves. I'm becoming too predictable on offense.

4) Stop fighting with my teammates.

Center Javale McGee:

1) Highlight blocks and dunks are great but I have to be more consistent game to game.

2) Keep working on setting better screens especially on the pick and roll with John Wall.

3) Enter the Dunk Contest.

4) Stop fighting with my teammates.
Gaurd Nick Young:

1) Keep shooting.

2) Shoot better on the road. At home I am averaging 16.9 a game and shooting 47 percent from the field but away I am shooting just 42 percent and scoring just 13 a game.

3) Get stronger and toughen up. Since teams now recognize me as a legitimate offensive threat, they are being more physical with me when I am trying to get open.
Forward Rashard Lewis:

1) Show people I am not just a three point shooter. Slash more to the basket and continue to be a defensive stalwart.

2) Go get some winter clothes...I am not used to this cold weather.

Forward Josh Howard:

1) Get healthy. It was nice to be back for a few games but clearly my knee needs more rest.
Coach Flip Saunders:

1) Update my resume.
President Ernie Grunfeld:

1) Cherish my draft picks.

2) Find some guard help. With Kirk Hinrich banged up and Gilbert Arenas finally gone I need some backup guard depth.

3) Tell Flip to get my first round picks some more playing time. The season is going nowhere. Let us at least get a longer look at Trevor Booker and Kevin Saraphin.

Owner Ted Leonsis:

1) I got to find a way to dim the lights in the Verizon Center. It's too bright during the game.

2) Never invite someone as a guest to sit in my seats who roots for the opposing team.

3) I know I said rebuild and I love effort but I need some wins against teams like Sacramento, New Jersey and Cleveland.
4) Stop trying to figure out mathematically how far out of the playoffs we are. We aren't going anywhere for awhile.

5) Get lucky in the draft again. Have Oklahoma City in mind as a team who built through the draft and look where they are now.

6) Win a game on the road.