2008–09 Washington Wizards season

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2008–09 Washington Wizards season
Head coach

Eddie Jordan (Games 1-11)

Ed Tapscott (interim) (Games 12-82)
Arena Verizon Center
Results
Record 19–63 (.232)
Place Division: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Mid-Atlantic, The CW Washington, News Channel 8
Radio ESPN 980
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Washington Wizards season was the 48th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Wizards began the season hoping to improve on their 43-39 record from the previous year. They failed and fell short 24 games, and finished with a dismal 19-63 record, and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Key dates

Transactions

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 JaVale McGee C  United States Nevada
2 47 Bill Walker (traded to Boston) SF  United States Kansas State

Roster

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 0 United States Arenas, Gilbert (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Arizona
F/C 7 United States Blatche, Andray 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) South Kent Prep (HS)
SG 3 United States Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 217 lb (98 kg) University of Connecticut
G 8 United States Crittenton, Javaris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Georgia Tech
G 12 United States Dixon, Juan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 164 lb (74 kg) Maryland
C 33 United States Haywood, Brendan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 268 lb (122 kg) North Carolina
PG 13 United States James, Mike 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Duquesne
PF 4 United States Jamison, Antawn (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 223 lb (101 kg) North Carolina
C 34 United States McGee, JaVale 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 237 lb (108 kg) University of Nevada, Reno
SF 5 United States McGuire, Dominic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fresno State
C 14 Ukraine Pecherov, Oleksiy 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Ukrainian
C 9 Lithuania Songaila, Darius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest University
SG 2 United States Stevenson, DeShawn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Washington Union High School
C 36 United States Thomas, Etan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Syracuse University
SG 1 United States Young, Nick 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) University of Southern California
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season

Standings

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 32–9 27–14 14–2 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 12 31–10 16–25 11–5 82
x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 16 28–13 15–26 9–7 82
Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 24 23–18 12–29 5–11 82
Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 40 13–28 6–35 1–15 82
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805
2 y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 4
3 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 19
5 x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25
8 x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 31
11 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32
13 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 33
14 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 34
15 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 47

Game log

2008–09 game log
2015–16 season schedule

Playoffs

Did not qualify

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game Source: [1]

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Antawn Jamison 81 81 38:12 46.8 35.1 75.4 8.9 1.9 1.2 0.3 22.2
Caron Butler 67 67 38:36 45.3 31.0 85.8 6.2 4.3 1.6 0.3 20.8
Gilbert Arenas 2 2 31:18 26.1 28.6 75.0 4.5 10.0 0.0 0.5 13.0
Nick Young (basketball) 82 5 22:23 44.4 34.1 85.0 1.8 1.2 0.5 0.2 10.9
Andray Blatche 71 36 24:00 47.1 23.8 70.4 5.3 1.7 0.7 1.0 10.0
Brendan Haywood 6 5 29:11 48.0 0.0 47.6 7.3 1.3 0.7 2.5 9.7
Mike James 53 50 29:41 38.7 36.7 83.8 2.4 3.6 0.8 0.1 9.6
Darius Songaila 77 29 19:48 53.2 0.0 88.9 2.9 1.2 0.8 0.3 7.4
DeShawn Stevenson 32 25 27:41 31.2 27.1 53.3 2.4 3.1 0.7 0.1 6.6
JaVale McGee 75 14 15:11 49.4 0.0 66.5 3.9 0.3 0.4 0.8 6.5
Javaris Crittenton 56 10 20:11 45.9 14.3 59.3 2.9 2.6 0.7 0.1 5.3
Juan Dixon 50 6 16:18 39.5 33.3 87.2 1.3 2.4 0.7 0.1 5.2
Antonio Daniels 13 5 22:11 40.0 45.5 75.8 1.7 3.6 0.5 0.0 5.1
Dominic McGuire 79 57 26:11 43.2 50.0 72.5 5.4 2.5 0.8 0.9 4.5
Oleksiy Pecherov 32 0 08:41 38.6 32.6 82.8 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 3.6
Etan Thomas 26 7 11:48 48.5 0.0 69.6 2.5 0.2 0.1 0.7 3.1
Dee Brown (basketball, born 1984) 17 11 13:41 38.6 30.0 33.3 1.7 1.9 0.6 0.0 2.4

Transactions

Trades

June 26, 2008
To Washington Wizards
Cash considerations
To Boston Celtics
The 47th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft (Bill Walker)
December 10, 2008
To Washington Wizards
Mike James & Javaris Crittenton
To New Orleans Hornets
Antonio Daniels
To Memphis Grizzlies
Conditional 1st round pick

References

  1. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference. 
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