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2008–09 Washington Wizards season

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 season, but failed and fell 24 games short. The team finished 2008–09 with a dismal 19–63 record that equalled their worst 82-game performance from the 2000–01 season, and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2003–04 season.

2008–09 Washington Wizards season
Head coachEddie Jordan (Games 1-11) Ed Tapscott (interim) (Games 12-82)
ArenaVerizon Center
Results
Record19–63 (.232)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

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

Key datesEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

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

RosterEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

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 40 42 .488 26
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 logEdit

2008–09 game log
2015–16 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Did not qualify

Player statisticsEdit

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]

SeasonEdit

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

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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