Scott Brooks: Wizards need to 'stop talking'

Brian Tinsman
September 27, 2018 - 10:19 pm

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The Washington Wizards have been the sexy pick to finally live up to expectations for several years now. This year, the stars are aligned on the roster and LeBron James finally headed West.

So what's missing? According to head coach Scott Brooks, it might be the sound bite.

“Just focus on us and playing. Stop talking,” he said during Media Day. "There’s enough talk. Players and teams that talk are the ones that usually don’t have success."

The Wizards have some talkers on the roster and not a good track record of success.

John Wall and Bradley Beal have had their differences in recent seasons, both jockeying to be the vocal leader for the team and playmaker in the clutch. Throw in Dwight Howard, whose locker room presence has some question marks, and you have a recipe for media attention.

Brooks looks to set the tone now, giving his players some breathing room from the media. Ultimately, on-the-court results are the only thing that matters.

"The players that just let their play speak for themselves are the teams that are successful, so we just want to just focus," he explained. "We want to focus on being a good basketball team. A team that plays hard and plays for one another.

"A team that our fans can respect and come out every night to enjoy watching us play."


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