Bogut, Wallace, and Detroit's 'Bad Boys'
To set the record straight with the authors of the DetroitBadBoys blog, in a recent post I did not compare Bogut in anyway to the present day Rasheed Wallace. They are not comparable, obviously. I don't think the post even implied that they were, to be fair.
I merely was pointing out that Wallace, in his rookie season, was the same age and had many of the exact same experiences and challenges that Bogut has faced in his rookie season and that he, too, struggled to find his way. That is a fact. I was living in the Washington, DC area during Wallace's rookie season and believe me, he was so awful many wondered if he would ever pan out. The proof of his difficulties: even though he was the 4th pick in the draft, the Bullets foolishly gave up on him and traded him after only one season to the Portland TrailBlazers. Of course, Wallace blossomed after that.
We are hoping Bogut will follow suit.