2005–06 Washington Wizards season

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2005–06 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Eddie Jordan
Owner(s) Raul Fernandez, Abe Pollin
Arena MCI Center
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 2nd
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 2-4)
Local media
Television CSN Mid-Atlantic, UPN Washington
Radio ESPN 980
< 2004–05 2006–07 >

The 2005-06 Washington Wizards season was the team's 45th in the NBA. They began the season hoping to improve upon their 45-37 output from the previous season. They came up three games short of matching it, finishing 42-40, but qualified for the playoffs for the second straight season.[1]

Draft Picks[edit]

Main article: 2005 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 49 Andray Blatche PF  United States South Kent (HS)

Roster[edit]

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 0 United States Arenas, Gilbert 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Arizona
PF 32 United States Blatche, Andray 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) South Kent School (HS)
C 52 United States Booth, Calvin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Penn State
SG 3 United States Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
PG 6 United States Daniels, Antonio 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bowling Green
SG 24 United States Hayes, Jarvis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgia
C 33 United States Haywood, Brendan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 263 lb (119 kg) North Carolina
PF 4 United States Jamison, Antawn 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina
SF 1 United States Jeffries, Jared 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Indiana
C 51 United States Ruffin, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
SF 35 United States Storey, Awvee 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Arizona State
PG 21 United States Taylor, Donell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama–Birmingham
SG 12 United States Thomas, Billy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Kansas
C 36 United States Thomas, Etan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Syracuse
Head coach




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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 - 31–10 21–20 13–3
x-Washington Wizards 42 40 .512 10 27–14 15–26 8–8
Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 16 26–15 10–31 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 26 56 .317 26 17–24 9–32 5–11
Atlanta Hawks 26 56 .317 26 18–23 8–33 5–11


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) Washington Wizards

April 22
3:00 pm
Washington Wizards 86, Cleveland Cavaliers 97
Scoring by quarter: 20–31, 16–19, 21–24, 29–23
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 26
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 7
Asts: Antonio Daniels 6
Pts: LeBron James 32
Rebs: LeBron James 11
Asts: LeBron James 11
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Steve Javie, Derrick Stafford, Marc Davis
April 25
7:00 pm
Washington Wizards 89, Cleveland Cavaliers 84
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 16–15, 24–25, 18–31
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 30
Rebs: Caron Butler 9
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 6
Pts: LeBron James 26
Rebs: Drew Gooden 16
Asts: Eric Snow 4
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: David Jones, Eddie F. Rush, Bill Spooner
April 28
8:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 97, Washington Wizards 96
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 31–32, 21–13, 26–15
Pts: LeBron James 41
Rebs: Gooden, Ilgauskas 8 each
Asts: James, Snow 3 each
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 34
Rebs: Caron Butler 11
Asts: Daniels, Jamison 3 each
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Ron Garretson, Monty McCutchen, Greg Willard
April 30
8:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 96, Washington Wizards 106
Scoring by quarter: 27–26, 30–20, 15–26, 34–24
Pts: LeBron James 38
Rebs: Donyell Marshall 11
Asts: LeBron James 5
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 34
Rebs: Jared Jeffries 11
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 6
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Mike Callahan, James Capers
May 3
8:30 pm
Washington Wizards 120, Cleveland Cavaliers 121 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 27–25, 24–27, 30–33, 26–22, OT: 13–14
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 44
Rebs: Caron Butler 11
Asts: Antonio Daniels 7
Pts: LeBron James 45
Rebs: Drew Gooden 11
Asts: LeBron James 6
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Joe Forte, Bernie Fryer, Mark Wunderlich
May 5
8:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 114, Washington Wizards 113 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 17–24, 31–25, 27–27, 32–31, OT: 7–6
Pts: LeBron James 32
Rebs: Anderson Varejão 10
Asts: Larry Hughes 12
Pts: Gilbert Arenas 36
Rebs: Caron Butler 20
Asts: Gilbert Arenas 11
Cleveland wins the series, 4–2
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Attendance: 20,173
Referees: Tony Brothers, Dan Crawford, Ken Mauer

Last Playoffs meeting: 1977 Eastern Conference First Round (Washington won 3–1)

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 1 Gilbert Arenas 24 80 80 3384 746 1668 .447 199 540 .369 655 799 .820 59 221 280 484 161 25 297 286 2346

2 Antawn Jamison 29 82 80 3288 660 1494 .442 147 373 .394 217 297 .731 167 598 765 158 90 12 137 189 1684

3 Caron Butler 25 75 54 2708 494 1086 .455 41 120 .342 289 332 .870 114 352 466 186 127 18 175 238 1318

4 Antonio Daniels 30 80 17 2283 230 550 .418 23 101 .228 284 336 .845 19 153 172 284 52 8 89 96 767

5 Brendan Haywood 26 79 70 1879 222 432 .514 0 0 131 224 .585 200 267 467 46 30 104 97 232 575

6 Jared Jeffries 24 77 77 1951 187 415 .451 16 50 .320 99 168 .589 164 215 379 148 58 50 99 223 489

7 Etan Thomas 27 71 9 1121 131 246 .533 0 0 75 125 .600 99 180 279 14 20 68 51 148 337

8 Jarvis Hayes 24 21 13 516 77 183 .421 17 47 .362 25 30 .833 19 57 76 27 16 1 22 38 196

9 Chucky Atkins 31 28 2 552 66 174 .379 33 92 .359 22 31 .710 12 33 45 69 14 0 30 58 187

10 Donell Taylor 23 51 1 465 53 136 .390 4 17 .235 30 43 .698 16 37 53 45 30 4 34 47 140

11 Michael Ruffin 29 76 4 1010 34 77 .442 0 2 .000 37 74 .500 122 149 271 27 33 31 38 179 105

12 Andray Blatche 19 29 0 175 26 67 .388 3 13 .231 10 12 .833 12 26 38 10 5 7 12 36 65

13 Calvin Booth 29 33 2 250 20 47 .426 1 2 .500 5 9 .556 19 33 52 12 9 9 8 44 46

14 Awvee Storey 28 25 1 116 16 41 .390 3 7 .429 8 14 .571 8 14 22 4 3 1 5 22 43

15 Billy Thomas 30 17 0 131 13 40 .325 10 30 .333 2 2 1.000 5 9 14 9 10 1 6 19 38

Playoffs[edit]

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS 1 Gilbert Arenas 24 6 6 284 65 140 .464 20 46 .435 54 70 .771 7 26 33 32 13 4 20 21 204

2 Antawn Jamison 29 6 6 253 42 99 .424 10 32 .313 21 27 .778 9 34 43 18 6 2 11 23 115

3 Caron Butler 25 6 6 262 42 101 .416 3 14 .214 24 29 .828 16 47 63 16 12 4 14 31 111

4 Antonio Daniels 30 6 0 216 28 52 .538 3 11 .273 20 22 .909 2 15 17 20 3 1 10 4 79

5 Jared Jeffries 24 6 6 215 17 43 .395 1 7 .143 13 17 .765 20 17 37 9 1 7 11 19 48

6 Brendan Haywood 26 6 6 155 15 22 .682 0 0 13 25 .520 7 12 19 5 2 11 7 22 43

7 Etan Thomas 27 3 0 18 2 5 .400 0 0 2 4 .500 2 4 6 0 2 2 0 3 6

8 Billy Thomas 30 3 0 14 0 7 .000 0 4 .000 2 4 .500 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 2

9 Michael Ruffin 29 6 0 70 1 2 .500 0 0 0 2 .000 6 10 16 4 1 2 2 10 2

10 Donell Taylor 23 1 0 3 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Transactions listed are from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

August 2, 2005- Traded Kwame Brown and Laron Profit to the Los Angeles Lakers for Chucky Atkins and Caron Butler. Signed Antonio Daniels as a free agent.

September 7, 2005- Signed Calvin Booth as a free agent.

October 3, 2005- Signed Awvee Storey as a free agent. Signed Billy Thomas as a free agent.

November 10, 2005- Signed Donell Taylor as a free agent.

January 17, 2006- Waived Chucky Atkins.

February 24, 2006- Signed Billy Thomas to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 28, 2006- Drafted Oleksiy Pecherov in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft. Drafted Vladimir Veremeenko in the 2nd round (48th pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

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