2006–07 Washington Wizards season

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2006–07 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Eddie Jordan
Owner(s) Raul Fernandez, Abe Pollin
Arena Verizon Center
Results
Record 41–41 (.500)
Place Division: 2nd (Southeast)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Mid-Atlantic, MyNetworkTV Washington, News Channel 8
Radio ESPN 980
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

The 2006-07 Washington Wizards season was their 46th season in the National Basketball Association. The Wizards made the playoffs for the third straight season. The Wizards were then eliminated for the second straight time by the Cavaliers in just the first round.

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Washington's selections from the 2006 NBA Draft in New York, New York.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 18 Oleksiy Pecherov Power Forward  Ukraine
2 48 Vladimir Veremeenko Small Forward  Belarus/ Russia

Roster[edit]

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 0 United States Arenas, Gilbert (C) 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) 248 lb (112 kg) South Kent School (CT)
C 52 United States Booth, Calvin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pennsylvania State
SF 3 United States Butler, Caron (C) 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) 205 lb (93 kg) Bowling Green
SF 42 United States Hall, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) George Washington
SF 24 United States Hayes, Jarvis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 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
F 4 United States Jamison, Antawn (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) North Carolina
SG 8 United States Mason, Roger 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Virginia
PF 51 United States Ruffin, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Tulsa
PF 9 Lithuania Songaila, Darius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) Wake Forest
SG 2 United States Stevenson, DeShawn 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Washington Union HS (CA)
SG 21 United States Taylor, Donell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Alabama–Birmingham
C 36 United States Thomas, Etan Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Syracuse
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2007-12-31

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Miami Heat 44 38 .537 27–14 17–24 9–7 82
Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 3 26–15 15–26 8–8 82
Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 4 25–16 15–26 9–7 82
Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 11 20–21 13–28 9–7 82
Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 14 18–23 12–29 5–11 82

Game log[edit]

November[edit]

Record: 5–9; Home: 5–2; Road: 0–7

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 1 November 2006 Wizards 94–97 Cavaliers NA Caron Butler (23) -- 0–1
2 4 November 2006 Celtics 117–124 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (44) -- 1–1
3 6 November 2006 Wizards 103–106 Magic NA Antawn Jamison (29) -- 1–2
4 8 November 2006 Pacers 91–117 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (40) -- 2–2
5 10 November 2006 Bucks 111–116 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (29) -- 3–2
6 12 November 2006 Nets 105–93 Wizards 1 Gilbert Arenas (25) -- 3–3
7 15 November 2006 Wizards 82–102 Knicks NA Gilbert Arenas (22) -- 3–4
8 17 November 2006 Wizards 91–100 Pistons NA Caron Butler (24) -- 3–5
9 18 November 2006 Cavaliers 99–111 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (45) -- 4–5
10 21 November 2006 Wizards 80–107 Mavericks NA Gilbert Arenas (29) -- 4–6
11 22 November 2006 Wizards 82–86 Rockets NA Gilbert Arenas (26) -- 4–7
12 24 November 2006 Wizards 80–95 Grizzlies NA Caron Butler (22) -- 4–8
13 25 November 2006 Pistons 115–111 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (28) -- 4–9
14 28 November 2006 Hawks 95–96 Wizards NA Two-way tie (21) -- 5–9

December[edit]

Record: 12–4; Home: 6–1; Road: 6–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
15 1 December 2006 Bobcats 109–121 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (33) -- 6–9
16 2 December 2006 Wizards 94–112 Bulls NA Caron Butler (21) -- 6–10
17 4 December 2006 Mavericks 97–106 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (38) -- 7–10
18 6 December 2006 Wizards 113–102 Knicks NA Gilbert Arenas (38) -- 8–10
19 8 December 2006 Wizards 113–98 Sixers NA Gilbert Arenas (32) -- 9–10
20 9 December 2006 Rockets 114–109 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (41) -- 9–11
21 13 December 2006 Nuggets 91–120 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (34) -- 10–11
22 15 December 2006 Heat 95–106 Wizards NA Caron Butler (30) -- 11–11
23 17 December 2006 Wizards 147–141 Lakers 1 Gilbert Arenas (60) -- 12–11
24 18 December 2006 Wizards 108–117 Nuggets NA Caron Butler (26) -- 12–12
25 21 December 2006 Wizards 126–119 Kings NA Antawn Jamison (33) -- 13–12
26 22 December 2006 Wizards 144–139 Suns 1 Gilbert Arenas (54) -- 14–12
27 26 December 2006 Grizzlies 101–116 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (31) -- 15–12
28 27 December 2006 Wizards 114–107 Bobcats NA Gilbert Arenas (39) -- 16–12
29 29 December 2006 Magic 111–112 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (36) -- 17–12
30 30 December 2006 Wizards 102–119 Bucks NA Caron Butler (29) -- 17–13

January[edit]

Record: 10–5; Home: 7–1; Road: 3–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
31 3 January 2007 Bucks 105–108 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (32) -- 18–13
32 5 January 2007 Clippers 105–116 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (35) -- 19–13
33 7 January 2007 Wizards 111–116 Raptors NA Gilbert Arenas (33) -- 19–14
34 10 January 2007 Bulls 103–113 Wizards NA Caron Butler (26) -- 20–14
35 12 January 2007 Wizards 97–104 null NA Gilbert Arenas (23) -- 20–15
36 13 January 2007 Wizards 80–93 Spurs NA Gilbert Arenas (17) -- 20–16
37 15 January 2007 Jazz 111–114 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (51) -- 21–16
38 17 January 2007 Knicks 98–99 Wizards NA Caron Butler (27) -- 22–16
39 19 January 2007 Wizards 114–93 Magic NA Antawn Jamison (31) -- 23–16
40 20 January 2007 Celtics 110–115 Wizards 1 Two-way tie (23) -- 24–16
41 23 January 2007 Suns 127–105 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (31) -- 24–17
42 26 January 2007 Wizards 99–96 Pistons NA Antawn Jamison (35) -- 25–17
43 28 January 2007 Wizards 105–91 Celtics NA Antawn Jamison (34) -- 26–17
44 30 January 2007 Pistons 99–104 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (36) -- 27–17
45 31 January 2007 Wizards 109–119 Raptors NA Gilbert Arenas (27) -- 27–18

February[edit]

Record: 4–7; Home: 3–4; Road: 1–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
46 3 February 2007 Lakers 118–102 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (37) -- 27–19
47 5 February 2007 SuperSonics 108–118 Wizards NA Caron Butler (38) -- 28–19
48 7 February 2007 Spurs 110–83 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (29) -- 28–20
49 11 February 2007 Trail Blazers 94–73 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (12) -- 28–21
50 14 February 2007 Wizards 92–85 Sixers NA Gilbert Arenas (22) -- 29–21
51 20 February 2007 Timberwolves 100–112 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (38) -- 30–21
52 22 February 2007 Kings 106–109 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (43) -- 31–21
53 23 February 2007 Wizards 90–105 Bulls NA Gilbert Arenas (36) -- 31–22
54 25 February 2007 Wizards 94–98 Timberwolves NA DeShawn Stevenson (21) -- 31–23
55 27 February 2007 Wizards 101–113 Nets NA Gilbert Arenas (26) -- 31–24
56 28 February 2007 Heat 92–83 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (19) -- 31–25

March[edit]

Record: 7–8; Home: 5–2; Road: 2–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
57 2 March 2007 Hawks 92–93 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (22) -- 32–25
58 4 March 2007 Warriors 106–107 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (32) -- 33–25
59 6 March 2007 Raptors 109–129 Wizards NA Two-way tie (25) -- 34–25
60 7 March 2007 Wizards 97–100 Hawks NA Gilbert Arenas (28) -- 34–26
61 10 March 2007 Knicks 90–89 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (25) -- 34–27
62 11 March 2007 Wizards 104–106 Heat NA Gilbert Arenas (33) -- 34–28
63 14 March 2007 Wizards 112–96 Pacers NA Gilbert Arenas (35) -- 35–28
64 17 March 2007 null 103–125 Wizards NA Gilbert Arenas (30) -- 36–28
65 20 March 2007 Wizards 98–100 Trail Blazers NA Antawn Jamison (27) -- 36–29
66 21 March 2007 Wizards 108–106 SuperSonics NA Gilbert Arenas (42) -- 37–29
67 23 March 2007 Wizards 128–135 Warriors NA Gilbert Arenas (29) -- 37–30
68 24 March 2007 Wizards 105–111 Clippers NA Gilbert Arenas (30) -- 37–31
69 26 March 2007 Wizards 97–103 Jazz NA Gilbert Arenas (32) -- 37–32
70 28 March 2007 Sixers 108–111 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (28) -- 38–32
71 30 March 2007 Raptors 123–118 Wizards 1 Gilbert Arenas (34) -- 38–33

April[edit]

Record: 3–8; Home: 0–5; Road: 3–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
72 1 April 2007 Wizards 121–107 Bucks NA Two-way tie (19) -- 39–33
73 3 April 2007 Wizards 102–122 Bobcats NA Gilbert Arenas (33) -- 39–34
74 4 April 2007 Bobcats 108–100 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (25) -- 39–35
75 6 April 2007 Cavaliers 99–94 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (27) -- 39–36
76 7 April 2007 Wizards 114–120 Nets 1 Antawn Jamison (37) -- 39–37
77 10 April 2007 Nets 96–92 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (26) -- 39–38
78 11 April 2007 Wizards 82–85 Heat NA Brendan Haywood (14) -- 39–39
79 13 April 2007 Wizards 98–85 Hawks NA DeShawn Stevenson (25) -- 40–39
80 15 April 2007 Bulls 101–68 Wizards NA DeShawn Stevenson (13) -- 40–40
81 17 April 2007 Magic 95–89 Wizards NA Antawn Jamison (48) -- 40–41
82 18 April 2007 Wizards 98–95 Pacers NA Antawn Jamison (19) -- 41–41
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

{{subst:2006-07 Washington Wizards playoff game log}}

Player stats[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gilbert Arenas 74 73 39.8 .418 .351 .844 4.6 6.0 1.9 0.2 28.4
Andray Blatche 56 13 12.2 .437 .148 .612 3.4 0.7 0.3 0.6 3.7
Caron Butler 58 58 39.9 .466 .357 .901 6.7 4.9 2.21 .34 20.3
Antonio Daniels 71 63 30.4 .459 .230 .776 2.9 4.8 .97 .03 8.4
Brendan Haywood 80 80 27.9 .528 .000 .735 7.2 .9 .39 1.66 10.6
Antawn Jamison 79 79 38.7 .436 .339 .760 10.2 1.5 1.34 .43 21.4
Roger Mason 80 9 21.4 .443 .398 .873 1.6 1.7 .50 .23 9.1
Dominic McGuire 70 1 9.9 .379 .167 .438 2.0 .6 .29 .37 1.3
Oleksiy Pecherov 35 0 9.1 .352 .283 .645 1.9 .2 .17 .14 3.6
Darius Songaila 80 13 19.4 .458 .000 .918 3.4 1.7 .66 .20 6.2
DeShawn Stevenson 82 82 31.3 .386 .383 .797 2.9 3.1 .79 .18 11.2
Nick Young 75 2 15.4 .439 .400 .815 1.5 .8 .47 .09 7.5

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Gilbert Arenas 4 2 23.5 .389 .417 .833 1.8 2.8 .50 .00 10.8
Andray Blatche 6 0 14.8 .429 .000 .333 3.3 .2 .33 1.00 3.7
Caron Butler 6 6 41.0 .460 .238 .871 5.7 3.8 1.83 .17 18.7
Antonio Daniels 6 4 25.7 .452 .250 .882 2.3 3.0 .33 .33 7.3
Brendan Haywood 6 6 29.7 .591 .000 .800 6.7 .8 .67 1.50 12.0
Antawn Jamison 6 6 39.5 .406 .280 .571 12.0 1.0 1.33 1.33 16.8
Roger Mason 6 0 21.5 .404 .235 .750 .8 1.0 .50 .17 8.0
Dominic McGuire 3 0 5.0 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .3 .33 .33 .3
Oleksiy Pecherov 3 0 2.7 .000 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .33 .33 .7
Darius Songaila 5 0 15.4 .421 .000 .867 2.6 .8 .20 .00 5.8
DeShawn Stevenson 6 6 32.7 .367 .389 .889 2.2 3.0 1.00 .00 12.3
Nick Young 4 0 4.3 .111 .000 .750 .5 .3 .50 .00 1.3

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Wizards have been involved in the following transactions during the 2006-07 season. Transactions listed are from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.

July 19, 2006- Signed Darius Songaila as a free agent.

August 5, 2006- Signed DeShawn Stevenson as a free agent.

September 13, 2006- Signed Roger Mason as a free agent. Signed Kevinn Pinkney as a free agent.

September 14, 2006- Signed James Lang as a free agent.

October 10, 2006- Waived Kevinn Pinkney.

February 28, 2007- Signed Mike Hall to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season. Waived James Lang.

June 28, 2007- Drafted Nick Young in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft. Drafted Dominic McGuire in the 2nd round (47th pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft.

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]