We get our first look at Dee Brown in a couple years. After his stint in Turkey, he was able to come back to the NBA and sign with the Wiz. I don't know if we'll see too much of him outside of some fist-bumping handshakes with Deron, CJ, and the rest of the team. He's not playing too much. As much as I hated seeing Dee go, we ended up with the two good backup PGs we have now. Had Dee re-signed, I'm guessing the Jazz would have gone with Hart over Price given that Hart was signed for more and his "veteran" presence. Hart sucked, but I don't think he cost the Jazz any games last year (that I can recall). I would rather have the Price/Knight combo that we have now instead of Hart/Brown. Dee has a lot of heart (no pun intended), but I think we have the better end of the deal. I'm glad to see Dee back in the NBA. I don't think it happens for a lot of players that follow his route. Dee's official website is still http://deebrown11.com despite now wearing #17 (deebrown17 is being squatted).
The Wiz are 0-5 right now. There's no reason the Jazz should lose to this team. Washington has been outplayed in almost ever facet of the game. Their closest loss was a 6 point defeat at the hands of the Knicks. Their offense and defensive rating are near the bottom,
So the Jazz should be able to run up the score on these guys. And right now, Utah has the third-best defensive rating.
The trick will be to not letting Washington hang around. We've lost a couple of heartbreakers there (thankfully Arenas isn't playing).
I would assume Deron will play but with fewer minutes. I hope the game is out of reach in the fourth so there's no reason/temptation to play him.
Boozer/Millsap/AK should own the inside again. And let's hope Brewer remembered to pack his fourth-quarter shot with him.