Phil Chenier is a former NBA player who is now a part of the Wizards broadcast team on Comcast Sportsnet.
Phil joined Ed and Steve to talk about the Wizards opening their season in Orlando tonight.READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
Steve asked Phil about the Wizards’ off season moves and what they will mean for how the team plays this year. Phil acknowledged that the Wizards will likely play with much smaller lineups and a more up tempo offense, “I would say that we got a little smaller, so for this team to be successful they are going to need to hit more shots from the perimeter. the key will be if John and Brad continue to progress to be one of the best back courts in the NBA.”READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
Ed asked Phil about his thoughts on how the Eastern Conference playoff seeding will shape up this season and where the Wizards could fall in it. Phil noted that the LeBron lead Cavaliers are the class of the conference, “I think Cleveland has to be the team to beat in the East. Chicago looked very impressive last night in their win. I think Miami is going to be very good. I think the Wizards are right there along with Atlanta and Toronto. If things go well they could be as high as a 2 seed. If things don’t go well they could be a 7 or 8 seed.”MORE NEWS: Maryland Foundation Earns Guinness World Record In Order To Bring Awareness About Suicide Prevention
Phil went on to discuss the Wizards pursuit of Kevin Durant in free agency next summer, if there is any reason to believe the New York Knicks will improve this season, and his thought on the Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton gun incident.