Randy Wittman is joined at the hip with Kevin Durant -- let the unnecessary overreactions begin with "KD2DC" -- when it comes to DeAndre Jordan, who will be here Monday when the Wizards play the L.A. Clippers at Verizon Center. If you're tired for being hacked to death and being sent to line, make your (expletive) free throws.
Except Wittman, didn't spout an expletive like Durant. Not that such words aren't in the coach's vocabulary. It's just that he couldn't have communicated his thoughts any better himself.
"I haven’t ever really done it very much and usually when I do they make them," Wittman joked.
"It’s part of the game. I know it’s a debate and everybody on TV says they should get rid of it but you know what? Now you’re rewarding people for having faults. What, if you can’t three-point shot are we not allowed to guard you anymore? ... So we can’t get close to you and maybe give you an opportunity? You can bleed this down into everything."
Jordan has made 12 trips (four times) to the foul line, 13, 25, 34 and 20. He's averaging 11 points per game. He's shooting 39.4%.
In a 113-99 loss to the Clippers last year, the Wizards' last meeting with them, they didn't send Jordan to the line even once. In a win a year ago in D.C., Jordan only attempted three foul shots.