Updated: December 19, 2009, 1:20 AM ET

Woodson On Hawks' Hot Start

Time To Blow Up Wizards, Warriors ?

By John Hollinger

For the league's three "W" teams, 2009-10 hasn't produced many W's. The Warriors, Wizards and Wolves are a combined 18-56, with all three falling short of what already were fairly modest expectations this season.

While the Wolves can be partly excused -- they pretty much expected to be this bad -- the same can't be said of Golden State and Washington. When the two clubs meet tonight on ESPN, it will be a showdown of two of the league's most disappointing teams. In fact, it would be more appropriate if the game were on TNT, as the biggest question for both teams is if and when to break out the dynamite and blow up their rosters.

In Golden State, it appears the decision may have already been made. The Warriors have made everybody on their roster available in trade discussions, even young pieces like Anthony Randolph and Stephen Curry. Of course, further trades wouldn't satisfy Bay Area fans -- with just one playoff appearance in the past 15 years, they're hoping the next rebuilding project starts with owner Chris Cohan's selling the team and continues with the exit of team president Robert Rowell and the front office, all the way down to coach Don Nelson.

Let's set aside, however, the horrific organizational dysfunction that seems likely to plague the team until it does a full-scale fumigation of the front office. Regardless of who is in charge, the Warriors must address the more immediate question of who the team is going to put on the floor.

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