Re: Why isn't Nick Young starting?
He's a beast, no doubt, but he's a little too one-dimensional to really be a starter. Personally, I think he could be a sixth man of the year candidate down the line, but the Wizards will be better as a team if Crittenton starts (both alongside Arenas and now, although I'd rather have Nick Young in the starting line up this year than McGuire).
But yeah, the dude's ultra-talented, and can be straight up unstoppable sometimes. His whole game is based on using his quickness and crossover to get separation for fadeaways and turnarounds, and he's good enough at them that he's basically incapable of taking a bad shot (if you consider a bad shot any that he doesn't make with regularity). He's also capable of being a decent playmaker when he drives and hands off or dishes. The main drawback to playing him, though, is that despite being a pretty good athelete and fairly long, he's almost incapable of rebounding or playing consistent d. Also, the way the Wizards are set up this year, Jamison and Butler basically have the green light every time down the floor, so it's almost a waste to have a scorer like The Bean Burrito in there with them.