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  1. Destino

    Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    If we're being fair, the Redskins offense scored fewer points than Dallas. That defensive touchdown decided today's game. The Redskins offense has yet to score a second half touchdown or score more than 6 points in the second half of any game this year. Unsurprisingly, they've ben outscored in every second half this season, wins and losses. That happened again today.
  2. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Can't help but notice: "Without willing partners, it doesn't really accomplish much." "This team wants me to kind of run around" They're team played that way, and they set a lot of off ball screens for each other. Their shooters on the perimeter were also constantly readjusting along the perimeter. That's how Kevin Love got up so many shots while barely dribbling the ball at all. Next time the Wizards play I want watch for off ball screens the Wizards set. Feel free to take notice of how many players are moving at the same time in the half court offense. The only conclusion I've been able to come to is that the Wizards just don't play that way. Most of the off ball screen setting they do happens if Beal needs to get going. Once he does, they all go back to standing on spots. There is no way they all individually decided not to run around and set screens for eachother. One of the drawbacks of these mercenary one year contracts is that players put a high priority on their health and their next deal. The Wizards winning and losing is a secondary objective.
  3. I'm not. We beat Dallas. It feels great. Learn how to accept a victory guys. There aren't enough of these to quibble over which ones we should be happy about.
  4. Wow. I'm dead, but I died happy.
  5. What the hell is Alex doing? This QB man...
  6. I really hate prevent defense. It makes for better TV (by creating ending more exciting than they need to be), but that the last thing I want when my team is winning.
  7. This game has felt like a big play was going to win it this entire second half, and man that was a huge one by the defense. Defense has been outstanding tonight.
  8. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I don’t think they’d want three highly paid players that are too passive. Though normally I’d say Otto is damn near ideal as a third guy. He never needs the ball and he is an instant upgrade on both ends simply by sharing the floor with his team. He makes very few mistakes and a lot of plays that help. In an offense with some structure he’d be fantastic. I think he’d help a team like the Bucks too.
  9. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Standing in the corner is usually by design. Teams move players positioned on the wings all over the place, but any team that has a point guard driving at the rim will usually have players glued to the corners. It’s the highest percentage three point shot and an easy location to kick the ball out to should the driving player fail to get a good shot at the rim. Using and setting off ball screen is also typically by design and not just made up on the fly. At least it is early in the shot clock. Otherwise you’d have guys running through the lane while Wall is trying to drive. One of the major differences in the offense when Wall is out, is more cutting. I assumed that was because they are trying to space the floor and clear defenders out of the lane as much as possible for Wall. I wish someone had asked Brooks how Otto is supposed to crash down on defensive rebounds, and leak out in transition at the same time. He wants Otto playing faster, but Otto is also a player the team relies on to get rebounds. If he’s boxing out and running towards his own rim, then he’s going to be well behind any transition play. No one can do both. As for Otto and Butler, I’d make that trade immediately but i doubt the Wolves would. Butler fits on this hero ball team much better than Otto. His personality is also a better fit because Wall doesn’t seem to work well with timid players. Beal is the type of guy that tried to fight Draymond and Morris’ rep is well known. Those are the two guys Wall seems to favor on the court over everyone else. Butler fits right in with that friendly, caring, and soft spoken group of players.
  10. Destino

    ***2018-19 NBA Season Thread***

    CP3 will weasel out of this somehow and get a slap on the wrist. I hope I’m wrong, but that’s what I expect. What got into Ingram anyway? He was big mad, and there didn’t seem to be a real cause for it.
  11. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    How many more losses until the player only meeting?
  12. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Of course it is. It’s not like they got guys in suits that get paid to highlight things in practice and set strategy during the game. Things like deciding when the team should be crashing down on rebounds instead or leaking out. That’s what point guards are supposed to do right? It’s not back pain, but butt pain. I’m serious, he’s out because his butt hurts.
  13. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I haven't had a chance to watch their practices but I've thought, and posted, similar things to what you're saying here. Wall isn't a great leader and the locker room does not love him. We saw this play out last season and I'd rather not go down the list of things that I think contrasted Wall and Beal's leadership styles again. Here's the problem I have with this though, the leadership this team lacks isn't from a player. Sure Wall could be a better leader but that wouldn't change the fact that the GM has overseen a poisonous culture for more then a decade. It wouldn't change the fact that Scott Brooks isn't qualified for the job he currently holds. Wall being friendly isn't going to draw up better plays, install a better offense, or result in a polished "well coached" defense. It certainly wouldn't change the culture of mediocrity Grunfeld has established. This team does lack leadership, but the leadership it needs most isn't at the player level. Wall is the teams best player and the team is better with him on the floor. They'd be better still with a better coach and GM.
  14. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Not sure how anyone could have watched that game and thought Wall is the problem. Wall was awesome on both ends. It’s not his fault his coach isn’t doing his job.
  15. Do you imagine that, in general, obese children age 13-16 are consuming the bulk of their calories at their fiends houses or purchasing it with their own money? Exceptions are not rules. I’m going to also point out that childhood obesity became a problem before memes. This entire premise is absurd and little more than a smokescreen.