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  1. RonArtest15

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Tony Wroten is the guy I'm gonna keep an eye on. He might be in serious contention for a guard spot going into the season.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    There's A LOT to like about Rui... These clips are only 4-5 years into his basketball CAREER. I'm liking this pick more and more and really think he could turn out to be something special for the Wizards.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Reddish screams project to me. I don't think Brooks is the guy to nurture him along the way over the next 2 seasons (remember ron baker getting minutes over troy brown?) At least with Rui, he's got 3 years NCAA experience playing under one of the better coaches in the country AND he's not going to be nearly as green as Reddish if given big minutes right away. Forgot were I read it, but I saw that the game that put Rui on the map was when he dropped 25 on Jayson Tatum in some exhibition. This was 2 years after he started playing the sport.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    He was like historically bad...obviously that doesn't mean he can't turn into a good pro, but he had more red flags than Rui LOL. Wizards are in no position to draft reaches. They need guys who can come in and contribute from day 1. IF this thing ever gets turned around 2-3 seasons from now, those guys we just drafted need to still be on the roster getting heavy minutes.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Dude talking about the party zone (in that thread of clips) at VC eventually being filled to watch Reddish next to Beal. Does he not understand the impact GLOBALLY that Hachimura will have? The wave of Japanese fans will be far greater (now) for Rui than it would be for Reddish.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    See if he'd take a 3/45. I'd love to have him back. I know he's not without his warts, but he's the only other guy on the roster, aside from Beal, who can actually create their own shot/offense. Crazy to see how much bounce he had after all the injuries and probably weighing about 270. This would 100% be a low risk/high reward signing if it can work out. I think dude just turned 24. If he can stay healthy and committed to his conditioning, there could be some serious upside. Not to mention, he's never had quality coaching in his career. I don't think much of Scott Brooks, TBH, but it's something to think about when considering his ups/downs in his other stops.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    C's need to throw in a draft pick.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Wizards had an atrocious draft? How do you figure when there would be question marks surrounding ANYONE selected by the Wizards not named Zion, Morant, or Barrett? For the pick at 9, there was little difference between anyone picked there or later in the lottery. At least with Rui, you're getting a guy you can plug and play (Schofield is most likely a rotational guy from day 1.) Can't say the same for many other guys selected after him. You talk boom/bust like Cam Reddish isn't the EXACT definition of that. Dude has probably the highest bust potential of ANYONE selected in the lottery. Wizards need able bodies, period. They got exactly that with their two picks last night. You're not getting that with Reddish, Little, Bol, or anyone else that was projected at some point to go 9 outside of potentially Coby White. Look, man...I get it. You're disappointed at the front office and decades-long incompetence. But it's not the worst thing in the world to give the team credit for how the draft and FA process played out last night.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I don't think they plan for Schofield to play any minutes in the G-League. He's got a fairly high pedigree and has improved each year. He's already 22 and not as raw as Troy Brown was at this time.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    And arguably 2/4 guys you listed have more questions about them than the guys we drafted. I think the Wizards had a SOLID draft. Probably in the B- range. Got an immediate starter in Rui and am IMMEDIATE rotational piece in Schofield. I'm as down on this FO as anyone else, but all things considered, they did well last night.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    It's crazy, really...that article that Candace wrote a few weeks back detailing EG's firing had "new" information that has been circulating on message boards, etc. for YEARS. They really think that this fanbase is stupid at times. No one asks hard questions and demands answers for the rationale for how things are run. Personally, I don't care all that much. I'm happy that Wall got his bag because he's been nothing but a good soldier in his time in DC...but I want Beal traded because he deserves better. Can't speak on the Nats, as I'm not a fan... But at least w/ Dan Snyder, he's TRIED to win...failing miserably in the process, but he's shown a willingness to spend money. Caps....lucky to have a transcendent talent on the team for over a decade in a league where over half of the squads make the playoffs. I'm happy with the one cup win, but there should have been more.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Do you think there's even a 1% chance at Masai? There HAD to have been something there for Woj, Standig, etc. to report on it. I do wonder if the Wizards are waiting for the Kawhi/FA dust to settle before actually presenting Masai with an offer... IF it was to happen, I think it would be Masai being pres of the org and Shep being the GM.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    It would never happen from our local media, but I would LOVE to see Ted questioned about the consulting firm's role in this whole process if Shep is the last man standing. Aside from bloggers, we have the absolute worst local media who follow this team. They bring next to nothing to the table. Has to be the easiest gig at the WaPo to work the Wizards beat.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Beal is as good as gone, IMO. No way he signs that extension to essentially stay here in DC for 5 years with so much uncertainty surrounding the organization. There are issues from the front office all the way down to roster construction. At this point, I don't even care. I want what's best for Beal and NOT to have him waste his prime in DC like what happened with Wall. He needs to be elsewhere with a chance to compete. If he's traded to New Orleans, then he'll be the unquestioned leader on potentially one of the most exciting young squads in the league. There would be no pressure on him to stay past his current contract, and he will for sure get a max deal when he hits free agency from a team of HIS choice. All in all, Pelicans, etc. provide a much better environment than what's here in DC. Wizards just need to accept that the whole thing needs to be torn down, and it starts with Beal.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Paul is younger.