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The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

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It's a shame they let game 4 get away from them. They can still pull this thing off but it was a great season to build on if they don't. It was fun to watch the wizards in the postseason. Here's to hoping they can get it to game 7.

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Just heard on the radio that Nene's playing hurt.

 

Reinjured his knee a few games ago.

 

I thought so because if you watch him, he's getting no lift at all.

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Just heard on the radio that Nene's playing hurt.

 

Reinjured his knee a few games ago.

 

I thought so because if you watch him, he's getting no lift at all.

 

He hasn't been right since that nasty looking "sprained ankle" in game two.

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Game 6 will be harder than game 7

That's what I'm saying. If we win game 6, we're winning game 7.

 

The Pacers have to do all they can to finish us off tomorrow night. They better act like it's game 7. 

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Just heard on the radio that Nene's playing hurt.

Reinjured his knee a few games ago.

I thought so because if you watch him, he's getting no lift at all.

13 million dollars worth of man shaped glass.

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That hyper extension Nene had in game 3 (? I think) didn't look too good. Doesn't surprise me that he's not feeling too good. 

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I can't remember the last time I seen somebody from the Wizards dominate on both ends of the court. The man was on a mission. It was the perfect bounce back game from game 4

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People tripping saying we need to let Gortat and Ariza go, if we want to quickly jump back down to being a terrible team then yes we should not resign them.

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People tripping saying we need to let Gortat and Ariza go, if we want to quickly jump back down to being a terrible team then yes we should not resign them.

 

Gortat is a must re-sign, I'm just hoping some other team doesn't offer him a ridiculous deal that forces us to go above and beyond to keep him. Love what Ariza brings, but you can't have that many resources tied into the SF position, gotta see what we have in Otto. Continued improvement from Wall & Beal should help offset whatever we lose in a transition from Ariza to Otto. I think we're still a playoff team without Ariza, not sure I feel the same if we lose Gortat without a capable replacement.

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Would anyone tag a 1st onto Martell just to get rid of his contract in a trade?

Two things:

1- We've already traded our 1st.

2- his contract isn't large enough to merit sacrificing a 1st to be rid of it. Nene's is though. The 13 million dollar injury is absolutely worth bundling just to be rid of it, sadly that pick is already traded.

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Two things:

1- We've already traded our 1st.

2- his contract isn't large enough to merit sacrificing a 1st to be rid of it. Nene's is though. The 13 million dollar injury is absolutely worth bundling just to be rid of it, sadly that pick is already traded.

2015 1st is what I'm talking about but if the opportunity is there, I'd do it. Unlikely, but I'd be in favor of it. 

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2015 1st is what I'm talking about but if the opportunity is there, I'd do it. Unlikely, but I'd be in favor of it. 

 

To get rid of Webster mid level deal?  I think you could just trade him outright, he's a good shooter and his deal is fairly standard when compared to other spot up shooters in the league.  

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Maybe Webster is the odd man out...might see the team try to re-sign Ariza and have Porter be the back up.  I don't want that to happen, but I could see it happening.  Ariza HAS to walk.  Gortat is a priority. 

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Gortat has to be brought back. That's a no-brainer. Nene should be the one being shipped, but I don't know how we can manage that. Time has to be invested into porter next year. Ariza isn't coming off the bench, and porter can't play the 2. Ariza is gone. While I would take ariza over Webster right now, it's in out own best interest to develop porter over ariza.

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Wonder if the team will get pissed off if we let Ariza walk. Seems like the team is close to him. Seems like he's the kind of guy you like having as a teammate.

I think Gortat is an easy decision. Keep him. But Ariza is tough.

I don't want to lose him for nothing or for the team to lose their friend.

But I also don't want to have to deal Webster.

And I don't want Porter to be wasted.

I don't know what we should do.

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Porter could make our decision easier if he gains weight and becomes a combo forward/small ball stretch 4. Then you could keep both Ariza and Webster too.

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Even if we lose the series, we may look back 10 years from now and say that was the moment Wall arrived in the NBA as a star.

 

I didn't note the time, at the time, but in the second half the Pacers scored on a few posessions and one of the replys was Wall taking the ball up and scoring the 3 (from watching the highlight vid posted below the post I'm replying to might have been with 7:19 left of the 3rd).  Didn't look anywhere else and imo it was the 'not so fast' moment of the game.  You score 2 more, building momentum.  Wall knocks down a 3 and that momentum.

 

But last night we flipped the script. Indy looked like the worn out team and we were the team playing with fire and energy and focus.

I thought we were done after that brutal game four.....

 

This was huge imo.  The mental growth of Wall was displayed for all to see and I'm still hyped over it and what it means going forward beyond this season.  Wasn't expecting it after game 4 and the long season in general :)

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Honestly for some reason Gooden gets under West's skin so the more time for him the better.

 

As West said clearly to Gooden one night "You're a flopper, man"

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Porter doesnt necessarily need to gain that much weight. There are many long (somewhat*) thin players in this league that have been quite effective. Garnett, Livingston, Prince, Durant, etc. He will never gain the weight to be able to play as a 4, ever. Nor should we ever want him to gain that much weight. He's great at rebounding, pretty decent at defense, has high basketball iq, and has a great mid-range shot. Honestly, the most important thing for him is to practice his permiter shooting all summer.

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