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The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

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2 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

That gave me the feels and all, but is that a St. Louis hat he's wearing?  IT clearly says Louis, not sure what the first part says.  I know they don't have an NBA team or anything but...kinda odd to talk about a city you love and want to be in while wearing something that's about a completely different city.  

 

Jokes aside, glad they've identified him as a piece to build around, hopefully they can figure it out.  

 

I know you're joking, but he is from St. Louis, so the hat makes sense

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So is McRae making the team?  His preseason play has made him look like a certain nba player, but you can’t really trust what you see in the preseason.  

 

Defense is going to be hard to watch this season.  There might be better effort on the defensive end with Ernie gone and Wall in sunglasses, but the talent just isn’t there.  The likely starting lineup looks like an absolute defensive nightmare.  ... and the bench is worse.  

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6 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Is Moritz Wagner actually good?

Preseason mirage until proven otherwise.  Can’t doubt the kids drive though, he’s been playing his butt off any chance he gets to keep his nba dream alive.

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19 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Is Moritz Wagner actually good?

He was good at Michigan 🤷‍♂️

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36 minutes ago, bearrock said:

Are we kicking the tires at all on Sabonis?  

 

he's a damn good player, we don't have the ammo to get him even if wanted to

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6 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

he's a damn good player, we don't have the ammo to get him even if wanted to

 

Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of multiple future 1sts.  Normally not a fan of trading picks, but with him being a restricted FA, we would be able to keep him right?  Long shot in any event, but curious nonetheless

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48 minutes ago, bearrock said:

 

Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of multiple future 1sts.  Normally not a fan of trading picks, but with him being a restricted FA, we would be able to keep him right?  Long shot in any event, but curious nonetheless

 

Our picks are likely to be high though.  And there is risk with RFAs that someone will poison pill their offer sheet and force you to match a contract you can't really afford.  That's what happened with Otto.

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1 hour ago, CRobi21 said:

Yikes. Somehow it's worse when it's all laid out like that.

 

 

 

I havent been less interested in a Wizards season this much in a long time.  That roster is brutal.  How do you even pull a starting 5 out of that?

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I’m interested in seeing the young guys play.  Troy Brown jr and Rui getting big minutes in games that count, is something I want to see.  I want to see how much better Bryant is this season.  The team seems to be excited about him this year.

 

How long that can keep me interested, remains to be seen.  They’re going to lose a lot of games and I have no hope for their defense.

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I'll be honest, there are going to be games I go to jus to see the other team play and root for the Wizards to win.  I cant think of another more obvious tank that the best player fully bought into, this is weird.  They had to of told him they plan to trade for a player to pair with him once some more crap comes off the books, this team looks completely uncompetitive on paper, even drafting a #1 overall pick may take a second to realize their final form, Beal and Wall will be old by then

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We have a real chance to be the worst defensive team in league history 

 

So after Beal, somebody has to score points. I imagine bryant gets 16-18 per game just by being the #2 option on the team

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Any chance Wiz can unload Mahinmi’s expiring contract?

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42 minutes ago, -JB- said:

Any chance Wiz can unload Mahinmi’s expiring contract?

 

Any deal we take will probably have money extended into next year, and I doubt any team will give up anybody worth that kind of investing for Mahinmi. only chance is maybe he gets thrown in to make salaries work to complete a 3 team deal

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58 minutes ago, -JB- said:

Any chance Wiz can unload Mahinmi’s expiring contract?

I think we need the cap space to pay Wall and Beal.  Besides the wizards are ok losing, so they aren't going to trade anything for today at the cost of tomorrow.  

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I thought Bonga was a lock for the Go-Go, instead he's our opening day starter at the 3........dark times ahead

 

If we get to 27 wins it will be a miracle. If Beal misses anytime, we'll be in the teens

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10 hours ago, heyholetsgogrant said:


How do they shrink? Guys lying about their height?

 

The league made teams measure guys in bare feet and stop fudging the info.

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10 hours ago, heyholetsgogrant said:

How do they shrink? Guys lying about their height?

 

They listed their shoes-on measurements before, which made sense as a relevant measurement they don't play barefoot.

 

At the combine they get measured with their shoes off too and the NBA has switched to their shoes off measurements in the official listings.

 

They're also rounding to the nearest inch.  Basketball shoes are around an inch to an inch and a half tall so most players are going down between one inch and two.  The reason they made this change in listing is because basketball shoes aren't standard in height.  There is typically around half an inch in variance, so this was an attempt to standardize measurements more.

 

Beal is 6032 barefoot and 6046 in shoes so he gets rounded down to 6'3 now instead of rounding up to 6'5.  https://www.nbadraft.net/2012-nba-combine-measurements

 

 

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14 hours ago, Cooked Crack said:

Honey, I shrunk the Beal. 

 

The two of those that surprise me are Bob Williams only being 6'8 and Marc Gasol only being 6'11.  I thought Gasol was easily over 7'0, he looks enormous compared to everyone else on the court.  And Williams has a freaking 7'6 wingspan.  That means his arms are almost a foot longer than he is.

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