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Washington Wizards 2015-2016

REGULAR SEASON RECORD:   41 - 41

 

Date Opponent Time Result
10/28/2015 @Orlando 7:00 PM  W 88-87
10/30/2015 @Milwaukee 8:00 PM  W 118-113
10/31/2015 New York 7:00 PM  L 117-110
11/4/2015 San Antonio 7:00 PM  W 99-102
11/6/2015 @Boston 7:30 PM  L 98-118
11/7/2015  @Atlanta 7:30 PM  L 99-114
11/10/2015 Oklahoma City 7:00 PM  L 125-101
11/14/2015 Orlando 7:00 PM  W 99-108
11/17/2015 Milwaukee 7:00 PM  W 86-115
11/21/2015 @Detroit 7:30 PM  W 97-95
11/24/2015 Indiana 7:00 PM  L 123-106
11/25/2015 @Charlotte 7:00 PM  L 87-101
11/27/2015 @Boston 7:30 PM  L 78-111
11/28/2015 Toronto 7:00 PM  L 84-82
12/1/2015 @Cleveland 7:00 PM  W 97-85
12/2/2015 L.A. Lakers 7:00 PM  L 108-104
12/4/2015 Phoenix 7:00 PM  W 106-109
12/6/2015 Dallas 6:00 PM  L 116-110
12/7/2015 @Miami 7:30 PM  W 114-103
12/9/2015 Houston 7:00 PM  L 109-103
12/11/2015 @New Orleans 8:00 PM  L 105-107
12/12/2015 @Dallas 8:30 PM  W 114-111
12/14/2015 @Memphis  8:00 PM  L 95-112
12/16/2015 @San Antonio 8:30 PM  L 95-114
12/19/2015 Charlotte 7:00 PM  W 101-109
12/21/2015 Sacramento 7:00 PM  W 99-113
12/23/2015 Memphis 7:00 PM  W 91-100
12/26/2015 @Brooklyn 4:00 PM  W 111-96
12/28/2015 L.A. Clippers 7:00 PM  L 108-98
12/30/2015 @Toronto 7:30 PM  L 91-94
1/1/2016 Orlando 7:00 PM  W 91-103
1/3/2016 Miami 6:00 PM  L 97-75
1/6/2016 Cleveland 7:00 PM  L 121-115
1/8/2016 Toronto 7:00 PM  L 97-88
1/9/2016 @Orlando 7:00 PM  W 105-99
1/11/2016 @Chicago 8:00 PM  W 114-100
1/13/2016 Milwaukee 7:00 PM  W 101-106
1/15/2016 @Indiana 7:00 PM  W 118-104
1/16/2016 Boston 8:00 PM  L 119-117
1/18/2016 Portland 2:00 PM  L 108-98
1/20/2016 Miami 7:00 PM  W 87-106
1/23/2016 Utah 6:30 PM  Postponed
1/25/2016 Boston 7:00 PM  L 116-91
1/26/2016 @Toronto 7:30 PM  L 89-106
1/28/2016 Denver 7:00 PM  L 117-113
1/30/2016 @Houston 8:00 PM  W 123-122
2/1/2016 @Oklahoma City 8:00 PM  L 98-114
2/3/2016 Golden State 8:00 PM  L 134-121
2/5/2016 Philadelphia 7:00 PM  W 94-106
2/6/2016 @Charlotte 7:00 PM  L 104-108
2/9/2016 @New York 8:00 PM  W 111-108
2/11/2016 @Milwaukee 8:00 PM  L 92-99
2/18/2016 Utah 7:00 PM  W 89-103
2/19/2016 Detroit 7:00 PM  W 86-98
2/20/2016 @Miami 7:30 PM  L 94-114
2/23/2016 New Orleans 7:00 PM  W 89-109
2/24/2016 @Chicago 8:00 PM  L 104-109
2/26/2016 @Philadelphia 7:00 PM  W 103-94
2/28/2016 Cleveland 1:00 PM  W 99-113
2/29/2016 Philadelphia 7:00 PM  W 108-116
3/2/2016 @Minnesota 8:00 PM  W 104-98
3/4/2016 @Cleveland 8:00 PM  L 83-108
3/5/2016 Indiana 7:00 PM  L 100-99
3/8/2016 @Portland 10:00 PM  L 109-116
3/11/2016 @Utah 9:00 PM  L 93-114
3/12/2016 @Denver 9:30 PM  L 100-116
3/14/2016 Detroit 7:00 PM  W 81-124
3/16/2016 Chicago 7:00 PM  W 96-117
3/17/2016 @Philadelphia 7:00 PM  W 99-94
3/19/2016 New York 7:00 PM  W 89-99
3/21/2016 @Atlanta 8:00 PM  W 117-102
3/23/2016 Atlanta 7:00 PM  L 122-101
3/25/2016 Minnesota 7:00 PM  L 132-129
3/27/2016 @L.A. Lakers 9:30 PM  W 101-88
3/29/2016 @Golden State 10:30 PM  L 94-102
3/30/2016 @Sacramento 10:00 PM  L 111-120
4/1/2016 @Phoenix 10:30 PM  W 106-99
4/3/2016 @L.A. Clippers 3:30 PM  L 109-114
4/6/2016 Brooklyn 7:00 PM  W 103-121
4/8/2016 @Detroit 7:30 PM  L 99-112
4/10/2016 Charlotte 1:00 PM  W 98-113
4/11/2016 @Brooklyn 7:30 PM  W 120-111
4/13/2016 Atlanta 8:00 PM  W 98-109

 

 

 

Gap year

 

"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength." - Charles Caleb Colton

 

 

I'll admit it:  the 2015-2016 Washington Wizards aren't built for June.  

They're built for July. 

 

On July 1st, the Wizards will join much of the league in offering a maximum contract to the District-born former MVP, Kevin Durant.  To that end, the Wizards exercised their rarest form of fiscal restraint: that born of ambition rather than miserly frugality.  

 

Excluding the certain to be declined team options on Martell Webster, Drew Gooden, and DeJuan Blair, Washington will have just five players under guaranteed contract for 2016-2017:  John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Otto Porter, Kris Humphries, and rookie Kelly Oubre.  Bradley Beal will likely enter the summer as a restricted free agent, as he enters the year without coming to terms with management on a contract extension.

 

After losing co-captain and future first ballot Hall of Famer Paul Pierce to Los Angeles, bidding au revoir to the inconsistent Kevin Seraphin, and releasing Randy Wittman from his latest aging siren, Rasual Butler, GM Ernie Grunfeld brought in a cadre of veteran mercenaries to hold the fort.  Newcomers Jared Dudley, Gary Neal, and Alan Anderson all share two qualities in common:  each is considered a three point specialist, and each will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016.  

 

Despite finishing sixth in fastbreak points per game last season, Washington managed to finish seventeenth in points per game and twenty-first in offensive efficiency.  Only the lumbering Grizzlies derived more points from two-point field goals than the Wizards.  As became painfully clear to even the most casual fans witnessing the rebirth of small-ball, Randy Wittman attempted to enter a plow-horse in a drag race. 

 

At some point between the team's regular season finale and the beginning of the playoffs, Wittman received instruction in basic arithmetic and committed, however begrudgingly, to modernizing an offense that was presumably adapted from cave paintings.  Use of stretch fours broke up the lane-clogging frontcourt tandem of Gortat and Nene, relegating the latter to reserve duty.  Time will tell if the team's newfound commitment to offensive efficiency comes at the cost of a stout defense and solid rebounding. (Washington ranked top ten in both rebounds per game and opponents' points per game.)

 

Of greater concern:  will an offseason devoted primarily to next summer cause the franchise to lose ground to more active conference rivals?  How will the Wizards' own cohesiveness fare with two-thirds of the roster (including Bradley Beal) jostling for position in anticipation of next summer's record-breaking spending spree?  

 

 

Last year was supposed to be a breakthrough success, and it was - by Wizards standards.  After a franchise best 19-6 start, the team limped to a 46-36 finish.  It was the team's best record in over thirty-five years, a feat exceeded by no fewer than eleven other NBA franchises last year alone.  

 

In other words, the team failed to finish within the top third of the league and still had their best season since 1978-79. 

 

In the playoffs, Washington pummeled the Toronto Raptors in a four game sweep, but lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Atlanta Hawks after John Wall sustained five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist in a game one victory. 

 

 

With visions of what could have been still burning brightly, the Wizards found themselves at a crossroads.  Heading into a summer filled with potential upgrade opportunities (for both players and coaches), the Wizards chose to punt, trading a probable step back for an improbable leap forward next summer.  

 

To fans of other teams, this probably seems an odd decision.  Why not go after a player like Paul Millsap, Draymond Green, Tobias Harris, or DeMarre Carroll?  Why not take that step forward when you were potentially an injury away from the Eastern Conference Finals? 

 

To borrow a phrase from Jesse Jackson: 

 

When you've spent most of your life confined to a basement, the last thing you want is a ceiling over your dreams.  

 

 

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As per tradition:

 

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Where's the cake????!!!!?!??
Ahmed and another Spank source agree that Jordan especially had a soft spot for "chubby blond girls." "He got it bad, bad," Ahmed says of Jordan's taste in Lane Bryant models.
Ahmed and another Spank source agree that Jordan especially had a soft spot for "chubby blond girls." "He got it bad, bad," Ahmed says of Jordan's taste in Lane Bryant models.
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Playing style looked dramatically different last night, can't front I was impressed. We'll see if they stick with it over the long haul. Otto looked pretty active that's a great sign smokin.gif
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I'm going to post a couple of tweets from the past few days...
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Washington WizardsVerified account‏@WashWizards

Beal on Oubre Jr.: "I've never seen a guy so athletic who can defend like that, between him and Otto, it's just pick your poison." #WizCamp
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Steve Buckhantz @SteveBuckhantz

The rookie, @KELLYOUBREJR very last one in the gym today, working, absorbing, learning. Love it @CSNMA #wizardstalk
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Jorge Castillo

✔@jorgeccastillo

Reading predictions, etc., don't think Wizards are getting enough credit for offensive overhaul. If legit it's going to be like a new team.
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Jorge CastilloVerified account‏@jorgeccastillo

Wizards won 46 games while shooting as many long 2s as the Timberwolves, Knicks, Lakers. If that changes, the offense is going to be better.
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J. MichaelVerified account‏@JMichaelCSN

Witt says not over dribbling was key to the offense working #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA





J. MichaelVerified account‏@JMichaelCSN

Witt says hes "pleasantly surprised" by how well the offense clicked #WizardsTalk @CSNWizards #NBA
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Jorge CastilloVerified account‏@jorgeccastillo

At 1 pt 2nite a ref asked Wittman, referring to pace: "Are y’all going to play like this the whole season? Because I’m not ready for this."
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Dan Nolan‏@DanPNolan

Many considered Otto Porter to be the most impressive performer during training camp. 3-and-D on display tonight. #WizSixers

If the team can stay reasonably healthy, I'm going to put them at 52 wins...maaaaybe 55.
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DC Otto Pick 3



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I don't think many people will question why Rice Jr. never got another chance in the league after the Wizards let him go...

Police: Glen Rice Jr. Shot In Leg, Arrested For Carrying Half A Pound Of Weed
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I don't think many people will question why Rice Jr. never got another chance in the league after the Wizards let him go...

Police: Glen Rice Jr. Shot In Leg, Arrested For Carrying Half A Pound Of Weed

Bro i Read this article like smfh, why just why, not even mad we cut him but with his background idk why dude is in situations like this
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I don't think many people will question why Rice Jr. never got another chance in the league after the Wizards let him go...

Police: Glen Rice Jr. Shot In Leg, Arrested For Carrying Half A Pound Of Weed

Bro i Read this article like smfh, why just why, not even mad we cut him but with his background idk why dude is in situations like this

First thing I thought of is "here's another guy who's gonna follow in Javaris Crittenton's footsteps." Not saying he's going to join a gang (maybe he's already in), but more along the lines of a dude who comes from a decent family, who is going to piss it all away for what? Trying to be something he's probably not.
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As soon as he was kicked off the team( In College) I thought no way is dude getting to the league, and then when he was drafted i thought it was cause of dad's connections

No lie dude can ball but after getting kicked off a team, basically no one gets the league if they aren't highly talented

Dude better go overseas as soon as possible
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Expecting a lot of shy glizzy this year
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So Happy To See This Thread Back pimp.gif

Season Goal = Please. Stay. Healthy.
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Feels good to be back! How's everyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope the Wiz fans have a great season and Wall establishes himself as the #1 PG in the league this year.
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Game day here we go!

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body is ready, 50+ wins this year or else
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SMH front office should have never even bothered paying him sick.gif

October 28, 2015
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33 Predictions for the 2015-16 Washington Wizards season

I think anything less than 50 wins will be a disappointment. If healthy, I think they should win between 52-55 this year.
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CUE THE GLIZZY!
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Shy Glizzard can go kick rocks....let's do it right, fellas.

Need Wall to cut down on TOs and the team to hit more 3's. Recipe for success.

*Also, was that Wall's first game winner?
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In John I trust.
Ahmed and another Spank source agree that Jordan especially had a soft spot for "chubby blond girls." "He got it bad, bad," Ahmed says of Jordan's taste in Lane Bryant models.
Ahmed and another Spank source agree that Jordan especially had a soft spot for "chubby blond girls." "He got it bad, bad," Ahmed says of Jordan's taste in Lane Bryant models.
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Shy Glizzard can go kick rocks....let's do it right, fellas.

Need Wall to cut down on TOs and the team to hit more 3's. Recipe for success.

*Also, was that Wall's first game winner?

I think not, he put us up to win before, but i think those may have come a bit earlier in the game
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I have a bad feeling we don't win the Title this season, I just hope for conference finals
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I don't think anybody had title hopes this year though laugh.gif

Good comeback win tonight, that sequence where Nene and Wall found Beal for 3's on consecutive possessions was clutch.
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I thought we were cooked, nothing was going our way at all until the 4th quarter. What a comeback

2-0 smokin.gif
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If there wasn't a shift in Wittman's offensive philosophy, I don't know if the Wizards win tonight. They still look a bit rusty...defense needs to tighten up, but there is a lot to be optimistic about.

Not much can be said about Beal, bruh. pimp.gif
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:Nthat

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Carmelo seems to play well against Otto Porter for some strange reason
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