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Poll Results: How many wins will the Wizards get this season?

Poll expired: Oct 31, 2016  
  • 0% (0)
    Best year ever: over 60 wins
  • 0% (0)
    Best finish in a generation: between 50 and 60 wins
  • 54% (6)
    A winning season, barely: 43-49 wins
  • 36% (4)
    A losing season: 42-30 wins
  • 9% (1)
    A total disaster, under 30 wins
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post #31 of 378
Dear lord the Verizon Center is empty. Yikes.
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Dear lord the Verizon Center is empty. Yikes.

I bet. Was about to go, but just finished coaching Fall Ball and the Cubs/Indians is a must watch.

NT thread down for a game?

I can see if any of my contacts still work in ticketing and/or Game Ops from my time there.
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post #33 of 378
Welp...more of the same.

Guys aren't talking out there, Beal looks lost, and the bench is horrendous.

On the positive side, I think Sato may have overtaken Trey Burke on the depth chart. Burke, made me wish Eric Maynor was back on the roster. He was that bad.
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I bet. Was about to go, but just finished coaching Fall Ball and the Cubs/Indians is a must watch.

NT thread down for a game?

I can see if any of my contacts still work in ticketing and/or Game Ops from my time there.

 

I'm down for a game.

 

Help my AAU team get to a game 8o 

 

I mean I am helping the youth, our future :lol 

post #36 of 378

Why didn't we interview any other coaches? sheesh

post #37 of 378
it's a shame John Wall had 34 and 10 and it still wasn't even close to a win. Defensively this roster is absolutely pathetic, so many terrible rotations that led to wide open shots and Derozan had his way.

This feels like last season already, gonna dig a hole we can't get out of in no time
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post #38 of 378
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Why didn't we interview any other coaches? sheesh

 

 

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Welp...more of the same.

Guys aren't talking out there, Beal looks lost, and the bench is horrendous.

On the positive side, I think Sato may have overtaken Trey Burke on the depth chart. Burke, made me wish Eric Maynor was back on the roster. He was that bad.

 

Key stat from the first half: 

 

John Wall +13

Trey Burke -11

 

And Burke only played 6 minutes. 

 

 

For all the "potential," we knew there was a reason the Jazz got rid of this guy for a second round pick.  (And kept Shelvin Mack, I might add.)  The Wizards didn't extend Burke, so, as failed Wizards' gambles go, at least this one wasn't too costly.

 

Meanwhile, the other player they declined to extend, Otto Porter, actually showed up tonight - unlike our $128 million man, Bradley Beal.  Beal picked up 8 points in the opening minutes and then disappeared.  Morris may as well have sat out entirely.  Wall tried his best to take over, but he can't do it alone - nor should he be hurling himself into the teeth of the defense every possession.  If he misses 10+ games, we're playing for ping pong balls.  Again. 

 

 

 

I will say this:  the coaching staff at least appears to be learning.... albeit very slowly.  Jason Stiff did not play in this game.  They tried Nicholson at center instead.  After facing criticism for his amateurish wholesale substitution patterns in the first two games, Brooks took baby steps towards a more modern, staggered rotation tonight.  And, of course, after the Trey Burke debacle in the first half, Brooks finally released Satoransky. 

 

Personally, I'm ready to see McLellan at the backup 2, with Satoransky taking over reserve point guard duty.  It's not like they can do much worse than Burke and Thornton. 

post #39 of 378
Anybody know if Wall can play Free Safety or something? HTTR
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post #40 of 378
According to someone in the comments section on BF, who was watching the post game show, J. Michael said that Burke is out of the rotation. Brooks can't take it anymore.

Like Meth said, the coach staff isn't adverse to making changes....so there's that laugh.gif

More Sato, please. 3 guard lineup worked last night.

Also, I hope that this aggressive version of Otto is here to stay. Wouldn't it be something if he ends up being a legit 2nd option? He made 9/10 shots from within 3-4 feet of the hoop and he was giving Derozan fits defensively. DD got the majority of his points when Porter wasn't on him.
post #41 of 378
So who is going to pack up wall?
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post #42 of 378
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So who is going to pack up wall?

Heard Wall likes Dallas......


Send him and those Cowgirls jerseys there.
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post #43 of 378
Ride out this season see if the team has lottery luck n hopefully get a difference maker in the draft ... my local n fav team (Magic) basically on the same path this season laugh.gifmean.gif
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post #44 of 378

I'm so done with Beal

Shoulda traded him for The Beard way back when

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I'm so done with Beal


Shoulda traded him for The Beard way back when


Best thing about Beal was his old lady transferring to Mason. Once he left her...he been buns.

I was having a drink with Marc Barnes last week in Tysons and he was telling how they denied/rejected Beal's new hood rat skank entrance at Park because nobody knew who she was.


Not sure when Beal got caught up in the nightlife scene....but it clearly shows on his game.
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post #46 of 378
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I'm so done with Beal


Shoulda traded him for The Beard way back when


Best thing about Beal was his old lady transferring to Mason. Once he left her...he been buns.

I was having a drink with Marc Barnes last week in Tysons and he was telling how they denied/rejected Beal's new hood rat skank entrance at Park because nobody knew who she was.


Not sure when Beal got caught up in the nightlife scene....but it clearly shows on his game.

How a chick get rejected at Park tho? they let any half decent chick wearing a dress n heels in that joint :lol...she must have been some type of a hole

 

n hold up can yall refresh my memory on the harden/beal deal, was that really on the table :eek ?? what happened ? 

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She's one of them VH1 chicks. I'm not buying nobody knew who she was. 

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She's one of them VH1 chicks. I'm not buying nobody knew who she was. 

Nobody is selling anything. If you know Marc Barnes....you would know he doesn't really give a s*** about her.
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post #50 of 378
Anyone read that ******** Ted Leonsis was spewing today?
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Anyone read that ******** Ted Leonsis was spewing today?

post the link , I need a good laugh
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/ted-leonsis-looks-toward-the-future-hints-at-possible-move-for-capitals-wizards/2016/11/02/25c11eb8-a118-11e6-8832-23a007c77bb4_story.html

 

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“No more paying four, five times the rent compared to other teams that we compete with,” he said. “I know that sounds silly. But you’re competing with a team that pays $3 million in rent, and you’re paying $40 million in [building costs]. . . . When we finish paying the mortgage, that will right-size the business, and for once we would be advantaged [economically], as opposed to disadvantaged.”

 

 

I think we should tell Ted what MJ told his predecessor, who whined about losing money during the '98 lockout:  

"Sell YOUR team." 

 

 

This is what's wrong with the NBA and its anti-trust exemption.  Incompetent owners want guaranteed profits - and they want the public to pay for it.  If this were any other field, Ted would be out of business.  If this were soccer, the Wizards would be a D-League team and we'd have some other nearby franchise that had earned the right to play in the NBA through competent management. 

 

It is awful that, because of the NBA cartel and its regional monopolies, we are stuck with a dead weight, ballast franchise that exists only to enrich its owner and serve as schedule fodder for the rest of the league.  

 

The DC Metro area has, for generations, developed some of the best basketball talent in the world.  This is a region that lives and breathes the game of basketball.  

 

We deserve better than this trash franchise.  

 

 

If you can't turn a profit in the NBA with its GENEROUS revenue sharing and immense TV deal, you don't deserve a franchise.  You're a detriment to the league and a detriment to the community you purportedly serve.  

 

Sell your team.  The Clippers sold for $2 billion.  The Wizards are worth far less due to decades of incompetence, but any sale would yield an incredible and undeserved profit.  

 

 

Can't stomach that?  Fine.  Move to Seattle.  I'll take my chances with an expansion team.  At least then we'd be guaranteed new ownership.

post #53 of 378
Yikes...

Tax payers foot the bill, or we're moving. Am I understanding correctly?
post #54 of 378
Yeah I've heard he's rumors of him wanting a new arena.

Dumbest thing about his comments are that he owns the arena while the rest of the owners are more than likely just paying rent. You put yourself in this damn position. What a clown.
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Yikes...

Tax payers foot the bill, or we're moving. Am I understanding correctly?

 

He didn't threaten to leave the entire area, but it's sort of implied that, while their "goal" is to stay in DC, they'll start casting a wider net if their demands aren't met:  

 

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 “Have we talked to Virginia? We have not. Have we talked to Maryland? We have not. I would never do that. My goal would be stay where we are or stay within the city.”

 

John Oliver did a great segment on stadium funding last year, which I can't responsibly post here due to profanity.  

 

I don't know of many actual DC residents who love the Nationals' stadium deal.  If you live in Virginia and like baseball, you don't care that it put the city $500 million in debt or seized a bunch of land through eminent domain.  

 

 

The economic benefits of these stadiums tend to be wildly overstated, and it really comes down to a ransom demand for increasingly lavish forms of corporate welfare, lest a team leave town and anger sports fans who vote based on emotion.  It's awful.

 

If American sports leagues are to benefit from anti-trust exemption, the least we could get in return should be basic consumer protection against the worst abuses of monopolistic business practices.  

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure


New owner would be nice...one that cares about hoops. New GM would be Heavent Sent. I like the location of the Verizon Center. No issues there. I don't personally care what it cost the owner...that's the cost of doing business. He isn't broke.
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post #58 of 378
Ted bluffin, playing them owner games so he gets the public $$$ for a new arena mean.gif ...if they leaving come back to Baltimore so I don't gotta make that drive laugh.gifpimp.gif
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post #59 of 378

http://www.bulletsforever.com/2016/11/3/13515672/ted-leonsis-criticism-wizards-verizon-center-interviews-nba-2016

 

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 I think that fans [believe] in the win-now [mind-set], and if you don’t win now, if you lose two games in a row, make a change,” Leonsis said. “And they should be. It’s fantastic. It generates click streams.

 

"It's Fantastic" ?!?! Ted should just keep quiet >:

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More excuses.... OKC was practicing in an old skating rink for the longest

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