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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 #361 of 604
What a pleasant surprise of a season...these last few comebacks wins have had a playoff/competitive feel to them where the Wizards appear to be the more confident team and they have actually been executing down the stretch of games.

My biggest Brooks heap of praise is in regards to his plays out of timeouts....a billion times better than watching Randy fumble with the clipboard for 20 seconds. smokin.gif
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post #362 of 604
I wish we could get Wall and Beal some rest down the stretch or start these damn games off better. Overcoming 20 point deficits to some subpar teams gotta be draining
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post #363 of 604
I'm in a bad mood after this L.

At least Wall is okay
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I'm in a bad mood after this L.

At least Wall is okay

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It's a bad loss, there's no way around it.  All this talk about the Wizards showing "championship composure" on this road trip ignored that they played down the entire time.  

 

Perhaps we're starting to see the toll of all those minutes the starters have logged so far. 

 

 

With the race for the top 4 spots in the East heating up, we can't afford to drop more of these winnable games - especially with that last 5 game road trip against Cleveland, LA, Utah, and Golden State coming up. 

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It's a bad loss, there's no way around it.  All this talk about the Wizards showing "championship composure" on this road trip ignored that they played down the entire time.  

Perhaps we're starting to see the toll of all those minutes the starters have logged so far. 


With the race for the top 4 spots in the East heating up, we can't afford to drop more of these winnable games - especially with that last 5 game road trip against Cleveland, LA, Utah, and Golden State coming up. 


The good thing to end the season playing CLE/GS is that they might be resting players/starters and more concerned about rest than picking up a late season game for seeding that the Wizards may have a greater interest in obtaining.

Hope they keep pounding the Bulls and get the starters some rest.
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Nonsense 

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post #370 of 604
Plan A for the offseason, get rid of Gortat. He's showing his age the last several games, he don't have the foot speed or athleticism for today's NBA

We gotta figure something out with this playing style real soon cuz the Raptors are on our heels and we could wind up sliding to 4th in no time
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post #371 of 604

Ahhhh was really hoping to take the W against the Celtics 

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post #372 of 604
tired.gif Game went downhill after that Jennings foul/double technical.


Beal was taking wayyyyyyyyyy too many step back foot on the line two pointers and the entire offense just wasn't getting quality looks.

50 wins? Not looking so hot right about now smh.
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post #373 of 604
Lack of rebounding killed this team. What's Gortat doing if the p 'n' r isn't working? Also, need a milk carton for Otto post-All Star break. Wall/Beal can only do so much. They need the rest of the starters to get their acts together. I also wonder about the team being worn down due to heavy minutes being played? Last night was SO frustrating.
post #374 of 604
the rebounding margin at half time was something like 16 to 31....what were we doing.
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post #375 of 604
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the rebounding margin at half time was something like 16 to 31....what were we doing.

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Lack of rebounding killed this team. What's Gortat doing if the p 'n' r isn't working? Also, need a milk carton for Otto post-All Star break. Wall/Beal can only do so much. They need the rest of the starters to get their acts together. I also wonder about the team being worn down due to heavy minutes being played? Last night was SO frustrating.

lot of this goes on Gortat, he isn't physical enough nor swift of foot to stop those Celtics front line players. When Jason Smith played he was effective because he at least has energy and isn't plodding on offense.

To the guy mentioning Beal's step back two's that's a result of Avery Bradley just harassing him on defense. He couldn't shake him at all and the Celtics switched off screens very well forcing tough shots.
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post #376 of 604
Bulls blew a 16/17 point 4th quarter lead against the Raptors.... mean.gif



Might stroll by the game tonight, but losing 4 out of 5 after losing 4 out of the previous 22 (even though they won a few games they had no business winning) is making 50 wins look farrrrrrrrrrrr and distant.


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post #379 of 604
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Dan Steinberg‏ @dcsportsbog 10m10 minutes ago
Wizards announce they'll wear their Stars and Stripes uniforms for all home playoff games

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Dan Steinberg‏ @dcsportsbog 10m10 minutes ago
Wizards announce they'll wear their Stars and Stripes uniforms for all home playoff games

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I actually prefer their standard uniforms. 

 

A basketball team representing the city of Washington is already something that should bring everyone together.  The jerseys were already red, white, and blue.  The alternate logo incorporates the Washington Monument.  Nobody was accusing the Wizards of being unpatriotic.  

 

Personally, I think the "military tribute" stuff comes across as pandering.  It feels forced, a marketing appeal based on the large number of military personnel and contractors in the area.  Home games dedicated to a specific service branch no more "honor" those branches than "college night" "honors" college students.  If it's really sacred, you don't use it as a ploy to sell tickets/merch. 

post #381 of 604
I like the stars/stripes because it says "Washington" across the chest and not "wizards."

Petty, but yea....
post #382 of 604
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I like the stars/stripes because it says "Washington" across the chest and not "wizards."

Petty, but yea....

 

That is an interesting disparity.  The current road uniforms say "Washington," but the home jerseys do not. 

 

If I had to guess, I'd say it's a global branding/"borderless marketing" thing.  Fans in other regions (if such a bandwagon were ever to form) would care more about John Wall and the Wizards than Washington. 

 

Given the organization's history, it's difficult to avoid viewing these decisions through anything other than a cynical lens.

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post #384 of 604
division champions finally, now to 50 games smokin.gif
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post #385 of 604
COngrats on the Division Title. Long time coming man.
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Exciting times :Nthat

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COngrats on the Division Title. Long time coming man.

 

38 years.  Longest active drought in pro sports.

 

Other organizations don't even raise banners for it.  You know the Wizards will.  The Verizon Center rafters looks like a Depression Era clothesline. 

 

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38 years.  Longest active drought in pro sports.

Other organizations don't even raise banners for it.  You know the Wizards will.  The Verizon Center rafters looks like a Depression Era clothesline. 

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post #389 of 604
4 more wins and Jason Smith the God will dance for us.

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50 Wins
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3 more steps to take.
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4 more wins and Jason Smith the God will dance for us.

 

This is supposed to be an incentive?

 

 

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https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/778607644160524288

 

 

Even so, I'd still love to get 50 wins.  The division title was pretty much my highest aspiration for this team over the past few seasons.  #strugglegoals

 

 

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."

 

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