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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
11 Total Votes  
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I Just Think This Season Is Going To Be So Bad. 41-41 Best Case Scenario mean.gif
post #62 of 604

And is Ted really crying about money?

 

Didn't this genius just buy an Arena football team?  In a league that only going to have 4 teams next year... yes Four

 

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/uss-arena-football-league-play-2017-season-four-teams/

 

Ted you have more than enough money to burn.

post #63 of 604
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These are the longest tenured GM's in the NBA:

 

Pat Riley, started 6/18/1995, 12 division titles, 3 NBA championships.

Mitch Kupchak, started 8/7/2000, 7 division titles, 4 NBA championships.

RC Buford, started 7/1/2002, 9 division titles, 4 NBA championships.

Danny Ainge, started 5/9/2003, 6 division titles, 1 NBA championship.

Ernie Grunfeld, started 6/30/2003, 0 division titles, won a total of three playoff series.

Larry Bird, started 7/11/2003, 3 division titles, reached conference finals three times.

Donnie Nelson, started 3/19/2005, 2 division titles, 1 NBA championship.

Daryl Morey, started 5/6/2007, 1 division title, reached conference finals.

 

 

One of these things is not like the others...  

 

 
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And is Ted really crying about money?

 

Didn't this genius just buy an Arena football team?  In a league that only going to have 4 teams next year... yes Four

 

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/uss-arena-football-league-play-2017-season-four-teams/

 

Ted you have more than enough money to burn.

 

That's another reason why this crybaby routine is so offensive:  the Wizards alone are not responsible for the arena costs.  The arena is shared by all Ted's teams, and any other event held there.

 

If it's the "worst arena deal in pro sports," why hasn't he used it as an excuse for the Capitals inability to win a title?  Why are they competitive, in a league that generates less revenue, despite paying "$40 million a year in arena costs?"

 

You're telling me that $36/square foot to own prime real estate in downtown DC, where prices have been rapidly escalating for years, is a liability? 

 

He needs to get all the way out of here with that.

 

 

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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.

 

That's correct.  

 

 

No one should have any sympathy for Leonsis.  

 

"Boo hoo hoo!  I pay $36 million a year to own, not lease, a ONE MILLION SQUARE FOOT facility in downtown Washington!"  Nobody asked you to buy the team or the building in the first place.  If you can't hack it, sell the team.  There are plenty of wealthy investors out there who would love to have this opportunity.  Step aside and give this long-suffering region the competently run franchise it so sorely deserves.  If you can't successfully run a business that's propped up by taxpayers and safeguarded against competition thanks to a regional monopoly, you shouldn't be in business, period.  

 

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

 

"A fantastic training facility, the best coaches" is this guy Donald Trump now?  He's delusional.

 

Nobody outside of that front office believes that Scott Brooks and his staff are "the best coaches."  Scott Brooks doesn't believe that Scott Brooks is "the best coach."  If he's supremely confident, maybe he thinks he's top 10 - and that would be a huge stretch.

 

 

This has been such a disgustingly tacky franchise.  Before the games, they appear to sell access to visiting players as they enter the court.  Just to get to the floor, you now have to run a selfie-stick gauntlet.  Who does that!?  You had to find a way to fleece visiting players as they walk 50 feet from the tunnel to the floor?  Affording them basic professional dignity is too much to ask?  Ted's got Verizon Center looking like Moron Mountain.

 

 

What's next?  Sell streaming access to the visiting team's urinals on your "digital sports entertainment empire?"  

 

You KNOW they'll be among the first to have ads on their jerseys, too. 

 

 

 

I'd love to hear how that "$36 million a year in building expenses" was truly responsible for all the team's problems.  "We would've drafted Kawhi Leonard instead of Jan Vesely and signed him to an identical rookie scale contract as dictated by the CBA... but we couldn't because... we pay a mortgage?"  "Kevin Durant would've accepted our maximum contract offer instead of Golden State's, but he couldn't meet with us because.... we pay a mortgage?"  "I would've interviewed more than two head coaching candidates in all the years I owned the team... but I have to pay a mortgage?" 

 

How does that work?

post #64 of 604
Damn. On point. Please run the team laugh.gif
post #65 of 604

Need a W tonight! 

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post #66 of 604
Satorasky has to be taller than 6'7. He has a good inch on Paul Milsap
post #67 of 604

Finally lol 

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post #68 of 604
Found this on Reddit-a few Wizards facts so people can manage their expectations for this team:

The Wizards have been mediocre so long that the last time we won our division:

the Spurs, Rockets, and Jazz were in the East

the Bulls, Pacers, and Bucks were in the West

the Clippers were in San Diego

the Jazz were in New Orleans

the Kings were in Kansas City

The Supersonics existed but 60% of our current division didn't (and Atlanta, the one other team that did, was in the other East division)

Jimmy Carter was President

Michael Jordan was in High School

Lebron's mom was eleven
post #69 of 604
Wall out tonight (part of the plan for him coming back from his surgeries) since it's a back-to-back. I think Sato is starting. I'm excited to see what he can do as far as running the offense. The team needs more than 8 points from the bench if they want a chance of winning tonight. Porter was close to invisible, so that aggressive version we saw a few days ago needs to make another appearance.
post #70 of 604
"FO...FO....FO....."


ONE

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FO


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post #71 of 604
This is where I'm at right now...

Wall/Brooks = B+

Morris = B

Gortat/Sato = B-

Porter = C+

Beal = D

Bench = F-

Something has to give.

The bench was crippling, yet again. Starters, minus Beal and sometimes Gortat, played well enough to get the win. In addition, I absolutely LOVED the ATO play Brooks drew up to get Morris the look from 3 to potentially win the game last night.

With Grunfeld still in charge of the roster, I really don't know how else things will change from here on out. As I said before, something has to give.

I wouldn't be shocked to see Brooks give some of the UDFAs some minutes just to see if any of them can provide a spark. I thought going into this year that the bench would be the best unit we've had here in DC during Wall's tenure. But what do I know? I'm just an arm-chair GM...apparently the real GM is too. mean.gif
post #72 of 604
Gortat's floating putback off the glass that rimmed out....he has been doing this his whole career. Just get the board and flush it big man. SMH.


If I had a half smoke from Ben's for every time I've seen GorTHOT miss one of those bunnies.....Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh! nerd.gif
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post #73 of 604
Completely unacceptable. I'm really at a loss for words.
post #74 of 604
We'll be lucky to win 30 games this year. This roster is atrocious and we have no leadership. Wall is great but him being great can't compensate for the rest of this team. I'm done after this season
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post #75 of 604
Wall has zero leadership abilities/qualities.....like nobody going harder for him like they would a Paul Pierce/Chris Paul/etc. He is good, but he won't be great until he can inspire greatness out of his teammates.
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post #76 of 604
$6 Celtics Uppers on Wednesday........prices probably going to fall as well.


Who is down to go see them avoid/attain 1-6!?
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post #77 of 604
Thread Starter 

For those of us in need of a silver lining to this 1-5 start, consider the following:

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrTarHeel View Post
 

And is Ted really crying about money?

 

Didn't this genius just buy an Arena football team?  In a league that only going to have 4 teams next year... yes Four

 

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/uss-arena-football-league-play-2017-season-four-teams/

 

The only way Ted can get a team into the final four is to buy in to a four team league.  That pretty much says it all.

post #78 of 604
True. If a horrendous season is what it takes to get Ernie the boot......I don't even care about a high pick if Ernie is the one selecting/trading/etc. it.


Get him outta here.....I'll take the ghost of Marion Barry over this bum. B**** SET ME UP!


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post #79 of 604

This is humiliating 

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post #80 of 604
1-5

Article in the Washington Post today had some gems......

Beal just doesn't get it.....at all.


The Izards......more like Lizards. No W with this Franchise. mean.gif




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post #81 of 604
Wall ejected for a second straight game.
post #82 of 604
Wall needs to get a grip man

Otto Porter was amazing tonight. He's been the most consistent player on the roster this year
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Otto :Nthat

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Wall ejected for a second straight game.


Did Wall just watch Tupac "Resurrection" or "Above The Rim"....he going awfully hard lately, but I don't mind the physical hit on Smart. I would rather see players frustrated at being 1-5 than complete apathy.


Wall was seen saying "Meet me in the back.....Meet me in the back"

Ha, roll.gif


2-5!



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post #85 of 604
I don't think Wall's foul deserved a flagrant 2, but he has to know he's got a bullseye on his back due to his actions prior. I hope he's not suspended, because the team will need him more than ever vs. the Cavs.

Also, Otto, man. pimp.gif Dude is becoming a fantastic wing and one of the best in the conference....dare I say, a potential #2 scoring option??? WHo would have thought? He's gonna get PAID.
post #86 of 604
I'm really impressed by porters play so far ...looks like he legit improved pimp.gif ...if they can get Beal back on track then it's lit
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$6 Celtics Uppers on Wednesday........prices probably going to fall as well.


Who is down to go see them avoid/attain 1-6!?

Damn I was at the game. Wish I would have been in this thread earlier this week,

 

I hit Yung16 up about the game

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Damn I was at the game. Wish I would have been in this thread earlier this week,

I hit Yung16 up about the game

All good, might hit the Knicks game as well. This is going to be a long season.
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DeMarcus Cousins is often mentioned by Nuggets fans, since he previously played under Malone when he was the coach in Sacramento. But I’m more intrigued by Boogie’s old Kentucky teammate, John Wall. Most teams don’t need a point guard, since it’s one of the deepest positions in the league, and even if Wall were considered an upgrade, he might not be worth the assets it would require to get him. But the Nuggets are a team in need of one. Maybe that point guard is Mudiay, but he isn’t necessarily the answer at just 20 years old, and with shaky shooting and decision-making. Wall is the sure bet: a legitimate 20-plus-point-per-game scorer, a lightning bolt in the open floor, and a virtuoso navigating defenses.

Don’t be fooled by the Wizards’ dominant win over the depleted Celtics on Wednesday night. They are in shambles. Washington ranks bottom-10 in many important categories: defensive rating, net rating, assist percentage, assist-turnover ratio, and true shooting percentage. If this slide continues, maybe they should acquire a care package of youth and draft picks for their one true superstar?

There have been absolutely no indications Wall can be had, but it’s at least plausible he could become available. Just to toss an idea out there: Maybe Mudiay, Nurkic, and both 2017 draft picks would be enticing for Washington. The Wiz would still have Otto Porter and Bradley Beal, with their own first-round pick, two high-to-mid first-rounders in a deep draft, and tons of young talent. Wall would join a team that has more talent than any he’s played on before, moving to a city that might actually put up a billboard with his face on it. The Nuggets would have their top-flight superstar who fits seamlessly next to their sharpshooting guards, and versatility at wing and forward.

You might think that the Nuggets shouldn’t even make that trade. Wall isn’t a perfect player, after all. That’s what makes their standing in the league so interesting: There are multiple paths to contention in sight.

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Intriguing proposal, but I don't want EG making this call.
post #90 of 604
Beal out tonight...Sheldon McClellan is starting at the 2-guard.

*I think Wall's sitting also because of the back-to-back

2-7, here we come!
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