2018-2019 Washington Wizards Season Thread - FREEDOM!

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by Methodical Management, Oct 11, 2018.

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  1. mrtarheel

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  2. Sonny Corinthos

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    Who do you want from the Lakers in a Beal trade ?
     
  3. frshstunna

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    Ingram (if his blood clot issue is worked out), Kuzma/ or this year's #4 and a couple future picks should work...other than that nothing else worth it on the current Lakers roster
     
  4. jking0821

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    So still not GM and the #9 pick....wizards!!!
    I was really hoping for some blind luck in the draft. Who are possible prospects at #9? We got a shot at Cam Reddish? or Cobe White?
     
  5. soychulo

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    Bol bol still there at 9? It’s a legacy thing. :lol:
     
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  6. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Staff Member Co-Founder

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    I really didn't want to be right on this.

    The Lakers don't have anyone I'd want, and the league changed its rules about draft pick compensation after the Nets/Celtics debacle.
     
  7. mrtarheel

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    I don't think a championship REALLY matters to Ted.
     
  8. Sonny Corinthos

    Sonny Corinthos formerly joeclear

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    Should've reached out to Trajon Langdon
     
  9. joe cool23

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  10. broncos19dm

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    Interesting
     
  11. mrtarheel

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    Smoke screen by Ted?

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  12. Methodical Management

    Methodical Management Staff Member Co-Founder

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    Masai Ujiri still has two years left on his contract. The Raptors would have to grant permission for him to meet with the Wizards.


    I will say this: as much as I don't respect it, the Wizards are playing the media better than they play basketball, and it's exposing the dearth of professional journalism in NBA coverage generally.

    Think about the nonsensical rumors that this organization has managed to spread through the media, primarily via the use of "anonymous sources":
    "I am not cheap. I'll prove it! Tonight, let's go to the fanciest restaurant in town. We'll even order wine! What's that? We'd need reservations? Oh, darn. And I was so excited to go! Oh well, I guess McDonald's is still open..."

    They're trying to push this narrative that everyone wants this job and the Wizards will spare no expense to bring in the best candidate, but "anonymous sources" are a poor counterweight to observable reality.

    Somehow, this all seems pitifully familiar:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...share=6551463153661499&utm_term=.bdbda0008edd


    This process has been a joke from the start.

    Top candidates are demonstrably uninterested in this job. The Ujiri offer comes across as desperate, and when he remains with Toronto, it will appear as though the best candidates would not join this team "for all the money in the world."


    The team wants to look like they're doing everything they can to find someone actually qualified, but they will cheap out and promote from within. Sheppard will manage the draft. Sheppard will decide if Beal is traded and for whom. Sheppard will handle the team's free agent decisions.

    We finally rid ourselves of Ernie Grunfeld, only to hand the team over to his assistant.

    Classic Wizards.
     
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  14. mrtarheel

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    ANDDDDDD now were here

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  15. jjs07

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    From the comments section:

    Sensible take.

    ALL the chips on the table for Masai. IF the rumors are true about an ownership stake in Monumental, then Wizards ineptitude be damned, he'll absolutely consider a position with the organization. The 6/60 is insane money for a GM, but the ownership stake is what will ultimately drive the deal. This is one to keep an eye on.
     
  16. Methodical Management

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    This is to my point: the offer was never legitimate to begin with.

    And if they want us to believe they’re having second thoughts because of Ujiri’s altercation with an Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy, that just grinds salt in the wound. Masai Ujiri shoved some racist deputy who didn’t think he, the GM of the winning team who was holding up his security credentials, “belonged” on the court. If the deputy actually believed that Ujiri was some crazed fan, his reaction should have been to restrain him and keep him away from the players - not shove him back like he was taking part in a barroom dispute.

    Meanwhile, the Wizards already interviewed Danny Ferry.


    Whose behavior was more disqualifying?


    Nobody is buying this “it’s not me, it’s you” act. Masai Ujiri will not become the Wizards’ GM because he is uninterested and already under contract with a superior team.

    Now they’re going to pretend they weren’t rejected because they never “officially” asked. They’re handling this like a kid using an intermediary to ask someone to a middle school dance.
     
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  17. joe cool23

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    New report (plus the return of the Obama rumor)

    https://www.nbcsports.com/washingto...rack-obama-trying-recruit-masai-ujiri-wizards
     
  18. Methodical Management

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  19. jjs07

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    Nothing about it makes sense...it's all we got right now as wizards fans until Shep is eventually hired :lol: :smh:

    (One theory I read was about Obama/Ujiri having ownership stakes in Monumental...that's about the only angle that could make sense as far as why 44 would have a vested interest in bringing his boy to DC to be part of this trainwreck.)
     
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  20. broncos19dm

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    They bringing Obama into this?! Oh lord :rofl:
     
  21. mustbetheshoe58

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  22. mrtarheel

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    Don't forget that they are about to sign Beal to an extension instead of going into full rebuild mode.

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  23. broncos19dm

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    Sigh... I just want us to be great |l