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Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Topic Start: June 08, 2021, 12:58:07 PM »
Wizards are reportedly interested in Kristaps Porzingis.

https://fortyeightminutes.com/wizards-rumors-porzingis/

The above suggests that the starting point for the Wizards would be Bertans and their #1 2022 pick (#11 overall).  Porzingis is reportedly upset at having to play second fiddle to Luka, so perhaps he's not a good fit here given he'd play 3rd or 4th fiddle behind Westbrook, Beal and Rui?

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #1: June 08, 2021, 01:18:07 PM »
Wizards are reportedly interested in Kristaps Porzingis.

https://fortyeightminutes.com/wizards-rumors-porzingis/

The above suggests that the starting point for the Wizards would be Bertans and their #1 2022 pick (#11 overall).  Porzingis is reportedly upset at having to play second fiddle to Luka, so perhaps he's not a good fit here given he'd play 3rd or 4th fiddle behind Westbrook, Beal and Rui?
Please no.  He is terrible now. 

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #2: June 08, 2021, 01:20:23 PM »
Wizards are reportedly interested in Kristaps Porzingis.

https://fortyeightminutes.com/wizards-rumors-porzingis/

The above suggests that the starting point for the Wizards would be Bertans and their #1 2022 pick (#11 overall).  Porzingis is reportedly upset at having to play second fiddle to Luka, so perhaps he's not a good fit here given he'd play 3rd or 4th fiddle behind Westbrook, Beal and Rui?

Are we sure Ernie is really gone, because that seems like an Ernie move

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #3: June 08, 2021, 01:36:11 PM »
He'd be a decent upgrade over Bertans if we could get him for a swap + 2nd rounder.

2021 stats:
Porzingis: 20.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 47.6% FG, 37.6% 3PT
Bertans: 11.5 / 2.9 / 0.9 / 40.4% / 39.5%

So that gives you a starting five in 2022 of Westbrook, Beal, Porzingis, Rui, Bryant with Deni, Gafford, and everyone else off the bench.

Not much of an improvement, but that's arguably a better starting squad than 2020-21. Porzingis would need to stay healthy and be comfortable being the third or fourth option in the offense.

If you want a true Ernie move that would even have made Wes Unseld proud: This floats the idea of sending Bertans, Hutchison, Bryant, and five draft picks to Dallas. :hysterical:

https://www.nbaanalysis.net/2021/06/07/heres-how-the-wizards-could-trade-for-mavericks-kristaps-porzingis/2/


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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #4: June 08, 2021, 02:09:47 PM »
A guy who won’t play second fiddle to the beat young player in the league is not going to happily play third fiddle to Westbrook and Beal

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #5: June 08, 2021, 02:12:15 PM »
A guy who won’t play second fiddle to the beat young player in the league is not going to happily play third fiddle to Westbrook and Beal
well, he might appear to only to take the strings off the fiddle and garotte one or both when they are asleep on a coast to coast flight.  Not that I have any experience with that.   

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #6: June 09, 2021, 09:18:40 AM »
Wizards are reportedly interested in Kristaps Porzingis.

https://fortyeightminutes.com/wizards-rumors-porzingis/

The above suggests that the starting point for the Wizards would be Bertans and their #1 2022 pick (#11 overall).  Porzingis is reportedly upset at having to play second fiddle to Luka, so perhaps he's not a good fit here given he'd play 3rd or 4th fiddle behind Westbrook, Beal and Rui?

...the Wizards are planning to move to Riga? (Porzingis and Bertans are both Latvian - maybe they'd trade for the former and keep the latter.)


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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #8: June 16, 2021, 02:36:22 PM »
Scott Brooks is out. ESPN reports they couldn't reach agreement on a deal.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #9: June 16, 2021, 04:22:09 PM »
Thank god