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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #175: January 30, 2022, 12:43:52 PM »
I don't think Dinwiddie is going to be here much longer.  Might as well just move Beal to the PG position.


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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #176: January 30, 2022, 06:16:45 PM »
I don't think Dinwiddie is going to be here much longer.  Might as well just move Beal to the PG position.

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He’s played like crap most of the season and not near his salary. Would like to give him the benefit of the doubt per his knee injury but who knows. Of course Beal has not played well either. Ted is making a big mistake by giving him a super mad contract. Not a good enough player and not a leader.

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« Reply #177: January 30, 2022, 08:12:07 PM »
He’s played like crap most of the season and not near his salary. Would like to give him the benefit of the doubt per his knee injury but who knows. Of course Beal has not played well either. Ted is making a big mistake by giving him a super mad contract. Not a good enough player and not a leader.

Ted isn’t willing to have a fire sale and start over. This team isn’t a contender and there is no reason to expect that they have or are capable of getting the pieces that will make them one.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #178: January 30, 2022, 08:44:57 PM »
Ted isn’t willing to have a fire sale and start over. This team isn’t a contender and there is no reason to expect that they have or are capable of getting the pieces that will make them one.
Yea, it's sad.  If they dealt Beal and some others they would have much more room to make signings.  Not that DC is a destination city for ballers.  Beal is just not a #1 star.  Not even #2.  Just trade him to Philly for Ben Simmons--could be fun. 

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #179: February 02, 2022, 02:59:11 PM »
Wiz still reportedly interested in Sabonis. Seems if we could get him for say Kispert, Deni, Bryant and some draft picks, that's a no-brainer.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2953006-trade-deadline-intel-wizards-among-nbas-most-active-shoppers-eyeing-sabonis
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Word has since trickled around the league that Beal would welcome playing with Sabonis, although one source with knowledge of the situation maintained Beal has not actively encouraged the Wizards to acquire him. League personnel say the Pacers are seeking a package similar to or greater than the haul Nikola Vucevic drew for the Orlando Magic last season. Only Sacramento, New Orleans and Washington have been linked by league personnel as Sabonis suitors with significant interest.

For the Wizards to offer something on par with Vucevic's haul, Washington would likely have to part with at least two of Rui Hachimura, Deni Avdija and Corey Kispert, with additional salary of either Thomas Bryant or Montrezl Harrell, plus further draft capital. And that still might not reach Indiana's high asking price. 

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #180: February 02, 2022, 09:14:48 PM »
Heck of a game. Kuz doing Kuz things again

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #181: February 02, 2022, 09:22:24 PM »
:w:

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #182: February 02, 2022, 09:29:31 PM »
Did not see the game except for the very end. A blind squirrel comes to mind.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #183: February 02, 2022, 09:40:26 PM »
Did not see the game except for the very end. A blind squirrel comes to mind.

No Beal. Dinwiddie unleashed

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #184: February 02, 2022, 10:15:17 PM »
No Beal. Dinwiddie unleashed
I see he shot 4-16.  Quite the showcase before the trade deadline.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #185: February 02, 2022, 10:18:40 PM »
I see he shot 4-16.  Quite the showcase before the trade deadline.

Triple double though

Bertans isn’t even playing now. Bench and Kuzma were great.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #187: February 03, 2022, 01:07:13 PM »
There is still hope.

https://wizofawes.com/2022/02/02/bradley-beal-traded/

Beal is the new Wes Unseld Sr. The team will cling to him no matter what.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #188: February 04, 2022, 02:34:39 PM »
Chase Hughes tweets
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Executives around the league believe the two players most likely Wizards to be traded are Montrezl Harrell and Davis Bertans.

As for Bertans, it appears he is firmly out of the rotation at this point. Right before that became clear, both Sheppard and head coach Wes Unseld Jr. had long discussions with Bertans about his role at the end of a recent practice, NBC Sports Washington was told. He spoke with Unseld Jr. for upwards of an hour.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #189: February 04, 2022, 02:47:44 PM »
Add Dinwiiddie but like Bertans they will get nothing for him. I can't figure out if Dinwiddie is cooked or just needs more time to recover from the ACL injury.  Or is playing bad intentionally to get away from Beal.  Their other problem in the trade is that they cannot trade their 2023 first round pick as it is protected for several years as part of the Wall trade.

https://hoopshype.com/lists/nba-trade-rumor-rankings-james-harden-spencer-dinwiddie-and-more/

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #190: February 04, 2022, 03:27:34 PM »
Add Dinwiiddie but like Bertans they will get nothing for him. I can't figure out if Dinwiddie is cooked or just needs more time to recover from the ACL injury.  Or is playing bad intentionally to get away from Beal.  Their other problem in the trade is that they cannot trade their 2023 first round pick as it is protected for several years as part of the Wall trade.

https://hoopshype.com/lists/nba-trade-rumor-rankings-james-harden-spencer-dinwiddie-and-more/

Dinwiddie seems to be an attitude issue.

I can't imagine the Nets trading Harden, but we'll see.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #191: February 06, 2022, 12:20:05 PM »
Sounds like changes are coming:

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"It sucks, bro. That's the mood of the team. It [expletive] sucks. Coming in here and teams are basically beating our [expletive] from start to finish. So, it sucks, man," Harrell said.

"Nobody likes losing. Everyone in our locker room is competitive-minded people and love to compete and get after it. But it just sucks right now because over the last eight games we've played, we lost seven of them. That's tough for anybody to withstand or have on their plate. So, that's the energy in the room right now, it just [expletive] sucks."

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/montrezl-harrell-says-wizards-werent-prepared-suns-mood-expletive-sucks

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #192: February 06, 2022, 12:48:15 PM »
Sounds like changes are coming:

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/montrezl-harrell-says-wizards-werent-prepared-suns-mood-expletive-sucks
Gosh I hope so.  That 10-3 start was fools gold.  Instead of depth we now have guys lobbying for playing time and who gets to shoot the ball.  Everyone unhappy.  Just trade everyone except Kuzma and Gafford and maybe Deni.  The talent is just not there and neither is the heart with this group.  Feel bad for the coach. 

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #193: February 06, 2022, 01:16:34 PM »
Your Washington Bullets/Wizards: rebuilding since 1978.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #194: February 06, 2022, 01:44:23 PM »
Gosh I hope so.  That 10-3 start was fools gold.  Instead of depth we now have guys lobbying for playing time and who gets to shoot the ball.  Everyone unhappy.  Just trade everyone except Kuzma and Gafford and maybe Deni.  The talent is just not there and neither is the heart with this group.  Feel bad for the coach. 

When you have a team full of guys looking to move on, playing time and shots become more important that winning. No one is sacrificing their next contract in the name of team unity for a chance at the play in game

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #195: February 06, 2022, 06:31:01 PM »
Wiz have reportedly made an offer for sabonis

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #196: February 06, 2022, 06:42:26 PM »
Poor sabonis

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #197: February 07, 2022, 03:21:33 PM »
Now Chase Hughes is tweeting that someone who's identity he's protecting is telling him of the possibility of a Wall for Russ trade, with the Rockets buying out Russ and then Russ signing back with Washington.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #198: February 07, 2022, 04:06:40 PM »
Now Chase Hughes is tweeting that someone who's identity he's protecting is telling him of the possibility of a Wall for Russ trade, with the Rockets buying out Russ and then Russ signing back with Washington.

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Re: Washington Wizards (2021-22)
« Reply #199: February 07, 2022, 09:10:38 PM »
This team is really bad at basketball