Author Topic: Wizards (2022-2023)  (Read 1246 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #25: July 01, 2022, 09:50:18 AM »
I don't see Kuzma going anywhere, but they could part with Deni, Rui, and some draft picks. I think they are still around $10 million under the cap but I'm not sure.
But Atlanta will want good players. I can’t imagine Collins and Kuzma will want to share time. Collins is a better defender and rebounder. Neither is an all star but both good players. It’s the NBA so you can’t have ten rotation guys for an eight man rotation. Fragile egos.

I’m not up on the cap. Was Wright under the mid level exception? 

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #26: July 01, 2022, 10:11:18 AM »
At this point the lineup appears to be:

PG: Morris and Wright
SG: Beal and Davis
SF: Barton and Deni
PF: Kuzma and Rui and Gill.
C: Porzingis and Gafford.

Maybe make the first round. Thanks Ted.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #27: July 01, 2022, 10:13:26 AM »
At this point the lineup appears to be:

PG: Morris and Wright
SG: Beal and Davis
SF: Barton and Deni
PF: Kuzma and Rui and Gill.
C: Porzingis and Gafford.

Maybe make the first round. Thanks Ted.

Edit. Forgot Kispert.
That’s 12.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #28: July 09, 2022, 12:56:10 AM »
Wizards will apparently sign Taj Gibson who was waived by the Knicks. They did need one center who is not skinny as a rail.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #29: September 05, 2022, 08:04:07 AM »
Deni in action with Israel.  They are playing Poland right now.


Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #30: September 05, 2022, 10:05:49 AM »
I jinxed him.  Played terribly today and Israel lost.  Next up Serbia. 

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #31: October 01, 2022, 10:24:57 PM »
Second game in Japan is on at 1:00 am.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 38816
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #32: October 21, 2022, 09:46:12 PM »
2-0

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #33: October 21, 2022, 10:33:43 PM »
2-0
And Deni played.  Surprised after seeing a replay of him turning his ankle. 

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #34: October 28, 2022, 04:19:19 PM »
Losing Delon Wright will hurt the team as he is one of the few adequate defensive players.

Tonight vs. the Pacers is on ESPN which seems odd given the Wizards and that the Pacers are a bottom feeder also. 

Offline imref

  • Posts: 38816
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #35: November 04, 2022, 12:40:25 PM »

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #36: November 04, 2022, 01:35:56 PM »
if this is related to Kyrie's suspension....

https://twitter.com/kylekuzma/status/1588557895213334528?s=61&t=SartzM2hzauB5FLyM5Ja2Q
Some of these dudes can’t get outside their own little worlds. Just take their smartphones away. 

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 21243
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #37: November 04, 2022, 03:27:06 PM »
apparently antisemitism is ok again in NBA circles.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 38816
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #38: November 04, 2022, 03:28:51 PM »
I'd love to be a fly on the wall between Deni and Kuz in the locker room

Offline aspenbubba

  • Posts: 5226
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #39: November 05, 2022, 07:13:08 PM »
apparently antisemitism is ok again in NBA circles.


I’m not familiar with what you are saying. Can you elaborate. Not doubting you at all. I just don’t follow basketball.
Thanks.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 21243
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #40: November 05, 2022, 07:35:50 PM »


I’m not familiar with what you are saying. Can you elaborate. Not doubting you at all. I just don’t follow basketball.
Thanks.

Kyrie got suspended for promoting a movie that denies the holocaust and blames Jews for slavery among other things. Kuzma (and others, he’s the only wizard) then tweets about how you can’t say anything anymore

Offline imref

  • Posts: 38816
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #41: November 05, 2022, 09:21:26 PM »

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #42: November 05, 2022, 09:42:00 PM »
Kuzma says his tweet had nothing to do with kyrie

https://nypost.com/2022/11/05/kyle-kuzma-clarifies-cryptic-tweet-amid-kyrie-irving-controversy/
So what was it about?   Just take his smartphone away.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 38816
  • Re-contending in 202...5?
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #43: November 05, 2022, 10:20:19 PM »
Probably the sweater.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 21243
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #44: November 06, 2022, 07:40:13 AM »

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #45: November 07, 2022, 07:42:18 AM »
Another season of no meaningless professional basketball in the DMV. Uggh.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 21243
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #46: November 07, 2022, 08:26:45 AM »
Another season of no meaningless professional basketball in the DMV. Uggh.

The Mystics are actually good, the Wizards are the only terrible professional basketball in the DMV.

Looking forward to drafting a stiff with no upside and then wondering why they never improve

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 35729
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #47: November 07, 2022, 09:02:24 AM »
The Mystics are actually good, the Wizards are the only terrible professional basketball in the DMV.

Looking forward to drafting a stiff with no upside and then wondering why they never improve
was Rui supposed to be a turd pick when they took him?  He's not panned out, but he looked good in college. 

Maybe that's the problem.  If my opinion is similar to the Wiz's talent evaluators, then they are only as good as a a guy who doesn't even do a NCAA bracket because he doesn't follow things closely enough.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #48: November 07, 2022, 09:32:48 AM »
was Rui supposed to be a turd pick when they took him?  He's not panned out, but he looked good in college. 

Maybe that's the problem.  If my opinion is similar to the Wiz's talent evaluators, then they are only as good as a a guy who doesn't even do a NCAA bracket because he doesn't follow things closely enough.
They keep taking high floor low ceiling guys. Davis. Kispert. Rui. Maybe Deni is the exception but looks like he will never be an above average offensive player. Who would have guessed that when they promoted Ernie’s chief assistant that they would continue down this path.

Offline Natsinpwc

  • Posts: 23088
Re: Wizards (2022-2023)
« Reply #49: November 07, 2022, 09:33:21 AM »
The Mystics are actually good, the Wizards are the only terrible professional basketball in the DMV.

Looking forward to drafting a stiff with no upside and then wondering why they never improve
You must have daughters. Otherwise no one pays attention to the Mystics.