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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #250: February 08, 2024, 05:24:34 PM »
Didn’t trade Tyus Jones. WTF. 
makes no sense. He’s a FA at year’s end

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« Reply #251: February 08, 2024, 05:33:02 PM »
makes no sense. He’s a FA at year’s end
They may try and sign him as they did Kuzma.  A chance for him to start which he would not on the better teams. 

The Kuzma contract will become more valuable over time.  As the cap goes up his contract actually goes down.  $25.5 million this year.  Then $23.5 next year.  $21.5 the following year. And $19.5 million the final year.

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« Reply #252: February 13, 2024, 11:47:47 AM »
Kuzma told management he wanted to stay and be part of the rebuild:

https://theathletic.com/5271857/2024/02/13/kyle-kuzma-wizards-mavericks-near-trade/

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DALLAS — How close did the Washington Wizards come to trading forward Kyle Kuzma to the Dallas Mavericks in the days leading up to this season’s NBA trade deadline?

So close that it probably would have taken only a little nudge from Kuzma himself to make the deal happen.

When Wizards chief decision-maker Michael Winger informed Kuzma that the general framework of a trade was in place to send Kuzma to the Mavericks — a potential deal that Winger felt only lukewarm about — Kuzma told Winger he wanted to remain with the Wizards.

“There was a point in time, Dallas, they definitely did want me,” Kuzma told The Athletic on Monday, before the Wizards played the Mavericks at American Airlines Center. “Winger presented me with what the trade was and obviously didn’t want to trade me and kind of left the decision up to me a little bit and asked me what I wanted to do. I told him I wanted to stay and continue to build something. And that was kind of the end of it.”

Winger called the Mavericks back and said the deal was off the table.

If that level of transparency between team officials and a player ahead of a trade deadline sounds a bit unusual — well, it is unusual.

Kuzma does not have a no-trade clause built into the four-year, $90 million guaranteed contract that he and the Wizards agreed to last summer. But Kuzma committed to re-signing with Washington after team officials traded Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porziņģis; those trades set in motion a rebuild that almost certainly will take years to complete. Winger pledged to Kuzma and Kuzma’s agent, Austin Brown, that, unless the Wizards’ received a trade offer in the future for Kuzma that was too good to refuse, he would listen to Kuzma’s input about potential trades.

The potential trade with Dallas was one of those instances — a potential trade that, from the Wizards’ perspective, was fair but not a home run.

“Kyle’s an important player for us and (a) significant contributor to our developing culture,” Winger told The Athletic on Monday. “His commitment is necessary for us to achieve our competitive and environmental objectives. Under the circumstances, I wanted to check in with his belief to continue leading us. He reemphasized his desire to forge ahead, and we’re honored to have him.”

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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #253: February 14, 2024, 11:02:59 PM »
Deni has gotten good. Four straight 20+ games, and tonight:



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Deni Avdija has arrived:

43 PTS (career-high)
15 REB
3 AST
13-24 FG
6-10 3pt (career-high)
+17

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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #254: February 15, 2024, 07:54:52 AM »
Deni has gotten good. Four straight 20+ games, and tonight:



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43 PTS (career-high)
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I was going to post about Deni. At this point, would he be a comfortable 4th guy on a very good team with studs at point guard, another wing, and a big?

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« Reply #255: February 15, 2024, 09:47:13 AM »
I was going to post about Deni. At this point, would he be a comfortable 4th guy on a very good team with studs at point guard, another wing, and a big?
I think more like a bench piece.  He has problems using his left hand and going left.  Also not a knockdown three point shooter although he’s on a roll now.  I think more a bench piece.  When Kuzma is back he will start to defer to him.  At least he knows better than to defer to Poole.  Rui had a career night and is also on a hot streak. Lebron out.  The Wizards have drafted poorly but also such at player development. 

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« Reply #256: February 15, 2024, 10:37:29 AM »
I think more like a bench piece.  He has problems using his left hand and going left.  Also not a knockdown three point shooter although he’s on a roll now.  I think more a bench piece.  When Kuzma is back he will start to defer to him.  At least he knows better than to defer to Poole.  Rui had a career night and is also on a hot streak. Lebron out.  The Wizards have drafted poorly but also such at player development. 

Poole is amazing in that he continues the tradition of the Wizards having a player with arguably the worst contract in the NBA. Poole follows in a great line from Blatche to Gilbert, then Wall, briefly Rashard Lewis, then Beal.

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Re: Wizards (2023-2024) - Officially Rebuilding
« Reply #257: February 16, 2024, 04:28:46 PM »
Delon Wright heading to Miami after the Wizards buy out his contract.

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« Reply #258: February 16, 2024, 04:42:48 PM »
Delon Wright heading to Miami after the Wizards buy out his contract.
Good for him.  Can’t figure out why they didn’t trade him at the deadline?

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« Reply #259: February 16, 2024, 04:43:58 PM »
B Cool in the Rising Stars game tonight at 9:00. 

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Only a game behind Detroit.  We can do this. 

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Poole is now a bench player and isn't happy about it. He still played 30 minutes last night against Denver and went 4-17 from the field with a -9. He's the Wiz' Patrick Corbin right now.

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Poole is now a bench player and isn't happy about it. He still played 30 minutes last night against Denver and went 4-17 from the field with a -9. He's the Wiz' Patrick Corbin right now.
Need to get him back in the starting lineup to ensure the maximum losses. 

I’m taking SIL and grandsons to the Pistons/Magic game on March 3. Would it be in bad taste to wear a Wizards shirt and root for Detroit? 

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Need to get him back in the starting lineup to ensure the maximum losses. 

I’m taking SIL and grandsons to the Pistons/Magic game on March 3. Would it be in bad taste to wear a Wizards shirt and root for Detroit? 

You win either way Rooting for the home team, but then be able to say “oh, that’s too bad“ with a smile after

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You win either way Rooting for the home team, but then be able to say “oh, that’s too bad“ with a smile after
Yea. The Magic have improved so chance of a Detroit win is small.  But one never knows. 

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Poole is now a bench player and isn't happy about it. He still played 30 minutes last night against Denver and went 4-17 from the field with a -9. He's the Wiz' Patrick Corbin right now.

Then bury him deeper on the bench and hope he gets so upset that he retires

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Then bury him deeper on the bench and hope he gets so upset that he retires
No. We need him for the levity he brings. 

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Quite the game tonight.