Yo bro, ha how was my winter you mean? Its coming out of winter here in New Zealand, and i'm glad to see summer on the horizon! Yeah, i can not believe the NBA season is here! I've been so NFL focused, it seems kind of weird getting back in to the NBA.. Ha but yeah ive been keeping up! Yeah the Wizards have been pouring on the points, and they are using Kris Humphries as a stretch 4, well trying too atleast! They've also been playing Nene off the bench? Got mixed feelings about how the line up is looking, but either way, should be good! Sucks we can't see Dudley and Anderson play yet though!
Yeah i think a top 3 finish is possible, i definitely think top 4! A lot of people have the Wizards at like 7th - 8th spot which i can not believe! Kind of insulting to be honest! They have the Bucks, Raptors, Heat finishing better.. But the overall balance of this team should out play the others.. Yeah i'm expecting big years from Beal and Porter, Wall will finally get his credit too!
Yeah i see reports that WAS are looking to deal Nene but then there are some saying those rumors are false, so i don;t know. I'm not too fazed on whether we trade him or not, he's only got one more year left and his cap will be used on Beal.. But if it means we can get West then i'd love to do that..
Yeah Gary Neal will be nice too, hopefully he can pick his shooting percentages up a bit! Teletovic would be a nice addition if we don;t get West, it sounds like we are wanting to keep Seraphin too..
Yeah i like the Dudley deal, both him and Porter can play and defend the 3-4 position so we are adjusting to the small ball play really nicely! Plus are you seeing the reports that we are shopping Nene and teams like Toronto are interested and its to sign West! Plus we just got another nice scoring option the bench in Neal who can play the 1 also.. Neal, Dudley, West and Oubre, damn, Grunfield has had a really nice offseason! Thats if we do get West though, other wise i want a stretch 4
Hey, it sounds like Wizards have had their meeting with Pierce and called him first out of any FA and it sounds very positive! Wizrads are confident they are getting him back so i don't know how we are affording him?
I've heard that the Wizards are looking at Derrick Williams, and thats who i really want now, and he'll be cheap too, thoughts on him?
Yeah Ellngton will be nice, i think the Lakers are high on him, he's a bit of a up and down guy though, like he was crap with the Mavs.. Bellineli would be perfect, he could be hard to get, Bobcats have him as their number 1 target and so do a few other teams.. But yeah, im on the same page as you, i want a scoring guy off the bench.. Hey, whats happening with Seraphin?
I like the pick, i wasn't sure about it at first, i was all for Bobby Portis aye.. But Oubre is a guy Washington was in a situation where they were able to take him- taking a risk on a high upside player! I like his game and some people think he has one of the highest upsides in the draft.. If Oubre works out too, it will allow us to play Porter a lot at the 4 and go with the small ball movement that the league is now dominated by, plus Oubre seems to be high on KD's views too!
I really wanted Portis so we had young potential for the future right from the PG-PF.. But yeah, i'm happy with the pick man. I didn't follow him too much before the draft either, i never thought he was a guy we could potentially have,let alone trade up for!
What FA's you want?
Martell Webster + DeJuan Blair + 19th pick
Ryan Anderson and Jeff Whitney
would you do that? "Anthony Davis" NOLA fan, suggested the trade, i'd be happy with that! Ryan Anderson is owed 8.5m next season but then is a FA next offseason, so we'd have his and Nene's contracts coming off the books in time for Beal's FA.
Oubre or Dekker
Yeah, and i think Wall being snubbed again will add fuel to his fire with him wanting to be a recognized elite PG.
I'd be so happy if we fired Grunfield, despite the offseason success, he needs to go, he's been lucky with how Wall and Beal have turned out, but other than that theres not much he's done (all other decisions have been obvious ones, even the Wall and Beal selections)..
I don't know enough about the draft yet, i've been a bit useless this year, because i've been focused a lot on the NFL offseason, and i don't watch NCAA so i don't get to see much of the players outside the top 8.. But i know about Portis, because i would like to see him in Dallas if not WAS, Kaminsky would be nice to drop, and Jerian Grant looks like he could be a lottery pick potentially?
I'll check Lyles out though, i'm intrigued.. Looney does look like a real bust candidate! I'm all for signing a combo guard or a stretch 4 (stretch 4's are pretty much becoming vital in todays NBA), so yeah Jerian Grant would be my favorite choice now, but from what i have been seeing he's out of reach i think..
I have a feeling Pierce is going to go to the Clippers now after all the speculation, best case scenario would be for Jordan to go to DAL which would make LAC look less desirable meaning Pierce stays one more year. My top FA i want is Gerald Green also. I'm interested in whether WAS will resign Seraphin too?
Yeah it's straight bullsh** bro, after the success of the post season especially! Oh well i guess it's just more fuel to add to his fire in terms of trying to put the league on notice. He will be a top 3 PG next season with Russ and Curry.
What's your thoughts for the offseason?