Nice, that sweep felt so good! Being the underdogs going into the series with everyone saying how we are a first round knock out was good to prove wrong! The guys that are getting playing time are all stepping up, Otto's defense has been stellar, Sessions backing up Wall has been really good and Gooden is a playoff bench beast! I really like how we are looking, people think TOR's offense just choked but fail to realize that we actually are kind of the Grizzlies of the East, we have the best ranked defense in the East (3rd overall) and we slow the game down, except Wall's fast breaks! SO yeah, our defense is not being credited!
I'm starting to feel semi confident about a potential ECF appearance, but i know ATL or BK will still be a tough match up and we still have to keep consistent to get through! I'm rooting for BK so we get that home court!
Sorry man been hella busy! We up 1-0! I mean, yeah for sure we got a good match up against TOR and they have been sliding, but they did sweep us this season and i was nervous having to play them first round. However, despite today being a rough game, Wall and Beal shooting so poorly, we still pulled off the win thanks to Pierce. Gortat and Nene weren't huge, i liked what Seraphin, Sessions, Gooden and Porter gave us off the bench. All in all our FG% gotta pick up, we can certainly win this series and now we have home court! 4-2 to us is my prediction, yours?
Damn we got those teams to play still, i did not realise that. Yeah i think top 4 is still realistic if the Bulls drop, but really who do we want to play in the first round? Bulls who we have split the series with or the Raptors who we have gone 0-3 against, maybe 0-4 i can't remember? Surprisingly i'm going with the Raptors due to their downfall, but then again we match up well with the Bulls, so i think we are in an alright situation, not too tough, both realistically winnable matchups..
Yes, Will Bynum is here, nice, i've wanted him in Washington for so long now, was so underrated in Detroit. I really hope he can offer us a good spark off the bench!
Uh since we last talked Washington has been on a slight slide. We got a good solid win against the red hot Jazz, even though we almost gave away the win, but then got blown out by the Clippers and now fell short to the Kings. That 3rd seed is so close, yet so far! I think we are going to be a top 4 team and will finish ahead of CHI, that would be an interesting first round match up considering we've split the season series 2-2!
22-7 from Bynum would be a nice acquisition to add to this team, i don't care who we bring in, we just need a consistent contributor off the bench!
Yeah the East playoffs are just as exciting for me as the West, it's not as good basketball but it's still exciting! I think the playoff seeding will go like this;
I hate Miami, absolutely hate them and i'm really optimistic about Charlotte making the plyoffs, i have to keep hope! Haha
We have been playing much better as of late, Gortat is back in grove, Wall is playing good and since Paul has returned it's been a major difference. That blow out against the Hornets, only allowing them to score 69 was great to see from a Washington perspective, but sucked from my Hornet side! Yes, i really think we still need to add another guard, and i hope we do continue to look at Bynum, do you know what his averages were like in China?
We have Darrell Armstrong, used to be a MAverick himself, but is now an assistant under Carlisle, and was apart of the coaching staff that won the championship, however he's our player development guy, and from my honest opinion- that is one of Dallas's worst attributes, Brandon Wright worked out well, but we are such a bad franchise at training up our own rookies! We should have kept Jae Crowder, he's a perfect example of someone who was held back in Dallas but is now playing great under Brad Stevens.. So maybe look elsewhere..
Alvin Gentry is growing on me more to, his offensive mastermind would do wonders with Wall, Beal, Pierce, Seraphin and could help boost Otto's scoring capability and he's coached Gortat too! Plus keep whoever is responsible for Washingtons defense as an assistant.
How do you think the top 8 in the East will pan out?
Thank god! We won a damn game! And it was an impressive win despite Detroits massive comeback led by Spencer Dinwiddie of all people.. I hope now that we have Beal back some life will be injected into this squad. They looked really good today and Wall was great, it looked like the Wizards basketball we used to see! I still think we are a top 4 team despite everyone pretty much saying we are a joke, if we can play like we did today then im happy!
However one win doesn't make me forget about our Ernie/ Wittman rant, i still want them gone, the day they go it'll be like Christmas.. And yeah finding a coach out of the rough that no one has ever heard of, who is an assistant to Carlisle, Pop or someone would be awesome. Carlisle has had some gems of coaches come out from under him now; Dwayne Casey and Terry Stotts of Portland, and we all know about Pops crew..
Kevin Ollie would be ideal! I never thought about him, i always just think about actual NBA coaches, not college coaches. But yes, i'm all for Ollie, maybe put Malone as the assistant? Or the other way round, that would be perfect! Also, i've heard a lot of people saying Alvin Gentry, thoughts? I'm not sure..
Yeah thats good to hear Ted actually analyzing the Wizards, but i feel like he gets too attached to the management, he must, considering how long Wittman has been in Washington!
A new GM, preferably a new face, not someone who has been working under Grunfeld, someone like Ujiri would be perfect! Mike Malone or Mark Jackson would be also perfect, Malone single handedly turned around SAC before being relieved for some unknown reason!
Tough loss today, however we competed, and stuck with the best team in the NBA which is semi refreshing to see, and plus Gortat is playing better. We need to compete like that from now on in, because the whole league has the idea now that we are not contenders, and i agree. 2-11 is what we are now in the last stint of games!
But yeah i completely agree about the management change if we are serious about recruiting KD, maybe grab some management team that is close to KD? Put his shooting teacher in the coaching staff etc etc..
I still think we can compete and we can sneak back into 4th with Rose out, but they have to pull their heads in and work for it!
Sorry for the delay, my B/R home page has been down! Uh yeah so we got Sessions, i like this trade, he was really good for us in Charlotte and we all know hes an upgrade over Miller.. However, our season is crumbling, Wittman seems to be getting really frustrated with the team and i have a feeling he has lost his players.. I honestly can't see us getting back into the top 4 considering how those other teams are doing, maybe our season will turn around when Beal is back, and Gortat gets his groove but yeah! If we don't make top 4 i want to see Wittman and Grunfield sacked. Our bench is rubbish, Humphries, Seraphin and (can't comment on Sessions) are the only ones performing, the guards and wing players have given nothing..
Tough times being a Wizard fan at the moment!
Kevin Martin would be awesome, apparently MIN is wanting Kevin Seraphin though, is it worth it? I'm not sure.. I mean i remember Seraphin having seasons like he is right now and then the following season he takes a step back, so i'm not sure whether his progression is legit at this stage, but if it is then i want to keep him! But Martin would solve many of our problems, it would tie us up financially though entering next season..
Beal's out again tonight vs the Magic, but i do like seeing Porter start the games, he's been looking good the past few ones. Unlucky we lost to the Hornets again though, we have to start capitalizing on the teams below us we play, thats 5 game skid has put us behind Toronto a bit, especially considering they beat SAS also!