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I think we've punted the season and haven't really complained about Ernie other than the Ariza Okafor trade. What's the use, since TL didn't fire him anyway.
How many arenas use stage lighting anyway? The Lakers didn't even use it when Staples first opened. The only time Verizon used it was for the all star game.
I'm convinced that Earl Barron just kept showing up to camp and they didn't know his name to cut him.
Barron played at Memphis and looked good in pre season. I am not impressed by Ariza.
I thing Webster looks very good and i am shocked AJ Price looks decent, he was bad last year, but looks much more explosive after his ACL tear. I liked Price at UConn but he had some physical issues and a laptop?
1000 post. Yea.
Barron and Price did play well during the preseason. Webster was probably the best player for them this preseaso which should tell you something right there. If they win more than 25 games this season I'll be surprised. Having Wall and Nene on the shelf to start the season is a bad omen.
Shit is so bad right now that I'm actually staring to talk myself into Cody Zeller. Ugh.
I saw all this crap coming when we resigned Arenas and Jamison.
I remember saying it would be a huge mistake to put yourself in cap jail for a team that will never be more than a 4 or 5 seed in a VERY weak Eastern conference. Especially Arenas when he had such a bum knee.
A lot of people were so desperate to have a team that wasn't at the bottom of the league, that having a mediocre team with a ceiling of getting bounced in the first round with absolutely no chance of making the finals was great. That team was like being a fan of the Atlanta Hawks over the last couple years...win 42 games, good, but not great players who are completely overpaid and make the playoffs as a 4-5 seed and bounced in round one.
Then the trade for Miller and Foye made absolutely zero sense...it was hilarious to hear people defend giving up a top 5 lotto pick for 2 mediocre journeymen.
Bottom line...Grunfeld lucked into signing Arenas, and frankly, other than that, has been beyond horrible.
That Simmons clip was spot on.
If you're broadcasting a game, tell it the way it really is, but keep your opinions to yourself...!
Were there really that many people defending the Miller/Foye trade? Or the Arenas/Jamison signings? I think most people with any sense hated all of those moves.
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Yeah. Most people didn't like those moves.
And grunfeld lucked into getting Wall. That's the only reason he still has a job. But the team he's putting together now isn't good either so it won't matter soon.
Yes, there were quite a few on the old scout board with standard replies of it was a weak draft (the Miller/Foye) trade and that we'd be dumb to not resign Arenas/Jamison because nobody wants to go back to the late 90's Wizards.
The Wizards, with smart management should be one of those big market free agent destinations. Unfortunately, when your management is as bad as ours, it doesn't make this area shine like it should for professional athletes.
yeah I didnt mind the Miller/Foye trade at the time, mainly because I thought the draft was garbage beyond Griffin (and it kind of was; only Harden, Rubio and Curry are/were better, though I guess you can count Jennings and Evans). Resigning Gilbert at those terms was HOF stupid though.
It is the business walk of the biggest, baddest bear in the national park happening upon an abandoned picnic.
Kind of amazing how much a pass Leonsis has got in this city. Grunfeld shouldn't have a job right now.
I'm sorry to say that Washington is not a destination for elite NBA players. We've sign one (and only one) elite NBA player since Bobby Dandridge and that was Arenas. (I have to check on Bernard King but he signed after a horrific knee injury). Washington will never be a destination for elite NBA players so our ceiling is mediocre at best unless we luck out and draft Andrew Wiggins. (with Ted's luck that will never happen).
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