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Trevor Booker

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Post#646 Re: Trevor Booker
Mon Dec 3, 2012 9:15 am by sashae

Go Wizards medical staff. Trevor Booker "out 2-3 weeks" with knee injury.
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Post#647 Re: Trevor Booker
Mon Dec 3, 2012 9:32 am by closg00

Trade-him if we can, we are already on the hook for Nene and we need to strengthen our front-court because Nene is a PT player.
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Post#648 Re: Trevor Booker
Mon Dec 3, 2012 1:46 pm by nuposse04

His game is sadly mostly predicated on his athleticism, if he continues to be injured I'm not so sure he's going to last very long in the league, which is disheartening cause he really tries out there. Even with role players, this team can't catch a break.
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Post#649 Re: Trevor Booker
Tue Jan 1, 2013 5:06 pm by closg00

Anyone have an update on Book?
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Post#650 Re: Trevor Booker
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:10 pm by Upper Decker

He tweeted he's coming back this saturday. Sadly I give him a week before he goes down again with another soft tissue injury.
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Post#651 Re: Trevor Booker
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:49 pm by hands11

Upper Decker wrote:He tweeted he's coming back this saturday. Sadly I give him a week before he goes down again with another soft tissue injury.


http://www.nba.com/wizards/video/bradle ... den-state#

I'm thinking he may last longer this time.

We will see but it looks like they are handling injuries better. Booker has been out a long time. Hopefully they got him right finally. He says he wasn't the type to get injured before coming to the NBA.

And, the more players they have, the less everyone has to play any given night. That allows you to rest players when needed. Not like he is a starter. And even someone like Nene that is a starter can get more rest while he is trying to get him legs and feet right if you have lots of other options.

Hey, they beat OKC without Nene. At least for one night, it is possible. Even when going against the best.

Another player saying he was ready to return but its not his decision. Starting to really think they are handing injuries much better.
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Post#652 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:20 am by dangermouse

When Book returns, does Vesely go to the D-League? There is not enough minutes to go around. Ves needs D-League time more than Booko.
Fri Jul 5, 2013 4:36 am by dangermouse
dangermouse wrote:44 is my best guess.

I think we make the playoffs, no lower than 6th seed.
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Post#653 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:27 am by gambitx777

HE should go to the d league because he need 35 minutes a night to learn how to play.
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Post#654 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:45 am by jivelikenice

Ves just played his best game of the yr. Booker didnt show me anything this yr....he has to wrk his way back into the rotation. I would play him only to show he's healthy to teams that might be interested I him.
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Post#655 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:23 am by nate33

jivelikenice wrote:Ves just played his best game of the yr. Booker didnt show me anything this yr....he has to wrk his way back into the rotation. I would play him only to show he's healthy to teams that might be interested I him.

I think he was playing hurt this year. I seriously doubt his game has regressed from last year. Booker has always been a very hard worker and a professional. I see no reason to believe that Booker won't be at least as good as he was last year, and probably better. The Booker of last year is our third best big man behind Nene and Okafor and definitely deserves minutes over Vesely. It might take him a couple of weeks to get his rhythm back, but Booker should work his way up to 20 minutes a game.
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Post#656 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 8:33 am by closg00

I saw a Devin? Booker playing last night for Clemson, I assume he is related.
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Post#657 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:32 am by dobrojim

I think he was playing hurt this year. I seriously doubt his game has regressed from last year. Booker has always been a very hard worker and a professional. I see no reason to believe that Booker won't be at least as good as he was last year, and probably better. The Booker of last year is our third best big man behind Nene and Okafor and definitely deserves minutes over Vesely. It might take him a couple of weeks to get his rhythm back, but Booker should work his way up to 20 minutes a game.


HIs game may well have improved and I've liked his approach since we got him.
That said, I've definitely soured on his long term potential. The guy just can't
seem to stay healthy. He strikes me as an uber-athlete who's work ethic (good) had
a lot to do with getting him to where he is, but he is constantly on the fine
edge btw top condition and over-trained injured (not good). In 3 years, he's missed significant
time every year. Ease him in, especially assuming Jan reverts to the dreadful level
of play he's produced so far this year. On the slight chance than Jan starts consistently
playing the way he did vs OKC...Book becomes trade fill-in material.

Reminds me a lot of Caron, maybe a poor man's Caron since Book hasn't reached
AllStar level of performance as Caron briefly did. I'm rooting for him, but I won't
be shocked if his career continues to be derailed by injuries.
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Post#658 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:32 pm by nate33

I don't disagree. I think Booker is going to have a fairly short NBA career as injuries and age sap his athleticism. I'm just saying that the notion that Booker "hasn't shown anything" and is therefore not worth playing ahead of Vesely is misguided. Booker is, without any doubt whatsoever, a better basketball player than Vesely. Frankly, I'm fairly confident in saying that Booker is currently a better basketball player than Vesely EVER will be.
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Post#659 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:47 pm by dobrojim

You may well turn out to be absolutely correct. I just wish I could
be more optimistic about Book staying healthy.
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Post#660 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 4:16 pm by closg00

Agree about Booker and health, he is a future Nene early. I would def trade him if I could.
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Post#661 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 5:57 pm by DMVleGeND

closg00 wrote:I saw a Devin? Booker playing last night for Clemson, I assume he is related.


Yup. They're brothers.
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Post#662 Re: Trevor Booker
Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:26 pm by hands11

dobrojim wrote:You may well turn out to be absolutely correct. I just wish I could
be more optimistic about Book staying healthy.


Did you watch him in the video link I posted ?
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Post#663 Re: Trevor Booker
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:56 am by dobrojim

how would a video alter 3 years of history?

edit to add - the link I found which appeared to be relevant was not.
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Post#664 Re: Trevor Booker
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:00 pm by hands11

dobrojim wrote:how would a video alter 3 years of history?

edit to add - the link I found which appeared to be relevant was not.


Because he talks about what the injury was this time and how he was never injured before coming to the NBA. He also talked about if not for the trainers, he would have returned to soon again this time.

I think that is kind of relevant.

We will see. Maybe he has been on a bad run of getting injured and coming back to soon and now he is over it now. Maybe he will get injured again and he just injury prone now even though he wasn't before.

I'm willing to sit back and see if anything is different this time. He clearly was not ready last time he played. Hopefully he has that spring back in his legs this time and is a lot more effective.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wiz ... y-the-day/

“We have people injured, big pieces,” Booker said. “We’ll see now what we’re made of. I’m ready, back to my usual self. Sometimes you’ve got to be more patient. You could injure yourself even more, but I think I’m ready now. I’m ready to go.”
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Post#665 Re: Trevor Booker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:15 pm by closg00

Good Lord Booker out with a sprained ankle, I hope he is on the trading-block.
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