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Post#31 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Mon Jan 7, 2013 4:33 pm by AWIZZINGBULLET

Congrats to Temple.
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Post#32 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:48 am by nate33

Bump for his recent stretch of good games with Beal out.

I'd like to see him retained next year as a 5th guard. He's probably not good enough to earn regular minutes, but he's nice to have around as a guy who can fill a hole at PG, SG or SF if there are injuries. You gotta love his attitude. He plays tough D when he is on the court, he executes the system well, and he doesn't complain if he doesn't get minutes.

If only he was a reliable shooter... he shoots just 16% from 3-point range.
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Post#33 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:38 pm by pancakes3

I think he wouldn't even be relegated to 5th guard. He would be able to fill in 15-20 mpg at backup guard easily. What's the difference between someone like Dahntay Jones and Garrett Temple other than collegiate pedigree? Furthermore, if Temple is offered a 1 year deal with provisions for hitting 3p% goals, he would be highly incentivized to use the Verizon Center facilities in the off-season to improve his shooting.
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Post#34 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:37 pm by hands11

Really hope they keep him. I just don't see why they wouldn't. Great fit.
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Post#35 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:23 am by Nivek

pancakes3 wrote:I think he wouldn't even be relegated to 5th guard. He would be able to fill in 15-20 mpg at backup guard easily. What's the difference between someone like Dahntay Jones and Garrett Temple other than collegiate pedigree? Furthermore, if Temple is offered a 1 year deal with provisions for hitting 3p% goals, he would be highly incentivized to use the Verizon Center facilities in the off-season to improve his shooting.


Temple is better than Jones.

I guess it would be okay to bring him back as a 5th guard. Even after his recent spate of good games, he's still just a shade over replacement level.
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Post#36 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:27 am by Ruzious

He might have the worst college stats of any player that made it to the NBA. Gotta give him credit for improving to the point that he made it as a respectable 5th guard.
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Post#37 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:33 am by Nivek

Ruzious wrote:He might have the worst college stats of any player that made it to the NBA. Gotta give him credit for improving to the point that he made it as a respectable 5th guard.


Depends on what you mean by "stats." :D

In YODA, his score senior was "don't draft," but just barely. In YODA, he was a marginal prospect, and while I like him, I think "marginal" is a fair description of his NBA performance.
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Post#38 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:00 am by DCZards

I like Temple's size/length, smarts, and, especially, his D -- attributes and strengths that are often hard to measure. Garrett has been a pleasant surprise, particularly these last few games where he's shot the ball extremely well.
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Post#39 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:10 pm by tontoz

DCZards wrote:I like Temple's size/length, smarts, and, especially, his D -- attributes and strengths that are often hard to measure. Garrett has been a pleasant surprise, particularly these last few games where he's shot the ball extremely well.


Strange how Temple and Wall were both shooting blanks from 3 and then started hitting recently out of the blue.
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Post#40 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:29 pm by nate33

tontoz wrote:
DCZards wrote:I like Temple's size/length, smarts, and, especially, his D -- attributes and strengths that are often hard to measure. Garrett has been a pleasant surprise, particularly these last few games where he's shot the ball extremely well.


Strange how Temple and Wall were both shooting blanks from 3 and then started hitting recently out of the blue.

That coupled with the ridiculously insane shooting by Beal and Webster (and career high shooting by Ariza) makes me believe that somebody is doing something right in practice. We either have a good shooting coach, good work ethic by the players, or a good strategy for practicing the right kinds of shots; or a combination of the 3.

This the first time since the Doug Collins era where I felt that there was something being done systematically to help the team's shooting.
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Post#41 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:45 pm by popper

I wish some reporter would ask Wall and others what took place to cause such a big improvement in shooting %.
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Post#42 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:29 pm by DCZards

popper wrote:I wish some reporter would ask Wall and others what took place to cause such a big improvement in shooting %.


I like to think of it as the "Beal Effect." All jokes aside, I do recall a comment by Bradley after one of John's recent shooting performances that seemed to suggest that Beal had been working with or talking to Wall about his jumper.

I also read where Wittman has been getting on John about making his shot release point more consistent and at the peak of his jump. And Wall mentioned something about getting help with his shot from Sam I Am.

So I guess it's a "Family Affair" that Temple may also be benefitting from.
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Post#43 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:04 pm by hands11

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One thing that is interesting about Temple is his quick release.
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Post#44 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:22 am by AWIZZINGBULLET

DCZards wrote:
popper wrote:I wish some reporter would ask Wall and others what took place to cause such a big improvement in shooting %.


I like to think of it as the "Beal Effect." All jokes aside, I do recall a comment by Bradley after one of John's recent shooting performances that seemed to suggest that Beal had been working with or talking to Wall about his jumper.

I also read where Wittman has been getting on John about making his shot release point more consistent and at the peak of his jump. And Wall mentioned something about getting help with his shot from Sam I Am.

So I guess it's a "Family Affair" that Temple may also be benefitting from.


You didn't even need to be an ex-NBA player to see that Wall would almost always be on his way down in his jump when he would release a shot. Crazy if Wittman and Cassell are really just getting on Wall about correcting that. You could be right about Beal having some effect though.
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Post#45 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:53 pm by hands11

Temple going on a min tear over the last 5 games.

34 minutes, 8 FGA .450% FG, .667 FG3%, 4 RB, 3.6 AST, 2 STL 9.4 pts.

Entire March numbers don't look back either.

http://espn.go.com/nba/player/gamelog/_ ... ett-temple

I said it before, Temple should be the 2nd PG with Price backing him up.

Temple has earn a roster spot and regular minutes. Team need to add a pesky small PG like Pierre Jackson and another reliable shooter at SG. Maybe Barbosa sticks around.
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Post#46 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:40 am by hands11

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With Wall expected to lead a fast-paced, wide-open offense, the Wizards have made it a priority to surround the speedy point guard with more shooters. Temple spent most of this summer focusing on his perimeter shooting so that he could be on the receiving end of a few passes in the corners.

“I do feel confident in my shots. I feel comfortable in the spots that I’m going to get shots,” Temple said.

Last season, Temple shot just 32.5 percent from three-point range, but he connected on 41.1 percent (21 of 51) in the last two months of the regular season.

Temple had developed a reputation for being a shooter in the D-League, where he made 39.2 percent of his three-point attempts. While representing the Wizards in a three-point shooting contest in Rio de Janeiro, Temple emerged victorious and brought his towel-waving teammates to their feet.
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Post#47 Re: Wizards Sign Garrett Temple.
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:42 pm by nuposse04

I would be fine with temple getting more backup PG minutes at this point. Maynor needs to step it up.
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