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Post#21 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Tue Jan 8, 2013 3:49 am by dangermouse

God i could go a mug of Kool-Aid with plenty of ice right now. Its almost 8pm and its 40°C here. Google says that is 104 in Farenheit.
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#22 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Tue Jan 8, 2013 9:19 am by DaRealHibachi

dangermouse wrote:God i could go a mug of Kool-Aid with plenty of ice right now. Its almost 8pm and its 40°C here. Google says that is 104 in Farenheit.


Dude, where do you live? :o
On Eric Maynor, nate33 wrote:Our record in games that Wall played was roughly .500. Meanwhile, on a per48 basis, with Maynor in the game, we lose games by an average of 30 points.
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Post#23 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Wed Jan 9, 2013 6:55 pm by hands11

Wall interview
http://www.nba.com/wizards/video/2013/0 ... mv-2349549

Speed kills.

A few more fast break points and 5-6 FTAs plus better passing from the PG to give Beal and Webster open looks. Going to sweet to see.
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Post#24 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Wed Jan 9, 2013 7:29 pm by SizzlinSimms

When Wall comes back the team becomes the new Showtime! Faster than a speeding Bullet!

Wall, Beal, Vesley shows up because he's capable of running, Nene, and Okafor!

We turn it around and go plus .500 from the all-star break!
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Post#25 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Wed Jan 9, 2013 10:55 pm by Floater

At the very least, they'll be fun to watch
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Post#26 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:36 pm by JWizmentality

As bad as we've been, it's not like teams have been blowing us out the water night in and night out. Most of the games have been very close. Our players are just....just....dumb. We snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We're so freaking good at it!
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Post#27 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:04 am by dangermouse

DaRealHibachi wrote:
dangermouse wrote:God i could go a mug of Kool-Aid with plenty of ice right now. Its almost 8pm and its 40°C here. Google says that is 104 in Farenheit.


Dude, where do you live? :o


Heat wave in the land down-under. Its almost half that now though, thankfully. Some of the hottest temperatures in the country since they started keeping a record. The whole state was basically on fire for a while there.
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#28 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:54 am by dobrojim

JWizmentality wrote:As bad as we've been, it's not like teams have been blowing us out the water night in and night out. Most of the games have been very close. Our players are just....just....dumb. We snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. We're so freaking good at it!


I'm not sure it's because are players are dumb, just not very good at putting
the ball in the basket which turns out to be kinda important.
A lot of what we call 'thought' is just mental activity
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Post#29 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:24 pm by hands11

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

Looking like everyone but Martin may be ready to go.

Thursday afternoon, with point guard John Wall dribbling, cutting and driving as if he’s on track to play for the first time this season on Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center.

Coach Randy Wittman also is keeping open the possibility of having guard Jordan Crawford and center Nene back in the lineup, meaning the Wizards may be able to field their most complete lineup to date.

“Again, we’ll see,” Wittman said. “We’ll see what either of them do tomorrow and go from there. I don’t want to rule one way or the other anything yet with another full day of practice ahead.”

There’s also a chance forward Trevor Booker makes it back for Saturday night’s game.

“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#30 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:28 pm by AFM

LET'S GO HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post#31 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:22 pm by hands11

http://dc.sbnation.com/2013/1/10/385692 ... zards-2013

Nene is producing at least as well as the majority of last year's all-star forwards and centers, despite not having a secondary playmaker or shotmaker to draw defenses' attention.

Washington has been 18.8 points per 48 minutes better when Nene has been on the court this year
The reason the team gets so much better isn't that complicated. Not only does Nene play very well as an individual on both ends of the court, he's also an excellent playmaker who allows Washington's bevy of spot up shooters and garbage bucket specialists play to their strengths. Someone like Martell Webster has a lot of value when he's spotting up in the corners and focusing his energy on playing good positional defense. When he's forced to create shots for himself or other players off the dribble? Not so much.

Washington will start winning enough games to get Nene some recognition around the league. Last year's Wizards were outscored by an average of 4.8 points per 48 minutes. When Nene and Wall played together? Washington outscored their opponents by 10.4 points per 48 minutes. It'll be interesting to see if that keeps up.

Wall. Nene. Beal. It's going to be fun to finally see all three along with the defensive, running support cast.
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Post#32 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:06 pm by hands11












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Post#33 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:25 pm by hands11

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/1/11/3 ... -timetable

Buckle up Wiz fans. Here we go.




Nene says, Wall is fast. Big smiles from Nene. Seems really happy to play tomorrow.

http://www.nba.com/wizards/video/2013/0 ... mv-2351616

Only MEM has beat both Miami and OKC. And the Wiz beat OKC without Wall, Crawford and Nene :o
Mem is .697 at 23-10 :wink:

http://www.nba.com/wizards/video/2013/0 ... ov-2351352
Randy is giddy happy.
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Post#34 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:18 pm by AFM

Love your optimism, hands. You and nate balance each other out perfectly.
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Post#35 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:54 pm by nate33

AFM wrote:Love your optimism, hands. You and nate balance each other out perfectly.

What's sad is I used to be one of the more optimistic people on this board. But the Wizards have finally broken me.
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Post#36 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:26 pm by hands11

do you believe :lol:

Best team in the league. :wink:

Beat the #1 team twice and back to backs against the #1 and #9

Next up. Orlando and the first 3 game win streak.
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Post#37 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:22 pm by hands11

Take a big old drink of it.

Its sweet.

29 pts win over Orlando baby.

3-0

Thats a winning streak.

Oh, and Ves sends his love. :lol:
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Post#38 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:42 pm by sfam

You did call it, Hands! :clap:
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Post#39 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:46 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

hands11 wrote:Take a big old drink of it.

Its sweet.

29 pts win over Orlando baby.

3-0

Thats a winning streak.

Oh, and Ves sends his love. :lol:



Right now they're playing like Chicago did with a healthy Derrick Rose. Defenders are playing well and there is suddenly a lot of depth. If Price, Ariza, Temple, and Okafor keep this up; and the young guys keep playing with confidence, they'll keep winning.
Will the Wizards' success be sustained or was it fool's gold?
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Post#40 Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thre
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:24 pm by barelyawake

I seem to remember saying a million times that our team is built around a star point guard slashing and distributing, and that our Achilles heal is that most of our players can't create their own shot. With Wall, our players get that extra step to convert their shots. And our young players are better able to develop and gain confidence from it. All of the above was predictable when thinking in terms of team dynamics versus individual statistics.

That said, we still need a high draft pick to reach our highest potential.
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