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Re: Coolaid Drinking Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#16 » by LyricalRico » Mon Jan 7, 2013 2:44 pm

Nivek wrote:Imagine well-used possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for turnovers or bricked shots
A defense that's robust
Imagine Crawford sharing the ball with his team


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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#17 » by tontoz » Mon Jan 7, 2013 3:58 pm

Very fitting that Kool-Aid was spelled wrong.
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#18 » by dobrojim » Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:17 pm

Completely healthy we probably are a better team.
But that's not saying anything. We have 4 wins right now.
The probabilities of changes making us a worse team are
vanishingly small.
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Post#19 » by Severn Hoos » Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:26 pm

dobrojim wrote:Completely healthy we probably are a better team.
But that's not saying anything. We have 4 wins right now.
The probabilities of changes making us a worse team are
vanishingly small.


jim, are you working some kind of super-Haiku angle here? It's like a Haiku of Haikus.

And yes, that's how far we've fallen, both as a board and as a team, that this is the most interesting thing we can talk about. ;-)
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#20 » by dobrojim » Mon Jan 7, 2013 5:48 pm

if I composed a haiku, I assure you it was not by design

can't go to the game tonight (vs OKC) getting (so far) limited
response to my ad on CL for my tixs. That's how bad it is.
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#21 » by dangermouse » Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:49 am

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.
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Post#22 » by DaRealHibachi » Tue Jan 8, 2013 2:19 pm

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
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#23 » by hands11 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 11:55 pm

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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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#24 » by SizzlinSimms » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:29 am

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 » by Floater » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:55 am

At the very least, they'll be fun to watch
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Post#26 » by JWizmentality » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:36 am

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 » by dangermouse » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:04 am

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.
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#28 » by dobrojim » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:54 pm

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.
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#29 » by hands11 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:24 pm

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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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#30 » by AFM » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:28 am

LET'S GO HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#31 » by hands11 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:22 am

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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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#33 » by hands11 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:25 pm

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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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#34 » by AFM » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:18 pm

Love your optimism, hands. You and nate balance each other out perfectly.
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Re: Kool-Aid Drinking, Season Turnaround Thread 

Post#35 » by nate33 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:54 am

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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