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Post#201 » by SUPERBALLMAN » Sun Jan 9, 2022 8:27 pm

NatP4 wrote:Walker was not a blue chip prospect coming out of high school. The guy was a 3 star recruit ranked outside the top 200. He has been horrible for the go-go. Posted a 51.9% TS through the first 12 games. He shot 17% from 3 despite taking 6 per 36 minutes. His assist to turnover ratio is 1/3. He’s one of those players that makes your eyes bleed when watching. Not a NBA caliber athlete by any stretch, also one of the most selfish players you will ever see.

We have a really good young core piece in the g-league and its Joel Ayayi. He is having an outstanding rookie season. 13.4 points 6.9 rebounds 7.8 assists on 65% TS. The wizards should call him up at the deadline and play him 20+ minutes a night after we move on from Holiday and Neto and finally punt on this season.

In the first 2 “regular season” games, Ayayi leads the team with a ridiculous 39.2 on/off differential.



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Post#202 » by Frichuela » Sun Jan 9, 2022 9:44 pm

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NatP4 wrote:Walker was not a blue chip prospect coming out of high school. The guy was a 3 star recruit ranked outside the top 200. He has been horrible for the go-go. Posted a 51.9% TS through the first 12 games. He shot 17% from 3 despite taking 6 per 36 minutes. His assist to turnover ratio is 1/3. He’s one of those players that makes your eyes bleed when watching. Not a NBA caliber athlete by any stretch, also one of the most selfish players you will ever see.

We have a really good young core piece in the g-league and its Joel Ayayi. He is having an outstanding rookie season. 13.4 points 6.9 rebounds 7.8 assists on 65% TS. The wizards should call him up at the deadline and play him 20+ minutes a night after we move on from Holiday and Neto and finally punt on this season.

In the first 2 “regular season” games, Ayayi leads the team with a ridiculous 39.2 on/off differential.



Agree on Ayayi, I really hope he gets an opportunity.


Seconded. He deserves a shot ahead of Tommy’s 2 midget shooting guards (Neto, Holiday). Ayayi is much more a point guard than both of them, much bigger in size and is a prospect worth developing.
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Post#203 » by NatP4 » Sun Jan 9, 2022 10:05 pm

Ayayi just put up 12 assists the other night. I’ve been surprised by his playmaking.
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Post#204 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:12 pm

I like to be the king of overstatement. Joel ayayi is better than Corey kispert
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Post#206 » by Ruzious » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:27 pm

Jamie Echinique has been the most productive player on the team - while making 71% of his shots. 6'10 260, 24 years old. Hopefully he gets a shot with an NBA team.
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Post#207 » by NatP4 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:34 pm

The go go are sort of loaded with talent actually. Echinique is a double double machine. The guy is posting 20 points and 12.6 rebounds 2.5 assists and 2.7 blocks per 36 on 67.8% TS. He was a really good player at Wichita state as well. Excellent defender and shot blocker/rebounder. I absolutely think the Wiz found a quality NBA rotation piece with him.

The other night, Ayayi put up his routine efficient 14 point 8 assist 7 rebound and was +20. Right in line with his season averages.
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Post#208 » by payitforward » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:00 am

I would have signed Ayayi to a regular roster contract at a bargain price the day after the draft.

At least Tommy picked him up -- another Lakers cast off! But... let's not punt on him the way we did with Garrison Mathews.
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Post#209 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:07 am

What I would love to see is for Washington to trade all our guys who are known but who are actually in the mediocre range because these guys on the Go-Go’s are just as good.
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Post#210 » by payitforward » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:15 pm

NatP4 wrote:...Echinique is a double double machine. The guy is posting 20 points and 12.6 rebounds 2.5 assists and 2.7 blocks per 36 on 67.8% TS....

No doubt about how he's playing. He's absolutely killing it: if he put up his G League numbers in the NBA, he'd be one of the top 5 Centers in the league.

But, the G League isn't the NBA. & the sample size is quite small so far. Still, good results are good results.

NatP4 wrote:...He was a really good player at Wichita state as well. Excellent defender and shot blocker/rebounder....

Wichita State played against pretty good competition -- not the best, but pretty good all the same. & Echenique started as a Freshman & a Sophomore. Came out after 2 years.

His numbers per 40 minutes were quite good as a Freshman. Then they dropped by about 10% as a Sophomore. Although they still were reasonably good, I'm wondering why he went into the draft at that point. Did the college change coaches between his two years...?

NatP4 wrote:...I absolutely think the Wiz found a quality NBA rotation piece with him. ...

Key positive factoid: Jaime Echenique is playing much better in the G League than he did in college. I'd say that's a solid positive predictor for him.

OTOH, he's going to turn 25 in late April (...which explains why he entered the draft). So... he needs to land somewhere. Not sure it'll be with us.
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Post#211 » by closg00 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:35 pm

Ruzious wrote:Jamie Echinique has been the most productive player on the team - while making 71% of his shots. 6'10 260, 24 years old. Hopefully he gets a shot with an NBA team.


He was (eyeball) the worst player on our team in SL against NBA players, way too-slow for the NBA IMO, but I could be wrong.
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Post#212 » by NatP4 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:52 pm

I’m confused at how the organization views Ayayi. We had the stretch of signing random guys off the street just to have bodies and Ayayi wasn’t even getting playing time.

I would be playing him as a regular rotation piece 20+ minutes a night. I had him graded as a mid to late 1st round pick.

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