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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 5:37 pm
by nuposse04
I guess he was due for a bad game, but bout does the rest of the japanese squad suck. That or everyone in the thread jinxed Rui lol

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 5:44 pm
by Ruzious
JWizmentality wrote:
Illmatic12 wrote:That felt like a Globetrotters vs Generals game :lol:

Rui did give the fans one highlight though. Whew, laawd

Spoiler:
Read on Twitter
?s=21


Dats my boy. :cry:

Whoa! Oh, you didn't mean Dat; you meant dat. Gotcha. Well, that's clear.

Anyway, the obligatory... Damn, I knew we should have picked Doumbouya! Tommy... chitos!

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 7:49 pm
by JWizmentality
Ruzious wrote:
JWizmentality wrote:
Illmatic12 wrote:That felt like a Globetrotters vs Generals game :lol:

Rui did give the fans one highlight though. Whew, laawd

Spoiler:
Read on Twitter
?s=21


Dats my boy. :cry:

Whoa! Oh, you didn't mean Dat; you meant dat. Gotcha. Well, that's clear.

Anyway, the obligatory... Damn, I knew we should have picked Doumbouya! Tommy... chitos!


Dat is also my son...but a bit hard headed. Last I heard he hitched a ride to Memphis chasing some boy named Brandon. I don't question his life choices. :(

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 8:18 pm
by FAH1223
Read on Twitter

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 10:27 pm
by Chocolate City Jordanaire
98-45 USA

Box score link:

https://www.fiba.basketball/de/basketballworldcup/2019/game/0409/USA-Japan#tab=boxscore

Rui had by far his worst outing against Team USA. Seven shots, 4 points, one of them an uncontested dunk.

https://www.fiba.basketball/de/basketballworldcup/2019/player/Rui-Hachimura

On the highlights, he does put down one nice dunk at 1:23


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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:24 pm
by payitforward
Jaekast wrote:Rename this thread to the Brandon Clarke show.

Ummm... uh... actually, weren't you the one who brought him up, Jaekast?

Tell you what -- I'ma let you off the hook altogether on this, ok? You're a Wizards fan, so am I, & these days it's starting to be fun to dream about the future.

Why don't we both just focus on that & be friends? Fair enough?

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:27 pm
by payitforward
JWizmentality wrote:
Ruzious wrote:
JWizmentality wrote:
Dats my boy. :cry:

Whoa! Oh, you didn't mean Dat; you meant dat. Gotcha. Well, that's clear.

Anyway, the obligatory... Damn, I knew we should have picked Doumbouya! Tommy... chitos!

Dat is also my son...but a bit hard headed. Last I heard he hitched a ride to Memphis chasing some boy named Brandon. I don't question his life choices. :(

You better watch out, dude -- you're getting funnier & funnier. & more & more likable. 8-)

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:30 pm
by payitforward
FAH1223 wrote:
Read on Twitter

Can you (or someone) find Pop's quote about Rui & post it here? I'm not signing up for the Athletic just for that!!

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 11:36 pm
by payitforward
Well, there's https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nba/finally-an-easy-one-us-rolls-by-japan-98-45-at-world-cup/2019/09/05/001b2fa2-cfe9-11e9-a620-0a91656d7db6_story.html

POP ON RUI

Hachimura worked out for Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs before the draft, and left a positive impression on the U.S. and Spurs coach. “He knows what he can do, puts himself in position to be successful and score, plays D, rebounds, runs the floor,” Popovich said. “He’s got an all-around game. His confidence is growing and he’ll be a fine player, obviously, and have a very long career.”

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 2:56 am
by prime1time
payitforward wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:
Read on Twitter

Can you (or someone) find Pop's quote about Rui & post it here? I'm not signing up for the Athletic just for that!!

18. Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura will soon want to forget this one. Playing against his NBA colleagues on an international stage for the first time, Hachimura scored just four points on 2-of-8 shooting. He airballed his first shot and was scoreless at halftime.
19. Hachimura’s shining moment was his third-quarter facial delivered to Myles Turner for his first bucket. He did the same thing to Ersan Ilyasova Sunday in a loss to Turkey. Otherwise, a frustrating and lonely night for the ninth overall pick.
20. “He’s a talent, number one, that’s pretty obvious,” Popovich said. “But he also, he knows what he can do. He puts himself in position to be successful to score. But he plays D, he runs the floor, he’s got an all-around game. His confidence is growing. He’ll be a fine player and have a very long career. But at this point, you can see he’s starting to explode. He’s understanding what he can do and being confident in his game.”

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 7:10 am
by gambitx777
The announcers " this is by far the best team Japan has ever had" the score like 50 - 10
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:98-45 USA

Box score link:

https://www.fiba.basketball/de/basketballworldcup/2019/game/0409/USA-Japan#tab=boxscore

Rui had by far his worst outing against Team USA. Seven shots, 4 points, one of them an uncontested dunk.

https://www.fiba.basketball/de/basketballworldcup/2019/player/Rui-Hachimura

On the highlights, he does put down one nice dunk at 1:23



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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 1:57 pm
by JWizmentality
payitforward wrote:
JWizmentality wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Whoa! Oh, you didn't mean Dat; you meant dat. Gotcha. Well, that's clear.

Anyway, the obligatory... Damn, I knew we should have picked Doumbouya! Tommy... chitos!

Dat is also my son...but a bit hard headed. Last I heard he hitched a ride to Memphis chasing some boy named Brandon. I don't question his life choices. :(

You better watch out, dude -- you're getting funnier & funnier. & more & more likable. 8-)


Are you...Are you coming on to me?

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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 3:16 pm
by payitforward
You could always put me on "ignore" if you're not interested....

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 3:36 pm
by closg00
In a joint release sent Thursday night, the Wizards and Team Japan said they have monitored Hachimura’s fitness and have decided to rest him because of “knee discomfort” and “general fatigue.” Despite the statement’s ominous message on “load management,” a person close to the situation said Hachimura remains in good shape and health.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/09/06/despite-knee-discomfort-rui-hachimuras-skipping-final-world-cup-games-is-cast-precautionary/

Something to keep an eye on

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 5:17 pm
by Chocolate City Jordanaire
Typical Wizards injury concern...already.

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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 5:23 pm
by Chocolate City Jordanaire
This sounds better now that I've read the article. I think it was a precautionary move dictated by the Wizards.

I think it is flat-out wise for them to tell him to shut it down before the long NBA season starts.


Candace Buckner 

September 6, 2019 at 5:20 a.m. HAST


In a joint release sent Thursday night, the Wizards and Team Japan said they have monitored Hachimura’s fitness and have decided to rest


“I love Team Japan. This was a difficult decision for the Wizards, Japan Basketball, and myself to make,” Hachimura said in the statement. “I am still learning about my body and trust that the Wizards and Japan Basketball are doing everything they can to help me be the best I can be for the NBA season and the 2020 Olympics.”



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Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 5:29 pm
by Jamaaliver
Predicting Top Bucket-Getters from 2019-20 NBA Rookie Class

Best Mid-Range-to-Post Scorer: Rui Hachimura, Washington Wizards

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A significant development through the FIBA World Cup's early stages has been Rui Hachimura's play.

The Washington Wizards rookie's post and mid-range skill sets have popped, just as they did at Gonzaga, where he generated 1.042 PPP on post-ups (90th percentile) and shot 59.6 percent on jump shots inside 17 feet.

Through four exhibition games for Japan, Hachimura shot 15-of-34 between the restricted area and the arc (per The Stepien's Spencer Pearlman), scoring off fallaways, pull-ups, jab steps into jumpers and short drives.

He excels while playing with his back to the basket, using his strength to absorb contact and his shot-making skill over the shoulder. Facing up, he effectively times his rise-and-fire jumpers and gets good balance while elevating straight up. And he has a quick first move to get past his man from the elbows.

The Wizards can feature Hachimura anywhere from the high posts to the short corners and block. And given the team's low expectations and underwhelming frontcourt, there will be no shortage of opportunities for the No. 9 pick.

Between Hachimura's projected role and performances during July and August, he looks like a good bet to emerge as an All-Rookie first-teamer.
Bleacher Report

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Fri Sep 6, 2019 10:07 pm
by closg00
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:This sounds better now that I've read the article. I think it was a precautionary move dictated by the Wizards.

I think it is flat-out wise for them to tell him to shut it down before the long NBA season starts.


Candace Buckner 

September 6, 2019 at 5:20 a.m. HAST

In a joint release sent Thursday night, the Wizards and Team Japan said they have monitored Hachimura’s fitness and have decided to rest

“I love Team Japan. This was a difficult decision for the Wizards, Japan Basketball, and myself to make,” Hachimura said in the statement. “I am still learning about my body and trust that the Wizards and Japan Basketball are doing everything they can to help me be the best I can be for the NBA season and the 2020 Olympics.”



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Good to see you back CCJ, I hope your situation has improved since the last time :clap:

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 1:02 am
by Chocolate City Jordanaire
closg00 wrote:
Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:This sounds better now that I've read the article. I think it was a precautionary move dictated by the Wizards.

I think it is flat-out wise for them to tell him to shut it down before the long NBA season starts.


Candace Buckner 

September 6, 2019 at 5:20 a.m. HAST

In a joint release sent Thursday night, the Wizards and Team Japan said they have monitored Hachimura’s fitness and have decided to rest

“I love Team Japan. This was a difficult decision for the Wizards, Japan Basketball, and myself to make,” Hachimura said in the statement. “I am still learning about my body and trust that the Wizards and Japan Basketball are doing everything they can to help me be the best I can be for the NBA season and the 2020 Olympics.”



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Good to see you back CCJ, I hope your situation has improved since the last time :clap:


Things are BETTER!

I've been in a transitional housing situation for the past 2-3 months. Fellow veterans. It's been very helpful, even therapeutic.

Thanks for caring. This is home and you are family to me...

Re: Rui Hachimura

Posted: Sat Sep 7, 2019 3:12 pm
by payitforward
& you are family as well -- I worry every time you drop off for a few weeks.

Keep your hand in here, man. Stay the course with us.