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Post#3 » by tsvqt » Tue Jul 7, 2020 3:40 pm

The likely hood of the Wizards making the playoffs was already grim B4 this decision, but LAWD I pray we make it even moreso now!! No Bertans, No Beal, No Chance........
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Re: Beal sitting out due to a "shoulder" injury 

Post#4 » by 80sballboy » Tue Jul 7, 2020 6:19 pm

tsvqt wrote:The likely hood of the Wizards making the playoffs was already grim B4 this decision, but LAWD I pray we make it even moreso now!! No Bertans, No Beal, No Chance........


I don't want to give up a top-10 pick just to make the playoffs in a pandemic, so we can get our ass kicked by Milwaukee. I think the Wiz front office feel the same way with the fact that the Nets might be putting out a G-League team if Dinwiddie doesn't play. So this ends up basically like a Summer League feel and the FO will have eight games to take a look at guys on the bubble.

My guess is that Tommy wasn't unhappy that Beal pulled out.
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Re: Beal sitting out due to a "shoulder" injury 

Post#5 » by Ruzious » Tue Jul 7, 2020 6:30 pm

More pingpong balls. Hope his "injury" isn't too bad. Does this make Bryant the team's primary scorer? If I played fantasy basketball, I'd play him on my team.
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Post#6 » by DCZards » Tue Jul 7, 2020 7:24 pm

The three guys who I'd expect to benefit the most (get more shots) from the absence of Beal and Davis are Troy B., Robinson and Mathews. It will be interesting to see which one(s) step up.
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Post#7 » by WallToWall » Tue Jul 7, 2020 7:45 pm

Hope Beal is fine.
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Post#8 » by doclinkin » Tue Jul 7, 2020 7:52 pm

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DCZards wrote:The three guys who I'd expect to benefit the most (get more shots) from the absence of Beal and Davis are Troy B., Robinson and Mathews. It will be interesting to see which one(s) step up.


Personally I think it will the Shabazz Napier show.
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Post#9 » by DCZards » Tue Jul 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Doc, I agree that it will be Napier’s show and that he’ll be the lead dog on offense. But I don’t think Shabazz has anything to prove. Brown, Robinson and Mathews do.
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Post#10 » by payitforward » Tue Jul 7, 2020 11:11 pm

Both really good points, guys.

I hope we re-sign Shabazz Napier. IOW, I hope his audition is for our team -- but we'll see. They may prefer to bring Jerian Grant in next year at a vet minimum salary.
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Post#11 » by gambitx777 » Thu Jul 9, 2020 3:40 am

More minutes for Matthews I wanna see who else we sign

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Post#12 » by Ruzious » Thu Jul 9, 2020 8:05 pm

payitforward wrote:Both really good points, guys.

I hope we re-sign Shabazz Napier. IOW, I hope his audition is for our team -- but we'll see. They may prefer to bring Jerian Grant in next year at a vet minimum salary.

Don't ask me how, but Orlando supposedly retains Grant's Bird rights - from what I heard. It'd take somebody smarter than me to understand how that's possible.
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That stings. I think you need 2 negative tests to be eligible to come back. Hopefully that happens soon for them.

Edit: I just realized what a jerk I was there. Hopefully both Bryant and Glove, Jr are in good health and recover completely. That's a lot more important than them playing in any of the 8 games.
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Post#15 » by I_Like_Dirt » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:53 pm

Who is left on the Nets roster now? I'm not even sure if this will be enough for the Wizards to avoid the playoffs.
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Post#17 » by nate33 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:13 pm

I_Like_Dirt wrote:Who is left on the Nets roster now? I'm not even sure if this will be enough for the Wizards to avoid the playoffs.

The Wizards are 6 games behind the Nets. Even if the Nets go 0-8, the chance of the Wizards winning 6 out of 8 games, without Beal and Bertans, against playoff-caliber competition, is zero.
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Re: Beal sitting out due to a "shoulder" injury 

Post#18 » by wall_glizzy » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:45 pm

nate33 wrote:The Wizards are 6 games behind the Nets. Even if the Nets go 0-8, the chance of the Wizards winning 6 out of 8 games, without Beal and Bertans, against playoff-caliber competition, is zero.


We'd only have to win two games in that scenario though, which (by placing us <= 4 games behind the 8 seed) would trigger the play-in, where beating the Nets twice in a row lands us in eighth. I still don't think it's likely, however.
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Re: Beal sitting out due to a "shoulder" injury 

Post#19 » by penbeast0 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:05 pm

So, no Beal, no Bertrans, no Bryant . . . it's Summer League!
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Re: Beal sitting out due to a "shoulder" injury 

Post#20 » by Kanyewest » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:06 pm

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nate33 wrote:The Wizards are 6 games behind the Nets. Even if the Nets go 0-8, the chance of the Wizards winning 6 out of 8 games, without Beal and Bertans, against playoff-caliber competition, is zero.


We'd only have to win two games in that scenario though, which (by placing us <= 4 games behind the 8 seed) would trigger the play-in, where beating the Nets twice in a row lands us in eighth. I still don't think it's likely, however.


Yup, the odds seem slimmer especially with Beal/Bertans/Bryant out- but yeah it is possible that the Nets could go 0-8 especially with the roster that they are putting out there. The Nets are also motivated to tank since their pick is lottery protected and their pick next season is slated to be significantly worse when Durant/Irving return to the lineup.

The Wizards are also 3-3 without without the Bs in the lineup with wins against the Heat, Nuggets, and Celtics- with losses to the Knicks, Blazers, and Magic. While this doesn't conclude the Wizards are a .500 team as constructed, the Wizards at least are going in knowing they can without Beal, Bertans, and Bryant.

That being said, the stakes are higher and teams should try harder in this condensed format but it also be more random with unusual circumstances especially in a 8 game sample size.

Does it still make sense for the Wizards to miss the playoffs? Probably especially with the reformed lottery odds that increase the Wizards chances of getting a top 4 pick.

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