prime1time wrote: doclinkin wrote:
prime1time wrote:Wizards just displayed how they still lack professionalism. We can blame the Rockets all you want but John Wall deserved better. Period. Sad day for DC sports.
How. You are displaying your willingness to jump to judgment without facts. We have seen one tweet confirming only there was a conversation between the two teams. Conversations happen all the time. Tommy picks up the phone to listen. That says nothing about the context. This 'info' is not from the Wizards side, it can only come from Houston, since it only serves them. The rest is reckless speculation -- except that on its face it is out of character with everything that Tommy has said up to now. Seems pretty unlikely. When do we ever hear about the Wizards in any of these leaks? Whereas Houston has been all over the news cycle recently, and not in a good way. A team that was riding high for the past few years under Morey is now tumbling like a detonated building and trying to get any sort of value from their assets, with a new GM at the helm. The Wizards and John Wall are a lightning rod for other peoples bad ideas and speculation, including apparently our own fans. Don't rush to be the quickest to be wrong.
If the Rockets didn't want extra compensation Wall would be gone. The Wizards have said for 2 years we are going to unite Beall and Wall. Now, after Wall has done everything they asked of him in terms of rehab they completely pull the rug from under him. If I was shocked by the reports, I obsessively search everything Wizards, then I know Wall was to. If they were willing to kick tires on Wall just come out, be a man, have some integrity and tell people. Don't set up the players and the fan base for one thing and then try to do another thing. https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/report-wizards-discussing-john-wall-russell-westbrook-trade-rocketshttps://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/how-john-wall-russell-westbrook-trade-would-change-wizards-draft-strategy
The rumor is true.
NO I don't think Wall would be gone. Washington should listen to all offers. Now if Houston were throwing us future first rounders in addition to this years draft pick, maybe wall is gone--but no player is worth 3 lottery picks.--I think Wall would be honored if a team wants to trade their entire bank account just to have him. If someone is giving me the number draft pick for 3 years in a row and their are crappy team, i would be a fool not to listen to the offer
Shepherd is not running things, Wall and Beal are the executives in DC. Leonsis is the top dawg. don't get confused things confused. At the end of the day, all decisions are filtered through Wall and Beal, and then the top man Leonsis approves or disapproved. Shepherd is like the PR guy, or secretary, he deals with other lead men, but he is not the power engine behind the scenes. Beal and Wall are the power engines in DC. Houston doesn't have loyal icons and thus they can only envy what exists in DC
Westbrook has never lead his team to the finals on his own back, so why assume that his volume stat padding style is more valuable than Wall's team chemistry and high discipline style.
You pick up the phone and you listen to an offer. If they are giving up multiple future first round picks, you have to at least listen. They would to throw out the narrative that Westbrook is more valuable than Wall, it's just a cheap lawyer tactic. But Houston should have been offering us future first round picks at bare minimum. Wall hasn't reached his full potential, Westbrook has.
We have yet to see Wall a full season with two other elite players on his team. We are about to see it with Beal and Rui this season.
Of course John should care if the GM isn't showing him attention in the same manner has bradley beal. But at the same time, Wall is the engine that makes Bradley Beal better. So of course he would be surprised. But I think John knows that without Bradley Beal, his life would be alot more difficult. We have evidence that Beal is not good enough by himself to carry a bunch of nobody's on his back deep into the playoffs like Michael Jordan did.. But Beal and Wall have tasted Eastern Conference championship together and they remember that taste. Now they have another player who can shoulder alot of the scoring load each night with a high efficiency and they will be able to get a lock down perimeter and elite rebounder to make their defensive assignments each night ...100 times easier and actually help cover their weaknesses with Achiuwa. I am pretty sure Wall and Beal are "surprised" and excited at the fortunate situation they find themselves in 2020. All they need to concern themselves with now is health and practicing long lasting mechanics for their joints to extend their playing careers. Beal and Wall are icons in DC. Westbrook and Harden don't know the feeling of being attached to a logo. When you see the wizard logo, you immediately think of only 2 people. Wall and beal ok... and maybe arenas. That's it.
I don't think of Wes Unseld, Antwan Jamison, Bernard King, Caron Butler, elvin hayes, phil chenier. or Michael Jordan.
The new culture of Leonsis, that star and ball with the finger---That is logo is owned by Wall and Beal. Even if Wall is limping down the court, and Beal is shooting 25 percent from three, they are Leonsis new culture Wizards.
They are now some pieces of coin to flip. Even if they decide to leave after their contract it is up, wherever they go, they will always be seen as Wizards and represent our organization. All other organizations will see Beal as Wizard.
Wall and Beal are not like Lebron who has to live in Michael Jordan's shadow. The rules for lebron don't apply to the rules of everyone else.
AD left Pelicans because he has never won in the 2nd round series. Wall and Beal have fought together and beaten teams in the playoffs. They are battle tested. Let's Go Wiz. In Leonsis we Trust!!
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