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GT #49: Bullets @ Raptors 7 PM (NBCSW/1500 AM) - TANKATHON

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WHO NEEDS THE LOSS MORE?!

THE VISITING BULLETS
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THE TAMPA RAPS
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GT #49: Bullets @ Raptors 7 PM (NBCSW/1500 AM) - TANKATHON 

Post#1 » by FAH1223 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 1:44 am

YOUR Washington Bullets are now 17-31 and in need of more losses and fast.

They begin a road trip starting in Florida where they face the Tampa Raptors who are 19-30.

Both teams are within a couple of games of the play-in tournament.

BUT WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU WANT THAT?

The Raps are coming off a huge W over GSW. But they also are in the tanking standings and this game will be pivotal for ping pong balls.

Kyle Lowry is probably out with a bad foot infection.

Beal has been questionable... and with the Bullets being a delusional organization... I can see him suiting up after a week off. :crazy:

Rui Hachimura? I doubt he plays either.

The Raps have dominated the Bullets over the last few years. Here's hoping that it continues!

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Post#2 » by DelAbbot » Mon Apr 5, 2021 3:47 am

Raptors need to lose this game. Go Beal!
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Post#3 » by nate33 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 1:23 pm

The Wizards are 0-8 without Hachimura in the lineup.
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Post#4 » by Frichuela » Mon Apr 5, 2021 2:16 pm

nate33 wrote:The Wizards are 0-8 without Hachimura in the lineup.


Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:
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Post#5 » by WallToWall » Mon Apr 5, 2021 3:37 pm

If we see a 4 guard lineup, is that grounds for the coach to be fired?
If we see a 4 guard lineup, with Avidja as a C, would that be grounds for the coach to be fired and walked out of the arena on the spot?
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Post#6 » by ducler » Mon Apr 5, 2021 6:28 pm

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Post#7 » by Kanyewest » Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:13 pm

Frichuela wrote:
nate33 wrote:The Wizards are 0-8 without Hachimura in the lineup.


Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:


With Beal out, the 3 guard lineup is preferable to one that includes Jerome Robinson. Of course playing Bonga in the backcourt would be a nice change of pace.
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Post#8 » by nate33 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 7:32 pm

Kanyewest wrote:
Frichuela wrote:
nate33 wrote:The Wizards are 0-8 without Hachimura in the lineup.


Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:


With Beal out, the 3 guard lineup is preferable to one that includes Jerome Robinson. Of course playing Bonga in the backcourt would be a nice change of pace.

SF can be handled by Avdija, Hutchison and Mathews. There is never a need to play a PG in the SF position.

I agree that it's better to play two PG's so that Robinson doesn't have to play, but there is never a need for a 3 PG lineup.
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Post#9 » by Frichuela » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:23 pm

nate33 wrote:
Kanyewest wrote:
Frichuela wrote:
Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:


With Beal out, the 3 guard lineup is preferable to one that includes Jerome Robinson. Of course playing Bonga in the backcourt would be a nice change of pace.

SF can be handled by Avdija, Hutchison and Mathews. There is never a need to play a PG in the SF position.

I agree that it's better to play two PG's so that Robinson doesn't have to play, but there is never a need for a 3 PG lineup.


This. 100%.
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Post#10 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:29 pm

nate33 wrote:
Kanyewest wrote:
Frichuela wrote:
Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:


With Beal out, the 3 guard lineup is preferable to one that includes Jerome Robinson. Of course playing Bonga in the backcourt would be a nice change of pace.

SF can be handled by Avdija, Hutchison and Mathews. There is never a need to play a PG in the SF position.

I agree that it's better to play two PG's so that Robinson doesn't have to play, but there is never a need for a 3 PG lineup.


SF can also be handled by Bonga, if he's still on the roster -- I never fully vetted all 19 trade day transactions.
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Post#11 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:29 pm

Somebody's got to lose this one. Hope it's us.
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Post#12 » by Ruzious » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:39 pm

Deni, please change the haircut. It's looking more like Butthead every day.
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Post#13 » by nate33 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:48 pm

Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:Somebody's got to lose this one. Hope it's us.

Yeah, this is a critical tank game.

Though I'm fairly confident that Toronto is going to outplay us down the stretch. They didn't retain Lowry only to throw games and tank for the draft. And if they're not actively tanking, they are a better ball club than us as soon as they get halfway healthy.
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Post#14 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:56 pm

Ruzious wrote:Deni, please change the haircut. It's looking more like Butthead every day.


Ruzious, Is that Deni on the right, below?

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Post#15 » by queridiculo » Mon Apr 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Wizards cannot afford to win this one, which by #soWizards logic likely means a blowout victory.
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Post#16 » by Ruzious » Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:04 pm

Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:
Ruzious wrote:Deni, please change the haircut. It's looking more like Butthead every day.


Ruzious, Is that Deni on the right, below?


Yes, just a slight characterization.
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Post#17 » by nate33 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:11 pm

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Post#18 » by Kanyewest » Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:26 pm

nate33 wrote:
Kanyewest wrote:
Frichuela wrote:
Add to that that Brooks won't help himself and play his favorite 3 PG Ish-Neto-Russ midget ball for several minutes and the tank should be assured :roll:


With Beal out, the 3 guard lineup is preferable to one that includes Jerome Robinson. Of course playing Bonga in the backcourt would be a nice change of pace.

SF can be handled by Avdija, Hutchison and Mathews. There is never a need to play a PG in the SF position.

I agree that it's better to play two PG's so that Robinson doesn't have to play, but there is never a need for a 3 PG lineup.


So Neto/Smith lineups are still OK? that's really why the 3 guard lineup is problematic IMO. Westbrook at this point has been playing small forward effectively especially with the small ball Rockets- sadly Westbrook is right now a better 3 point shooter than either Deni or Hutchinson, and of course Westbrook is a good rebouder and as you said earlier about Deni- he is suited to play the four.
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Post#19 » by payitforward » Mon Apr 5, 2021 9:36 pm

What we need is the 6-guard lineup, so we can lose on a rules violation.

It's like I always say... tank chasers can't take chances.
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Post#20 » by closg00 » Mon Apr 5, 2021 10:48 pm

Just gonna skip and watch the NCAA final tonight?
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