ImageImageImageImageImage

Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament

Moderators: montestewart, LyricalRico, nate33

User avatar
nate33
Forum Mod - Wizards
Forum Mod - Wizards
Posts: 59,696
And1: 12,382
Joined: Oct 28, 2002

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#61 » by nate33 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:56 am

Pacers, Hornets and Raptors lost tonight.
9 and 20
Sophomore
Posts: 128
And1: 60
Joined: Mar 28, 2021
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#62 » by 9 and 20 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:14 am

nate33 wrote:Pacers, Hornets and Raptors lost tonight.


If I'm understanding the playoff system correctly, as it stands now, we'd play the pacers, who are at 9. Then, the winner of that game would play the loser of MIami (7)/Charlotte (8). If we beat both the Pacers and Miami/Charlotte, then we'd get the Nets in the first round.

I think our goal should be to get to the regular season 8 seed. Then, at least, we could have some say in who we play in the first round (either the regular season 1 or 2 seed). The 9/10 seeds can only play the 1 seed, again, if I understand the system. The underlying goal would be to avoid the Nets!
Can't say I do.
User avatar
Dat2U
RealGM
Posts: 22,106
And1: 5,480
Joined: Jun 23, 2001
Location: Columbus, OH
       

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#63 » by Dat2U » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:25 am

9 and 20 wrote:
nate33 wrote:Pacers, Hornets and Raptors lost tonight.


If I'm understanding the playoff system correctly, as it stands now, we'd play the pacers, who are at 9. Then, the winner of that game would play the loser of MIami (7)/Charlotte (8). If we beat both the Pacers and Miami/Charlotte, then we'd get the Nets in the first round.

I think our goal should be to get to the regular season 8 seed. Then, at least, we could have some say in who we play in the first round (either the regular season 1 or 2 seed). The 9/10 seeds can only play the 1 seed, again, if I understand the system. The underlying goal would be to avoid the Nets!


Wizards have a shot if KD & Harden aren't playing lol.
User avatar
nate33
Forum Mod - Wizards
Forum Mod - Wizards
Posts: 59,696
And1: 12,382
Joined: Oct 28, 2002

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#64 » by nate33 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:49 pm

Dat2U wrote:
9 and 20 wrote:
nate33 wrote:Pacers, Hornets and Raptors lost tonight.


If I'm understanding the playoff system correctly, as it stands now, we'd play the pacers, who are at 9. Then, the winner of that game would play the loser of MIami (7)/Charlotte (8). If we beat both the Pacers and Miami/Charlotte, then we'd get the Nets in the first round.

I think our goal should be to get to the regular season 8 seed. Then, at least, we could have some say in who we play in the first round (either the regular season 1 or 2 seed). The 9/10 seeds can only play the 1 seed, again, if I understand the system. The underlying goal would be to avoid the Nets!


Wizards have a shot if KD & Harden aren't playing lol.

Yeah, I'm not any more worried about the Nets than I am the Sixers. Both are way better than us, but both are flawed and can be beaten.
verbal8
General Manager
Posts: 8,091
And1: 1,208
Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Location: Herndon, VA
     

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#65 » by verbal8 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:40 pm

It very well could be the play-in team getting an upset win, in the first round. I think 6th seed might have the toughest match-up if it remains the Bucks at third.
dobrojim
RealGM
Posts: 14,043
And1: 1,936
Joined: Sep 16, 2004

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#66 » by dobrojim » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:50 pm

Glancing at remaining schedule of the current 8-12 seeds
8 CHA may face easiest schedule
9 IND also moderately easy
10 WAS moderately difficult
11 CHI pretty hard
12 TOR brutal

This leads me to think he best we can hope for is maybe to move to 9th.
CHA is 4 ahead in loss column
TOR has championship experience but the schedule....
CHI, don’t see it their regular overtaking us.

All that said, still lots of possibilities.

PS this was a very seat of the pants analysis not to be confused
with a more serious detailed look.
A lot of what we call 'thought' is just mental activity
9 and 20
Sophomore
Posts: 128
And1: 60
Joined: Mar 28, 2021
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#67 » by 9 and 20 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:11 am

dobrojim wrote:Glancing at remaining schedule of the current 8-12 seeds
8 CHA may face easiest schedule
9 IND also moderately easy
10 WAS moderately difficult
11 CHI pretty hard
12 TOR brutal

This leads me to think he best we can hope for is maybe to move to 9th.
CHA is 4 ahead in loss column
TOR has championship experience but the schedule....
CHI, don’t see it their regular overtaking us.

All that said, still lots of possibilities.

PS this was a very seat of the pants analysis not to be confused
with a more serious detailed look.


Only a game behind the Pacers at 9 now, and 2 games behind Charlotte for 8. We play Charlotte on May 16 in the last game of the regular season. We also have the Pacers two more times on the schedule.

Should be a fun next couple of weeks. After the start to the season we had, I'll take it!
Can't say I do.
ozthegap
Senior
Posts: 556
And1: 116
Joined: Jul 01, 2015
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#68 » by ozthegap » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:21 am

If all goes perfectly, we could be in 8th place by Monday evening :nod: (I’m not a jinx) Also hello everyone. Haven’t been here since 2019. 2020 has already been blocked out of my memory
User avatar
closg00
RealGM
Posts: 21,135
And1: 2,781
Joined: Nov 21, 2004

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#69 » by closg00 » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:03 pm

It would be awesome for the guys if we clawed our way to the 8th seed, the downside is probably a new Brooks contract
Scott Brooks is a bad coach, but sometimes we get lucky
Frichuela
Rookie
Posts: 1,009
And1: 567
Joined: Feb 25, 2015
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#70 » by Frichuela » Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:10 pm

closg00 wrote:It would be awesome for the guys if we clawed our way to the 8th seed, the downside is probably a new Brooks contract


Any extension of Brooks would be a huge mistake and a sign of a mediocre organization…which we probably are…

Let’s hope for the pipe dream of Masai coming here as otherwise I fear Tommy may extend Scotty if we succeed in the play in tournament.
payitforward
RealGM
Posts: 16,086
And1: 5,135
Joined: May 02, 2012
Location: On the Atlantic

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#71 » by payitforward » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:13 pm

9 and 20 wrote:Only a game behind the Pacers at 9 now, and 2 games behind Charlotte for 8. We play Charlotte on May 16 in the last game of the regular season. We also have the Pacers two more times on the schedule.

Should be a fun next couple of weeks. After the start to the season we had, I'll take it!

It's kind of amazing, isn't it?

Especially that our fate might be in our own hands: if we win those 3 games you mention, it seems pretty likely we'll be at #8.
Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.
Halcyon
Veteran
Posts: 2,569
And1: 286
Joined: Jun 16, 2008
       

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#72 » by Halcyon » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:17 pm

Brogdon hurt his hamstring, no idea how serious it is but that's a huge loss for them.
User avatar
Doug_Blew
Junior
Posts: 333
And1: 242
Joined: Jul 19, 2003
Location: West Side

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#73 » by Doug_Blew » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:31 pm

9 and 20 wrote:
Only a game behind the Pacers at 9 now, and 2 games behind Charlotte for 8. We play Charlotte on May 16 in the last game of the regular season. We also have the Pacers two more times on the schedule.

Should be a fun next couple of weeks. After the start to the season we had, I'll take it!


Dang, we lost to Charlotte twice this year. Looks like we cant get the tie breaker.
pcbothwel
Lead Assistant
Posts: 4,904
And1: 1,963
Joined: Jun 12, 2010
     

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#74 » by pcbothwel » Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:35 pm

Frichuela wrote:
closg00 wrote:It would be awesome for the guys if we clawed our way to the 8th seed, the downside is probably a new Brooks contract


Any extension of Brooks would be a huge mistake and a sign of a mediocre organization…which we probably are…

Let’s hope for the pipe dream of Masai coming here as otherwise I fear Tommy may extend Scotty if we succeed in the play in tournament.


I dont see it. I think this surge saved Tommy as its clear he made good decisions with Wall/Russ, Brown/Gafford, Neto, Len, Lopez, Deni, etc... But Brooks still doesnt look good.

Make the playoffs and be competitive with BRK for 6/7 games, Draft Springer/Giddey/Butler at 15 (REALLY hoping for Springer), Run it back next year
9 and 20
Sophomore
Posts: 128
And1: 60
Joined: Mar 28, 2021
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#75 » by 9 and 20 » Sat May 1, 2021 4:56 am

Only a game and a half out of 8th now.

But - out of Charlotte's next ten games, they catch a bunch of tanking teams. They have Detroit twice, the Bulls once, and the Magic once. Pelicans maybe too, by the time Charlotte plays them.

Not looking too promising for the 8 seed, but you never know.
Can't say I do.
ozthegap
Senior
Posts: 556
And1: 116
Joined: Jul 01, 2015
 

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#76 » by ozthegap » Sat May 1, 2021 5:07 am

9 and 20 wrote:Only a game and a half out of 8th now.

But - out of Charlotte's next ten games, they catch a bunch of tanking teams. They have Detroit twice, the Bulls once, and the Magic once. Pelicans maybe too, by the time Charlotte plays them.

Not looking too promising for the 8 seed, but you never know.


With that cheese schedule it’s more likely Charlotte will grab 7th and the heat will be the team we’ll be gunning for
WallToWall
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,852
And1: 498
Joined: May 20, 2010
         

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#77 » by WallToWall » Sat May 1, 2021 6:28 am

With 9 games left on the schedule for the Wizards, Chicago, and Toronto, the Wizards currently have 3 more wins than both of those two. The magic number is 7 wins to ensure a play-in spot (10th in the standings) in the play-offs.
verbal8
General Manager
Posts: 8,091
And1: 1,208
Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Location: Herndon, VA
     

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#78 » by verbal8 » Sat May 1, 2021 3:43 pm

I think the Wizards game with Toronto will have huge ramifications for the play-in seeding. I think the Wizards need to at least get splits with Indiana and Atlanta. Looking at the schedule, I think the Wizards are going to need some help in the loss column of the other teams.
dckingsfan
RealGM
Posts: 22,577
And1: 9,467
Joined: May 28, 2010

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#79 » by dckingsfan » Sun May 2, 2021 4:09 pm

Question: If we are 9th or 10th are we still in the lottery? How does that work?
User avatar
nate33
Forum Mod - Wizards
Forum Mod - Wizards
Posts: 59,696
And1: 12,382
Joined: Oct 28, 2002

Re: Uh Oh... People think the Bullets are getting into the Play-In Tournament 

Post#80 » by nate33 » Sun May 2, 2021 5:18 pm

dckingsfan wrote:Question: If we are 9th or 10th are we still in the lottery? How does that work?

I haven't seen a definitive answer on that.

Return to Washington Wizards