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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#261 » by payitforward » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:21 pm

It's a first step. He must be feeling solid enough to be out and about. Good!
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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#262 » by CobraCommander » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:04 pm

prime1time wrote:https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/rui-hachimura-begin-practicing-go-go-soon?cid=sm_npd_rsn_dc_twt_mn
Rui Hachimura's road towards returning from a long absence due to personal reasons will start accelerating next week, as he is expected to begin training with the Capital City Go-Go, NBC Sports Washington has learned.

Hachimura, 23, could start working with them as soon as Monday. He has been doing individual work at the Wizards' practice facility in southeast D.C. since arriving in town in early October.


Wizards officials have seen encouraging progress in Hachimura's workouts behind closed doors in recent days and weeks. One source familiar with their plans expressed optimism it will not take long before he's ready to play in an NBA game. At this point, it is mostly about getting his conditioning up to speed.

At the end of the day, mental health is a real and legitimate issue. I applaud the Wizards for not rushing Rui and having a plan in place that protects him. When he's ready he will speak. Much better to have fans on a message board speculate that he might never play again than to in any way impede his progress.

Ok reality statement.

Mental health is real and should be addressed with the person suffering in mind first. But the organization should consider any player with mental illness the same way they would with a player with physical problems. I think Rui is a good ball player but if his mental health is going to keep him off the court they should..... do what?

If it is truly a mental health issue it may be BEST for Rui the man, to never play pro ball again (same with Ben). In 20 years Rui won’t be playing basketball professionally regardless. There is no shame in choosing a job that doesn’t cause you mental anguish even if you are good at it. Some of the best public speakers are not leaders because they would rather be individual contributors, and thus leave money on the table. Which is the right thing for that person.

Rui and other people should not do something just because they are good at it but rather because they love it and want to live that life.
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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#263 » by Wizardspride » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:25 am

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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#264 » by payitforward » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:49 am

A lot more arc on those shots! Way to go, Rui!
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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#265 » by prime1time » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:10 am

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prime1time wrote:https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/rui-hachimura-begin-practicing-go-go-soon?cid=sm_npd_rsn_dc_twt_mn
Rui Hachimura's road towards returning from a long absence due to personal reasons will start accelerating next week, as he is expected to begin training with the Capital City Go-Go, NBC Sports Washington has learned.

Hachimura, 23, could start working with them as soon as Monday. He has been doing individual work at the Wizards' practice facility in southeast D.C. since arriving in town in early October.


Wizards officials have seen encouraging progress in Hachimura's workouts behind closed doors in recent days and weeks. One source familiar with their plans expressed optimism it will not take long before he's ready to play in an NBA game. At this point, it is mostly about getting his conditioning up to speed.

At the end of the day, mental health is a real and legitimate issue. I applaud the Wizards for not rushing Rui and having a plan in place that protects him. When he's ready he will speak. Much better to have fans on a message board speculate that he might never play again than to in any way impede his progress.

Ok reality statement.

Mental health is real and should be addressed with the person suffering in mind first. But the organization should consider any player with mental illness the same way they would with a player with physical problems. I think Rui is a good ball player but if his mental health is going to keep him off the court they should..... do what?

If it is truly a mental health issue it may be BEST for Rui the man, to never play pro ball again (same with Ben). In 20 years Rui won’t be playing basketball professionally regardless. There is no shame in choosing a job that doesn’t cause you mental anguish even if you are good at it. Some of the best public speakers are not leaders because they would rather be individual contributors, and thus leave money on the table. Which is the right thing for that person.

Rui and other people should not do something just because they are good at it but rather because they love it and want to live that life.
People making this choice everyday at nearly every company in America

What ever that answer is, it may not include playing ball

We have no control over what Rui does or doesn't do.
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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#266 » by Frichuela » Yesterday 2:17 pm

Apparently, we still have a few weeks to wait to see Rui in a Wizards uniform..has not done any “contact” drills yet…

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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#267 » by nate33 » Yesterday 2:40 pm

It's really weird that he is taking so long to do contact drills. He's not coming back from an injury or anything. And he looks like he is in decent shape. It's not like he is fat, or has lost all of his muscle mass. I would think he would be into contact drills within 3 or 4 days after joining the team.
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Re: Rui Hachimura 2.0 

Post#268 » by Ruzious » Yesterday 2:56 pm

Frichuela wrote:Apparently, we still have a few weeks to wait to see Rui in a Wizards uniform..has not done any “contact” drills yet…

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Yeah, I would have hoped he'd be about ready to play a G League game this week. If he hasn't even done contact drills, it's probably gonna be a while - especially since they still haven't given a timeline. Maybe Christmas for his Wiz debut?
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