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Tracking Former Wizards 3.0

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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1661 » by closg00 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:54 pm

Sad, the rise and fall of "Grimmace" aka Otto Porter
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1662 » by FAH1223 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:11 pm

closg00 wrote:Sad, the rise and fall of "Grimmace" aka Otto Porter


Falling into snow... bunnies :lol:

$28M expiring contract... living it up
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1663 » by long suffrin' boulez fan » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:30 pm

FAH1223 wrote:
closg00 wrote:Sad, the rise and fall of "Grimmace" aka Otto Porter


Falling into snow... bunnies :lol:

$28M expiring contract... living it up


Not sure what you all are talking about.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1664 » by Frichuela » Tue Dec 1, 2020 12:51 pm

He Bulls board is raging...

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Post#1665 » by Ruzious » Tue Dec 1, 2020 1:18 pm

I hope that's from a prior year Halloween party.
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Post#1666 » by Indomitable » Tue Dec 1, 2020 3:03 pm

Ruzious wrote:I hope that's from a prior year Halloween party.

He had just uploaded it. I doubt it.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1667 » by FAH1223 » Fri Dec 4, 2020 4:12 am

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Post#1668 » by tugs » Fri Dec 4, 2020 5:39 am

Bit sad that we'll be seeing more John Wall content here
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1669 » by closg00 » Mon Dec 7, 2020 1:15 pm

Frichuela wrote:He Bulls board is raging...

Read on Twitter
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The NBA has banned this kind of activity now, call it the Otto Porter Rule
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Post#1670 » by FAH1223 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:39 pm

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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1671 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:13 am

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I recall arguing vociferously that it was a huge mistake signing an injured Arenas.

Said after he opted out that he was no longer worth it. I correctly predicted Arenas’ contract would become an albatross.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1672 » by closg00 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:22 am

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I owe hands an apology, it was indeed always Abe on the contract. However, Ernie should have built-in some protections for the org and he did not. After this injury debacle/contract, teams began to insert more injury protection clauses and options.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1673 » by Chaos Revenant » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:02 pm

Chocolate City Jordanaire wrote:
FAH1223 wrote:


I recall arguing vociferously that it was a huge mistake signing an injured Arenas.

Said after he opted out that he was no longer worth it. I correctly predicted Arenas’ contract would become an albatross.


I absolutely disagree. You don't let a top 10 player in his prime walk unless you know for sure he's never going to get back to his former form. The counterfactual to "Arenas got hurt and it was a mistake to resign him" is "Arenas is allowed to leave, get healthy and makes us regret it for the next 10 years" - aka, Drew Brees. The problem was organizational - they were totally unable to manage Arenas's recovery properly because the org was amateur hour.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1674 » by montestewart » Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:16 am

Didn't see K.C. Jones noted elsewhere on the Wizards board (sorry if I missed it), and it's not a perfect fit here, since he was neither a former Wizard or a former player, but he did coach the Bullets to a 155-91 record in 1973-76, including an NBA Finals appearance in 1975. RIP coach Jones.
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Post#1675 » by payitforward » Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:12 pm

Remember -- if you don't like the post above: blame Doc not me.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1676 » by nate33 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:50 pm

I came across a blurb on Sam Dekker in this Ringer article:

The Ringer wrote:In the NBA, Dekker’s missing ingredient was a consistent 3-point shot. He averaged 29 percent from 3 as a reserve forward with the Rockets, Clippers, Cavaliers, and Wizards. In Russia, he finished the year as one of his team’s top scorers, but still shot around 30 percent from beyond the arc. When COVID cut the season short, he returned to the States. He said his agent talked to a few teams about possibly joining them for the NBA bubble, but then the league declared overseas players ineligible.

His preferred destination is still the NBA, but Dekker chose to go abroad to get back there. “I don’t see myself as a G League player,” he said. “Nothing against guys in the G League … but I wanted the challenge of the high international competition.”

This season, he moved across the Black Sea to play for Türk Telekom of the Turkish Super League. His 3-point accuracy has surged to 48 percent, though in Europe, the 3-point line is 19 inches closer than the NBA line. Regardless of his current stats, Dekker knows any future NBA opportunities will require a different role than the one he’s gotten used to internationally. “What team in the NBA doesn’t have their scorers?” he said. “A lot of teams are looking to see if you can hit a corner 3 or defend four positions.”


If that improvement in shooting is real, he could be a legit NBA role player. His defense and rebounding are solid.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1677 » by cwb3 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:55 am

Watching Wall play the Sixers right now. . .sigh, I miss him!
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1678 » by FAH1223 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:46 am

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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1679 » by doclinkin » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:09 pm

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That was very satisfying. I'm glad those dude found a good place< i like and respect both of them.
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