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ShareBullets: Before The 2010-11 Debut of Washington Basketball
A D.C. pic, links and commentary …
[Meridian Hill Park - NW Washington, D.C. - K. Weidie]
Opening night is just about here, I’m pretty much at a loss for words. I’m just ready to sit back and watch basketball. Who knows what path this year’s team will take, we’ll find out soon enough that it might not matter … as long as they prove their hustle and growth.
I recently took part in a Wizards round-table, go check it out.
[DC Pro Sports Report]
The answer is simple: the Wizards are John Wall’s team.
Ted Leonsis is “punting” on a name change for the Wizards — and I’ll call for a fair catch. The name is fine as it is for the time being, although I’ll continue to maintain that the “Wiz” stinks like what asparagus does to urine.
[DC Sports Bog]
GQ takes a look at John Wall as “The Magic Bullet,” and pokes fun at the franchise’s past marketing efforts.
If Gilbert Arenas’ trade value wasn’t the in pits already, now he’s seeing the same Baltimore doctor who once operated on Terrell Owens’ ankle.
Mike Wise says the Wizards will not make the playoffs … and that’s okay.
An inside look at the basketball software on the Wizards’ ipads.
Orlando is preparing for full-court presses, traps and zone defenses for when they face the Wizards tonight.
Seems like the Wizards are going to allow Dwight Howard to shoot a lot of mid-range jumpers … which likely means creative double-teaming or funky zones when he’s in the paint.
One of Wall’s Kentucky teammates plays for the Magic, Daniel Orton. When asked if he’s given any tips or tricks to his teammates/coaches on guarding Wall, Orton says, ““They haven’t asked. Unless they ask, I’m not going to tell them anything. I do know certain things, like little niches he does and stuff like that.”
A look at the team statistical categories where the Wizards might improve. In the least, I say they’ll go from 25th in the NBA in fast break points to within the top 15.
Look! John Wall has a bobblehead!
[DC Sports Bog]
Antawn Jamison is evidently not happy with having to come off the bench for the Cavaliers — “shocker” — he expressed the same sentiment when the issue briefly came up during his tenure with the Wizards. Funny that the former 6th Man of the Year who plays pretty bad defense feels that way. In any case, ‘Twan had four points on 2-6 shooting, four rebounds, a turnover, a foul and nothing else in 21 minutes off the bench last night.
Can’t be sure, but it seems that Chris Bosh left the Toronto Raptors to play for the Miami Heat so that the stats he puts up can be seen on TV more.
[Larry Brown Sports]
John Wall goes to a Caps game … I suppose there’s no infusion between hockey and basketball anywhere else like there is in D.C. – Thanks Ted!
[DC Sports Bog]
Some sort of open letter to Sam Cassell.
A Sane Person’s Guide To D.C. – this is pretty on point.
[Brightest Young Things]
- D.C. Council Game 18: Wizards 98 vs Magic 80: Where There’s Hookah Smoke, There’s Fire
- The Week in Wizards, the basketball ones — Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 (Wittman-isms, Video-bombs and Instagram)
- ‘Gotta Win’ vs. Weary Legs: What Choice Does Randy Wittman Have?
- D.C. Council Game 17: Wizards 108 vs Hawks 101: Wall Ballhawks, Nene’s Tendons Bounce Back