Yeah that unibrow really is something special to look at.
Yeah that unibrow really is something special to look at.
I should be a GM.
He's gonna get killed on the road this year by opposing student sections.
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Claire Danes mocks the Wizards in ‘Homeland’
By Dan Steinberg
Have you been watching the new Showtime series “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patankin?
If not, here’s a brief synopsis, from Showtime:
How does this relate to D.C. sports? Well, in a recent episode, the characters played by Danes and Lewis are leaving a drinking establishment, when they have this conversation:When MIA Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home to a hero’s welcome after eight years in enemy confinement, brilliant but volatile CIA agent Carrie Mathison isn’t buying his story. She believes that Brody has been turned and is now working for Al Qaeda. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse with nothing short of American national security at stake.
Danes: “I can’t STAND the Wizards. What kind of name is that anyway? For a basketball team? The Wizards? What? Like, magicians in hoods?”
Danes: [Gasping, holding heart, as seen above] “I LOVE the Redskins. No, I grew up on the Redskins. My father thought he WAS a Redskin. He used to take me to games in the freezing cold. One time, we wore sleeping bags. We climbed in, we zipped em up, all you could see was our eyes.”
Lewis: “You have great eyes”
Danes: “Thank you.”
Lewis: “Kind of secretive.”
Danes: “It comes with the job. Secretive eyes. It’s a requirement. Really. Oh jeez. We drank too much. Oh, I’m going to puke.”
Ok, kind of got off-topic by the end there. But still, to have your nickname mocked in a critically acclaimed TV drama...that’s good times.
Many thanks to Reader Jason for the help on this.
Last edited by G.A.C.O.L.B.; November-16th-2011 at 03:54 PM.
Does the FO view Jan as a SF or a PF? I'd guess SF. No way can he guard a Bosh, Amare or any other NBA PF for that matter. I guess Vesely is house $ and you take the best player available that isn't a PG. Sullinger looks like he's lost weight and has gained some explosiveness, which is interesting. I never thought he would be a great fit alongside Wall due to his lack of athleticism.
Based on the team we seem to be setting up, I'd go with a full court player, like Andre Drummond. Wall to Drummond could be a more athletic Nash to Stoudemire. I also like Lamb from Uconn. We need shooters and he's athletic enough to run with Wall.
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btw....when I say undersized, I'm talking bulk...not height. You can be 7 foot+ all day, but if you've got no bulk, you are getting pushed around in the paint.
Exactly wwhy I like McAdoo. Its still early but it seems to me that McAdoo is everything Blatche could be iif Blatche wasn't a lazy, stupid POS. I think he has more explosiveness than Blatche though.
My draft board for the Wiz:
1. Anthony Davis
2. Andre Drummond
3. Jared Sullinger
4. Harrison Barnes
5. Perry Jones
Say what you want about Anthony Davis' lack of bulk, he is the real deal. He moves his feet extremely well, plays excellent help defense, and understands how to get positioning down in the paint. He's essentially JaVale McGee with brains, I'll take that any day of the week.
I'm really intrigued by Sullinger though, I figure we'll have a legitimate shot at him in the draft, and wouldn't mind Grunfeld drafting him. He's a good fit in the front court, Vesely and McGee can compensate for his lack of athleticism. Fact is, we need rebounders, and Sullinger is the best one in the nation. He showed glimpses of an improved jumper, but obviously the verdict isn't out on that as the season has just started.
Barnes would be an ideal fit next to Wall, he needs a great passing PG in order to maximize his talent, just look at what he was able to do once Kendall Marshall got the nod as the starter. He has a great jumpshot, albeit a streaky one. He knows how to play within an offense, and isn't a high usage player like most guys on our roster. Problem is, we don't know whether or not Vesely is a SF or PF, my guess is SF, but we have yet to see him play.
Yeah I've heard multiple things on Vesely's position. Last I heard was that they were gonna start him at SF where he can just get out and run, but at the same time develop him as a 4 to use his height (post moves and the like). I don't have real high hopes for him but I think he was BPA and his athleticism is definitely intriguing. Also like that he doesn't have that typical ***** Euro personality/attitude.
Last edited by Destino; November-16th-2011 at 07:01 PM.
Yeah I watched that episode of Homeland and was lol'ing at that segment.
Great show btw.
Offensively, he moves well without the ball, is great in transition, and doesn't need the ball to be effective. That is all I need to know in order to feel optimistic about his potential in the league.
Report: Ted Leonsis Not Among 10 Owners Who Wrote Letter Opposing 50/50 Split
So, this is interesting. The Indianapolis Business Journal, a somewhat random source, is reporting that 10 NBA owners drafted a letter to the league's labor relations board saying that they strongly oppose David Stern's 50/50 proposal that was rejected by the players on Monday. For our purposes, the most notable element of the report is that Ted Leonsis and the Washington Wizards were not one of the 10 teams named.
According to sources within the NBA, the league’s labor relations board received a letter from 10 owners strongly opposed to the final offer Stern put on the table offering a 50-50 split.
Owners for Indiana, Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Portland and Sacramento said in the letter that they feel that a 50-50 revenue split represents a bad deal for the owners.
Leonsis and the Wizards have been described elsewhere as being in the hard-line group, so if true, this is an interesting tidbit. I, for one, find it nice to consider that Leonsis may not be as much of a hard-liner as previous reports may have indicated.
Gone, but not forgotten... RIP RP
And again, I've heard several things about where they project him going forward. That was just the last (start as a 3, develop into a 4).
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