Category - Washington Wizards

John Wall Blames The Bench For Losing In The Playoffs

John Wall was sent home early this season, after losing to the Celtics in a seven games series. He finds himself at home looking for people to blame on why the Wizards didn’t make it past the second round.



On Sunday, he spoke to Chase Hughes and pointed out the reason why they lost to the Celtics.

“We need to help our bench,” per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports. “Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series that we had in the Eastern Conference semifinals, our bench got out played.”

He also took issue with Kelly Oubre’s playing time.

“I think Kelly Oubre could’ve played a little bit more. … But Coach makes the decision, and we stick behind him 100 percent.”

Even though Wizards fans might believe these comments are unnecessary, in Game 7 the Wizards bench were outscored by the Celtics bench 48-5 per NBA. That’s right, Bojan Bogdanovic was the only player from the Wizards bench who scored 5 points. So there is no doubt Washington needs help and they need to find talent in the offseason if they want to compete in the Eastern Conference.





Wizards Kelly Oubre Suspended for Game 4 (DETAILS)

The GOAT Adrian Wojnarowski first announced Kelly Oubre Jr. suspension Saturday morning. Kelly Oubre was involved in a physical altercation with Boston Celtics player, Kelly Olynyk. This altercation happens during Game 3 in the second quarter.

Now that the Wizards are behind 2-1 in the series, other guys like Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic need to take some of the scoring load that Oubre would have.

 Game 4 will be back in the Nations Capitals on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Schedule/TV info for Game 1s of NBA playoffs

Finally, the NBA playoffs are among us and we have interested match-ups. Below is the set matchup for Game 1 of the Eastern and Western Playoffs.

Saturday

  • Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m. ABC
  • Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
  • Memphis at San Antonio 8 p.m., ESPN
  • Utah vs. LA Clippers TBD 10:30, p.m., ESPN

Sunday

  • Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m., TNT
  • Portland at Golden State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
  • Chicago at Boston, 6:30 p.m. TNT
  • Oklahoma City at Houston, 9 p.m., TNT

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A Look At The Eastern Conference

A Look At The Eastern Conference: Check out if your team made the list


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The playoffs are almost upon us and this year is looking like the year that finally a team not featuring Lebron may emerge the winner of the Eastern Conference. In my eyes, I don’t see any other team outside of the top 4 seeds gaining that Eastern conference trophy so, lets’s take a look at each team and get a good look at their chances.

 

1. The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs have been in sort of a slump as of late. Although adding JR Smith back to the lineup and acquiring Deron Williams and Kyle Korver, they’ve been losing a considerable amount of games including a major match up against the Celtics and one against The Rockets where harden dropped a triple-double. There are extreme variables to consider though when looking at The Cavaliers woes. Kevin Love is still not back in action so that leaves only 2/3 of the “Big Three” to pick up the slack. Love gets a lot of hate online but his presence does make a difference, especially when it comes to stretching the floor. They also recently acquired Andrew Bogut only to lose him within 58 seconds of his debut (that’s an achievement in of itself). Any time you assess The Cavs though, you have to take into account the “Lebron playoff factor”. Not sure what it is but something changes in that man once playoffs come around. He is not a fan of losing. One thing this current Cavs team extremely lacks though is depth. Yeah, you know that thing Lebron has been getting made of fun of all year for? Well, it’s true. The Cavaliers lack an efficient bench. (Who would’ve thought Matthew Dellavedova could make such a difference?) It doesn’t help that Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye were around to see how the dinosaurs died out, albeit I’ll give them credit where it’s due, Jefferon can still spring and lock players up and Frye can light it up from 3 on occasion. Even when analyzing all this though, there’s still one game that I can’t get off my mind right now, and that is their OT match up against The Wizards who are now only 2.5 games behind The Cavs in the battle for 1st seed, but there is one team that is even closer…

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2. The Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are currently 2 games behind The Cavs in the hunt for 1st seed, in fact as I mentioned earlier, they got a huge win over the 1st seed team not too long ago. Recently adding Avery Bradley back to the line up has given the young team a huge boost. Isiah Thomas is the most efficient player in the league when it comes to the 4th quarter and that’s a valuable trait to have when facing The Cleveland Cavaliers who have a knack for finishing games strong. The Celtics have made mistakes as of late though, including but not limited to, losing to the Suns off a buzzer beater (thanks to a lazy in bound play by IT). A factor that bugs me with The Celtics though is Isiah Thomas’s lack of defense. I know it’s got to be hard playing defense on giants when you’re barely over 4 feet…okay he’s 5’9, but still The Hobbit slays dragons like c’mon. All jokes aside, I’m taking Kyrie every time in a 1 on 1 with IT, but that doesn’t make me think any less of The Celtics chances to upset The Cavaliers in the long run. For every amount of defensive skill IT lacks, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder will sure make up for….hopefully. I’m also taking The Celtics bench over The Cavaliers bench any day.

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3. The Washington Wizards

Although The Celtics currently hold 2nd seed, I’d take The Wizards over them to knock off The Cavs come playoff time. John Wall is the #1 Point Guard in the Eastern Conference in my eyes (queue the Kyrie band wagon). I’m also a big fan of Kelly Oubre who adds versatility to The Wizards and has been hot as of late. Speaking of hot, how about that Otto Porter? (I’m talking about his basketball skills you close minded pigs!) Arguably the most efficient player on The Wizards roster, he has truly blossomed into one of the top Small Forwards in the league and he has been lighting it up from 3. It also seems like Bradley Beal finally feels like earning that huge contract he has and Marcin Gortat is an efficient option for the center position. I’m also taking The Wizards bench over the Cavaliers bench, BUT even with all this, there’s one other team that I think can go all the way…

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4. The Toronto Raptors

That’s right, I truly believe The Raptors are the ones to defeat The Cavaliers. (Where’s your patriotism you Bieber loving traitor!?) Don’t forget that they were the only team to give The Cavs a loss (actually 2 of them) in the Eastern Conference playoffs last year. Since the All Star break, The Raptors have notched wins over both The Wizards and The Celtics, and they didn’t even have Kyle Lowry! Deebo is currently averaging 27.2 PPG (GOAT). Serge Ibaka and PJ Tucker have been amazing additions to the team (I truly believe The Raptors won the trade deadline). Norman Powell has finally become a factor, Valancunias continues to do Valancunias things, and Cory Joseph is one of the best back ups in the league. Out of all the teams I’ve mentioned above, it’s hard to argue that The Raptors don’t have the most depth on their roster and once Lowry returns it will be even better. One thing that always worries me about betting the whole house on The Raps though, is Lowry’s playoff stats. The dude will be an all star all year, one of the best point guards in The East, if not the entire league, yet once playoffs come around the man looks less like Kyle Lowry and more like Andre Drummond trying to hit free throws (38.5% for his career…yikes). If Kyle gets it together this year though, and Demar remains…well Demar, then there’s no doubt in my mind that The Raptors can be the team to FINALLY keep Lebron out of the finals.

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Brandon Jennings takes a Shot at the Knicks

Brandon Jennings takes a shot at the NY Knicks


On Friday night, Brandon Jennings only played for 10 minutes vs the Toronto Raptors, but it was enough to make him realize he was going to fit in.

After the game, he gave his opinion on how it was going to be like, being a backup point guard. In addition, he gave his thought, on the New York Knicks. This is what he said:

It is clear to see he is in a better position that he was last week. With the Washington Wizards, he is able to compete for a title, and not be in the bottom of the eastern conference.

NBA’s Most Valuable Teams 2017

Forbes List of The NBA Most Valuable Teams 2017


You may ask, How much are each team worth?

Well recently, Forbes release their annual list of the most valuable teams in the NBA. It might be surprising how teams who are doing so bad in the NBA, still be so valuable even with a awful winning record.

  1. New York Knicks
    • Current Value: $3.3 Billion
    • Revenue: $376 Million new york knicks
  2. Los Angeles Lakers
    • Current Value: $3.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $330 million
  3. Golden State Warriors
    • Current Value: $2.6 Billion
    • Revenue: $305 Million
  4. Chicago Bulls
    • Current Value: $2.5 Billion
    • Revenue: $232 Million
  5. Boston Celtics
    • Current Value: $2.2 Billion
    • Revenue: $200 Million
  6. Los Angeles Clippers
    • Current Value: $2.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $185 Millionclippers
  7. Brooklyn Nets
    • Current Value: $1.8 Billion
    • Revenue: $223 Million
  8. Houston Rockets
    • Current Value: $1.65 Billion
    • Revenue: $244 Million
  9. Dallas Mavericks
    • Current Value: $1.45 Billion
    • Revenue: $194 Million
  10. Miami Heat
    • Current Value: $1.35 Billion
    • Revenue: $210 Million
  11. Cleveland Cavalierscavaliers
    • Current Value: $1.2 Billion
    • Revenue: $233 Million
  12. San Antonio Spurs
    • Current Value: $1.175 Billion
    • Revenue: $187 Million
  13. Toronto Raptors
    • Current Value: $1.123 Billion
    • Revenue: $193 Million
  14. Phoenix Suns
    • Current Value: $1.1 Billion
    • Revenue: $173 Million
  15. Sacramento Kings
    • Current Value: $1.075 Billion
    • Revenue: $164 Million
  16. Portland Trail Blazers
    • Current Value: $1.05 Billion
    • Revenue: $178 Million
  17. Oklahoma City Thunder
    • Current Value: $1.025 Billion
    • Revenue: $187 Million
  18. Washington Wizardswashington wizards
    • Current Value: $1.0 Billion
    • Revenue: $155 Million
  19. Orlando Magic
    • Current Value: $920 Million
    • Revenue: $166 Million
  20. Utah Jazz
    • Current Value: $910 Million
    • Revenue: $164 Million
  21. Detroit Pistons
    • Current Value: $900 Million
    • Revenue: $172 Million
  22. Denver Nuggets
    • Current Value: $890 Million
    • Revenue: $157 Million
  23. Atlanta Hawks
    • Current Value: $885 Million
    • Revenue: $169 Million
  24. Indiana Pacers
    • Current Value: $880 Million
    • Revenue: $157 Million76ers
  25. Philadelphia 76ers
    • Current Value: $800 Million
    • Revenue: $140 Million
  26. Memphis Grizzlies
    • Current Value: $790 Million
    • Revenue: $155 Million
  27. Milwaukee Bucks
    • Current Value: $785 Million
    • Revenue: $146 Million
  28. Charlotte Hornets
    • Current Value: $780 Million
    • Revenue: $158 Million
  29. Minnesota Timberwolves
    • Current Value: $770 Million
    • Revenue: $154 Million
  30. New Orleans Pelicans
    • Current Value: $750 Million
    • Revenue: $156 Million

 

These are the NBA most valuable teams list from Forbes 2017.

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DeMarcus Cousins Trade to Washington

DeMarcus Cousins Trade Needs to be done


Someone needs to say it, The DeMarcus Cousins trade needs to happen, NOW!!

It has been a bad year for DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. I don’t understand why the Sacramento King doesn’t call it quits and trade “Boogie.” He would fit best playing aside of John Wall with the Washington Wizards.

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Watch the video below, where I explain in more detail where Cousins fits best and is more likely to make a run in the playoffs.