Tagged Washington Wizards

PODCAST: Breaking Down NBA’s New Eastern Conference

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) power rank the new-look Eastern Conference in the wake of free agency. Which team should be the favorite in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks or Philadelphia 76ers? Which teams look like playoff locks? Which teams could sneak in as a No.…

Teams That Lost the 2019 NBA Offseason

While plenty of NBA teams came out ahead during perhaps the wildest offseason in league history, a few notable exceptions weren’t so lucky. After all, free agency is a zero-sum game. If one team adds a superstar, another team loses one by definition. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers are celebrating major free-agent coups,…

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5 NBA Free Agents With Complicated Markets

Perception is not always aligned with reality. There’s no better argument for the lack of synchronization between the two than how some rumor mills and websites talk about impending free agency. The takes they fire off can be as brazen and reckless as they are devoid of context. “Player X would make a great fit…

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TBW’s Official 2019 NBA Mock Draft

Let’s not waste time or precious cliches by reminding you what time of year it is, what’s at stake Thursday, how one life and/or NBA franchise can be changed in an instant. Blah, blah, blah. You’re here for a Mock Draft, so here’s how you read the positions on this one: PG = Point Guard…

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2019 NBA Mock Draft, Part 1: How do the Lottery Teams Fare?

NBA teams are in the process of identifying which now-former college players they want to invest in, as well as drawing pathways towards them. You can never quite plan ahead for the craziness that is draft night. Teams will leak false reports, create smokescreens and do whatever it takes to make the draft fall in their…

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Hornets’ Kemba Walker Dilemma Exemplifies Supermax Flaws

When the NBA announced its All-NBA teams Thursday afternoon, the Charlotte Hornets’ front office likely released a collective groan. After averaging a career-best 25.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting, 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds, Hornets All-Star point guard Kemba Walker received his first-ever All-NBA nod, joining Russell Westbrook as a third-team guard. As a result,…

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How 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Can Reshape NBA’s Future

Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night will land the rights to Duke forward Zion Williamson. That’s a given after he put up one of the most dominant freshman seasons in college basketball history. The 6’7″, 285-pound athletic marvel will provide an immediate jolt to whichever team he suits up for next season.…

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Playing 2019 NBA Draft Matchmaker, Part 1

In today’s NBA, most lottery teams draft the best player available in the available pool and then figure out the fit later on during free agency. That’s been the thinking for years, seeing as teams are scared of leaving a potential star on the board solely because his position is already filled. That is typically the…

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Trade Bradley Beal This Summer

John Wall’s Achilles rupture inexorably altered the course of the Washington Wizards’ overall direction. As a result, their best path forward involves taking two steps back. They need to trade Bradley Beal this summer before they lose all leverage. Prior to Wall’s Achilles tear, the Wizards could have talked themselves into being a playoff-caliber team…

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