at Washington Wizards Saturday November 14 7:00 pm

Discussion in 'November 2009' started by roscoe36, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. raxrets

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    wilcox was hired to play at C, team needed filler for that pos desperately. at PF and SG position team was already filled. That's why Amir and Afflalo was sent away.

    Hiring wilcox was risky but better take wilcox for one year than to overpay Gortat.Gortat makes more than kwame and wilcox combined yet he produces less than kwame.
    So far it is impossible to say that wilcox is better than kwame...this is one of your fantasies because there is no proof for your claim.

    When Rip is back, perimeter boys play not so many minutes, don't be worried about that.

    what surprised the most about this signing, BG said that only Dumars was hunting him seriously - do the rest of league hope that they all get "lebrons" nex year?

    the same with CV: league needs desperately big scoring men - CV was available but only Dumars paid attention.
  2. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

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    A good win because it was on the road and because they broke away from their normal style to do so.

    Even when the Pistons were comfortably ahead in the 1st Q, I hadn't seen a team move the ball that easily against them on offense. They didn't get anywhere near the amount of deflections that they had been recently.

    The Wiz got to be one of the dumbest teams out there. Brendan Haywood leads the way for them in that dept. He makes Kwame Brown look like John Stockton.

    I was watching the Wiz broadcast and didn't notice even a flinch from Flip.

    Let's hope Joe missed last night's game so he isn't trying to trade for Earl Boykins.
  3. HelloIDistance

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    No way Wilcox is better than Kwame...and that's not saying much, but Wilcox looks horrible every time he plays. Whenever Wilcox gets in the game I have to brace myself for all the horrible decisions and plays he tries to make. Wilcox makes Kwame look like Kevin Garnett.
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    Wilcox makes Darko look like....uh...well Darko:MusicBigGrin:
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    Question: Would we be seeing the kind of play we are seeing this season if Rip and Tay had been around all season? Had their absence been any kind of blessing in disguise?
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    Missing key players and still winning is always a blessing in disguise. Normally it catches up with you though as we will find out for sure on this west coast swing if Rip doesn't play. But on the other hand the guys who only get minimal PT are now thrown into the fire and get real time play instead of garbage time play. So in the end, it's all good.
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    I cant help thinking the hustle the likes of Jonas have shown wouldnt have been in evidence from the regulars. In that sense, it's been good.
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    This wasn’t what you’d call a great game, but it was a good win on the road. There were several things that were good. We started out hot, built a 17-9 lead and the reserves were able to maintain that lead all the way to the end of the half. The defense was a bit shaky in the 2nd quarter, but we didn’t falter too much.

    The inevitable Wizards run came in the 3rd quarter. Everything was going right for them, and this was the only quarter where they seemed to play defense. We sputtered offensively and struggled defensively. We started the half with a 8 point lead and fell back 10 points. That’s an 18 point swing. Our front court for the bulk of that run was Jerebko, CV and Kwame. During this stretch, we double teamed somebody at almost every possession and never recovered when the Wiz passed the ball out. They were able to find the open man and hit uncontested jumpers.

    Thankfully, we didn’t fall apart. Q went small with three guards, CV at 4 and Max at 5 and that was the momentum changer. We nibbled at the lead, finished the 3rd quarter strong and started the 4th with just 2 points down. We regained our defensive composure in the 4th and Boykins started bricking, and we pulled off the win. Some good substitutions in the final minutes by Q after CV fouled out. He put Jerebko in for D and Daye for O. Once Wiz was shooting free throws and the shooter wasn’t a good one, and he put Maxiell to secure the rebound instead of JJ or Daye. Kudos to Q for recognizing the various strengths of their players and using them accordingly.

    He did play Gordon, Stuckey, CV and to a certain extent Ben, too many minutes. But that’s probably because the rookies stunk it up last night and Kwame was obviously bothered by the hostility of the crowd.

    Q seems to like the 3-guard attack, and it does work. 3G+CV/Ben works really good. 3G+Max/Kwame? Not so good. There was a brief stretch in the 4th after CV fouled out where we went with 3G+JJ/Ben but that was for a short time, and I doubt it’ll happen that often.
    The game was also officiated weird. There were about 7-8 palming calls, 6 of them split between Stuckey & Bynum. While it’s no secret that all NBA players palm the ball ALL THE TIME, but the refs typically don’t call it.

    Stuckey had another good game. He especially had a good 1st half. Overall his defense was what impressed me the most last night. He did a good job on Arenas and he was our most successful against Butler last night. Oh, btw, it looks like Q thought him how to crab dribble.

    Gordon did his thing offensively. He seems to gel better with CV each day which is good news. He had trouble defending Miller though. Charlie had a great offensive night. He was scoring with ease. The one thing that he did bad on that side of the court was the weird teardrop from the foul line. It doesn’t work and he looks as silly as Okur driving to the basket for a WTFallaway at the foul line. Defensively, he sucked. He gave up too many layups and committed stupid fouls in the second half. At least two of those fouls looked to me like desperate attemps to create the illusion that he’s playing defense after the opposing player already scored.

    Big Ben was really good. He was very active on the defensive end and did a great job on the offensive glass. Great court vision and nice assists. There was one play in the 2nd quarter where he grabbed an offensive rebound and touch passed it to CV for an easy dunk. That would’ve been the assist of the night if his name was Kobe, LeBron, Wade etc. He doesn’t shoot, but he is really an integral part of the offense. His impact on the court is truly amazing. I really hope he keeps this up.

    Bynum played ok. He seemed to be confused at playing against another speedy tiny guard in Boykins. He couldn’t defend Boykins in the 1st half. He did better in the 2nd. He played a really good PG game in the 4th. This was the one game where we could’ve posted him up against Boykins, but Q blew that opportunity. Boooo!

    Max had a good game too. He played center for a good stretch in the 3rd, and that’s when we chipped away at the Wizards lead.

    What about the rookies? Jerebko really stunk it up last night. Couldn’t hang on to rebounds, blew defensive assignments, was lost in the offense, ran over Wallace while going for an offensive board and immediately followed it up with a stupid foul. He’ll be ok, but his rookieness showed last night. Summers was disappointing as well. He also blew defensive assignments and he almost injured Maxiell while going for a defensive board. Thankfully Max was ok. The only note I took for Daye was he was in the game at some point.

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