Unseld

Unselds

  • joined Jul 09, 2008
  • last login Jul 17, 2014
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I am old enough to remember the glory days of Brent Price, Tim Legler and Chris Webber, although not really the championship glory of 1977. I was alive, but I think I was watching Orioles games at age 3.

I have known the suffering that was Kwame Brown. Ledell Eckles is my favorite player of all time next to Michael Jordan. That's not to forget such highlights and lowlights as God Shamgod, Big Georghe, Rod Strickland, Googs, Kwame, Chris Whitney, Michael Adams and Juwan Howard.

I look forward to participating in endless hypothetical trade scenarios and hopelessly optimistic predictions with my friends at Bullets Forever.

The handle "unselds" is one I have had for years. Big Wes epitomizes everything Bullets and Wizards. Rookie of the Year, MVP, and quite possibly the worst GM in NBA history, including that terrible trade of Chris Webber for Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe. We Wizards fans, we laugh, we cry, and ultimately we will triumph.

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I love you, Ernie Grunfeld

We all love to trash Ernie Grunfeld for some of the ridiculous things he's done over the years, but I think it's time to man up and say, "Thanks Ern. You're doing a great job and building a team...

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Free Agents Still Available

So Ariza is gone. We bring back Snaky on a short-term deal, and I believe that leaves three roster spots. How about Kris Humphries, Caron Butler and Daniel Orton? I'm actually surprised I went with...

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The Dominoes Are Falling

Well, LeBron is taking his talents back to Akron. What now? My prediction is that Ariza will take his talents back to Houston with Howard and the Beard. Only way we get Ariza back with the Wiz is...

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What did you say, Whitlock??

Did you guys see PTI yesterday? They did a happy trails to John Wall's 47-point game against the Grizzlies last season, and Tony asked if paying up a max contract based on that performance was a...

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Wha happened??

Did anybody else have trouble watching the game last night? The one time Fios fails me, and it's the best game of the season!!! I had to work from 6-8pm so I figured I would catch the second half....

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Let's play best case, worst case!

I always get excited when Sports Talk 980 talks Wizards, because it happens so infrequently. Steve Czaban, as much as I love him, is always dismissive and shallow in his Wiz talk, but at least...

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Will Wall show out in the ASG?

Or will he struggle like other past Wizards All Stars.

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I will miss you, Big Mek

I was reading over the angst about the Gortat for Okafor trade thread and I certainly understand how upset people are. This is, indeed, the classic Ernie trade. But I think the annual stages of...

Pierre in the Houze!!

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Well, it's just so ... JaVale.

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Hands off our John Wall!

For the first time ever, I browsed around Twitter to see the reaction to the Dwight Howard deal, and I was a little shocked to see something. Lakers fans are clamoring for none other than ... J...

Wall working on jumpers, threes off dribble?

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I’m working on jump shots. I think my midrange got a lot better when I got confidence. I’m knocking down threes off the dribble, catch-and-shoot. And especially my floater. Just trying to keep improving everything.

Wall talks to Lang Whitaker.
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Dreams of Millsap fading. Sigh...

The draft and free agency have pretty much gone according to plan, so where is our Stretch Four? I have been pining away for Paul Millsap, the undersized hulk who has his head on his shoulders and...

Scouts review prospects

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From Seth Jones CNNSI.com Nerlens Noel, 7-foot center, Kentucky: "His knee injury shouldn't be a concern. Guys come back from that pretty readily. He's a game changer at the defensive end, but I don't ever see him being a 16-plus-a-night scorer. But Tyson Chandler was the second best player on a title winning team, and he can't score either. His camp seems to be focused on getting him hooked up with Hollywood. He's going to be a solid pro, but he's not going to be your standard No. 1 pick. He's got a little waist and rounded shoulders." Otto Porter, 6-9 forward, Georgetown: "He just knows how to play. He does a little bit of everything. He has come really far. I saw him in high school. He weighed about 45 pounds. The one thing that concerns me about him is he's not an elite athlete, and he has to guard at his position. It scared me that he played so poorly against Florida Gulf Coast, but he's really smart, so I think he'll figure it out." Victor Oladipo, 6-4 guard, Indiana: "Love his makeup. Great worker. On defense he plays like Tony Allen. He took very limited attempts to get that high (three-point) percentage. My question is, has he had his big jump already of improvement? The fact that he's a top five pick is an indictment of this draft." Mike Muscala, 6-11 forward, Bucknell: "He has a tremendous amount of talent, but he's really soft. He wants nothing to do with any physicality down low, and I don't think he has enough stuff off the bounce to be Byron Mullens. At Bucknell, they have one strength coach for all their sports. When he does this for a living, he could get bigger and stronger. But at the end of the day I just don't think he's good enough." Alex Len, 7-1 center, Maryland: "You see someone his size who is talented offensively, but you look up and he averages 11 and 9 and you're like, what the hell is going on? When he wanted to do well, like against Nerlens Noel or Mason Plumlee, he did it, but why wasn't that there every night? He's young and he's still becoming Americanized. The coaches at Maryland swear he's a special shooter, but special shooters don't shoot 68 percent from the foul line." Gorgui Dieng, 6-11 center, Louisville: "He's smart. You can play through him. He can make a 15-foot jump shot. People compare him to Roy Hibbert, but Hibbert is bigger and was more of a scorer in college. He has to become a better free throw shooter." Anthony Bennett, 6-8 forward, UNLV: "He got soft as the year went on. Why? His desire to play defense is another question. He's a good athlete but not a great one. He's going to be a better player in the pros than he was in college, because when he was in college he played with selfish teammates."

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DMC is ready to come here. Now pay him!

I hope I don't get booted for what should be a fanshot, but my computer is dying and nobody reads the fanshots anymore. Cousins is demanding a 5-year max extension and wants to be traded if he...

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Comparing My Top Four in 2013 to Recent Draftees

The most frustrating thing about the draft is trying to compare prospects to All-Star players. Go back to when some recent players were drafted, and think about their comparisons. Bradley Beal...

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Revisiting Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap

I can play with the trade machine just like the next guy, but I don't know how to make this one work. I just know that I would MUCH rather sign Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap as free agents to get...

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What's up Charles Woodson?

Maybe I missed this discussion, but any chance the Skins land Charles Woodson? Yes, he's 36 years old. And yes, he will be sought after in the free agent market. With the Skins smarting in the...

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Trade Deadline Deals

The trade deadline is approaching and I don't really expect the Wizards to be players, but what else is there to talk about? I am no capologist, but I thought I would take a stab at this....

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Revisiting Wall after Four Straight Losses

I love John Wall just as much as the next guy, but boy have we fallen off a cliff since that 6-4 run in January. Don't look now, kids, but the Boulez have lost four in a row!

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Contrary to popular belief, our bigs are not old!

I think we can safely say now that Emeka Okafor and Nene are very solid big men. Then comes the big "but" that we hear every day: They are too old. They are on the downward arc of their careers. ...

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Fire sales in L.A. and Boston?

The recent success of Les Boulez has had many pondering whether to "sell high" on some players, such as Trevor Ariza, Jordan Crawford and the Big Brazilian. Meanwhile, the wheels are falling off in...

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Rome wasn't built in a day, but the Rockets and Clippers were!

For the longest time there was hope eternal here because we had The Plan, which was really just a copy of the Oklahoma City Plan, which was actually the perfect serendipity of sheer luck combined...

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What is the over/under on Ernie getting canned?

I would love to hear predictions on this, especially from the editors. It is amazing how far short of expectations this team has fallen, although as always there is an excuse because there is...

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MJD Anyone?

Trades are so uncommon in the NFL, but would anyone be interested in Maurice Jones-Drew? The only thing as important for Robby x3 to succeed as a good offensive line would be a great running game....

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Kool Aid Break!!

The debate over where we fit in the East with all these moves, while the Wiz sit on the sideline as usual, has me again wanting to look at the positives. Let's get this over with first: It's Heat...

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Going to Fan Appreciation Day?

Yo gents! I don't post a lot here but I read the site regularly. This year for the first time I will be attending Fan Appreciation Day this Saturday. Got any tips for how to get the most out of...

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It's the little things that matter

It has been a little excruciating to watch the league morph through the draft and free agency as, once again, the Wizards sit back. The inevitable signing of Roger Mason or Cartier Martin is all we...

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Beal's jumper makes you wet

Come on, admit it. You watch the footage of Bradley Beal swishing jumpers and you get wet. Yeah, that silky smooth textbook style shot just gets it all going. No, not those Nick Young streaky shots...

Bleacher Report Says Beal Sucks

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Then again, the Bleacher Report sucks. They do have some legit points though.

Random John Wall Summer Play

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Did the announcer say that was Wall who hit that three from another zip code?

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