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irobson
02-23-2013, 10:46 PM
Last 20 games they have beaten heat, New York, Denver, okc.

Wall is starting to get consistent double doubles, Beal is good for 20. Oakafor or Nene are getting 10-20 and 8-10

Alayla
02-23-2013, 10:49 PM
No

rockbottom2010
02-23-2013, 10:51 PM
maybe next year....20 games under .500....nuff said

king4day
02-23-2013, 10:52 PM
They look like they're going to cause problems to teams but they are in no way a threat to compete for the playoffs this year.

Hawkeye15
02-23-2013, 10:53 PM
Nah. They are having a nice stretch, but I am not a fan of their long term potential at all, nor do I think their coach is an NBA caliber coach.

bal_ravens
02-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Nah. I like Okafor, but they need a scoring big next to Nene as well as a solid 3. Ariza and Webster are too inconsistent. I like where they are heading if they can clear out some of those contracts though. But threat this year? #6 pick in the draft is more likely.

NBA_Starter
02-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Only if they would have been healthy all year, they are actually not bad at all.

Mishmin
02-23-2013, 11:06 PM
2 years

GunFactor187
02-23-2013, 11:11 PM
I love the dichotomy of their frontcourt in Nene and Okafor and also their backcourt in Wall/Beal, I think they're just a wing player away to make an impact. Got to add more depth too.

JasonJohnHorn
02-23-2013, 11:21 PM
At the beginning of the season I honestly thought this team had the pieces in place to make the playoffs. I love a front court that featured Nene and Okafor, solid rebounders and defender and I like Ariza as a quality role player and Crawford was a legit guy to have coming off the bench or starting, but my doubts rested on Wall and Beal. I haven't seen enough from Wall to lead me to believe he is a career starter in this league. Wall's FG% and turnover rate are still not where they need to be for him to be a legit starter in this league, regardless of his ability to get to the basket and draw a foul, but he does have the size. As for Beal, I havent' gotten the chance to watch him play yet. His stats suggest that he's a decent 3pt shooter, but his FG% is even worse than Wall, and at 6'3, it will be hard for him to succeed as a SG (though it is possible).

I think moving Crawford for nothing was a bad move. I think Nene and Okafor are a solid starting front court, but the team lacks depth and shooters.

So no, I don't think they are going to be tearing up the east any time soon. They would have to land a big impact player in this year's draft as well as make a splash in free agency to go along with vast improvements from Wall and Beal to be a playoff team.

shep33
02-23-2013, 11:29 PM
They're a threat in terms of messing up the current playoff standings, but they won't go anywhere

B'sCeltsPatsSox
02-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Now? No. In a couple of years when Wall has the potential to be a top 10 PG and Beal has potential to be in the ASG they could very much be a playoff team.

ManRam
02-23-2013, 11:35 PM
Absolutely too big of a hole dug.

iFYouSeekAmy
02-24-2013, 12:20 AM
Absolutely too big of a hole dug.

exactly what I was thinking. They lost too many games prior to John Wall's return

jp611
02-24-2013, 12:23 AM
This year? No

Maybe next year barring health and draft pick

Redskins10
02-24-2013, 12:29 AM
Meh that dumb trade for Okafor and Ariza made us a perrenial 9-12 seed. Our ceiling is a 8 seed.

I do like Wall's progession. Dude is an underrated shut down defender.

b@llhog24
02-24-2013, 12:34 AM
Pollution is bad.

irobson
02-24-2013, 12:41 AM
this thread was created referring to next year cause i do agree with wall out there was 2 big of a hole dug...

OceanSpray
02-24-2013, 12:43 AM
Not with that roster.

eternal slumber
02-24-2013, 01:18 AM
i had the Wiz around seventh or eight spot in the east, WHEN HEALTHY.

Hawkeye15
02-24-2013, 01:21 AM
Only if they would have been healthy all year, they are actually not bad at all.

I am a Wolves fan. Do you know how much I wish my team was healthy this year?

Twins Fanatic
02-24-2013, 01:22 AM
I am a Wolves fan. Do you know how much I wish my team was healthy this year?

No kidding, everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong.

OceanSpray
02-24-2013, 01:29 AM
I am a Wolves fan. Do you know how much I wish my team was healthy this year?

Yeah, I feel bad for the Wolves. This was supposed to be their breakout season and Love would've led the league in rebounding and dominate. Maybe next year.

eternal slumber
02-24-2013, 01:32 AM
I am a Wolves fan. Do you know how much I wish my team was healthy this year?

we, Rockets fans also know how it feels like being hit by injuries. T-Mac and Yao, such a shame. what could it been.:pity:

Ebbs
02-24-2013, 05:22 AM
Based on the final 2 minutes of the raptors game; no.

Avenged
02-24-2013, 05:27 AM
You can't make everyone a believer off a small sample size. We will see in a season or two.

papipapsmanny
02-24-2013, 01:20 PM
The Wizards would be in the playoffs if they were healthy from the start.

Between Wall Returning and Beal improving his play, look at his splits he has been beasting in january and february.

Next year I think they will be nice. I'll give Wall more time since he has gone through a lockout year and some injuries.

I think he is capable of being a 20-10 guy even if his FG% only maxes out arounf 44-45% I'll take that.

got to do well in the draft, I would even look into trading a future pick(s) for another lottery pick in this years draft.

RLundi
02-24-2013, 01:25 PM
If anything, next year they are a fringe playoff team at best. I don't like their front line. Wall can't shoot worth a lick, and they have a bunch of parts that do not fit well with each other.

97NYer
02-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Washington and Toronto will get in next year over Atlanta and Milwaukee, who's best players figure to walk in the offseason.

wizardsfan3
02-24-2013, 01:58 PM
If they had Wall from the start they probably would've made a run for the 7th-8th seed. But next year if everyone is healthy and they have a good draft, I can see them making playoffs.

Showtime Steve
02-24-2013, 02:01 PM
They are about 2years away.

papipapsmanny
02-24-2013, 02:52 PM
Also the Wizards have played a lot of close games, the difference is with Wall they are winning more of them.

Of their 37 losses they have only lost by 10 points or more 11 times, and have 5 overtime losses (0-5 which is annoying as a wiz fan).

The fact is with Wall and an improved Beal they are 12-9, before they were 5-28. That is a significant turnaround.

JJ_JKidd
02-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Last 20 games they have beaten heat, New York, Denver, okc.

Wall is starting to get consistent double doubles, Beal is good for 20. Oakafor or Nene are getting 10-20 and 8-10

Is this thread fo real?

RollingWave
02-24-2013, 10:31 PM
They have a chance to break out in the coming year or 3, but this year obviously not.

TheNumber37
02-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Huh?

papipapsmanny
02-24-2013, 11:27 PM
I mean they were probably a playoff team this year if Wall was healthy.

Again they are 12-9 since his return, and 5-32 before hand.

It isn't unreasonable to think they could have gone 15-17 beforehand if Wall had been healthy from the start. Which would have put them at 27-36. Obviously it isn't that simple but it certainly would have been a possibility.

LASportsFan1996
02-25-2013, 12:33 AM
Should've kept Crawford

But yeah in like 2 years or so, they could make the playoffs in the East

Bishnoff
02-25-2013, 12:50 AM
Not this season.