A lot of folks around the league expected Washington to shop its first-round pick for some veteran help when that pick was slated in the mid-lottery. It will be interesting to see what the Wiz do now that they're picking third.
"I don’t think we want to have three rookies on the roster next year. We’ll see what we do with those second-round picks and how they could become an asset. Maybe package them to move up a little bit," Grunfeld said. "Most years there is some movement. I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion, a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors flying, but we feel comfortable wherever we end up that we’ll be able to find somebody to help us and do some things for us."
There is a rumor circulating in the Israeli media that Euroleague powerhouse Macabbi Tel Aviv is trying to bring Price over for the next season. Has anyone heard of this? Can Mike perhaps check that with Price/Wizards management?
"They're real cool," Adams said of the Wizards' staff, including coach Randy Wittman and GM Ernie Grunfeld. "I felt comfortable when we talked about New Zealand. Apparently one of the dudes' daughters lives in New Zealand. ... I explained that I like to run. They got John Wall. He's fast. He likes pushing the ball and stuff and I just said that I could help by running with him. ... I'd like to go there, definitely."
"Nene is somehow playing 27 minutes a night in D.C. without averaging 13 points, seven rebounds or one block per game, or shooting 50 percent, which actually seems impossible — I kept staring at these numbers thinking I had a cataract or something. Nobody won that Nene-McGee trade. It was like the Richard Sherman–Skip Bayless fight on First Take — everyone lost."
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In John, you can see it with his eyes. He'll tell you what to do with his eyes. I can't really explain it, but it's a feeling, it's a rhythm. You know when he's in attack mode, because you can see it. You know when he's looking for guys to cut or slash, because you can see it. It's timing and rhythm. He's more looking to get guys shots. With Ricky, it's more like he's going to react to you. He's saying, 'What are you going to do.' With John, you watch his eyes, you can tell."