The preseason has finally started! Here are some links to recap the work week that was.
Wizards beat the Sixers on Tuesday and play the way we always wanted them to!
Recap's here by new writer Quentin Rosborough.
Umair's breakdown of the Wizards' read-and-react sets is also a must read.
And some guy rambled about Otto Porter who had a solid day at the office.
Speaking about Otto, he will receive the fourth-year option on his rookie contract
L.W. explains here. Given how he's improved over the last year, he looks like a solid piece for years to come for the Wizards.
Two different accounts emerge on how GunGate unfolded
Caron Butler's new book came out this week, and Dan Steinberg got an excerpt of Caron's account of how events unfolded on the team plane and in the locker room during the infamous confrontation between Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton. Gilbert Arenas then took to Instagram to offer his own version of what happened, which varies a bit from Butler's version, notably in how Arenas disputes that he was directly involved the gambling dispute that started the whole issue.
Kyle Weidie has a good summary of things over at Truth About It, and as he points out, it's probably best not to accept either account as gospel. Not only do certain memories fade with time, but everyone has interests to protect here. It's up to you to piece together the parts of each account that make the most sense and draw your own conclusions.
Podcasts to check out
Mike Prada (who happens to be getting married this week, congrats Mike!) made an appearance on Real GM's Dunc'd On podcast to preview the season for the Wizards.
The Bullets Forever/Fear the Sword Twitter rivalry is as intense as ever
bitter enemies / beloved colleagues at SB Nation's Cavaliers blog tweeted this promo pic of their Big Three.
Man Kevin really pulled out a damn telescope when they asked him how far behind the Wizards would finish this year pic.twitter.com/x0zL9A2qZL— FearTheSword (@FearTheSword) October 7, 2015
Of course, someone on our staff had a couple other interpretations:
Man Kevin Love really pulled out a telescope when they asked him where Tristan Thompson was. pic.twitter.com/1hqih8wj1b— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) October 7, 2015
Man Kyrie Irving really put on dust-covered goggles when they asked him about his court vision. pic.twitter.com/Fj3jciz4xm— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) October 7, 2015
This rivalry/feud will just never go away, will it?