Hope everyone has a Happy Father’s Day this weekend. Let’s get right to the links:
Wizards hold more pre-draft workouts
As we mentioned before, the Wizards aren’t looking for the next franchise star or even another rotation level starter. That doesn’t mean that they are going to sit idly by during the NBA Draft. In fact, they still invited players over this past week. Peter Jok and Andrew White were part of the group that participated last Thursday.
More Player Analysis
Our player evaluation series continued as we talked about Daniel Ochefu’s and Ian Mahinmi’s performances last season. In short, the jury’s still out on Ochefu, but Mahinmi needs to be more duralbe next year.
Also, get ready for NBA Summer League in Las Vegas! The schedule was released earlier this week. Sheldon Mac, Daniel Ochefu, and Chris McCullough will be the regular players who will lead the way in a few weeks.
Finally, Bradley Beal has been blogging on his site lately. He wrote an update in regard to his personal growth and the improvement the Wizards made last season.
The Mystics are doing just fine
After losing big time to the Lynx last Friday, the Mystics bounced right back to a huge 88-70 win over the Indiana Fever last Sunday. The Mystics will get back in action on Father’s Day against the Wings.
I also have some more team analysis coming up before the Dream game by the way.
Finally, check out this feature Lindsay Gibbs of Summitt Hoops has on Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.
Emma Meesseman is getting Belgium on fire!
The Belgian women’s national team just started play yesterday in EuroBasket Women 2017 in the Czech Republic. They won 66-64. Early in the game, Meesseman showed us that she can make Bria Hartley-esque highlights without having to make a Bria Hartley move! They followed that up with a 76-75 overtime win over Russia, the toughest team in their group.
With the win over Russia, Belgium will make the quarterfinals in EuroBasket Women. They’re now playing with house money y’all.
Before she headed out to Tomas Satoransky’s homeland, Meesseman had a dominating performance against the Netherlands in Belgium’s last friendly before the real thing. After that game, she shared a tender moment with her grandfather.
Odds and Ends
Let’s get to this last group of links before we call it it quits here:
- Jake Whitacre was on the Locked on Wizards Podcast with Ben Standig. There, they talked about whether an All-Time Wizards/Bullets team could defeat the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors in a best of seven series.
- Two former Wizards: JaVale McGee and Shaun Livingston were part of the Warriors’ 2017 NBA championship winning squad.
- Let’s check in on the Wizards now that they’re on vacation.
- Let’s stay on the line of NBA championships. Wiz of Awes’ Osman Baig asks whether he’s rooting for a team that has no chance of winning the title, even with the Wizards winning more than they ever have in nearly 40 years.
- Former Nets point guard Greivis Vasquez is considering a move back to D.C. Before his NBA career began, he played for the Maryland Terrapins where he ultimately became their career leading scorer.
- Candace Buckner of The Washington Post caught up with Jason Smith where the reserve post is learning the art of being a TV broadcaster. This was posted after the vacation piece. Phew!
- Not exactly Wizards news, but something worth thinking about CSN’s Chase Hughes wrote up an analysis on Blake Griffin possibly joining the Boston Celtics this summer. Wonder what this means for the Wizards should this happen.
- Finally, don’t forget to vote for John Wall’s Game 6 buzzer beater against the Celtics as a #BestPlayoffMoment!
RT so John Wall's game winner in Game 6 wins #BestPlayoffMoment!— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) June 16, 2017
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Alright, those are the links I have for this edition. Have another piece you’d like to share? Feel free to do so in the comments or as a FanPost.
Happy Father’s Day everyone!