Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I hope all of you are taking your mothers out to a special brunch or the like on this warm Sunday.
Here are the main storylines from the week that was.
Wizards release exit interviews
Since the Wizards’ regular season ended a couple weeks ago, the team released public exit interviews one by one. The most insightful interview I think was by center Ian Mahinmi.
In his segment, Mahinmi talked about his initial struggles and improving as the year went on. He also acknowledged that the Wizards have issues to work through, perhaps some issues that haven’t genuinely been identified. But Mahinmi was optimistic that consistency will pay off in the end if they work hard in the summer.
- Steve Buckhantz is formally inducted into the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame
- Candace Buckner of the Washington Post wrote about the Wizard’s flotsam of “nonathletic big men.”
- Jen Smith of Wiz of Awes writes about the Wizards’ losing their will to fight last season.
- Our own Osman Baig writes that “Everybody Eats” isn’t the right way to move forward in the 2018-19 season. He also wrote about why the Wizards should and shouldn’t break up the John Wall/Bradley Beal/Otto Porter trio.
- Kevin Broom asks how much money Kelly Oubre should get in his next contract. He is still on a rookie contract until the 2019-20 season.
- Last week, the European Union celebrated Europe Day. We did it our way by looking at the NBA and WNBA players who represented each and every EU member state.
Mystics finish preseason undefeated
The Mystics finished their preseason last night, defeating the Indiana Fever, 91-56 at Elena Delle Donne’s stomping grounds at the University of Delaware. They finish the preseason with a 2-0 record. It is preseason, but still, a 2-0 record indicates that Washington is starting a lot of things on the right note. The tough part now is deciding who makes the 2018 roster.
You can watch the Mystics begin their 2018 regular season next Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. EST against the Fever at home. I’m looking forward to seeing how Washington builds on last season’s accomplishments.
And that’s all I have for this Mother’s Day in 2018. Hope everyone treats their moms well today!