Hope everyone is enjoying their Sundays. Here are the main stories of the week:
The Wizards’ season is over
After a season filled with unmet expectations, the Wizards finished their 2018-19 season with a 32-50 record. Bradley Beal did average 25 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds however.
Now that the season is over, we regrouped and went over what went wrong, what personnel needs to be made and addressed whether Washington should pay Beal the supermax.
Marcus Atkinson also wrote a letter to the new Wizards General Manager as well. Whoever the new guy is has his work cut out for him. I also wrote a couple things on John Wall breaking his silence to the media for the first time since his Achilles injury and in an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. And I also believe whoever the next Wizards GM is should take many pages out of the Mystics’ team building playbook.
Finally, Devin Robinson won’t be back next season after getting in a fight at Opera Lounge. Sorry to be snarky, but it’s a place that isn’t John Wall-approved. On that note, maybe it’s a good thing that the fight didn’t happen at Rosebar Lounge. Just imagine how Twitter would erupt....
The Mystics complete their WNBA Draft
Like most years, the Mystics drafted far from the top of the first round. And like last year, they drafted a player who wasn’t invited to draft day. They drafted NC State all All-ACC Defensive team member Kiara Leslie 10th overall. Washington drafted Louisville post Sam Fuehring 34th in the third round.
I think Leslie fills in a void at the wing position but don’t think Fuehring will make the team. Still, Fuehring could get a spot ... IF Emma Meesseman does not come to training camp and until the middle of the season. Lindsay Gibbs of The Athletic (subscription required) also wrote about how the Mystics made another “surprising” pick to everyone ... unless your name is Michael Thibault of course.
That’s all I have on my plate. Enjoy the rest of your weekends everyone, and finishing your taxes. The deadline’s tomorrow!