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Bullets Forever Jul 27, 2016

Podcast: How Ian Mahinmi will fit on the Wizards, and checking in on the Mystics at the Olympic break

Before we talk about this week’s episode, YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. It will change your life, and if you don’t, you won’t understand a lot of the references in this week’s episode. In the first half of the show, Jake Whitacre and Lyndie Wood talk about this summer’s big signing: Ian Mahinmi. They take a look at where he fits on the roster, since the team already has Marcin Gortat, and if there’s any way they can play together on the floor. They also take a look at what his signing means for the team’s frontcourt depth and how it stacks up against some of the other stacked...
Bullets Forever Jul 27, 2016

Bradley Beal grew “almost an inch” this season, according to Wizards owner Ted Leonsis

There was a lot of talk at the press conference to discuss Bradley Beal’s contract (which you can watch here) about his growth in Washington. However, most people probably weren’t expecting to hear about Beal’s actual physical growth. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said during the press conference that Beal grew almost an inch during the season, which he then reiterated after the press conference on Twitter: Bradley grew almost an inch this season. pic.twitter.com/qifwyTT7Td— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) July 27, 2016 It’s hard to confirm just how much Beal grew without busting out...
Bullets Forever Jul 27, 2016

What to expect from Ian Mahinmi with the Wizards: A Q&A with Indy Cornrows

The Wizards' first (non-incumbent) signing of the 2016 offseason was center Ian Mahinmi on a four year, $64 million dollar contract. Mahinmi turns 30 this November, but despite being an eight-year veteran, he doesn't have too many NBA miles under his belt. He's played NBA minutes than Bradley Beal. His last year with Indiana was his first as a full-time starter, where he anchored their defense and gave them a threat in the pick and roll. He was 14th in the league in points per possession as the roll man (minimum 100 possessions; Marcin Gortat was sixth). While it's legitimate to question...
Bullets Forever Jul 24, 2016

Video: How will Ian Mahnimi protect the paint for the Wizards?

Guest video analyst Dane Carbaugh checks in with some video scouting of the latest Washington C and how he helps on defense. The Washington Wizards lost out on Al Horford in the summer of 2016, and quickly moved to sign Pacers big man Ian Mahinmi to a 4-year, $64 million contract. The defensive minded center seems to duplicate some services alongside Marcin Gortat, but his addition to the roster could help bolster a lacking defensive effort from the Wizards in 2015-16. Washington ranked 14th in defensive rating last season, and was in the lower half of the league when it came to important...

Report: Thunder signing Alex Abrines to three-year, $18 million contract

The Thunder had been quiet sincelosing Kevin Durant to the Warriors. Now, theyre using the cap space and minutes left vacant to sign another small forward: Alex Abrines, the No. 32 pick in the 2013 draft. Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops.net: Alex Abrines and Oklahoma City Thunder have a deal. The Spanish forward has agreed to []

Report: Wizards were prepared to offer Zaza Pachulia $20 million before he joined Warriors

The Wizards instead signed Mahinmi for four years and $64 million.
Bullets Forever Jul 6, 2016

NBA Free Agency: Nene agrees to one year, $2.9 million deal with the Rockets

Nene has found a new home. After over four years in Washington, he’s heading to Houston on a very team-friendly deal: Free agent center Nene has agreed to a deal with Houston, sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 6, 2016 Sources: Nene deal: 1-year, $2.9M— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 6, 2016 Washington’s moves in free agency this summer made it clear they were headed in a new direction. After trying and failing to snag Al Horford, they spent big money Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith to shore up their depth at center. As we wrote...
Bullets Forever Jul 5, 2016

What we learned about the Wizards in free agency this summer

The Wizards’ summer isn’t completely over, but the big decisions have been made. Washington spent most of their $30 million in cap space signing Ian Mahinmi, Andrew Nicholson, and Tomas Satoransky, as well as using some of their cap space to acquire Trey Burke in a trade with Utah. They still have some minor decisions to make (more on that in a bit) and they need to fill out their bench, but the moves that will affect Washington the most have already been made. We’ve already talked a bit about how Washington focused on improving what Wall can’t fix, and why their future is still...
Bullets Forever Jul 3, 2016

2016 NBA Free Agency Day 2 Open Thread

Howdy folks. Like the rest of you, we’re still trying to process how the Wizards missed out on Al Horford and how they wound up with Ian Mahinmi. We’ll have some more analysis in the next day or so. Until then, here’s your spot to discuss everything going down in the NBA today.
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2016

Ian Mahnimi Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Wizards

The free-agent center reached an agreement to join the Wizards for 4 years, $64 million. Indiana Pacers free-agent center Ian Mahinmi, reportedly a Blazers target, announced that he will be taking his talents to the Beltway, agreeing to a deal with the Washington Wizards. @WashWizards let's gooooo !!!!!! — Ian Mahinmi (@ianmahinmi) July 3, 2016 Cross "Plan I" off the list. Mahinmi reportedly agreed to a 4-year, $64 million deal with the Wizards, the same number that's been reported with the Lakers and Timofey Mozgov. The Wizards and Mahinmi moved quickly after the Wizards, who...
Bullets Forever Jul 2, 2016

NBA Free Agency: Ian Mahinmi signs four year, $64 million deal with Wizards

The Wizards wasted no time moving on from Al Horford on to Plan C. Less than an hour after Horford announced he was going to Boston, Ian Mahinmi tweeted this: @WashWizards let's gooooo !!!!!! — Ian Mahinmi (@ianmahinmi) July 3, 2016 Shortly after, the details came in, and they’re pretty big: Free agent Ian Mahinmi has agreed to a four year, $64M deal with Washington, league source tells The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2016 Ian Mahinmi to the Wizards for four years and $64 million, per league sources. Wizards moving on to Plan B...
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2016

Al Horford Spurns Atlanta Hawks, Signs with Boston Celtics

Blazer dreams of a trade for Paul Millsap ended Saturday when Al Horford left the Atlanta Hawks for the Boston Celtics. Saturday afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical announced that Al Horford had called off talks with the Atlanta Hawks and has decided to sign with the Boston Celtics. Al Horford plans to sign a four-year, $113M deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 2, 2016 After what appeared to be a rather uneventful draft night for the Celtics, given their bounty of picks leading in, this has to be seen...
Bullets Forever Jul 2, 2016

NBA Free Agency: Al Horford agrees to deal with Celtics

Well, it looks like the Wizards will have to look into Plan C now. Al Horford has agreed to a deal with the Celtics, according to multiple reports. League source: Horford to Boston.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2016 Celtic Pride!!!!!! — Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 2, 2016 Obviously, this is disappointing news, especially considering that it didn’t come down to Horford choosing the extra year and money that Atlanta offered, but Boston, who was offering the same four-year max deal the Wizards were presumably offering. Apparently, it was very...
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2016

2016-17 NBA Salary Cap and Luxury Tax Threshold announced

NBA salary cap, luxury tax, and other thresholds have been announced for the 2016-17 NBA season. Saturday afternoon, details emerged outlining the new salary cap and luxury tax holds for NBA teams heading into the 2016-17 season. Official numbers from the NBA:Salary cap: $94.143 millionLuxury tax: $113.287 million — SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) July 2, 2016 Teams under and over the salary cap will have slightly more money to play with for the mid-level exception as well. NBA announces 2016-17 salary cap at $94.143M. Luxury tax line: $113.287M. MLE: $5.628M. Mini MLE: 3.477M. Room...
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2016

Ryan Anderson, Marvin Williams, and Others Agree to Deals

Two prized free agent forwards will sport shiny new contracts. A couple of higher-profile NBA power forwards agreed to new contracts this afternoon as the free agency negotiation period marches on. Ryan Anderson, formerly of the New Orleans Pelicans, will ply his trade with the Houston Rockets. Free agent Ryan Anderson plans to sign a four-year, $80M deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 2, 2016 And in a development sure to turn heads among all teams who signed lesser free agents to more expensive deals, Marvin...

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