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Bullets Forever Aug 17, 2016

6 Simpsons GIFs that explain the Wizards’ offseason

We’ve spent a lot of time talking very seriously about the players the Wizards added this summer. This is not one of those posts. “There was a time [Horford] preferred Washington’s talent over Boston’s. Wild finish.” When you chase Kevin Durant for two years and wind up with Ian Mahinmi To be clear, there’s still a lot to like with Ian Mahinmi. But compared to KD, he’s definitely the free agent signing built for the average man. Trey Burke and Marcus Thornton’s shooting philosophy Let’s hope Tomas Satoransky can be a great...
Bullets Forever Aug 12, 2016

Andrew Nicholson and Jason Smith could be an effective pairing in Washington, if they ever see the floor

The Wizards signed two players from the Orlando Magic last season, to wildly different reactions from fans last month. Many applauded Washington locking up Andrew Nicholson to a four-year, $26 million deal that will carry him through his prime NBA years. Most of those same people were not thrilled by the team’s decision to give Smith a three-year, $16 million deal to essentially be the team’s third-string center, behind Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi. It’s been over a month since those deals went through and nothing has happened to change the tide of opinion. If anything, the Smith...
Bullets Forever Aug 8, 2016

Getting to know Washington Wizards prospect Daniel Ochefu from a Villanova perspective

The Washington Wizards invested a lot in their big men over the past year, committing to long-term money for Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Markieff Morris, and Andrew Nicholson. But their smallest investment, a three-year contract for Daniel Ochefu of which only $50,000 is guaranteed, may still prove to be an important one for Washington. To understand Ochefu’s value, you have to start with his college career. The Baltimore native was rated as a Top 100 recruit in the 2012 class, and opted to sign at Villanova, where big men are asked to a little bit more than your standard program. Coach Jay...
Indy Cornrows Aug 4, 2016

Jeremy Evans can fill Pacers’ “Teammate of the Year” void left by Ian Mahinmi

Ian Mahinmi will be missed by the Pacers on the court and in the locker room. Now the Pacers signing of Jeremy Evans makes a little more sense. The dynamic, though lightly-used forward signed this summer appeared to just fill a roster spot with an adult pro who can also dunk like crazy. But after the NBPA released the results of their “Teammate of the Year” award for each team, we find out Evans will be available to fill the role of favorite teammate vacated after Ian Mahinmi signed with Washington. The results for each TOY were calculated by an anonymous vote by each player on the...
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...