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Jahadi White and Matt Modderno are back to cover all of the latest relevant topics for Wizards fans! On this episode, they discuss: Michael Winger's media comments on his team-building strategy, the additions to the player development staff, the training camp depth chart, and whether Corey Kispert or Deni Avdija will start at small forward. Jahadi also tells a story about John Thompson asking him to switch his number at Georgetown, he gives his perspective on the Dame Lillard trade, talks about the state of the NBA game, and much more! Presented by Betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: George Washington head coach Chris Caputo talks about why he took the GW job, what it's like taking over a program and getting it to where he wants it to be, this year's team and returning stars like James Bishop and Max Edwards, incorporating transfers, returning to the area after having success at George Mason as an assistant, all of the talent in the DMV, his favorite restaurant, and much, much more! Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Matt Rogers (@matt_rogers4), starting forward on the American University basketball team, joins the podcast this week. We discuss: growing his game, adapting to a new head coach, what to expect from American this season, the team's overseas trip to Italy this summer, the Wizards, and much more! Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Colby Giacubeno (@ColbyGHoops) of Inside Maryland Sports and Colby G Scouting joins the show to discuss the wealth of basketball talent in the DMV and, more specifically, how the Maryland Terrapins are faring in recruiting under Kevin Willard. If you want a deep dive into the class of 2024-2026, Colby provides great analysis of the names to know in each class. We covered Derik Queen, Matthew Hodge, Efeosa Oliogu, Boogie Fland, Chance Mallory, Jordan Scott, Cam Ward, and many more. Colby also provides great insight into how NIL and the transfer portal have impacted recruiting, how things like Overtime Elite are changing the landscape, and Georgetown's local recruiting presence under Ed Cooley. Presented by betonline.ag! Make sure to check out Colby's great work at Inside Maryland Sports: https://247sports.com/college/maryland/
Osman Baig (@obtoojiveforyou) of Bullets Forever joins the podcast this week to discuss: Taj Gibson re-signing, which two players are most likely to get cut to make the final roster limit, the hiring of Cody Toppert as Capital City Go-Go head coach, is John Wall the most overpaid player of all-time, which Wizards' contracts were the worst ever, the idea of trading for Kevin Porter Jr., and whether the mid-2000's Wizards would making a compelling Winning Time-esque TV show. Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Mount St. Mary's head coach Dan Engelstad joins Matt Modderno on the podcast this week. They cover: how Dan got into coaching, turning around a Soutern Vermont College program that went 1-24 the season before he arrived and going 104-34 there, getting the job at Mount St. Mary's, going from D3 to D1 coaching, coaching in the NCAA Tournament, the impact of the transfer portal and NIL, building relationships with players and coaches, coaching in ESPN's The Basketball Tournament (TBT), interning for the Wizards under Ernie Grunfeld, and growing up a Wizards fan. Presented by betonline.ag! And the most important thing we talked about is the 2nd Annual Behan Strong FunD Fest on Saturday, 9/16, at the Olney Boys & Girls Club to raise money for Behan Strong & coach Pat Behan's fight against ALS. Behan was the head boy's basketball coach at St. John's College High School in DC before being diagnosed with ALS in 2022. Please check it out: https://www.behanstrong.com/events/fundfest Mount St. Mary's will also host Bucknell in a Charity Exhibition Game to benefit Pat Behan on 10/28: https://mountathletics.com/news/2023/8/28/mens-basketball-mount-st-marys-to-host-bucknell-in-charity-exhibition-game-to-benefit-pat-behan.aspx
July 16, 2020 - Steve Buckhantz joined Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno to talk about his podcast with Phil Chenier, being the voice of the Washington Wizards for over two decades, his contract not being renewed, the prospect of doing play-by-play for another local team, and some of his favorite moments. Presented by Betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Steve Turner of Gonzaga College High School, one of the best high school coaches in America, joins the show to talk about how he's sustained success over such a long period of time in arguably the best basketball league in the country. Turner has won multiple local and national Coach of the Year awards, coached the #1 team in the country in 2007-2008, and been a part of several Team USA FIBA staffs so he tells us about those experiences. We also discuss how coaching and recruiting has changed in recent years and what it's like helping high-level recruits pick the right spots for them. If you love DMV basketball, you're not going to want to miss this one! Presented by betonline.ag!
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno are joined by former Wizards guard Chris Whitney. Chris tells some amazing stories about his time in DC and his former teammates. We talk about Michael Jordan, Rod Strickland, Gilbert Arenas, Kwame Brown, and many more. Jahadi and Chris discuss the merits of a recent Kwame Brown story about fighting Jahadi after practice. Chris also gives his thoughts on the Wizards' new backcourt of Tyus Jones and Jordan Poole and provides some advice to Deni Avdija on how to be a more consistent shooter. This will be a fun trip down memory lane for all of the OG Wizards fans and hopefully just as entertaining for people newer to the fanbase! Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: Steve Turner of Gonzaga College High School, one of the best high school coaches in America, joins the show to talk about how he's sustained success over such a long period of time in arguably the best basketball league in the country. Turner has won multiple local and national Coach of the Year awards, coached the #1 team in the country in 2007-2008, and been a part of several Team USA FIBA staffs so he tells us about those experiences. We also discuss how coaching and recruiting has changed in recent years and what it's like helping high-level recruits pick the right spots for them. If you love DMV basketball, you're not going to want to miss this one! Presented by betonline.ag! And make sure to check out Coach Turner's podcast! Twitter/X: @turnonpodcast / Instagram: @turneroneillpodcast / YouTube: https://email@example.com
June 30, 2020 - Gilbert Arenas joined Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno on an early episode of the podcast. Topics include: his career, sharing a backcourt with Larry, playoff series against Cleveland, Bradley Beal and John Wall versus Gil and Larry, the free agency decision that brought Abe Pollin to tears, Ernie Grunfeld, the NBA draft, and Kobe Bryant's influence. Presented by betonline.ag!
Yes, this is a Wizards podcast and not a Lakers podcast, but this episode is for Jahadi and Matt who are both huge fans of the HBO show Winning Time and the book it's based on, "Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s." The author of that book, Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman), joined the podcast this week to talk about writing the book and the making of the show. If you're a basketball fan or a prestige television fan in general you're going to enjoy this one because of all of the stories and behind-the-scenes insights into creating the best basketball show on television. Jeff shares stories about trying to get Kareem to talk to him for the book, Jerry West's portrayal, how certain actor's got their roles, the charisma of Quincy Isaiah who plays Magic Johnson, who can actually hoop from the cast, attending the premier, and how he got so many good stories from inside the locker room. Presented by betonline.ag! Check out Season 2 now on HBO and get Jeff's book here: https://a.co/d/0H4q0u7
Former Wizard Etan Thomas joins Jahadi White and Matt Modderno on this week's episode. Etan and Jahadi talk about their first matchup when they were playing at Syracuse and Georgetown, respectively, and how the game has changed since then. A lot of the conversation focuses on what has happened to the center position in the NBA and how it's evolved since they played and where it can go from here. They also question why John Wall isn't currently on an NBA roster and why certain vets get passed over. Etan and Jahadi also share what they learned from playing with Michael Jordan, how their opinion of Christian Laettner changed once they were teammates, and what advice they would pass on to younger players. As fathers of up-and-coming college prospects they weigh in on NIL and the transfer portal. Presented by betonline.ag! Also make sure to check out Etan's latest book with Emerald Garner: https://a.co/d/a5eMsNf
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno discuss Klay Thompson's comments about Jordan Poole, which current and former Wizards would make the best 3v3 team, and why top prospects may not have wanted to be drafted in Washington. They also discuss whether Gilbert Arenas, John Wall, or Bradley should and/or will have their jerseys retired in DC and Jahadi shares his experiences against this year's NBA Hall of Fame class: Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, and Tony Parker. They also dissect a story from Tracy McGrady about not wanting to go to a team when their draft workout is too hard and whether that may have hurt the Wizards over the years. They close with some thoughts on this year's Team USA roster. Presented by Betonline.ag!
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno answer all of the open questions regarding the Wizards! What really happened between Bradley Beal and Cooper Flagg? Who should start between Corey Kispert and Deni Avdija? What was David Vanterpool like as a teammate and what can he bring as a coach? Can Danilo Gallinari mentor Tristan Vukcevic? Which current Wizard would Jahadi White have most liked to play with? Who are the top Bullets/Wizards of all-time? Can Tyus Jones help Daniel Gafford raise his game? Jahadi and Matt answer them all and more! Presented by betonline.ag! Check us out on YouTube as well! https://www.youtube.com/@bleavinwizards
Bullets Forever's Greg Finberg joins Matt Modderno to discuss who should take the Wizards' last two-way contract, Deni Advija sitting out of FIBA, and who from the SL team belongs in the rotation. We also covered: potential starting lineups, the futures of Tyus Jones and Jordan Poole, roster surprises, Capital One Arena attendance, projected win totals, and success criteria for this season. Presented by Betonline.ag!
VMI alum and international basketball veteran QJ Peterson (@QJ_peterson) joins the show to talk about playing for the New York Knicks at NBA Summer League and the importance of bringing energy and effort. QJ's post about his SL experience and always staying ready went viral because so many people appreciated his attitude and ability to check his ego at the door. He's a former MVP in Denmark, an almost 30 point per game scorer in China and Ukraine, and was a big-time scorer in college so it was really cool to hear him talk about leaving his imprint on the game beyond just scoring. Basketball players at all levels can learn something from his approach! Presented by betonline.ag!
Osman Baig of Bullets Forever joins Matt Modderno to recap the Wizards' Summer League experience. They evaluate the performances of Bilal Coulibaly, Johnny Davis, Tristan Vukcevic, Ryan Rollins, and Patrick Baldwin Jr. and discuss the roles each of them could play this upcoming season. The Wizards have also added two new assistant coaches in David Vanterpool and Brian Keefe so the guys break down each of those hires and why Wizards fans should be excited about them. The Wizards have also added forward Eugene Omoruyi to a two-way contract so they talk about that signing as well. Presented by betonline.ag! Our new French-themed merch: https://shop.bleav.com/product/washington-oui-zards-bleav-in-wizards-tee/ Make sure to check us out, and subscribe, on YouTube as well! https://www.youtube.com/@bleavinwizards
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno explain the benefits of re-signing Kyle Kuzma and the impact that can have on this year's team. Jahadi also gives a first-hand accounting of what it's like for a young player to compete in Summer League. They break down the Summer League roster, what to expect from certain players like Bilal Coulibaly and Tristan Vukcevic, and discuss a few players they're most excited to see in action. Jahadi also talks about seeing Patrick Baldwin Jr. compete in AAU and how we haven't seen his full skillset in action yet. Presented by betonline.ag!
Kyle Kuzma re-signs with the Wizards for 4yrs/$102M. Osman Baig joins Matt Modderno and they have different perspectives on the Kuzma deal so they debate the merits of the signing in real-time. They break down what it means for the team's expectations for next season and if Kuzma is truly a part of their long-term plans. They also talk about the Monte Morris trade, who is likely to get moved next, and the futures of players like Patrick Baldwin Jr. and Anthony Gill. Presented by betonline.ag!
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno break down the Wizards' latest trades and draft picks and discuss what that means for their future. Jahadi gives a ringing endorsement to both Jordan Poole and Bilal Coulibaly and thinks they are the right pieces to start a rebuild with. Can Bilal Coulibaly play point guard the way the front office seems to believe he can? Jahadi explains why he can and why that makes them such an intriguing backcourt of the future. He also discusses an interesting rumor from celebrity chef Dave Chang about whether or not Allen Iverson used to sleep in class behind him. They close to the show by talking about the Wizards' Summer League team additions to date. Presented by Betonline.ag!
Welcome to the live draft show! Domo (@Domo8166) of the Wizards of Gallery Place podcast and Kevin Broom (@So_Wizards) of the #SoWizards podcast and Bullets Forever joined Matt Modderno for a live draft show! We covered all of the Wizards picks, the trades, the drama, the theater, and had a lot of fun along the way! Plus, we were able to raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Thank you to all who donated, the people who watched live, SI Draft Digest analyst Matt Babcock for coming on twice, Domo and Kevin for co-hosting, and the Wizards' new front office for making it an unforgettable experience! Already can't wait for next year! Presented by betonline.ag!
Osman Baig joined Matt Modderno for a live podcast to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis to Boston trade. And then they discussed that trade falling through. And then they discussed that trade being back on again but this time with Memphis involved. It was a real roller coaster to go through during a live podcast! They also discussed what the Wizards could do with another early second-round pick. They also covered the most likely candidates to be drafted with the 8th pick as of the latest reporting and whether Kobe Bufkin is actually the most likely selection at the moment. Presented by betonline.ag! Also, don't forget to tune into our livestream at 8pm during the NBA Draft on 6/22. We will be raising money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
Kevin Broom of Bullets Forever and the #SoWizards podcast (@So_Wizards) joins Matt Modderno for a week-of draft preview and to compare notes between each of their big boards. They spend extra time discussing the players who make the most sense in the Wizards' general range and identify other players who should be on the Wizards' radar later in the draft. Plus, the guys that were the hardest for them to evaluate. They cover pretty much everyone likely to go in the first round so if you want to get up-to-speed prior to the draft, this is a great way to do it! Presented by betonline.ag! Also, don't forget to tune into our livestream during the NBA Draft on 6/22. We will be raising money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
Bradley Beal is now a Phoenix Sun! So is Jordan Goodwin! And Chris Paul is a Wizard…for now! What an absolutely crazy day in Wizards' fandom, including seemingly endless second round picks, pick swaps, Landry Shamet, Woj Bombs, and on and on. Ryan Oliver (@RyanBOliver) of The Wizards Groupchat, Brendan Smith (@threezustrist) of the Wizards of Gallery Place, and Osman Baig (@OBtoojiveforyou) of Bullets Forever all join Matt Modderno to help make sense of the deal. We cover why this trade return might actually be better for the Wizards in the long run, how it's the anti-Tommy Sheppard trade, and who fans should direct their anger toward if they have any. Join us as we work through our feelings on the deal and, hopefully, help you work through yours! Presented by betonline.ag! Also, don't forget to tune into our livestream during the NBA Draft on 6/22. We will be raising money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
Former Wizard Jahadi White weighs in on the Wizards' new front office structure and the likelihood of a Bradley Beal trade soon, including the implications of Beal's no trade clause on the deal. Jahadi's able to provide a firsthand account of what it's like for a player when you know you're about to be traded and what that's like when dealing with other players, coaches, and the front office. We discuss what we think is the most realistic scenario and what the Wizards could expect to get back in a deal. We also talk about what this likely means for Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma. Jahadi also talks about the benefit of veteran mentorship in a rebuild situation and what it's like to go through a rebuild as a player. Presented by Betonline.ag! Also, don't forget to tune into our livestream during the NBA Draft on 6/22. We will be raising money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported today that the Wizards have begun to explore trades for Bradley Beal and that Michael Winger and Beal's agent will be in close contact about potential trades. Other reports have come out that the Wizards are interested in getting up into the top 3 of this year's NBA Draft. Bryce Simon of Motor City Hoops, the Pistons Pulse podcast, and Draft Digest joins the show to discuss who the Wizards should take at 8, what a Beal trade could look like, and how trading Beal could influence their draft philosophy. We basically discuss every prospect likely to go in this draft so tune into this mega draft preview / Beal trade discussion! Also, don't forget to tune into our livestream during the NBA Draft on 6/22. We will be raising money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids. Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
We will be hosting a livestream during the NBA Draft on June 22nd to raise money for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children! Domo (@Domo8186) of the Wizards of Gallery Place podcast and Kevin Broom of the #SoWizards podcast (@So_Wizards) and Bullets Forever will be joining Matt Modderno to provide real-time, Wizards-specific draft coverage and analysis. Coverage will start around 8p.m. EST and will be available on the @BleavinWizards Twitter account and Bleav in Wizards YouTube channel. If you would like to sponsor this episode of the podcast via a charitable donation, please do so at the link below and let Matt know what you'd like us to promote during the stream at firstname.lastname@example.org! It's a great way for us to do something good as a community, you to promote your company or product while receiving a tax deduction, and all of us to enjoy the first draft from the new front office! Presented by betonline.ag! Link to donate: https://give.missingkids.org/fundraiser/4766781
We've dissected the hirings of Michael Winger and Will Dawkins so it was time to cover Travis Schlenk's addition in more detail. Kevin Chouinard (@KLChouinard) of Hawks.com joins the podcast to discuss Schlenk's time as Head of Basketball Ops for the Atlanta Hawks. We go over his draft and trade history in Atlanta and his involvement in key draft decisions with Golden State. There's at least one major drafting tendency that he and Bob Myers seem to share. Chouinard gives great perspective on Schlenk, his team-building philosophy, and what that might mean for the future of Wizards. Schlenk basically rebuilt the Hawks in three years, could he do the same in DC if given the chance? Tune in to find out! Presented by betonline.ag!
The Wizards have hired Will Dawkins, the VP of Basketball Operations for the OKC Thunder, to join their front office, as general manager. Rylan Stiles (@rylan_stiles), host of the Locked On Thunder podcast and editor of Thunderous Intentions, joins Matt Modderno to discuss what Wizards fans can expect from Dawkins. We discuss what that means for the team-building strategy and who are the likely draft picks that could appeal to Dawkins. Is Bilal Coulibaly a likely candidate for the 8th pick now? Tune in to find out! Presented by betonline.ag!
Osman Baig (@obtoojiveforyou) joins to discuss an article he wrote for Bullets Forever where he talked to Clippers insider Robert Flom about Michael Winger's track record in LA. Oz shares some of the insights he learned from that convo and we break down Winger's roster building and draft picks. Based on the precedent he set in LA, is a rebuild coming? We weigh in on that and what it means for each member of the big 3. Plus, Oz and Matt discuss Matt's Draft Big Board 1.0. We run down the top 30 picks on Matt's board. Oz's article: https://www.bulletsforever.com/2023/5/30/23740969/washington-wizards-los-angeles-clippers-faq-michael-winger-front-office Presented by betonline.ag!
Troy Haliburton (@TroyHalibur) joins the podcast to talk about the latest developments and reporting associated with the hiring of Michael Winger as president of Monumental Basketball. Supposedly, Ted Leonsis is giving Winger full authority to do whatever he wants to the roster, including rebuilding, but should we actually believe that? We also discuss who Winger is likely to hire to be the actual general manager of the Wizards. Plus, we review Winger's comments about Bradley Beal being "unequivocally a superstar." Presented by betonline.ag!
The Wizards have (finally) hired someone to run their organization! Michael Winger leaves his role as Clippers GM to have "full leadership" over all of Monumental Basketball. Dan Favale (@danfavale) of the Hardwood Knocks (@HardwoodKnocks) podcast and Bleacher Report joins Matt Modderno to discuss the move. What does it mean for the future of the organization? Will this represent a departure from the middle-build approach? Will Ted Leonsis give him full autonomy? Does this mean Porzingis and Kuzma should pack their bags? Dan and Matt break the whole thing down! Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in Wizards Draft: On this episode, we cover the Arkansas prospects: Anthony Black, Nick Smith Jr. Ricky Council IV, and Jordan Walsh. Jacob Davis (@JacobScottDavis), the owner & publisher of Hawg Country (@HawgCountry_FR) and the host of The Hawg Talk (@TheHawgTalk), came on to provide in-depth analysis as someone who covered the team all season and watched all of their games. We spent the most time on Black as he's the player most likely to be taken by the Wizards at #8 but Smith Jr. could be a steal later in the lottery if the team were to move down. Council and Walsh would be very intriguing options for either of the Wizards' second round picks. We cover all of their strengths, areas for improvement, likely NBA roles, and fit with the Wizards. Plus, we answer some listener questions. Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in Wizards Draft: On today's episode, we cover Villanova freshman wing Cam Whitmore. Tommy Godin (@tommygodinjr) of VU Hoops (@vuhoops) and Road to the Garden (@Road2theGarden) covered Whitmore all year so he is able to provide a first-hand account of what Whitmore could bring to the Wizards if he's available with the 8th pick. We cover his strengths, weaknesses, likely role, long-term ceiling, and even answer fans questions about Whitmore's game! Presented by betonline.ag!
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno discuss what's going on with the Wizards' GM search and what we should take away from the lack of meaningful updates so far. Will things begin to heat up now that the Warriors' season is over and Bob Myers is available? We also go over Myers' tenure in Golden State and whether he's actually the right fit in Washington. Would he try to bring someone like Draymond Green with him? We also cover the recent coaching staff changes the Wizards have made and what that means for Wes Unseld Jr.'s future with the organization. We close the show by answering listener questions from the mailbag. Jahadi provides his perspective on how the role of the center has changed from when he played, the future of the big man in a positionless game, and what it would realistically take for the Wizards to become a contending team. Plus, Jahadi talks about players getting concussions and we discuss why Stephen A. Smith's take on Anthony Davis's head injury is so problematic. Presented by betonline.ag!
Bleav in DMV Hoops: On the inaugural episode of Bleav in DMV Hoops, Matt Modderno welcomes Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) of InsideMDSports.com to check in on all things Maryland Basketball! If you haven't been keeping up over the offseason so far, allow us to get you up to speed. We talk about Jahmir Young and Donta Scott deciding to return, the additions of Chance Stephens and Jordan Geronimo, the departures of Hakim Hart and Ian Martinez, and Maryland's pursuit of Hunter Dickinson. Jeff also provides an overview of what to expect from the Terps' incoming freshman trio of DeShawn Harris-Smith, Jamie Kaiser, and Jahnathan Lamothe. Plus, some insight into the recruitment of 2024 5-star prospect Derik Queen and an update on just how much involvement Garry Williams has these days. Check out Jeff's great work here: https://247sports.com/college/maryland/ Presented by betonline.ag!
On this episode of "Bleav in Wizards Draft", Matt Modderno is joined by Ersin Demir (@EDemirNBA) of nbadraftjunkies.com to break down the "power forward" position in this year's NBA Draft. They start the episode off with an in-depth assessment of which player might make the most sense to play next to Kristaps Porzingis. They cover: Jarace Walker, Taylor Hendricks, GG Jackson, Leonard Miller, Noah Clowney, Jalen Wilson, Dillon Mitchell, Nikola Durisic, Jordan Walsh, Coleman Hawkins, Arthur Kaluma, Kobe Brown, and Zvonimir Ivisic. Should Walker, Hendricks, or Jackson be candidates for the Wizards with the 8th or 9th pick? Tune in to find out! Presented by betonline.ag!
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno break down the Wizards' GM search and how the timing of it might complicate things. Jahadi provides his perspective on whether the Wizards need to rush to make a move and if waiting will hamper their pre-draft process at all. For instance, is a GM from a winning team as well-versed on lottery-caliber prospects? Jahadi also fills listeners in on what the dynamics are like between players and GMs. He talks about what his interactions were like with Wes Unseld Sr., Ernie Grunfeld, and Tommy Sheppard. Both hosts weigh in on the reports that Tommy Sheppard's attachment to Bradley Beal may have cost him his job and whether Ted Leonsis has really soured on Beal. What does a new GM mean for the futures of Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle Kuzma, and Wes Unseld Jr.? Plus, the guys open the show by talking about what the Wizards should try to incorporate from other playoff teams as they build for the future. Presented by betonline.ag!
In this "Bleav in Wizards Draft" spinoff episode, Matt Modderno is joined by Garrett Johnson (@halfawaketakes), a scout for Between the Lines Sports and a Wizards fan. They cover all of the "bigs" or center prospects likely to be on the radar of NBA teams leading up to this year's draft. Victor Wembanyama is likely the only lottery pick of the bunch but there are plenty of other names who could provide depth later in the draft, especially the second round. Garrett and Matt weigh in on the NBA potential of big-time college players like Zach Edey, Oscar Tshiebwe, Drew Timme, Adama Sanogo, etc. Plus, some of our personal favorite sleepers. If you want the Wizards to add another big to their roster, this is the episode for you! Presented by betonline.ag!
In this "Bleav in Wizards Draft" spinoff episode, Matt Modderno is joined by Cooper Klein (@Alley_Oop_Coop) of the Upside Swings podcast (@upsideswings) to discuss the wings who are likely to go in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft. They cover the major names and which ones make the most sense for the Wizards and their new GM to evaluate. They also discuss several sleepers who could provide good value later in the first round or in the early second. If you're interested in a comprehensive list of the wings who are likely in the first-round discussion, this is the episode for you! Presented by betonline.ag!
Osman Baig (@Obtoojiveforyou) of Bullets Forever joins Matt Modderno to discuss the huge news that the Wizards have "dismissed" GM and Team President Tommy Sheppard after what seems like 174 years with the organization. Sheppard finished with a 129-179 record and one playoff appearance on his resume. Oz and Matt cover why the Wizards made this decision now, what it means for the futures of the "big 3", who are some likely candidates to replace him, and what Sheppard's overall legacy will be. The guys leave no stone unturned when it comes to eulogizing the Tommy Sheppard era! Presented by betonline.ag!