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John Wall and Evan Turner in Chicago

Morning brew

Michael Lee is in Chicago for the NBA's Draft Combine, where he talked to John Wall and Evan Turner, the probable top picks in June's NBA draft.

(In case you missed it, the Wizards won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday -- still hard to believe isn't it?)

Dan Steinberg's D.C. Sports Bog recounts a Stephen A. Smith stream-of-rant on Comcast SportsNet's Washington Post Live about John Wall.

On TheGrio.com, former Washington Times reporter John Mitchell says the Wizards are going to pick Wall and are "going to do everything in their power" to get rid of Gilbert Arenas.

Michael Wilbon succinctly sums up the NBA playoffs so far: the post-season has been a dud.


By Alexa Steele  |  May 21, 2010; 9:38 AM ET
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Comments


Ernest Grunfeld is in his element now. Wall wants to be Wizard. Turner wants to be a Wizard. Ernest has not committed to either player and is in the process of finding out which one is truly the best player in the draft. My personal favorite is Turner, but I digress.

Rumor has it that the Wizards are also seeking to purchase a first round pick from an unidentified cash-strapped team. If so, we're well on our way, folks.

Ernest is composing the music. Be secure in the knowledge that it will be a masterpiece when finished.

In Grunfeld We Trust!!

Posted by: melodious_thunk | May 21, 2010 9:26 AM


You really think Ernie can handle three first round picks? I say keep it simple. Focus on Wall and Turner. Anybody else drafted is just filler.

Posted by: bobabuie | May 21, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure Ernie isn't concerned at all with figuring out who is the top player in the draft. That question is answered by a lot.

He's concerned with the rest of the clusterF of contracts namely Gil

Posted by: hardiboiled | May 21, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

You really think Ernie can handle three first round picks? I say keep it simple. Focus on Wall and Turner. Anybody else drafted is just filler.

Posted by: bobabuie | May 21, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Thats where youre wrong. there is no focus on the 1st pick, its wall hands down. any extra picks are far from filler. they are picks that will determine how good we are in the next few years. i say bring on the picks and build a young squad around wall.

Posted by: follybeach | May 21, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

I mean Turner has a real real nice game, but he couldn't even make the starting 5 as a freshman.

Posted by: hardiboiled | May 21, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

turner looks more like a good player that had a great year, where as Wall looked like a great player getting started. As Wall matures and gains experience he should be able to add more pieces to his game (like all the greats do). The thing about Turner is that he's so versatile, but maybe not as special as Wall is in some of those areas. Both will be good pros, but i think Wall will keep getting better when turner hits his ceilling.

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 21, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I mean Turner has a real real nice game, but he couldn't even make the starting 5 as a freshman.

Posted by: hardiboiled

Neither did Scottie Pippen.

Posted by: bobabuie | May 21, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I mean Turner has a real real nice game, but he couldn't even make the starting 5 as a freshman.

Posted by: hardiboiled

Neither did Scottie Pippen.

Posted by: bobabuie | May 21, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

ah yesss but it was Jordan that got cut from his HS team A La John Wall. game set and match

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 21, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

^^ Can't touch this!
Da, Da, Da, Da. Da, Da. LOL

Posted by: artiesliver | May 21, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Gil is damaged goods in every possible way...multiple knee surgeries, mental instability, convicted felon...and yet some on here want him to be John Wall's running mate. Because the last three years were not painful enough for you? Maybe Gil would be the perfect Robin to Wall's Batman...did you have a head injury? I don’t want Gil to be on the same court with Wall unless he is wearing a different uniform and watching Wall slice by him play after play after play…..

Gil would be completely freaked out after watching Wall literally run circles around him in practice...I do not trust Gil to be on the same court with Wall.

Get rid of Arenas for any expiring deal we can be out of in a year or two tops...don't care for who...goal here is not to acquire critical piece but remove virus from team. Gil hasn't even talked to Ernie and you just know he has just been stewing the whole time...

By getting rid of Gil and handing the keys to John Wall we can then approach Livingston with an attractive offer. Nice 3-4 year deal as backup to Wall, so he does not have to kill his knee doing 40 min but has an NBA career with a team on the rise. Would then take Vasquez in late 2nd round, point guard position then nailed up for the next 6-8 years.

Posted by: The_Shadow_Knows | May 21, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

The_Shadow_Knows,

Gilbert may well be outahere.

But to assume John Wall will run circles around in practice...and that Gilbert should not be on the same team with him...

Oh, Oh, Oh, I get it, I reread your post, you're speaking from mostly a personal opinion and not a basketball one.

Oh snap, my bag.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | May 21, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

my bag???????????????????lol
old people are sooo funny

Posted by: lilhollywood10 | May 21, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

ok Larry....

And Mike Miller is the next Larry Bird right? Oh, that was last year...keep em' comin'.

At least half of the readership on this blog is directly attributable to your postings...Mike Lee should at least give you a taste.

Posted by: The_Shadow_Knows | May 21, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

In Grunfeld We Trust!!

Posted by: melodious_thunk | May 21, 2010 9:26 AM
......................................................................................................

Why do you sing-praises to Ernie Grunfeld in every post as-if he were your God? In Grunfeld YOU Trust!!

Posted by: closg | May 21, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

In Grunfeld WE Trust. Would you believe there's at least one other person who trusts him?

Posted by: melodious_thunk | May 21, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

It is rumored that the Sixers are willing to move the number 2 pick in the draft if a team is willing to take Elton Brand. Would it be a good move for the Wizards to take Brand in order to add Wall & Turner to the squad? I say yes.

Posted by: anacostia85 | May 21, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

It is rumored that the Sixers are willing to move the number 2 pick in the draft if a team is willing to take Elton Brand. Would it be a good move for the Wizards to take Brand in order to add Wall & Turner to the squad? I say yes.

Posted by: anacostia85 | May 21, 2010 2:09 PM

That would be highway robbery, but I doubt Philly is simply looking to dump salary. They probably want a good player in return. If this had been available during the season, the Wiz could have sent AJ to play for Eddie.

Posted by: SportzWiz | May 21, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

From Chad Ford on ESPN


John Wall: 6'2.75" in socks. 6'4" in shoes. 6'9.25" wing. Evan Turner: 6'5.75 in socks. 6'7" in shoes 6'8 wing

Posted by: anacostia85 | May 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Has there been any interviews or quotes from Arenas about the Wizards getting the top pick , or the possibility of playing with Wall? Any comments about how he would feel about playing SG? I find the whole absence of Gilbert comments to indicate he doesn't intend to be here, as well as the weird way Grunfeld keeps repeating the statement "He's under contract to us" everytime he discusses Arenas.

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone think we could actually deal Arenas in a sign and trade for a good free agent, such as Bosh, Lee, or Gay? Would someone like Memphis or Toronto want Arenas in return instead of losing their player & getting nothing in return?

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Wizards have a signigican trade exemption they could deal for a draft pick to a cash-strapped team.

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone seen any quotes from Blatche about possibly playing with Wall?

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see the Wizards use one of their later picks on Vasquez. The team would create alot of excitement and interest with adding Wall and Vasquez!

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Also talk about the Wizards trading for another lottery pick... maybe we can acquire a pick to add Monroe?

Maybe our 2nd round pick, which is cheaper & non-guaranteed, + our trade excemption to a cash strapped team? Maybe deal Foye?

Posted by: Darnell1 | May 22, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

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