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48 minutes | 2 days ago
"Some of the goofiest sh*t I've ever seen in my life" against Boston but the Wizards are trending up overall
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever's Matt Modderno discuss the Wizards' recent improved play followed by the head-scratching loss to the Celtics. Bradley Beal described the final minutes of the game as "some of the goofiest sh*t I've ever seen in my life" and we don't disagree. We also evaluate Scott Brooks' late-game decision making, the recent play of Deni Avdija, Kristaps Porzingis to DC rumors, an Isaac Bonga sighting, 38 games in 68 days, and getting snubbed by the National TV schedule. Brought to you by eBay and Betonline.ag!
52 minutes | 9 days ago
Are the Wizards suddenly a good defensive team?
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno discuss the Wizards' transformation into a top 10 defensive team (over the last 10 games). How did this happen and can they keep it up? Larry also explains why he was so high on Rui Hachimura's defensive potential coming into the season and why we are finally seeing him make the jump on that end. Plus, Russell Westbrook's leadership, Bradley Beal as a primary ball-handler, Shaq's comments about Donovan Mitchell, Draymond Green's remarks about players being treated unfairly, and whether or not they should play the All-Star game.Brought to you by eBay and Betonline.ag!
46 minutes | 17 days ago
Wall vs the Wizards' front office, Westbrook vs Wall, Wizards vs Rockets
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno recap the team's most recent games and preview their upcoming slate, including a matchup with John Wall and the Rockets. Did the Wizards owe it to John Wall to be more upfront and honest with him? As someone who has lived through being traded, Larry weighs in on how both sides handled things. We also break down the recent play of Moe Wagner, Garrison Mathews, and Davis Bertans. Plus, we get into the psychology of being left wide open and dip into the Bullets Forever mailbag to answer some fan questions. Presented by eBay, the world's best destination for discovering great value and unique selection. Also brought to you by BetOnline.ag
51 minutes | 20 days ago
Blame it on the video games!
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno discuss why the Wizards keep making the same mistakes, their need for more leadership, playing video games instead of watching film, expecting to lose, and who should be held responsible for their issues. Larry also describes the signs that a team has tuned out a coach. Plus, some good stories about weird pregame rituals and rookie duties!
48 minutes | a month ago
The Wizards are back but with a skeleton crew and a seemingly hobbled Russell Westbrook
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever's Matt Modderno break down the Wizards long awaited return to the court. Larry walks us through how tough it is to play after an extended layoff and what it's like for Russell Westbrook to try and play through a quad injury. We also discuss the additions of Alex Len and Jordan Bell, shutting Westbrook down, who should be in the Wizards' rotation, and if the team should consider "blowing it up" based on what we've seen so far. Plus, stories about guarding LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and going to the club with Steve Blake.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
The Wizards are having an identity crisis. Who's to blame?
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever's Matt Modderno break down the Wizards lack of an identity and resulting defensive struggles. This episode contains everything you need to know about the Wizards' issues on offense and defense so far. We address the thing fans want to know: who is really to blame? Plus, we talk about what the Wizards should do to replace Thomas Bryant's production
47 minutes | 2 months ago
A win streak to 2021! Plus, New Year's resolutions for each player
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno discuss the Wizards' two-game win streak to start the new year, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook's confidence in their teammates, Davis Bertans' shot selection, Defense 101 with Professor Larry Hughes, Rui Hachimura's defensive improvements, and guys going from starters to out of the rotation overnight. Plus, Larry and Matt give their New Year's resolutions for each player, Head Coach Scott Brooks, and GM Tommy Sheppard.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
0-3? Is Scott Brooks already on the hot seat?
The Wizards are 0-3, is it time to panic? Former Wizard Larry Hughes provides a player's perspective into the rotations, the best lineups so far, what the players must be thinking, the team's body language, Scott Brooks' strategy, Russell Westbrook's health, Bradley Beal's mindset, and answers some fan questions.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Everything you need to know about the Wizards' 2020-2021 NBA season
13-year NBA veteran Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno get you ready for the Wizards' 2020-2021 season. How many games will they win? Can Russell Westbrook or Bradley earn any MVP votes? Do either of them retire as Wizards? Can Thomas Bryant win Most Improved Player? Does Davis Bertans have a shot to be 6th Man of the Year? What are Deni Avdija's chances to win Rookie of the Year? Who gets left out of the rotation? Tune in for the answers!
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Catching up with Wizards center Moe Wagner
Former Wizard Larry Hughes shares his thoughts on the Wizards' first preseason game and Deni Avdija's strong debut. Wizards center Moe Wagner joins the show to discuss his offseason, the energy around this year's team, the Wizards needing to improve defensively, finally being back on the court, and, most importantly, what show he is currently binge-watching
71 minutes | 3 months ago
The Washington Post's Michael Lee on covering the John Wall and Gilbert Arenas eras
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno are joined by Michael Lee of The Washington Post. Lee covered both the Gilbert Arenas and John Wall eras and was able to provide a unique perspective on the parallels between the two marquee guards. We also discussed Tommy Sheppard making moves to differentiate himself from Ernie Grunfeld, the case for a full rebuild, the relationship between Wall and Bradley Beal, the fit between Beal and Russell Westbrook, and much more.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Wall for Westbrook
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno break down the John Wall for Russell Westbrook trade. They discuss Wall's surprisingly complicated legacy in DC, Westbrook's fit, whether the team improved, Beal's involvement in the trade, a Scott Brooks contract extension, Deni Avdija's media session, Eddie Jordan's comments on Ernie Grunfeld low-balling Larry, and the Nate Robinson knockout.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Did the Wizards move the needle during free agency?
Larry Hughes offers a player's perspective on the validity of the John Wall trade rumors. Larry and Matt break down each of the free agent signings and give their projections for how many games the Wizards will win. They also discuss the big names in next year's NBA Draft worth keeping an eye on if the team decides to rebuild (Cade Cunningham, Jonathan Kuminga, BJ Boston, Evan Mobley, etc.)
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Free agency preview: Wizards' small forward options
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno break down the small forwards on the NBA free agent market and evaluate their fit for the Washington Wizards
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Is Deni Avdija the steal of the NBA draft? Draft expert Matt Babcock weighs in
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno are joined by Matt Babcock, draft analyst for Babcock Hoops and former NBA agent, to break down the Wizards' draft. Babcock is very familiar with Deni Avdija's game and gives us some real insight into what Wizards' fans should expect. He also explains why he's less optimistic about Cassius Winston, why Avdija and Hachimura would actually pair well together, and why Avdija is not the next Jan Vesely.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Anthony Cowan Jr.: Preparing for the NBA Draft
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno are joined by former University of Maryland point guard and NBA Draft hopeful Anthony Cowan Jr. Cowan Jr. walks us through his pre-draft process, the NBA combine, team interviews (including one with the Wizards), overcoming adversity, former teammate Jalen Smith, and much more.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Hassan Whiteside could be just what the Wizards need
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno break down the 2020 NBA free agent center class and discuss some of the major names on the market. Our guest was Chris Chaney, the head coach at nationally ranked prep school Scotland Campus, who previously coached Hassan Whiteside. Chaney joined the show to tell us why Whiteside might actually be a better fit for the Wizards than many fans expect. We also asked Chaney for insight into Obi Toppin's development as he coached against him several times. His Newport Academy teams were also one of the top teams in DMV history with multiple future NBA players like DerMarr Johnson. We also talked to Chaney about coaching Rod Strickland's son, Terell, this past season.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
The case for re-signing Davis Bertans and trading up for James Wiseman
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno discuss Steve Blake punching Gilbert Arenas, Davis Bertans' potential contract, how the Wizards have built around Bradley Beal and John Wall, John Wall's pick-up game videos, and which center prospects make the most sense for the Wizards in the 1st round of the 2020 NBA Draft
57 minutes | 4 months ago
John Wall, the Ace of Spades
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno discuss John Wall playing spades on live TV, the credibility of the Bradley Beal to Golden State trade rumors, Devin Vassell's jumpshot, Obi Toppin's potential fit in Washington, and Gary Payton's future as an NBA coach. In the second half of the show, Matt Vazzana of the Beltway Sports Bros. podcast joins us to talk free agency, Kelly Olynyk to DC, the tallest people we've ever seen, the Princeton Offense, and MJ as a Wizard.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
Cancun on 3!
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno discuss the end of the NBA season, the Lakers being the best team from start to finish this year, crazy fans, and how the bubble experiment worked overall. Chris Lebron, our latest fan guest host, joins the show to talk about the NBA draft, Larry's pre-draft experiences, and any advice Larry has for young players looking to enter the draft.
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