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47 minutes | 6 days ago
Mr. Triple Double makes history!
In a very Russell Westbrook heavy episode, former Wizard Larry Hughes talks about just how impressive Russell Westbrook's NBA-record 182 triple doubles is and how early he could tell Westbrook was going to be a special player. The guys also discuss Bradley Beal's injury status, Beal's twitter beef with Kent Bazemore, Westbrook's insane stats against the Pacers, what makes for a successful NBA coach, and the Wizards' playoff prospects. They close out the show by answering some really timely fan questions! Brought to you by BetOnline.Ag
60 minutes | 10 days ago
Will late-game execution issues come back to bite the Wizards in the play-in/playoffs?
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno break down the Wizards' recent late-game execution issues that have caused them to drop a couple of close games lately. Larry and Matt evaluate the job Scott Brooks has done coaching the team and some of his lineup choices like having Davis Bertans covering Pascal Siakam late in the game. They also discuss Russell Westbrook's late-game play, Bradley Beal's continued issues with how he is officiated, Westbrook's legacy and place on the all-time point guard list, playing through serious injuries, the job the front office has done, and who the Wizards would want to see in the playoffs.Brought to you BetOnline.ag!
52 minutes | 20 days ago
The Wizards' win streak may be over but the playoff push is still in full effect!
The Wizards' win streak might have ended at 8 games but the team is still playing inspired basketball over the last month. Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever's Matt Modderno discuss what went wrong in the team's loss to San Antonio and how they can get back on track. Larry also breaks down Daniel Gafford's impact, what Anthony Gill can bring to the table, and what he saw from Deni Avdija this season prior to his season-ending injury. Larry also shares some stories about being in locker rooms that had bad vibes regardless of the team's record and why it's such a positive that the Wizards seem to have good chemistry.
42 minutes | a month ago
Daniel Gafford + Westbrook's clutch gene + improved defense = a Wizards win streak!
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever's Matt Modderno discuss the Wizards' latest win streak, the impact of Daniel Gafford, how to continue to improve the defense, and Russell Westbrook's "clutch gene" and mindset. Larry also explains how valuable a competitive playoff series can be for everyone in the organization. Plus, we talk about the departure of Jerome Robinson, the addition of Jordan Bell, Davis Bertans' improved play, how nagging injuries can start to pile up, and the return of fans to Capital One Arena.
49 minutes | a month ago
Let's not run Bradley Beal into the ground just to chase the play-in game...
Are the Wizards rushing Bradley Beal back from his injuries just to chase the 10-seed? Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno give their perspectives on it. They also discuss Russell Westbrook's statistical impact, the play of Daniel Gafford, the Wizards' putrid offense when Beal sits, and what to expect over the remaining 20 games. Plus, Larry tells some great stories about partying with teammates like Allen Iverson.Brought to you by Sunday Scaries and Betonline.ag!
58 minutes | a month ago
Evaluating the performance of Scott Brooks so far this season
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno evaluate the job Scott Brooks has done so far this season. They also break down the Wizards' poor shooting, Robin Lopez's comments about trust, Troy Brown Jr.'s comments about never knowing his role in DC, the lack of a defensive identity, and whether it's time to start tanking. Plus, Larry offers his perspective on the Stephen A. Smith and Russell Westbrook back-and-forth. Presented by BetOnline.AG, Sunday Scaries, and Kaenon
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Did the Wizards "win the trade"?
Former Wizard Larry Hughes and Bullets Forever writer Matt Modderno discuss the Wizards' trade for Daniel Gafford and whether or not it helps the team this season. Larry also talks through what it's like to be traded midseason and everything that goes on off the court. We also discuss Troy Brown Jr.'s new fit in Chicago, Bradley Beal's postgame comments and leadership, and how playing 1v1 games with Gilbert Arenas really helped Gilbert's development. Brought to you by eBay, Sunday Scaries, and Betonline.ag!
60 minutes | 2 months ago
Wizards District Gaming manager Patrick Crossan plus NBA trade deadline chatter
Patrick Crossan, the team manager of Wizards District Gaming, joins the show to talk about the NBA 2K League, being the reigning champions, and their latest draft. eSports is a rapidly growing industry and Patrick gives us great insight into that environment. Larry and Matt also discuss the Wizards' remaining schedule, the recent play of Rui Hachimura, and potential trade deadline moves. Plus, Larry tells a few really cool stories about playing AAU against other top guys. Brought to you by eBay, Sunday Scaries, and Betonline.ag!
62 minutes | 2 months ago
The Washington Post's Ava Wallace: If you don't get it, you don't get it
Larry Hughes and Matt Modderno celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast by talking about their favorite moments and dream guests for year 2. They also break down some potential trade candidates for the Wizards and discuss whether or not Rui Hachimura has turned a corner. The Washington Post's Ava Wallace also joins the show to offer her insight into the Wizards' season so far, how the trade deadline might play out, and what it's like to cover an NBA team during a global pandemic. Brought to you by eBay and Betonline.ag!
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Second half of the season preview with Jimmy Patsos
Jimmy Patsos joins the show to recap the 1st half of the Wizards' season and preview the second half. Patsos was the head coach at Siena, Loyola (Md.), and an assistant coach at the University of Maryland when they won the National Championship. He is now a member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports Washington. The conversation included: how to build a winning roster, finding an 8th man in the rotation, how the Wizards have turned things around, Scott Brooks letting young guys play through mistakes more now, Bradley Beal coaching his AAU team, what he learned from Gary Williams, and so much more! Plus, Larry and Matt discuss the players who were pleasant surprises so far and the ones who underachieved. Brought to you by eBay and Betonline.ag!
48 minutes | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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 | 3 months 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!
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Vintage Westbrook is back! But can the Wizards play enough defense for it to matter?
The good news: Russell Westbrook looked like his old self in a miraculous comeback win against the Nets. The bad news: the Wizards still gave up 146 points. Former Wizard Larry Hughes explains what it takes to be a good defensive team in the NBA. We also discuss the latest rotations, Rui Hachimura's trouble focusing on basketball, Deni Avdija's learning curve, and Bradley Beal's body language. Plus, listen in for details on how to win an autographed picture of Bradley Beal!
48 minutes | 4 months 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 5 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 | 5 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!
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