Welcome to The Great Wall of Chinatown, an all-purpose site for fans of the Washington Wizards and the NBA to engage with one another about daily events of the WizKids, the Great John Wall, and the National Basketball Association. Read more about the writers on the About page on the right. Continue reading Welcome!
Really bad start to the series. No other way to put it as a Wizards fan. The Wizards have been talking about the Conference Finals all year. They got the matchup they wanted with Boston. They are the more experienced team. They’ve been this far in the playoffs twice before with this core. And now we (fans) are two losses away from a summer of … Continue reading Bring on Game 3
I didn’t think Hawks/Wizards would be close. Yeah it’s a 4/5 matchup but the Wizards won 49 games and the 43-win Hawks looked like the worst team in the playoffs—at least by point differential. But here we are, 2-2. The Wizards won the first two games in Washington by exerting their will in the fourth quarters. The Hawks controlled games three and four in Atlanta. … Continue reading A closer look at some possible game 5 adjustments
The Wizards picked a bad time to lose four of their last five games—only one of which was against an above .500 team. A week ago it seemed like a given that they would win 50 games for the first time since 1979. They now have to go 8-4 the rest of the way to reach that arbitrary (but oh so important) milestone. 8-4 is … Continue reading What’s at stake in the final 12 games?
First off, that photo above? Somehow John Wall dunked that. A poster on AD. Things are pretty great. Another look at John Wall posterizing Anthony Davis, then telling the crowd to quiet down. #WizPelicans pic.twitter.com/6QcDsTmmmT — CSN Wizards (@CSNWizards) January 29, 2017 The Wizards are rolling right now, there’s no other way to put it. The team has won 9 of its last 10 games, 12 of … Continue reading Week 15: Wizards Mid-Week Preview
There were many exciting storylines leading into this season. Would the new look Warriors, with Kevin Durant aboard, become the best offensive team ever? What would James Harden’s stats look like playing point guard under Mike D’Antoni? Can the Cavaliers save the NBA from the apparent reign of terror of the superteam in Golden State? And lastly, with KD leaving, can Russell Westbrook average a … Continue reading Coming to a City Near You: The Russell Westbrook Show
Preseason is here. After a quick and very eventful summer, NBA teams are back at it. Media Day for most teams was last week, teams finished up their training camps, and preseason games have started for a few teams, with the rest playing today and tomorrow. We’ve already gotten disappointing long-term injury news about Khris Middleton and Ben Simmons, an injury scare for Bradley Beal, Steph … Continue reading Ranking the League’s Starting Centers
The 2016-17 NBA regular season doesn’t start until October 25th, but next week is the start for fans and players. Media Day kicks off, as players will be peppered with questions surrounding new coaches, free agent signings, and expectations. With that right around the corner, we are releasing the fourth of five player rankings, this time covering the confirmed (or projected) power forwards for each team. … Continue reading Ranking the League’s Starting Power Forwards
After a week hiatus we’re back with the 30 projected starting small forwards. In our last post we ranked the projected starting shooting guards, which I will definitely say is the thinnest of the five positions, talent-wise. Small forward is the exact opposite. It was fun to write about three of the five best players in the league—Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard. A … Continue reading Ranking The League’s Starting Small Forwards
Last week our writers ranked the NBA’s starting Point Guards. We averaged the rankings to create a composite list which we shared with all of you. The same process was done for the NBA’s 30 starting Shooting Guards. All of our staff writers agreed that rankings the SG’s was the hardest of all the positions. There are so many two guards out there who do … Continue reading Ranking The League’s Starting Shooting Guards
As you probably know by now, the NBA elected to take the 2017 NBA All-Star game away from Charlotte because of North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, which limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state, back on July 21st. But I’m not here to talk about what removing the game from Charlotte means for the league and sports … Continue reading The NBA All Star Game is Coming to The Big Easy (Again)