Bonus episode: American University star forward Matt Rogers on returning for a 5th season
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by Bleav
3d ago
On this bonus episode of Bleav in DMV Hoops, Matt Modderno talks to American University star forward Matt Rogers. Rogers is also a Wizards fan and current intern for the Washington Mystics so we thought his experience may be interesting to fellow Wizards fans as well. American University forward Matt Rogers returns to the show to talk about his decision to return to AU for a 5th season. Roger is a true student athlete and talks about how the AU education, the program's family atmosphere, and their unfinished business from last season all led to his decision to run it back. We talk about the in ..read more
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Brian Keefe's introductory press conference as Wizards head coach, Kuz trades, Nikola Topic with the #2 pick, Danny Hurley to LA
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by Bleav
1w ago
0:00 - intro 2:00 - Danny Hurley to the Lakers? 7:00 - Brian Keefe named new Wizards head coach, Will Dawkins's comments 17:00 - Emphasis on player development 22:00 - Keefe's role in the pre-draft process & being aligned with the front office 37:00 - Nikola Topic with the #2 pick despite injury concerns 47:00 - Draft philosophy and dealing with sketchy agents 51:00 - NBA Finals predictions ..read more
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Bonus episode: Former Maryland center and current overseas pro Damonte Dodd
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by Bleav
1w ago
Since we have a lot of Maryland basketball fans that listen to the show, I'm including an episode of Bleav in DMV Hoops with former Maryland center Damonte Dodd here as well. Make sure to subscribe to the separate DMV Hoops feed if you want more local college basketball coverage! On this week's Bleav in DMV Hoops, Maryland Basketball alum Damonte Dodd joins to talk about his years at Maryland ('13-'17) and now his multi-year professional career overseas. Dodd shares some great stories about playing for Mark Turgeon, playing alongside guys like Melo Trimble and Jake Layman, their NCAA Tournamen ..read more
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NBA Draft: Center prospects the Wizards should evaluate
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by Bleav
2w ago
Matt Modderno is joined by NBA Draft analyst Ersin Demir to discuss the center prospects in the 2024 NBA Draft. In this episode, they cover options for the Wizards with the #2 pick: Alex Sarr and Donovan Clingan. They also break down bigs who could be in play with the 26th pick: Kyle Filipowski, Yves Missi, Zach Edey, Kel'el Ware, and DaRon Holmes II. They close with other names who could be options at 51 or undrafted: Adem Bona, Oso Ighodaro, Ulrich Chomche, PJ Hall, Izan Almansa, and Jonathan Mogbo. Presented by betonline.ag! Check out Ersin's work at: https://edemirnba.substack.com ..read more
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The Wizards finally have a head coach in Brian Keefe! Could Alex Sarr be available at #2?
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by Bleav
2w ago
The Washington Wizards have officially announced Brian Keefe as their head coach! Jahadi White and Matt Modderno are back to discuss the hire and what that means for the team moving forward. They also explain the importance of how Keefe fills out the rest of his staff and the types of coaches they'd like to see added. Next, they cover rumors that Alex Sarr could be available for the Wizards at #2 and lessons they can learn from past highly selected big men like Marvin Bagley and Kwame Brown. Matt asks Jahadi about why Kwame didn't pan out in Washington and Jahadi also provides some advice to t ..read more
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Kyle Kuzma on the trade block? Is Bilal Coulibaly the most likely future Hall of Famer?
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by Bleav
3w ago
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno break down rumors of Kyle Kuzma being on the trading block and what potential deals would even be worth considering. Also, does it make sense for the Wizards to try to trade down from the #2 pick? There's also a young player on a current playoff team who would be an intriguing trade target that they discuss. Matt gets Jahadi's reaction to his take that Tyus Jones will be back on the Wizards next season and they react to what that could mean for Jordan Poole's continued development. They also talk about some coaching staff additions and whether JB Bickerstaff shou ..read more
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Who should the Wizards draft at 2, 26, and 51? Ryan Hammer joins to talk through the options at each spot!
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by Bleav
1M ago
NBA Draft and college basketball analyst Ryan Hammer (@ryanhammer09 on X) joins Matt Modderno to discuss who the Wizards should take with each of their draft picks. He also shares some of his winners from the NBA Draft Combine and prospects he's higher on than consensus. We covered all of the likely candidates at #2 plus Isaiah Collier, Carlton "Bub" Carrington, Kyshawn George, Nikola Djurisic, AJ Johnson, Ajay Mitchell, DaRon Holmes II, Yves Missi, Kel'el Ware, Zach Edey, Baylor Scheierman, Devin Carter, Bronny James, and many more! Presented by betonline.ag ..read more
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The Wizards have the #2 pick, now what? How does this affect their team-building strategy?
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by Bleav
1M ago
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno react to the Wizards getting the #2 pick. They talk about their options with the #2 pick, which types of players they'd prioritize, and how it influences the Wizards team-building strategy. They analyze the comments of Wizards CEO Ted Leonsis and Wizards GM Will Dawkins as well as Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram trade rumors. Plus, Jahadi gives his perspective on Bilal Coulibaly basically calling out Pascal Siakam. Presented by betonline.ag ..read more
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NBA Draft Lottery reaction show. The Wizards have the #2 pick!
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by Bleav
1M ago
The Washington Wizards will have the #2 pick in the 2024 NBA Draft lottery! Matt is joined by Brendan Smith (@threezustrist) of the Wizards of Gallery Place podcast to react to the lottery. They talk thru the likely candidates with the pick, their personal favorites, and possible scenarios that could play out. They discuss Alex Sarr, Nikola Topic, Zaccharie Risacher, Donovan Clingan, Rob Dillingham, and others. Presented by betonline.ag ..read more
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NBA Draft Lottery, prospect priorities, Zaccharie Risacher, head coaching candidates, & more!
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by Bleav
1M ago
Jahadi White and Matt Modderno talk about the impending NBA Draft lottery on Sunday night, what the Wizards' odds are, and the type of players they should be prioritizing in the draft. They also discuss what is going on with the Wizards' coaching search and the types of candidates they should be interviewing. Topics also include Corey Kispert's improvement based on the front office's guidance and whether teams complaining about officiating actually helps them. Presented by betonline.ag ..read more
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