John Wall delivered what could go down as the quote of the season for the 2016-17 Washington Wizards following their win over the Bulls on Tuesday night. When asked by CSN's Chris Miller whether he got some motivation from rookie Denzel Valentine doing a dance after a fourth quarter three-pointer, Wall not only confirmed that was the case, but shared exactly what he told Valentine coming out of a timeout.
Wall walked up to Valentine and said: "'That's how you feel?' I said 'You woke a monster.'"
Wall then proceeded to hit the go-ahead shot with five seconds to go in the fourth quarter to seal a Wizards victory. So, whatever motivaiton he took from that whole incident appeared to have worked.
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Here is the dance Valentine did, as shown on the CSN broadcast:
And here is Wall dropping the line:
That's just great stuff.
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There could be a big name hitting the NBA free agent market, as a new report from ESPN has the Bulls looking to part ways with 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade.
Read this from ESPN's Nick Friedell:
Dwyane Wade isn't expected to be long for the organization's future, as nobody would be surprised if he decided not to stick around for a season in the tank and instead chooses to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months.
Bulls GM Gar Forman said at the Las Vegas Summer League that he hasn't had any discussions with Wade's representatives about a potential buyout, but the widespread belief within the organization is that a deal that would allow Wade to play elsewhere will eventually get worked out at some point during the season.
Wade signed with his hometown Bulls last summer and he opted in for $23.8 million this upcoming season. But as Chicago goes through a rebuild, it might best for both sides to move on. Wade is 35 and only has so much time left in the NBA. Does he really want to take his lumps on one of the worst teams in the league?
If he is cut loose, Wade would be an intriguing option for contenders with some money to spend.
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On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller were joined by Game Informer managing editor Matt Bertz to discuss the upcoming release of the NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18 video games.
Chase and Chris first talked about the schedule release and what their national TV games say about the Wizards' rise as a team. They also played back Markieff Morris' interview about the Celtics rivalry and reacted to his comments.
You can listen to the episode right here:
You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!
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