This is the most promising Wizards season in, well … for the sake of Wizards fans, we don’t have to count. What we do know is they haven’t been to a conference finals since 1979. They hadn’t won their division since that season, either, and that finally happened this year. Maybe the conference finals come next.
That’s easy to say for me as an outsider. For a Wizards fan — a fan of any D.C. sports team, if you want to expand the perspective — they’re just waiting for something bad to happen. Can you blame them? Over the past 38 years (sorry) only bad things have happened.
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The Wizards, who won twice in Washington only to return from Atlanta with the series tied, performed fine in Game 5. They fell behind early but surged back to take a halftime lead. They won the third quarter by three points, and they were looking fine in the fourth quarter until a mini-run from Dennis Schroder (six points and an assist in two minutes) cut Washington’s lead to just two. All of the Wizards’ sports failings came rushing back right then. This is always how it happens, more or less.
Worse, the Bears probably didn’t need to trade up to get Trubisky at all. He would have been there waiting for them with the third overall pick on Thursday night.
The MMQB’s Peter King was in San Francisco’s war room and witnessed the Niners’ end of that transaction.
Prior to the draft, the Niners had floated the possibility of selecting Trubisky second overall. We said at the time it looked like a smokescreen, and that’s exactly what it turned out to be.
Jonathan Freeny Elite Jersey The top three players on the Niners’ draft board were Myles Garrett, who the Browns ended up taking with the first overall pick, Solomon Thomas, and Reuben Foster. 49ers general manager John Lynch knew early Thursday that the Browns were most likely going to take Garrett with the first pick.