Junks: How was Vegas
Flip: Vegas was good, veteran players all played well, Nick Young was one of better guards, was happy with Blatche, and very much with JaVale the last two games.
Junks: Who do you worry about in Vegas (nightlife)
Flip: Kept them in a suite - not in a casino. Not a lot of pure gamblers on the team
Junks: Nick Young - difference in play
Flip: Has noticed. Spent time working with him in regards to movement w/o ball, picked up a lot of things they tried to do with Rip. Really wants him to play off the ball better.
Junks: What do you take from JaVale's performance:
Flip: Potential is there, but he is young. Keep working to get consistancy, wants a bigger focus on the big man fundamentals and his strength and power. Has a long way to go to help Wizards.
Junks: If you knew Rubio was available do you still make trade:
Flip: Yes. Rubio will be great down the road, but Miller and Foye fit the team for what this team is trying to do right now.
Junks: On still trying to add a big:
Flip: About 30 minutes to divy right now between Blatche/McGee when considering the minutes that Jamison/Haywood are going to play. Feels very comfortable with what we have.
Junks: Found a place to live:
Flip: No. Living @ Four Seasons right now.
Junks: Last movie he saw:
Flip: The Hangover
Junks: Last restaurant Flip went to:
Flip: Been to a lot, Cafe Milano was last one
Junks: What's Flip's golf game like
Flip: Very inconsistant.
Junks: What's latest with Gil
Flip: Gil is working out twice a day, in Chicago with Tim Grover and he's looking good. Weight lowest it has been in 5 years. Very comitted.
Was happy a lot of guys came to Vegas to watch the kids and to workout themselves.
Junks: Do you envision Foye starting @ 2
Flip: Competition in camp. Stevenson is still in play to start there - working with specialist, all of them will be in a rotation. They all bring somethign different to the table.
Junks: Big moves in the East - which was the best:
Washington picking up Miller and Foye was #1, and then drops the hammer that all the other teams who made "big" moves will have either equal to or less wins than last year.
Thinks Toronto made the best move by picking up Hedo.
Interview with Wizards coach Flip Saunders
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Sorry if i left anything out, podcast is not up and was not able to back track.