[2017-18 NBA Preview] Washington Wizards

The NBA season is almost here. While the majority of people think the NBA season is already over before it even begins (let’s just go ahead and crown the Golden State Warriors right now, right?). we still have to let the season play out because YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN, RIGHT?

What if the Warriors are involved in some kind of freak accident and everyone gets hurt?

Well, the league just opened up for all 29 other teams to win the whole thing.

Even though I personally believe it would take a plane wreck to take the Warriors down, there are some NBA teams out there that think they have the tools and weapons to do exactly that.

Are the Washington Wizards one of those teams? Maybe,






Record Last Five Seasons: 29-53 (2012-13), 44-38 (2013-14), 46-36 (2014-15), 41-41 (2015-16), 49-33 (2016-17)

Last Playoff Series Appearance: 2016-17 Second-Round vs. Boston Celtics

Last Playoff Series Win: 2016-17 First-Round vs. Atlanta Hawks

Last NBA Finals Appearance: 1978-79 vs. Seattle SuperSonics

NBA Championships Won: 1


Head Coach:

Scott Brooks

Overall Record: 387-240

Record With Team: 49-33

Playoff Record: 46-40


The Squad:

Starters (with averages for last season):

PG: John Wall (23.1 PPG, 10.7 APG, 4.2 RPG, 23.2 PER)

SG: Bradley Beal (23.1 PPG, 3.5 APG, 3.1 RPG, 20.1 PER)

SF: Otto Porter (13.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, 17.3 PER)

PF: Markieff Morris (14.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.7 APG, 13.7 PER)

C: Marcin Gortat (10.8 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 1.5 APG, 15.4 PER)


Ian Mahinmi (C), Tim Frazier (PG), Jodie Meeks (SG), Jason Smith (PF), Kelly Oubre (SF), Mike Scott (PF), Sheldon Mac (SG), Tomas Satoransky (PG), Chris McCullough (PF)


Team Leaders (last season):

Points Per Game: John Wall (23.1)

Rebounds Per Game: Marcin Gortat (10.4)

Steals Per Game: John Wall (2.0)

Assists Per Game: John Wall (10.7)

Blocks Per Game: Ian Mahinmi (0.8)

Turnovers Per Game: John Wall (4.1)


The Prediction:


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