Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the only basketball team in the nation’s capital–the Washington Wizards.
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Head coach Scott Brooks and the Wizards can expect to challenge for the division title this year as the team is spearheaded by the dynamic trio of John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Isaiah Thomas.
John Wall, in particular, has an outside chance of being voted league MVP, as he is widely regarded as one of the best players in the conference and has previously carried the team to the NBA playoffs almost single-handedly.
A bet on the Washington Wizards would be a good choice for those betting against the spread–they aren’t favorites by any means, but have a few quality players that could see them cause an upset this season.
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History of the Washington Wizards
Let’s go over some key facts and information regarding the Washington Wizards franchise.
In 1997, the Washington Bullets rebranded as the Washington Wizards and have been known as such ever since.
The team currently plays at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference Southeast division alongside divisional rivals Orlando Magic, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, and the Atlanta Hawks.
The Washington Wizards has one NBA title (as the Washington Bullets in 1978).
In addition, they have 4 conference titles all coming in the seventies.
They have enjoyed some success in recent seasons, most recently they won a division title in 2017, their first since 1979.
Most Famous Players
The most famous player to ever pull on the Washington Wizards jersey is without a doubt Michael Jordan.
Since Jordan retired in 2003, the Wizards have had another couple of superstars–first Gilbert Arenas, and at present, the team’s best player is five-time All Star point guard John Wall.
The Wizards recently added two-time NBA All Star point guard Isaiah Thomas to their roster who has had some injuries in recent years but when fit, he is widely considered to be one of the best point guards in the league.