Oct 31, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) dunks the ball against the New York Knicks in the second quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Wizards have started the season with a 2-1 record, following a loss to the New York Knicks in their home opener. The NBA season is still very young, so the jury is still out on the team. However, here’s what pundits are saying about the Wizards right now.
The Wizards boast one of the best young backcourts in the NBA in John Wall and Bradley Beal. Both players have grown and matured by leaps and bounds since they first entered the league. As they continue to rise up the ranks among NBA backcourts, Wall and Beal could also play a major factor in the recruitment of Kevin Durant to DC next summer.
The 53 Best Franchise Players in the NBA (FiveThirtyEight)
This wasn’t your typical ranking of NBA players, but more so on their franchise impact for the long term. Of course, Wall and Beal made the cut. Beal came in at No. 20, while Wall was ranked at No. 10. The young Wizards duo is good enough to make this team a household name in the Eastern Conference.
Let’s face it. Nene is aging and is no longer the player that he once was. After being a starter for almost his entire career and in Washington for several seasons, Nene must now get used to coming off the bench. However, this article argues that the change will ultimately be beneficial for Nene and the Wizards. If he can adapt quickly as a role player, the Wizards could have a shot in the East.
Washington Wizards Host ‘Trick or Treat’ Halloween for Fans (Truth About It)
Here’s some cool non-basketball related news. The Wizards hosted their annual Halloween event at the Verizon Center. The event featured a number of activities, including corn hole, face painting and a dance area. Otto Porter Jr., Kelly Oubre and DeJuan Blair were all in attendance.