Wizards Back To Back Ending Preseason

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Updated: October 22, 2013
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At 1-4, the Wizards preseason is hard to figure. Hard to figure as the only win came over the defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Washington is in Detroit tonight and Cleveland tomorrow to wrap up preseason play. The team will then have a week to prepare for the season opener, which is back in Detroit. Over the weekend, the Wizards lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 93-89 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bradley Beal giving more hints of a breakout season with 30 points.

The Wizards appear to be among the strongest in the Eastern Conference on the perimeter, with John Wall, Beal and a plethora of guard/forwards. It is in the paint where they may be among the weakest. If Emeka Okafor cannot return soon, it would be unfair to rely on Nene to carry the heavy load inside alone.

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I have been one of the proponents of trading for Derrick Williams since he was drafted by Minnesota. Williams is a young, athletic combo forward with an outside game who is miscast in Minnesota. With Kevin Love blocking his path, the Timberwolves would certainly move him for the right offer.

The season opener in Detroit is a week from Wednesday, with the Wizards playing three games in the opening five days. From Detroit, Washington returns home for the home opener against Philadelphia, Friday night November 1st at the Verizon Center. The Wizards then fly to Miami for a Sunday evening game against the Heat.

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