The Washington Wizards will look to emerge as a top team in the Eastern Conference after a disappointing 2017-18 season. John Wall and Bradley Beal remain one of the best backcourt duos in the NBA, and now they’ll have a new big man to catch lobs and run the pick and roll - Dwight Howard.
John Wall is one of the most exciting stars in the NBA. His flashy passes, elite ball handling, and lockdown defense make Wall a pleasure to watch. Where John Wall truly excels is in transition, wearing down defenses and making the crowd jump off its feet. Bradley Beal is coming off an All-Star season in which he carried the team for much of the year while Wall nursed an injury. Beal’s smooth shooting stroke and improved driving ability make him an elite scoring guard for the Wizards. The dynamic playmaking of Wall and shooting of Beal is what defines the Wizards.
Forward Otto Porter Jr. has taken significant strides every year, which he plans to continue entering his 6th professional season. Porter’s slashing ability and incredible efficiency is what separates him from other small forwards. Last year he shot over 50% from the field and over 44% from three point range. Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre Jr. are also key contributors at the forward position for head coach Scott Brooks.
The Wizards off-season was mainly defined by two crucial moves. First, Washington traded center Marcin Gortat to the Clippers for Austin Rivers. Rivers is coming off a surprisingly solid season in which he scored over 15 points a game. He will be a great backup to Wall and Beal at both guard positions, serving as a credible option in case either of them gets hurt. To replace Gortat, the Wizards signed future Hall of Famer Dwight Howard. Washington needs Howard to put his character issues behind him and focus on helping the Wizards win by doing what he does best - interior defense, rebounding, and finishing off the pick and roll. If the chemistry with Wall and Beal is there, the addition of Dwight Howard could prove huge for the Wizards in 2018-19.
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