With yesterday’s loss to the depleted Brooklyn Nets, the Washington Wizards have squandered yet another opportunity to get their elusive 30th victory.
Washington has played with a thin lineup, with Nene, Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal all out, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’ve been playing against “B-Teams” for the past week or so. Unlike last season, Washington will inevitably end the season on a difficult note. The match up in Brooklyn last night, marked their fifth consecutive loss.
The Wizards have improved significantly with John Wall in the lineup, which helped Washington gain some ground in the win-loss column. This 5 game setback has lowered some of our expectations for next season, but it has consequently improved the Wizards chances in getting an impact player in this year’s draft. Some fans prefer wins, while others salivate at the opportunity of getting a higher lottery pick.
In my opinion, this is quite depressing. Washington has been inconsistent all season, which makes the evaluation process even harder for those making crucial decisions in the front office. Can the Wizards win with the current roster? Sometimes I feel like they could, but times like these make me question the progression taken by the organization.
Nonetheless, Washington will have one finally opportunity tomorrow night, to obtain the elusive 30th win.