NBA Off Season 2013: How do the Wizards match up against the Southeast Division?

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Nov 24, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards small forward Martell Webster (9) is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats small forward Jeffery Taylor (44) during the first half at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats

Record against the Wizards last season: 3 Wins, 1 Loss

The Wizards lost 3 times to the Charlotte Bobcats last season. Even though the majority of those losses came against a depleted Wizards squad, that statement is reflective of the depressing team the Wizards were prior to the return of John Wall.

Charlotte will probably remain at the bottom of the NBA barrel, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be the worst team in the league. After adding Al Jefferson through free agency, the Bobcats have finally acquired a legitimate low-post big man to take some of the scoring load off Kemba Walker. The Bobcats have lacked veteran leadership, but they’ve added Jefferson, Anthony Tolliver and re-signed Jannero Pargo to help in that aspect of the game.

The Bobcats will likely continue being a scrappy team with some threats in Walker, Jefferson and rookie Cody Zeller, but they simply don’t have enough talent to make a playoff push this upcoming season. Sadly, the Bobcats will probably improve enough to not finish in the top-3 of the stacked 2014 NBA Draft.

Washington has the advantage over Charlotte because they have more talent on their roster and they’ve managed to establish continuity over the past few seasons.

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