The Washington Wizards haven’t played a regular season game on national television in over two years.
Well, after making a run in this year’s NBA Playoffs before getting bounced out by the Indiana Pacers in the semi-finals, the Washington Wizards have given themselves some much needed exposure. Behind John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards have become one of the most intriguing young teams in the league.
Now that they’ve locked up Marcin Gortat for the future and recently acquired future Hall-of-Famer Paul Pierce via free agency, the Washington Wizards will certainly get a chance to play some regular season games on national television.
According to Frank Isola of the NY Daily News, the Washington Wizards will host Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on Christmas Day for this upcoming NBA Season.
I'm hearing Knicks are tentatively scheduled to spend Christmas with the Obamas, John Wall & Paul Pierce.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) August 1, 2014
Of course, nothing is confirmed, but if this rumor is true it would be the Washington Wizards’ first Christmas Day game since 2008 (h/t Bullets Forever for that fact).
The Washington Wizards dominated the New York Knicks this past season, but with a revamped roster and new coaching staff, the Knicks are expected to compete for playoff spot next year.
Again, nothing has been confirmed, but it looks like the Washington Wizards will get some major exposure next season. The Washington Wizards haven’t gotten this much attention in years, but with a star backcourt and a surprising run in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve finally begun to emerge as one of the league’s most exciting teams.