6 Dates Wizards should circle on schedule for 2022-23 season

Kristaps Porzingis, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Kristaps Porzingis, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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John Wall, Washington Wizards.
John Wall, Washington Wizards. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Date the Wizards should circle on the schedule: January 24th, 2023

  • At Dallas Mavericks
  • Familiar faces in Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie 
  • Kristaps Porzingis Returns to Dallas

While Porzingis returning to Dallas is rightfully going to get all the hype going into this game, there’s also going to be some rude reminders for Wizards fans of recent mistakes the front office has made. Still, how KP gets treated by Mavs fans will be most interesting.

He had some unfortunate injury luck during his time with Dallas and for a number of reasons, things didn’t seem to click like some thought they would. Porzingis and Doncic didn’t get anywhere close to what their basketball talent suggests they could have done together. That despite Luka being, well, Luka.

Mavs fans might feel frustrated still, but some are likely happy both parties found a way to move on. That is a similar sentiment to Wizards fans, who simply needed to see Dinwiddie and Bertans land elsewhere.

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Date the Wizards should circle on the schedule: December 10th, 2022

  • Host the Los Angeles Clippers
  • John Wall returns to Washington with fans in arena

The one that stands head and shoulders above the rest is the real return to D.C. for John Wall. While he played in one game as a visitor against the Wizards, it doesn’t count due to the fan capacity limits that were in place at the time.

He didn’t get the real moment with the fans that he deserves. On December 10th, he will get just that.

Wall was the face of the franchise for nine years and was one of the most exciting players in the league at his peak. Things didn’t work out as either side hoped they would, but you can’t have that take away from all the things Wall did with and for the Wizards.

He currently ranks first all-time in franchise history in both assists and steals. The gap between him and the second spot is rather large in both categories. Wall made five straight all-star games as the Wizards point guard and had a number of jaw dropping games/moments while playing for Washington.

In a season that will leave Wizards fans feeling all sorts of emotions, this one will make everyone involved happy as he returns where his NBA career got started. Mark the calendar.

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