New change signify important shift in Washington Wizards’ front office

Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
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Following a major renovation to the front office, the Washington Wizards have made a flurry of changes to the team. Neither the roster nor the staff have been safe from these changes as the entire franchise has been completely flipped.

First Tommy Sheppard, former general manager of the roster was fired, then Michael Winger, Will Dawkins, and Travis Schlenk were hired in to replace him. Three executives who could have very easily been head of their own franchises.

Following the front office reform, they completely flipped the roster. Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, Monte Morris, Jordan Goodwin, and Isaiah Todd were all traded with more moves likely on the way.

One change in particular shows a change in the mindset of the Washington Wizards

Numbers. They drive everything anymore. From stats to paychecks. However, the ones we are looking at right now are the ones on the back and chest of every player. In particular, Bilal Coulibaly, Ryan Rollins, and Jordan Poole.

As previously announced by the Washington Wizards, Bilal Coulibaly is going to wear the number 0 for the team. This move came as a surprise for many fans as the number was previously unofficially retired in honor of Gilbert Arenas, the last player to bare the number.

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Now today, Ryan Rollins is listed on as number 2, last worn by John Wall, and Jordan Poole is listed as number 3, last worn by Bradley Beal. Both of these players have arguments for having their jerseys in the rafters in Capital One Arena as well.

While these numbers have not been officially announced, listing them on their official site is a significant source of information. Though, it could be automatically updating based on their jersey numbers from last season.

If these are the real numbers given to the new trio, it shows that the new front office is no longer focused on preserving the past and is ready to focus on the future of the Washington Wizards.

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