The Wizards will be one of several teams hoping to take advantage of the massive changes in the Eastern Conference ahead of the 2018-19 season. With longtime nemesis and perennial thorn in their side LeBron James leaving for the Lakers and the Western Conference, the Wizards could reasonably make a run at the Eastern Conference championship this season.
With teams like the Celtics and Sixers in their way, it won’t be easy, but the Wizards bring a very talented group of players into the new season.
John Wall will look to bounce back after missing half of last season to injury. It’s often said that a team is only as good as its best player, and with Wall missing significant time, the Wizards went from a very good team to a mediocre one. In the 2016-17 season, they finished fourth in the Eastern Conference and were a game away from the conference finals.
In 2017-18, the Wizards finished in 8th place, barely qualifying for the playoffs. They suffered defeat at the hands of the first seeded Raptors in the first round. With Wall hopefully back for a full campaign, the Wizards will definitely look to take advantage of their best player running the offense once again.
After an offseason that saw the departure of some familiar faces and the addition of some talented players, the Wizards are reloaded and motivated for success in the 2018-19 season.
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