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Wizards vs. Nets preview: Washington and Brooklyn meet for first time since swap

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Game Info

When: Friday, March 24 at 7 pm ET
Where: Verizon Center, Washington D.C.
TV: CSN Mid-Atlantic
Radio: 1500 AM and Wizards Radio App

Injury Report

Wizards: None

Nets: Joe Harris (Out, Shoulder), Sean Kilpatrick (Out, Hamstring)

What to Watch for

Bojan’s First Game Against His Former Team

Since being traded to the Wizards, Bogdanovic is averaging 14.6 points per game and shooting very well (47.1 percent from the field, 42.0 percent from deep).

Everyone agrees that the Bojan is playing well for the Wizards and he has bolstered their bench, so it will be interesting to see how he plays for the first time against his former team. Will he play with an edge, or will it be business as usual?

Likewise, it will be interesting to see how Andrew Nicholson performs in his first game back in Washington after last month’s trade, if he plays at all. He’s bounced in and out of the Nets’ rotation since he was sent to Brooklyn at the trade deadline.

Going For The Series Sweep

It may surprise you, but out of Brooklyn’s 14 wins this season, none have come against the Wizards! With a win on Friday, the Wizards could sweep the season series against the Nets. It may not seem like much, but after only going 1-2 against the 76ers, it would be nice to see the Wizards be able to say they took care of business against a team they should beat.

First Game Of Back-to-Back Before Road Trip?

After playing the worst team in the East on Friday, the Wizards will play the best team in the East on Saturday in Cleveland, as they kick off a five-game road trip that includes trips to face the Clippers, Jazz, and Warriors.

Let’s see what kind of energy the Wizards bring as they get ready for a long road trip with some prominent opponents and keep an eye on how Scott Brooks manages minutes in what should be an easy game.

Most Likely Wizards Killer: Trevor Booker

NBA: New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

The former Wizard is playing relatively well for the Nets this season, but he’s really stood out against his former team. In three games against the Wizards this season, he is averaging 14.7 points per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 3-5 on three-pointers. He is also averaging 10 rebounds per game against Washington, including 4.7 per game on the offensive glass. The Nets have nothing to lose, so be on the lookout for Booker as he tries to remind Washington about the one who got away.