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Top Stories: The Wizards are in the midst of their worst losing streak this season, the WNBA Draft is right around the corner

NBA: Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards are still winless in April

Bad news: The Wizards are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season.

More bad news: The Wizards currently have the longest active losing streak in the league.

Good news: The season is almost over!

The Wizards started the week with a confusing loss on the road to Bulls without John Wall. Then, they lost road games to the Rockets and Cavaliers, which is perfectly understandable, except for how Washington blew a 16-point lead with six minutes to play in Cleveland. Washington capped off a miserable weekf on Friday by losing in familiar fashion to the Hawks.

The last week has been bad, but it’s been rough sledding for quite a while. They’re 6-12 since the start of March with the 22nd-best net rating over that span, lower than teams like the Hornets and Mavericks.

There are only two games left, so it’s a little too late to turn things around in the regular season, especially since their last two games are against the Celtics and Magic, who both have nothing left to play for. All you can do is hope the Wizards can flip the switch once the playoffs begin.

Who will Washington face in the playoffs?

The Wizards’ skid has eliminated any hopes of homecourt advantage, and now they don’t even have control of where they can land in the East standings. They’re in eighth place, a game behind the Heat and Bucks with two games left to play.

Washington still has the tiebreaker over Milwaukee, so if the Wizards win out and the Bucks lose against either the Magic or the 76ers, they will jump ahead them, but the only way they can catch Miami is if they win out and the Heat lose both of their final two games against the Thunder and Raptors.

It’s a shame Washington is stuck in eighth at the moment, because finishing seventh and facing Boston in the first round seems like the ideal place to be without homecourt advantage. Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the playoffs and Marcus Smart may not be back in time for the first round. Also, for whatever it’s worth, Marcus Morris says he would rather not face his twin brother in the first round.

Getting up to the seven seed would set up a more favorable second round matchup if they can get past Boston. The winner of the 2-7 matchup will likely face either the inexperienced 76ers or the Heat/Bucks in the East semifinals. The eight seed, by comparison, would have to go through the Raptors and then either the Cavaliers or Pacers just to get to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The WNBA Draft is Thursday!

The Mystics currently hold the seventh overall pick in Thursday’s draft, and based on Mike Thibault’s comments this week, it looks like Washington will be focused on adding a wing player with that pick.

With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Victoria Vivians was the Mystics’ pick in the AP Mock Draft. That said, don’t rule out Gabby Williams. She’s the current Mystics pick on DraftSite and FanSided’s Mock Drafts. She would also be a great fit in the Mystics’ rotation.

For more on the buildup to the WNBA Draft, make sure you check out Swish Appeal’s coverage and the big questions leading up to the draft.