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Week 2 FanPulse Results: Wizards fans are more confident, like the coaches’ challenge rule

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Let’s take a look at survey results from Week 2 of the NBA season.

Detroit Pistons v Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal is happy to see that Wizards fans are more confident in the team’s direction.
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

The second week of the 2019-20 NBA season has passed. And with that, let’s look at Washington Wizards fans’ confidence in the team!

Nearly 75 percent of Wizards fans are confident the team is heading in the right direction!

Wizards fan confidence week 2
The Wizards haven’t moved up the standings. But I think fans have taken things into perspective now!
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Last week, I mentioned that only 40 percent of Wizards fans were confident in the direction of the team. That’s a little surprising considering the good offseason moves and play under the circumstances. But after Week 2, we saw a considerable bump despite the fact that the Wizards were just 1-4 before this survey came out on Nov. 4.

Washington is now 2-6, 14th place in the Eastern Conference.

This bump in confidence possibly came from the fact that people are resetting their expectations for the Wizards. We also get more signups for FanPulse and perhaps the new signups are more optimistic than our first ones. Or perhaps, people voted in the poll AFTER the Wizards won last Monday against the Pistons.

I expect a lower reading after Week 3’s survey which came out today, but I don’t think it should be below 50 percent.

National Results: NBA fans like the Coaches Challenge Rule

NBA coaches challenge poll SB Nation

This season, the NBA came out with a coaches challenge rule. A coach can challenge certain calls once per game for fouls, out-of-bounds or goaltending/basket interference calls. To challenge a call, a coach has to call a timeout and then ask for a challenge. If the challenge is successful, the timeout is reversed.

The challenge hasn’t been used too much so far, but Scott Brooks used it in the Wizards’ Oct. 24 game against the Spurs but it wasn’t successful.

In general, I like the fact that coaches have this available as well but I’m still waiting to see if these challenges actually change the outcomes of games, especially when a challenge is granted.


How do I sign up for FanPulse?

Click on the link below to do so! Week 3’s FanPulse survey is out right now!