Since the Wizards made their two major trades last Wednesday, Washington has gone on a win streak where they defeated two teams that figure to be in the lottery sooner rather than later. The Pistons are the first team the Wizards are facing that has a chance of being in the playoffs.
In fact, both teams are in similar positions. The Pistons have also won three in a row. Washington on the other hand doesn’t seem to have done that in a while.
Hopefully the Wizards can come out swinging today. Even though I don’t know why the Wizards feel that short term wins are the best path to take, they are still close to making the playoffs without John Wall. And players like Tomas Satoransky are more than able to make things happen on the highlight reel.