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Wizards announce 2020-21 NBA preseason schedule

Games begin on Dec. 13 with all games being played in home markets.

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Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards will be playing games again in less than a month.
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On Friday, the Washington Wizards announced their three-game preseason schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season.

The games are:

  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. ET: at Brooklyn Nets in the Barclays Center
  • Thursday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m. ET: vs. Detroit Pistons in the Capital One Arena
  • Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. ET: vs. Detroit Pistons in the Capital One Arena

As noted, all games are going to be played in home markets. And given the coronavirus pandemic, they are all subject to cancellation if the Wizards, Nets and/or Pistons have mass outbreaks of the coronavirus between now and then.

The Wizards are unlikely to play any preseason games with fans, even when on the road next month. So this is mildly comforting, but they’ll ultimately have a road trip playing against teams whose arenas will have some fans.

Though the NBA will allow arenas to host 25 to 50 percent of their capacities to start the season, and some teams in the Heartland like the Oklahoma City Thunder are planning on having fans, the Wizards play in Washington, D.C. which currently doesn’t allow fans. And the lone preseason game is in New York City, where current state regulations don’t allow fans either.

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