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SB Nation NBA Reacts Part 1 of 2: Wizards fan confidence remained below 10 percent below the trade deadline

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It says something when fan confidence remains below 10 percent for two straight weeks.

Portland Trail Blazers v Washington Wizards
Yeah, things don’t look too much better for Washington.
Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Hello, and here are the results for SB Nation NBA Reacts for the latest survey ending on Mar. 23. If you haven’t signed up for SB Nation NBA Reacts, you can do so by clicking on the link below.


Fan confidence remains below 10 percent for the second consecutive week

I didn’t get a graphic for this most recent survey, so I’ll just share with you last week’s image again, when fan confidence hit FOUR percent.

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This week, fan confidence double to eight percent. Regardless of how you look at it, when less than ten percent of fans are confident in a team’s direction for a couple of weeks, you know something isn’t going right.

Wizards fan confidence to date in the 2020-21 season

Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 06 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 23
Dec. 23 Dec. 30 Jan. 06 Jan. 13 Jan. 20 Jan. 27 Feb. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 18 Feb. 25 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 23
45% 18% 25% 20% 13% 23% 13% 10% 19% 35% 48% 35% 4% 8%
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Why would confidence remain low?

Between Mar. 16 and Mar. 21, the Wizards went 1-2 as they continued a post All-Star Break slump. While a Mar. 18 win against the Utah Jazz is a bright spot, they still lost their other games. The survey ended in the afternoon of Mar. 23 before the first of two consecutive losses to the New York Knicks.

And if all that weren’t enough, there wasn’t any significant news around the trade deadline. Okay, Davis Bertans was sort of available, but it really seemed like the Wizards were unwilling to part with any players or picks that other teams would want, whether it’s Bradley Beal (many fans want to see him traded so he wouldn’t “waste his prime”), Rui Hachimura (He shouldn’t be let go if Beal were) or the first round pick of the 2021 Draft (the Wizards must NOT let that pick go!). So the perception of the Wizards thinking “we’re good” at the time is enough to keep fans from saying that they’re confident in Washington’s direction.

Remember, again, the survey ended before the trade deadline.


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