The Washington Wizards might face the least pressure in the 2023-24 season


When commencing a new season, most NBA teams have a purpose, whether clear or not. However, the Washington Wizards might lack a defined objective for the 2023-24 campaign. Their performance last season was lackluster, finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 35-47 record and missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year. In fact, the team has only managed to reach the postseason once in the past five years. Typically, teams that consistently miss the playoffs receive valuable draft picks that can facilitate a speedy rebuild, enabling them to regain competitiveness. Unfortunately, the Wizards faced disappointment even in their draft selections. Consider their first-round picks between 2018 and 2022: 2018: They picked 15th, selecting Troy Brown, who averaged 7.1 points and 1.4 three-pointers at a 38.1 percent success rate per game last season.