Yesterday, I would’ve written about some final thoughts before the NBA season begins for the Washington Wizards, whose regular season begins tonight. However, there was a major site outage that took our site and most other Vox Media properties down for much of the afternoon.
Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation wrote up his team rankings based on their NBA championship chances for the 2023-24 season. Like most other pundits and voices around the NBA the Wizards have the lowest chances of any team of winning a championship.
You can read his piece below.
While many of the other sites simply state that the Wizards will be terrible, or very close to it, O’Donnell appreciates that the new front office decided to pick a direction, which is for the future. And rightfully so.
I’m not sure if so entirely agree with his assertion that the Wizards may think about trading Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Poole and/or Tyus Jones this season. The NBA salary cap rules no longer allow teams to make “catch up” payments if their players’ combined salary doesn’t hit the minimum salary cap like during the early 2010s with the Philadelphia 76ers. So, in essence, someone must get paid big, and it might as well be someone who is happy to be with the team and can put up some big numbers.
I’m not expecting too many wins this season. But I also don’t expect the Wizards to sell Kuzma and Poole either. Assuming the pundits are right, the Wizards will lose enough games regardless. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.