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Wizards at Cavaliers preview: Washington plays Cleveland twice in a row starting tomorrow

The Wiz play the Cavs in Cleveland on Wednesday...and then again on Friday

Washington Wizards v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Wizards have one of the 4 worst records in the NBA, which guarantees, so far, they will have a top 5 pick come June. That’s the good news. Not much else to report as good news for the Wizards...

After a pretty comfortable holiday schedule, the Wizards now head to Cleveland, to play the Cavaliers twice in a row: on Wednesday and then on Friday, to continue their comfortable scheduling stretch.

Game Info

When: Wednesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

How to watch: LeaguePass

Injury Report

Wizards: Danilo Gallinari (Day-to-Day)

Cavaliers: Ty Jerome (Out)

Pre-game notes

The Wizards should get a defensive minded coach - At the time, the Wizards`sold’ the signing of coach Unseld, Jr., as a defensive-minded signing that would shift the culture from the run-and-gun Wizards of Scotty Brooks’ last season as a head coach in the NBA. However, it doesn’t look like the team is coordinated on defense, and various writers have analyzed this trend on this site. Perhaps it’s time to move on. Come on Ted, don’t be cheap.

The Jordan Poole experiment is over? — when will the Wizards officially declare the Poole experiment to be over? It’s understandable to try to raise his trade value, but in doing so it also take touches away from other players, whose own trade value could be increased if the team took a slightly different approach.

Flashback: Earlier this week

The NBA has been scheduling the Wizards multiple times against the same opponent in the same week these past couple season. In fact a couple seasons ago the NBA scheduled the Wizards against the Cavaliers twice in a week. Here are the highlights from that game against the Cavs... with Russ in a Wizards uniform...: