New York Knicks: Comparing the potential five worst teams for 2019-20

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Washington Wizards


  • Monday, Oct. 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Away) (Preseason)
  • Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:300 p.m. ET (Home) (Preseason)
  • Monday, Dec. 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Home)
  • Saturday, Dec. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET (Away)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET (Home)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET (Away)

The New York Knicks have struggled with the Washington Wizards in recent seasons, but that may not continue in 2019-20.

The Wizards are a mess. Bradley Beal still resides with them, but he has yet to agree to a long-term contract extension. John Wall is on the roster, but he will miss most of or the entire season due to injuries.

Outside of them, Rui Hachimura, who arrived as the Wizards’ 2019 first-round pick, has starter potential and could see big minutes early. Thomas Bryant had flashes as the starting center. Davis Bertans, a trade addition from San Antonio, will stretch the floor for these players.

Otherwise, this is a season destined for mediocrity.

The talent disparity between Beal and the rest of this roster is sizeable. They are not on the same level and it could mean the 26-year-old guard takes a high volume of shots and becomes one of the NBA’s leading scorers. Statistically, for him, that is okay but indicative of how this team will look.

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If Beal is a midseason trade candidate, the Wizards will crash to 30th in the NBA. They have a young group, but few of them possess that starter upside. Perhaps Admiral Schofield surprises and Troy Brown Jr. takes a step forward, but that still will not do much for a rebuilding team that eventually finds itself with 14 percent odds in the draft lottery.