Wizards Start Worst in Team History
All of the preseason talk about possibly being a playoff team and reversing the direction of a franchise that has been mired in misery and off-court shenanigans over the past four seasons had been quelled. All of the excuses about being without John Wall and Nene had gone mute.
In the 35th anniversary season of the team that brought Washington its only NBA championship, a collection of misfit role players and underdeveloped talent has taken the organization to its lowest state to ever open a season.
After a 96-89 loss on Monday to the Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center, the Wizards are a franchise-worst 0-9, breaking the previous mark for futility set last season, when they lost eight in a row. Coach Randy Wittman is struggling to find a rotation that works and the words to explain why they have been so awful.
“It comes down to us. We can’t keep putting our team in the hole right now. For whatever reason, our first five is not getting it done,” point guard A.J. Price said.