The Washington Wizards season ended Thursday following a 93-80 loss in Game 6 against the Indiana Pacers. After the buzzer sounded, the Verizon Center roared in cheer for their Wizards. Marveling at what their team had overcome and how much their favorite players had grown. Although their season is over, the city of Washington has a lot to look forward to.
The Wizards went 44-38 in the regular season, their best since 2005. They signed experienced veteran big men Nene and Marcin Gortat to team up with young stars in John Wall and Bradley Beal. After getting the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs and beating the Chicago Bulls 4-1, the Wizards had accomplished what they haven’t done since before Wall and Beal were even born.
We will be talking about these two guards for years to come. Wall is only 23, and made his first All-Star game this season. While his jump shot still needs work, Wall is a great defender and his incredible speed is absolutely deadly in transition offense. The former number one overall pick has the making of a future MVP in this league.
Bradley Beal, in his second year out of Florida, is simply incredible. He is only 20 years old and has a tremendous 3-point shot and good driving ability. He’s quickly maturing and becoming a great playmaker. The best has yet to come from Beal, he could become the best two-guard in the game within a few years.
After their performance in the playoffs, it can be argued that the Wizards have the best guard combination in the NBA. Few teams have a backcourt as talented as Washington’s. Now that we’ve seen how well they can play together, expect to see the Washington Wizards be a big threat in the Eastern Conference next season.
- Justin Hodges is a Staff Writer for ProSportsExtra.comĀ