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Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards Statistics Overview

The Wizards franchise was established in 1961 and now plays their home games at the Verizon Center. Washington is a member of the Eastern Conference and the Southeast division. The Wizards won the NBA Championship in 1978 and have won the Eastern Conference title on four occasions as well as six division titles. The franchise has qualified for the playoffs twenty-six times and has an overall record of 1917-2370. Their biggest rivals are the Philadelphia 76ers.

Conference: Eastern
Division: Southeast
Established: 1961
Arena: Verizon Center
NBA Championships: 1 (1978)
Conference Titles: 4 (1971, 1975, 1978, 1979)
Division Titles: 6 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979)
Playoff Appearances: 26 (1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014)
Overall Record: 1917-2370
Biggest Rivals: Philadelphia 76ers
Head Coach: Randy Wittman
General Manager: Ernie Grunfeld
Legenday Players: Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Gus Johnson

Last Four NBA Seasons

2013-14: 44-38
2012-13: 29-53
2011-12: 20-46
2010-11: 23-59

2014-15 Washington Wizards Betting Odds

To Win the NBA Championship: +4000
To Win the Eastern Conference: -

2013-14 Betting Statistics

Against the spread: 49-42-2
Over vs Under: 48-45

Washington Wizards Betting History

The Washington Wizards had a successful 2013/2014 season. They finished second in their division, made the playoffs for the first time in six years, and were a successful betting proposition, beating the spread in 53.85% of their games. The Wizards were a high-scoring team in last year's NBA season and because of this betting on the Over option in the Over/Under points betting market was a slighty better betting proposition.

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2014-15 Washington Wizards Roster


NO.
Name
POS
Age
HT
WT
College
2014/2015 Salary
3
Bradley Beal
SG
21
6-5
207
Florida
$4,505,280
45
DeJuan Blair
PF
25
6-7
270
Pittsburgh
$2,000,000
-
Melvin Ely
C
36
6-10
261
Fresno State
$1,316,809
90
Drew Gooden
PF
32
6-10
250
Kansas
TBD
4
Marcin Gortat
C
30
6-11
240
-
TBD
43
Kris Humphries
PF
29
6-9
235
Minnesota
TBD
24
Andre Miller
PG
38
6-2
200
Utah
$4,625,000
42
Nene
C
31
6-11
250
-
$13,000,000
34
Paul Pierce
SF
36
6-7
235
Kansas
TBD
22
Otto Porter
SF
21
6-8
198
Georgetown
$4,470,480
14
Glen Rice Jr.
SG
23
6-6
206
Georgia Tech
$816,482
13
Kevin Seraphin
PF
24
6-10
278
-
$3,898,691
31
Chris Singleton
SF
23
6-8
230
Florida State
$1,551,840
2
John Wall
PG
23
6-4
195
Kentucky
$13,701,250
9
Martell Webster
SF
27
6-7
230
-
$5,381,750

Homepage: http://www.nba.com/wizards/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Wizards

2014-15 Washington Wizards Schedule

The Washington Wizards' 2014-15 season begins with a trip to Miami to face the LeBron-less Heat on Oct. 29. After a visit to Orlando on Oct. 30, the Wizards will host the Milwaukee Bucks for their home opener on Nov. 1. The Wizards' longest - and most difficult - road trip is five games and eight days long, taking them through Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, and New Orleans from Dec. 29 through Jan. 5. The Washington Wizards have struggled in recent seasons and therefore Washington Wizards tickets aren't as popular as they once were.

Washington Wizards History

The Wizards franchise has gone through a number of location and name changes since it joined the NBA in 1961 as the Chicago Packers. They became the Chicago Zephyrs in 1962, the Baltimore Bullets in 1963, the Washington Bullets in 1974 and finally the Washington Wizards in 1997. The franchise had its most successful period in the 1970s when it qualified for the playoffs every season, won four Eastern Conference Championships and the 1978 NBA Championship. The side remained regular playoff qualifiers in the 1980s but couldn't reproduce their top form of the 70s. The franchise struggled in the 1990s but suddenly became relevant again in 2001 when Michael Jordan, who was their President of Operations at the time, came out of retirement to play. Jordan improved the Wizards significantly but it wasn't enough to qualify for the playoffs. The Wizards finally returned to the playoffs in 2005 and, led by Gilbert Arenas, became regular playoff qualifiers.

Washington Wizards Star Player: John Wall

John Wall was selected with the first pick of the 2010 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards. Wall had a strong rookie season and finished second behind Blake Griffin in NBA Rookie of the Year voting. Wall backed up his strong rookie season with an excellent effort in his sophomore year finishing fourth in the NBA in assists and seventh in steals per game. Wall was named as an East reserve for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, making his first All-Star selection. Wall helped the Wizards qualify for the 2013/2014 playoffs, the first time in six years. Wall is one of the quickest and most exciting players in the NBA who will become an even better player as he continues to mature.

Washington Wizards Star From the Past: Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld was selected with the 2nd overall pick of the 1968 NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets (now known as the Washington Wizards). Unseld became an instant star in the NBA and won the 1969 Rookie of the Year award as well as the NBA MVP award. Unseld led the franchise to twelve straight playoff appearances. After losing in the NBA Finals on two occasions Unseld finally won his first NBA Championship by leading the Bullets to victory over the Seattle SuperSonics in 1978 winning the NBA Finals MVP award in the process. Unseld holds the Wizards franchise record for games played and is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as well as the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Washington Wizards Head Coach: Randy Wittman

Randy Wittman began his NBA head coaching career at the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1999. The Cavaliers struggled under Wittman's leadership and his contract was not renewed after two seasons. He took a break from NBA coaching but became head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007, struggling once again and was fired after two and a half years in the job. Wittman became acting head coach of the Wizards at the start of 2012 and was confirmed full-time at the start of the 2012/2013 NBA schedule. Though he had a poor first season, 2013/2014 was much more successful as he led the Wizards to the playoffs for the first time in six years. Only time will tell if he's more successful with the Wizards than his previous NBA teams, but he's already proved himself.

Washington Wizards Schedule - NBA 2014-15

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