2017–18 Washington Wizards season

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2017–18 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Scott Brooks
General manager Ernie Grunfeld
Owner(s) Ted Leonsis
Arena Capital One Arena
Results
Record 10–8 (.556)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television NBC Sports Washington
NBC 4
Radio Federal News Radio
106.7 The Fan
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Washington Wizards season is the 57th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 45th in the Washington, D.C. area. The Wizards will play their home games at newly named Capital One Arena.[1][2]

Previous season

The Wizards finished the 2016–17 season 49–33 to finish in first place in the Southeast Division. They received the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where they defeated the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs, winning the series 4–2. In the Conference semifinals, they were defeated 4–3 by the Boston Celtics.

Offseason

Draft picks

The Wizards did not select anyone in the draft, having traded both picks earlier in the year.

Roster

Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 3 Beal, Bradley (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1993–06–28 Florida
G 8 Frazier, Tim 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1990–11–01 Penn State
C 13 Gortat, Marcin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984–02–17 Poland
G/F 9 Mac, Sheldon Injured 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–12–21 Miami (FL)
C 28 Mahinmi, Ian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 1986–11–05 France
F 1 McCullough, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–02–05 Syracuse
G 20 Meeks, Jodie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–08–21 Kentucky
F 5 Morris, Markieff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–09–02 Kansas
F 12 Oubre, Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–12–09 Kansas
F 22 Porter, Otto 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1993–06–03 Georgetown
F 7 Robinson, Devin (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995–03–07 Florida
G/F 31 Satoranský, Tomáš 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–10–30 Czech Republic
F 30 Scott, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1988–07–16 Virginia
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–03–02 Colorado State
G 2 Wall, John Injured (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–09–06 Kentucky
F 4 Young, Michael (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1994–09–05 Pittsburgh
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2017–10–14

Standings

Division

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Washington Wizards 14 12 .538 0.0 6–5 8–7 2–2 26
Miami Heat 12 13 .480 1.5 5–6 7–7 3–2 25
Orlando Magic 11 17 .393 4.0 6–6 5–11 2–3 28
Charlotte Hornets 9 16 .360 4.5 8–6 1–10 4–1 25
Atlanta Hawks 6 20 .231 8.0 3–9 3–11 1–4 26


Conference

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Boston Celtics * 23 5 .821 28
2 Cleveland Cavaliers * 19 8 .704 3.5 27
3 Toronto Raptors 17 7 .708 4.0 24
4 Milwaukee Bucks 15 10 .600 6.5 25
5 Indiana Pacers 16 11 .593 6.5 27
6 Washington Wizards * 14 12 .538 8.0 26
7 Detroit Pistons 14 12 .538 8.0 26
8 Philadelphia 76ers 13 13 .500 9.0 26
9 New York Knicks 13 13 .500 9.0 26
10 Miami Heat 12 13 .480 9.5 25
11 Brooklyn Nets 10 15 .400 11.5 25
12 Orlando Magic 11 17 .393 12.0 28
13 Charlotte Hornets 9 16 .360 12.5 25
14 Atlanta Hawks 6 20 .231 16.0 26
15 Chicago Bulls 5 20 .200 16.5 25

Game log

Preseason

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season

2017–18 game log
Total: 14–12 (Home: 7–5; Road: 7–6)
2017–18 season schedule

Transactions

Trades

June 21, 2017[5] To Washington Wizards
Tim Frazier
To New Orleans Pelicans
Second-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft

Free Agents

Re-signed

Player Date Signed Contract Ref.
Otto Porter July 8, 2017 4 years, $106.5 Million [6]
John Wall July 21, 2017 4 years, $170 Million (DVPE) [7]

Additions

Player Date Signed Contract Former Team Ref.
Michael Young July 5, 2017 2 years [note 1] Pittsburgh Panthers [note 2] [8]
Mike Scott July 9, 2017 1 year, $1,709,538 Phoenix Suns / Atlanta Hawks [note 3] [9]
Jodie Meeks July 12, 2017 2 years, $6,744,500 Orlando Magic [10]
Devin Robinson July 14, 2017 2 years [note 1] Florida Gators [note 2] [11]
Carrick Felix October 14, 2017 1 year, $1,312,611 Utah Jazz [12]
  1. ^ a b Exact salary is unknown, but at least $75,000 is guaranteed as part of the two-way contract.
  2. ^ a b Player signed as an Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA) out of college on a two-way contract
  3. ^ Scott played with the Hawks through 2017, was officially traded to the Suns on February 23 but waived later that same day.

Subtractions

Player Reason Left Date Left New Team Ref.
Trey Burke RFA, no offer June 26, 2017 New York Knicks [13][14]
Bojan Bogdanović RFA, unmatched offer July 10, 2017 Indiana Pacers [15]
Brandon Jennings UFA July 28, 2017 Shanxi Brave Dragons (China) [16]
Carrick Felix Waived November 2, 2017 [17]

References

  1. ^ "Verizon Center renamed Capital One Arena". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Washington Wizards' Verizon Center renamed Capital One Arena". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-08-31. 
  3. ^ Cacciola, Scott (22 February 2017). "Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Buckner, Candace. "Wizards trade 52nd draft pick for backup point guard Tim Frazier". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pelicans Acquire 52nd Overall Pick in 2017 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ Buckner, Candace. "Wizards make it official, match Otto Porter Jr.'s offer sheet from the Nets". Washington Post. Washington Post. 
  7. ^ NBA.com staff. "Aldridge: John Wall agrees to 4-year extension with Washington Wizards". NBA.com. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Young to Two-Way Contract". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Scott". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Wizards add veteran scoring threat in Meeks". NBA.com. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Wizards Sign Devin Robinson to Two-Way Contract". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017. 
  12. ^ Buckner, Candace (14 October 2017). "Wizards waive guard Donald Sloan; Carrick Felix likely to make final roster". Washington Post. 
  13. ^ Buckner, Candace (26 June 2017). "Wizards extend qualifying offers to their primary free agents". Washington Post. 
  14. ^ Begley, Ian. "Knicks sign former lottery pick Trey Burke". ESPN.com. 
  15. ^ "Pacers Sign Bojan Bogdanovic". NBA.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  16. ^ Winfield, Kristian (28 July 2017). "Brandon Jennings headed to China on 1-year deal worth $1.5 million". SBNation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Wizards waive Felix, assign Robinson to Delaware". Bullets Forever. 

External links

  • Official website
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