Wizards Held Players-Only Meeting After January Slump: Latest Details, Comments

January 29th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »
Things just aren't going well for the Washington Wizards this season. After a 2014-15 season in which they finished 46-36 and fifth in the East, the Wizards are 20-24, sitting in 11th place. They have lost five of their last six games.

On Thursday night, after a 117-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the team held a players-only meeting to try to right the ship.

"It's kind of similar to the past years. We've been through the same thing," Wizards guard Bradley Beal said to the media after the loss, per ESPN.com. "It always takes a team meeting or two to figure it out, but we're at the point now where we know what we need to do."

Luckily for the Wizards, they are playing in a weak-enough Eastern Conference, where they are only three games behind the eighth-place Indiana Pacers entering Friday night.

One solid week of play, and they could be back in the postseason picture with the majority of the season remaining ahead.

However, their defense needs to be addressed. In eight of their last nine games, Washington has allowed 100 points or more. They are currently 24th in the NBA, as they are giving up 104.4 points per game this se ...

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