They say defense wins championships, but bad defense loses basketball games too. The Washington Wizards are the epitome of this flip of the ol’ axiom, sitting on a 20-33 record and giving up a whopping 119.8 points per game.
It’s so bad, Bleacher Report recently put together a list of the league’s worst defenders at each position and three of the five “stars” of that list were Washington Wizards players. Three of them. Yikes.
I took a bit of umbrage with that one, as I thought it was just a bit unfair. But what may come as a surprise is that over the their last four games, since the trade deadline, the Washington Wizards sit at 7th in opponent’s points per game.