I’ll admit that this Wizards hot streak has taken me by surprise. Wizards hot streak? Even writing that feels weird. Somehow, a team that had won consecutive games once this season, was 1-35 on the road and had 43 players injured managed to win four out of five, including two on the road, culminating with a three-game win streak.
Now, sure, those three wins came against teams that are a combined 74-157, but whatever. Progress is progress.
Still, with the Wizards playing .273 ball and likely destined for the third- or fourth-worst record in the NBA, it hadn’t occurred to me that they now had a Big Three. It occurred to Ted Leonsis, though. From his blog:
A new big three has announced its arrival - Wall, Crawford and Blatche. Big minutes - big productivity - big results. And wins, too. We are short-handed and so players are getting bigger minutes to show the world what they can do.
We have two first round draft picks next off season. We have cap space. We are young. We have upside. We are becoming an exciting team to watch. The sun is shining out today.
Admit it. It feels good to be Wizards fans watching the rebuild unfold, yes?
So, that happened.