Commissioner Silver said the NBA wants to eliminate teams playing four games in five nights next season.
The NBA announced TNT will air Wizards-Grizzlies instead of Lakers-Knicks on March 12.
After a successful 2013-14 season, visibility will increase this coming year, with 10 appearances on national television, including Christmas Day against the Knicks.
Washington will be featured on the league's marquee regular season date for the first time since 2008, a sign of its rising profile.
The Wizards open their preseason against the Bulls on Oct. 6.