The Wizards hope to continue success against winning teams as they host James Harden and the Rockets.
Jordan Crawford was ready for a fresh start after his situation soured in Washington.
Playing his first game in Washington since being traded to Denver, JaVale McGee had no interest in reflecting on his time as a Wizard.
Expecting a wave, the NBA trade deadline produced a ripple with only a few minor trades.
Wizards will try to bounce back from two-game losing skid against JaVale McGee and Denver.
After dealing Jordan Crawford to Boston, Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld discussed the reasons for the deal and the team's direction.
The two collided at the end of Thursday's practice, sending one to the dentist and the other to the doctor.
The Wizards didn't appear to get anything close to equal value for their third-leading scorer, but President Ernie Grunfeld said the trade with Boston was the best - and only - deal the team could get.
Deal would be worth $2.2 million in savings to Wizards, who could also get another player in the trade.
The Wizards are no longer chasing Josh Smith but could be looking to move Jordan Crawford.