“Temp is one of the best teammates you can ever have because he is always working hard,” Wizards star point guard John Wall said.
Despite a disappointing first half of the season, the Wizards remain in the mix for a playoff spot with 31 games to go.
The Wizards (20-23) sit in 11th place in a crowded Eastern Conference — a disappointing status for a team that’s won a playoff series in back-to-back seasons.
With the Wizards wracked by injuries to their frontcourt, Oubre has seen his minutes increase.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman said, “I told them if it was a 6-foot-5-and-under league, we would be pretty good.”
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The Wizards’ switch to a more open offensive philosophy means that the lineup will see several major changes around mainstays John Wall and Bradley Beal.
The Wizards, who open their season Wednesday night in Orlando, are prioritizing 3-point shooting with an up-tempo, full-court attack.
Even after a second straight playoff defeat in the second round, it's clear that the Wizards continue to make strides.
Ramon Sessions and Will Bynum have had to carry the load at point guard with Wall out the past three playoff games against the Atlanta Hawks.