NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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OKC Thunder Team Previews:: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards and Rui Hachimura #8 .(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

18-33. Previous: 25th. Washington Wizards. 23. team. 142.

Washington Wizards:

Offense: (111.2) 12th
Defense: (116.0)  30th
Net: (minus -4.7)  25th

Results Week 16: (1-2) Won vs. Mavericks: 119-118, Lost vs. Mon vs Warriors:117-125, Grizzlies: 99-106
Games Week 17: (2 games) Tues vs Bulls | Weds at Knicks

Bradley Beal sure didn’t hold back regarding his feelings about being left off the All-Star team. The shooting guard vowed to get his team into the postseason and through the last ten games, they are playing .500 ball.

With many of the injured players finally healthy Beal might be right given how poorly the bottom tier of the Eastern Conference is playing.

That said, the Wizards can’t afford to lose games against lottery teams like the Warriors. Post All-Star break they’ll play those current lottery seeded teams 10 times. They’ll also play the Brooklyn Nets twice- a team they’ll be eyeing as one to catch on the bottom of the ladder.