The Washington Wizards were expected to be a good — or at least decent — team in the 2018-19 NBA season. They went 43-39 last season after going 49-33 in 2016-17. Bovada had the Wizards’ over/under win total at 44.5 games.
And so far the Wizards are 2-9, with the latest loss being a 117-108 one to the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
That’s not good, and they showed why they haven’t been good on a few plays in Friday night’s loss.
Like, when they couldn’t inbound the ball twice in one minute.
The Wizards struggling to inbound the ball twice in the same quarter. 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/i4xKtmUdAD
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) November 10, 2018
The Wizards have particularly been brutal in the rebounding department, and that showed up again in the loss to Orlando.
— Proven Veteran (@Truth_About_It) November 10, 2018
In fact, they’ve been outrebounded in all 11 games so far.
The 2-9 Wizards have been out-rebounded in all 11 of their games this season. That's just unreal.
Tonight, the Magic outdid them 41-35, including this offensive board by Mo Bamba. pic.twitter.com/X9lPtnGIgO
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) November 10, 2018
You can point to a lot of small sample size data to explain issues and be optimistic that teams improve in certain areas, but getting outrebounded in all 11 games to start the season is certainly a concern. Scott Brooks’ team will have to really, really pick up their effort on the boards going forward.