The Wizards are still the Wizards — at least for now. But if at some point in the near future the team opts for a name change, it won’t have to change its logo because of it.
The team release:
“The Washington Wizards unveiled a new primary logo today. The new primary logo incorporates the “monument ball” design that has been in place since 2011 in combination with the iconic striping from the team’s uniforms, the three stars that represent D.C., Maryland and Virginia (which are also featured on the apron of center court at Verizon Center) and the team’s wordmarks.
“The Wizards will continue to prominently use both the monument ball and “DC hands” logos in all collateral materials and will discontinue the use of the “wizard/partial moon” logo that was introduced in 1997 and revamped in 2011.”