Since Dec. 1, the Washington Wizards have the best record in the East at 22-9. Their starting five — John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris, and Marcin Gortat — outscore opponents by 11.7 points per 100 possessions, which is better than the starting lineups of the Spurs or Cavaliers. After a slow start, the team has come around to what Scott Brooks wants to do, and the Wizards are up to the four seed in the East and still climbing.
Is this team on par with Toronto and Boston in the second tier of the East?
Are John Wall and Bradley Beal getting along? How big an Achilles heel is the bench? Will the team keep Otto Porter next summer?
I talk about all of that and more with CSNMidAtlantic.com Wizards Insider J. Michael in this latest PBT Podcast.
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