The NBA season has arrived and the Washington Wizards will open up at home giving out some stylish schedule magnets. Also, don’t worry the player bobble heads will soon be given out as well.

Due to preseason coming to a close, necessary roster cuts have been made along with trades. The Wizards’ time has come again to prove why they’re not just a mediocre team. It starts with the Miami Heat on Oct. 18.

Below is a brief focus on what Washington has done so far to prepare for the 2018-19 season.

Roster Cuts

Not even a full 24 hours after the final preseason game versus the Guangzhou Long-Lions, Washington made roster cuts to bring the count to 14. Wizards released guards Chris Chiozza, Tiwian Kendley, Chasson Randle and forward Lavoy Allen. Therefore, all four released players will head to the Wizards’ G-League affiliate, Capital City Go-Go.

Injuries

The most noteworthy was newly acquired center Dwight Howard‘s injury. It started off as a back injury that kept him out of preseason and most practices. It was later diagnosed as a sore piriformis from doctors in New York.

The piriformis is a small muscle located deep in the buttock, behind the gluteus maximus. It runs diagonally from the lower spine to the upper surface of the femur. And the sciatic nerve running underneath or through the muscle.

On Monday, Howard participated in his first full practice with the starting core, which is great news. As a result, there’s no certainty he’ll start or even play in the season opener on Thursday. Furthermore, we push for an appearance in Washington’s five-game road trip.

No other noted injuries have risen and let’s keep our fingers crossed it stays that way.

Wizards Making Moves: So long Jodie Meeks

Yes, you read correct. Washington traded Jodie Meeks on Monday to the Milwaukee Bucks. The trade also included a future second-round pick and cash all going to Milwaukee, in which they’ll waive Meeks.

The NBA suspended Meeks last season for 25 games for violating the league’s drug program. Meeks averaged 6.3 points per game and 1.7 rebounds in a bench role for the Wizards. He even added 34 percent shooting from 3-point range.

When the Wizards released four players, the roster count was at 14. Now with Meeks traded off, they’re at 13, which means another player must be added. Washington can look at their two-way contracts or possibly acquire someone through another trade. I mean no one saw the Meeks’ trade occurring this early in the season, so who knows.

Potential Starting Line-Up vs Miami

PG John Wall

SG Bradley Beal

SF Otto Porter, Jr.

PF Markieff Morris

C Ian Mahinimi (not sure a couple full practices will have Dwight Howard starting this Thursday)

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Content Creator at Armchair Washington Wizards , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., sports has always been a topic of conversation, predominately because our city hasn’t had a championship parade in a very long time. Luckily, I’m only a fan of three teams in the area: Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics. To add on to my list of fandom are the Baltimore Orioles and THE 5X Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. My all-time favorite sports are tennis, football, and field hockey. Weird huh? I can debate about Serena Williams for hours….and hours….and hours because I was raised on watching her back when she and her sister Venus had the beads in their hair and there is no one even close to being better. PS4 is my poison of choice and I can play MLB The Show for 2-4 hour a day. No judging. All my Mystics, Washington Valor, and tennis writing can be found at Fox Sports 1340AM Radio.
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Content Creator at Armchair Washington Wizards , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., sports has always been a topic of conversation, predominately because our city hasn’t had a championship parade in a very long time. Luckily, I’m only a fan of three teams in the area: Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics. To add on to my list of fandom are the Baltimore Orioles and THE 5X Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. My all-time favorite sports are tennis, football, and field hockey. Weird huh? I can debate about Serena Williams for hours….and hours….and hours because I was raised on watching her back when she and her sister Venus had the beads in their hair and there is no one even close to being better. PS4 is my poison of choice and I can play MLB The Show for 2-4 hour a day. No judging. All my Mystics, Washington Valor, and tennis writing can be found at Fox Sports 1340AM Radio.

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