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The 2017-2018 NBA season kicks off Wednesday night for the Washington Wizards with high expectations. After a gruesome injury to a key member of the Boston Celtics, many believe that as unfortunate as that is, it may benefit the Wizards chances to earn their first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since the 1979. Many were already predicting a first place finish within the Southeast division for the team and a possible top-4 seed for the NBA playoffs.

Many see Wizards star John Wall as a legit MVP candidate. Last season he posted career highs in multiple categories including points (23.1 points per game) and assists (10.7 assists per game) leading the team to a 49-33 record. Combined with rising star Bradley Beal, the duo makes up quite possibly the best guard combo in the NBA. Add a strong front court with Marcin Gortat and Markeiff Morris and the emergence of Otto Porter Jr., don’t be surprise to see the Wiz improve and win over 50 games this season.

With Celtics star Gordon Hayward most likely out for the season with a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle, can the Wiz take advantage and meet Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals? If so, can Wall, Beal and company sneak past the heavily favored Cavs?

It all starts Wednesday night as the Wiz kicks off their season at the Capital One Area versus another team to watch, the Philadelphia 76ers.

Good Luck #DCFamily!

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