Those five have formed a foundation around centerpiece Bradley Beal for a new Wizards team that sits 13-8, fourth in the East, with a 45 percent chance to make the playoffs in our model — 18 percentage points higher than the Lakers. While several of the players the Lakers signed to replace them are playing key roles in the team’s defensive struggles,3 KCP and Kuzma are doing the opposite for a Washington defense that is both more sound and versatile than it was a year ago.
The NBA season is in full swing and will continue with games on Wednesday. The Minnesota Timberwolves will hit the road and take on the Washington Wizards. It’s time to continue our NBA odds series and make a Timberwolves-Wizards prediction and pick.
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