1997–98 Washington Wizards season

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1997–98 Washington Wizards season
Head coach Bernie Bickerstaff
Arena MCI Center
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1997-98 NBA season was the Wizards' 37th season in the NBA.[1] The team was renamed the "Wizards", and finished fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 42-40 record, missing the playoffs. Guard Rod Strickland led the league with 10.5 assists, and made the All-NBA Second Team. Center Gheorghe Muresan was injured, and missed the entire season. After the season, Chris Webber would be traded to the Sacramento Kings.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1997 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 45 God Shammgod Guard  United States Providence College
2 48 Predrag Drobnjak Center  Montenegro

Roster[edit]

Starter

Bench

Reverse

Inactive

*Center Gheorghe Muresan was out injured.

Regular season[edit]

The Wizards played their first five home games at U.S. Airways Arena, where they went 0-5 at home. They would move into the MCI Center in December 1997.

Season standings[edit]

Template:1997-98 NBA Atlantic standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756
2 y-Miami Heat 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Indiana Pacers 58 24 .707 4
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 51 31 .622 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 12
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 15
7 x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 19
8 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 19
9 Washington Wizards 42 40 .512 20
10 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 21
11 Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 25
12 Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 26
12 Milwaukee Bucks 36 46 .439 26
14 Philadelphia 76ers 31 51 .378 31
15 Toronto Raptors 16 66 .195 46
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]