2017–18 Washington Wizards season

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2017–18 Washington Wizards season
Head coachScott Brooks
General managerErnie Grunfeld
Owner(s)Ted Leonsis
ArenaCapital One Arena
Results
Record43–39 (.524)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Southeast)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Raptors 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNBC Sports Washington
NBC 4
RadioFederal News Radio
106.7 The Fan
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Washington Wizards season was the 57th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 45th in the Washington, D.C. area. The Wizards played their home games at newly named Capital One Arena.[1][2]

They finished the regular season with a record of 43–39, which clinched the 8th seed. In the playoffs, the Wizards faced the top-seeded Toronto Raptors in the First Round, and lost in 6 games.

Previous season[edit]

The Wizards finished the 2016–17 season 49–33 to finish in first place in the Southeast Division. They received the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where they defeated the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs, winning the series 4–2. In the Conference semifinals, they were defeated 4–3 by the Boston Celtics.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

The Wizards did not select anyone in the draft, having traded both picks earlier in the year.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Washington Wizards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 3 Beal, Bradley (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1993–06–28 Florida
G 8 Frazier, Tim 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1990–11–01 Penn State
C 13 Gortat, Marcin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984–02–17 Poland
G 4 Lawson, Ty 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1987–11–03 North Carolina
C 28 Mahinmi, Ian 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) 1986–11–05 France
F 1 McCullough, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–02–05 Syracuse
G 20 Meeks, Jodie (S) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–08–21 Kentucky
F 5 Morris, Markieff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989–09–02 Kansas
F 12 Oubre, Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1995–12–09 Kansas
F 22 Porter, Otto 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1993–06–03 Georgetown
F 7 Robinson, Devin (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1995–03–07 Florida
G/F 31 Satoranský, Tomáš 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1991–10–30 Czech Republic
F 30 Scott, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1988–07–16 Virginia
G 9 Sessions, Ramon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–04–11 Nevada
F/C 14 Smith, Jason 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1986–03–02 Colorado State
G 2 Wall, John (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1990–09–06 Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–11

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 44 38 .537 0.0 26–15 18–23 11–5 82
xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 1.0 23–18 20–21 8–8 82
Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 8.0 21–20 15–26 11–5 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 19.0 17–24 8–33 5–11 82
Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 20.0 16–25 8–33 5–11 82


Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 43–39 (Home: 23–18; Road: 20–21)
2017–18 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2018 playoff game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–3)
2018 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 21, 2017[5] To Washington Wizards
Tim Frazier
To New Orleans Pelicans
Second-round pick in the 2017 NBA draft

Free Agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Date Signed Contract Ref.
Otto Porter July 8, 2017 4 years, $106.5 Million [6]
John Wall July 21, 2017 4 years, $170 Million (DVPE) [7]

Additions[edit]

Player Date Signed Contract Former Team Ref.
Michael Young July 5, 2017 2 years [note 1] Pittsburgh Panthers [note 2] [8]
Mike Scott July 9, 2017 1 year, $1,709,538 Phoenix Suns / Atlanta Hawks [note 3] [9]
Jodie Meeks July 12, 2017 2 years, $6,744,500 Orlando Magic [10]
Devin Robinson July 14, 2017 2 years [note 1] Florida Gators [note 2] [11]
Carrick Felix October 14, 2017 1 year, $1,312,611 Utah Jazz [12]
Ramon Sessions March 16, 2018 [note 4] 1 year, $355,218 New York Knicks [13]
Ty Lawson April 12, 2018 1 year, $11,901 China Shandong Golden Stars [14]
  1. ^ a b Exact salary is unknown, but at least $50,000 was ultimately guaranteed for each season as part of the two-way contract.
  2. ^ a b Player signed as an Undrafted Free Agent (UDFA) out of college on a two-way contract
  3. ^ Scott played with the Hawks through 2017, was officially traded to the Suns on February 23 but waived later that same day.
  4. ^ Sessions signed two 10-Day Contracts with the Wizards on February 23 and March 5, and was given a full contract on March 16.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left Date Left New Team Ref.
Trey Burke RFA, no offer June 26, 2017 New York Knicks [15][16]
Bojan Bogdanović RFA, unmatched offer July 10, 2017 Indiana Pacers [17]
Brandon Jennings UFA July 28, 2017 China Shanxi Brave Dragons [18]
Carrick Felix Waived November 2, 2017 Australia Melbourne United [19]
Michael Young Waived January 3, 2018 Northern Arizona Suns [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Verizon Center renamed Capital One Arena". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ "Washington Wizards' Verizon Center renamed Capital One Arena". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  3. ^ Cacciola, Scott (22 February 2017). "Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ Buckner, Candace. "Wizards trade 52nd draft pick for backup point guard Tim Frazier". Washington Post. Washington Post. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Pelicans Acquire 52nd Overall Pick in 2017 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Buckner, Candace. "Wizards make it official, match Otto Porter Jr.'s offer sheet from the Nets". Washington Post. Washington Post.
  7. ^ NBA.com staff. "Aldridge: John Wall agrees to 4-year extension with Washington Wizards". NBA.com. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Young to Two-Way Contract". monumentalsportsnetwork.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Scott". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Wizards add veteran scoring threat in Meeks". NBA.com. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Wizards Sign Devin Robinson to Two-Way Contract". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  12. ^ Buckner, Candace (14 October 2017). "Wizards waive guard Donald Sloan; Carrick Felix likely to make final roster". Washington Post.
  13. ^ Buckner, Candace (16 March 2018). "Wizards sign Ramon Sessions for rest of season. What does it mean for John Wall's return?". Washington Post.
  14. ^ "Wizards Sign Ty Lawson". Washington Wizards. NBA.com.
  15. ^ Buckner, Candace (26 June 2017). "Wizards extend qualifying offers to their primary free agents". Washington Post.
  16. ^ Begley, Ian. "Knicks sign former lottery pick Trey Burke". ESPN.com.
  17. ^ "Pacers Sign Bojan Bogdanovic". NBA.com. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  18. ^ Winfield, Kristian (28 July 2017). "Brandon Jennings headed to China on 1-year deal worth $1.5 million". SBNation.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Wizards waive Felix, assign Robinson to Delaware". Bullets Forever.
  20. ^ "Wizards assign McCullough to Wisconsin, waive Young". Washington Wizards. NBA.com. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.