Vegas Over/Under: 47.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 50-32 The Bet: Above marginal confidence
Why anticipate a drop in the Washington Wizards?
The three-headed monster of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr. is still trending up. Each guy is moving toward his athletic prime and building chemistry with the other members of the triumvirate while seeking to maintain himself as a highest talent in his respective place. Wall is already there, and another two are not far behind.
And if you are worried about the seat, don’t be–not for the reason you might anticipate.
Last year’s second-stringers were atrocious. They routinely squandered leads and dug inevitable holes for the starters. This season’s chair set should not be much better, as Tim Frazier, Jodie Meeks and Mike Scott are not precisely marquee additions. And that’s almost irrelevant.
The non-starters are bad. We know that much. On the other hand, the starters are still in place, along with the Wizards published an 8.1 internet rating last year when Wall, Beal, Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat were around the floor together. Even with all the putridity supporting them, they pulled their troops to 49 wins.
So again, why should we expect anything else this year, particularly when the group was in the second half than during the season’s opening salvo?

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