NBA Preseason Power Rankings For The ’23-’24 Season

29. Washington Wizards

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Key Additions: Jordan Poole, Danilo Gallinari, Landry Shamet, Bilal Coulibaly (R)

Could the Wizards surprise some people next season? Trading away a player of Bradley Beal’s stature certainly signals a full rebuild. However, Beal struggled mightily with his shot over the last couple of years, and was never much of a defender. Perhaps moving on from Beal will allow the team to empower players like Kyle Kuzma, Deni Avdija and Johnny Davis. That being said, replacing Beal with Jordan Poole doesn’t exactly fix any sort of issues. This is especially the case with Poole coming off a dismal year from beyond the arc with the Warriors. The Wizards could be annoying to play on the back-end of a back-to-back, but they won’t win too many games with their current roster.