Washington Wizards News – 2013 Wizards Updates
Despite a dismal 2012-13 record of 29-53, the Wizards showed flashes of improvement towards the end of the season once their roster was healthy. At the center of the Wizards potential is franchise point guard and former #1 pick John Wall, who received a max contract extension this offseason worth $80 million. Joining Wall in the backcourt is promising 20-year old scorer Bradley Beal, who finished third in Rookie of the Year voting last season. The frontcourt duo of Emeka Okafor and Nene will provide solid interior defense and veteran leadership to the young Washington team. The Wizards were widely lauded for their selection of Georgetown forward Otto Porter in the 2013 draft. With one of the best young cores in the league, coach Randy Wittman has the pieces in place to lead the Wizards to their first playoff appearance since 2008.
The average price for Wizards tickets at the Verizon Center
in 2013-14 is $77. After opening the season on the road in Detroit against the Pistons, the Wizards home opener on 11/1 against the 76ers is averaging $71. The two most expensive Wizards home games this season are against the defending NBA Champion Heat on 1/15 and 4/14, both averaging $180. The next five most expensive home games are against the Lakers on 11/26, Thunder on 2/1, Nets on 3/15, and Bulls on 4/5, and Clippers on 12/14.