The Washington Wizards have had a lot of ups and downs over the past two seasons. Unfortunately, it’s been more downs than ups, and on Friday, it got even worse. The Wizards lost at home to the lowly Chicago Bulls 101-92. While John Wall, Otto Porter, and Markieff Morris all missed the game due to injury, losing to the Bulls at home is unacceptable.
Currently, the Wizards are 13-23, but fortunately for Washington, they play in the Eastern Conference, and at this point, the Wizards are only 4.5 games out of the 8th and final playoff spot.
According to Phil Chenier, who played for the Bullets, and was a game analyst for Washington from 1987-2007, the Wizards are not in a good place right now.
“Well, they’re in a bad place, and it’s a place they better get out of quickly if they want to make the playoffs,” Chenier told Paul Gant on Friday night. “Obviously, they’re not playing well; they’re not playing consistent. The injuries don’t help, but they are just really not playing at a good level. I gotta believe that the players know that themselves, and I gotta believe that they know that they can play better, but they have to do it collectively, and that’s what seems to be missing.”
With all the talent that is on the Wizards, you could see them turning this around, but the longer it takes, the harder it will be for Washington to make the playoffs.
Listen to our complete interview with Phil Chenier below as he talks Wizards, life after broadcasting, and more: