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Limited Upside, Episode 26: What happened to the Wizards this season?

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A frank one-hour discussion between three Wizards fans on how a season that began with such promise is falling flat.

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We've avoided discussing Mike's beloved Wizards all season, but with their playoff dreams on life support (they are 2.5 games back of the No. 8 seed in the East as of this recording with only nine games to play), we figured now was the best time to dissect how a season with such high hopes fell flat. So, we dialed up two of the deans of the Wizards' blogosphere to go in-depth on Washington's frustrating season.

Jake Whitacre, manager of SB Nation Wizards community Bullets Forever, and Kyle Weidie, longtime editor of popular Wizards site TruthAboutIt.Net, joined the show to discuss the following topics:

  • Why has the Wizards' pace-and-space transformation been such a struggle?
  • What is the future of head coach Randy Wittman and general manager Ernie Grunfeld?
  • Assuming the Kevin Durant dream is dead, how do the Wizards refurbish their roster this summer?
  • How much culpability does John Wall have for the Wizards' struggles?
  • What should the Wizards do about the oft-injured Bradley Beal this summer? Do they have no choice but to re-give him a maximum contract?

A note: one topic discussed was the Wizards' poor free-throw shooting. Immediately after recording, Jake did some research on how that's affected the Wizards' season.

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