The Washington Wizards lost a heartbreaker to the Charlotte Bobcats in double overtime on Saturday, leaving them the only winless team in the NBA. The Wizards are now on pace of duplicating their record from last year; where they started out the season with a 2-15 record.
After Saturday’s loss, Bradley Beal said, “We just lost. Everybody hates losing. You just see the guys faces, it’s like depression. We haven’t won a game yet. We still have  more games. It’s still a long season. We still have our opportunity to get over .500. Right now, it’s our goal we have to shoot for, is to probably get into the playoffs. We’re going to make it. I have faith in this team. I have confidence in us. I think we’re more than capable of doing it, with the assets that we have. As long as guys keep buying in and never give up, we’ll be fine.”
Last year, Flip Saunder was fired after the Wizards only had two 2 wins in 17 games. Beal, however, was quick to defend his current coach Randy Wittman. “As much as he wants to take credit for it, the game is in our hands. He’s not the one to blame; it’s us. That just shows his leadership. I even blame myself. I had an opportunity to sieze the game and I didn’t. Coach Witt, we’re all buying into him. We love him to death. He wants the best for us.”
In the Wizards defense, they are still playing with a depleted roster. However, the Wizards just got Nene Hilario back this weekend and they are hoping to have John Wall back some time in the New Year. Once the young Wizards get fully healthy, look for them to dramatically turn their record around. At this point, it can't get any worse.