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The Washington Wizards are still seeking answers after falling to 5-11 with a home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. They are now 3-5 at home.
“All we can control is playing hard and making shots, and that’s what we got to control as players. Other than that, can’t control nothing else,” Wizards guard John Wall said, via The Washington Post. “That’s what I can control, going out there and playing hard every night and competing. That’s all I can control. I can’t control if the ball goes into the basket or not. You’re going to miss or make sometimes.”
The Wizards were expected to be an Eastern Conference contender this season. Or at least an East darkhorse.
Making matters worse, Dwight Howard played just seven minutes after experiencing a recurrence of the gluteal soreness that bothered him in the preseason.
Former Wizards and current Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley even suggested it’s time for the Wizards to shake things up and start looking for trades.
“It’s frustrating, man, because it’s not supposed to be this difficult,” Wizards guard Austin Rivers said. “It’s basketball. This is not rocket science.”