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5 Keys to Watch as Washington Wizards Use 2nd Half to Prep for Another Lottery
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Randy Wittman has some evaluating to do in the second half of the season.

The Washington Wizards have shown they can be a decent team, but the reality is that they are likely heading for another lottery pick in the offseason. The front office has shown questionable drafting policies in the recent past, so the rest of the season could determine next year’s fortunes.

Hope is a killer in Washington, especially when discussing the Wizards. Every year brings renewed faith in the team’s ability to progress, usually buoyed by limited success at the end of the previous season. This is often dashed early on, and there is only a certain amount of times the fans will continue to tolerate such mediocrity.

Depending on how the rest of this year goes, there could either be hope or resignation in the nation’s capital by the time the lottery rolls back around.

Here are five key things to keep an eye on as the season progresses.

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