Winners and Losers from Week 1 of Washington Wizards' Preseason

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Winners and Losers from Week 1 of Washington Wizards' Preseason
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The Washington Wizards started off their preseason with a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.

After Emeka Okafor went down with an injury and it was announced he'd be out indefinitely, most Washington Wizards fans assumed adapting to his absence would be a problem.

Thankfully, the injury occurred far enough away on the calendar from the start of the regular season that Washington had some time to figure out their lineup. 

Through the first week of the preseason, it seems there is still no clear-cut answer, and the Wizards frontcourt struggled in a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets

But just because the starting lineup is in flux at this point doesn't mean there weren't players who shone in the first week, surprising analysts, coaches and fans both in practice and in the preseason game. 

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