15 Facts About Washington Wizards

1. Team now known as the Washington Wizards began playing as the Chicago Packers in 1961, as the NBA's first expansion team, an expansion prompted by Abe Saperstein's American Basketball League.

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2. On February 23, 2001, the Washington Wizards were involved in a blockbuster trade days before the trading deadline.

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3. The Washington Wizards replaced Jordan's managerial role with general manager Ernie Grunfeld.

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4. In game 3 of the first round against the Bulls, the Washington Wizards won their first playoff game since 1988.

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5. On February 26, 2010, the Washington Wizards signed Shaun Livingston to a 10-day contract.

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6. On July 17, 2012, the Washington Wizards exercised the amnesty provision from the 2011 CBA to release Andray Blatche.

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7. On May 21, 2013, the Washington Wizards jumped up 5 spots in the NBA Draft Lottery to make the number 3 overall selection for the second year in a row.

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8. Alongside other front office moves, the Washington Wizards selected Japanese player Rui Hachimura with their 9th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, as well as acquiring the Philadelphia 76ers' draft rights to 42nd pick Admiral Schofield in a trade.

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9. In December 2020, the Washington Wizards traded John Wall and a first-round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.

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10. On June 16, 2021, Brooks and the Washington Wizards agreed to part ways after not being able to agree to a new contract.

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11. In 2007, the Washington Wizards made minor modifications on their team jerseys and logos.

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12. On May 10, 2011, the Washington Wizards unveiled a new color scheme, uniforms, and logo.

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13. On July 23, 2014, the Washington Wizards unveiled a new alternate uniform.

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14. On September 30, 2015, the Washington Wizards unveiled a new alternate uniform.

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15. On September 8, 2016, the Washington Wizards released a second white uniform to honor the United States Armed Forces.

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