A thrilling change surrounds the Nation’s Capital. Don’t worry, we’re not talking politics. For the first time in years, the Washington Wizards are the talk of the town. Between two all-star guards (Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook), two lottery-picks (Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija), and a pair of knockdown shooters (Davis Bertans and Thomas Bryant), Washington forecasts to be an offensive juggernaut. They’ll actually be fun to watch this year! In lieu of their opener tonight, here are the best Wizards Twitter accounts to follow as the team pursues a return to the playoffs.
Becca Winkert (@BeccaMVP)
Winkert is the Director of @WizardsXtra and deeply in-tune with the pulse of the fans. She posts often, including practice footage and press zoom conferences. Whether she’s creating a meme or posting a candid interview, you can be sure that she’ll keep you up-to-date on all the happenings around the team. A true MVP of Wizards Twitter.
Ledell’s Place (@LedellsPlace)
Ledell Eackles averaged double-figure points over four consecutive seasons during the late-80s and early 90s as a member of the Washington Bullets. Although Eackles’ playing career exists in obscurity, he is the namesake of this must-follow account. @LedellsPlace posts game tape, insights, and developments regarding the #FreeSato movement, a Wizards Twitter famous hashtag which he began years ago.
Ben Mehic (@BenMehicNBA)
Need a good podcast? The Locked On Network produces exquisite daily content for every NBA team. Mehic hosts the Wizards show. So, he is a reliable source to keep you current with all the zig-zag movements throughout an expectedly wild upcoming season.
According to the latest data, the Wizards have 1000/1 odds to leave Orlando with the Larry O’Brien Trophy. For comparison, the Bucks lead the East with 3/1 odds. pic.twitter.com/bo0IUXEWza— Ben Mehić (@BenMehicNBA) June 27, 2020
Adam McGinnis (@adammcginnis)
McGinnis, like Ladell, is an alumni of the TrueHoop Network. For those who do not know, True Hoop has produced some of the most recognizable voices covering the NBA. McGinnis provides a wholistic view of the happenings of his hometown team. He has pedigree and gives life to numbers where most presenting stats as word vomit. Send this guy a follow.
The #Wizards finished the last two seasons with a winning percentage of .390 & .347 AND bottom 3 defenses in NBA, implied argument now from ownership is that team needed major change from Wall, but then keep around this coaching staff? “Accountability” sure seems selective— Adam McGinnis (@adammcginnis) December 18, 2020
Martin Gorthot (@washedwiz)
Not to be confused with former Wizard, Marcin Gortat, this is a parody account. The account has funny takes, but its humor derives from its truth. Like one tweet proclaiming that no lead is safe with second-year scorer Jerome Robinson in the game and he is therefore destined to play in China. Follow for a palette-cleanser from the plethora of all-too-serious basketball pages on Twitter.
Deni made this shot pic.twitter.com/yMTqRB4bPp— Martin Gorthot (@washedwiz) December 19, 2020
Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre)
Whitacre is a @BulletsForever site manager and contributor. In short, he is a vital member of, probably, the best fan account in all of Wizards Twitter. And most importantly, he has a Homer Simpson avatar. So in short, what’s not to like?
Would there be an asterisk on the Wizards’ title if they win it all this year? Certainly.— Jake Whitacre (@jakewhitacre) June 3, 2020
A team has never won 25 straight games to win a title so that would necessitate special acknowledgement
Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp)
Other than @DavidAldridgeDC, Sharp may have the biggest profile of any Wizards fan writing about the NBA on a national level. He is a former Grantland and Sports Illustrated staffer who now runs a subscription based podcast with Ben Golliver. If you are a Wizards fan who is not following Sharp, what are you doing? He is one of us!
FWIW: Wall played hurt for several seasons in a row, made mediocre teammates look much better (what up Martell Webster), and was one of the coolest players in the NBA for about 5 years.— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) December 3, 2020
The last few years have been rough, but he will always have near-unanimous approval in DC.
Ava Wallace (@avarwallace)
Wallace replaced Candace Buckner as the Wizards beat writer for the Washington Post. As such, it is this DC-based writer’s opinion that whoever covers the team for the World’s Greatest Newspaper is a must-follow account.
Bradley Beal became a team leader, leveled up on court and now, finally, has some reinforcements. This season’s his chance to put it all together.— Ava Wallace (@avarwallace) December 22, 2020
Here’s a look at the evolution of the Wizards’ franchise star: https://t.co/blEgaadqFH