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PBT Podcast: Talking Wizards start, East overall with Chase Hughes

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This is not the start the Wizards envisioned, but is it who they really are?

Washington raced out to a 3-1 start against a soft spot in the schedule, but since the Wizards have stumbled going 1-5 (until they picked up a win Monday against a shorthanded Charlotte team). More concerning, they are bottom 10 in the NBA in offense and defense — how does a team with Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis and solid role players such as Kyle Kuzma struggle to score, especially in the halfcourt?

Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington joins me to talk about Beal (no, they are not trading him), Porzingis, the Wizards and where they fit in an East with the red-hot Cavaliers and the potential implosion of the Nets.

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