5 teams the Wizards will want to scout in Disney bubble
5 teams the Wizards will want to keep an eye on
The Wizards are staying at the Yacht Club resort at the NBA's Disney World bubble, keeping their off-court interactions contained to players on the Blazers, Pelicans, Suns, Spurs and Kings.
But when it comes to watching games, they can check out plenty of head-to-head action during the league's eight-game regular season to start off.
With a playoff spot on the line and a short amount of time to get within four games of the Magic, here's a look at five teams the Wizards should keep an eye on when they aren't playing.
Like we just said, the Wizards need to get within four games of the Magic in order to qualify for a play-in tournament for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
They currently trail Orlando by 5.5 games in the standings and will need some help from them to sneak in. Washington also lost all four of their games against the Magic by a combined 66 points this year, so maybe observing them from the stands will help the Wizards figure out how to beat them.
If the Wizards manage to get within four games of the Magic and beat them in the play-in tournament to earn a playoff spot, a date with the Bucks awaits.
The Bucks were the best team in basketball this season, winning a league-best 53 games before the season was suspended.
The Wizards would be heavy, heavy underdogs in a series with the Bucks, but it'd be worth checking them out to see if they can find a chink in their armor. Washington will also lkely have to play the Bucks during their initial eight-game slate.
The Nets are far in front of the Magic in the standings, so there's a chance the Wizards have to chase them instead down the stretch of the season here.
Washington may even prefer the Nets as an opponent compared to the Magic. The Wizards won both meetings this season and the Nets will still be without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the bubble.
Our own Quinton Mayo pointed out that the Wizards should try to buddy up with Kelly Oubre so he can come back to DC. Even though Oubre won't play for the rest of the season, it'd be worth going to a game or two if you're the Wizards.
They could also take a look at upcoming free agent Aron Baynes, who would be a fantastic addition to the roster if Washington can sign him to the Mid-level exception.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Wizards likely won't have to play the Pelicans in the bubble and New Orleans is in a different conference. So why should they pay any attention?
Probably the same reason the rest of us will: Zion Williamson.