Washington Wizards NBA Championship Odds 2023-24

The current Washington Wizards NBA championship odds are . Unfortunately, like many lottery teams, Washington lost out on the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes; it had to settle for the eighth overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. With that pick, the Wizards selected forward Bilal Coulibaly, an uber-athletic 6-foot-8 forward who has the potential to eventually be one of the best wing defenders in the league.

Washington has been able to put a few strong pieces together for the future, but still lacks top-end talent that would allow it to compete with other Eastern Conference titans. The Wizards’ expectations for this upcoming season are low, but take a look at their strength, weaknesses, and futures odds below to see if there is any value!

Washington Wizards NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24

The current odds for Washington futures are located in the table below. It includes championship, conference, division, playoff, and win total odds for the Wizards. 

Washington Wizards NBA Championship Odds & FuturesOdds (Updated April 2024)
2023 NBA Championship Odds
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Southeast Division Winner Odds
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Odds To Reach Playoffs

Washington finally embraced the rebuild: it traded Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Chris Paul and then dealt Paul to Golden State for Jordan Poole. Further, the Wizards moved on from Kristaps Porzingis and brought in Tyus Jones, one of the most turnover-averse point guards in the league.

Additionally, they drafted Bilal Coulibaly, a high-ceiling forward, in the 2023 NBA Draft; he should see the floor immediately for them, but it could take a bit of time for him to reach his potential at the next level. All of these moves add up to Washington opening its arms to the inevitable. It will have to be a bad team for a few years.

Reasons Why Washington Wizards Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship 

Strengths

  • Ball Security: Despite losing Monte Morris, the Wizards still have ball security as a strength because they brought in Tyus Jones, a player whose assist-to-turnover ratio has been borderline unfathomably good over the past several years. Washington’s assist-to-turnover ratio last season was 1.80, which was good for 16th in the NBA, but expect it to improve with Jones at the helm.
  • Young Talent/Upside: For a rebuilding team, there is nothing more valuable than having valuable draft capital and talented young players. While Washington does not have the draft capital of a team like Oklahoma City or Utah, it does have impressive youth. The Wizards were able to snag Bilal Coulibaly and Tristan Vukcevic in the 2023 NBA Draft; they also traded for Jordan Poole, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Tyus Jones.

Weaknesses

  • Chemistry: Washington blew up its roster by trading Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, which was completely necessary for the long-term health of the organization; however, there will be some substantial growing pains, particularly in chemistry. Jordan Poole, Tyus Jones, Bilal Coulibaly, Tristan Vukcevic, Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Ryan Rollins have not played for Washington yet. This is basically a brand new team. There is already a talent disparity between the Wizards and nearly every other NBA team, but the lack of chemistry could cause even more of a struggle than would already be present.
  • Three-Point Shooting: Last season, the Wizards finished 17th in 3P% as a team, but they have moved on from a number of their top three-point shooters, including Kristaps Porzingis, Bradley Beal, Monte Morris, and Will Barton. Corey Kispert is the only returning player who shot better than 40% from deep, while Delon Wright is the only other returner (who played for the Wizards the entire year) that shot better than 33.3% from behind the arc.
  • Paint Presence/Rebounding: Any interior paint presence that the Wizards had defensively with Kristaps Porzingis has vanished; they will start Daniel Gafford (5.6 rebounds per game in just shy of 21 minutes per game during the 2022-23 regular season) at center and Kyle Kuzma at power forward. Gafford and Kuzma are far from elite rim protectors; they also could be considered just average rebounders relative to their position. Further, Corey Kispert starting at small forward with this group is discouraging, as he is a poor rebounder (2.8 rebounds per game in over 28 minutes per game.) Washington is going to get slaughtered in the paint and on the glass in what will likely be their biggest weakness this upcoming season.
Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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