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Wizards are ‘right there’ despite 2-7 start, claims Scott Brooks

Bradley Beal, Russell Westbrook, Wizards, Rui Hachimura, Scott Brooks

The Washington Wizards haven’t exactly had a strong start to the new season. The new-look Wizards side have lost seven out of their nine games thus far, but despite the lackluster start, D.C. head coach Scott Brooks remains positive with the progress of his squad.

Brooks admitted that they remain to be a work-in-progress, but he is also adamant that they will get there eventually:

“We made some subtle changes we have to continue to work on and build on. We’re right there,” said Brooks, via Fred Katz of The Athletic.

Washington suffered another loss on Friday, falling to the Boston Celtics, 116-107. It was a valiant effort from the Wizards, but in the end, the duo of Jayson Tatum (32 points, five rebounds) and Jaylen Brown (27 points, 13 rebounds) proved too much for Washington.

The Wizards have their own dynamic duo, but it was only Bradley Beal who showed up tonight. The All-Star shooting guard finished with a game-high 41 points on 16-of-29 shooting, to go along with four triples, three rebounds, three assists, and a block in 38 minutes of play. Beal has been tearing it up for Washington of late, and it’s just a shame that his heroics have come in losing efforts.

For his part, Russell Westbrook had an off shooting night, going 4-of-16 from the floor 12 points, with four rebounds, eight assists, and a whopping seven turnovers.

As Brooks implied in his statement above, however, the Wizards have shown some potential. It’s just a matter of figuring things out — something that they need to do sooner rather than later.