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Wizards fans should be praying that the franchise doesn’t lose its mind and trade away a first-round pick before the deadline in a win-now move. No possible trade moves the needle for them against a healthy Cavs this year. They have a core now. A core’s that’s soon all going to be being paid like All-Stars. The only way that they’re likely to grow into true contenders over the coming years, alongside the Bucks, Celts, and Sixers, is if they can find support through the draft.

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