- The Washington Times - Monday, August 12, 2019

The Washington Wizards appear headed for a rough season, and it seems national TV outlets hardly want anything to do with it. 

The Wizards will have just one nationally televised game this upcoming season — Nov. 8 at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on ESPN. The Wizards, along with the rest of the league, released their schedule Monday.

Washington had eight games on national TV last season. 

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, the Wizards won’t have mainstream appeal next season. The team finished 32-50 last season and Bradley Beal is the team’s only notable star, with John Wall shelved with a torn Achilles. The Wizards spent their offseason rebuilding, letting veterans walk in free agency and collecting a number of young players. Vegas oddsmakers have set Washington’s win total at 28 1/2.

Elsewhere, Washington will begin the season on a three-game road trip, starting Oct. 23 in Dallas. They will make their home debut Oct. 30 against Russell Westbrook, James Harden and the Houston Rockets. 

Other notable home games include: Dec. 8 against the Los Angeles Clippers (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George), Feb.3 against the Golden State Warriors (Stephen Curry) March 28 against the Los Angeles Lakers (LeBron James and Anthony Davis) and April 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans (Zion Williamson). 

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