NBA Thanksgiving 2019: What each team has to be thankful for

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Washington Wizards

A surprisingly high-powered offense

Unless you’re a Washington Wizards fan, it would probably surprise you to learn that Scott Brooks‘ squad currently boasts the second-best offense in the NBA, putting up a scorching 112.3 points per 100 possessions. Coming into the season, the roster looked like it was basically Bradley Beal, Isaiah Thomas coming off an injury and a bunch of rookies and G Leaguers.

And yet, in a democratic offense where the ball moves and the 3s fly at a franchise-record rate, the Wizards know their personnel. A smattering of role players from IT to Thomas Bryant to Davis Bertans to Rui Hachimura to Moe Wagner is stepping up at the right times to give Beal far more adequate support than anyone expected.

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The Wizards aren’t a good team; they’re currently sporting a 5-10 record, a minus-2.0 point differential and the league’s third-worst defense. But this season was supposed to be downright miserable, and as much as giving up 159 points in a regulation game sounds fitting of that description, at least they’re scoring 158 while they do so.