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The Washington Wizards scrapped and fought for their place in the playoffs last season after inspired play down the stretch of the regular season vaulted them into the play-in and secured the No. 8 spot in the East. Once there, through, it was obvious they were no match for the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers, and were ousted in five games. 

Since that final loss back in June, Washington got busy reshaping its roster for the upcoming season, highlighted by shipping off All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return the Wizards got back several productive role players to fill out their roster, and made a splash by signing former Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie in free agency. There were also some changes to the coaching staff, as Washington agreed to part ways with Scott Brooks after five seasons with the team. Filling his shoes will be first-time head coach Wes Unseld Jr., who most recently served as an associate head coach for the Denver Nuggets.

With a new coach, revamped roster and still having Bradley Beal in tow -- for now -- the Wizards project to be a better all-around team than the squad they rolled out onto the floor a season ago. Ahead of training camp, here is the Wizards roster and three reasons why  they should make the playoffs this season.

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Washington Wizards roster

Guards: Bradley Beal, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jordan Goodwin, Aaron Holiday, Caleb Homesley, Raul Neto, Cassius Winston

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