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Originally the Chicago Packers when they joined the league in 1961, the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1963 and to Washington, DC in 1973. In Baltimore, and in the organization’s first 24 years in DC, the team was called the Bullets. The Washington Bullets won the franchise’s only NBA Championship in 1978.

The Bullets became the Wizards in 1997, as ownership worried that “Bullets” was too violent. The Wizards play at the Verizon Center, which they share with the NHL’s Washington Capitals.

Michael Jordan became a minority owner of the Wizards after he retired from the Chicago Bulls. After a short time as an owner, Jordan came out of retirement again to play for the Wizards. The team had mixed success: Jordan’s numbers were respectable, especially for his age—he was 40 in his last season—but the Wizards did not make the playoffs in his two years as a player. The Wizards controversially fired Jordan after he retired as a player for the last time.

In 2016-17, the Wizards had their best season since the Bullets won the Western Conference in 1979. The Wizards won the Southeast Division, finishing six games ahead of the second place Hawks and capturing their first division title since ’79. The Wizards defeated the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs before losing in seven games to the Boston Celtics.

The Wizards have one of the best starting lineups in the NBA. Point guard John Wall was an all-star last season and signed a max contract this offseason to stay in Washington. Small forward Otto Porter has continued to develop—he set career highs in most categories—and was sought after in the offseason by the Brooklyn Nets. Shooting guard Bradley Beal also improved last season, scoring over 20 points per game for the first time in his career. The Wizards are an exciting young team, and their dynamic starting lineup should stay intact for a while.

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When do Wizards playoff tickets go on sale?

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Washington Wizards schedule

Browse the listings above to see all upcoming games, and visit the Wizards Schedule page. The regular season starts October 18, 2017, and ends April 11, 2018.

How much do Wizards tickets cost?

There are ticket options for every fan at every price point on SeatGeek. Wizards tickets typically cost $16 and up. For more information about Wizards ticket prices, visit the Wizards Ticket Prices page.

When do the Wizards play the Celtics?

Wizards-Celtics takes place on December 25 and March 14 in Boston and February 8 and April 10 in Washington DC. See our Wizards vs. Celtics matchup page for more information.

Washington Wizards Top Matchups

The Washington Wizards have a number of exciting matchups this season, see below for their top rivalries.