Even With Fewer Stars in Beal’s Orbit, the Wizards Find Their Way

A roster overhaul prioritized depth over big names to surround Bradley Beal in Washington. The new guys — with chips on their shoulders — have come through.

WASHINGTON — Washington, depending on who is in power, has been known for infighting, people bemoaning failure despite lofty expectations, and bursts of optimism punctuating bouts of apathy.

But enough about the old Washington Wizards. Let’s talk about the new ones.

The Wizards, at 11-6, are among the best teams in the N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference. But recent trends say they shouldn’t be. They have only one perennial All-Star — Bradley Beal, who is having an underwhelming season. Their most productive player, Montrezl Harrell, has been

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