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NBA GMs don't have much confidence in the Washington Wizards

Jun 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld speaks to the media during a press conference to introduce Otto Porter Jr. at Verizon Center. Porter was selected with the third pick of the first round in the 2013 NBA Draft. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld speaks to the media during a press conference to introduce Otto Porter Jr. at Verizon Center. Porter was selected with the third pick of the first round in the 2013 NBA Draft. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Why don't the NBA's general managers think Washington has a shot this season? Rafael Suanes USA Today

The Washington Wizards enter the 2015-16 season as a rare breed: the tried-and-true playoff team that decided to remodel its entire offense over the summer.

There have been personnel changes, too, but the most significant shift has been philosophical. Washington wants to play faster, attempt lots of threes and more closely resemble a modern NBA offense. But this change isn't enough to convince the league's general managers that the Wizards are for real.

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In their annual survey, the NBA's GMs only gave Washington a 3.4 percent chance of finishing second in the Eastern Conference. (Second!) A solid 41.3 percent think they'll finish either third or fourth.

The Washington Post's Jorge Castillo has a more thorough breakdown of the results as they relate to the Wizards right here.