The Washington Wizards are a Washington D.C based professional basketball team, which was previously known as Washington Bullets. Washington Wizards are the members of National Basketball Association (NBA).
The club which is now known as the Wizards began play as the Chicago Packers in the year 1961–62 seasons. The next season, the team changed their name to the Chicago Zephyrs. In the year 1963 the franchise moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and became the Baltimore Bullets no relation to the 1940s–50s Bullets franchise. In the first year of Wizards in Baltimore, the Bullets finished 4th in a 5–team Western Division.
Before the 1964–65 NBA season the Bullets pulled off a blockbuster trade, sending some good players like Terry Dischinger, Rod Thorn and Don Kojis to the Detroit Pistons for Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry and Wali Jones. The trade did work out well. Howell proved to be a hustling, very sound player who helped the Bullets to get into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. In the 1965 NBA Playoffs, the Bullets won over the St. Louis Hawks by 3–1 win and advanced to the Western Conference Finals. In the finals, Wizards managed to split the first four games with the Los Angeles Lakers before losing the series 4–2.