Wizards' Satoransky doesn't want to face Cavs in first round

Ashish Mathur

If the NBA playoffs were to start today, the Washington Wizards would face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first-round.

The Wizards are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference while the Cavs are at the third spot. Both teams can still drop and jump in the standings.

Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky thinks it's important for Washington to get a higher seed so they can avoid King James and the Cavs in the first-round.

"For me, Cleveland -- it’s not the best option for me, personally," Satoransky said Friday.

Satoransky spoke about how LeBron is 21-0 in his career in the first round, the longest streak in NBA history.

"It’s a stat and stats are meant to be broken," Satoransky said. "But I would probably be pleased with a different matchup for us.”

The Wizards are 1-2 against the Cavs this season. They lost both games on their home floor but were able to steal a win in Cleveland after the All-Star break.

Washington is still without All-Star point guard John Wall, but he is expected to be back for the postseason. Satoransky has been starting in Wall's place and is averaging 7.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists on the season.