Ranking the Top 25 Players in Washington Wizards History

August 9th, 2013 by Jack Owens Leave a reply »
For a franchise that has undergone a number of changes since its 1961 inaugural season, the Washington Wizards have seen their fair share of All-Star-caliber players.

Born in Chicago, the franchise began as the Packers, but the nickname was promptly changed the following year to the Zephyrs.

Where were you on that one, Bears fans?

Perhaps Bears fans did intervene. After a brief tenure, the Chicago Zephyrs moved to Baltimore in 1963. They would stay for 10 years.

Each of their three Hall of Famers spent some time in Baltimore. When the Bullets moved to the longtime home of the Washington Redskins, Laurel, Maryland, they became the Capitol Bullets.

Their 1978 championship remains the franchise's only championship win and was one of three finals appearance in franchise history.

That championship squad is also the source of the three best players on this list.

Under the Wizards nickname, Washington has not been able to recapture its storied Bullets past. The modern-day franchise can still lay claim to nine spots on this list, but ultimately, the 16 claimed by the Bullets is telling.

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