Washington Wizards Offseason: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 9th, 2010 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
The NBA offseason has quieted down as of late in the wake of a whirlwind free agency period and aftermath. As such, it is only natural to try to condense all of the action into qualities and quantities. The Washington Wizards are a team that made a number of roster moves between the draft, trades, and free agency.

Not all of those moves were received with glowing praise, but such is to be expected from a team in the early stages of genuine rebuilding.


The Good

This is a no-brainer for anyone who actively uses theirs, but John Wall is the best thing to come out of this offseason. Washington was projected to pick fifth in the draft, but through some stroke of luck or the cosmic intervention of their late owner, the Wizards managed to leap to the top of the draft after winning the draft lottery. With that pick, they took the first step toward ushering in a new legacy for a beleaguered franchise.

Wall is young, talented, and has a true passion for the game. Nevermind the doubters and haters who claim he has been jaded since his high school days; Wall showed his worth during the Wizards' Summer League in Vegas. For ...

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