A quick glance at the Washington Wizards roster makes one thing pretty clear: They got better.
In these days of highlight shows and overhyped stars, its sometimes hard to remember that general improvement is the most realistic path. But it is, and as far as that goes, you have to give the Wizards a hearty thumbs up.
Seriously. Compare this years roster to the start of last season. Gone are the knuckleheads, shameless gunners (well, except for maybe Jordan Crawford) and general reasons for team discord. In their place are lunch-pail types who offer underrated contributions without the ball. Think Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza and Nene.
Of course, the biggest reasons for hope remain the dynamic types -- youngsters such as John Wall, Bradley Beal and even Jan Vesely.
Wall is entering his third season, the year in which most coveted draft picks get things figured out. Hell now have Beal next to him, and thats a nice change from last season. Beal may actually pass the ball back on occa...