2009-10 record: 26-56
Fifth place, Southeast Division
Did not make the playoffs
G Gilbert Arenas
C Andray Blatche
F Al Thornton
G Nick Young
C JaVale McGee
G Mike Miller (unrestricted)
G Randy Foye (restricted)
G Earl Boykins (unrestricted)
C Fabricio Oberto (unrestricted)
G Mike James (unrestricted)
G Javaris Crittenton (unrestricted).
Areas of strength:
Andray Blatche put up solid numbers following the All-Star break, while JaVale McGee, who's an inch taller at 7-foot, gives the Wizards a pair of intriguing if unproven big men. With minutes and maturity, they could blossom into solid starters.
After trading Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler during the mid-season fire sale, the Wizards were left without a consistent scorer at the swing positions. Al Thornton and Nick Young are the best of the lot, but they're still developing.
Two stats that matter:
94 out of a possible 328 -- That's how many games Kwame Brown, the last No. 1 overall pick by the Wizards, started before he was dumped.
4 -- that's how many seasons he lasted in Washington.
The way to go:
John Wall. There's no debate. Even if the Wizards hang onto Gilbert Arenas, Wall is the showman that Washington needs in order to draw a crowd and get forgiveness for 2009-10. Washington could use this draft to instill goodwill among the customers.