|2009-10 Team Rating|
|25th Overall||18th Overall|
2009-10 Season Stats
Wiz found a pair of foreigners, veteran Yi Jianlian of China and first-rounder Kevin Seraphin, a 6-9 French banger, to add depth up front. Yi might help; Seraphin's a project.
Kirk Hinrich and John Wall join Gilbert Arenas to form the league's most intriguing backcourt. Assuming Gilbert stays, will they be happy together? Does Josh Howard have anything left?
No shot-blocker or ace stopper was added to a middle-of-the-pack defensive team, although returning 7-footer JaVale McGee did have a good camp. Wall has quick hands, too.
Hilton Armstrong hasn't done anything to distinguish himself in the NBA, maybe a change in scenery from the Hornets to Wizards will help.
Is Flip Saunders a good fit for a rebuilding team? This isn't what he signed up for originally, but there's no choice now. Good luck with Andray Blatche.
The Wizards' summer can be whittled down to two people: Wall and Ted Leonsis, who took over as the new owner. They will dictate much of what happens to this franchise in the near (and possibly distant) future. The Wiz also got a pair of rotation guys (Hinrich and Yi) for nothing because they were salary dumps. Basically, it was just short of a super summer for the Wizards, given what they went through last season.
But they still have Arenas; therefore, their summer wasn't truly a smash, assuming they tried to trade him and found no takers. Do they feel Arenas has turned himself around? Or will he influence Wall in the wrong way?
Explanation of Marking System
|Golden State Warriors||D+|
|Los Angeles Clippers||C|
|Los Angeles Lakers||A|
|New Jersey Nets||B|
|New Orleans Hornets||C|
|New York Knicks||B|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||A|
|Portland Trail Blazers||B|
|San Antonio Spurs||B+|