The Washington Wizards have most recently been labeled, with the exception of John Wall, as the “not so smart” squad of the Eastern Conference thanks to a few comments from Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets (for now).
There is a way that they can redeem themselves next year.
It starts, but doesn’t end, with Wall.
The 2011 Rookie of the Year runner-up has been surrounded by inferior talent for almost his entire time in the league, but there seems to be a turnaround forming. The Wizards brought in veteran Nene Hilario and shipped a member of the “not so smart” faction, JaVale McGee, to Denver.
There are several other steps Washington must take in order to return to mediocrity for next season, because as plenty of Eastern Conference teams have proven, it only takes just enough to make it into the playoffs.