October 30th @ Cleveland Cavaliers
John Wall vs. Kyrie Irving? Anderson Varejao vs. Nene?
It's a tasty opening-night clash that features two of the league's best young point guards battling it out on the first night of the season, where passions run high as everyone tries to get their season off to a perfect start.
November 3rd & 7th vs./@ Boston Celtics
One of the quirks of the 2012-13 schedule sees the Wizards take on the Boston Celtics in consecutive games in a sort of home-and-home mini-series. Another tough test for John Wall as he is pitted against assist artist Rajon Rondo and the hard-nosed defensive schemes of Doc Rivers.
November 14th @ Dallas Mavericks
A long trip to visit the 2011 Champion Dallas Mavericks presents a tough end to a three-game road trip that also takes in visits to Indiana and the Charlotte Bobcats over the space of five days. The Mavericks are staring at a lost season, though, as they struck out during summer Free Agency.
November 26th vs. San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs visit Washington on the 26th in another intriguing clash between an elite club and a member of the lower class of the NBA. With the plans set in motion over the summer by the front office, the Spurs will present a tough test again for John Wall, this time as he matches up against the vision of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
Final Prediction: 5-9
Wins: Bucks, Bobcats (2), Jazz, Trail Blazers
Losses: Cavaliers, Celtics (2), Pacers (2), Mavericks, Hawks, Spurs, Knicks