The Washington Wizards have plenty of variables that will decide their fate in the upcoming season. However, they do have the potential to crack the playoffs if all goes well.
This, of course, depends a lot of just how their pivotal players perform together.
With a rather new look, Washington has some nice pieces who all bring something vital to the team. A young, and possibly deadly, back court will look promising next to the newly-acquired big men inside. The aspect of a proper rotation and progression could help the Washington Wizards shoot up the standings compared to last season.
More than anything, the Wizards should focus on developing their budding players into formidable contributors. With depth and youth almost everywhere, Washington is on the right tracks in terms of becoming a more realistic contender in the near future.
However, that doesn't mean they can't sneak up and snag a playoff berth this season. For that to happen, look for these players to have big seasons for Washington.