After a dreadful 0-9 start, the Wizards can pretty much say goodbye to their playoff hopes.
The Wizards have several pieces that speak to a bright future, though.
John Wall is a proven NBA commodity. Bradley Beal should develop into Washington’s everyday two-guard.
The Wizards, however, are not without their flaws when it comes to selecting future talent in the draft.
Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton have not lived up to expectations.
Vesely has been disappointing in particular since he was picked sixth in the 2011 NBA Draft, ahead of players with considerably more talent such as Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Kenneth Faried, Kawhi Leonard and Chandler Parsons.
The Wizards must avoid another mistake of this magnitude if they are to continue to build towards the future.
Studs like Nerlens Noel and Shabazz Muhammad, proven commodities, should be watched throughout the season.
If the Wizards could pick up one or two more solid young players, they will be well on their way to building from the ground up just as Oklahoma City did.