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Bradley Beal has not produced for Washington early on.
Last but not least... well, the Washington Wizards just might be the least.
It's no surprise that they find themselves in the NBA cellar at the beginning of the new year.
The team has a combined .406 field-goal percentage, easily the worst in the league. Grasping for whatever might work, Randy Wittman is playing everyone on the roster, hoping someone might start hitting shots.
Outside of Nene's .519 mark, no one on the team is shooting efficiently. Bradley Beal is down at a .353 clip, struggling to adjust to the professional game. Chris Singleton and especially Jan Vesely look like they're going to end up busting in Washington.
Of course, it would definitely help this team to have their point guard and their only All-Star-caliber player back.
Fortunately, John Wall should return to the court sometime in January. Even if he's not at full strength, Wall should be a step up from A.J. Price running the point, and hopefully he'll milk a few more wins out of this sorry group.
Jordan Crawford won't be part of that group for long. The volume-shooting guard has a tradable contract and is averaging 16.0 points per game, so he's not going to be in town for much longer.
That will leave Washington with Wall, Beal, Nene, and a whole lot of subpar players. Once again, the Wizards will look to the summer, when they will try to cut their dead weight loose and bring in cost-effective guys to shake things up.
Maybe Wall, Beal, and Nene will gel with another offseason and some fresh blood around them. Maybe not. Looking forward from the end of 2012, it seems like 2013 will only bring the Wizards more of the same.