While the Washington Wizards have won six out of their last 11 games, giving fans hope for the coming years, the team still faces a daunting offseason after the conclusion of the 2012-2013 season.
These decisions range from bringing in new players, to re-signing current ones, to dealing with the coaching staff and the front office.
If the Wizards make the right decision with these problems, then they are sure to be one of the best teams in the league in the coming years.
All of the items on this list, ordered from least important to most important, are things that the Wizards must address if they want to have a successful offseason and be fully prepared for next year.
It's not out of the question to think they would avoid some of the items on the agenda, but that would be a huge mistake for a team that has a bright future.
Washington will presumably have money to spend, although the salary cap hasn't been determined yet, the cap this season was set at $58.044 million. Heading into the offseason, the Wizards only have $34.85 million in guaranteed contracts, according to HoopsWorld, leaving them with just about $23 million in cap space.
Presumably, Washington will want to use that money to improve them team, setting itself up for a playoff run in 2014.