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Ranking the 5 Biggest Offseason Needs for the Washington Wizards
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Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman needs to work with the front office in the offseason to build his team for the future.

If the Washington Wizards really want to be the talk of the nation's capital, there are five main things the front office must address this offseason. 

The more important the need, the more likely addressing that concern will make the Wizards a better team during the 2013-14 season. 

General manager Ernie Grunfeld—as well as the rest of the Wizards' front office—is hampered by the fact that they have some cap space problems that will hold them back from making any major moves in free agency. 

While most people just assume the Wizards are a young team with a bright future, they are currently in the middle of the pack in that category with an average age of 26.1. Therefore, it's important for the Wizards to bring in some younger talent—while using their older players to mentor the new players.

Most of these needs could change depending where the Wizards fall in the draft. They are most likely to fall to the ninth pick, with just under a three percent chance to get the No. 1 overall pick. But that doesn't mean they can't move further up or fall back. 

No matter their draft position, the majority of these five needs should be addressed if Grunfeld wants to keep his job through next year and if the Wizards plan on being a contender in the near future. 

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