It's hard to believe that just a few seasons removed from the disastrous Gilbert Arenas situation and Rashard Lewis' contract that the Washington Wizards fans are thinking playoffs, and all because of the prospect of the team's starting five for the 2013-14 season.
After slowly rebuilding through the draft, the Wizards are ready to roll out their best starting lineup in years.
There have been some slip-ups along the way, such as John Wall's injury that took him out of the lineup for the first half of last season and the 2011 draft. But through the draft and several crafty trades by team president Ernie Grunfeld, the Wizards have rebuilt their roster and are ready to be contenders.
The Wizards are primed to have a solid mix of young talent and proven veterans who, together, have a reasonable chance to make basketball relevant again in the nation's capital.