After months of talking, predicting and debating over if the Washington Wizards would make the playoffs or not this season, the time is finally here.
The Wizards have pleased their fans and themselves by making the playoffs for the first time in five years after fighting through 82 games of the regular season.
But, these 82 games are just the start of something much bigger for a number of reasons. Yes, it's important and exciting that the Wizards are back in postseason action. More than that, though, this season is about the long-term future of the Wizards.
John Wall and Bradley Beal will continue to grow as a backcourt tandem, as this (somewhat) young Wizards team prepares to make many more postseason runs after this year.
Still, a lot can be said about the team the Wizards currently have put together to take on the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs by looking at the team's 82 games this year. Before getting to the first game of the playoff series against the Bulls on Sunday, we need to first look back at who came through for the Wizards in this important year.
All statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com and are accurate as of April 18.