The Washington Wizards are among the many teams looking for redemption from poor 2009-2010 showings, and are arguably the best candidate for the most improved team heading into this season. Owner Ted Leonsis has taken his formula for rebuilding the Washington Capitals and translated it to his new full ownership of the Wizards.
In keeping with the formula, he constructed a Wizards edition of his 101 things to-do list, facilitated greater fan/player interaction, stressed the importance of the draft and developing talent in-house and building a foundation rather than raiding free agency and patching a team together.
Drafting John Wall, extending Andray Blatche's contract and trading for Kirk Hinrich and Yi Jianlian were all moves made for the future, but don't tell the Wizards not to expect to win this season. They consider this a season of renovation more than rebuilding.