There is not much to be especially excited about in the nation's capital these days. The Redskins are a mess, the Nationals continue to over-reach as they try to get out of the NL East cellar and the Wizards are 8-25, just a game from the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Yet, like Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, John Wall has Washington sports fans eagerly looking toward a future they believe will be brighter than the present.
Wall is already the leader of this team. That is both a good and a bad thing: While it's great to hand him the reins as soon as possible, there are sure to be growing pains. The team strived to surround Wall with some players who can score and take pressure off him, and the team looks poised to get much better over the next few years.
For now, though, read on for a full report card on the Wizards' key individual contributors up to this point in the season.