Washington Wizards: 4 Questions for the 2011-12 NBA Season

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Washington Wizards: 4 Questions for the 2011-12 NBA Season
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As bad as the offseason was for Washington Wizards players, the regular season promises to be much worse.

Despite several straight offseasons in the NBA lottery, the Washington Wizards are a long ways away from being a credible playoff team.  

Point guard John Wall has shown occasional flashes of brilliance but still needs to make significant improvements to his game before he can pencil his name on the list of top NBA point guards.  

Shooting guard Nick Young has, at times, displayed a strong ability to score the basketball, but he too has lacked consistency.  

And the Wizards front court still leaves a lot to be desired. The team lacks a low-post scoring threat, and players like Andre Blatche and Javale McGee, while physically talented, are so prone to mental mistakes on the defensive end that opposing front court players consistently take advantage of them. 

Add to that mix a young rookie from the Czech Republic and a second-tier shooting guard who is delusional enough to believe he can be better than Michael Jordan, and you have a roster that may rank worst in the league in terms of collective talent.  

The shortened 2011-12 NBA season promises to be a painful one for the Wizards. Here are four questions facing the franchise.

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