The Washington Wizards didn't make any big headlines during the lockout or in the weeks leading up to their 2011-2012 season opener. After their first 48 minutes of the season against a weakened New Jersey Nets' squad, it isn't likely that the Wizards will make many headlines during the season, either.
As season openers go, Washington's was memorable for the early lead and forgettable for the subsequent collapse.
The Wizards have a lot of youth on the roster this season, but that is no excuse for failures on the court. Against the Nets, the Wizards looked out of sorts and did very little to encourage the fans of future success. Here are a few reasons to be concerned after Washington's first game of the season.