Why they will be good:
Washington has won seven of its past 10; think that it’s a coincidence that this run coincided with John Wall’s return? Still only 22, Wall still has time to become what everyone wants him to be, even if his climb to superstar status has taken a bit longer than we would have liked. And Bradley Beal’s up-and-down rookie year doesn’t detract from his potential. Three years from now, Washington could have the best backcourt in basketball.
What they need to do:
Find a young big man. Emeka Okafor and Nene are both solid, but both are 30 years old. They won’t be obsolete in three years, but if we’re to believe Washington is going places, the Wizards need a four or a five capable of growing and maturing at the same rate as Wall and Beal.