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Wizards next year

After trading Rashard Lewis for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor, the Wizards look to be quite the different team next year. They've intelligently added some professional veterans to offset the glut of young players they have on their roster. They currently have 6 front court players under contract Nene, Okafor, Vesely, Seraphin, Booker, and Blatche. I do wonder if they'll plan to use the amnesty on Blatche particularly due to his play last year and the strong play of Seraphin and Booker.

It appears likely the Wiz will draft Bradley Beal as long as he's available at number 3. If I had to guess what their starting lineup will be to start next year, it will be:

PG: John Wall

SG: Bradley Beal

SF: Trevor Ariza

PF: Okafor/Vesely/Seraphin/or Booker (so much depends on their offseasons)

C: Nene

Any thoughts from Wizards fans on this?

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After cutting Blatche first

After cutting Blatche first priority is get a veteran pg. Next year will be an improvement I'd say around the 8-10 spot but even still the team is about 2 years away from anything special. I am a little upset Barnes is virtually eliminated from our pick I think he will be special. I do see another trade on the way Booker,Vesely, and Seraphin are on the bench and someone will not see the floor.

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Personally for some reason

Personally for some reason I'm expected more from Beal than Barnes at the pro level. That's just my gut feeling I have at the moment. Bringing in a veteran back-up point guard is essential for the Wizards. It doesn't matter if the guy never gets off the bench and is basically a coach in warm-ups. They need to bring in someone who's been around and can help Wall learn the ropes so he can reach a higher level.

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another lottery year

I don't think they'll improve much. The starting lineup will continue to rotate as they look for a formula for success. Id like to see them get Kentucky's freshmen center next year at the top of the lottery. I do like okafor, he has defense and strong on the boards. I wouldn't be surprised if he started over nene. Since beal is the next eric Gordon the wizard will basically be what the hornet were last y.ear with the addition of wall. whose developing these guys cause it seems like none of the wizards ever progress. Im hoping Jan did some work on his jumper this offso but i doubt it.

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Nene will start at the 4,

Nene will start at the 4, Okafor at the 5... they compliment each other rather well.. I hope this team gets some depth at guard ... sheesh

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I say the line-up looks like

I say the line-up looks like this:

PG: Wall, Crawford

SG: Beal, Crawford

SF: Ariza, Singleton

PF: Nene, Booker/Vesely

C: Okafor, Seraphin

They just don't have enough shooting or overall talent to contend for the playoffs. They struggled on offense last year and the additions of Ariza and Okafor won't change that. They just need to hope to aquire talent through the draft, as it won't come through free agency. This is a team in a long-term rebuilding project. If they ever do build a serious contender around John Wall, it won't be for several years at least.

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That Vesely kid is amazing, a

That Vesely kid is amazing, a lot of potential there. I watched few of his games when he was playing for Partizan and he was awesome. I hope he will grew up to be the same in Washington.

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AJ Price

The Wiz just picked up AJ Price a couple days ago, he's actually a really good fit because he's a solid player, and a really good shooter which John Wall is not.

I'm pretty excited about the Wiz this year, I think they can be really good but it's so hard to predict what you'll get out of some of these guys. I mean, Okafor could produce anything from 7ppg 7rpg 1.2bpg to 13ppg 10.5rpg and 2.2 bpg,(just some rough figures). Nene is somewhat in the same boat. Wall could stay about the same, or he could breakout and go for 20-5-10 and a better shooting percentage. Beal could come out like Eric Gordon, or like Randy Foye. They have a very nice bench but it's the potential that looks good, they haven't produced consistantly yet though (Vesely, Crawford, Seraphin, Booker, Singleton). This is what makes it so interesting though.

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AJ Price

The Wiz just picked up AJ Price a couple days ago, he's actually a really good fit because he's a solid player, and a really good shooter which John Wall is not.

I'm pretty excited about the Wiz this year, I think they can be really good but it's so hard to predict what you'll get out of some of these guys. I mean, Okafor could produce anything from 7ppg 7rpg 1.2bpg to 13ppg 10.5rpg and 2.2 bpg,(just some rough figures). Nene is somewhat in the same boat. Wall could stay about the same, or he could breakout and go for 20-5-10 and a better shooting percentage. Beal could come out like Eric Gordon, or like Randy Foye. They have a very nice bench but it's the potential that looks good, they haven't produced consistantly yet though (Vesely, Crawford, Seraphin, Booker, Singleton). This is what makes it so interesting though.

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Really? That’s it?

Really? That’s it?

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Johnson-Odom is listed at

Johnson-Odom is listed at just 6’2, but he comes from Marquette as an undersized two-guard. To say he’s “undersized” may be a misnomer as Johnson-Odom carries a hefty frame at 215 pounds.

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