Al Horford


Ever since the Wizards lost Game 5 to the Atlanta Hawks, on a buzzer-beating putback dunk by Al Horford, Nene has been the focus of the blame at least locally. He should be released.


The NBA playoffs are in the rear view, the draft is officially over. That means free agency takes over the league and the trade market truly takes off.


The most frequent question that comes up about the Wizards going into next season, and the free-agent period that begins Wednesday, is what will happen with Nene.


Unfortunately for Nene, the lasting memory of him in a Wizards uniform will be of Game 5 vs. the Atlanta Hawks when his man, Al Horford, stormed in for the winning putback at the buzzer.


With the Wizards looking toward 2015-16, they'll have to address core roster issues while moving forward.