So what teams in the Eastern Conference did the most to improve for the 2015-16 season?
This is what is known about the Wizards (33-21), fluctuating between the Nos. 3-5 seeds in the East, going into the final 28 games of this regular season and with Thursday's 3 p.m.
While the Wizards seek out viable, albeit modest help for their vacant 15th roster spot, some notable names could have new homes before Thursday's NBA trading deadline.
The unthinkable almost happened to the Wizards for the second game in a row, but losing to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday would've been far more devastating.
As we creep towards the mid-point of the NBA season many teams are coming to grips with the reality of their situation.