Now that the expected has happened -- the Wizards and Bradley Beal did not reach an agreement on an extension to his rookie scale contract -- this is what it all means:
A victory meant more to the Miami Heat than it did the Wizards, who stuck with reserves in a close game down the stretch Wednesday.
So what teams in the Eastern Conference did the most to improve for the 2015-16 season?
With the intense NBA offseason cooling down, there is time for reflection on what the Washington Wizards accomplished and a chance to look at the road ahead.
There are more questions about the Wizards after Friday's 99-97 victory vs. the Miami Heat than there are answers.