Drew Gooden


Through 57 games last season, Kris Humphries did his job and did it well.


Recent history suggests that coach Randy Wittman will bring along a rookie like Kelly Oubre slowly, if for no reason other than to make the 19-year old earn his stripes before getting on the court


The chance is here for DeJuan Blair to rebound. Yes, the Wizards will need the backup center to do that exact task anyway, but this is about his career which took a major detour last season.


TOWSON, Md. -- Coach Randy Wittman isn't just giving lip service to small-ball and the Wizards playing at a faster tempo.


For the Wizards to go beyond the second round of the playoffs, where they've lost in six games in the last two seasons, will require key contributors to do a little bit more.