Although the Wizards (22-8) have already beaten the Los Angeles Clippers in a home game, upending the Houston Rockets on the road Monday to open this five-game trip is more significant.
Paul Pierce, Hall of Fame player and trash-talker, went into this five-game road trip promising this is the time of year that he'll turn it on for the Wizards.
If any team knows about roster additions that happen in flow of the season, and without training camp, it's John Wall.
When NBA prognosticators searched for a 2013 lottery team they believed would jump into the 2014 NBA playoffs, typically they picked the Washington Wizards or Detroit Pistons.
Something changed. Something had to change, if the Hoyas wanted to compete at the highest level of college basketball, that is.