The consensus, it appears to be nationally, is that the Wizards won't be as good as last season's team, which came a waved off shot at the buzzer from Paul Pierce to force Game 7 in the conference
The confidence that comes from Kelly Oubre, the Wizards' top draft selection in 2015, is worn on his sleeve.
The start of the 2015-16 season remains several weeks away, which means there is time for reflection on what the Washington Wizards accomplished and a chance to look at the NBA road ahead.
John Wall had a remarkable 2014-15 season and accomplished a few career milestones in the process.
After tearing his Achilles last season, DeAngelo Hall got recovery advice from Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who went through the same process.