So what teams in the Eastern Conference did the most to improve for the 2015-16 season?
Part two of this free agency primer focuses on the bigger NBA picture, but with an eye toward the Wizards.
About this time last year, Rasual Butler found himself in a similar situation with the Indiana Pacers, who had the best record in the East all season but struggled to close out the season.
Relative to the Charlotte Hornets, the Wizards' recent lapses in play aren't all that bad.
That the NBA is tinkering with the All-Star voting process shouldn't impact the most popular players from being selected by fans.