Nicolas Batum


The seeds had been planted in the previous game, a win against the worst team in the NBA.


Jeremy Lin's thee-pointer with 29 seconds left held off a late charge by the Wizards, who blew a 19-point lead to lose at the Charlotte Hornets for the second time this season.


Matchup: Washington Wizards (6-5) at Charlotte Hornets (8-6)

When: Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (TV: CSN+, via NBC Sports Live Extra) 


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.


Part two of this free agency primer focuses on the bigger NBA picture, but with an eye toward the Wizards.