The deck seems stacked in favor of the Wizards going into Saturday's game vs. the Orlando Magic, who won't have D.C.
The NBA season tips off tonight, beginning with the Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans at the defending champion Golden State Warriors.
It's time to reveal players No. 40 through 31 on our NBA Top 50 list. Wizards fans will recognize a lot of faces from the Southeast Division represented here.
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.