This time last summer it wasn't a forgone conclusion that the Wizards would even make the playoffs. A year later they're expected to compete for the Eastern Conference title.
The addition of Paul Pierce and alternate jerseys apparently aren't the only changes the Wizards will deploy next season.
Reports surfaced over the last 48 hours about insensitive remarks allegedly said by Hawks GM Danny Ferry about fellow Duke alum Luol Deng. The new Miami Heat forward responded on Tuesday.
DeJuan Blair is among a host of players who have been working out at Verizon Center in lieu of training camp that begins Sept. 30.