The Wizards looked closely at drafting Nerlens Noel last year, and the 6-10 center will finally get a chance to show if his knee has healed fully at Orlando's summer league.
John Wall and Trevor Booker entered the league in 2010 with a similar issue: The inability to shoot. Both improved in that area this past season. Will Booker be around this season is the question.
The Magic lagged far behind the Wizards and others in the Southeast Division. With their intriguing roster and two lottery selections - perhaps Australian Dante Exum , expect a different story next year.
Otto Porter became the pick for the Wizards when they jumped from eighth to third in the draft lottery, but center Steven Adams was on their radar and has made an impact in the playoffs.
In 13 of their last 15 games, including the playoffs, the Wizards held opponents to less than 100 points and it began with point guard John Wall.