The Wizards have a pivotal matchup with the Raptors on Saturday, and if John Wall doesn't play that would complicate matters against a team they always have trouble beating.
The Wizards are third and could easily move up to second, but catching the No. 1 Hawks based on their remaining schedule will prove difficult if not impossible.
The Wizards may or may not make a notable deal for help this season. There are several intriguing draft prospects who could help their needs starting next season.
The Wizards didn't get another All-Star among coaches selections on Thursday but there will be plenty of controversy over the picks in the Western Conference.