The rumblings already are there, as they always are, after a team with playoff aspirations after years of underachieving begins 2-7.
Get used to seeing more of Garrett Temple, who only played seven total minutes in the first five games of these season because he took a backseat to Eric Maynor.
The Wizards can make plays, which is how they shot out to a 15-point lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But it seems everything goes wrong when they have a chance to close out the game.
The Wizards (2-6) are banged up physically and are in a bit of turmoil as they try to end their second three-game losing streak of the season.
Signs of progress: Last season only three Wizards were on the NBA All-Star ballot.