Brook Lopez sat in front of his corner locker draped in red towels. The quirky Brooklyn Nets center wasn't making a fashion statement or an odd protest amid trade rumors.
All of a sudden, those big wins vs. the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs don't look quite as good.
So much for Paul Pierce facing off with Kevin Garnett for the first time since 2007.
This is a series to look at how the Wizards stack up against their opponents in the East, where they finished 44-38 last season for a No.