Ever since the Wizards lost Game 5 to the Atlanta Hawks, on a buzzer-beating putback dunk by Al Horford, Nene has been the focus of the blame at least locally. He should be released.
The two teams the Washington Wizards faced in the playoffs last season will look different going forward.
Part two of this free agency primer focuses on the bigger NBA picture, but with an eye toward the Wizards.
The NBA playoffs are in the rear view, the draft is officially over. That means free agency takes over the league and the trade market truly takes off.
With the Wizards now knowing for certain that Paul Pierce will opt out of the second year of his contract, they'll proceed as if he's not returning and secure a replacement (It may be a longshot b