After the NBA had an extended break for All-Star Weekend, teams are now back to work.
If the Washington Wizards needed a reminder how things could be worse, the latest news involving Derrick Rose should do the trick.
Barring injury or an unforeseen transition, there are five contenders in the Eastern Conference. That includes the John Wall-fueled Washington Wizards, their current two-game slide aside.
With their second win in a row vs. the Chicago Bulls, 105-99 on Wednesday, the Wizards (27-12) are on a nice run heading into a weekend back-to-back with the Brooklyn Nets.