After five days and eight overall practices, the Washington Wizards take the lessons and play designs they have learned on the road for Sunday's preseason opener at Charlotte.
2012 will surely be a pivotal season for Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, one could even make the argument his future in Washington depends on it.
With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason.
That magical date we've been counting down to for months is nearly upon us. Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in a mere 12 days.