Because of what has happened in the past, the Wizards are careful to not repeat some of those same mistakes when it comes to assessing players' value off the court as well as on it.
In the end, the Wizards had everything to offer Marcin Gortat and retained the unrestricted free agent Tuesday: The quality point guard he wants to play with in All-Star John Wall, money, and long
The Wizards have a lot of decisions to make as free agency opens Tuesday, but Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza likely will fall in line first before addressing the others.
While the Wizards enter Monday with two key decisions on their hands -- whether or not to extend qualifying offers to Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin so they remain restricted before free agency
As soon as Thursday is complete, after the Wizards are expected to make the 46th selection of the NBA draft, the real work begins.