Positionally speaking, players receive labels such as power forward, point guard and so on. The modern game includes specific identifiers such as stretch-4 or hybrids like combo guards.
MIAMI -- When the Wizards started 2-7 a season ago -- and were pounded in the paint by the bruising bigs of the Detroit Pistons in the opener -- the problem was defense.
MIAMI -- A lot went right for the Wizards in Wednesday's 107-95 regular-season opening loss to the Heat, but a lot also went wrong.
Earlier I posted NBA season predictions
The Wizards have 11 players available, and although coach Randy Wittman likes to keep his lineups close to the vest it's not difficult to predict tonight's starting five vs.