Defense, particularly the pick-and-roll, has given the Wizards problems to start the season.
Training camps are underway and the 2014-15 NBA season is about a month away.
This is a series to look at how the Wizards stack up against their opponents in the East, where they finished 44-38 last season for a No.
Five of the top six selections in the 2014 NBA Draft lottery landed with teams in the Eastern Conference, including the first four.
Trevor Ariza barely has a voice left after struggling with the flu for the last week. In his last three games, he has been a non-factor on the offensive end.