Ever since the Wizards lost Game 5 to the Atlanta Hawks, on a buzzer-beating putback dunk by Al Horford, Nene has been the focus of the blame at least locally. He should be released.
No matter what moves the Wizards make this offseason, no projection can be complete without factoring maneuvers made by others in the Eastern Conference.
The Wizards are back to where they began, before ending their six-game losing streak over the weekend.
Maybe the Wizards, particularly Nene, were too keyed up for the Chicago Bulls.
The rivalry between the Wizards and the Chicago Bulls is a spirited one that has produced multiple fines, suspensions and an ejection since last season's playoffs.