It's evident in the posture of Otto Porter that he knows he belongs. That didn't always appear to be the case last season when he was a rookie for the Wizards, unsure of himself even as a No.
Next season begins for Otto Porter and Glen Rice on Monday, when the Wizards open a four-day mini-camp at Verizon Center to prepare for Las Vegas summer league play next weekend.
Like the rest of the NBA, the Wizards' free agency plans are on hold until Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James announce where they will take their talents next season.
Before anyone in Washington goes overboard about Nerlens Noel -- and some will -- take into account that Saturday's game was just his first in 18 months and it was in the Orlando summer league.
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.