A crowd estimated at 2,100 filed into the Patriot Center at George Mason University Tuesday night, lured by games of roulette, the Wizards dance team and a free performance by rapper Wale.
For Trevor Ariza, life has always been about new beginnings. About having the strength and courage to move forward without forgetting the past.
Its been 27 years now, but Wizards coach Randy Wittman can still remember the feeling he had entering his third season in the NBA.
Since last making the playoffs in 2007-08, the Wizards have finished no better than 26th in the 30-team NBA.