Part of being taken seriously as a contender, not just a playoff team, is the approach when the lights aren't the brightest such as practices and exhibition games.
The results of exhibition games don't matter much to coach Randy Wittman, but the hope is that the good habits the Wizards have learned stay.
Unlike an offseason ago, when Nene did virtually nothing but rest, he did a 180-degree turn and played for Brazil's national team and the result is coming into camp in top condition.
The Wizards held their first day of training camp on Tuesday on the Verizon Center main court. Media members typically enter for the final few minutes or so of practice.
Training camp opens today at Verizon Center, and while most of the spots on the depth chart should be obvious some aren't pending how coach Randy Wittman tinkers with his roster.