Figuratively, the Wizards gave the game ball after Saturday's home-opening win to Paul Pierce.
An elite draft pick such Jabari Parker can change the prospects for an NBA team, even one as bad as the Milwaukee Bucks who won just 15 games last season.
The small lineup of the Milwaukee Bucks has given the Wizards trouble, but now that they've been forced to play "small ball," too, since Nene's injury they should be better prepared to defend.
O.J. Mayo will not be in uniform for the Milwaukee Bucks when they meet the Wizards for the third time this season Saturday, which doesn't necessarily mean anything.